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View Poll Results: In Winter (snow & salt) - do you drive your Modded Sweetie or a Winter Beater?
Modded Sweetie 31 64.58%
Winter Beater 17 35.42%
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Icon1 Poll: Do you drive your BMW or a Beater during Winter? - 10-03-2018, 08:22 AM

Just wondering what others on the forum do for winter time. (assume snow and salt)

Do you park your modded sweetie and drive a beater, or can you not bear part with it, even during winter months?




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Default 10-03-2018, 08:52 AM

I have a winter beater every year... but usually it's another BMW. Have had cheaper E90 and E92 335s, some E46, an X5, etc.


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Default 10-03-2018, 08:55 AM

We don't exactly get winters here with snow and all that - so it's pretty much BMW time, all the time ...

Except when its broken and I have to drive my old Chevy beater truck.


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Default 10-03-2018, 09:24 AM

We have harsh winters here in Ontario Canada. I leave my 335i inside with a charger and drive my 2004 Volvo S60 T5, manual, straight piped and tuned! Its an absolute sleeper and I actually look forward to driving it. Plus its sounds like an animal.
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Default 10-03-2018, 10:14 AM

My 335xi fbo is my winter beater.


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Default 10-03-2018, 10:55 AM

I live in Wisconsin and I have no winter beater, or a backup for that matter. My only year round options are the 535i, or to put on them Nike's and just do it.

You can say I like to live dangerously, haha.
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Default 10-03-2018, 11:11 AM

I drive my 135i almost every single day, winter or summer makes no difference. Unless I physically can't get it out of the driveway.



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Default 10-03-2018, 07:56 PM

Liking the responses and poll info.
Surprised how many haul their sweeties through the slush!
I always have, but now considering a beater for the salt months.
Just growing attached to my vert. Want minimal issues.

Woot!




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Wheels: 322 | Tires: R.275/35r18, F.245/40r18
TUNE: JB4/Trebila | 24 PSI | 100% Meth via dual CM5 | 94 Octane
BMS: JB4, Map 6 | WMI | 5" FMIC | OCC | DCI | Cowel Filters
RB: Inlets | PCV Valve
VRSF: DiPis | CP
HKS BOV
xHP Stage 3
NGK-97506 @ .020

Maintenance:
2018 - A/T Replaced | Ign Coils | Walnut Blast
2019 - Index 12 Injectors | VCG | OFHG & O-rings | TStat
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Default 10-03-2018, 08:23 PM

I have a daily I drive year around.bmw comes out on nice days or when I'm off which is once a week usually.but winter time it's in full storage mode, heated garage with a cover over it.


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Default 10-03-2018, 08:59 PM

Cali winter, drive all my cars all the time


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Default 10-03-2018, 09:28 PM

I drive my 135 all year in nyc with a twin disc
....but i also used to ride a motorcycle here for years to. Its a car not an infant lol aslong as its not dangerously snowy


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Default 10-04-2018, 04:52 AM

I drive my FBO hybrid turbo 535Xi all year round. I install winter tires and it's really fun in the snow.
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Default 10-04-2018, 07:53 AM

I drive a FBO 2010 135i in the summer and I just picked up a 1997 Chevy S10 as a winter beater.
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Default 10-04-2018, 08:59 AM

In this part of the state the winters aren't too bad but up north where I grew up you have no chance in the winter without some ground clearance and awd....lots of subarus.

I sold my Xi and have a RWD car now so I drive my Cummins when the weather sucks. Too many Californians here that can't drive in the snow they always crash into each other and cause major traffic.


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Default 10-04-2018, 09:02 PM

Salt scares the sh*t out of me... No way I'll drive the car i put so much money into! Beater is the key!
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Default 10-06-2018, 06:20 AM

I wouldn't exactly call my lightly modded Escalade EXT a beater, but it's my winter vehicle, family hauler, long trip traveler and boat tower:
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Default 10-07-2018, 07:02 AM

my Diesel X5 is my winter beater/commuter vehicle.


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Default 10-10-2018, 09:18 AM

Well. I decided to go with a Winter Beater. Picked up an older VW. It's going to be a long and lonely winter for me!




2008 335i Convertible, E93, N54, A/T (200,000+ km)
Wheels: 322 | Tires: R.275/35r18, F.245/40r18
TUNE: JB4/Trebila | 24 PSI | 100% Meth via dual CM5 | 94 Octane
BMS: JB4, Map 6 | WMI | 5" FMIC | OCC | DCI | Cowel Filters
RB: Inlets | PCV Valve
VRSF: DiPis | CP
HKS BOV
xHP Stage 3
NGK-97506 @ .020

Maintenance:
2018 - A/T Replaced | Ign Coils | Walnut Blast
2019 - Index 12 Injectors | VCG | OFHG & O-rings | TStat
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Default 10-10-2018, 02:13 PM

I plan to still drive the 135 at least once a week as long as the KY roads are salt free. It's still new to me, so any excuse to drive her!

Michelin A/S are impressive these days. 0.94 g (A/S) vs 0.97g (super sport) on the skidpad

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Default 10-11-2018, 09:13 AM

My BMW is my beater lol
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Default 10-11-2018, 09:25 AM

Didn't buy my car to look at it. Drive it all year and weather. In case of deeper snow I do have an old Audi I can switch to though. If I had an M-car it might be a different story.
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Default 10-18-2018, 11:37 PM

I drive my new winter beater - '18 340i xDrive with MPPSK and 6MT lol

I am currently getting upgraded internals for the N54, apparently the stock pistons didn't like a 38 psi pull hahaha

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Default 10-22-2018, 09:32 AM

Well, I've garaged my 335 and am driving my winter beater until spring.

It will be convenient to work on some 335 projects over the winter, without having the rush of a DD.

-Replace shredded Serpentine belt and check for pieces that may have passed through the crank-pulley seal into the engine
-Finalize BMS WMI install
-Install RB PCV Valve
-Replace Valve Cover gasket
-Replace Oil Filter Housing gasket

-Possible FMIC upgrade

-Research replacement (non-RFT) rear tires - wanting to go to 275 or wider once the present ones have finished melting




2008 335i Convertible, E93, N54, A/T (200,000+ km)
Wheels: 322 | Tires: R.275/35r18, F.245/40r18
TUNE: JB4/Trebila | 24 PSI | 100% Meth via dual CM5 | 94 Octane
BMS: JB4, Map 6 | WMI | 5" FMIC | OCC | DCI | Cowel Filters
RB: Inlets | PCV Valve
VRSF: DiPis | CP
HKS BOV
xHP Stage 3
NGK-97506 @ .020

Maintenance:
2018 - A/T Replaced | Ign Coils | Walnut Blast
2019 - Index 12 Injectors | VCG | OFHG & O-rings | TStat
2020 - OPG | Battery | IBS | Water Pump | Plugs | Alternator
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Default 11-07-2018, 09:11 PM

In the garage, I drive the beater.

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Default 11-09-2018, 08:32 AM

Winter, i dont even drive mine in the rain
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