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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,944
Posted By shortyb
Surprised no one has mentioned this stuff ...

Surprised no one has mentioned this stuff http://www.saltawayproducts.com/ You can usually pick it up at any marine retailer like Boater's World or West Marine.

Used it for years on the cars...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 12-01-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By shortyb
Might be tough without spacers. ZHP wheels are...

Might be tough without spacers. ZHP wheels are 47mm & 50mm offset front and rear. Offset for E90/91/92/93 with sport packages is 34mm & 37mm. Not alot of difference but may be just enough to cause...
Forum: General BMW 10-31-2006, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By shortyb
First ones appear to be Miro E60 M5 replicas from...

First ones appear to be Miro E60 M5 replicas from Alt wheels. Check wheel #318 here:

http://www.altwheels.com/products/category.php?id=1

I've seen them on a few 3 series, they look nice.
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-09-2006, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By shortyb
They fit, just keep in mind that they might bind...

They fit, just keep in mind that they might bind though. Look at the ends of the M bar and the non-M bar. Notice the M bar has straight tabs while the non-M's are canted inward? This difference may...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2006, 05:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,141
Posted By shortyb
Ok, how about E92 (coupe) 335i then? Don't...

Ok, how about E92 (coupe) 335i then?

Don't know why BMW decided to use 4 "E" designations for the 3 series. Most of us are used to the old i, Ci, iT, and CiC designations and more numbers just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2006, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By shortyb
P21S. I use the regular formula. My wheels don't...

P21S. I use the regular formula. My wheels don't get dirty enough to justify the price for the Gel formula. I also Klasse my wheels to help even further with cleanliness.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-03-2006, 04:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By shortyb
No Performance Package (ZHP) for US 330s in 06....

No Performance Package (ZHP) for US 330s in 06. Europe has it available as a mostly cosmetic upgrade, deeper front bumper, aero skirts, different wheels etc. It seems a plausible progression given...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-02-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,571
Posted By shortyb
Maybe we shouldn't lament the 330 passing just...

Maybe we shouldn't lament the 330 passing just yet. LBV might be onto something. Lets look at a quick comparison:

E46 325 was 189 HP, 330 was 225. Difference=36HP
E90 325 was 215, 330 was 255....
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,223
Posted By shortyb
Also, when I asked why the factory tours were on...

Also, when I asked why the factory tours were on hold til fall, the lady at the reception desk said they are tooling/testing a prototype. I said "new X5?" , she just gave a little smile and shrugged...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-22-2006, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,223
Posted By shortyb
Thats almost exactly what it looked like. Except...

Thats almost exactly what it looked like. Except the front and rear valances weren't black, they were body color (TiAg in this case) The picture shows a black trim around the fender lip. The ones I...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 04-21-2006, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,223
Posted By shortyb
Hmmm, I was at the Zentrum today and saw 3...

Hmmm, I was at the Zentrum today and saw 3 different new X5s. All were very lightly camoflaged, basically a big black tape stripe down the side and around the tail. Wouldn't say it looked like an X3...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-21-2006, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,474
Posted By shortyb
Did you happen to park your new car on the...

Did you happen to park your new car on the sidewalk leading to the Zentrum today? I was there and saw this exact car parked behind a black Z4. The Sport Wagon had Michigan plates too. If so nice car!...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-25-2006, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By shortyb
Have you bedded the pads yet? ...

Have you bedded the pads yet?

http://www.zeckhausen.com/bedding_in_brakes.htm
Forum: E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-24-2006, 05:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By shortyb
Can't remember the rating, but I bought the...

Can't remember the rating, but I bought the Craftsman Aluminum jack from Sears. Not as much "bling" as one of the "official" racing jacks, but its light, works great, and was $89 on sale. Never a...
Forum: General BMW 01-01-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By shortyb
This may or may not help: ...

This may or may not help: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90056&page=2&pp=25

Make sure you follow all of the links provided in the responses. It may be somewhat hard to...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-15-2005, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By shortyb
You don't have to worry about the cops and out of...

You don't have to worry about the cops and out of state registration. You have to worry about the dept. of Taxation nazis. Like Tanning Machine said, you have 6 months to comply. If not, they boot...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-14-2005, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By shortyb
Good place to purchase OCW?

Good place to purchase OCW?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-14-2005, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By shortyb
Most northern VA counties, including Fairfax...

Most northern VA counties, including Fairfax (where Springfield is located) require emissions testing.
Forum: General BMW 11-01-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,685
Posted By shortyb
This seems to be somewhat normal on the M54...

This seems to be somewhat normal on the M54 engine. Evidently it is a result of the baffling in the valve cover surrounding the filler hole. The lack of air flow traps moisture in this area and in a...
Forum: The Detail Department 10-28-2005, 08:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By shortyb
You generally only need the Dawn wash for the...

You generally only need the Dawn wash for the first time. It gets the waxes and oils that you may have on the finish off and leaves it clean and ready for polymer (Zaino). Usually just claying twice...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-01-2005, 09:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,172
Posted By shortyb
You guys want pricey? Try here ...

You guys want pricey? Try here www.recarochildseats.com

Just got one for the boy because Britax was almost as expensive. It is built like nothing else out there. I figure he is worth it :)
Forum: General BMW 08-19-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,402
Posted By shortyb
Gasoline brands on the "Top Tier" list are those...

Gasoline brands on the "Top Tier" list are those that meet the detergency additive criteria for ALL grades of fuel that particular retailer sells. There are others such as BP (Amoco) that...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 07-25-2005, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By shortyb
What I'd like to know is how in the h*ll they got...

What I'd like to know is how in the h*ll they got an 8 1/2" rim with a 51mm offset on the front of your car without using a spacer. It didn't rub on the strut? Must be the tire profile that kept it...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-06-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By shortyb
I figured as much. Goes in next week. TKS guys!

I figured as much. Goes in next week. TKS guys!
Forum: Interior 07-06-2005, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By shortyb
Armrest and console, black leather

Recently took out the armrest and console from my 01 330i and replaced with non-armrest console. Unit for sale is complete EXCEPT for the cupholder, coinbox, and rear storage/ashtray. If you have a...
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