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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-01-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By fplanner2000
Need some Coding Work - Denver Area

I have a 2011 550ix and have a few coding things I'd like to have done, including being able to display the air pressure in my tires on screen. Dealers are not much help at this point. Need to make...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By fplanner2000
w- Because run-flats severely limit the...

w- Because run-flats severely limit the performance of the 550ix, which is what the OP has. As far as warranty coverage - it is only an issue if you make it one, which it sounds like what you are...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-01-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By fplanner2000
Sorry - not buying it at all. If that's a real...

Sorry - not buying it at all. If that's a real concern for you, you might have the wrong car. ALL FINE PRINT IS SUBJECT TO INTERPRETATION, REGARDLESS OF WHAT IT SAYS. You really don't need to be a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By fplanner2000
Mo "implied" anything. Just buy them from...

Mo "implied" anything. Just buy them from discount tire, get their warranty, and be done with it. Also, I've seen those tires as STANDARD on an m-6 convertible at my BMW dealer. The dealer...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By fplanner2000
Why ruin a perfectly good car with runflats? Do...

Why ruin a perfectly good car with runflats? Do yourself a favor and get a set of Michelin Super-Sports (NON-rft). You will be amazed at the difference.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-30-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,013
Posted By fplanner2000
I agree with 2 sets of dedicated tires if you get...

I agree with 2 sets of dedicated tires if you get measurable snowfall/freezing temps in winter.
All-seasons have never made much sense to me on a performance vehicle. I use dedicated 18" wheels...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,193
Posted By fplanner2000
Get rid of the runflats. Q makes some excellent...

Get rid of the runflats. Q makes some excellent points. I saw a funny bumper sticker this morning - "You can't fix STOOPID!!" - I smiled.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-22-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By fplanner2000
I LOVE my 2011 550ix M-sport. If I wanted an...

I LOVE my 2011 550ix M-sport. If I wanted an m-5, I would have bought one(in 2012). Just the right balance for me of power, comfort and performance with enough adjustability to more than meet my...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-12-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,234
Posted By fplanner2000
I have x-drive and also a 4-wheel drive SUV. In...

I have x-drive and also a 4-wheel drive SUV. In addition to better off the line performance, I also get much better cornering and a greater feeling of confidence driving on snow,ice, sand, gravel,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-31-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,252
Posted By fplanner2000
I also had the Finance guy try to rip me of when...

I also had the Finance guy try to rip me of when I bought my car by trying to overcharge me for extended warranty, tire pkges, etc. He also argued with me over some of the numbers the Sales Mgr of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-24-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By fplanner2000
I have a 2011 550ix. If I ever had any sort of...

I have a 2011 550ix. If I ever had any sort of throttle delay, it might have been for literally a fraction of a second. Funny thing - now that I have the Dinan 2 software upgrade, such "delay"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-09-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,334
Posted By fplanner2000
In my experience, the Dunlop run-flats have been...

In my experience, the Dunlop run-flats have been noisy, worn quickly and have not handled well at all. they felt clunky. OTOH, the Michelin Super Sports non-RFT are about as good a tire match for a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-27-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,044
Posted By fplanner2000
I've had the Dinan S2 upgrade 1 day now. Wow. ...

I've had the Dinan S2 upgrade 1 day now. Wow. the power seems unlimited. In an ironical moment, apparently amidst all the flashing and updates and service work, etc. yesterday, the dealer managed...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-27-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,312
Posted By fplanner2000
That's fine - mine now works perfectly. ...

That's fine - mine now works perfectly. Apparently there may be some sort of control function in the key. I have no idea and really don't care, as long as it works, which it now does.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-26-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,312
Posted By fplanner2000
I may have a fix!!

While visiting my favorite local BMW dealer to finally get the Dinan Stage 2 software installed this am, I asked why this heat/ac problem was happening. To my utter amazement, my service advisor...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-26-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By fplanner2000
I have had both. NO CONTEST - BEST TIRE FOR YOUR...

I have had both. NO CONTEST - BEST TIRE FOR YOUR CAR (non-winter) is the Michelin Pilot Super-Sport. Run-flats kill the handling and all-season tires are for Toyota Camrys. If you want to see what...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-25-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,044
Posted By fplanner2000
Thanks for the heads-up, Sam.

Thanks for the heads-up, Sam.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-25-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,044
Posted By fplanner2000
After 1.5 years of procrastinating, I am finally...

After 1.5 years of procrastinating, I am finally going to get the S2 Dinan software upgrade. I should have a pretty good idea of performance changes pretty quickly. I have no intention of racing or...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-24-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,439
Posted By fplanner2000
Interestingly, I just talked to a BMW Master Tech...

Interestingly, I just talked to a BMW Master Tech and he said not to do the staggered setup on my car. He said it would keep triggering the Traction Control, actually slowing the car down!. He said...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-24-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,439
Posted By fplanner2000
Thanks a bunch. I KNEW i had seen that 80/20...

Thanks a bunch. I KNEW i had seen that 80/20 figure someplace..:)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,439
Posted By fplanner2000
I'm trying to figure out whether there is some...

I'm trying to figure out whether there is some REAL benefit to having wider tires on the rears in my x-drive car, not whether it can be done without causing problems, as you have clearly stated.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-23-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,439
Posted By fplanner2000
Question I'm going to get the 312 20" wheels (w/Michelin...

I'm going to get the 312 20" wheels (w/Michelin SS when they come off backorder). I'm pretty sure they don't come in 19", because that would be TOO easy, right? What I'm wondering is whether...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-22-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,439
Posted By fplanner2000
Thanks!:)

Thanks!:)
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,439
Posted By fplanner2000
Question Spadae2- Really like the wheels and tires. ...

Spadae2-

Really like the wheels and tires. Didn't think staggered would work well w/X-drive - glad it does. What are the sizes of the wheels and the tires? thanks - thinking of maybe doing the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-10-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,359
Posted By fplanner2000
I've been "gonna do it" for over 1 year. I've...

I've been "gonna do it" for over 1 year. I've decided to wait and observe the fallout. Not surprisingly, some people who have done these upgrades are starting to have issues in related areas. For...
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