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Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 10-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By baloo588
Thanks Mattbowen for your impressions and...

Thanks Mattbowen for your impressions and comparisons. I agree with you on all the points you made.

Shogunman, I appreciate the comments and the link to the diret comparision of the F10 vs F06!
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 10-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By baloo588
I asked my dealer if they will sell one and they...

I asked my dealer if they will sell one and they have no clue. I mean, come on Audi sells the A7 TDI.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 10-02-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,263
Posted By baloo588
Gorgeous! I wish the damn BMWUSA can have some...

Gorgeous! I wish the damn BMWUSA can have some good diesel options!
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 10-02-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By baloo588
Any previous F10 owners with the new 6 gran coupe?

I use to have a 2011 BMW 535xi F10 model which I sold due to many problems including vibration in the chassis on the highway that couldn't be solved by the dealers in my area. I did not like the base...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By baloo588
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,871
Posted By baloo588
Well count me as one of the guy who originally...

Well count me as one of the guy who originally started this post 2-3 years ago. I have not gone back to BMW yet and I am very hesitant right now. I will give myself about 10 years at least until I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,871
Posted By baloo588
You are right, this is why I avoided discount...

You are right, this is why I avoided discount tire for the last 8 years since they were so incompetent and couldn't utilize the hunter road force machine with my low profile rims in the mid 2000s. I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-21-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,871
Posted By baloo588
The hunter road force machine will show you the...

The hunter road force machine will show you the exact read out of the total road force in lbs. They can't guarantee that rematching the tire to the rim will get below 10 lbs. IF thats the case and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-19-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By baloo588
Why not just buy a portable air compressor and...

Why not just buy a portable air compressor and keep it in your garage? Only 50 dollars from black and decker and you don't have to use money at the gas station or wait for others or drive all the way...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By baloo588
I did notice it on grooved pavements in the city...

I did notice it on grooved pavements in the city but also on the highway with smooth paved blacktop so I will have the X5 alignment checked and done properly (e.g.: more toe-in and bit negative...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By baloo588
Hi guys, No Sports package or DHP. Just the...

Hi guys,

No Sports package or DHP. Just the standard suspension.

I highly believe its the run flat tires giving this strange sensation so I will look at some decent Michelins and get the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 869
Posted By baloo588
You have too much toe-in on that wheel causing...

You have too much toe-in on that wheel causing feathering (outside wear more then inside).
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 812
Posted By baloo588
X5 twitchy and poor stability highway

Hello all,

I drove my cousin's 2015 BMW X5 on the highway yesterday and found it very smooth and comfortable even with the run flats but the downside was the steering was too light and twitchy....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,871
Posted By baloo588
I traded my 2011 vibrating BMW 5 for the new 2013...

I traded my 2011 vibrating BMW 5 for the new 2013 Lexus GSF-sport and hell its exciting to drive Check it out and you might be impressed as how exciting Lexus is now. Sorry for the off topic but I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-12-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,871
Posted By baloo588
We use hunter road force this day in age to...

We use hunter road force this day in age to detect out of round tires so they can be remounted or discarded/returned for another tire. Truing is not used often these days. Eitherway it did not solve...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-25-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,883
Posted By baloo588
Same here. I though we were talking about the 5...

Same here. I though we were talking about the 5 and the GS right? Do you want to intervene or should I ? :D
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-24-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,883
Posted By baloo588
Yeah, I agree that the premium suspension GS is a...

Yeah, I agree that the premium suspension GS is a bit numb and less involving. The F-sport livens things up a lot and makes it more connected to the road. It was too firm for me with the performance...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,883
Posted By baloo588
I have a 2013 GS350 F-Sport AWD and It does have...

I have a 2013 GS350 F-Sport AWD and It does have a much better handling then my 2010 BMW 5 series with standard suspension. The steering is better feedback on the GS then the new 5. I tried a new...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-15-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By baloo588
OP has posted a very good lesson. I always avoid...

OP has posted a very good lesson. I always avoid tires older then 6-12 months because newer tires have less chance of sticking to their mold even with the molding compounds leading to out of round...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,475
Posted By baloo588
You are correct unless for some rare reasons the...

You are correct unless for some rare reasons the rims are bent you might still get vibration with total road force below 10 lbs.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,475
Posted By baloo588
Sorry for the confusion. The flange plate adapter...

Sorry for the confusion. The flange plate adapter is only used to mount the wheel onto the hunter road force machine rather then using the center cone adapter that many discount tire stores have. It...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,475
Posted By baloo588
So sorry for late response. Yes you are correct...

So sorry for late response. Yes you are correct that the discount tire guys are using an universal center adapter which is not that good. You need to use the 5 lug adapter called the haweka adapter...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 26,871
Posted By baloo588
Whats so appalling and baffling is that great...

Whats so appalling and baffling is that great big fast growing company like BMW cannot get this fixed after 3 years ago when I first had vibration on this 2011 BMW 5. Its a terrible shame that many...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-05-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,475
Posted By baloo588
A .001 inch of a run out is equivalent to 1 lbs...

A .001 inch of a run out is equivalent to 1 lbs road force. Hence if you have .009 runout then that is 9 lbs which is excellent. The .012 runout is 12 lbs which is marginal at best for this damn...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-31-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,475
Posted By baloo588
No, its not the tires. Its those damn Avant Garde...

No, its not the tires. Its those damn Avant Garde knockoffs. I had the same ones and damn they vibrated like crazy despite good road force and they were not fitting the hubs well. I returned them in...
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