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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By jgroarke
Yeah - after much waving my foot under the...

Yeah - after much waving my foot under the boot/trunk I found to my utter dismay that M-Sport don't play ball with such activities :-(
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-22-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 169
Posted By jgroarke
"Clunky brakes" anyone

I've given this a month but it didn't go away. Anyone get some "clunking" noise coming intermittently from brakes? Can happen if you reverse and then move the steering wheeling in a lock, then when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-19-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By jgroarke
Awesome WIP pics - love it!

Awesome WIP pics - love it!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-18-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,271
Posted By jgroarke
I got a good nit pick. Those of us who drive...

I got a good nit pick.

Those of us who drive on the "correct" ;-) side of the road, the ability to write the postcode/zip code into the iDrive controller is confounded. Most people are right...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By jgroarke
Just had a thought - NEVER rely on other people's...

Just had a thought - NEVER rely on other people's opinions, I know that about speakers and it's equally important about cars.

Scr3w it - just get the beemer ;-) You won't be disappointed!

The...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,308
Posted By jgroarke
No way - that's not fair, it's rather cool out in...

No way - that's not fair, it's rather cool out in the country!

Although you do pay a price for the dammed thing, and I'm keen to mention in another thread how much BMW p1ssed me off by not...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By jgroarke
Booo hooo, I lurrrve my precious ;-)

Booo hooo, I lurrrve my precious

;-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By jgroarke
2017 here we come

http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/11/02/g01-bmw-x3-m40i-bmw-x3-m-arrive-2017/

Maybe we'll get LED brake lights and indicators then (not that I'm bitter!!! ;-)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-15-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By jgroarke
Depends which engine, the killer for me was the...

Depends which engine, the killer for me was the need for speed :-)

Also, I looked at both and preferred the amount of room in the X3. A matter of choice really, I like the external look of the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-14-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,308
Posted By jgroarke
I'd plumb for the LED. Not to answer all your...

I'd plumb for the LED. Not to answer all your points but (IMHO) the self dimming feature is very cool. I tried it several times and it works well. Indeed, the light it casts (again, IMHO) is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-13-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By jgroarke
Jesus - that "looks" fast for a 28i, what's the...

Jesus - that "looks" fast for a 28i, what's the 0-60 with the upgrades?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-09-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By jgroarke
That's really interesting - thanks. I was...

That's really interesting - thanks. I was looking at Spectrum too. I just had another thought, you have brake lights already, I wonder how the brake force intensity thing works when switching to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-07-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By jgroarke
LED turn signals / brake lights

So, after the other thread about the piss poor performance from BMW with the new "LED lighting package" only giving LED front turn signals, I licked my wounds and thought about buying some upgrade.
...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-02-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By jgroarke
I couldn't agree more. The AWD helps with...

I couldn't agree more. The AWD helps with stability (versus, say, a RWD Merc I used to drive) but unless you have the right rubber for the conditions expected you are on a hiding to nothing.

As...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-18-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,308
Posted By jgroarke
Damm it - to top it all, I also noticed the rear...

Damm it - to top it all, I also noticed the rear indicator lights are normal too. Cheap skate B*stards! Why put LED turn signals at the front and not the back. Honestly.

Does anyone know in UK...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,308
Posted By jgroarke
Question (which I know the answer to but wanted...

Question (which I know the answer to but wanted to check it's not just me).

I just noticed (on my full LED light package) the brake lights are old school bulbs, or appear to be from the beam I can...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,748
Posted By jgroarke
I said above, my car has everything, HUD...

I said above, my car has everything, HUD included. I don't got no black panel though!!

Something you guys in US get but not Europe? I can't imagine that ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,748
Posted By jgroarke
Update to this - I did notice that when the car...

Update to this - I did notice that when the car is off, it's difficult to see the speedo numbers, but they are NOT part of a screen, rather they are just "gaps" where a light shines through when the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By jgroarke
Just got mine delivered today. MAN THAT...

Just got mine delivered today.

MAN THAT THING IS RAPID. just couldn't resist nailing it up the dual carriageway, seems way faster than the 30d. Love the new sat nav etc... too. Can't get my head...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-17-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,748
Posted By jgroarke
So here's the thing. I just got delivery of...

So here's the thing.

I just got delivery of my shiny new X3 35d with pretty much everything on it :-)

It did NOT come with full black panel display, even though I have professional navigation...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-09-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,204
Posted By jgroarke
I think it's called VDC in UK? Whatever, I...

I think it's called VDC in UK?

Whatever, I got it, in fact I ordered pretty much everything :-)

I believe (from previous threads) it gives the car a more adaptable feel on the road, so if you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-08-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By jgroarke
I had this on my current 2011 model last winter,...

I had this on my current 2011 model last winter, didn't resolve until I'd been driving for ages. I would have thought the tubes would have heating in some way (I did use a high-ish concentration of...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-05-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By jgroarke
Loving the wheels!! Mine has been put back to 17...

Loving the wheels!! Mine has been put back to 17 December, maybe Santa thinks I've been naughty this year :-(

Would love to hear of your experience 30d vs 35d when you hammer it, I'm in the same...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-04-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By jgroarke
AWESOME!!! Mine is due in a week, I can't...

AWESOME!!!

Mine is due in a week, I can't wait :-) Need to get those winters on ;-)

Let us know about the power, I too upgraded to 35d from 30d and am keen to get my mitts on it ...

BTW,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-30-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By jgroarke
USA uber alles :-) I envy you guys for such...

USA uber alles :-)

I envy you guys for such rapid build times!

Anyone else in non-USA have any input on lead times? I'm particularly curious about Das Vaterland!

John
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