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DesertEagle50 11-20-2012 10:34 PM

Any advice for a late Feb ED?
 
Going to ED an M5 on 2-28 and will be in western Europe (France, Lux, Germany) for the week.

Past years its been 42-45F or so. Should I risk using the Michelin PS3 summer tires? Or should I not even bother and turn the car in right away and take trains/taxis etc.

dkreidel 11-21-2012 03:35 AM

I'd rent winter rubber for under 300 euro and enjoy your new ride. I've done several winter ED's, including a great romp in Scotland, and in some ways preferred the winter trips.
Taking the DE .50 with you is not advised:D

Dick

FastMarkA 11-21-2012 01:57 PM

Definitely rent winter tires. It'd be a waste to not have the chance to drive the car!

Face128i 11-25-2012 09:46 PM

Rent the winter tires, unless your plans are extremely flexible and you don't mind being stuck at one place for a few days or altering your plans to avoid winter weather.

I went to do European Delivery in late April and it was still plenty cold. We ended up getting a few inches of snow in Berchtesgaden, and I was concerned for a few hours that we may be stranded at the Intercontinental :bawling:;) .

An advantage also is that you'll have fresh rubber when your car is returned stateside, which offsets the cost somewhat.

DesertEagle50 11-25-2012 09:56 PM

Wow snow in April even... Guess I'll give it a go and try the snow tires.

Thanks everyone!

And yeah I'll leave the guns at home.

twobrain 11-27-2012 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dkreidel (Post 7206527)
I'd rent winter rubber for under 300 euro and enjoy your new ride. I've done several winter ED's, including a great romp in Scotland, and in some ways preferred the winter trips.
Taking the DE .50 with you is not advised:D

Dick

its 390 euro for the first 2 days. 665euro for a week. so about $860 http://www.edwintertires.com/rates.htm

AggieKnight 11-28-2012 12:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twobrain (Post 7217172)
its 390 euro for the first 2 days. 665euro for a week. so about $860 http://www.edwintertires.com/rates.htm

Regardless, I'd say that the price would be well worth the piece of mind...especially in a new M5.

dkreidel 11-28-2012 07:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twobrain (Post 7217172)
its 390 euro for the first 2 days. 665euro for a week. so about $860 http://www.edwintertires.com/rates.htm

Yep, there is apparently a ~50% premium for a M5 over a 550!! They must be anticipating some spirited driving in the M car :D

Boraxo 12-30-2012 08:35 PM

No way on summer tires. If you don't want standard M&S then rent winter tires.


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