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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-31-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By BruceOmega
Thank you. I had seen that list before, but it...

Thank you. I had seen that list before, but it wasn't clear to me how much of that applied to xDrive.

Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By BruceOmega
I was looking at the information for the 340i...

I was looking at the information for the 340i yesterday and noticed that under Features & Specs, the section titled Handling, ride and braking has the same information for RWD as for xDrive with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,413
Posted By BruceOmega
Agree.

Agree.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-21-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,413
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW, I sat in an S3 and a 4 door GTI / Golf...

FWIW,

I sat in an S3 and a 4 door GTI / Golf R (don't remember which it was) at the DC auto show this past winter. I found the GTI / R noticeably more spacious, both in the front and the back,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-10-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By BruceOmega
Do you have the 245/45-19 size? The MXM4...

Do you have the 245/45-19 size?

The MXM4 Michelin tires, in that size at least, are available in two versions. I assume you have the W speed rated version.

FWIW, the same size MXM4 is also...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-07-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,413
Posted By BruceOmega
I was taking the "/" symbol to mean and / or. If...

I was taking the "/" symbol to mean and / or. If you meant that only as an and, then I agree with you regarding sedans and coupes.

BMW does offer a sport differential with a sport suspension with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,413
Posted By BruceOmega
That is the case for the 3 and 4 series, but not...

That is the case for the 3 and 4 series, but not with the M235i and 6 series. For those models, xDrive can be had with the same sport suspension as RWD.

Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-06-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By BruceOmega
We have both: 2011 X3 35i and 2013 F30 335i...

We have both: 2011 X3 35i and 2013 F30 335i xDrive. They both have DHP / VSS and Sport AT. The X3 is primarily my wife's car and the 3 series is primarily my car.

They complement each other. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 43,385
Posted By BruceOmega
Thanks to both of you for clarifying. Bruce

Thanks to both of you for clarifying.

Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 43,385
Posted By BruceOmega
Do you know what difference(s) the rear axle air...

Do you know what difference(s) the rear axle air suspension makes? Don't think that was part of pre-LCI DHP.

Thanks
Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-17-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 43,385
Posted By BruceOmega
I noticed the description for 2VF reads: ...

I noticed the description for 2VF reads:

Adaptive M Suspension + rear axle air
suspension

Was the term + rear axle air suspension there before, or is that new? Does that mean air spring...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-30-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 46,206
Posted By BruceOmega
-=Hot|Ice=- I appreciate the information you...

-=Hot|Ice=-

I appreciate the information you provided prior to the release of the pricing and ordering guides and the knowledge you have of the LCI F30.

I was wondering if you can answer the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-04-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,427
Posted By BruceOmega
Do you have 245/45-19's? Are you looking at...

Do you have 245/45-19's?

Are you looking at the W speed rated version of the Primacy MXM4? It is not a run flat and its load rating is 98, less than OEM tires.

There is also an H speed rated...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-24-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,551
Posted By BruceOmega
Our experience with the LS-2's is a fading...

Our experience with the LS-2's is a fading memory. The Michelins are good all around. They are not noisy. Have not pushed the car in the rain to test their limits but have not had any issues in...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-20-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,551
Posted By BruceOmega
Just checked Tirerack to make sure, did not...

Just checked Tirerack to make sure, did not realize there are two versions of the MXM4.

I have the H speed rated run flat version with a 102 load rating.

Noticed the W speed rated version of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-20-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By BruceOmega
We replaced the 245-45/19 OEM Goodyears on our X3...

We replaced the 245-45/19 OEM Goodyears on our X3 with Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZPs (run flats). We have been very pleased with them.

I was originally thinking about Potenza RE960 run flats in that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 03-23-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,551
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW, We have the 19" wheels and 245/45-19 tires...

FWIW, We have the 19" wheels and 245/45-19 tires on our X3. Replaced the OEM Goodyears with Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP (run flats) and have not had any issues with them. Ride quality is good. ...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-02-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By BruceOmega
imtjm, I agree that the current run flat...

imtjm,

I agree that the current run flat tires, combined with what I assume are refinements in BMW suspension design, provide for a good ride quality. We have the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP's on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-26-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 802
Posted By BruceOmega
Don't know if xDrive is a factor, but in the 6...

Don't know if xDrive is a factor, but in the 6 series an xDrive can be had with the same sport suspension as a RWD 6 series. In the 4 series, xDrive does not offer the same sport suspension as a RWD...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,825
Posted By BruceOmega
Not sure where you got those prices. From the...

Not sure where you got those prices. From the BMW USA web site MSRP for xDrive X3 35i with no options is $45,500. MSRP for the X5 35i xDrive, no options, is $56,200.

Bruce
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-19-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By BruceOmega
I bought Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP, size...

I bought Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP, size 245/45-19, which are run flats. I wanted to stay with run flats for peace of mind.

I had a bad experience with run flats on my 2006 330Xi, but have had no...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 02-18-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By BruceOmega
Believe resetting the variable steering is part...

Believe resetting the variable steering is part of a 4 wheel alignment rather than a separate process.

I bought new tires from Tirerack and had them installed on our 2011 X3 with DHP by one of...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-06-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,050
Posted By BruceOmega
In the 3 / 4 series, xDrive cars do not offer the...

In the 3 / 4 series, xDrive cars do not offer the same sport suspension as for RWD. You can get DHP with xDrive, but its not the sport suspension.

Haven't followed the 228i, but for the M235i the...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-29-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By BruceOmega
I use a Craftsman digital gauge:...

I use a Craftsman digital gauge:...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,145
Posted By BruceOmega
We have 245/45-19 square setup and I had been...

We have 245/45-19 square setup and I had been running the tires at 34 F and 40 R, 2 psi over the BMW door jamb values. Lately I've been running them at 34 F and 39 R.

The OEM Goodyear LS-2's...
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