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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By chiefneil
Sport pack 18's are 225/45/18 in front. I...

Sport pack 18's are 225/45/18 in front.

I think that higher profile is why 18s look a bit odd to me on the m-sport.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,291
Posted By chiefneil
I came from a 2002 E46 330i sport with 17"...

I came from a 2002 E46 330i sport with 17" wheels. My 335i with DHP and 19" wheels rides softer than the E46 in comfort mode, and firmer in sport mode.

Originally I planned on sticking with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,439
Posted By chiefneil
Yeah that comment is a head-scratcher. My F30...

Yeah that comment is a head-scratcher. My F30 tracks straight and true on the highway with less tramlining than my E46. But that's probably due to the less lively steering which people hate on so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,439
Posted By chiefneil
VSS does not make the steering heavier.

VSS does not make the steering heavier.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,238
Posted By chiefneil
If I were rating a/c on a 1-10 scale with 10...

If I were rating a/c on a 1-10 scale with 10 being the best, here's my experience:

Honda Prelude: 10
Olds Aurora (loaner): 10
Ford Taurus (loaner): 10
1995 E36 325i: 3
2002 E46 330i: 5
2002...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,238
Posted By chiefneil
Probably not. BMW ac's tend to be fairly mediocre...

Probably not. BMW ac's tend to be fairly mediocre especially compared to the excellent ac in Hondas. I'm not sure why - you'd think HVAC would be pretty mature technology.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,238
Posted By chiefneil
Max! Which isn't high enough - I need an...

Max! Which isn't high enough - I need an extra-super-duper max setting.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By chiefneil
I believe leather in the 3-series is "corrected",...

I believe leather in the 3-series is "corrected", meaning that the surface is scraped then texture is artificially embossed followed by surface dye. So most scars and imperfections are either taken...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,439
Posted By chiefneil
That's what I meant. Different terminology I...

That's what I meant. Different terminology I guess. I meant late, heavy braking, starting the braking beyond the point where you typically would be braking and turning when driving normally. Staying...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,439
Posted By chiefneil
This captures my objection to VSS. In everyday...

This captures my objection to VSS. In everyday driving it's fine. Where I have an issue with it is when I want to hit a corner in a sporty fashion. By this I mean braking deep into the corner and a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,296
Posted By chiefneil
I don't know how you big guys fit in the sport...

I don't know how you big guys fit in the sport seats. I'm a trim 6'1" 165lbs and find them snug around the lats and my legs rest on the inside of the seat bolsters vs being fully on the flat part of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-17-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By chiefneil
Not as cool, but there's a tint called Photosync...

Not as cool, but there's a tint called Photosync that's photosensitive and darkens in sunlight. I don't think darkens very dramatically though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-14-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By chiefneil
My wife's previous x5 got a bazillion dings. We...

My wife's previous x5 got a bazillion dings. We had them pulled a few times for a couple hundred bucks each time. So whe we traded it for a new x5, we bought the offered ding insurance for around...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-09-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,439
Posted By chiefneil
VSS is not speed sensitive. It's an altered gear...

VSS is not speed sensitive. It's an altered gear pattern in the steering rack that comes into play as the steering is turned past a certain angle. It speeds up the steering ratio the further the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-07-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By chiefneil
Does it make noise when you try to move it...

Does it make noise when you try to move it forward? I had a coin get jammed into the seat track once that kept the seat from moving backwards. Otherwise there's no way to disable the seat controls...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-05-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By chiefneil
It's common to wait a few days at least. Parking...

It's common to wait a few days at least. Parking your car out in the sun will help dry/cure it faster.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,323
Posted By chiefneil
Wow looks like she ignored the initial cruuuunch...

Wow looks like she ignored the initial cruuuunch and decided that giving it more gas would make things better. Either that or she was driving way too damned fast for a parking garage.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-28-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 691
Posted By chiefneil
The brain is easily fooled when it comes to...

The brain is easily fooled when it comes to color. We like to think we see "true" colors but we actually see subjective colors which are based on interpretations supplied by our brains. There's a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-27-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By chiefneil
Here's a before/after comparison photo of...

Here's a before/after comparison photo of Crystalline 40. Don't necessarily take this as a recommendation even though I'm perfectly happy with it. Crystalline is expensive and there are many fine...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-27-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By chiefneil
I have 3M Crystalline 40 which has a bronze tone,...

I have 3M Crystalline 40 which has a bronze tone, which you might like with your car color. The tint will look more grey than bronze if you have a black interior though. Other shades of the same...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-24-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,447
Posted By chiefneil
You're countering his anecdotal data with your...

You're countering his anecdotal data with your own anecdotal data :) We're all just sharing personal opinions here on an endlessly debated topic.

Here's a post where I summarized the UOA of my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-22-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,637
Posted By chiefneil
Hey I bought my first BMW from Peter Pan! A 1995...

Hey I bought my first BMW from Peter Pan! A 1995 325i!

I remember test driving - the sales guy was totally bored. I'm sure he was thinking, "Another young hi-tech punk with too much money who...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,439
Posted By chiefneil
All standard accessories just rolled into one...

All standard accessories just rolled into one package. Whereas the original ZHP had unique upgrades. Kinda sad to see BMW trading on a cult package name in this way.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-17-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By chiefneil
How BMW became the top selling luxury car company in the U.S.

Interesting article in Time on BMW's rise. I didn't realize BMW had 100 different models available! I wonder if they counted variations like lines, so the F30 alone would have something like 5 power...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 876
Posted By chiefneil
The way to tell for sure is to drive in D +...

The way to tell for sure is to drive in D + comfort mode. Come to a full stop. Move your gear lever over to S. If you feel a clunk, that the tranny downshifting from 2nd to 1st, which means your...
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