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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Nov-13-2017, 03:59:07 PM   #11
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Default Question about Tires: Michelin PS4s (and tires in general)

If youíre going to actually get some rubber then just get dedicates snow tires instead of half assing with DWS06. I just found a cheap set of OEM 18s for my car. I paid $600 for those mounted on decent performance winters!

I have used Bridgestone Blizzak LM snows, Dunlop 3D Snows, and Pirelli snow sports. I have been happy with Blizzak LM60 or Pirelli 240 Snowsports. That being said my climate in Vancouver is most probably different to your location. We get wet/heavy snow here mostly because the temperature hovers near the freezing mark and rarely turns into bitter polar vortex cold.

I havenít got stuck though even with bumper high snow as long as I keep it moving. Knowing Iím also driving a lowered RWD with winters doesnít excuse me from driving this car with RWD common sense. Itís not as bulletproof in the slippery as an AWD or FWD car with more ground clearance when it needs to accelerate up a slippery incline.

So if you feel like during huge storms that you will be driving another better equipped vehicle then maybe get performance all seasons like the DWS06 to maintain that level of snow safety without compromising too much on road performance. But if you want to experience what this car has to offer on the snow then for sure get winters. You will compromise road feel and levels of grip in the dry/wet but youíll be confident when itís time to stop fast, you will stop faster than an all season and for sure a summer tire when itís below freezing.

Hereís an example of heavy snow Iím comfortable to drive in with my car, lowered on coilovers. Iím only sliding around because there is no one on the road (most cars stayed in on that morning lol) but you can see the level of front end grip I have with snow tires. Itís just so much fun and control is relatively easy with this car!

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That video is awesome, and hilariously enough, I've seen it before in random YouTube browsing. What a strange coincidence. Okay! All points taken, and I sure do appreciate it.

Thanks, friend!
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One thing to consider is that different winter tires options can have different characteristics depending on conditions (mix of dry/wet winter vs snow and ice). Your winter tire choice will be dictated largely by what kind of conditions you'll drive in. Do you have another car to drive when there's actual snow and ice on the road, will you be driving in the city or out in rural areas, etc.?
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BTW if you go with all seasons go with DWS06 over AS3+. My buddy has no problem in his 330i and DWS06 going up snow packed mountains to ski. But my friend canít get up my slight incline in his 135i with AS3+.
Power delivery and chassis makes a ton of difference too. While I couldn't move with brand new AS3+ on my 335I, I was able to move in more snow in my E46 with all summer tires.
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