318ti.org forum

Go Back   318ti.org forum > Garage > General Chit Chat

Notices

General Chit Chat Anything other than automotive related.

.
» Recent Threads
Torque wrench...
07-28-2020 08:01 PM
Last post by BRADESTAR
Today 03:26 AM
4 Replies, 580 Views
Fuel pump keeps running...
08-06-2020 05:33 PM
Last post by Texas98ti
Yesterday 02:46 AM
1 Replies, 230 Views
318ti parts
06-09-2020 12:00 AM
Last post by dudecati
08-06-2020 08:58 PM
18 Replies, 3,816 Views
96 M-Sport Slick-Top
08-05-2020 07:34 PM
Last post by KGB318TI
08-05-2020 07:42 PM
2 Replies, 269 Views
Can I bleed the brakes...
08-05-2020 02:56 AM
Last post by Mad A
08-05-2020 02:27 PM
2 Replies, 197 Views
Midnight Tuning...
02-08-2012 05:38 PM
Last post by E3X318is
08-05-2020 05:26 AM
194 Replies, 92,086 Views
reinforcement plates
04-13-2012 03:54 PM
Last post by BimmerBum
08-05-2020 03:45 AM
17 Replies, 3,522 Views
Looking for 97-98 318ti...
08-03-2020 07:29 PM
Last post by macilona
08-04-2020 12:48 AM
2 Replies, 379 Views
For Sale; 98 318ti...
04-29-2020 05:54 PM
Last post by mixxx
08-04-2020 12:23 AM
18 Replies, 4,551 Views
Questions on wiring on...
02-20-2016 08:22 AM
Last post by Trusted-1
08-02-2020 08:12 PM
44 Replies, 29,387 Views
Reply Share/Bookmark
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2020, 07:24 PM   #16
johnjgregory
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: NJ
Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)
Default

Hi Paul- I have been very happy with my 1996 318ti. It has all weather tires and I put sand bags in the trunk but it is still not great in the snow. I was thinking of putting snow tires on either the back rims or all 4 rims. Any thoughts on that? If I wanted to get 2 or 4 new rims, are there special rims needed for the 318ti? The current size of my tires is 205/60R15. Appreciate any thoughts that you have. Regards, John
johnjgregory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2020, 07:52 PM   #17
paul somlo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Greeley CO
Posts: 217
iTrader: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnjgregory View Post
Hi Paul- I have been very happy with my 1996 318ti. It has all weather tires and I put sand bags in the trunk but it is still not great in the snow. I was thinking of putting snow tires on either the back rims or all 4 rims. Any thoughts on that? If I wanted to get 2 or 4 new rims, are there special rims needed for the 318ti? The current size of my tires is 205/60R15. Appreciate any thoughts that you have. Regards, John
I've been running snow tires on all four wheels in the winter, which definitely makes a difference - so does having weight in the back. Regarding rims, all I've ever had are the factory original steel ones, so I'm probably not the guy to ask. The only size tire I've ever used is 185/65/r15. People rave about Blizzak's, I've got Michelin X-ice tires on now, they seem OK. On ice, nothing really works, other than maybe studs.

I use to run all weather tires in the winter, learned my lesson though; slid through a turn at around 15, 20 mph in Denver, hit the opposite curb with my right front. Bent the tie rod and control arm, the rim, flattened the tire, and broke the bumper. Went back to the "scene of the crime" twice after the snow melted, and each time, found more pieces of my bumper. I ended up replacing the suspension parts in my driveway in the middle of February, eventually pieced the bumper back together and had it painted. I learned that snow tires are not really that expensive.

Where in NJ? I grew up in a place called Colonia.

Paul
96ti 257,000mi

Last edited by paul somlo; 01-10-2020 at 07:54 PM.
paul somlo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2020, 01:16 AM   #18
johnjgregory
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: NJ
Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)
Default

Hi Paul-

Thanks for the advice. Sounds like a lot of damage without much speed- bummer. I grew up in Scotch Plains so not too far from Colonia. Then lived in Ramsey, NJ for a while and now I am up in Sparta which is a little hilly and tends to get more snow- although it was 60 degress this weekend after being 19 Thursday morning.

John
johnjgregory is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CA NORCAL - 1998 M-sport 318TI 5-speed for sale, huge maintenance list Artem Cars for Sale 16 08-23-2012 08:57 PM
1998 Dinan BMW 318ti Ziggurat89 US and North America 11 11-22-2008 04:52 PM
*Feeler* `97 318ti Sport windnsea00 US and North America 12 08-20-2007 10:16 PM
1998 318Ti, Blue, Manual, 152K One owner. $5900(OBO) pacoabs US and North America 2 06-26-2007 02:55 AM
1998 318Ti Blue - 150K miles, One Owner pacoabs US and North America 3 06-15-2007 01:31 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:26 AM.


.
Powered by site supporters
vBulletin Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1999 - 2020, 318ti.org
© vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2
[page compression: 73.76 k/85.59 k (13.82%)]

318ti.org does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information or products discussed.