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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-25-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Lavalamp425
DTC is useful if you need to thrash your way...

DTC is useful if you need to thrash your way through some deeper snow; in these situations DSC intervention kills the power and you lose momentum. However for most situations just leaving everything...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-05-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
E90/E91/E92/E93 WTB E91 rwd 6mt
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Posted By Lavalamp425
429 RWD 6MTs. There were 1,519 AWD 6MTs made for...

429 RWD 6MTs. There were 1,519 AWD 6MTs made for the US. Not saying they are impossible to find, but you're looking for literally the rarest 3-series BMW has made in the last 25 years.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-05-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
E90/E91/E92/E93 WTB E91 rwd 6mt
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Posted By Lavalamp425
There were only 429 RWD 6MT E91s ever produced...

There were only 429 RWD 6MT E91s ever produced for the US market, so your chances of seeing one on the road, much less finding one for sale, are virtually nil. Good luck, because you absolutely need...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 755
Posted By Lavalamp425
If having some utility in the snow is necessary,...

If having some utility in the snow is necessary, absolutely get the Driveguards. Like galahad05 said, the A/S 3's aren't good in snow; they'd get you home but you wouldn't want to head out if you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-04-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 943
Posted By Lavalamp425
I used to have a 1987 Isuzu Trooper II. It was...

I used to have a 1987 Isuzu Trooper II. It was shaped like a breadbox and could barely get out of its own way, but it would go anywhere and haul anything.

I learned to drive on a '91 Plymouth...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-04-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,278
Posted By Lavalamp425
My '07 335i coupe is my DD. Wife has a '04...

My '07 335i coupe is my DD.
Wife has a '04 Volvo S40, which is a nice little car. It understeers, but otherwise it handles well, rides nicely, and has plenty of power.
I can use my dad's Toyota...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-23-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,473
Posted By Lavalamp425
If BMWNA would bring over the F31 330d or F11...

If BMWNA would bring over the F31 330d or F11 535d (or the 530d, which is what the NA-market 535d is anyway), they could have my money tomorrow.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,473
Posted By Lavalamp425
It is really hard to figure out how true any of...

It is really hard to figure out how true any of this is. F07 5GT production (and hence sales) was certainly better than E61 5 wagon production, by about 3,000 units, but F01/02/04 7 series numbers...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-20-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,473
Posted By Lavalamp425
Emissions certification requires the...

Emissions certification requires the certification of each drivetrain/transmission/chassis combo. Therefore it costs the same to certify a 328d RWD wagon whether you certified the sedan or not. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-19-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,473
Posted By Lavalamp425
BMW sells few enough wagons already, so the cost...

BMW sells few enough wagons already, so the cost to federalize a RWD version (or a 6MT version) is difficult to justify. For example, BMW produced just shy of 16,000 E91s (all types) for the NA...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-16-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 968
Posted By Lavalamp425
BMW only produced roughly 4,100 335i 6MT...

BMW only produced roughly 4,100 335i 6MT convertibles for the NA market, making them extremely rare. Further limiting yourself to just a couple of colors will make a search almost impossible. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 11-03-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Lavalamp425
The Dynamic Handling Package combined the...

The Dynamic Handling Package combined the Adaptive M Suspension and Variable Sport Steering, so no DHP was not the same thing as the adaptive suspension.

For MY 2016, to get the Adaptive M...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Lavalamp425
For tires, many people have swapped out the RFTs...

For tires, many people have swapped out the RFTs for non-RFTs and have generally been pleased with the switch. Michelin Pilot Super Sports seem to be the tire of choice if you're going for a max...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-18-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Lavalamp425
I've done perfectly fine getting my now-1 year...

I've done perfectly fine getting my now-1 year old in the back of my 335i coupe using the Chicco KeyFit 30. We're now transitioning to a convertible car seat (still rear facing), so I'll have a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Lavalamp425
Another thing to try is adjusting the height of...

Another thing to try is adjusting the height of the passenger seat; if you raise it up a bit, you might be able to create a bit more legroom, at the expense of headroom. Not sure if that tradeoff...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By Lavalamp425
I'm not sure if the backseat space differs...

I'm not sure if the backseat space differs between a coupe and convertible, but I have a Chicco KeyFit 30 which fits behind the passenger seat. The seat needs to be most of the way forward, but not...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-30-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By Lavalamp425
Definitely sounds like your water pump is going. ...

Definitely sounds like your water pump is going. I had a similar situation (loss of power, yellow warning light, more loss of power, red warning light) and was fortunate to be able to baby it home...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-28-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,223
Posted By Lavalamp425
I have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's on my E92...

I have Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's on my E92 335i; I like them a lot. I was looking for something with good performance that also worked well in cooler temps and rain than summer tires. I've...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,087
Posted By Lavalamp425
When I last took a very long cross-country trip,...

When I last took a very long cross-country trip, I threw in one of my snow tires (I have a separate set) along with a jack and other tools. Didn't have to use it, but I had no fear of being stranded...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By Lavalamp425
Any other symptoms? Shaking, rough running or...

Any other symptoms? Shaking, rough running or idling, etc.?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-14-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By Lavalamp425
I had a similar issue yesterday, only worse. The...

I had a similar issue yesterday, only worse. The car threw codes for multiple misfires and loss of communication with the fuel injector controller. If the SES light was on, your car has codes...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-14-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Lavalamp425
The LCI headlights do not fit pre-LCI cars. ...

The LCI headlights do not fit pre-LCI cars.

For pre-LCI cars, there are some replacement bulbs for the halos that work to varying degrees in giving a whiter look; search and you can find some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-11-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Lavalamp425
Your symptoms sound like your water pump is...

Your symptoms sound like your water pump is toast. How many miles on the car?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,804
Posted By Lavalamp425
The RE960AS is a UHP All-Season tire, while the...

The RE960AS is a UHP All-Season tire, while the other two are Max Performance summer tires. The tradeoffs are about what you'd expect: The all-season will have a softer, smoother ride and longer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-26-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,804
Posted By Lavalamp425
See my earlier post (quoted below). You can run...

See my earlier post (quoted below). You can run 225/45R17 on all four corners. This will result in less tendency to understeer.
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