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nrubenstein
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:20:44 PM
So I went over to VA for lunch today.

Let's just say that I really enjoyed the looks on other people's faces as I went by them. Particularly the guy in the Audi with summer tires.

I did not, however, enjoy dealing with all these idiots who ended up blocking vast amounts of traffic. It took me 90 minutes to get back because people were creeping up the hills and getting stuck.

http://www.nrubenstein.com/images/m3 rf snow full.jpg
http://www.nrubenstein.com/images/m3 rf snow.jpg
http://www.nrubenstein.com/images/m3 rr snow.jpg

Rev8k
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:24:09 PM
How could you do that to such a nice car? j/k... :beer:

MJS
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:26:05 PM
Nice! Ya gotta like snow tires!

My new Subie with all-seasons sucks in the deep stuff. D@mn RE92's! Directional stability and turning is the worst. And they're brand new!

Can't wait till I get a set of dedicated snows with that thing. Muhahaha!

Rez
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:32:46 PM
I love the front shot of your car in the snow, awesome. :beer:

ROCKV7
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:36:18 PM
We've been slammed by at least 12" of snow here west of Chicago and my snows work great.

Idz21
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:39:19 PM
what kind of car is that? :???:

ROCKV7
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:42:26 PM
what kind of car is that? :???:
Who are you asking?

Idz21
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:43:59 PM
Who are you asking?
the creator of this post

Moogle
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:45:15 PM
id, got pics?

Idz21
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:48:03 PM
id, got pics?
Even though I don't like you, I'll respond to your post.

Uh....they are in the photo factory being manufactured to spec...they'll be here i have to go pay for them in two weeks

DaBean
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:50:53 PM
Those are awesome shots!!!
gotta love the snow!

e36M3r
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:53:34 PM
Nice pics! Bavaria is known for some cold weather so BMWs are typically pretty good. Good heaters, defrosters, etc... I looks cold there, it's been nice here now that the rain is gone.

So I went over to VA for lunch today.

Let's just say that I really enjoyed the looks on other people's faces as I went by them. Particularly the guy in the Audi with summer tires.

BigHat
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:55:30 PM
Just kidding.

In your area -- Arlington, VA. No snow tires, so in the garage.

nrubenstein
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 09:58:44 PM
what kind of car is that? :???:
You're kidding, right?

anothertoy
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 10:07:41 PM
nick, what is your wheel + snow tire setup?

nrubenstein
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 10:23:46 PM
I'm using 17x8" OZ Superleggeras with 225/50-17 Dunlop Graspic DS-2 tires.

For serious snow driving, I'd probbaly recommend that you keep a set of chains in the trunk. (Well, the wire stuff.) It's not necessary, but it could save your butt in a really ugly situation, or if the snow gets REALLY deep.

Mpassioned
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 10:25:13 PM
I like the ice fangs in the front, looks hungry!

Idz21
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 10:37:07 PM
You're kidding, right?
http://www.orderofronin.com/forums/images/smilies/no.gif

nrubenstein
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 10:40:40 PM
http://www.orderofronin.com/forums/images/smilies/no.gif
Well, it's one of two things:

Either it's a 325 or 330 with a SHITLOAD of bodywork, or it's an M3. While I do think it's grossly underpowered, I'm still pretty sure it's got an S54 under the hood. I guess that makes it an M3.

And why the hell would you think that it's anything but an M3?

Idz21
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 10:50:22 PM
Well, it's one of two things:

Either it's a 325 or 330 with a SHITLOAD of bodywork, or it's an M3. While I do think it's grossly underpowered, I'm still pretty sure it's got an S54 under the hood. I guess that makes it an M3.

And why the hell would you think that it's anything but an M3?
mliner told me it's a 323i

nrubenstein
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 10:53:15 PM
mliner told me it's a 323i
Then he's either an idiot, a lying bastard, or both.

ddreyfu
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:09:49 PM
I'm in VA without snow tires...so the baby stays in the garage :(

Sebony
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:10:00 PM
Off topic: is it Mystical Blue?

luxautodetail
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:23:25 PM
Idz...I LOVE THE QUOTE....lol....to spec...lol

SOURCE1064
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:26:12 PM
My manager sent me home at 3 because he was worried that my car would get stuck otherwise. The M did well in the snow with the snow tires the only area I had a problem was getting off the highway where it wasn't plowed. My car almost got stuck due to lack of ground clearance, otherwise very impressive with the Pirellis. Major difference compared to the pilot sports I had on last winter.

sking
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:55:35 PM
It is snowing up here in Boston (Approx 2-3 inches right now) and my M was perfect in the snow with my Pirelli snows

A3r0pusH
Sat, Jan-22-2005, 11:58:35 PM
ill stick with the dry, sometimes flooded, streets of so. cal.......snow and me have never met eye to eye but awesome that you could get tires that worked in the snow

HaroldC
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:02:24 AM
Yep, they make pretty good snowmobiles with snow tires .....

http://members.roadfly.com/haroldc/DSC00194.jpg

splitrock
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:05:24 AM
The M3's looks so beautiful in the snow. As though that it was meant to be.

DaBean
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:09:51 AM
The M3's looks so beautiful in the snow. As though that it was meant to be.

They really do.. esp. when taken in the right light...

acitydweller
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:33:27 AM
are the gentleman here with snow tires using the same sized 17" wheels all around. Does this setup require spacers?

DaBean
Sun, Jan-23-2005, 12:46:56 AM
Mine should have spacers, but I didn't get them (first of all because I bought my wheels used, and second of all because I dont care about looks and cornering performance in the winter). They do clear the brakes with no problems though.