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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-30-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By LMC
Most discussions about negotiating strategy...

Most discussions about negotiating strategy include the advice that you MUST be willing to walk away if you are not satisfied with the deal offered. Good advice and I think many/most salesman will...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-29-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 209
Posted By LMC
You haven't given us detailed info (which wheels?...

You haven't given us detailed info (which wheels? which model of Blizzak?) but here's what I think is going on:
-- Your car has OE BMW 8" wide wheels in front and the rears are 8.5" wide.
-- Your...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 01-24-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By LMC
On a related issue, I would like to withdraw...

On a related issue, I would like to withdraw $350,000 from a bank where I do not have an account. Can somebody -- preferably somebody with a legal/financial background -- explain how to do this...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-12-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By LMC
Easy to buy the older style: dealership parts...

Easy to buy the older style: dealership parts dept. Oh, wait... you said for a good price...in that case you need to find somebody who took theirs off to replace them with something...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-10-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By LMC
Sorry to see this. My WAG...18.5K

Sorry to see this. My WAG...18.5K
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-28-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By LMC
I like pie.

I like pie.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By LMC
I can't help OP, but I would like to say that...

I can't help OP, but I would like to say that ard's posts in this thread are some of the most useful advice I've ever seen on bimmerfest.
:thumbup:
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 833
Posted By LMC
Goods news! Although I suppose the OP has given...

Goods news! Although I suppose the OP has given up, sold the wheels or car, etc.

According to
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com
the weight of the 8 x 17 style 119 wheel is 10.49 kg

My...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By LMC
I've had a set on my 2014 X3 for a few months....

I've had a set on my 2014 X3 for a few months. Much more comfortable ride that the factory-fitted runflats. I like 'em.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By LMC
And the word is also going around that German car...

And the word is also going around that German car mag auto motor und sport is reporting that the mid-life update 991s will also go to turbos for smaller displacement engines. It appears that turbos...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,720
Posted By LMC
Welcome to bimmerfest! Tire Rack's web site...

Welcome to bimmerfest!

Tire Rack's web site says that there are some aftermarket (not OE BMW) 17-inch fitments for the F25 X3 35i, and so I think the wheels will fit. Note that our newer X3s use a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-05-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By LMC
Let's start with the easiest question: Run flat...

Let's start with the easiest question: Run flat rims? Nope, no such thing -- you can mount a run-flat or a non-run flat on any wheel (rim).

You say you've got 18-inchers now, so I'm assuming you...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-31-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By LMC
As the purchaser of a 3.4 Boxster S, I agree with...

As the purchaser of a 3.4 Boxster S, I agree with your first point and would've bought a 2.7 if do-overs were allowed. (I also feel the same way about the X3 3.5i -- the 4 cyl would've been just...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-26-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 514
Posted By LMC
I would vote not at all noticeable. If memory...

I would vote not at all noticeable. If memory serves, the BBS wheels I put on my E46 (325iT) were 17 x 8 ET38. No problems whatsoever.
Forum: General BMW 10-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By LMC
Of course they will. They will give you many...

Of course they will. They will give you many thousands less than you think is fair (and will then wholesale the car to someplace far away) because the car was flooded. They will expect you to come up...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By LMC
It's probably also worth mentioning here that...

It's probably also worth mentioning here that figuring out if a given fitting will rub is not simple: In order to accurately determine this, you should fit the wheels and tires to be tested...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By LMC
The standard "plus zero" upgrade would be to...

The standard "plus zero" upgrade would be to 225/50R-16, which would give you a wider footprint but no change in ride height or speedo reading/effective final drive ratio. The width by itself should...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 877
Posted By LMC
I don't have such a car, but would be pretty...

I don't have such a car, but would be pretty skeptical that 16s would fit. One way to check is to go to Tire Rack to see if they sell a 16-inch fitment, and unless I'm doing something wrong, it...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By LMC
Welcome to Bimmerfest! I think you should be...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

I think you should be fine. I think your wheels (OE BMW and not aftermarket?) are 8J x 17 and a 245/45R-17 should fit fine. While your OE tire size is 225/50R-17, 18-inch...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By LMC
I did not realize that the staggered fitment --...

I did not realize that the staggered fitment -- 275/40R-19 at the rear and not previously available in the US market -- was now an option. Particularly with an AWD vehicle like the X3 the stagger is...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By LMC
Are you going to keep the original tires? I...

Are you going to keep the original tires? I assume with the sport package you have 18-inch wheels & tires... If you are planning to replace the tires as well, you could downsize to 17-inch, stay with...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-14-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,361
Posted By LMC
I was told by the salesman during my last...

I was told by the salesman during my last purchase that I could get both a USAA discount and a BMW CCA rebate. But I was turned down for the latter. I believe that the reason was that these are both...
Forum: General BMW 10-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By LMC
Welcome to bimmerfest. Since we're mostly...

Welcome to bimmerfest.

Since we're mostly USA owners, you might better try in the UK regional forum -- look about halfway down the page on the choices...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 681
Posted By LMC
I agree with the above, and would add that in...

I agree with the above, and would add that in bone-dry conditions where the chance of rain/snow/ice is zero percent, I have driven (carefully) on summer tires (slightly) below 40F. Conversely, any...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By LMC
I don't believe it is a good idea. With these two...

I don't believe it is a good idea. With these two sets of wheels & tires you simply swap the sets twice a year. If you have only one set of TPMS sensors, that requires breaking the tire beads at a...
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