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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-27-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By Errowen
MUSICAR CERTIFIED SOUND SYSTEMS FOR BMW - An alternative???

Like, i suspect, a lot of other members of this community, i read a lot of threads on sound improvement and somehow concluded that Bavsound was the ONLY option for upgrading the TopHiFi/Premium Sound...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-26-2016, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By Errowen
It's a significant upgrade from oem. :D ...

It's a significant upgrade from oem. :D

It's just not :wow:
And that's what I want.

Errowen
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-25-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Errowen
The info you're looking for is in a thread...

The info you're looking for is in a thread started by jjrandorin yesterday:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=903851
He has posted his lease return cost sheet -- shows 4/32 treat...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-25-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By Errowen
So-called "premium hifi" -- all you can say is,...

So-called "premium hifi" -- all you can say is, WHAT were they thinking??????? It is just one of those BMW inexplicables.

I have the complete Bavsound stage 1 speaker kit and ghost subwoofer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-25-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Errowen
Is there a reason why you haven't put this...

Is there a reason why you haven't put this question directly to the dealer? I can't think of one.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-25-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 12,232
Posted By Errowen
+1 The issue for the engine management system...

+1
The issue for the engine management system -- my understanding of it, anyway -- is that ethanol is lower in energy than gasoline: at 15% ethanol, blended fuel is nearly 30% less powerful than...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-22-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Errowen
This link will allow you to determine clearance...

This link will allow you to determine clearance changes, impact on speedometer:

http://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?wheel1=245-40-19X8.5ET33&wheel2=275-35-19X9ET44&fcl=50mm&wcl=30mm&scl=50mm

You...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-21-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By Errowen
These inflated come-on claims have been discussed...

These inflated come-on claims have been discussed in numerous threads on this and every other BMW forum -- seek and ye shall find endless commentary.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 03-21-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Errowen
You haven't shipped or imported them yet.:eek:

You haven't shipped or imported them yet.:eek:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-15-2016, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By Errowen
+1:thumbup: I went into a very large...

+1:thumbup:
I went into a very large aftermarket wheel shop one Saturday last year to try to make up my mind between two forged wheels -- Volk G25 and Velos Solo V, both around $4,000 for a set in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,187
Posted By Errowen
Uh huh. That's no doubt why I mentioned narrower...

Uh huh. That's no doubt why I mentioned narrower tires in my post.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,245
Posted By Errowen
The stock "top hi fi" audio system in the F10 is...

The stock "top hi fi" audio system in the F10 is so anemic I'm astonished you can detect any difference whatsoever. I certainly can't.
:dunno:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,866
Posted By Errowen
My experience with my 2011 535i xdrive is quite...

My experience with my 2011 535i xdrive is quite different. I find that utterly tame and spirited driving don't result in big changes in gas mileage when averaged out over a tankfull - I wish they...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,187
Posted By Errowen
I drive my 535i xdrive in Ontario Canada,...

I drive my 535i xdrive in Ontario Canada, frequently in way too much snow. If, like me, you purchase a set of winter wheels for your snows, downsizing from 19's to 17's is a great idea.
Reducing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 02-07-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By Errowen
I think its intended as convenient spot parking...

I think its intended as convenient spot parking lot pass cards -- certainly works for them!
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 01-08-2016, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Errowen
H&R and Comfort

Since installing H&R Sport Lowering springs kit, I've found that the Comfort setting is the best sport driving mode for my 2011 535i.
May sound counter-intuitive, but the stiffer springs get rid...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-14-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By Errowen
Thanks for correction. According to ZF site, all...

Thanks for correction. According to ZF site, all F10 535i's from October 2011 forward were built with the 8HP45, which appears to have 450 Nm torque rating, not the 700 Nm's I posted earlier in this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-14-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By Errowen
According to ZF, the 8HP is rated at 700...

According to ZF, the 8HP is rated at 700 newtonmetres, or 516 lb/ft.

So, lotsa room.

:thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-14-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By Errowen
There's something mysterious about the...

There's something mysterious about the performance gains claimed in this thread. All the independent tests of intake filter upgrades I've looked at, including AFE, K&N and other major brands, show...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-13-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Errowen
I haven't had this error, but maybe an ignorant...

I haven't had this error, but maybe an ignorant suggestion isn't out of order. The error message is not telling you the amp has failed: it is telling you that iDrive can't locate the sound files. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 12-09-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,245
Posted By Errowen
There can be no significant power gain from...

There can be no significant power gain from simply changing the mechanical bits -- the powertrain is electronically controlled from stem to stern, and you will have to modify the programming to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 11-23-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 987
Posted By Errowen
I think you got the right set-up if the OEM size...

I think you got the right set-up if the OEM size for the car is 19 inch wheels. Downsizing 2 inches for winters would be very unusual. The purposes of downsizing are to improve compliance -- more...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 10-03-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By Errowen
This issue arose with my E60, and I tried...

This issue arose with my E60, and I tried everything imaginable to re-pair them. It was solved by deleting the phone from the car paired list, deleting the car from the phone paired list, and...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-30-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,961
Posted By Errowen
Comparing my 08 e60 535i with JB4 (sold to a...

Comparing my 08 e60 535i with JB4 (sold to a friend) to the 2011 F10 535i xDrive MSport which succeeded it, I agree with everything said in this thread except this statement. First, I think only...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016) 09-23-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By Errowen
"Pretty easy" relative to what? :rolleyes: ...

"Pretty easy" relative to what? :rolleyes:
Expect close to a half-day with 1 1/2 guys on the job. Driving the lock bolt out of the top wishbones -- a steel bolt through an aluminum casing,...
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