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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Today, 07:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 730
Posted By pointandgo
It's not as simple as that. Computer simulation...

It's not as simple as that. Computer simulation software (vehicle data input (multiple factors), tire and suspension date input), combined with on-track confirmation testing.

There's not enough...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-26-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 730
Posted By pointandgo
And you don't really know what alignment settings...

And you don't really know what alignment settings or mechanical changes were changed for either tire options do you? Or other considerations. I've several decades of experience with OE tire...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-26-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 730
Posted By pointandgo
Without having read the other comments, you...

Without having read the other comments, you should realize that BMWs tire/wheel set-up (staggered) is specifically designed to impart a certain amount of understeer and handling to your car. '

80...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 792
Posted By pointandgo
Bump... If you live in Florida and never...

Bump...

If you live in Florida and never intend to travel to an area where ice and snow may occur, your A/S Pirelli tires could be exchanged for a 'pure' summer tire...quieter than an A/S tire. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-23-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 10,085
Posted By pointandgo
Having attended numerous BMW CCA track events...

Having attended numerous BMW CCA track events over the years, I will have to take issue with this. The M3 was common to see of course, but no just the M-series.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-22-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 10,085
Posted By pointandgo
That's one (cynical) way of looking at it. ...

That's one (cynical) way of looking at it. Yesterday a Hyundai Genesis parked next to me (same color) and I noticed that the body panel gaps were much 'smaller' than mine...very precise. A great...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By pointandgo
I've heard multiple times that only the driver's...

I've heard multiple times that only the driver's door handle will allow exit from the car when the fuses, actuators fail. Is this true in your case...please confirm.

Currently, owner's are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By pointandgo
Seven years old based on what? Date of purchase...

Seven years old based on what? Date of purchase or date of production (DOT)? What is the DOT number on the tires?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-09-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By pointandgo
Are there ANY municipalities in Pa that will...

Are there ANY municipalities in Pa that will reimburse for such damage? Some cities, towns in SOME states do this. It is their responsibility after all, especially if they've had a reasonable time...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-04-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By pointandgo
I wouldn't. You seem perfectly happy with your...

I wouldn't. You seem perfectly happy with your 'sensitive' TPMS and "accurate' air gauge. :tsk:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-04-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By pointandgo
Yes, I know. According to the...

Yes, I know.

According to the statute...FMVSS 138, it is triggered when the door placard pressure falls 25% or more (direct TPMS). There is also a table in the reg. for other type tires (such as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By pointandgo
And you live in Denver? Don't you think that a...

And you live in Denver? Don't you think that a dash alarm from a 4 psi drop is a little too sensitive (tpms)? Or perhaps your air gauge is reading incorrectly.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By pointandgo
Well I didn't intend it to be 'snippy'...Sorry...

Well I didn't intend it to be 'snippy'...Sorry it came across that way. No, BMW can't set their TPMS to another setting other than the federally mandated 25% below vehicle placard pressure.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By pointandgo
In my career, I had the 'privilege' to work...

In my career, I had the 'privilege' to work directly with NHTSA (through a technical/industry group) on many of the TREAD Act statutory proposals (signed into law by Bill Clinton in 2000).

TPMS...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By pointandgo
bump... Really? Advice from someone...

bump...

Really?

Advice from someone who doesn't have a clue what their talking about.

It's safe to ignore this advice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,256
Posted By pointandgo
My current car doesn't have a moon roof! All my...

My current car doesn't have a moon roof! All my previous BMWs did (they were black)...my F30 is white.

A tough decision, but after assessing how many times I actually used the moon roof during...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,315
Posted By pointandgo
White...no doubt about it.

White...no doubt about it.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By pointandgo
It seems (to be confirmed) that if you select Eco...

It seems (to be confirmed) that if you select Eco Pro S/S will automatically kick in even if S/S was 'so-called' disabled. A long talk with my service adviser to come...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 794
Posted By pointandgo
Something similar. While at a stop light S/S...

Something similar. While at a stop light S/S 'decided' to shut my car off and put me into 'park'.

Nice.

It was at that point that I brought it to the dealer for 'de-programming' (s/s...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,577
Posted By pointandgo
BTW...congratulations on your purchase and a...

BTW...congratulations on your purchase and a hearty WELCOME to the BMW community and to Bimmerfest! We hope to hear more from you! Any pics of your new car?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-02-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By pointandgo
Very sorry to hear that. Yeah, I suspect that...

Very sorry to hear that. Yeah, I suspect that the bill may be over $166 because this doesn't seem to cover labor.

Call these people...Safelite...and never look back!

http://www.safelite.com/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-02-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By pointandgo
BMW is very wary of cars exported by private...

BMW is very wary of cars exported by private individuals from the U.S.

You haven't explained if you are military, government or have a 'legit' business interest. It is NOT a crime to export...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By pointandgo
You choose to give misleading advice to forum...

You choose to give misleading advice to forum members...I chose to correct you.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By pointandgo
Mixing RF and non-RF is simply not a safe...

Mixing RF and non-RF is simply not a safe practice.

Who recommends against it?

- Nearly every car manufacturer that applies RF tires (I can't find any exceptions).
- BMW
Rubber...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 562
Posted By pointandgo
Consider that some warnings and precautionary...

Consider that some warnings and precautionary advice is given to protect unwary consumers from injuring themselves.

RF tires have significantly higher lateral stiffness vs. non-RF tires and should...
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