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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,221
Posted By baloo588
I have owned both the 2011 BMW 535i (F10) and the...

I have owned both the 2011 BMW 535i (F10) and the 2013 Lexus GS350 F-sport. While I was unlucky with problems in my 5 series with vibration, wandering, etc it was a great car. The Lexus does triumph...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-30-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,774
Posted By baloo588
I know I was surprised too! But i saw the dealer...

I know I was surprised too! But i saw the dealer print out from BMW NA and it says SOP for the 2016 35d and it was dated last week so its 100% coming next month.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,774
Posted By baloo588
I spoke to my salesman and saw the production...

I spoke to my salesman and saw the production order sheets and the 2016 diesel 35d will go into production 8/15 and not 12/15.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By baloo588
My chief mechanic at my BMW dealer says that he...

My chief mechanic at my BMW dealer says that he drove few X5s with the dynamic handling package with the 20 inch rims and they tend to wander on grooved roads and ruts as Buckskinscolt mentioned...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-27-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By baloo588
I would get the alignment checked because...

I would get the alignment checked because sometimes from factory the toe-in is not to spec and the car will wander and will catch the grooves easily on the highways. I have had this issues on...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-25-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,361
Posted By baloo588
We are definitely getting the 35d due to better...

We are definitely getting the 35d due to better miles on the highway and great torque. The 35i feels out of breath on launch from stop and is not up to par for the heavy SUV and the gas mileage...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-24-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By baloo588
Never never put money as downpayment for a...

Never never put money as downpayment for a lease!! You get car totaled or lost, that downpayment never comes back to you. Save it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-21-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By baloo588
How in the hell do you know this?? Have you even...

How in the hell do you know this?? Have you even tried doing it yourself or even read what tons of people say on this board? No one has this issue of this so called "wobble" soft feel when switching...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-12-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By baloo588
I would take the system out of auto mode and...

I would take the system out of auto mode and manually select the vents you want and blow it at 70 degrees or lower and its much colder. Most cars with auto system including mercedes and audi are a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-09-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,774
Posted By baloo588
Thank you for the clarification! I will get back...

Thank you for the clarification! I will get back to my dealer ASAP and demand a better pricing now.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-08-2015, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,774
Posted By baloo588
Is there is typo for the SOP for the X35d?? It...

Is there is typo for the SOP for the X35d?? It shouldn't say 12/15. It should be same 8/15 as the X35i and X50i. My dealer says the 2016 X5 diesel will go into production next month.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By baloo588
Sounds like a good idea! I am definitely ordering...

Sounds like a good idea! I am definitely ordering the car with the spare and will get some nice non-flat tires once I get the car. I will drive a DHP equipped X5 this week to see how I like it.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-14-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By baloo588
Thank you both of you guys for your thorough...

Thank you both of you guys for your thorough response. I am definitely going to order the car with the dynamic dampers and rear air suspension.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-12-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 946
Posted By baloo588
Switch those runcraps out for these: ...

Switch those runcraps out for these:

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+LTX
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-12-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By baloo588
Dynamic dampers. yes or no?

We have a 2013 Ml350 bluetec with airmatic suspension and I also have a 2016 Audi A7 sports package. I am looking to get the X5 diesel but I want the best ride feel with good handling.

How good...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 42,810
Posted By baloo588
Make sure you guys check run outs of the rim...

Make sure you guys check run outs of the rim (inner lip), BMW rims are known and prone to bending far easier then the other German brands.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-28-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 42,810
Posted By baloo588
Just curious, was you problem happening when you...

Just curious, was you problem happening when you were only braking? That would explain the bad rotors but it doesn't explain the vibration while driving/cruising at highway speed.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-28-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 42,810
Posted By baloo588
Im quite appalled that after 3 years BMW has not...

Im quite appalled that after 3 years BMW has not come up with a definite solution since I started this post. Its causing headaches and pain for many people here and it pisses me off that BMW is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-27-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By baloo588
The best place to buy tires now is tirerack....

The best place to buy tires now is tirerack. Superb service and great pricing. No issues with getting defective tires replaced immediately if they fail hunter road force balance. I have used this...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-17-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,354
Posted By baloo588
I would ask which non-RFT this car will ever come...

I would ask which non-RFT this car will ever come with which will never happen with BMW.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,075
Posted By baloo588
No, you need to get the dealership to do the free...

No, you need to get the dealership to do the free alignment. Your alignment is out of spec and the wheels need to be toed-in a bit more. I had this issue on my F10 and it was corrected few years ago....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,538
Posted By baloo588
I had a 2011 BMW 5 that had vibration on the...

I had a 2011 BMW 5 that had vibration on the highways at 70-75 mph and it could not be solved. The rims were bent easily and the car wandered a lot. It was a pain so I got rid of it. My rec to the OP...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 10-25-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By baloo588
Thank you for this feedback. My lease is up in 4...

Thank you for this feedback. My lease is up in 4 months and a I am on the fence between the Audi A7 tdi and the 640xi gran coupe.
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 10-20-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By baloo588
Congratulations!! I had a bad 2011 BMW 5 F10...

Congratulations!!

I had a bad 2011 BMW 5 F10 model and got a 2013 Lexus GS F-sport in March 2012 and I love the GS F-Sport. I did drive the 6 grand coupe and its phenomenal and everything the 5...
Forum: F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current) 10-10-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,494
Posted By baloo588
Thanks Mattbowen for your impressions and...

Thanks Mattbowen for your impressions and comparisons. I agree with you on all the points you made.

Shogunman, I appreciate the comments and the link to the diret comparision of the F10 vs F06!
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