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Old 09-13-2020, 12:05 PM
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I guess so, but I'm not giving up on hood mounted M2....

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Andrewwynn, Installing the tow hook was a brilliant idea. It's too bad a BMW doesn't ship with 2.


EODguy, I think explosive tip arrows might be a good fit in the bumper next to the parking sensors.


On another note, I just installed rear brakes and new front tires. Rears are back ordered, ugh.
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Old 09-13-2020, 02:11 PM
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Andrewwynn, Installing the tow hook was a brilliant idea. It's too bad a BMW doesn't ship with 2.

But my wife's x came with one :-)

Actually the side away from the curb only needed. Can move it if you park on left of one way.

It's most definitely effective. Not a scratch on my bumper since I did it.

My carrier rack is bent somebody hit it pretty hard hope they cracked a lens. Fucker.
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I bought another set of OEM wheels on craigslist for a song. Finally gonna get some studless tires. I've been getting by with some A/T Duelers that came with the car, but they're just too sketchy in the snow. I'm leaning towards the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. I have Hakkas on my other car, but they are just so expensive.
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I've got blizzaks now but those General Altimax Arctic snows can't be beat for the price. I've run them on a number of cars and had them studded on my Excursion.
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I bought another set of OEM wheels on craigslist for a song. Finally gonna get some studless tires. I've been getting by with some A/T Duelers that came with the car, but they're just too sketchy in the snow. I'm leaning towards the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. I have Hakkas on my other car, but they are just so expensive.
not sure where you live but I had the Scorps on and last year switched to the NOKIAN HAKKAPELIITTA R3 and I would do it again. Got a good deal out of a dealer in Michigan(lansing area I think) Scorps are good but I think the R3 were $10 a tire more so why not.
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I bought another set of OEM wheels on craigslist for a song. Finally gonna get some studless tires. I've been getting by with some A/T Duelers that came with the car, but they're just too sketchy in the snow. I'm leaning towards the Pirelli Scorpion Winter. I have Hakkas on my other car, but they are just so expensive.

I use exclusively Dunlop winter tires on my car. They are slightly less grip than studless but I can use them year 'round no need to swap in winter.

I have a skinny set 235s on some goofy rims I use if the weather goes nuts (15" in one storm for example).

I have granstrek WT m3 now but next batch will likely be wintersports sp.

(With the 235s I've driven though over a foot of unplowed snow and even across fields with 6" of wet sloppy snow. )
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not sure where you live but I had the Scorps on and last year switched to the NOKIAN HAKKAPELIITTA R3 and I would do it again. Got a good deal out of a dealer in Michigan(lansing area I think) Scorps are good but I think the R3 were $10 a tire more so why not.

Where I'm at, Scorpions are $514 installed.



Hakka R3s are $860 installed.



The price really went up when the R3 was released. I got some R2s for my Mazda two years ago for $420 plus install.



Blizzaks are $570 on sale at Costco, which ain't terrible. That's my second choice.
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For the two days a year I end up driving on glare ice, it’s not worth studless tires. I'm extremely happy with the near studless performance of the Dunlop.
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Sounds like a screaming deal on the scorps, as the 235/60/R18 are $182 a tire at TRack right now vs $212 on the nokkians, I had paid $199 for them at the time and the scorps were $10 less
I wouldnt think twice about them for 514

Dont waste your time on bliz, they are great for a month or 2 and then they fall off quick even though they look good.

Andrew, its not so much the unplowed snow, its what the packed down snow turns into on the roads, it might as well be ice. no all season is good on it. you might not die, but once you run with good snows, you wont run without

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Where I'm at, Scorpions are $514 installed.



Hakka R3s are $860 installed.



The price really went up when the R3 was released. I got some R2s for my Mazda two years ago for $420 plus install.



Blizzaks are $570 on sale at Costco, which ain't terrible. That's my second choice.
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