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Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 06-02-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Smile Excited about new M3 -- waiting till next year tho...

Just excited and want to post with other BMW enthusiasts... been a long time but the bug has bitten again.... the new M3 just seems so "perfect" for me in my situation.

My DD: 2008 550i w/ Sport...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 796
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Blizzak LM22s in 17" size work great

I've got the 2008 LCI 550i w/ Sport Package - and the 19" rims with those 172 wheels do indeed look great - but also lived in RI for 5 yrs and wanted snow tires for the winter months.

I went down...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Status Update

Thanks all for the great suggestions... now I think it may INDEED be caused by uneven wear. Checked out the front tire wear myself visually - and yes the inside of both front tires are wearing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-23-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Thanks much - thinking I may buy the Michelin PSS...

Thanks much - thinking I may buy the Michelin PSS also for my next set, or I saw on Tire Rack the new Mich Pilot Sport A/S3s.... but seems like the PSS get rave reviews!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-16-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
'08 550, 68K miles: Increased road/transmission noise?

Hi everyone - have searched the forum and not found any other posts quite like what I'm hearing. Hoping some of you experts out there may shed some light for me. Plan to take it to a non-BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,397
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Recommend Car #2

I'm with most of the others here - like the 2nd (cheaper) car.

My '08 550i is fantastic and still loving it! Only issue is when going directly from Drive straight into Reverse (Sport Auto Trans)...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,475
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
2008 550i - good reliability thus far

My '08 550i / sport package / loaded has been good in my view. Now with 59K miles it is out of warranty.

My only concern is going from D to R. With the sport auto transmission, the car makes a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 992
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Thoughts on Huper Optik Drei (30%) for my '08 Carbon Black 550i /SP?

Plan to get the HO Drei (30% VLT) all around (except windshield) on my '05 550i / sport Pkg / Carbon Black this weekend. Excited! Have not done any tinting at all, was living in RI mostly till last...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
I'd replace the Conti Sport Contact to match the new front tire on other side

I had a similar problem about 2 yrs ago - hit a major pothole on Rt 24 in southern MA... blew my left front 19" tire with about 15K miles on it. Elected to get a matching new Conti tire so the front...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
2008 550i with just over 40K miles - what to get checked before warranty expires?

Wondering what to get checked before warranty expires?

So far I've been pretty lucky - had to replace a "sticky" Sport-Auto gear shift lever that didn't always want to go into reverse during the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
2300 miles in Europe during my Euro Delivery

Had a blast with my wife - thru Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France! :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,424
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
I've been happy with 17" ri Bridgestone Blizzak LM22s


Looks like I have the same 550i sport pkg with the 19" rims, mine is an '08. I researched snow tires since I also live in New England - went with the Blizzak LM22s from Bridgestone...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-26-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Just picked up our 2010 X5 30i!

We just picked up the new SAV in a snow-shower in RI... haven't yet driven it yet myself because wife took the honor on the way home - but love it already!

Will post some pics & more impressions...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-25-2010, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Not sure exactly what you mean there - we leased...

Not sure exactly what you mean there - we leased the 328xi from the same dealer we are buying the X5 from. I was able to get a fair price above dealer invoice, maybe not a steal of a deal on the new...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,402
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Our new 2010 X5 xDrive30i at the dealer!

Pretty excited, will be picking it up Friday afternoon...:) just ordered it in early FEB too, it was produced pretty quickly, I think one of the last 2010s as they changed / are changing for 2011...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-22-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,956
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
I've got an '08 550i with HUD, NV, ACC. No lane...

I've got an '08 550i with HUD, NV, ACC. No lane departure on mine.

HUD: +1000. I only wish I could have a little more ability to customize the info displayed. During more spirited driving I'd...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,773
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
I've got over 700 actual (REAL-world) carrier...

I've got over 700 actual (REAL-world) carrier landings in FA-18 Hornets over a 21+ yr career in the Navy. Video games at home do not even come close to the real thing. Trust me I've tried them.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-17-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,556
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Take a look at aftermarket products

I almost bought the factory Rear Entertainment System, but a dealer convinced me that the cost wasn't worth it. There are lots of aftermarket products that will be portable and can be installed on...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-10-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,587
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
I'd wait / order the 2010

The 2010's probably can be had for a "relatively" good deal with the new 2011s being the refreshed version.

I have a 2008 5-series (older iDrive) and we are buying a 2010 x5 30i. I really like...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,797
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
I'm sort of like you - but we also couldn't...

I'm sort of like you - but we also couldn't really wait... I'm thinking that ordering a new 2011 X5 would not be ready to take home until mid-late May... and wonder how more expensive the price will...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
ACC works on laser pulses

I was told by a BMW service rep that the ACC works on laser technology, so any interference with a radar detector would only be if the radar detector also provides laser warnings.

I have both the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-07-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Blizzak LM22s are great during RI winters

I also live in RI and have the 550 / SP with 172s. For last 2 years I've had a set of 17" LM22 tires by Blizzak which I ordered through Tire Rack. I forget the exact model of wheel I got with them,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-05-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,637
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
almost waited for a 2011

We wanted to wait for a 2011... but really needed to have the vehicle in our possession by end of April (current lease of 3-series is over April 30).

Local dealer did some checking and said that...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,318
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
'08 550i with very few problems

I bought a new 2008 550i with the Sport package (see sig) and loaded up. Have loved it every single day! Engine reliability and body / suspension / steering all working well.

Only a few minor...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 15,152
Posted By 1994_RX-7_Tour
Ethanol may be higher % than is advertised - and more problematic than one thinks

When shopping for an X5 recently, I explicitly asked a local BMW service advisor about fuel system problems - because I'd read in Consumer Reports about a problem with fuel system reliability in...
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