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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-06-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,488
Posted By Vax
So why is it a big deal removing the back...

So why is it a big deal removing the back pressure if there is little hp to be gained? Longevity for the turbos?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-05-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,488
Posted By Vax
I've seen charts on performance gains for just...

I've seen charts on performance gains for just adding the Cobb AP alone. I have not seen data on how much more power and torque can be gained from adding intake and or exhaust in addition. Anyone...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,672
Posted By Vax
I own a 535 but have driven the 335 extensively....

I own a 535 but have driven the 335 extensively. The 3 is a bit more fun to drive. The 3 series is for driver only, not passengers, except in a pinch. The 3 rides a bit rougher and is noisier. You...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-14-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,858
Posted By Vax
Nope, bikes belong inside. You clearly don't...

Nope, bikes belong inside. You clearly don't cycle.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-28-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,416
Posted By Vax
Oregon too. I was following a buddy who was...

Oregon too.

I was following a buddy who was ahead of me going to a restaurant I had never been to. He motioned and signaled to the left lane. I had room enough, I thought, signaled and merged...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-09-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,614
Posted By Vax
Not according to my buddy who owns an auto body...

Not according to my buddy who owns an auto body shop.

Japanese use less steel, thinner gauge and amount in quest for lighter weight and higher mileage. They tend to be less resistant to dings and...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,614
Posted By Vax
RWD vs FWD. 50:50 weight balance German...

RWD vs FWD.

50:50 weight balance

German steel vs Japanese steel

BMW suspension vs Honda/Toyota/Nissan


All of these things add up to a far more pleasurable driving experience. the others...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-08-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 17,706
Posted By Vax
What year MB E350? If you are comparing '08's or...

What year MB E350? If you are comparing '08's or '09's and you drive the '08 535i back to back you wont worry about a HPFP. The Benz is just not a fun car to drive. Nice but never would I use the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,800
Posted By Vax
335 is more fun to drive....alone. The 5 has...

335 is more fun to drive....alone.

The 5 has a better technology package and is a more refined car. It obviously handles passengers with ease. It's pretty fun to drive as well. I'd say get the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2010, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Vax
I drove both and found I liked the handling of...

I drove both and found I liked the handling of the 535i a tad better. I drove them back to back to back and kept feeling love for the 535. Both felt equally fast, the 535 felt like a rocket out of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-15-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,875
Posted By Vax
My CA just started acting up 2 months ago. It...

My CA just started acting up 2 months ago. It worked perfectly prior to that. Sometimes it simply won't recognize my touch, other times the car won't start (no key) sign. Occasionally the entire fob...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-28-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,493
Posted By Vax
I hit 130 once on the interstate at 1 AM but...

I hit 130 once on the interstate at 1 AM but backed off.

I know a few sheriffs. The law here is if you get caught going over 100mph you lose the keys, license and go to jail. Makes me too scared...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,527
Posted By Vax
My 535 has 31k miles. Its been exceedingly...

My 535 has 31k miles. Its been exceedingly reliable. I've never been stranded or seen the dreaded limp mode. It's a great thing I chose the turbo...following a certain line of anecdotal reasoning.
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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,692
Posted By Vax
I'm glad some have the dough or just need to buy...

I'm glad some have the dough or just need to buy new. Not my priority when there are so many good choices that have recently turned over. I would trade a mile for a $ any day. There are lots of...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,504
Posted By Vax
The numbers for the 535i auto seem low to me. I...

The numbers for the 535i auto seem low to me. I average 23.5 over 7k miles. 20+mpg in town only and up to 32 highway on cruise control.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-31-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,485
Posted By Vax
My dealer will sell tires but then they really...

My dealer will sell tires but then they really just send the car out to one of several of the local tire businesses in town. They quoted me a price on winter tires but made it clear I could probably...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-27-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,773
Posted By Vax
It doesn't have to be a which is better type of...

It doesn't have to be a which is better type of argument. The real question is, is RWD with snows good enough for most of us? I live where there is wet and ice sporadically for several months with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-21-2010, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Vax
Thanks everyone. Can't wait to try the driver's...

Thanks everyone. Can't wait to try the driver's side.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By Vax
right mirror question

The right side mirror used to automatically slant down when I went into reverse, then self corrected once placed in drive. Pretty cool feature for parking. For some unknown reason it stopped doing...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,725
Posted By Vax
I bought my 535 from a wholesaler with a great...

I bought my 535 from a wholesaler with a great reputation. The car looked perfect. My buddy owns an autoshop and his words were "this car hasn't been driven." That turned out to be partly true. The...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Vax
I think your deal is good based on what I saw...

I think your deal is good based on what I saw last summer during my search.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 47,044
Posted By Vax
I haven't seen any softness in the market for 35...

I haven't seen any softness in the market for 35 series compared to other BMW models. Don't take too much away from internet fora hysteria. I'd wager north of 99% of BMW buyers never venture on these...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,440
Posted By Vax
As I was told my a longtime local tire dealer,...

As I was told my a longtime local tire dealer, Dunlops (owned by Goodyear) developed the RFT in conjunction with BMW. The 5 series is tuned to run that specific Dunlop RFT. I think he was referring...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,484
Posted By Vax
Hilarious.

Hilarious.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Vax
I've done multiple "all day in the car trips"....

I've done multiple "all day in the car trips". The fact that I get out of the car feeling pretty good after 3-4 hour stents is a testament to how good these sport seats truly are. Plus, they are...
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