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Old 29 November 2013, 16:43   #11
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I once had a BMW 330i and it was SO bad in the snow, even with winter tyres, I decided to sell it when I couldn't get up my driveway one day. It wasn't from lack of skill, I driven off road most of my working life and would like to think I can handle tricky conditions from greasy mud to snow but the BMW was worse than useless.
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Old 29 November 2013, 16:45   #12
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Part of the decision was the GL's appalling handling in the snow. At one stage I thought all the diff locks were on. It had the directional control of an upturned desk with a 300 hp outboard!
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A couple of winters back we had a long cold snowy spell. The country ground to a halt. I had to tow, extract and recover a number of vehicles with the 110. The two most pathetic I encountered were a Beemer and a Merc. Hopeless with normal tyres. The frontwheelers seemed to fare better. The Beemer was being driven by a Latvian, so he had no excuse

The 110 sailed through it with no chains and her normal skinny MTs on.
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Old 29 November 2013, 17:02   #15
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A couple of winters back we had a long cold snowy spell. The country ground to a halt. I had to tow, extract and recover a number of vehicles with the 110. The two most pathetic I encountered were a Beemer and a Merc. Hopeless with normal tyres. The frontwheelers seemed to fare better. The Beemer was being driven by a Latvian, so he had no excuse The 110 sailed through it with no chains and her normal skinny MTs on.
Would that be the 7.50 XZLs got a new set might put em on
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Old 29 November 2013, 17:35   #16
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Would that be the 7.50 XZLs got a new set might put em on
Actually no, although I believe they're very good. No, mine are a set of cheapo Turkish copies. After six years and a trip across Iceland, I'm beginning to like them
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Got to agree 4 wheel drive is not always the best in snow & ice I liked my rear wheel drive motors best with some extra weight in the back.
Oh yer having the front wheels pulling too just get. In the way,
Leave it to the back and the front to point the way hey
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I have been using winter tyres on my BMW 320 touring for the last few years and have found them great in the snow, I would put extra weight into the boot, 4 no. 600mm x 300mm x 50mm conc slabs, a few years ago during the very bad snow I was the only car that could get in and out if our development without help !!!!!
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Try to remember when braking that the guy behind might not be using winter tyres
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Had a couple of four wheel drive Audis, the first was an Allroad with eventually General Grabbers on, not half bad in the snow. The second Audi is a normal A6 Avant with Pirelli things on, rubbish in the snow. Its the tyres that make the difference
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