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      01-25-2013, 07:02 PM   #1
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Can't get up the driveway!

First snow and I can't even get up the driveway

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Snow tires. Get some.
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      01-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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not worth it lol. it barely snows here and this was the first time this happened.
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      01-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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Yeah, my trip home was FING SCARY. I was an idiot to drive home. Luckily I didn't damage anything,lol
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I'm on the VA side of DC and definitely haven't driven my F30 since the Thursday storm brought this snow. My driveway is about a 1/4 mile long and on a hill, so no way I'd be getting the car up and down that thing! Thank God for the new Grand Cherokee 4x4. Be safe out there, friends!
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Is the driveway steeper than it looks in the pic? I can't believe you can't get up there in a couple of inches of snow!
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Haha. I'm only laughing because you didn't crash. Also cos I immediately thought of this video.

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all season FTW.
Fixed. I've driven through 4 inches in hilly terrain on all season with no problem.
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not worth it lol. it barely snows here and this was the first time this happened.
Well if its not worth it, then you shouldn't be You should know its coming and laugh it off... or at least shovel the driveway
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      01-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #11
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I just installed winters on mine yesterday.. the summer tires were shit even just in the cold bad enough snow.
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I live in a 'no snow' zone and when it did snow....it was awful. We'd just got the car (Dec) and switched the summer tires out for all seasons. I think summer tires are awful all around in a rainy climate like here (Seattle) The all seasons aren't much better in snow so when it does snow an inch, I just take the mini

I think it's a rear wheel thing personally. I'm unlikely to by another one if we move someplace with more snow.
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      01-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #13
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Well if its not worth it, then you shouldn't be You should know its coming and laugh it off... or at least shovel the driveway
i did shovel it, and use cat litter, and salt, and finally warm water. it was just enough to work. got it in the garage now. i wasn't mad, it was pretty fun sliding around.
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try backing up the driveway?
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Actually worked better driving forward for me, but that was about 5"-6" snow.
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I can get up my driveway in the snow. Snow tires are worth it to me at least.

Obviously these are not my snow tires/wheels. Just the best shot I have of my driveway.

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I can get up my driveway in the snow. Snow tires are worth it to me at least.

Obviously these are not my snow tires/wheels. Just the best shot I have of my driveway.

Nice wheels
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Why would you try to back up a hill with RWD in the snow?? I once couldn't get my M coupe to go up a steep hill on cold tires in the DRY! Summer tires just got hard as a rock and spun/hopped.

If you get moist snow on >freezing roads, it can get slick as ice. The colder it gets, the colder the snow gets, and the drier the snow gets, the easier it is to drive on.
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Why would you try to back up a hill with RWD in the snow?? I once couldn't get my M coupe to go up a steep hill on cold tires in the DRY! Summer tires just got hard as a rock and spun/hopped.

If you get moist snow on >freezing roads, it can get slick as ice. The colder it gets, the colder the snow gets, and the drier the snow gets, the easier it is to drive on.
Not a hill, an inclined driveway. My thinking, and i could be wrong(i live in florida...) is backing up a driveway in rwd for the same reason fwd is better in the snow. Instead of pushing the car, by backing up with rwd you are pulling the car up..if that makes sense
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I believe BMW issued a recommendation that High Performance Summer Tires may not be suitable in snow or icy condition, if that applies to your situation I guess they were correct.
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I can get up my driveway in the snow. Snow tires are worth it to me at least.

Obviously these are not my snow tires/wheels. Just the best shot I have of my driveway.

Nice garage and pics on the wall!
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