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Talking Benzes n' Winter

Well, it winter has settled in here in the great state of Washington, flooding rains on the western side, and snows in the hills around where I am right now... I had the day off so I headed just north of town into the mountains and messed around in my TE in the snow. Saw some coyotes and "lots" of snow for me. Lets see some pics of your benzes in action in the snow. Nothin more beautiful than a great car and a winter day. I realize that not all of you will be around snow, but I figure we all drive such different models, we could show them off in action this time of year!?

BTW, i need a unimog.
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Nice pics!! I can't wait until we get a lot of snow either. Great picture opportunities!!

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The part of Germany I am from looks like that in the winter, and Tehran (where I lived) gets plenty of snow because of its high altitude. No chains? Do you use winter tires?
My Mothers house is on this lake outside Hannover and ice sailing used to be a favorite winter activity. These pics are from 'Steinhuder Meer.' (sorry, but Mercedes doesn't make boats)
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The part of Germany I am from looks like that in the winter, and Tehran (where I lived) gets plenty of snow because of its high altitude. No chains? Do you use winter tires?
I had to run back to my folks house last weekend to get my snow tires on my factory rims. I am running Michelin X-Ice tires. they are damn good tires, although I wish I had traction control or an LSD which I am working on getting from a 190E 16 valve. I do carry chains, but I am used to driving my old 280sel in the snow and that didn't have winter tires ... it is all about keeping momentum... but AWD would be nice but not in my budget right now. Unimog to come!

I really hope we don't mess up our relations any farther with Iran. I would love to visit. I worked in a teahouse when I lived in spain, the guy who owned it was from Iran, he was one of the nicest people I have ever met.

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The ML slips quite easily in tightly packed snow because of the wider tires.

However, it should handle that easily.

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The ML slips quite easily in tightly packed snow because of the wider tires.

However, it should handle that easily.

The ml's are quite tempting, I would consider a 350 or 500, as far as tire go I hear you there, when I have my 18's and 235's they tend to hydroplane and slip more than a more standard size tire. I think they were half the reason I lost my 400E on the wet leaves and tarmac. I do alright in the dry snow, but the wet stuff is nasty and my back end gets loose dukes of hazzard style which is fun at times, but not when I am trying to get somewhere or out of somewhere Get some good snow/mud tires and hoss it up!

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The ml's are quite tempting, I would consider a 350 or 500, as far as tire go I hear you there, when I have my 18's and 235's they tend to hydroplane and slip more than a more standard size tire. I do alright in the dry snow, but the wet stuff is nasty and my back end gets loose dukes of hazzard style which is fun at times, but not when I am trying to get somewhere or out of somewhere Get some good snow/mud tires and hoss it up!
We managed last year's winter with Conti 4x4 Contact tires. I think we can manage this year. If not, we might go for Michelin CrossTerrains. I heard they're pretty good overall. Better than the Conti's at least.

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We managed last year's winter with Conti 4x4 Contact tires. I think we can manage this year. If not, we might go for Michelin CrossTerrains. I heard they're pretty good overall. Better than the Conti's at least.

Are those the tires that are usually on the Range Rover classics? One of my friends parent's had a Classic with those michelin tires and we would take that thing on loggin roads around Bellingham and they were great tires, as well as a great 4x4.... mmm, 4x4's, if only 4matics in the w124 were more reliable... damn.

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Are those the tires that are usually on the Range Rover classics? One of my friends parent's had a Classic with those michelin tires and we would take that thing on loggin roads around Bellingham and they were great tires, as well as a great 4x4.... mmm, 4x4's, if only 4matics in the w124 were more reliable... damn.
I'm not sure, but they're pretty well recommended by the W163 community.

Why aren't the W124 4Matic reliable? What's normally wrong with them?

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Tranfer cases are crap. And the early 4matic systems only engage from 0-25mph. w210 and w163 you are fine, just the w124, benzes first foray into awd was a trial by error engineering method... I wanted one, but they are often so much money to maintain, not to mention, a fine rear wheel drive car is so much better handling than an awd car. I rarely have to deal with snow most of the time so a 4matic wasn't worth the costs, I am fine with chains and snow tires.

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'92 400E (killed in action)
'68 280 SE/8 (High School Sweetheart)
'95 E320 (mother's)
'60 190D (dad's new project)
'05 A6 Allroad 2.7t (dad's ride)
'84 190E (sold)
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