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      12-02-2007, 07:32 AM   #1
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Don't get too crazy on the road today.

Just a reminder for anyone who has stock RFT's. I drove to the airport today early in the morning....let me tell you it wasn't pleasent almost skidding out on the highway going 40mph while fwd and awd cars were doing 70. Damn RFT's i think they should at least made them more suitable for all weather since they're stock. :
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      12-02-2007, 08:47 AM   #2
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are you on stock 18" rft's? those are performance tires made for the summer.
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are you on stock 18" rft's? those are performance tires made for the summer.
+1, Dude get a set of new rims + snow tires or put on All-Seasons, those tires are not meant for winter driving. If you continue we'll see a thread with the title "crashed my car" from you.

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put some snow tires on ASAP
I've experienced stock RFT in winter
they are useless and dangerous
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      12-02-2007, 11:21 AM   #5
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You'll pretty much have the same issue with any summer tire. One day I thought that I could drive 5mins to the LIRR station from my house in my summer RFT's through only a 1/4" of snow. My car almost ended up taking out an electrical pole when trying to stop while only going ~10mph. Thank god nothing happened and I learned my lesson. They are not meant to drive on ANY snow whatsoever.

If you want a good cross between performance and snow, get the Michelin Pilot Sport AS. I have them on my E46 330i and that car drives pretty effortlessly through the snow. Traction during the warmer months is great as well.
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anyone w/o an xi and with the all seasons drive today? if so, did you have any troubles?
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      12-02-2007, 12:34 PM   #7
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if i don't have the sports package then its all-season tires?
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It's days like today that make me glad I got an xi. Drove this morning , no problem. Pushed it a little harder that I probably should but it handled nicely.
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      12-02-2007, 12:53 PM   #9
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It's days like today that make me glad I got an xi. Drove this morning , no problem. Pushed it a little harder that I probably should but it handled nicely.
sometimes I really miss awd. Ive had an a4,s4,wrx,sti and now rwd. I wish you could get the same sports package the rwd one has on the xi.then I would have bought one.
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i drove to the city to go to work today at like 6 am.......did fine just crusin at 40-60 not bad i have 17"" RFT'S....i wanna get my toyo proxes back those were great in da snow
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      12-02-2007, 06:11 PM   #11
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It's days like today that make me glad I got an xi. Drove this morning , no problem. Pushed it a little harder that I probably should but it handled nicely.
Keep rubbing it in didnt go anywhere today besides to clean the snow off my windows and get the temp up a lil...
P.S. my tmp said one of my tires was low probaly due too the weather lOl.
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Echoing the above - you are most likely driving on summer tires. All season RFT's are really not bad - nor are Winter RFT's. Seriously you need to change those tires or you're doomed.
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The all-season RFTs are great. I was out in my neighborhood driving and there was a slick patch ahead with no cars around, so I decided to slam on the brakes while going 20 mph to see what would happen. And the car handled perfectly, I could feel the DTC/DSC working and the car stayed straight and broke pretty well.

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What happens when you get a flat tire without your runflats?
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What happens when you get a flat tire without your runflats?
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I am still running my summer tires. And I have RWD. I LOVE IT> But snow's will be going on soon.
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no problems here with winter runflats. dunlop wintersport M3 DSSTs
just gotta take it easy on the gas...
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drove from LI to brooklyn today with my xi and 17" all season rft's. it was definately better than my old fwd cars but it wasnt as great as i was expecting. I think i may invest in some snow tires to get ready for the larger snow storms
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Lucky I have my Navigator for the heavy snow!

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hahaaa 100% agree lmao
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Lucky I have my Navigator for the heavy snow!

i miss my ML:sad0147:
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put some snow tires on ASAP
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nothing to do with the fact they're RFT, the stock 18" are SUMMER tires.
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