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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-29-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,763
Posted By MERTON
Al's540, I had a similar conundrum 2 years ago...

Al's540, I had a similar conundrum 2 years ago when I bought my current 535Xi. I had owned 2 E39 540's, the last one a '99 540it M-Sport. It was a great car and just about the perfect size. It was...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,423
Posted By MERTON
But Sirius and XM are now Sirius/XM. Same overly...

But Sirius and XM are now Sirius/XM. Same overly compressed crap, though they do use different satellites: XM broadcasts from two geostationary sats over the eastern and western US, Sirius from 3...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-01-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By MERTON
Judging from the excitement of my instructor, I...

Judging from the excitement of my instructor, I would have thought I'd done better. I came in right in the middle of our group of 14. They just briefly showed of our results written on in a notebook,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-31-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By MERTON
I went and really enjoyed it. I did the autocross...

I went and really enjoyed it. I did the autocross and drove 5-6 of the demo cars. I was very impressed with the whole presentation and the instructors. Would have liked more autocross time, but that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-31-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,423
Posted By MERTON
I stream internet radio from several public...

I stream internet radio from several public stations. On one trip I was having trouble with the TuneIn Radio app and went back to Sirius/XM. I couldn't believe the terrible sound quality they now...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,444
Posted By MERTON
Lindros2, it was Dunwoody. But if you're not...

Lindros2, it was Dunwoody. But if you're not going with an oversized tire, I would not hesitate to have them do the installation.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-27-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,444
Posted By MERTON
MikeEby, absolutely not a problem! The...

MikeEby, absolutely not a problem! The consolidated RFT thread has gotten bloated and unwieldy, so I think any current input is productive.

Mark K, I agree that shopping on price alone can be a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-26-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,444
Posted By MERTON
"Check to see if they were right?" Not sure how...

"Check to see if they were right?" Not sure how I could have done that. FWIW, they sprayed the upper-inner corners of the 245/45/19's with soapy water and then tried to make them contact the inner...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-26-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,444
Posted By MERTON
Costco and Bridgestone RE960 RFT 245/45/RF19's

Time to dump my GY LS2's. The fronts have ~ 15k and good tread, the rears have at least 25k, possibly 30k, miles on them and are pretty worn and noisy, but don't have any bubbles at this time.
...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 02-21-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By MERTON
Thanks, but that's not going to allow the driver...

Thanks, but that's not going to allow the driver to use iDrive or the dashboard/steering wheel controls to control the iPhone. Everything would have to be done through the phone's screen while...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 02-20-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By MERTON
Streaming Apps for Connected Drive

My 2012 F10 came with Bluetooth, Premium Audio and Music Interface for Smartphone. I had the 6NR option installed remotely when my dealer said they could not install it.

I listen mostly to one of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-04-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,259
Posted By MERTON
I'm finally hearing some noise from my right rear...

I'm finally hearing some noise from my right rear GY run flat. Both rears are nearing the end of their tread life. The fronts are in great shape, but I'm not going to stay on the GY treadmill,...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 01-05-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By MERTON
Well, Fooljam says he's "done that many times...

Well, Fooljam says he's "done that many times before". Maybe he'd care to be a little more specific and explain exactly what components he used.

I can't imagine running a second amp from the...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 01-04-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By MERTON
What that would accomplish? If it was only a...

What that would accomplish? If it was only a matter too much bass, we could just lower the EQ settings at 100 & 200 hz. The issue is too much at ~80-200. I got a slight improvement by dropping one...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-04-2015, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By MERTON
I bought my 2012 15 months ago when it had 6,500...

I bought my 2012 15 months ago when it had 6,500 miles. It now has 28k miles. Most everyone will agree that the Sport model's 19" Goodyear runflat tires have lots of problems. I've lost two due to...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics 12-26-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,930
Posted By MERTON
I pretty much agree with what djcwardog said. I'm...

I pretty much agree with what djcwardog said. I'm pretty happy with the Premium Audio in my 2012 F10, with the exception of the slightly boomy bass. It would be great to an EQ setting at 50 hz, in...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-27-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,562
Posted By MERTON
BMW325, is the tuner in your wife's Volvo...

BMW325, is the tuner in your wife's Volvo actually Sirius, or could it be XM?

Though the channel lineups are the same for both, the compression codecs and satellites are different. XM originally...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-26-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,562
Posted By MERTON
Did you try calling Sirius/XM? They usually are...

Did you try calling Sirius/XM? They usually are pretty aggressive with their deals. You could offer to prove that you just bought the car, but I doubt if they will require that. I had no trouble...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 276,843
Posted By MERTON
Well, I'm sure many others have been through all...

Well, I'm sure many others have been through all of the finger-pointing and denials. I was about to call my SA to make the previous points that show my car IS covered, when the dealer's customer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By MERTON
I stream internet radio using TuneIn Radio, which...

I stream internet radio using TuneIn Radio, which is an app that works through BMW Connect. On my 3.5 hour commutes between Atlanta and Nashville I am without internet maybe 15 minutes. I stream...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 276,843
Posted By MERTON
Hazard Warranty Changes

Some quick background: I purchased my 2012 535 X-Drive in September, 2013. It is a CPO & had 6,500 miles. I was told BMW's optional tire warranty was not available on a CPO car.

My 1st tire loss...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By MERTON
Was that the case in 2011? My Sport 2012 has DHP...

Was that the case in 2011? My Sport 2012 has DHP and ARS. Were they separate options then? If separate, then I stand corrected. Both of his choices will have multi-contour seats - the non-Sport also...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-07-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,650
Posted By MERTON
Ry"C, Good comments, but you didn't say...

Ry"C,

Good comments, but you didn't say which audio system you have.

FWIW, I consider myself somewhat an audiophile (or audio snob). I can hear the differences between Chinese and American 300B...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-06-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By MERTON
I was in a similar situation last summer & nearly...

I was in a similar situation last summer & nearly bought a non-sport 535Xi. I had put a deposit down, & the night before I flew from Las Vegas to Denver to see it, I pulled the codes & realized it...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-31-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,685
Posted By MERTON
I had already intended to post comments about my...

I had already intended to post comments about my car's handling in Atlanta on Tuesday, and this thread seems like a good place to comment.

I've had a few, both friends and people on this forum,...
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