excuse the intense techno music...
Car is equipped with Continental DWS tires - 225/17 front, 245/17 rear.
bmw e46, 3.0L coupe. ZSP on stock sport suspension, 5spd manual. Exhaust is custom with both resonators removed and a magnaflow dual-in/out muffler with a built-in tru-x pipe (probably why it drones). Also have a K&N CAI with an amsoil dry filter (nano fiber element).
Everything That You Wanted To Know About Tires
In this video, Jeremy from 1A Auto explains everything about car and truck
tires. Read below for helpful tire math, and the Speed, Load, and Class
- Tire Sizes
- Tire Age
- Tire Construction
- Tire Speed Ratings
- Tire Load Ratings
Here is a Tire Load Rating Quick Reference
Here is a Quick Reference for Tire Classes, Construction, and Acronyms
Bonus info (because we love math)!
Want to figure out how wide a tire is in inches? Just multiply the width by
the magical number .03937.
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .03937 = 9.25 inches wide (This is the width at the widest. Usually
the tread itself is slightly less, because the tire "balloons" slightly at
Want to figure out the overall height of a tire in inches? Just do the math
below. It's easy!
Example Tire Size: 235/45/17
235 x .45 = 105.75 (That's the total height of the sidewall in
millimeters. Now we need to convert it to inches.)
105.75 x .03937 = 4.16 inches
Now since the diameter of the entire tire includes two sidewalls and a
wheel diameter, we have to add them all up...
17 + 4.16 + 4.16 = 25.32 inches
More Tire Information Here:
Ice storm insanity!
This is what happens to innocent drivers going to church on a Sunday
morning DURING FREEZING RAIN!
Tire Rack - Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires
Our three-part Arctic Circle winter series from January of 2009 concludes
with this evaluation of the effectiveness of Ultra High Performance
All-Season tires -- during the height of the winter season -- in Northern
These tires' three-season focus usually comes at some expense in the fourth
season's wintertime traction levels. Our test revealed just how much, or
little, snow traction is provided in these all-season designs by comparing
the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position, Continental ExtremeContact
DWS, Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season, Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus and
Yokohama Avid W4s.
Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires with Snow Traction - TireBuyer.com
The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tire features traction grooves with
biting edges or teeth that lock the snow in the tread keeping traction and
preventing sliding on top of the snow. This gives better performance and
traction in snow conditions. For more information and to purchase these
tires visit http://www.tirebuyer.com
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/
British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.
Snow Hill Challenge (2WD vs 4WD) (All Season vs Snow Tires)
In this video we go over a variety of vehicles with different tire and
traction device setups and see how they do on a snowy incline.
Dodge Sprinter: All Season Tires, RWD & Traction Control
Mazda Protege: All Season Tires, FWD
Chevy Silverado: Studded Snow Tires, RWD, G80 Locker
Nissan Frontier: All Terrain Tires, 4WD, Electronic Locker and Traction
Go Fast have Fun
Tires Buying Guide
To find the best tires for your vehicle, visit our tires buying guide where
you can get the latest tire Ratings and advice: http://bit.ly/13pmnT9
BMW all wheel drive
You can see this BMW seemingly making quick work of the ice. What you don't
see is the car completely stuck for twenty minutes. The owner borrowed our
shovel and our ice chisel to get to this stage.The problem seemed to be the
low ground clearence. Sorry no audio for this quickie.
Idiot drives to Nürburgring in the snow with his E36 BMW 328i
The idiot is me. ;) Read more here:
People told me I was an idiot for wanting to drive my track car in the
snow. Here I've fitted the original 15" alloys with 195/60-15 Kleber
Kristalp mud and snow tyres. 1000ft up via hairpins and forest roads, with
a massive grin on my face.
Lamborghini in the Snow
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo, EVO tuned, Pirelli snow tires. After ~6" or so
of fresh Colorado snow, figured it was time to see how the Gallardo handles
in horrible driving conditions. Sometimes it's fun to do stupid things in
exotic cars :-)
BMW 330i, 325i, e46, Lower Control Arms and Tie Rods How to Change out, Repair
How to remove and replace your steering tie rod(s) and lower control arm(s)
in an e46 BMW Sport. If your BMW's front end is clunking when you hit the
brakes or your car wanders on uneven pavement, it's usually your lower
control arm ball joints (built into the lower control arm) or your control
arm bushing. Under normal driving conditions you should replace the lower
control arm bushing every 60k miles and the entire control arm and bushing
as a set every 120k miles. I also replace the steering tie rods because you
are already in the area and it provides better clearance to remove the
lower control arms. Check your tires because if your front suspension has
degraded, you probably are experiencing uneven wear in the tires. Always
wear safety glasses or goggles and gloves for protection. Always get a
proper alignment soon after this procedure.
Snow Drifting in an S4
Having some fun testing out the new Conti Extreme tires in my S4
*19" Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Continental Tire Track Day for Extreme Contact DW & DWS
http://www.caraudiomag.com It's a rough gig, but someone's gotta do it!
Continental Tire held a track day for press at California Speedway, Fontana
for the launch of their ultra high performance Extreme Contact DW and DWS
tires. We went from autocross to go-karts to the oval and finished with a
time attack competition. Nowhere did I get close to placing but at least I
didn't crash a car. Like I was saying, it was a lot of work but we were
able to get through it! And the tires performed superbly! This video isn't
car audio related, but then, what kind of "wheels" would you have if you
had no (or the wrong) tires!