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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-04-2014, 11:02 AM
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Posted By mecheng1
Does Anyone REALLY know: 135 replacement tire size

Does anyone have first hand experience about installing Michelin PSS 235/40R18 on stock rims to reaplce the OEM 215/245 RFTs? I thought that the 235/40R18 would be OK and was going to order from...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-04-2014, 10:58 AM
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Views: 823
Posted By mecheng1
Anyone really KNOW about?: 135 tire clearances

Does anyone have first hand experience about installing Michelin PSS 235/40R18 on stock rims to reaplce the OEM 215/245 RFTs? I thought that the 235/40R18 would be OK and was going to order from...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By mecheng1
Agree. Yes that is my plan. To go to 235 all...

Agree. Yes that is my plan. To go to 235 all round. Of course the added beneft would be the ability to rotate the tires. It sounds like the PSSs might be the best compromise from the responses. ...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-31-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By mecheng1
Agreed. My driving technique "needs some...

Agreed. My driving technique "needs some improvement" for sure, so I can't blame it all on the tires, suspension, etc. Certainly the car pushes with the 215 on the front. I'm hoping that going up...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-30-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By mecheng1
Thank you guys for your speedy and fact filled...

Thank you guys for your speedy and fact filled responses. I was tending towards the Michelin PSS and thinking of going 235s all round. Do you think that the fronts would throw chunks as quickly as...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 891
Posted By mecheng1
135 launch control

The launch control on my 2011 Dinan Stage 2 135i has just stopped working. I rarely use it, so it's not from overuse. Anyone run into this problem?
Just wont rev up and bring the flag icon up.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-30-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 750
Posted By mecheng1
135 Track/Road Tires

Anyone have any recommendations for new tires for my 2011 Dinan 135i which would be best for both track days and road use. I don't want to get a dedicated set of tires for track days. The OEM 215...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-30-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By mecheng1
bmw 135i track tires

Anyone have any recommendations for new tires for my 2011 Dinan 135i which would be best for both track days and road use. I don't want to get a dedicated set of tires for track days. The OEM 215...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,527
Posted By mecheng1
RickM5X3 Sorry that I didn't reply sooner, but...

RickM5X3 Sorry that I didn't reply sooner, but yes the whine has gone for good.
Now I just have the whine from my wife when I excercise my new Dinan Stage 2 tune
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-02-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By mecheng1
Dinan Stage 2 1/4mi times anyone?

So here are a few data points for a Dinan Stage 2 on my 2011 X5 50i.
Dyno test 480 lb-ft at the wheels.

Bradenton Raceway in Fla, head wind, 85F. 60ft- 1.991, 1/8mi time 8.767s, 1/4mi time...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By mecheng1
To follow up on my earlier post. I did get my...

To follow up on my earlier post. I did get my Dealer to hard wire in my radar detector. Cost $100, but they did a great professional job. It makes a huge difference and is worth every penny.
I...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 04-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,513
Posted By mecheng1
My input for what it is worth. Firstly, your...

My input for what it is worth.

Firstly, your question is interesting.
Secondly, this BestCS guy is a pompous ass who obviously has little to do with his time except displaying his amazing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,549
Posted By mecheng1
You can spin the tires? I have a Dinan Stage 2...

You can spin the tires? I have a Dinan Stage 2 X5 50 i and it never spins the tires on a wet or dry road ,no matter what. In what situation can you spin the tires?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,527
Posted By mecheng1
Smile Success at last!! No whine

Finally after 48,000 miles and many complaints to various Dealers the whining noise is gone.

I took my X5 back to my Dealer for the nth time, and based on comments on this thread, (thank you) ...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By mecheng1
I just wonder why BMW went the 215 front/245 rear...

I just wonder why BMW went the 215 front/245 rear in the first place? Handling balance?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By mecheng1
I think that you are right. Best solution would...

I think that you are right. Best solution would be to get Bridgestone Potenza S-04 or Dunlop Direzza Z11 in 235/40R18 all round. Thanks
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,527
Posted By mecheng1
Thanks, I will check these out

Thanks, I will check these out
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By mecheng1
Good information. The problem is that the rear...

Good information. The problem is that the rear RFTs are in new condition while the fronts will be finished with another track day. I don't want to replace the fronts with RFTs, I want to eventually...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,527
Posted By mecheng1
Thanks. You mind telling me what supporting info...

Thanks. You mind telling me what supporting info you had? My Dealers tend to discount any diagnosis obtained from Forums. Tech Bulletins or part numbers are more likely to get them to take...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,527
Posted By mecheng1
Amazing, isn't it? I now have 45,000 miles on my...

Amazing, isn't it? I now have 45,000 miles on my X5 50i and it still whines at low speed and when revved in N at standstill. The noise is not heard at higher speeds but creeping around at 5 to 10...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-25-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By mecheng1
Suggestions for Track day tires

After running hard all day at Roebling Road Raceway yesterday, my front RFTs have chunked pretty badly on the outside shoulders. Any suggestions on suitable replacement tires which would hold up...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-25-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,715
Posted By mecheng1
I have tried that at several Dealers and none of...

I have tried that at several Dealers and none of them will do it.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By mecheng1
2011 X5 50i Rear hatch problems

I have an intermittent problem with the rear hatch. Sometimes pushing the inside switch gives a click and the hatch doesn't open. Have to do it manually. Sometimes pushing the button on the hatch...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 846
Posted By mecheng1
So you want to switch out from the M tires to...

So you want to switch out from the M tires to some skinny ones.....Really?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-19-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By mecheng1
Upgraded wives are too expensive these days.

Upgraded wives are too expensive these days.
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