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      11-28-2012, 10:47 AM   #1
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Stock Run Flats in Snow...

Has anyone run the stock run flats in the snow? First year ill be driving my 1er in the winter and wondering how miserable im going to be/how many lamp posts im going to slide into...
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      11-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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I would NOT recommend it. I drove in snow once with the stock runflats. They start to suck quite bad when its colder than 40 degree out. Get snows or you will get stuck.
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      11-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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Summer tires + snow = no go!

Buy some winter tires(& wheels) before you bend some sheet metal. The first accident you avoid and your snows will have paid for themselves.
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      11-28-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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the stock RFT are the worst tires i have ever driven in snow......and that was only trying to get up my driveway....on the road=a accident on your first drive...
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      11-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #5
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Just sayin...

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      11-29-2012, 11:10 AM   #6
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miserable im going to be/how many lamp posts im going to slide into...
haven't run the stock tires in snow, but i have run star specs.

i'd say you'll be pretty damn miserable. they can handle cold/wet, even a little slush on the highway, surprisingly. but if there's any standing snow at all, you should expect to continue traveling in whatever direction/speed you're currently going

i'd set the line at 5 by end of march. anyone wanna take the under??
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      11-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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I drove in the nor'easter back in October with my Goodyear run flats (it was my first time in a RWD in the snow) and I would definitely not recommend it. Needless to say, I ordered winter tires immediately.

DTC helps slightly, but I still had so much trouble getting up the slightest inclines and it took me about twice the time it normally would to get home.
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      11-29-2012, 10:04 PM   #8
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3 words - Don't do it. Speaking from experience.
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      11-30-2012, 03:41 PM   #9
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hahaha thanks guys ordering today!
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      11-30-2012, 03:42 PM   #10
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yeah dont do it.... just get a snow set you wont go anywhere man
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      11-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #11
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ummmm buy snow tires! 1mm of snow on the ground and your not going anywhere. i took out my 135 in march a couple of times and i would be out somewhere, it would start snowing and i would have to leave my car at the bottom of my street because i couldnt get it up and my street is maybe at a 10 degree slope haha. almost tboned a couple people running stop signs because stopping was not an option. 135 + run craps + snow = accident
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      11-30-2012, 04:11 PM   #12
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haha thanks man
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haha thanks man
NP. think about it this way if u have trouble getting traction on pavement with run flats on, try and imagine what it would be like with snow on the ground haha
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      11-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #14
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i have trouble with traction on a 70 degree day, point well taken.
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I drove my CTSV with Blizzaks for 2 winters. It was so much fun! And it drove amazingly with no added weight too (3700lbs curb weight). Lets put it this way, I put snow tires on my 330xi just to be that much more confident I can stop/turn in the bad weather. pending speed...
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while we on it, any more recommendations for tires? blizzak, pirelli sottozero, michelin alpina?
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while we on it, any more recommendations for tires? blizzak, pirelli sottozero, michelin alpina?
Dunlap M3's or M4's are good high performance tire. They are non RFT's though.
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      12-05-2012, 04:32 PM   #18
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I have used Blizzaks on other cars over the years and I find them to be outstanding in the snow. Not run-flats though.
We had one snowstorm here and I back my car 1/2 out of the garage (rear wheels only) and almost couldn't get it back in so i would say stock Dunlop RFTs are terrible in the snow.
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      12-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #19
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any tread rumble on dry roads? boston hasnt seen much "winter" the past year
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I have used Blizzaks on other cars over the years and I find them to be outstanding in the snow. Not run-flats though.
We had one snowstorm here and I back my car 1/2 out of the garage (rear wheels only) and almost couldn't get it back in so i would say stock Dunlop RFTs are terrible in the snow.
what size/number blizzaks were you using? MZ-03?
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      12-14-2012, 09:20 AM   #21
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what size/number blizzaks were you using? MZ-03?
Honestly I don't remember. I think they were WS something?
Not the ice & snow ones just the snow tires. They were great.
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pirelli sottozero serie 2 ordered...ONLY tire that matches tire size of stock wheels
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