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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 742
Posted By captainaudio
On the Semi Manual Transmission in the M4 it is...

On the Semi Manual Transmission in the M4 it is only disabled when you are in Sport Plus (DSC Off).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 742
Posted By captainaudio
Real drivers drive non-synchro manual...

Real drivers drive non-synchro manual transmissions with straight cut dog gears.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 742
Posted By captainaudio
I was seriously considering an MT on the M4 until...

I was seriously considering an MT on the M4 until I test drove one. I absolutely hated the auto rev matching.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 742
Posted By captainaudio
A rev matching MT is properly termed an SMT (Semi...

A rev matching MT is properly termed an SMT (Semi Manual Transmission).


Are we having fun yet? :dunno:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 742
Posted By captainaudio
I think you should continue buying MTs until you...

I think you should continue buying MTs until you get good at driving one.

Don't be discouraged it will probably happen eventually.

:bigpimp:
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-29-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 12,077
Posted By captainaudio
I test drove a couple of Cadillac performance...

I test drove a couple of Cadillac performance models a while back. I thought they were fine cars although I spent my money on a BMW. What I found most impressive were the magnetic shocks. BMW...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-28-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,661
Posted By captainaudio
It is the job of the suspension to keep the tires...

It is the job of the suspension to keep the tires in contact with the road (they are called "contact patches" for a reason). An overly stiff suspension can be as detrimental to good handling as an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
Posted By captainaudio
I have experienced issues similar to what the OP...

I have experienced issues similar to what the OP described.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,661
Posted By captainaudio
Adaptive suspension is a computer-controlled...

Adaptive suspension is a computer-controlled suspension system that varies shock absorber firmness to match changing road or dynamic conditions.
There is no mode of the Adaptive M suspension that...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-22-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,173
Posted By captainaudio
True but I don't see anything in the current BMW...

True but I don't see anything in the current BMW line up, with the possible exception of the I8, that will be going up in value for quite some time. AT this point in time post war BMWs are not...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-21-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,173
Posted By captainaudio
The basic purpose of a car is transportation. A...

The basic purpose of a car is transportation. A car takes you where you want to go. There is not a car on the market today that does not fulfill that requirement. Anything beyond that is an emotional...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-21-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,173
Posted By captainaudio
What Sacrifices have you made to drive a BMW?

I am fully aware of the fact that a new car is not an investment. I buy cars as cars not an investment. I own a lot of things that are depreciating and are not investments, furniture, appliances,...
Forum: General BMW 07-19-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,558
Posted By captainaudio
I had a 750Lix and it was an excellent car. I...

I had a 750Lix and it was an excellent car. I never had an issues with it, it drove incredibly well for such a large and heavy car and was very comfortable and luxurious. It was a great highway...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-16-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By captainaudio
DCT or Manuel shift? help

More control and useful control are two different things. I don't really consider rolling back on an incline (which the DCT does) a particularly compelling feature and certainly not one that would...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-16-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By captainaudio
DCT or Manuel shift? help

This is perhaps more a matter of semantics than engineering but IMO a transmission that can shift gears automatically is an automatic transmission by definition regardless of the technology used to...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-16-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By captainaudio
The DCT is not a manual transmission although it...

The DCT is not a manual transmission although it shifts gears in a manner more similar to an MT than a conventional planetary gear AT. The DCT is an Automatic transmission with a mode that lets the...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-15-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 679
Posted By captainaudio
Everyone can tell you what they like. Nobody can...

Everyone can tell you what they like. Nobody can tell you what you like.

I chose the DCT and have no regrets. I am sure if I had chosen the MT I would have had no regrets.
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 07-15-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By captainaudio
I have had good experiences servicing my cars at...

I have had good experiences servicing my cars at BMW Manhattan, It was warranty work so price was not an issue. They never gave me a hard time about the fact that I did nor purchase the cars from...
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 07-15-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By captainaudio
I live in Manhattan and bought my M4 from George...

I live in Manhattan and bought my M4 from George Javier at Rallye. I did the entire deal via the phone and email from Florida. I never set foot in the dealership or met George Javier until the day I...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-14-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By captainaudio
Bumper Plugs ...

Bumper Plugs

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Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 07-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By captainaudio
New M3 - is the break in service indicated in iDrive?

My M4 showed how many miles to the 1200 mile service.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-13-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By captainaudio
Loctite may be a good idea. ...

Loctite may be a good idea.

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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-13-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By captainaudio
Pics of Skene Front License Plate Bracket - 4 Series M Sport

I thought the Skene mount was very well designed and made but decided against using it because the car will always be registered in New York and will always have a front plate so bumper holes were...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-12-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By captainaudio
Pics of Skene Front License Plate Bracket - 4 Series M Sport

I purchased one of those for my M4. I did not like the way it looked from the side with the gap between the plate and the bumpetI figured the car will have a front plate as long as it is mine, and...
Forum: Off-Topic 07-09-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By captainaudio
RIP Michael Argetsinger - Sad news from Watkins Glen

I just received a very sad email from the International Motor Racing Research Center. The Center's "Core" Michael Argetsinger lost his battle with cancer and died July 9th.



The Argetsingers...
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