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Forum: 5 Series 02-12-2004, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By sb540
Seems to me that in order to avoid a potential...

Seems to me that in order to avoid a potential wierd outcome, you have to go with known setup. So, to me that would mean either stick with stock stuff top to bottom OR go with a Koni shock/strut +...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2004, 03:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,656
Posted By sb540
Yep, mine sounds just like Propellerhead's. I...

Yep, mine sounds just like Propellerhead's. I think the "raspyness" is only there when you rev it up in neutral.

BTW: The raspiest I ever heard was a stock muffler with the resonator deleted.
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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-12-2004, 01:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 31,656
Posted By sb540
Although sound is a matter of taste and there are...

Although sound is a matter of taste and there are no "wrong" answers, I was looking for the same thing as you for my 540/6 and here is what I did.

Supersprint exhaust and resonator delete. Nice...
Forum: 5 Series 01-06-2004, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,118
Posted By sb540
Although Cutter has many fine qualities, my...

Although Cutter has many fine qualities, my experience has been that their parts prices are not competitive with Pacific, even if you check Pacific first and ask them to match the price. If they...
Forum: 5 Series 12-12-2003, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By sb540
She (your wife) is a keeper, no doubt about it. ...

She (your wife) is a keeper, no doubt about it. So is the car for that matter.

One of the guys at work used to borrow my 79 Chevy K30 pickup from time to time and apparently shared with his wife...
Forum: 5 Series 12-03-2003, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,886
Posted By sb540
I say sell it on eBay and get some of your money...

I say sell it on eBay and get some of your money back, then use that money for a performance-oriented mod. Stickers and extra badges are not really appropriate for German cars, IMO. Get new cats or...
Forum: 5 Series 11-17-2003, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By sb540
Between the 66Ms and the HM2s, both of which I...

Between the 66Ms and the HM2s, both of which I currently have, I can feel no difference in acceleration. The HM2s, being 18s, ride a bit stiffer but also have better turn in response.
Forum: 5 Series 11-14-2003, 05:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By sb540
True about the outside diameter observation. ...

True about the outside diameter observation.

True also about the weight issue. The only knock I can put on the HM2s is that they feel pretty heavy compared to the 66Ms. By "feel" I mean that...
Forum: General BMW 11-14-2003, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By sb540
Come spend a day or so in SB and have your car...

Come spend a day or so in SB and have your car worked on my real Germans at International Autohaus 805 965 8012. They did my clutch replacement right, among many other things. Very good shop.
Forum: 5 Series 11-14-2003, 02:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By sb540
For the sake of argument then: So you figure that...

For the sake of argument then: So you figure that BMW's decision to put staggered 18s on the M5 was a mistake? What if you upgrade to aftermarket springs and shocks that are designed as an upgrade...
Forum: 5 Series 11-14-2003, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By sb540
Yeah, that makes sense to me. The advantage of...

Yeah, that makes sense to me. The advantage of having the same size all around, as I am sure you know, is being able to rotate.
Forum: 5 Series 11-14-2003, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By sb540
Yep. Kuhmo 712s. Not the best tire, but pretty...

Yep. Kuhmo 712s. Not the best tire, but pretty good for the money. I won't buy another set though. Too much noise.

Slight rubbing in back when I have a very full load, like four in the car...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-14-2003, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By sb540
If you had owned a $500K house in SB and decided...

If you had owned a $500K house in SB and decided to sell it right at the peak of the dot com boom, before the collapse, you would have the $500K. On the other hand, that same house is now worth more...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-13-2003, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 678
Posted By sb540
Living in SB, I wonder that myself. But,...

Living in SB, I wonder that myself.

But, this problem should be self-solving. If it costs too much to live in an area, that means that there should be upward pressure on wages when businesses in...
Forum: 5 Series 11-13-2003, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 834
Posted By sb540
18 inch Hamann HM2s are 18x8.5. I have had...

18 inch Hamann HM2s are 18x8.5.

I have had those on all four corners of my 540 with 245/40/18s and, even on lowered H&R springs, there is no problem in the front. So, at least for the HM2,...
Forum: General BMW 11-12-2003, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By sb540
Super nice. I guess I am living in the past, but...

Super nice. I guess I am living in the past, but that interior looks so much nicer than the E65.
Forum: 5 Series 11-07-2003, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,177
Posted By sb540
What is "it"? When I got my software...

What is "it"?

When I got my software upgrade from GIAC, I had to send them my ECU and have them program it and send it back. I think with Dinan software, you have to bring the car in. What did...
Forum: 5 Series 11-07-2003, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
Posted By sb540
Well don't keep us in suspense: what color,...

Well don't keep us in suspense: what color, what options, did you have the ability to get heads up display and nav, will it come with little reflectors in the back bumper or little black plastic...
Forum: 5 Series 11-06-2003, 03:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By sb540
If you don't mind me asking, why did you replace...

If you don't mind me asking, why did you replace one CAI with another? That had to be pretty expensive. Was it because the new CAI draws air from outside the engine compartment.

Nosy minds want...
Forum: Off-Topic 11-04-2003, 11:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,905
Posted By sb540
The S2000 makes sense in terms of reliability,...

The S2000 makes sense in terms of reliability, looks, convertable top and all that, but I would really hesitate to buy a car with an engine that demands revving past 5000 rpm to really have fun. ...
Forum: 5 Series 11-04-2003, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By sb540
As long as you ask no follow up questions...

As long as you ask no follow up questions whatsoever, let me point out that there is already a booming market on ebay for used underwear.
Forum: 5 Series 11-04-2003, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 890
Posted By sb540
You want to hear about cheap ass bastard tire...

You want to hear about cheap ass bastard tire buying?

For some strange reason, acting on impulse, I bought a set of style 66M wheels earlier this year. I have always liked those wheels, saw...
Forum: M Series 10-29-2003, 02:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,699
Posted By sb540
The V8 is why I bought my 540/6 and did not...

The V8 is why I bought my 540/6 and did not consider a M3. For me, torque is what makes a car fun. I grew up driving and building Detroit V8s and the 540 was a nice natural step up. Torque, to me,...
Forum: 5 Series 10-27-2003, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By sb540
I think it is safe to say that any car with that...

I think it is safe to say that any car with that kind of mileage is going to have some maintanance issues as moving parts reach the end of their life expectancy. So, yes, you will problably have...
Forum: 5 Series 10-27-2003, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By sb540
Buying from a friend is generally a good idea...

Buying from a friend is generally a good idea when it comes to older cars.

Check out this link for a sort-of useful summary and buyers guide
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