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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-29-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
Posted By bikerboy
I have ACS lowering springs on my 550ix sport and...

I have ACS lowering springs on my 550ix sport and it is, in my opinion, the best option you can put on the car. I also have Dinan 2. Although I love the extra power, lowering that car is needed more...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-31-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,150
Posted By bikerboy
I believe I'm an "expert" on this topic. My 16...

I believe I'm an "expert" on this topic. My 16 year daughter, last Saturday, was side swiped into a steel pole, while driving her mother's XC 60 Volvo. She "center punched" the pole. Massive damage....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-12-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,567
Posted By bikerboy
Diamon Fusion for windshields

I leased a new Volvo for my daughter, and was told they offer this product which is
like "Rain- X on steroids". Put it on windshield and water flows off, keeping windshield much clearer. I'm all...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,502
Posted By bikerboy
Just received word from my dealer that because...

Just received word from my dealer that because there was a problem with a sensor, they ordered the part and installed it. HOWEVER, they then installed the new BMW software update, as they say they...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By bikerboy
Driving a 328ix loaner while my 550ix (with snow...

Driving a 328ix loaner while my 550ix (with snow tires) is in the shop. I couldn't believe the difference in the snow with all season (on the 328)vs. the snow tires on my 550. Both cars are awd, but...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By bikerboy
Beware of Low Fuel Pressure Module

My 1 year old 550ix sport is now at the BMW dealer and will be there for about a week due to a part failure. The Low Fuel Pressure Module. Service mgr. told me today that there are 4 other 2011 550's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-18-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,594
Posted By bikerboy
The dealer, at my request, removed the x drive...

The dealer, at my request, removed the x drive badges. They were unsightly. Far cleaner look without them.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-17-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,108
Posted By bikerboy
First of all, I ruptured my achilles tendon a...

First of all, I ruptured my achilles tendon a number of years back. It's a LONG recovery. Dr. told me I'd be good as new in 6 months. He lied. I was still limping. It was my left, and I had a 545...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-15-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By bikerboy
Race track driving advice

I've done everything I can think of to improve the handling of my 550ix sport. Dinan download, Michelin Super Sport tires and Schnitzer lowering springs. Quite a difference from stock. NOW I've been...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-03-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 488
Views: 40,000
Posted By bikerboy
Rolex, all steel Daytona.

Rolex, all steel Daytona.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-24-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,154
Posted By bikerboy
You are correct that Schnitzer has lowering...

You are correct that Schnitzer has lowering springs for the 550ix. I have them on my
550ix Sport, with Dinan download. HUGE difference in the look of the car. That ugly big gap is gone! Sits down...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-24-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,565
Posted By bikerboy
None of you have mentioned the suspension issue....

None of you have mentioned the suspension issue. If you have a 550ix Sport, it rides too high. That gap you see between the tires and the fender looks like it belongs on a Taurus. Plus, riding so...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-09-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By bikerboy
My mistake. Since I never use Comfort and have...

My mistake. Since I never use Comfort and have almost never used Normal, I forgot the sequence. I do have DHP. But I pretty much ONLY use Sport or Sport +. They continue to work as before with the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-09-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By bikerboy
BMW's BS about my air dam "plowing" in the snow...

BMW's BS about my air dam "plowing" in the snow is silly. I drove an 08 550i Sport, which was obviously RWD, with snows. NEVER had that problem in Michigan. Sounds like a kid coming up with a "story"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-09-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By bikerboy
Just left town on vacation with the car. Not sure...

Just left town on vacation with the car. Not sure I can get photos up until end of week when I return. If you want to know what it looks like, go look at 2010 550i Sport. That's it. That infuriating...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-08-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,467
Posted By bikerboy
Yes. The AWD model is raised up an inch or so....

Yes. The AWD model is raised up an inch or so. Have no idea why. To get thru big snow drifts? Dealer gave some bs about snow. I laughed at him. I said, "really, how about the Audi S 5 or the Porsche...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-08-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,467
Posted By bikerboy
Just had my 550ix sport on an alignment rack...

Just had my 550ix sport on an alignment rack today. My friend has had a BMW repair shop for over 25 years. He mentioned to me that he was surprised that the width of my 550 was greater than the last...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By bikerboy
Schnitzer lowering springs

Just had A.C. Schnitzer lowering springs installed on my 550ix sport. It lowered the car about one inch or a little more. Finally, the car looks like a 550 sport should look!! I went from a 2008 550...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,202
Posted By bikerboy
I ordered from CEC 2 weeks ago. They called and...

I ordered from CEC 2 weeks ago. They called and said there would be a slight delay because, after testing, ACS decided that the springs for the RWD 550i would not work well on the ix. My info was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,815
Posted By bikerboy
I got the Dinan 20% discount in December. I...

I got the Dinan 20% discount in December. I believe they are still offering it. When I went up to the cashier to pay, I pulled out my BMWCCA card and asked for the 10% discount I was "entititled to"....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,204
Posted By bikerboy
I'm not sure if I was the first to have it...

I'm not sure if I was the first to have it installed. Had it done end of December. In the Winter, in Michigan. In the snow. Didn't matter. Was incredible even in the slush. Now with Michelin Super...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By bikerboy
Putting 22's on your car is insane. The tire...

Putting 22's on your car is insane. The tire profile will be so low that any little bump will bend the rim. Unless you don't care about buying new rims every couple of weeks. I had more than a few...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-14-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,012
Posted By bikerboy
I've had the Michelin Super Sports on my 550ix...

I've had the Michelin Super Sports on my 550ix sport now for a couple weeks. The reviews on the tire were sensational. I did as much checking as I could on the veracity of these reviews. I even...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,546
Posted By bikerboy
I had my Dinan flash installed in December on my...

I had my Dinan flash installed in December on my 550ix, immediately after it was made available. It's easy to say you wouldn't notice it much in every day driving if you haven't driven it. If you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-04-2011, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By bikerboy
staggered wheels

Looking for aftermarket wheels for my summer tires on 2011 550ix Sport. Anyone check with BMW to see if we can put staggered wheels (larger in the rear) on the AWD? Would certainly look sharper.
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