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ArtchredTTU
06-20-2012, 07:31 AM
So I was having harsh gear shifts when coming to a stop, so I took it to the dealer in Houston. (I just moved/graduated and got a job here):bigpimp:

Anyway, they gave me a fully loaded 750i, which.... I wasn't complaining - I gladly turn over my car to them at that point. Service Advisor, called me a few hours later to tell me that the car will need a new gear shifter (the whole assembly) and the car will then need to be reprogramed. I didn't mind, since I was still under warranty. Well I get my car on monday.... Let me just say this car preforms way differently. It shift a lot faster (sport mode) and much nicer on gear shifts during traffic. I'm sure that bill would have cost me 1600 bucks if I didn't have warranty though :O!!! How many of you guys have had that problem? They told me a lot of E60's tend to have this flaw.


Also, I decided to get new tires - 285/35/19 - I love them! Not having run flats, is a night and day difference.:bigpimp: Here are some pictures, let me know what you think! Thanks


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ArtchredTTU
06-20-2012, 03:28 PM
I guess no one's had this problem with their gear shifter?

NoQuarter
06-20-2012, 05:58 PM
I have not heard of shifters being replaced by dealers as a common issue.

roboe60
06-20-2012, 06:50 PM
Are those BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 tires? I have them on my 740i Sport and I love them. The negative appears to be "noise" as the miles go up. Guess I will see several thousand miles from now.

jim165
06-20-2012, 07:08 PM
I have not heard of shifters being replaced by dealers as a common issue.

Yeah, I figured the OP's problem would've been a mechatronics sleeve issue..

joshall
06-20-2012, 08:52 PM
Where were you before this? I might be moving there myself.
Is your Bimmer 535i with sports suspension?

joshall
06-20-2012, 08:54 PM
Ok, I see yours is a 550i!

heffdiddy
06-21-2012, 12:13 PM
unless you put run flats on it i didnt think the 19's came with them. at least mine does not have them.

ArtchredTTU
06-21-2012, 03:00 PM
Where were you before this? I might be moving there myself.
Is your Bimmer 535i with sports suspension?

I was in Lubbock before this, about 500 mile northwest. It does have the sport suspension, only thing I like about the 2012 535 over my 550 is the 8 gears over my 6 gear tranny. I wish E60's had that:cry:, but mines still faster, and way more fun to drive, IMO.:bigpimp:

ArtchredTTU
06-21-2012, 03:03 PM
unless you put run flats on it i didnt think the 19's came with them. at least mine does not have them.

Actually mine came with run flats stock. I am not a big fan of those, unless I'm having a flat.;)