BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E36 M3 (1992-1999)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Wed, Aug-15-2018, 08:47:46 PM   #21
JJCTHE1
Registered User
 
JJCTHE1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 424
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 JJCTHE1 is on a distinguished road
Location: Tampa

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

I had a 95 M3 in 99-02 when I lived in PA, thing was a SLED in the snow. I didnt like driving it at all but it was possible. I would use my dads SUV when it got crappy, man cant believe that was 20 years ago.
__________________
Jump to top JJCTHE1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Thu, Aug-16-2018, 02:26:54 AM   #22
wgknestrick
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 89
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 wgknestrick is on a distinguished road
Location: Stevens

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by derek2079 View Post
Well Iím from Utah and I had an Audi before this. I just bought blizzak ws80ís.
So what did you drive in the snow when the Audi was in the shop?
Jump to top wgknestrick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-16-2018, 05:07:05 AM   #23
derek2079
Registered User
 
derek2079's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 108
Reputation: 0 derek2079 is on a distinguished road
Location: United States

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wgknestrick View Post
So what did you drive in the snow when the Audi was in the shop?


Ahh good one. It was a new Audi so I didnít have any trouble.
Jump to top derek2079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-16-2018, 05:16:08 AM   #24
westopher
Registered User
 
westopher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 4,018
Reputation: 0 westopher is on a distinguished road
Location: Vancouver

Canada




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

I drove my car in the snow regularly. It was always fun. I went out of my way to make sure it got cleaned properly afterwards. They are 20 year old cars, any beginnings of corrosion will escalate quickly.
IMG_3199 by Chris West, on Flickr
__________________

98 m3, techno/anthrazit cloth, 106k and officially worthless. 2000 323i touring, silver/grey/sport pack, 170k and officially boring.
Member journal. http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=491859
Jump to top westopher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-16-2018, 03:59:51 PM   #25
abcurran
Registered User
 
abcurran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 509
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 abcurran is on a distinguished road
Location: Brooklyn

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by westopher View Post
I drove my car in the snow regularly. It was always fun. I went out of my way to make sure it got cleaned properly afterwards. They are 20 year old cars, any beginnings of corrosion will escalate quickly.
you drove it in the snow? its ruined. sell it to me, please.
Jump to top abcurran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-16-2018, 06:57:11 PM   #26
Nate047
Registered User
 
Nate047's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 1,028
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 Nate047 is on a distinguished road
Location: Venice CA

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

What is this "winter" you speak of...
__________________
http://www.natehasslerphoto.com
Jump to top Nate047 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-16-2018, 11:22:57 PM   #27
Technician_Dude
1999 M3
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 58
Reputation: 0 Technician_Dude is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

Some places don't salt the roads in the winter so it's not as catastrophic to drive them (see WA state).
Jump to top Technician_Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, Aug-17-2018, 01:49:28 AM   #28
///M3_Michael
Registered User
 
///M3_Michael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 109
Reputation: 0 ///M3_Michael is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

I've lived in SW PA most of my life and grew up driving fox body mustangs with crap gatorbacks even in winter so I could make just about anything work here. If you haven't had a similar education and if you must drive the M3, then get a winter tire / wheel package from tire rack. I prefer Blizzaks. Get a set of 4, not 2 as I've seen some southern / western transplants try with rears only. The fronts are just as or more important for steering and braking. You can tackle anything with a good winter tire. Start in 2nd gear if it's icy out.

Some people call them snow tires but winter tires are better than any all season even when dry with temps below 45F as they stay much more pliable.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
__________________
2003 M3 6MT Slicktop / Phoenix Yellow / Black Nappa
Jump to top ///M3_Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, Aug-17-2018, 03:40:45 PM   #29
Bimma360
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 184
Reputation: 0 Bimma360 is on a distinguished road
Location: Philadelphia

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

I have daily driven e30's in PA since 2002 and now the e36 M3 for the last five years. No snow tires, just very good all season tires. Its been totally fine for me. One of my e30's was even turbo'd. I've been forced to drive right in the middle of a snow storm with these cars a few times. It can be dicey for sure. But my general rule of thumb is to just stay at home until the storm passes. Most often than not, there is absolutely no reason to go out and drive during a snow storm. Plowing and salting in SE PA is decent enough that usually after a day you can drive. Once the roads are plowed and salted, I have had no issues with these cars.
__________________
E30 Dinan Turbo

Jump to top Bimma360 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Fri, Aug-17-2018, 05:58:20 PM   #30
T3AMFiSh
Your mom goes to college
 
T3AMFiSh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 438
Reputation: 0 T3AMFiSh is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by derek2079 View Post
Ahh good one. It was a new Audi so I didnít have any trouble.
im in UT too.. where are you at? im in Utah county
Jump to top T3AMFiSh is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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. The time now is 01:02:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright ©1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing Possible to drive a 95 M3 in Pennsylvania during winter? in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999 at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)