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      11-06-2012, 09:24 AM   #67
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My new OEM 197's plastidip'ed wrapped in Sotto Zeros RFTs...

Finally, I no longer hate my winter set.
looks good!
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      11-06-2012, 09:38 AM   #68
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and great weather this weekend for a car wash and changing winter tires..
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      11-06-2012, 12:03 PM   #69
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It's snowing in North York now. So I totally called it by changing them last weekend.
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      11-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #70
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Dipped my winter M3 reps....hope it holds up. I put on about 5 coats. You?
I did about the same, with some corrections on Saturday as the spokes were not that easy to fully cover.... Love the black look, will get them refinished in the spring to glossy black..
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      11-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #71
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      11-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #72
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Switched Friday. Not much snow yet in SW Ontario but the summers were already starting to give up in the cold temps and I didn't want to get caught out.
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      11-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #73
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what else do you guys do for your winter mode other than switching tires? im gonna do a winter prep detail this weekend, and install a clear film on the front of the hood which i will take off in spring (too many chips in my paint from salt)
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thanks!



yup they're 17" motegi mr118. with blizzak lm-60... i have a 5mm spacer on in the front and waiting for the 12mm spacers for the back. wish i went 18s though, but i didnt know better at the time when i got them.
Your winters look great! Did you get an alignment done after putting your winters on? Or are you sitting on your stock springs and just simply swapped? I'll be swapping soon. M3 reps 17's and I too wish I had 18's instead.
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      11-07-2012, 09:22 AM   #75
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Your winters look great! Did you get an alignment done after putting your winters on? Or are you sitting on your stock springs and just simply swapped? I'll be swapping soon. M3 reps 17's and I too wish I had 18's instead.
i just got an alignment last weekend before putting the winters on because the rear of my car was kicking out on bumps on the highway (turns out it was because of cold hard balding rear tires and too stiff of a setting on rear suspension)... but i just threw the winters on after. debating if i should raise up the car a tiny bit for winter... if i do then i will have to get an alignment done again
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what else do you guys do for your winter mode other than switching tires? im gonna do a winter prep detail this weekend, and install a clear film on the front of the hood which i will take off in spring (too many chips in my paint from salt)
i usually spray the underbody with some rustproof oil, i doubt it does much, but i guess it doesn't hurt to do it before winter's salt

for my older cars with no more warranty, i lithium grease the hinges.
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Swapped rims yesterday.

Boneheads at the repair shop probably didn't use a torque wrench when replacing my rim.

Then found my vehicle was missing one locking bolt and jack pad.

Good news is that the ride is a little softer on winter shoes.
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      11-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #78
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Whoa so many people have switched...I guess I should do it soon.

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I think I'm gonna switch next week.
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      11-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #80
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Considering it's going to be 15 degrees this Sunday (low of 7). I'm going to hold off till then.
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      11-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #81
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Switched today I miss the warm weather already

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Man those winters have some grip.......ice+momentum surely not an issue compared with defying gravity!

Most of us Westerners swapped a week or two back.
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just picked up my winters from the states today, gonna get them installed this weekend!
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Man those winters have some grip.......ice+momentum surely not an issue compared with defying gravity!

Most of us Westerners swapped a week or two back.
lol when i was viewing it on the Ipad the Picture was ok now i see what you mean
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just picked up my winters from the states today, gonna get them installed this weekend!
how much did you save? and what did you get?
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Winter tire going on tommorow. My 189 wheels will become my winter tire (wrapped im sotto zero rft) and I'm gonna save up and buy avantgarde m310 wheels this winter !
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because its only "warm" this weekend then you'll be seeing temps like earlier this week.. plus i think many of us had summer tires which were on their last season.. i know my rear ones were unsafe to drive on
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