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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 01-25-2005, 08:22 AM
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drive on thick snow

The gas station I went to yesterday didn't plow their snow on the exit.. those probably high density grey snow was quite thick for 2 car length. I wasn't the first one to exit so there were already tire prints, I just followed. But I guess I had the lowest suspension! I slowly drove over it. The snow wasn't high enough to hit the chin spoiler but I heard the scraping my underneath, it might be the tires contributing the noise too.

I am wondering what's the worst that can happen on situations like this? I check the underneath, it seems pretty flat. Seems nothing sticks out.

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Old 01-25-2005, 08:30 AM
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As long as it was soft snow squishy snow and you drove over slowly, I wouldn't worry too much about it. You might hear some noises going through, but it shouldn't do anything worse than scrape off some existing road grime.

I have slowly plowed snow once or twice with no ill effects.
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:40 AM
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Dude, I've been driving my M3 at speeds as high as 60MPH in the snow.

Stop worrying.
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:41 AM
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Hell, when my brakes failed, and I ate a gravel trap, there was no undercarriage damage. If sliding over gravel at 110MPH doesn't kill anything, how the hell is a little bit of ie at 5MPH going to?
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Hell, when my brakes failed, and I ate a gravel trap, there was no undercarriage damage. If sliding over gravel at 110MPH doesn't kill anything, how the hell is a little bit of ie at 5MPH going to?
Nick, how are the Dunlop Graspics on normal, dry pavement, are they really loud?
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:37 PM
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Hell, when my brakes failed, and I ate a gravel trap, there was no undercarriage damage. If sliding over gravel at 110MPH doesn't kill anything, how the hell is a little bit of ie at 5MPH going to?
wow. Sorry to hear that. But what you said is a very efficient painkiller to me.
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Nick, how are the Dunlop Graspics on normal, dry pavement, are they really loud?
Nah. They're a touch louder than the Pilots, but there's no unpleasant humming or anything like that. If it weren't for the fact that I have to be really careful with the throttle when DSC is on, I'd like them a lot as a daily winter tire. With less power that won't be as much of a factor, and it won't stop me from getting another set.
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wow. Sorry to hear that. But what you said is a very efficient painkiller to me.
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