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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Jay Arras
Would you go with a matte finish if you never had to wash your car?

This was posted on a Nissan Pathfinder forum.

New Nissan paint repels dirt off of your car
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-30-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Jay Arras
It's also non-intuitive to have it on the center...

It's also non-intuitive to have it on the center console.. Most carmakers put their window controls on the doors.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 477
Posted By Jay Arras
Are you guys serious??? A 13-year-old who has...

Are you guys serious??? A 13-year-old who has zero repair experience working on a E60? :rofl:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By Jay Arras
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774574).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Jay Arras
Way to go, Jim! Pay it forward. I see a lot of...

Way to go, Jim! Pay it forward. I see a lot of that on this forum. If everybody did that, it would be a much better world. :thumbup:
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By Jay Arras
Why do you need that particular kind? It might...

Why do you need that particular kind? It might be easier to just replace tham all with something else if you want them to match.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Jay Arras
Maybe they are in AZ where you live, but...

Maybe they are in AZ where you live, but elsewhere in the country, many buy the 17" stock wheels from others as a second set for snow tires. The 17" wheels will accomodate narrower tire sizes, which...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-19-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By Jay Arras
You might want to think of it this way: The new...

You might want to think of it this way: The new wheels will only cost their price minus what you can get for your current ones on Craiglist. If they are OEM, they are in demand.

So if you're on a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Jay Arras
The 2006 offsets are ET 40 - 45. For the 2007...

The 2006 offsets are ET 40 - 45. For the 2007 model, the offsets changed to ET 37 - 53. So I would say you are golden.

The best thing you can do to keep your wheels looking great is to change to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Jay Arras
So what did it end up being? :dunno:

So what did it end up being? :dunno:
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 06-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Jay Arras
It is. Thanks, Tim!

It is. Thanks, Tim!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Jay Arras
No. If they are OEM rims, the ET is only 12 mm. ...

No. If they are OEM rims, the ET is only 12 mm. You need at least 35 mm.
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 06-17-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Jay Arras
How do I clear "Notifications"?

I have a Notification message showing but when I go to read it, the link takes me to the Visitor Notifications area in edit mode (see attached) and there is no message. How do I clear or delete this...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Jay Arras
I saw your post on the other thread regarding...

I saw your post on the other thread regarding running staggered, so follow the advice there. But also be aware when buying someone else's rims that the xi has a 35 mm to 45 mm offset, which is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Jay Arras
I'm on square 18's - 245/40R-18 UHP General...

I'm on square 18's - 245/40R-18 UHP General Exclaims. They handle well, but tend to be noisy. I may just go all-seasons the next time around. I also have a dedicated 17" winter setup.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Jay Arras
LOL! You learn from experience. And by having...

LOL! You learn from experience. And by having good research skills. This link (http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?2076170-FYI-wheel-reference)will tell you a lot.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Jay Arras
That's better... Try OEMWheelsPlus. That's where...

That's better... Try OEMWheelsPlus. That's where I got mine.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Jay Arras
The issue was with xi wheels. You have an...

The issue was with xi wheels. You have an "i".
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Jay Arras
O-k-a-y, so what's your question?

O-k-a-y, so what's your question?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-11-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By Jay Arras
At least for the tire part, you can buy the road...

At least for the tire part, you can buy the road hazard insurance when you purchase the tires.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-11-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By Jay Arras
The bolt pattern has nothing to do with it. All...

The bolt pattern has nothing to do with it. All Bimmers made in the last 20 years virtually have the same bolt pattern (5 x 120). The difference is in the wheel offset. xDrive cars have 35 - 45 mm...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By Jay Arras
If they are truely OEM wheels, you should find...

If they are truely OEM wheels, you should find one or the other of those numbers stamped on the backside.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By Jay Arras
Sounds like you'll be all right with what they...

Sounds like you'll be all right with what they sold you, but just be careful of Town Fair Tire though. I'm in Connecticut and we have a lot of them around here. They have been known to improperly...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By Jay Arras
I've had two Bimmers now (a E39 and my current...

I've had two Bimmers now (a E39 and my current E60) and find that the hand brake on our cars constantly needs to be adjusted because it loses grip over time. I have a manual, and usually use the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Jay Arras
Do you really want run flats?

Do you really want run flats?
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