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post #61 of 178 Old 22nd December 2017, 12:43 AM
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Just a personal note with no specific pics, also recently installed:

Hella Optilux 3000K yellow fog light bulbs for snow and that thick New England fog,
New front and rear license plates that I ordered when I registered the car, they finally came in awhile ago after several months and went on the car today! Took the rear BMW license plate frame and moved it to the front tow hook mount so it offers some protection around the edge of the plate so you don't cut your legs if you happen to walk too closely to my bumper.
Looks great! Yeah I know all about New England fog. This was in Northern Vermont in October.
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Damn that's a lot of fog man! What is that yellow/orange fog lamp on your dash, rear fogs? Did you custom install that or was it a factory option? Sweet man..

In other news, yesterday, I took the day off, went to a buddy's house and installed my new Dinan rear exhaust section. MY GOD the song this car sings at WOT is just insane now. I need to live with this sound and car for the rest of my life!
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Damn that's a lot of fog man! What is that yellow/orange fog lamp on your dash, rear fogs? Did you custom install that or was it a factory option? Sweet man..

In other news, yesterday, I took the day off, went to a buddy's house and installed my new Dinan rear exhaust section. MY GOD the song this car sings at WOT is just insane now. I need to live with this sound and car for the rest of my life!
It sure was, thick as pea soup! The yellow light is the rear fog lamp. A factory option our cars have, but not active/wired in North American models. All it takes is about 50' of wire, and the switch to make it work. Exhaust upgrade sounds nice.

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Roads on the way to work this morning were horrible. We got about 6 inches of snow in 3 inches of slush all mixed in there everyone was forced to take care of it last night because the temperatures just continue to drop and are now around 13°. Woke up to some ice chunks at the bottom of my driveway that I couldn’t really move I just tried chipping them apart with a shovel so they would not rake the bottom of my car when I backed out. Poor m5

It was nuts, the fast lane and middle lane we’re totally iced over for large stretches of miles of highway this morning with only the slow lane to travel in, hopefully the plows will come clean it out soon but it’s so cold it may just stick to the road. Have a garage at work to park under but I see the sun coming out maybe it’s better to go outside with this kind of cold so the sun can warm it up a little bit.. but then there’s the wind chill! Ahh I will leave her under the garage...





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You got lucky. We got about 15".
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You got lucky. We got about 15".
Goddamned that's sad to see!!!! For once I was so so glad I put in the 2 months of work earlier this year to clean out my old crappy garage just so I could shove my car in there with 1 inch of space on either side going through the door. It was days like yesterday and seeing your pic that make me glad I did all that.

I will say though, I'd take 15 inches of cold bone dry snow any day over the sloppy wet slush and freezing rain we had mixed in. I went out for the first round with the snow blower and it just clogged and bogged and was like pushing water with slush mixed in, totally useless. Had to shovel the entire driveway as I knew if I left it for later, it would be a skating rink with temps dropping and impossible to move. Went out later for round two and the blower worked enough to move most of it, but it had turned back to freezing rain at that time and was adding a nice layer of crust on everything. Came into work about 15 miles west and they have over a foot here, and all trees are bare with no snow. It's like that line of wet snow and dry snow was in between my house and work! Now was stupid heavy... now ice chunks at bottom of driveway that won't go away for weeks.

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Goddamned that's sad to see!!!! For once I was so so glad I put in the 2 months of work earlier this year to clean out my old crappy garage just so I could shove my car in there with 1 inch of space on either side going through the door. It was days like yesterday and seeing your pic that make me glad I did all that.

I will say though, I'd take 15 inches of cold bone dry snow any day over the sloppy wet slush and freezing rain we had mixed in. I went out for the first round with the snow blower and it just clogged and bogged and was like pushing water with slush mixed in, totally useless. Had to shovel the entire driveway as I knew if I left it for later, it would be a skating rink with temps dropping and impossible to move. Went out later for round two and the blower worked enough to move most of it, but it had turned back to freezing rain at that time and was adding a nice layer of crust on everything. Came into work about 15 miles west and they have over a foot here, and all trees are bare with no snow. It's like that line of wet snow and dry snow was in between my house and work! Now was stupid heavy... now ice chunks at bottom of driveway that won't go away for weeks.
Yeah, unfortunately I only have room for one in the garage and the e92 gets the spot. I know very well the wet snow you speak of, it sucks. Makes a snow thrower useless. I luckily did not have any of that.

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