2011 started off with a bang!
It was snowing yesterday...just enough to lay down a thin layer of ball bearings on the roads. I had ZERO traction trying to stop going down a hill and slid all the way to the bottom, where there was a car stopped at the stop sign. I swerved to avoid plowing into him and slid into the intersection. The car coming from my left was unable to stop and slammed into me.
I'm not hurt and there is no obvious structural damage, but the rear fender and tailight are toast, and the trunk won't close. I'm relieved it wasn't worse.
The paradox is that although this happened to the Lexus and not the 530, in a way the reverse would have been better. It leaves me without a snow car and it's gonna snow again this week.
which model Lexus, my wife es300 is worse in
snow than my 528, something to do with the vsc on lexus not as good as
dsc on bimmer. Even though lexus is FWD
Jay Gans 2000 528 MT Non-sport.Titanium Silver, Grey Leather. Premium Package, Cold Weather, Fold down seats. Oct 99 production.ash try mod so not bone stock. CD changer. Garmin C510 Nav..Honda CH150D scooter
1992 ES 300 with a 5 speed
I have NEVER had any trouble with that car in snow.
Likewise, no trouble in the bimmer as long as I have snow tires on it. Trouble is the date on my snowshoes says they're 9 years old. Guess I won't be putting them back on.
Nice to see there is more than one sick guy here(m
besides me. A 455 would be insane in that car, sounds like something I would do!
My Dad had a Corvair Monza. I washed and waxed it every weekend until I was old enough to get my license and drive it.
A guy I use to work with in CA put a Chevy 327 with a solid lifter cam in his. Even with a plexiglas panel behind the front seats that thing was loud. It really handled well with the mid engine setup.
Re: 1992 ES 300 with a 5 speed
FWIW, our 530i 5spd is incredibly good in snow with Dunlop Winter Sports D3's on it. I decided to try the General Altimax Arctics on the 540iT and honestly wish I would have put the Dunlops on. The Generals are ok, but the Dunlops are significantly better. YMMV, my opinion
Re: Nice to see there is more than one sick guy here(m
There are more of us !! I had a '67 Corsa Turbo that I loved until it rotted around me. Used to run SCCA Rally with it, was fairly competitive on a regional level. Absolutely great dirt car, would do the most amazing tail out slides ........
I wouldn't hesitate to put on
Michelin Arctic Alpins again if I were going to buy new snows. They took me through winter in upstate NY without any problems whatsoever.
The other guy was driving a
Range Rover. His front bumper was barely cracked...but all he did was cry about his "baby."
Then he lied to the insurance company about how he was hurt.
what tires were you wearing on the ES300?
Sorry to hear, good luck sorting it out. Those RR guys are worse than BMW drivers! ;-)
Was this you in the 540i in the Snow on Fire?
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Boston, MA '01 530i SP, PP, M bumpers, Zeckhausen CDV
Didn't take long 4that 2get on-ine, was on TV 2day
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<b><i>No guts, no glory!</i></b> <b>Tire smoke, not traction control!</b>
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NOS Progressive 2 Stage Controller with port injection
Snow's Performance Methanol/Water Injection
Dinan downloads, VAC Under Drive Pulleys
Dinan Carbon Fiber CAI
Dinan Front Strut Bar
Electric Cooling Fan w/PWM controller
NGK Iridium Plugs
DDE Enhanced Angel Eyes, Smoked Lenses
Koni FSD's/H&R Springs, BAV Brass Caliper Bushings
Eisenmann Race Exhaust (from H8-Rain's car)
///M5 3.15 LSD
///M5 Sway Bars, Front & Rear
Energy Suspension Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushings
///M5 Gauge Cluster Rings ///M5 Lip Spoiler
///M5 Mirrors and Switches
Leather Z weighted shift knob (thanks H8-Rain)
Rogue “Octane” Short Shift kit w/WSR
Rogue Tranny Mounts
StopTech Brake Lines Front & Rear
Axxis Deluxe Plus pads Front & Rear
Staggered M Parallel 66, Xenons
Modified CDV, UGDO
Euro Storage Tray (thanks Zombywolf)
Redline in Diff and Tranny
Passport 8500 X50, Escort ZR3 Laser Jammer
G-Tech/Competition Pro Data Logger
Auto Enginuity OBD-II Scan Tool
25% Tint, X-Pel, LoJack
PIAA Driving Lights
BMW CCA Member Boston Chapter
On our news tonight, too. "Stubborn driver" they
2003 530i Steel Blue Metallic /Gray leather
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Re: Nice to see there is more than one sick guy here(m
I, then (three years later) my brother, then (another three years later) my sister learned to drive in my Mom's '64 Corvair Sedan. Over the course of more than two dozen years, that car survived three teenaged drivers and a couple of relatively major mechanical (and driver) failures up until the late 80's. I remember, after my brother wiped out the left front corner of the car, going to the junk yard (that's what they were called back then) with my Dad and picking up the sheet metal then rebuilding that mess.
Ralph Nader ("Unsafe at any Speed") and some idiot drivers killed that car.
jeez, cmbg, super happy u r ok! That's scary!!!
Caused by leaking valve covers????
2000 540ia Sport Package 9/99 Silver/Black
1970 Dodge Challenger T/A 420 stroker w/6 Pak 430 HP,
510 lbft torque