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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) Yesterday, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By dunderhi
+1 I think a bent rim or two is likely. It...

+1

I think a bent rim or two is likely. It was a truly bad decision to equip sporting cars with RFTs is a legendary BMW blunder. The tire sidewalls have almost no impact absorption capability,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,755
Posted By dunderhi
I guess I'll need to start drive with traction...

I guess I'll need to start drive with traction control off from time-to-time to see if I can into some trouble or not.

Yes it true, I prefer AWD and my normal mode for driving the car is Sport...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,755
Posted By dunderhi
It's my understanding that in AWD systems that...

It's my understanding that in AWD systems that are capable of putting 100% to either axle, the traction control system decides where the power goes. My experiment with my 650's traction control...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-23-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,755
Posted By dunderhi
The problem with BMW is all they say is xDrive...

The problem with BMW is all they say is xDrive and nothing else. so there is no claim about 6er's bias. Since I experienced the huge difference from my 5er's xDrive (e.g. frequent rear wheel spin) I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-23-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,755
Posted By dunderhi
I think there's a misunderstanding amongst BMW...

I think there's a misunderstanding amongst BMW owners: Although xDrive is the name BMW applies to all of its AWD cars, it is by no means the same system or more importantly the same programming.

...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-23-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By dunderhi
Oil burning is an indication that your engine...

Oil burning is an indication that your engine hasn't been properly broken in yet. There have been plenty of discussions/articles on the topic since 2011, but it appears BMW has finally acknowledged...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,755
Posted By dunderhi
My 550 had Dakota and it didn't show any...

My 550 had Dakota and it didn't show any significant wear after 35kmi, while the Nevada on my driver's seat in my 335d was replaced due to wear-through half-way though my lease. The Nappa on 650 is...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-21-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,755
Posted By dunderhi
The same might be said about putting a six...

The same might be said about putting a six cylinder in a $90k car. :yikes:

Anyway, after owning cars with BMW's Merino, Nappa, Dakota, and Nevada leathers, my preferences are: 1) Merino, 2)...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-20-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,156
Posted By dunderhi
The horror! The horror! :rofl:

The horror! The horror! :rofl:
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-20-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,156
Posted By dunderhi
Thanks. I consider financing a vehicle purchase...

Thanks. I consider financing a vehicle purchase to be the same as leasing(I do whichever is the most cost effective), so the same principle applies: no initial outlay and allowing for investment...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-19-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 901
Posted By dunderhi
In temps between 40 and 65, all seasons provide...

In temps between 40 and 65, all seasons provide better traction than either pure snow or pure summer tires. Independent tire tests by people not in the industry have shown this to be true. So this...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-19-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,156
Posted By dunderhi
Lease vs buy - it's your money - spend it how you want!

Let me share a story of two brothers, Bill and Cash. They were raised in blue collar home where Dad was a card carrying union man and Mom was traditional homemaker. Although Bill and Cash had many...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-17-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
Thanks, I might just take you up on your offer....

Thanks, I might just take you up on your offer. :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-17-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,755
Posted By dunderhi
I do the C450's seating options. :thumbup: ...

I do the C450's seating options. :thumbup:

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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-16-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
We had a '07 GL450 that we both liked and our...

We had a '07 GL450 that we both liked and our tandem fit better in it that it does on our X5. The GL is probably the most often mentioned alternative the Sprinter in our discussions, but it has a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-16-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
When we retire, we plan to spend 3-6 months/year...

When we retire, we plan to spend 3-6 months/year traveling, but for now it will be our weekend getaway vehicle for me to go to bike races and for her to going cyclo-camping. (I'll attach a pic of...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-15-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By dunderhi
Liked, but not loved pretty much sums it up for...

Liked, but not loved pretty much sums it up for me. Looking back, I wonder if my opinion of the 6er was poisoned by wanting another car, but settling for the 6er. How does the old song go - if you...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-15-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
Mrs D jokes that I fought tooth & nail against...

Mrs D jokes that I fought tooth & nail against buying an RV until I found one that I could order over the internet. :rofl:



Okay, I admit it, I had to look up the title of the thread. :doh:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-15-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
Since I was a big fan of the SLS, I have been...

Since I was a big fan of the SLS, I have been following the GT development quite closely. I've been hoping for them to release their supposedly already designed convertible, but officially they are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-15-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
The Sprinter: Yes, that an odd one, but it works...

The Sprinter: Yes, that an odd one, but it works well for our activities. This weekend for example, Mrs D is heading south for a cycling & camping trip and I'm heading north to the bike races. ...
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-15-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,069
Posted By dunderhi
So as not to clutter the F12/F13 froum with...

So as not to clutter the F12/F13 froum with motorhome pics, I've started an album where I will post construction updates on a weekly basis: Nexus RV...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-15-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
Yes, I've shifted my attentions to the next round...

Yes, I've shifted my attentions to the next round of cars and the negotiations with Mrs D have begun. Our basic point of contention is how many cars will we buy. I would rather have three focused...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,337
Posted By dunderhi
THINKERs? Two High Incomes No Kids ...

THINKERs?

Two
High
Incomes
No
Kids
Early
Retirement
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 05-14-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By dunderhi
So is not using a high horsepower car anywhere...

So is not using a high horsepower car anywhere near its potential is effectively misuse and abuse? One solution is to drive like a European. :drive:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-13-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,269
Posted By dunderhi
Success with 3 out of 3 engines, supported by the...

Success with 3 out of 3 engines, supported by the BMW insiders referenced in the R&T article, and the F10 Bimmerfest members who followed my break-in recommendations, hmm... I doubt any luck was...
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