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    2011 started off with a bang!

    Literally. >_<

    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    what tires were you wearing on the ES300?

    Sorry to hear, good luck sorting it out. Those RR guys are worse than BMW drivers! ;-)

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    My '86...

    ...528 was probably the best "winter" vehicle (if you want to call it that) of all my cars, except for my '77 Eldorado ;)

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    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

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    65 Corvair ...

    With the revised (almost Corvette) fully independent suspension. Not enough power to get you into trouble, remarkable traction in the snow. And almost any Corvair, even when new, could be considered a "beater."
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    I like the Corvairs...

    ...Man, I would love to get one with a 455 Olds big block thrown in the back. Now that would make for some serious "tail waggin'" fun. Snow or no snow.

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    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
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    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

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    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.

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    Wow! Glad you're OK!

    Same sorta think happened to a friend on New Year's Day. She plowed into the back of a suburban. Lots of damage to her little box car, thingy she drives.

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    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.

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    I hate SCAMMERS...

    ...like this TOAD (for want of a better expression). Instead of being Blessed and Thanhkful no one was hurt and damage to his "baby" was not as worse as it could have been, he wants to lie and say he has a "boo-boo" so he can try and get paid. May both of the differentials on his RR lock-up and grind themselves to smithereens and Land Rover has a four (4) year back-order on diffs!

    I'm glad you are ok though. That's most important.

    '00 M5
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    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
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    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
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    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    Was this you in the 540i in the Snow on Fire?



    Boston, MA '01 530i SP, PP, M bumpers, Zeckhausen CDV

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    Didn't take long 4that 2get on-ine, was on TV 2day






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    On our news tonight, too. "Stubborn driver" they



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    I bet it was his LCM.

    I caught mine right when it lit up, The combination of salted roads and a leaky sunroof drain pipe on the pass. front.
    This video gave me flashbacks with the weather conditions and all the lights bugging out.






    LCM Fire Story

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    Caused by leaking valve covers????

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    510 lbft torque

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    OH [email protected]!!!

    Why did I watch that! I'll have nightmares forever now. That happened to my '83 Eldorado AFTER I parked and locked it up after making it home through a blizzard; except, as strange as it sounds, the fire only damaged the passenger inside door panel, the headliner, and oddly, the chrome plating on the plastic dash trim and a/c vents (if one has ever looked at the dash of a '79-'83 or '84 dash, you'll know what I'm talking about). Aside from alot of soot, the car still started and drove like nothing happened. The only problem was the inerior lights would not turn off. I'm glad the driver of the E39 got out. That was close.

    '00 M5
    -Carbon Black
    -Blk/Blu Sport interior
    -Mk III Nav. upgrade (16:9 wide screen)
    -Rogue Engineering short shift kit
    -Dice iPod integration kit

    '97 528i
    -'99 Double VANOS motor and ECU
    -Jet Black
    -Sand Beige interior
    -Black Dashboard (upper/lower) and Center Console
    -Black all leather shift handle
    -Debadged
    -Mr. MPL lower mesh grille
    -Shadowline (diy) ext. trim
    -Frenched high beams
    -Clear front turn signals
    -Red/clear taillights
    -Clear side markers
    -Amber fr. fog lamps
    -Rear fog lamps
    -In-dash CD player (CD53 Business)
    -Dice iPod integration kit
    -CMT5000VR cell phone (old tech.)
    -Bav. Autosport mats w/ B/A icon (blue)
    -Burlwood e-brake handle
    -///M dead pedal
    -Rear view mirror w/ compass
    -Chrome instr. rings
    -...and a rebuilt GM 4L30E transmission!!

    '86 528e

    '87 Chrysler Conquest TSi w/5spd.

    '89 Merc. Grand Marquis

    BMWCCA member since 1998

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    Owner assumed he busted a hose!!!

    They interviewed him, its a 1999 and owner thought he just busted a hose. (must be a true bmw fanatic) They also asked what are you gonna do now and he said BUY ANOTHER I LOVE EM!!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khk-CfwUeHs

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