E90Post
 


ECS BMW
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > Canada > Winter storm!!



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
farbmw
Brigadier General
 
farbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M4 6SPD MANUAL!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto

Posts: 3,898
iTrader: (10)

Winter storm!!

Hi all,

Just wandering how everyone's BMW made out with the first real snow storm in a while?

Mine made out like a bandit!

I left from Downtown Toronto @ 5:45am and drive to Guelph with no problem, I just took my time and let the wavetrac do all the work.

DSC light never came on.

How did the rest of you fared?
__________________
Have BT Tool professional, will scan and clear codes on your BMW. And now I am able to code my 2011 335is and M4

Link to my M4 euro delivery! http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1006526
farbmw is offline   Trinidad_and_tobago
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 01:22 PM   #2
Bladerunner
Captain
 
Bladerunner's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 e92 335xi
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: mississauga

Posts: 602
iTrader: (6)

snow tires + x-drive= no problem!!!
Bladerunner is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #3
bling_singh
Private First Class
 
bling_singh's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 E92
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 195
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bladerunner View Post
snow tires + x-drive= no problem!!!
+1

Was driving home around 2am, car's nose was always pointing forward, even on the unplowed country roads north of Brampton.
__________________
Wide open road, wide open throttle.
bling_singh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #4
jim.e.
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 07 E90
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Brampton//Markham

Posts: 519
iTrader: (3)

Snowstorm lol - this was nothing. Curious how the people in Montreal were, that was a shit show for me last year.
jim.e. is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 01:47 PM   #5
Kbimmer
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Brampton

Posts: 295
iTrader: (3)

Rear Traction + Manual Tranny = Had tons of fun !

But I have to say, I got some cheapo winters (Sailun Ice Blazers) and they actually held pretty good
__________________
'11 335i Sapphire Black on Chestnut Brown + Premium | Cold Weather | M-Sport
'06 325i Black on Terracota + Sports | Premium | Cold Weather - SOLD
'99 323i Silver on Black + Sports | Cold Weather - SOLD
'97 328i Black on Black - SOLD
Kbimmer is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
demontwinz
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 335i e92
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 455
iTrader: (0)

i got out at 6:50 am and got to work at 8:00. it wasnt' so bad. I just drove really slow.

snow tires and defensive driving.
__________________
demontwinz is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #7
dassub
Captain
 
dassub's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 325i 6MT
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Toronto

Posts: 743
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
My car looks like it's been through hell and back.. and it loved every minute of it!

Edit: On an unrelated note, I love how my new phone (HTC One X) takes wide screen pics..
Attached Images
 
dassub is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #8
ASPEC135i
Lieutenant
 
Drives: sideways always
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: location, location

Posts: 486
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kbimmer View Post
Rear Traction + Manual Tranny = Had tons of fun !
+1

Gotta hate salt and slush though. Their existance and my OCD towards my car is not a comfortable mix haha

ps- purpose of this thread was just for op to rub his wavetrac lsd in our faces haha kidding!
ASPEC135i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
tcharged
goesfurious
 
Drives: bunch of them
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Toronto

Posts: 186
iTrader: (1)

drove through unpaved snowdrifts on highway 5/dundas street last night and country roads in the Burlington area. Car held well and kept going straight with the Nanking's I have on it! I just drive extra cautiously and slowly!
tcharged is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 04:30 PM   #10
farbmw
Brigadier General
 
farbmw's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 M4 6SPD MANUAL!
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Toronto

Posts: 3,898
iTrader: (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ASPEC135i View Post
+1

Gotta hate salt and slush though. Their existance and my OCD towards my car is not a comfortable mix haha

ps- purpose of this thread was just for op to rub his wavetrac lsd in our faces haha kidding!
you know I thought of that after I posted and was hoping that no one would post on that. Good call LOL!
__________________
Have BT Tool professional, will scan and clear codes on your BMW. And now I am able to code my 2011 335is and M4

Link to my M4 euro delivery! http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1006526
farbmw is offline   Trinidad_and_tobago
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 05:07 PM   #11
KCX_335xi
Major
 
KCX_335xi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335xi e92 | 2013 e70 X5
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oakville, ON

Posts: 1,027
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bladerunner View Post
snow tires + x-drive= no problem!!!
same here !
KCX_335xi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #12
dassub
Captain
 
dassub's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 325i 6MT
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Toronto

Posts: 743
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
X-Drive not needed when you have a 6MT and Nordfrost 5's on
Although not having the power to the wheels of a 335 also helps.
dassub is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #13
bulldog x6
Major General
 
Drives: x6 panzer
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: probably work

Posts: 5,023
iTrader: (28)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bladerunner View Post
snow tires + x-drive= no problem!!!
bulldog x6 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 05:57 PM   #14
Crulexis
First Lieutenant
 
Crulexis's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i // E92
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Toronto - GTA

Posts: 330
iTrader: (1)

Does LSD Make much of a difference in snow?

For me with Dunlop winter sport 3D the dsc light comes often
__________________
E92 335i 6MT | Jet Black | Saddle Brown
COBB AP | VRSF Catless D.P's | BMS DCI | BMW Performance 313 Rims | Gloss Black Kidney Grills | LUX V8 V3's | WeissLicht PY24W
Crulexis is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 06:59 PM   #15
12beat
Second Lieutenant
 
12beat's Avatar
 
Drives: it's nice
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: 2 cars ahead of you

Posts: 241
iTrader: (1)

Made it to the bottom of my driveway, turned around and took the Jag to work. Although I have LSD I was afraid of getting stuck in the deep snow. Tripping the light like a xmas tree!
12beat is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #16
BmerMeUp
Lieutenant
 
BmerMeUp's Avatar
 
Drives: Cinderella: 2008 E91 328xi
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ontario

Posts: 435
iTrader: (0)

My 328xi E91 wrapped in General's - suhweet. Flipped winter the bird and did figure-8's in a parking lot with DSC/DTC turned all the way off, just to rub it in.

However, my brother called from Ottawa and said he took kids tobogganing and saw a lady demonstrating the "Canadian Car Chase" TV scene in her M5... can't be good at everything, I guess.

(I am not affiliated with the advertiser in any way...just the beginning part is funny...)
BmerMeUp is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
Wolf 335
Lieutenant
 
Wolf 335's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: GTA

Posts: 504
iTrader: (0)

i was driving sideways on 400 but made it home
Wolf 335 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 09:02 PM   #18
BRAISKI
Colonel
 
BRAISKI's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 335xi e92 M-Pak
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: GTA/KW, Canada

Posts: 2,378
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335xi  [3.50]
x-drive + winter tires = TANK!
BRAISKI is offline   Spain
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 09:16 PM   #19
max_k20
Bavarian Love
 
Drives: 2009 E92 335xi
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Quebec, Canada

Posts: 154
iTrader: (0)

Couldnt even leace my house because of snow beeing high to about the headlights (and still higher than intercooler in the street). But when I was able to exit my house/street it was going perfectly. Xdrive for the win !
__________________
2009 E92 335xi - MT6 - Black Sapphire Met - Coral Red Leather - Sport & Cold Weather Pkg - VMR VB3 Gunmetal - Black Grilles - Aero Lip - CF Trunk Spoiler - LUX Angel Eyes V4 - BMS CDV & Clutch Stop - BMS Cowl Filters - BMS OCC - RD Front Strut Brace - COBB AP V3 - COBB Catback Exhaust - Injen DCI - BW Little Nicky - Daily Driven
max_k20 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #20
335alive
i accidentally the verb
 
Drives: 08 E90 335i
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: caledon, ontario

Posts: 660
iTrader: (2)

didn't even bother. long uphill driveway, RWD, and no snow tires til next week...yeah.
__________________
'08 monaco blue E90 335i 6MT. sport pkg. premium pkg. black leatherette. brushed aluminum trim. M-Tech shift knob/boot. M3 mats. matte black kidneys. carbon performance trunk spoiler. blacklines. MTEC angel eyes. JB4. aFe stage 2 intake. custom downpipe-back stainless exhaust with 4" tips. mechunik plate mount. 19x9/19x10 +24 style 95's with 10mm BMS spacers in the rear.
335alive is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 10:43 PM   #21
boman993
Private
 
boman993's Avatar
 
Drives: 993 C4S, E91 328ix, E36 323ic
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Toronto, Canada

Posts: 72
iTrader: (0)

xDrive + Hankook iPikes = BEAST!! Traction light came on once!
boman993 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #22
MOAB
Major
 
MOAB's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche & BMW
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,077
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335alive View Post
didn't even bother. long uphill driveway, RWD, and no snow tires til next week...yeah.
you've been driving the month of December with summer performance tires?
__________________
March-November - '09 C4S (PDK, Akrapovic)
December-February - '00 323 (only mod - snow tires)
MOAB is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:57 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST