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Forum: General BMW 03-27-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Trainwreck
My girlfriend was there to witness the garbage...

My girlfriend was there to witness the garbage can hit my car and me flipping out directly afterwards so now she points the ding out to me all the time just to get me fired up.

This is the same...
Forum: General BMW 03-27-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Trainwreck
Unfortunately dings are unavoidable. The only...

Unfortunately dings are unavoidable. The only dings in my car are from a redneck throwing a beer bottle at me, a tree branch falling on the roof and a plastic garbage can that the wind blew into the...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-27-2008, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By Trainwreck
I used some type of engine cleaner from the auto...

I used some type of engine cleaner from the auto parts store. Might have been armorall brand but I don't remember. It did an amazing job but the engine compartment smelled like industrial strength...
Forum: General BMW 03-27-2008, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Trainwreck
You question will answer itself once the 540 gets...

You question will answer itself once the 540 gets a door ding or a scuffed bumper
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-27-2008, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,505
Posted By Trainwreck
Definately a must to change out the struts when...

Definately a must to change out the struts when replacing springs if you care about handling whatsoever. Different struts will also give different ride heights. For example bilsteins will make a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,566
Posted By Trainwreck
^ Sooo not true. I have intrax springs, koni...

^ Sooo not true. I have intrax springs, koni adjustable struts and eibach swaybars and I have never had a problem with the ride being too harsh or have I had any passengers complain either. I have...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Trainwreck
255/40/17 would be too wide for an 8" wheel...

255/40/17 would be too wide for an 8" wheel though. The narrowest wheel that should be used with that size is 8.5". If a tire is too wide for the rim the car will squirm around in the corners and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,566
Posted By Trainwreck
Just go for it. you're only here once. 19"...

Just go for it. you're only here once. 19" wheels are goin to affect the ride more than sport springs/struts will. Some aftermarket springs actually ride softer than oem sport springs, or so I've...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-13-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Trainwreck
That size is a little tall but not enough that...

That size is a little tall but not enough that should notice any difference in the speedo. As long as your wheels have the correct backspacing clearance shouldn't be an issue.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,535
Posted By Trainwreck
My car is a 97 and will be 11 years old next...

My car is a 97 and will be 11 years old next month and my emblems still look brand new...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,370
Posted By Trainwreck
HAHAHA! That's what my licence plate frame says...

HAHAHA! That's what my licence plate frame says on it, no joke.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
^Don't forget about the importance of...

^Don't forget about the importance of backspacing...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By Trainwreck
My car does the same thing. Popping/clicking...

My car does the same thing. Popping/clicking noise only when it's cold outside and when the wheel is being turned pretty far. I have no idea what it is. My fluid level is fine and the steering...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
Sooo, what do you think about the TR1's? How...

Sooo, what do you think about the TR1's?

How many miles did you get out of them?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
How many miles did you get out of the falkens?

How many miles did you get out of the falkens?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 07:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
Wow that place does have really good prices. ...

Wow that place does have really good prices. Thanks guys.

Frank, how do you like the Falkens that your running?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
I always run ultra high performance tires or...

I always run ultra high performance tires or whatever they're called since I don't have to worry about snow or ice where I live. Something with a treadwear rating of around 300. I've been happy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
Good question. I've gone through a couple of...

Good question. I've gone through a couple of sets of Kumho Ecsta SPT's and I was happy with those for the price but they are starting to get more expensive. I'm open to suggestions but not looking...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp?width=2...

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compare1.jsp?width=285%2F&ratio=35&diameter=18&startIndex=0&search=true&pagelen=20&pagenum=1&pagemark=1&RunFlat=All&x=95&y=6
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
there were several different manufactures that...

there were several different manufactures that had those sizes on the tirerack and discount tire websites. I don't remember them offhand though.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
At the moment I'm running 9.5" wheels with 265...

At the moment I'm running 9.5" wheels with 265 nexens? that came mounted on the wheels which I bought used. They are the WORST tires that I have ever driven on. Traction is nil. I'm sure that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
I can't understand your thread. It looks like a...

I can't understand your thread. It looks like a bunch of words in a line.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-07-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
You completely lost me here. When did 19" wheels...

You completely lost me here. When did 19" wheels come into the equation?

275/35/18, 285/35/18 and 295/30/18 are all close to the same diameter.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
I just lurked over on M5board for a minute and it...

I just lurked over on M5board for a minute and it seems that a 295/30/18 will not safely fit on a 9.5" rim and will not clear on the rear of an M5 so it definately won't work on a 540. Supposedly...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-06-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,325
Posted By Trainwreck
The offset is what I'm curious about. The offset...

The offset is what I'm curious about. The offset of the M-par SHOULD center it in the wheelwell but I'm not sure. Since I have already rolled/pulled my fenders I'm not worried about the outside...
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