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Forum: General BMW 08-19-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By jsimon7777
Well, to be safe, don't take a silver-haired male...

Well, to be safe, don't take a silver-haired male instructor. Then it might be. With the guy ruining it, it felt kind of like waste.
Forum: General BMW 08-18-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By jsimon7777
Sucks to be me, then!

Sucks to be me, then!
Forum: General BMW 08-18-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By jsimon7777
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience Autocross

I just did the Ultimate Driving Experience Autocross today at the old Alameda naval base in California. I appreciate that BMW offers such events. I took a 650 Gran Coupe out for a spin. Lots of...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 03-10-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By jsimon7777
PFC Brake Pads

Model 0919.06.17.44
Model 0918.06.19.44

One track day on them. Damn good pads. Way better than stock. No longer have the car.

Make an offer.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By jsimon7777
Put the car up on a lift. Jacking and stands is...

Put the car up on a lift. Jacking and stands is possible too. Spin the wheel freely. Look at the edge of the wheel. If it goes in and out from the edge, the wheel is bent. Think of it as a...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-26-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,113
Posted By jsimon7777
Costco batteries are fine. There are lots of...

Costco batteries are fine. There are lots of arguments about whether it's worth the effort to register the new battery with the car. I went a year unregistered without issue before selling the car.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-26-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By jsimon7777
http://www.automalltintspecialist.com/ We used...

http://www.automalltintspecialist.com/ We used this guy on our Scion. I think I'll use him on our new Scion. The work was great. The tint has lasted except for where we've damaged it ourselves. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-21-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,794
Posted By jsimon7777
I would make sure you have money saved up for...

I would make sure you have money saved up for repairs. It's just a matter of time with the car. If you're putting 5k miles on it a year, not a problem right away. 15k miles? Get a newer car...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2013, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By jsimon7777
Just go to a local place. It's not a hard job. ...

Just go to a local place. It's not a hard job. They do it all the time.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-12-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,085
Posted By jsimon7777
Here's the best part about the Pilot Super...

Here's the best part about the Pilot Super Sports, they have a warranty! Most warranties don't apply to staggered tire cars that can't rotate. Get an alignment with the tires then go hog wild. ...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By jsimon7777
I will answer questions if you ask nice, but...

I will answer questions if you ask nice, but you're not allowed to touch it! ;)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By jsimon7777
Thanks! I'm finding it hard to leave this forum,...

Thanks! I'm finding it hard to leave this forum, BTW.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By jsimon7777
Oh, I thought about the E36. The repairs,...

Oh, I thought about the E36. The repairs, however, would drive me nuts. Plus newer cars are much safer, and I have little kids. I also commute on a canyon road, so I get to use the suspension all...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By jsimon7777
So long, farewell Auf Wiedersehen, goodnight

I traded in the 550i for a Scion FR-S. So long 360HP. I'll miss you. So long hugely expensive maintenance items. I'll not miss you. Sport seat, I think I'll miss you most of all. Perhaps I'll...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-08-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By jsimon7777
I wouldn't worry about them unless your ride...

I wouldn't worry about them unless your ride feels like crap. If the shocks are leaking, replace them. Otherwise, keep them.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By jsimon7777
As of yet, I have not run into an unethical...

As of yet, I have not run into an unethical service adviser. The worst they do is say I need to replace my tires a bit earlier than I want to, but then I run them down pretty far.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-11-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By jsimon7777
Considering it's a 60k+ car, paying 3000 at 100k...

Considering it's a 60k+ car, paying 3000 at 100k miles for repairs is not to be unexpected. I keep looking at the Scion FR-S. Then I get into the 550i, turn on the seat heater and steering wheel...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By jsimon7777
They can do it wrong, but it won't make much of a...

They can do it wrong, but it won't make much of a difference. Your battery might not last as long. That is all. Nothing to sweat about.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 39,877
Posted By jsimon7777
I replaced my battery with a lead acid and didn't...

I replaced my battery with a lead acid and didn't register it. No problems after 5k miles. I just pulled the old one, put in the new, and put some shims in to keep it from sliding around as it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By jsimon7777
You would be pretty hard-pressed to find a tire...

You would be pretty hard-pressed to find a tire with too low a load rating, and even if you did, it would be probably be more than fine since the load rating would be very close to what's called for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By jsimon7777
Can we stop calling dealers stealerships? 9/10...

Can we stop calling dealers stealerships? 9/10 times I get treated with perfect respect at dealers, including in service. Yes, their prices are often high, but not always, and you can always...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-06-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 908
Posted By jsimon7777
You can use any tire that'll fit. The Hankooks...

You can use any tire that'll fit. The Hankooks get mostly positive thought sometimes negative reviews. Most all-weather people like the Continental DWS. Me? I love these Michelin Pilot Super...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By jsimon7777
For racing or style?

For racing or style?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-18-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By jsimon7777
And the active roll.

And the active roll.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-03-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By jsimon7777
What do you mean?

What do you mean?
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