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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By jpoet
This morning I was annoyed that a new...

This morning I was annoyed that a new "destination" was not showing up in the messages. I delete a previous message, which resulted in a "refresh", and then the new "destination" did pop up.

So,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-13-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By jpoet
Slime 10011 is described as: Cleans up...

Slime 10011 is described as:


Cleans up easily with water
Lasts up to 2 years. Safe for TPMS.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-13-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,144
Posted By jpoet
Here is what I did: ...

Here is what I did:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7054704&postcount=13
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,671
Posted By jpoet
Yeah, one of the things I asked while comparing...

Yeah, one of the things I asked while comparing shops, was if they used computerized templates to cut the film. I didn't want them touching my car with a razor blade.

I had decided on a shop to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,671
Posted By jpoet
I was more interested in heat rejection, than in...

I was more interested in heat rejection, than in darkening the windows, so I went with 3M Crystalline 70%. Here in Albuquerque, that cost me $399.

I considered going with Llumar CTX 50 for $320,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By jpoet
It just doesn't snow here enough. Most of the...

It just doesn't snow here enough. Most of the time, any snow that is not in the shade, melts within 24 hours.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-05-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By jpoet
In the storage well under the trunk floor, I...

In the storage well under the trunk floor, I have:


Snap-On 870116 21-Inch Trunk Organizer and Tool Carrier
VIAIR 85P Portable Air Compressor
Slime 10011
Dynaplug 1007


I have never...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By jpoet
I only own one car, so I don't really have a...

I only own one car, so I don't really have a choice but to put A/S tires on it for the cold months. In sub 40 degree F temperatures, a A/S tire is going to perform better than a summer tire.

I am...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By jpoet
Yes, and they are in the running. It does not...

Yes, and they are in the running. It does not rain here much, but when it does it tends to pour. Tire Rack's tests indicate the Bridgestone performs a bit better in the rain.

Tire Rack says the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By jpoet
I went with ZPT, 18" staggered. In a few months,...

I went with ZPT, 18" staggered. In a few months, I plan on buying some Bridgestone RE970AS tires that I will use for the cold months. Next spring I will go back to the summer tires.

I don't have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-04-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,667
Posted By jpoet
Yes, if you order All Seasons, then you get a...

Yes, if you order All Seasons, then you get a square setup. You also lose the 155 MPH speed limiter.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-31-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 42,501
Posted By jpoet
They really need to have separate equalizer...

They really need to have separate equalizer settings per source. Maybe even per "radio" channel.

I can get my iPod sounding pretty good with one set of settings, but Sirius sounds like crap. If...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,028
Posted By jpoet
I wonder how BMW justifies charging $375 for...

I wonder how BMW justifies charging $375 for maps? Captive audience, I guess. Maybe they assume that if we can afford one of their cars, that we have a money tree in the back yard.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,028
Posted By jpoet
If you buy a new GPS from them, then yes. For...

If you buy a new GPS from them, then yes. For example:

Garmin nüvi 1450LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map & Traffic Updates
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,099
Posted By jpoet
Or 5mph increments, if you push past the...

Or 5mph increments, if you push past the resistance point. Right?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,028
Posted By jpoet
Unfortunately, I am stuck with a Blackberry for...

Unfortunately, I am stuck with a Blackberry for the time being. It is a smart phone in the same way that a "Smart car" is a smart car :rolleyes:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-19-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,028
Posted By jpoet
Is BMW still charging for map updates? Or, are...

Is BMW still charging for map updates? Or, are they following Garmin's lead and providing them for free?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-18-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,690
Posted By jpoet
That is a beautiful car!

That is a beautiful car!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,084
Posted By jpoet
Awesome! My dealer mentioned that they expected...

Awesome! My dealer mentioned that they expected another customer's car to show up today. It must have come in on the Tomar, as well.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-17-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,883
Posted By jpoet
The BMW website has updated my status to...

The BMW website has updated my status to "Finishing Touches". Hopefully there is no shipping damage to my car, and it will end up on a truck soon.

The 800# still says the my vehicle as at the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-16-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,071
Posted By jpoet
Really, it is the cold that summer tires don't...

Really, it is the cold that summer tires don't like. For safety reasons, you should avoid sub 40 degree temps. Most summer tires handle rain fine.

Note that if you opt for all-seasons on your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,084
Posted By jpoet
Mine told me VDC to NM is typically 10 days, so...

Mine told me VDC to NM is typically 10 days, so that is in line with what you were told. For you, 10 days would probably be Monday.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,883
Posted By jpoet
Are you able to tell when it is released from the...

Are you able to tell when it is released from the VDC? When I call the 800 number, I am informed that my vehicle as "at the port awaiting a shipping vessel". I assume it could be several days...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-15-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,084
Posted By jpoet
I would be very interested to know how long it...

I would be very interested to know how long it took your car to get from CA to CO. It is there already, right :D
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-14-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By jpoet
Any good "Nano Ceramic" tint is going to provide...

Any good "Nano Ceramic" tint is going to provide the best heat rejection.

The best, as far as heat rejection goes, seems to be the 3M Crystalline. However, it is obscenely expensive. For...
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