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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-29-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By rdollie
The Michelin PSS is the superior choice in tire...

The Michelin PSS is the superior choice in tire technology at this point. The performance benchmarks this tire has set for a 3-season tire are outstanding. If I didn't plan to hit the track on...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 01-14-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By rdollie
If you match the specs for an aftermarket battery...

If you match the specs for an aftermarket battery you can skip the software configuration (it's purpose is to optimize how the car draws and replaces battery energy.) I don't have quick access to my...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 10-15-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By rdollie
Sorry, not sure if you're asking the difference...

Sorry, not sure if you're asking the difference in definition or amount between dealer vs. factory invoice? If the former, factory invoice is what the dealership pays BMW (minus any back-end...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-15-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,021
Posted By rdollie
Looks like an average HP gain of 30 and TRQ gain...

Looks like an average HP gain of 30 and TRQ gain of 38 across the range. For $1,500 it's a bargain!!! My current ride is an e90 M3 but when I change out to the new blown M3 I hope there's a...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-14-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By rdollie
New nav starts with '09 model year and the...

New nav starts with '09 model year and the hardware for Competition package minus the lowered stance started in '08 or '09. I think there's also different throttle mapping on the sportiest setting...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 10-14-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By rdollie
Dealer invoice or factory invoice?

Dealer invoice or factory invoice?
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-09-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By rdollie
kscarrol, thanks a million for the reply! The...

kscarrol, thanks a million for the reply! The video shows a situation that is closest to the first situation I described but I'd say my tach doesn't dip down below idle like it does in this video. ...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By rdollie
Odd engine surging at idle?

I've had an odd intermittent engine surge issue for months now and of course haven't been able to duplicate it at the dealer. I've got a final appointment before CPO warranty expires in a couple of...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 10-07-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 861
Posted By rdollie
Yup, that confirms it! I'll never buy an...

Yup, that confirms it! I'll never buy an electric 'sports car'. I miss the engine sound too much - this is just eerie...

Also, with an exposed roll cage, why didn't these knuckle heads wear...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By rdollie
I'm on a flight from Austin back to Seattle now...

I'm on a flight from Austin back to Seattle now so I haven't been by this week but as of the past two weeks I personally eye-balled two M4s sitting unclaimed at BMW Bellevue (was pleasantly surprised...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By rdollie
That's opposite sides of the same coin :) I...

That's opposite sides of the same coin :)

I haven't been able to even seen a M3 at a dealer or on the street but M4s are easy to find/buy. I think BMW got the sedan/coupe mix wrong on their build...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,252
Posted By rdollie
In rough order off the top of my head: 1)...

In rough order off the top of my head:

1) Pagani Huayra
2) Porsche 918
3) Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe (the new 2015 model)
4) MB S55 AMG
5) Ford F150 diesel (doesn't exist yet but I would...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By rdollie
Odd, maybe it is a regional thing. I know one of...

Odd, maybe it is a regional thing. I know one of the two local BMW dealers has been sitting on the same M4s for weeks. I just checked inventory at the other one and they have 3 M4s and 1 M3...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-08-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,857
Posted By rdollie
Are cars in this price range selling at all???

I noticed that a local dealer has been sitting on the same M4s for weeks now. I just checked and their asking price is less than MSRP which makes me wonder if the luxury car market may have taken a...
Forum: BMW News Articles and Announcements 06-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,278
Posted By rdollie
Arrgghhhh...nothing for Seattle again...

Arrgghhhh...nothing for Seattle again...
Forum: BMW i3 / i8 / ActiveE 06-19-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,684
Posted By rdollie
FWIW, I stopped by Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose,...

FWIW, I stopped by Stevens Creek BMW in San Jose, CA last night to see if I can spot the new M3/M4. I didn't but I did see quite a few lonely i3s looking for owners...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-28-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By rdollie
Yes, I'm one of them. I run on 19" Michelin PSS ...

Yes, I'm one of them. I run on 19" Michelin PSS including heavy rain, light snow/ice, and I throw the Thule K-Summits on the tires for any unexpected heavy snow/ice (and don't use the M when there's...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-27-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By rdollie
I think you're going to need a different car...or...

I think you're going to need a different car...or invent a new tire. Closest for your needs is probably going to be something from the Nokian Hakkapeliitta but I have no idea as I just have chains...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-21-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,074
Posted By rdollie
I just tried my aftermarket cable ($10 new on...

I just tried my aftermarket cable ($10 new on eBay) and it works fine with the lightning adapter - charges and shares information with the car like it did with my iPhone 4.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-07-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,782
Posted By rdollie
I'm much the same way. I've bought 8 premium...

I'm much the same way. I've bought 8 premium Euro cars in the past 18 years and usually dumped them just before factory warranty expired (kept one up to 70,000 with extended warranty.) That said,...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-06-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,782
Posted By rdollie
100k miles with proper maintenance isn't a lot of...

100k miles with proper maintenance isn't a lot of miles on ANY modern car these days. As others have said though, maintenance and especially surprise repairs will be more expensive on the M3. If...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-04-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,277
Posted By rdollie
Yes, I just bought a set of 19" Michelin Super...

Yes, I just bought a set of 19" Michelin Super Sports for $11xx at Costco and that includes mounting, balance, nitrogen, road hazard. If you go through a dealer I bet you would be out the better...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,100
Posted By rdollie
Wow, awesome. I recall paying a few bucks to...

Wow, awesome. I recall paying a few bucks to some other online service for the same information last year.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-09-2012, 02:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,078
Posted By rdollie
Neither the fact that the M3 is RWD or high power...

Neither the fact that the M3 is RWD or high power have any bearing on hydroplaning. Our wide tires however can make it easier to hydroplane as you increase speed.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 08-07-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,501
Posted By rdollie
No, actually I wasn't aware of that. I've bought...

No, actually I wasn't aware of that. I've bought about 7-8 European cars/SUVs in the past 15 years or so and all but the M3 (my only BMW) had a rear fog light. They all had the blanks for fog...
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