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BMW not good in snow....any tips??

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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
Recently changed my car to BMW 316i....was doing ok untill it snowed
have to say its preety crap in snow, doesn'e go uphill at all even with mild snow
I don't think I am that bad technique wise....any tips from anyone please
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6y, 11m agoPosted 6 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Rear wheel drives are never good in snow I am afraid.
banned#2
Get the wife to push
#3
take some air out of the tyres .. other than chains it's the only thing you can do :thumbsup:

Oh and put some weight in the boot.. a couple of bags of sand should do it
banned#4
take some air out of the tyres .. other than chains it's the only thing you can do

Oh and put some weight in the boot.. a couple of bags of sand should do it


or get the wife to push

good for a laugh at least
#5
STAY IN BED! Thats my advice anyway. Oh - and sell the car - its pants!
#6
If you have not yet had the BMW lobotomy ... bin it !!:w00t:
#7
if you have to go out put some weight in the boot as mentioned above. but I would just stay at home
#8
use the highest gear possible and lowest revs.. try and slow down without using brakes too much.. expect stopping distance to be increase by 10 fold
#9
POWERLESS
use the highest gear possible and lowest revs.. try and slow down without using brakes too much.. expect stopping distance to be increase by 10 fold


Yes agreed, try to take off in 2nd using minimal revs and steering...going downhill use low gears as brakes...but only if you HAVE to go out
#10
Park it up and get back in bed! Don't even bother, you will probable loose it on the 1st bend on get stuck on the smallest hill.
#11
Thanks for advise everyone...will try these tips
would have loved to stay at home, but work as Doctor, don't wish patients to suffer
#12
horizon-in
Thanks for advise everyone...will try these tips
would have loved to stay at home, but work as Doctor, don't wish patients to suffer


Tut tut tut doc, you'd think you'd know how 'advice' is spelled...:whistling:
banned#13
As stated - give up. When driving there are loads of beemers in ditches or smashed up the kerb.

They are completely useless in the snow. As is any rear wheel drive car.
#14
vibeone
As stated - give up. When driving there are loads of beemers in ditches or smashed up the kerb.

They are completely useless in the snow. As is any rear wheel drive car.


My advise to those with rear wheel drive is to just reverse evryware simple :thumbsup:
#15
carl2007
Tut tut tut doc, you'd think you'd know how 'advice' is spelled...:whistling:


Also why haven'y you got a Range Rover or equivalent like most docs in my area?
#16
MANJ_007
Also why haven'y you got a Range Rover or equivalent like most docs in my area?


And another thing! docs never do house calls anymore even with their big Range Rovers - only joking! sort of...:whistling:
#17
Get one of these for your stylish front bumper !!

http://i49.tinypic.com/bk56a.jpg
#18
I have a 316ti and i turn off the traction control it really does help
#19
Er how do you know if your car is front or back wheel drive?
#20
Tanchi
Er how do you know if your car is front or back wheel drive?


Dump the clucth and boot it :whistling:
#21
If you put your foot down and you see the back of your car out your side window, it's probably a rear wheel drive.
#22
Tanchi
Er how do you know if your car is front or back wheel drive?


No offence but you really dont know much about driving do you !!
#23
Get some "mud and snow" tyres with the appropriate speed rating - I use them because of frequent trips abroad but they are fine year round in the uk. Currently on Hankook Ice-Bears but I've also had Toyo Snowprox - both are excellent and give lots of help in snow and ice and also give increased grip in wet conditions.
#24
manticore
Get some "mud and snow" tyres with the appropriate speed rating - I use them because of frequent trips abroad but they are fine year round in the uk. Currently on Hankook Ice-Bears but I've also had Toyo Snowprox - both are excellent and give lots of help in snow and ice and also give increased grip in wet conditions.


I can voice for the Toyo Snowprox tyres, I picked up a new set of alloys after my missus curbed two of mine, and rather than waste them I had some Toyo winter tyres put on the old set.
That combined with the skills I picked up on a snow driving course in Finland, means I have been able to get everywhere I have needed to get to , and had a bit of fun practising Scandinavian flicks.
#25
bobbybuilder
No offence but you really dont know much about driving do you !!


all i know is that my car takes me from A to B.
and if I have a problem with my car i call the AA...
#26
In before BG1 says crap like my BMW drives well in the snow
#27
J.Dance
In before BG1 says crap like my BMW drives well in the snow


i wouldn't think a 6 series would be any good in the snow anyway, but if its his it's probably a special one don't forget :thinking:
#28
renown
i wouldn't think a 6 series would be any good in the snow anyway, but if its his it's probably a special one don't forget :thinking:


Yeah you put plutonium into it and you it flies I bet :-D
#29
2 large bags of cement in the boot will help push the back wheels down and give a bit more grip.Or the wife and kids just put weight in the boot.
#30
Tanchi
Er how do you know if your car is front or back wheel drive?


If you don't know that, you really shouldn't be driving.
#31
my 6 series does well in the show, however I have switched to Winter tryes
banned#32
black gerbil1
my 6 series does well in the show, however I have switched to Winter tryes


won't make much difference - its RWD and therefore trying to push itself up hills etc, rather than pull.
#33
black gerbil1
my 6 series does well in the show, however I have switched to Winter tryes


i bet :thinking:
#34
Ah the vermin I mean Gerbil has finally arrived to spout drivel
#35
vibeone
won't make much difference - its RWD and therefore trying to push itself up hills etc, rather than pull.


mine does, then again mine is a powerful piece of kit. .
banned#36
black gerbil1
mine does, then again mine is a powerful piece of kit. .


yes... which makes it worse.

Bloke here's got an Alpina.... its worse because its so powerful and has so much (too much) torque.
#37
black gerbil1
mine does, then again mine is a powerful piece of kit. .


For once I concur :whistling:

http://i973.photobucket.com/albums/ae217/singhla/Mini_Pedal_car.jpg
#38
vibeone

yes... which makes it worse.

Bloke here's got an Alpina.... its worse because its so powerful and has so much (too much) torque.


well ive gone up a few hills with it no prob lemo, ill try and get a vid of myself doing it.
#39
black gerbil1
mine does, then again mine is a powerful piece of kit. .


Lmao !
banned#40
black gerbil1
well ive gone up a few hills with it no prob lemo, ill try and get a vid of myself doing it.


stick it on youtube son. good driving should be celebrated.

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