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Forum: General BMW 10-22-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By LMC
Of course they will. They will give you many...

Of course they will. They will give you many thousands less than you think is fair (and will then wholesale the car to someplace far away) because the car was flooded. They will expect you to come up...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By LMC
It's probably also worth mentioning here that...

It's probably also worth mentioning here that figuring out if a given fitting will rub is not simple: In order to accurately determine this, you should fit the wheels and tires to be tested...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By LMC
The standard "plus zero" upgrade would be to...

The standard "plus zero" upgrade would be to 225/50R-16, which would give you a wider footprint but no change in ride height or speedo reading/effective final drive ratio. The width by itself should...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By LMC
I don't have such a car, but would be pretty...

I don't have such a car, but would be pretty skeptical that 16s would fit. One way to check is to go to Tire Rack to see if they sell a 16-inch fitment, and unless I'm doing something wrong, it...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By LMC
Welcome to Bimmerfest! I think you should be...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

I think you should be fine. I think your wheels (OE BMW and not aftermarket?) are 8J x 17 and a 245/45R-17 should fit fine. While your OE tire size is 225/50R-17, 18-inch...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-18-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By LMC
I did not realize that the staggered fitment --...

I did not realize that the staggered fitment -- 275/40R-19 at the rear and not previously available in the US market -- was now an option. Particularly with an AWD vehicle like the X3 the stagger is...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By LMC
Are you going to keep the original tires? I...

Are you going to keep the original tires? I assume with the sport package you have 18-inch wheels & tires... If you are planning to replace the tires as well, you could downsize to 17-inch, stay with...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-14-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 780
Posted By LMC
I was told by the salesman during my last...

I was told by the salesman during my last purchase that I could get both a USAA discount and a BMW CCA rebate. But I was turned down for the latter. I believe that the reason was that these are both...
Forum: General BMW 10-14-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By LMC
Welcome to bimmerfest. Since we're mostly...

Welcome to bimmerfest.

Since we're mostly USA owners, you might better try in the UK regional forum -- look about halfway down the page on the choices...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By LMC
I agree with the above, and would add that in...

I agree with the above, and would add that in bone-dry conditions where the chance of rain/snow/ice is zero percent, I have driven (carefully) on summer tires (slightly) below 40F. Conversely, any...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-07-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By LMC
I don't believe it is a good idea. With these two...

I don't believe it is a good idea. With these two sets of wheels & tires you simply swap the sets twice a year. If you have only one set of TPMS sensors, that requires breaking the tire beads at a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-07-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By LMC
Modern paint finishes are completely cured right...

Modern paint finishes are completely cured right out of the factory and new cars can be immediately waxed. Newly repainted finishes from a body shop -- give the paint some time before waxing...
Forum: General BMW 10-06-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By LMC
Yep -- the turnover is always staggered a bit....

Yep -- the turnover is always staggered a bit. The sedan comes first -- tor the E46 the first 1999 sedans showed up in the summer of '98. Six or so months later, the wagon and then the coupe and,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-03-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,359
Posted By LMC
Yes, you should stop. Aerospace 303...

Yes, you should stop.

Aerospace 303 protectant
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-26-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,211
Posted By LMC
I hear ya, bro -- that Mars & Venus thing... I...

I hear ya, bro -- that Mars & Venus thing... I suppose gay guys don't have to deal with that, but upon reflection, I don't think I'll switch anyway.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By LMC
Is it at all possible that the car was flooded or...

Is it at all possible that the car was flooded or had significant water intrusion?
Forum: General BMW 09-26-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By LMC
I could be wrong, but given the context I believe...

I could be wrong, but given the context I believe that satan unlatched it while he was driving.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-24-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By LMC
Makes perfect sense and I think you are correct...

Makes perfect sense and I think you are correct for Euro, but for whatever reason, this is not so for the USA.

As others have stated, cold weather package is available with M sport. I, too, have...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-14-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By LMC
You haven't given us the full story -- like tire...

You haven't given us the full story -- like tire size you intend to use, etc. I would say, though, that unless you are talking about some very odd "minus two" fitment or something, no way these will...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-11-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By LMC
Good plan, I think. All else equal, 20s are...

Good plan, I think.

All else equal, 20s are ridiculous -- particularly to we in the Medicare crowd :bigpimp: -- but BMW gives the people what they want, and then manages to make the ride...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-11-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By LMC
Many X5s came from the factory with staggered...

Many X5s came from the factory with staggered wheels & tires, so I think you could say that there is nothing "wrong" about that. While narrower tires are better in severe winter conditions, I suspect...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-03-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,692
Posted By LMC
:rofl: Great video! I'm sure the police were...

:rofl: Great video!

I'm sure the police were never involved, but just imagine the part where Officer Ivanovich asks the "victim" to describe his assailants...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-22-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By LMC
Agree. The cure can be as drastic as disassembly...

Agree. The cure can be as drastic as disassembly and thorough cleaning of HVAC system ($$$) but you should try DIY first -- a spray can sold at auto parts places that you spray into the intake of the...
Forum: General BMW 08-22-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,188
Posted By LMC
1994 E36 325is -- First BMW; In a way, the best...

1994 E36 325is -- First BMW; In a way, the best as it was such a step up from the Acura Legend I had previously. Then...
1998 E36 M3 -- Even better, but the seats were killing my back. Then,,,...
Forum: Off-Topic 08-20-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By LMC
Oooooh -- the 330GTC is likewise my "certainly...

Oooooh -- the 330GTC is likewise my "certainly more attainable than a GTO" dream car. I would, however, "settle" for an even more pedestrian (can that term be applied to a Ferrari?) 330GT 2+2.
...
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