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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By geomax
As long as you have a set of winter tires you'll...

As long as you have a set of winter tires you'll be just fine. I drove my previous car - a 325ci coupe - through 11 winters, and never got stuck. ABS and stability control worked wonders.

Of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By geomax
Ok, I've got about 500 miles on the Conti's now,...

Ok, I've got about 500 miles on the Conti's now, and here's my current impressions of this tire:

The Good: Perhaps the best ride quality of any performance tire I've used. Night and day difference...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By geomax
Good to hear. And yes, given my experience with...

Good to hear. And yes, given my experience with my winter tires, I should know to be a bit more patient. But Spring is finally here, and I was just so eager to get the new shoes on, especially going...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By geomax
Thanks - I'm aware that the silica from the...

Thanks - I'm aware that the silica from the molding process makes the tires a bit slick at first. When I went for the first drive on my winter tires (Bridgestone Blizzak RFT), it was like driving on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By geomax
Well, if these things don't firm up, they'll have...

Well, if these things don't firm up, they'll have to go. The DW's (so far) are incredibly soft. They literally wallow at higher speeds. It's not the car - neither the RFT's or or my winter setup was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By geomax
35 psi front, 42 rear... I use a digital gauge. ...

35 psi front, 42 rear... I use a digital gauge.

I have the staggered wheel setup.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,239
Posted By geomax
I certainly hope they do firm up...my first drive...

I certainly hope they do firm up...my first drive on the highway with the DW's was a bit nerve wracking. The car swayed and weaved far more than I ever expected from a max performance tire. Not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-24-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By geomax
Good questions. I also have the PPK, and wondered...

Good questions. I also have the PPK, and wondered if going to JB4 would negate it, or whether you could save/capture the PPK as a map? Or even if you have the PPK - can you even use something like...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 7,429
Posted By geomax
+1

+1
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By geomax
You're welcome. Hopefully you will be able to get...

You're welcome. Hopefully you will be able to get the work done for less. I once had the dealer quote me $1200 to repair the AC. I went to a local shop that fixed it $60. That's right - $60. Some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By geomax
Contact a few local indie shops and see what they...

Contact a few local indie shops and see what they would charge. Dealers are always the most expensive. And yes, you'd then have you car towed again - but still may be less than the total cost of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By geomax
Nice color! Reminds me a bit of Orient Blue...

Nice color! Reminds me a bit of Orient Blue Metallic, which was on my 325. It had a hint of purple in it, which made it a bit different. Needed to keep it pretty clean though…otherwise it just looked...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By geomax
Just curious - what color is the car now?

Just curious - what color is the car now?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By geomax
I had a red VR6 Golf years ago. I got 6 tickets...

I had a red VR6 Golf years ago. I got 6 tickets in 11 months, in 3 states. Red = Cop magnet.

My current car is space gray, which I love. Read somewhere that gray is the least ticketed color...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By geomax
Good point...I've often wondered about that....

Good point...I've often wondered about that. Meaning, why the fronts are lower in pressure than the rear.

Isn't the weight balance in BMW's supposed to be 50/50 front and rear? Or, are you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By geomax
Great - thanks! Wasn't sure if the psi would be...

Great - thanks! Wasn't sure if the psi would be different, given the much stiffer sidewall/structure of the RFT's.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By geomax
Question Going to non-runflat tires - pressures?

I just ordered a set of non runflat tires for my 335i (Conti ExtremeContact DW's), which has a staggered wheel setup. The manual says for runflats, the fronts should run 35 psi, and the rears 42 psi....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By geomax
Brand new tires will still have the silica from...

Brand new tires will still have the silica from the molding process. You need to drive about 100-200 miles for this to fully wear off. Until then, the tires can be a bit slippery, especially when wet.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-10-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,398
Posted By geomax
I'm curious about this - how many people have a...

I'm curious about this - how many people have a matt black section as shown in the picture? Especially those people that have an exterior paint color other than black??
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,175
Posted By geomax
Looks like the next round of letters could be...

Looks like the next round of letters could be going out soon...I checked with my local dealer, and they expect some parts to arrive around the 15th of this month. Looks like older cars will be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,175
Posted By geomax
I sent a note to my dealer asking if there is any...

I sent a note to my dealer asking if there is any update on when the parts would be available so they could start working on vehicles affected. They expected mid-August. But who knows....I haven't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,073
Posted By geomax
Here's the info on my 335... Model: 335i...

Here's the info on my 335...


Model: 335i
Model year: 2011
Production date (mo/year): 03/2011
Engine type (N51/N52/N53/N54/N55): N55
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,073
Posted By geomax
Yes, I just got the notice today. It states there...

Yes, I just got the notice today. It states there will be a second notice when the parts are available, at which time you can schedule an appointment.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 27,175
Posted By geomax
Just received the recall letter for the VANOS...

Just received the recall letter for the VANOS bolt issue today....it states they do not have sufficient parts yet, but notification will be sent when parts are available, at which time a dealer visit...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By geomax
Is there an aftermarket BPV for the N55 engine?...

Is there an aftermarket BPV for the N55 engine? Anyone?
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