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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By stancv
I use the BMW OEM crossbars on an E60 and Thule...

I use the BMW OEM crossbars on an E60 and Thule J-rack for a 12.5 Ft sit-in kayak. Depending on the type of kayak, mainly the depth and width, you may be able to use a J-cradle but may also want to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-01-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,457
Posted By stancv
2012 535 X-drive GT - no problems

Had the car for a year & 18K miles and really did not have any problems. And yes, this is a really small sample, but there are indeed some lemons out there, even among such pricy cars - mine is...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 01-16-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,598
Posted By stancv
535 X-drive at 16K with 19 inch (sport package)...

535 X-drive at 16K with 19 inch (sport package) LS2s and no problems.

I do rotate the tires even though BMW recommends against that - I did not notice a loss in performance. Does anybody else...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 11-30-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,111
Posted By stancv
Update

I thought I'd give an update on the tires; no problems so far at 13K miles. I do rotate them (front to back, same side) given that all 4 are the same size (x-drive), even though BMW suggests that you...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,514
Posted By stancv
Many of us started our search by looking at the 5...

Many of us started our search by looking at the 5 series and then saw the advantage of upgrading for a small, and sometimes quite similar price - depending on options. In my opinion, the GT offers...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 05-05-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,285
Posted By stancv
Looks good, you can barely notice it. Can you...

Looks good, you can barely notice it. Can you tell us how much did the whole thing cost you from A-Z?
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,574
Posted By stancv
That wear pattern looks weird, as it seems to...

That wear pattern looks weird, as it seems to wear out the most at the edge, but not much of the rest. I had inside thread wear on a BMW before (and I believe it is to be expected, due to wheel...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By stancv
Welcome, it does indeed seem that the member...

Welcome, it does indeed seem that the member satisfaction in this club is higher than the rest. You made a great choice.

:thumbup:
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-21-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,111
Posted By stancv
Well, then for the first year the obvious choice...

Well, then for the first year the obvious choice is to get a new tire from Good Year by getting it serviced at BMW (and getting a loaner from them), and after that to use Discount tire and hope they...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-21-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,111
Posted By stancv
It is my understanding that if you drive on the...

It is my understanding that if you drive on the tire flat they will not replace it. In other words you must keep air in it in order to maintain that warranty (stop and pump, until you get to Good...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,587
Posted By stancv
Could someone explain why you need both USB and...

Could someone explain why you need both USB and 3.5mm audio on one end of the cable previously mentioned. I can get the sound through a regular apple cable directly in the USB. Do you gain anything...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-21-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,111
Posted By stancv
I wanted to give an update regarding the...

I wanted to give an update regarding the tire/insurance issues discussed in this thread. I ended up declining BMW's tire& wheel insurance, as they were increasing the price on me (from $1150/5yrs to...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-21-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,929
Posted By stancv
I was looking more at the esthetics angle, but an...

I was looking more at the esthetics angle, but an increase in mpg and having the car stick to the road even more would also be welcomed side-effects.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,929
Posted By stancv
Does anybody here have a rear spoiler installed...

Does anybody here have a rear spoiler installed (AC Schnitzer or others)? I would really appreciate some pictures if you have it on your car. I'm considering it, and would like some first hand...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-04-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By stancv
That eBay one is not bad actually; thanks for...

That eBay one is not bad actually; thanks for doing the research for us.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-03-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,207
Posted By stancv
If you get the BMW apps you might want to add the...

If you get the BMW apps you might want to add the cradle as well (but it can be added later on - my sales guy told me its pug-and-play, no software update needed). I did not add it in the original...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By stancv
Thanks for the prompt reply. :thumbup: I...

Thanks for the prompt reply. :thumbup:

I tried to order on their website but I get $46.88 for the bolts + $52 shipping + 2.5% for credit card = $101.35 Almost double what you got ($55.14...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-03-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,515
Posted By stancv
Would you mind telling us what vendor has them in...

Would you mind telling us what vendor has them in the UK? I would be interested in ordering a set.
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-16-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By stancv
I believe that due to the way the GT charges its...

I believe that due to the way the GT charges its battery, there is no auto Start/Stop on it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By stancv
Would the fact that the xenons are working OK...

Would the fact that the xenons are working OK mean that it is not the LCM? Or that it may be only partially messed up? :dunno:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By stancv
I have xenons for low/high beam on the outside...

I have xenons for low/high beam on the outside (and they work OK). The problem is with the other 'high beams', the ones in the center that are used for high beam flashing, and I think also as...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-15-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By stancv
I tried to do this but was unsuccessful. I wanted...

I tried to do this but was unsuccessful. I wanted to keep the chrome trim when I added the Sport package, but could not get the otherwise very helpful salesperson to put it in this system, try as he...
Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 03-15-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By stancv
Starry, I just got delivery of a 535ix GT and can...

Starry, I just got delivery of a 535ix GT and can share some of my experience in the Dallas area. It seems that you are already doing your homework, thoroughly researching your options, but as others...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By stancv
Thanks for the tip. I have been driving with just...

Thanks for the tip. I have been driving with just the xenons for a few weeks, and other than the annoying dings whenever I start the engine, it's not much of a problem safety-wise. I would however...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,359
Posted By stancv
I have tried all the fuses for the lights and all...

I have tried all the fuses for the lights and all seem OK. I can't find which is the right relay that controls the high beams. Any help to point me in the right direction would be appreciated.
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