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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-29-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By AlanLX3
Thanks for the corrections - it was optional on...

Thanks for the corrections - it was optional on my wife's X3 and when I mentioned adding it on at a later date to the salesdroid I was informed that this wasn't possible unless it was part of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-26-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By AlanLX3
Is it actually the case that your E91 has the...

Is it actually the case that your E91 has the cover latching hardware for the cargo cover? The cargo cover is an option from the factory and not standard equipment so if you don't have the mounting...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By AlanLX3
I bought the Yakima WhispBar for my E91 along...

I bought the Yakima WhispBar for my E91 along with their SprocketRocket fork mount bike rack and am a very happy camper. The Whispbar is very quiet compared to any of the previous roof mount systems...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-20-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By AlanLX3
If you have 18" rims then changing them out for...

If you have 18" rims then changing them out for 17s would be a good starting point.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By AlanLX3
I have owned several Audis in the past including...

I have owned several Audis in the past including a 2005 S4 Avant. The BMW has a more balanced feel overall in terms of handling since they aren't nose heavy like the Audi although Audi does a pretty...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,930
Posted By AlanLX3
It's hard for your car to stay muddy when it's...

It's hard for your car to stay muddy when it's raining all the time :D

This image was taken during a very wet and stormy December in the coastal town of Neskowin in Oregon. Lots of gravel and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,689
Posted By AlanLX3
I like the Audi A4 series (I have had a 2000 A4...

I like the Audi A4 series (I have had a 2000 A4 2.8, 2001 S4, and a 2004 S4 Avant) and gave it some consideration when I was getting ready to buy my current car but Audi has stripped out all of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-30-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,930
Posted By AlanLX3
Am I the only Touring to represent here? ...

Am I the only Touring to represent here?

http://www.lichty.org/WebGallery/328xiTouring.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,519
Posted By AlanLX3
Check RealOEM.com for listings of all of the...

Check RealOEM.com for listings of all of the parts on your car. You can enter the VIN number and it will bring up the relevant part pages for your specific model. I flag the specific parts I need and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-22-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,802
Posted By AlanLX3
I had a lot of discomfort on long drives with the...

I had a lot of discomfort on long drives with the sport seats in my previous BMW - a 2007 Z4 Coupe - and made a point of going for the non sport seats in my 2010 328XiT. At least for me these are a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-20-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,863
Posted By AlanLX3
We got just over 4 years out of the one in our...

We got just over 4 years out of the one in our 2005 X3 2.5i. I should add that most of the mileage on this specimen is comprised of lots of short trips around town since my wife hates driving. That...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,126
Posted By AlanLX3
You let other people ride in your car? :D ...

You let other people ride in your car? :D

Being alone in mine 99% of the time keeps the aggravation down a lot.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-14-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 58,813
Posted By AlanLX3
Happy to say the dashboard installation kit is...

Happy to say the dashboard installation kit is still something your local dealer can order. I got one for my wife's 2005 X3 a couple of weeks ago and then followed the tips in this thread to get a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-14-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,461
Posted By AlanLX3
Another option for dealing with the RFTs on the...

Another option for dealing with the RFTs on the 328's is to go with 16" wheels. I had 18"RFTs on my old Z4 Coupe with a sports suspension and found it totally unworkable. I did replace the RFTs with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,653
Posted By AlanLX3
2010 328XiT 6MT - 25K miles with zero issues...

2010 328XiT 6MT - 25K miles with zero issues whatever besides the permagrin making the smile muscles on my face starting to leave wrinkles.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-30-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,615
Posted By AlanLX3
Interesting to note that Valeo doesn't actually...

Interesting to note that Valeo doesn't actually list 2010 E9x BMWs at all in their application selections. Everything they show is for up to MY 2009 only.

http://www.valeowipersusa.com/

Nice...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-24-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,283
Posted By AlanLX3
Happened once on an earlier car I owned (2004...

Happened once on an earlier car I owned (2004 Audi S4 Avant. Thankfully I had just parked the car and gone inside a building and wasn't standing next to the car when it happened because a huge flock...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-24-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,018
Posted By AlanLX3
http://www.lichty.org/WebGallery/TrolleyJackLiftPo...

http://www.lichty.org/WebGallery/TrolleyJackLiftPointsOfficial version:

http://www.lichty.org/WebGallery/TrolleyJackLiftPoints-1.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-22-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,482
Posted By AlanLX3
Seemed quite common when mine was new - as best I...

Seemed quite common when mine was new - as best I could localize the source it always came from the direction of the passenger seat every time I was going through turns with my wife along :D
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-18-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By AlanLX3
One other set of comments more pertinent to the...

One other set of comments more pertinent to the OPs question - on several occasions during road trips I have tried different gear ranges for my driving relative to the info for MPG via the onboard...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-18-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By AlanLX3
Ever since my car was broken in I have pretty...

Ever since my car was broken in I have pretty much always kept the tach well above 2K RPMs and downshift regularly when it dips below 3K. Once the engine is broken in and driven like this the rev...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-13-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By AlanLX3
Smart call on never chipping your A6 - and for...

Smart call on never chipping your A6 - and for the record my S4 was chipped and running on race gas out on a track when I blew one of the turbos. The biggest issue for the 2.7t Audi engine was how...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By AlanLX3
Thanks - that helps. Glad I got to read about the...

Thanks - that helps. Glad I got to read about the system going into chaos mode instead of experiencing that first hand :D

I would like the more automated controls but was looking for a simple...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By AlanLX3
On my old Audi S4 biturbo 2.7 it was the bearings...

On my old Audi S4 biturbo 2.7 it was the bearings that became the culprit while accelerating onto the front straight at Laguna Seca. The bearing races on one of the turbos broke up and the no longer...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-12-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By AlanLX3
Heater/AC Console Cabling Query

I have a 2005 X3 2.5i that has manual controls on the console. Does anyone know whether it is possible to take the control panel from the 3.0i models with the temperature controls and swap it into...
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