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YS
01-26-1999, 01:47 PM
Just a general question about snow tires. Are they for snow/ice or cold weather?<br>I have 328i/sports delivered early February, and as far as I know it has performance (not M+S) tires. Should I be concerned about getting snow tires, if I live in San Francisco where it never snows (rains - yes) and goes below 40 only at night....

Steve
01-26-1999, 01:55 PM
<i>: Just a general question about snow tires. Are they for snow/ice or cold weather?<br>: I have 328i/sports delivered early February, and as far as I know it has performance (not M+S) tires. Should I be concerned about getting snow tires, if I live in San Francisco where it never snows (rains - yes) and goes below 40 only at night....<p></i>

Pete
01-26-1999, 06:36 PM
<i>: Just a general question about snow tires. Are they for snow/ice or cold weather?<br>: I have 328i/sports delivered early February, and as far as I know it has performance (not M+S) tires. Should I be concerned about getting snow tires, if I live in San Francisco where it never snows (rains - yes) and goes below 40 only at night....<p></i>

Jim Robertson
01-26-1999, 10:07 PM
<i>: Should I be concerned about getting snow tires, if I live in San Francisco where it never snows (rains - yes) and goes below 40 only at night....<p></i><p>I have a corollary question. Would dedicated snow tires AND chains fit in the wheelwells of my 328i sport package? I'd be very nervous about cruising up to the Tahoe ski areas in my new Bimmer, but I'd also be worried about the damage that chains (even "Cable Chains") could do to the wheelwells.<p>What does BMW AG or BMW NoA say about fitting chains on these cars (last weekend at Northstar I saw a 740iL with Cable Chains).

YS
01-26-1999, 11:35 PM
<i>: : Should I be concerned about getting snow tires, if I live in San Francisco where it never snows (rains - yes) and goes below 40 only at night....<p><br>: I have a corollary question. Would dedicated snow tires AND chains fit in the wheelwells of my 328i sport package? I'd be very nervous about cruising up to the Tahoe ski areas in my new Bimmer, but I'd also be worried about the damage that chains (even "Cable Chains") could do to the wheelwells.<p>: What does BMW AG or BMW NoA say about fitting chains on these cars (last weekend at Northstar I saw a 740iL with Cable Chains).<p></i><p>I am too, concerned about goint to Tahoe on my 328i/sports. My current car (Dodge Stratus) did not allow for chains according to user's manual, but I did use cables twice on the front wheels. Tires are M+S, however.<br>I did see a new 323 at NorthStar a few weeks ago, but at that time chains where not required. <br>If it snows, I don't usually go anyway, but I'm a little scared about being traped there with chains I cannot install, in case of a sudden snowfall (happens, too)....<br>

Jim Robertson
01-27-1999, 02:53 AM
: I did see a new 323 at NorthStar a few weeks ago, but at that time chains where not required. <br>: If it snows, I don't usually go anyway<p></i><p>I drove my wife's Previa (RWD, not AWD) to Tahoe/Northstar last Wednesday. Had to put the chains on at 4500 ft (Blue Canyon). Had the snow scared me off, I wouldn't have floated down tree-studded slopes in thigh-deep powder (most fun you can have with your pants on).

YS
01-27-1999, 12:00 PM
<i>: : I did see a new 323 at NorthStar a few weeks ago, but at that time chains where not required. <br>: : If it snows, I don't usually go anyway<p><br>: I drove my wife's Previa (RWD, not AWD) to Tahoe/Northstar last Wednesday. Had to put the chains on at 4500 ft (Blue Canyon). Had the snow scared me off, I wouldn't have floated down tree-studded slopes in thigh-deep powder (most fun you can have with your pants on).<p></i>

Christine S
01-27-1999, 06:26 PM
<Tahoe. I work part-time at Heavenly and saw many Bimmers with chains on for Echo Summit. Seems to fit "barely" inside the wheel well, especially if you get those 17" tires. Got a Q for y'all- does the sport driving package make a difference in handling in the slushy snow/ with or without snow tires? I've got a Z3 I need to sell (http://www.eurobuyers.com/specialsused.html) as I've ordered a new 1999 328i through Eurobuyers, just for the Tahoe trips....<br>


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