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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-22-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Alan L.
Opticoat helps but it doesn't prevent swirl...

Opticoat helps but it doesn't prevent swirl marks. You can still get swirls with opticoat on.

That said my F10 is space grey and its one of my favorite colors from BMW. Very easy to maintain...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-19-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 925
Posted By Alan L.
What I noticed is that when you go from any E...

What I noticed is that when you go from any E chassis BMW to any F chassis most will complain that the steering feels too light etc... Over time you will get use to the lighter steering and if you...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-19-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Alan L.
Def. look for George and tell him Alan from the...

Def. look for George and tell him Alan from the forums referred you. Keep in mind I believe he is off on Thursdays.

Alan
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-18-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Alan L.
Who did you deal with at Rallye? Contact George...

Who did you deal with at Rallye? Contact George Javier there. He's a personal friend of mine and he is awesome. I've referred a bunch of friends and family to him and the were all very satisfied....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-15-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,261
Posted By Alan L.
That X5 looks perfect! Too bad those wheels...

That X5 looks perfect! Too bad those wheels would cost normal folks (non vendor/sponsorship) a small fortune.

On a side note did you ever get your X5 3.5 dynoed with the JB Stage 2? Curious to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-13-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,251
Posted By Alan L.
If the plan is to keep the car for the long haul...

If the plan is to keep the car for the long haul stick with the 535. Go for only a 2013 and up model because BMW introduced several fixes from that model year forward. I've had both a 2013 535 and...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-13-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Alan L.
I would wait....

I would wait....
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,747
Posted By Alan L.
What is your due at signing? I am assuming...

What is your due at signing?

I am assuming you rolled your taxes into your payment because that seems high for a 74K car.

either way congrats! which dealer was this?

Alan
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-07-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Alan L.
I think you are misunderstanding what those pdf...

I think you are misunderstanding what those pdf are saying. The displacement change happening on the N55 is only going up by 22cc.

The B series motors have different sizes going up in...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-07-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Alan L.
I don't believe the B58 is confirmed for the F15...

I don't believe the B58 is confirmed for the F15 X5 until at least the LCI update. Where did you get your info from and is it confirmed?

I find it hard to believe they are dropping this engine...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-04-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Alan L.
I would agree with your assessment about the...

I would agree with your assessment about the springs being more for comfort than handling. They make the car look better and ride quality stays about the same. Handling is only improved marginally...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-28-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 8,070
Posted By Alan L.
Curious to hear your impression about the F15 X5....

Curious to hear your impression about the F15 X5. This will most likely be my next vehicle next summer but I will be keeping an open mind about other makes/models.

The F15's interior is light...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Alan L.
Zero screws. There are clips but the heat from...

Zero screws. There are clips but the heat from the engine makes them soft enough that they just pop free if you pull straight out.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Alan L.
Do it after the engine is real hot. You can pull...

Do it after the engine is real hot. You can pull them straight out and reverse the process for install.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,260
Posted By Alan L.
Yeah its not noticeable if you just sit in the...

Yeah its not noticeable if you just sit in the car in the showroom but under different lighting conditions you can see it. I thought it was just my car but there was a thread about this and others...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 432
Posted By Alan L.
2014 LCI 550 with shaky idle?

My car only has about 5500 miles on it and I usually drive with the AC on 99% of the time. With the AC on the idle speed is increased slightly to about 800-900 rpm and the car idles smooth as silk. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-22-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,260
Posted By Alan L.
I have Ivory and I will probably be the last time...

I have Ivory and I will probably be the last time I go with this color. It looks great in photos but in person the color is more tan/yellowish than white. There is also 3 different shades of Ivory...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-16-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By Alan L.
Another pic i just finished editing... ...

Another pic i just finished editing...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3869/14670953841_81561697d9_h.jpg
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By Alan L.
lol i thought the same until i came up with Satin...

lol i thought the same until i came up with Satin Gloss F10!

ditto about the ride height. I just had the coilovers installed before doing the wrap and I haven't had a chance to really dial it in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alan L.
If we're talking pre LCI for me it would be bare...

If we're talking pre LCI for me it would be bare minimum:

Msport
DDC or DHP
Nappa Interior

I feel like that alone would make it very competitive with other cars in its class if not bring it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-15-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Alan L.
Correct. its more your lower back than shoulders...

Correct. its more your lower back than shoulders but yes it adjusts how wide/narrow the seat is. Upon opening your door the bolsters automatically widens so you can get in and out of your seat...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-15-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Alan L.
Actually the adjustable side bolsters didn't...

Actually the adjustable side bolsters didn't return until the LCI 2014 cars. Both my 13 and 14 had the MCS but only the 14 had the side bolsters which are so worth it.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-15-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,656
Posted By Alan L.
Thanks :) Yes thats the ACS style roof...

Thanks :)

Yes thats the ACS style roof spoiler. Can't beat it for $88 shipped from ebay and the quality if flawless. Just make sure you get one that is urethane not fiberglass. Those all tend...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-15-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alan L.
The price to lease a A6 you could be driving a...

The price to lease a A6 you could be driving a 550 F10 or possibly a M5. Audi also thinks they are selling the cure for aids because they expect to sell their cars at msrp or above.

My good...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-15-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Alan L.
The right optioned F10 is a better overall car...

The right optioned F10 is a better overall car than the A6. I say right optioned because tons of people complain about the F10's handling just to find out that they bought a bare bones car without...
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