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      10-05-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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1 in the snow?

This is my first post but I've been stalkin this site for quite a while.
How's the 135i in the snow??
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      10-05-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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for the kind of snow you'll get in jersey, you'll be fine. just make sure you get some snow tires
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      10-05-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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With snow tires and some common sense you can get from point A to point B. Without snow tires you will not go anywhere in snow and will be putting yourself and others in danger.
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      10-05-2010, 11:37 PM   #4
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Nice. Blizzaks?
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      10-06-2010, 10:07 AM   #6
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yeah I'll do that. thanks for your valuable time.
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      10-06-2010, 11:26 AM   #7
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With snow tires and some common sense you can get from point A to point B. Without snow tires you will not go anywhere in snow and will be putting yourself and others in danger.
I had no problem in my 1er with stock all season tires in packed snow, slush, and ice on the highway.
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      10-06-2010, 12:04 PM   #8
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i dont run snow tires, and the car is basically unusable in the winter time with any snow or ice on the ground.

Even when the roads are clean, the perfomance tires are horrible in freezing temps... you can get around, but pushing the car hard is not a good idea
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      10-06-2010, 12:19 PM   #9
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I couldnt get out of my driveway, if there was any snow on the ground. I ended up putting an additional 300+ pounds in my trunk and it got a little better.
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      10-06-2010, 12:51 PM   #10
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well this has shown many opinions about the capabilities of the 1 in snow. I guess if it's gonna snow, I'll take the jeep. HA!
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      10-06-2010, 01:35 PM   #11
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Actually its kinda weird but driving the 1er in the snow is my favorite time.. maybe im just crazy
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      10-06-2010, 01:36 PM   #12
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I had no problem in my 1er with stock all season tires in packed snow, slush, and ice on the highway.
You have all season tires on a 128i. Summer tires on a 135i are an entirely different story.
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      10-06-2010, 01:37 PM   #13
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Some people are running all seasons and some are running hi-performance summer tires, which come standards on the 135 and presumably on the sport package equipped 128. That and local conditions likely explain the disparate points of view. I've owened several light weight rear wheel drive cars with summer perfromance tires, and always use snow tires during the winter. Summer tires do nothing but spin on the slightest coating of snow (got caught once in an early surprise dusting of snow and couldn't move). You might be able to get by on all-seasons, but you'd need to be pretty careful and probably wouldn't want to deal with hills. If you get snows, you'll be fine unless you get a ton of snow that hasn't been plowed. A light weight rear wheel drive car doesn't make a good snow plow.
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      10-06-2010, 04:21 PM   #14
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"A light weight rear wheel drive car doesn't make a good snow plow." haha this is true.
I'm definitely going to do the performance tires in the nice weather and put snows on for the colder months. That's what I did with my last light weight rear wheel drive car. I'm looking forward to ordering my 1. Thanks everyone.
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      10-06-2010, 07:13 PM   #15
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I use Michelin mud and snow tires. Oh, yeah, and they're on a 1998 Toyota RAV4 AWD purchased cheap as a companion car to the 1. The 1 will be safely in the garage in snow and ice... I'm not even going to risk it.
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      10-06-2010, 08:16 PM   #16
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Well looks like i'm SOL for the winter... Already ordered my car. M-package with performance tires. I can't afford a set of winters AND my down payment and monthly payments. Good thing i'm driving a beater right now with all-seasons. Sucks I won't be able to enjoy my car much when it finally arrives from Munich.

I made the mistake of trying to lug my S2000 around at very slow speeds in the east coast after last year's crazy snow storm with extreme performance summer tires with 6 months of wear on them. That was not fun... not to mention stupid. Spinning out going 5mph with no ability to counter steer/throttle. No bueno...
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I use Michelin mud and snow tires. Oh, yeah, and they're on a 1998 Toyota RAV4 AWD purchased cheap as a companion car to the 1. The 1 will be safely in the garage in snow and ice... I'm not even going to risk it.
Yea I utilize bfg mud terrain tires on my jeep while the 1er sleeps in the garage...a set of wheels and couple sets of winter tires over the years and the price of my jeep is almost the same.
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      10-09-2010, 11:36 PM   #18
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The best point to highlight above is about how summer tires aren't good in winter even without snow as the there not made to handle the extreme cold temps.
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      10-09-2010, 11:56 PM   #19
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My advice...move to Florida
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      10-11-2010, 01:31 AM   #20
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Florida's too muggy. If you get significant snow, everyone knows AWD>FWD>RWD but people don't realize that in most winter situations, that hierarchy (though still true) pales in comparison to the importance of snow tires. Tires, tires, tires! It's expensive and it's a pain but RWD with snow tires will perform better and safer than AWD with all-seasons in at least 90% of situations (driving in a couple inches of fresh snow, or on top of unplowed packed snow). The deep and significant grades can cloud this a bit.

I live up in the mountains above Salt Lake City. We get TONS of snow. I had 2 STis before the 135. I was crazy to get a RWD car, right? Well, yes, but to my surprise, with Blizzaks on, it's been just fine on most days. I'm yet to get stuck, spin, slide off. The DTC/DSC on our cars though meddlesome and frustrating in the dry, works splendidly in adverse weather. I do have a 325xiT with Blizzaks for the really bad days and it's a tough decision some mornings but I've been pleased how much I've been able to drive the 1 in the snow. Back east or anywhere you don't gain 2000 feet between work and your house, you'll be fine with the 1 year-round IF you invest in snow tires.
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      10-12-2010, 10:40 AM   #21
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Actually its kinda weird but driving the 1er in the snow is my favorite time.. maybe im just crazy
My 135 is simply great in the snow (dedicated 17" wheels with snows-General Tire). I ve never gotten stuck. With TC completely off (ok 95%ish) it makes for fun power slides (drifting as my kids call it) in my neighborhood. Pretty amazing what a good set of tires along with excellent TC can do in terms of acceleration and handling on ice and snow.

Go for it - just remember to have the right kind of tire. Lots of fun and safe!
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