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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Today, 08:58 AM
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Posted By namelessman
17-inch rim+tire can be relatively cheap, 18-inch...

17-inch rim+tire can be relatively cheap, 18-inch can still cost a bit(and resale with worn tires will take a hit).

Including 18-inch with lease sounds reasonable.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:34 PM
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Posted By namelessman
Very cool, maybe Costco does monitor online...

Very cool, maybe Costco does monitor online forums? :D

Now if Costco starts using Hunter machines then my rides will be brought back to Costco. :thumbup:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By namelessman
A reason for me to skip local Costco is the lack...

A reason for me to skip local Costco is the lack of road force balancing(while local Americastire has computer ride match).

Some local dealers at times have good prices, e.g. a P7 A/S RFT...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 04:46 PM
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Posted By namelessman
$24k@$400/month is about 60 months, or 5 years. ...

$24k@$400/month is about 60 months, or 5 years.

The $1436 discount off RV is not great, and that discount is not enough to cover the lease interest and bank fees(say, $3600 total?).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By namelessman
One Costco tire supervisor said all...

One Costco tire supervisor said all warranties(including manufacturer's as well as Costco road hazard) are not honored if tires bought at Costco are installed somewhere else(the other installer needs...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,751
Posted By namelessman
The F30 suspension(and steering too?) supposedly...

The F30 suspension(and steering too?) supposedly is tuned to RFT, there were forum posts mentioning that non-RFT actually has less steering response than RFT.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By namelessman
It is not common but there was experience with...

It is not common but there was experience with local tire shops(chain and indies alike) that stick to similar policies. Tirerack installers usually have zero issues with non-RFT on cars with OEM RFTs.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By namelessman
Does Costco road hazard warranty still apply if...

Does Costco road hazard warranty still apply if tires are installed somewhere else?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-22-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By namelessman
Local dealers have their policies too, namely,...

Local dealers have their policies too, namely, only OEM tires, so Costco at least is a bit more flexible to provide non-OEM RFTs(e.g. Driveguard).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By namelessman
Local Costco's policy is that either spare or...

Local Costco's policy is that either spare or inflator kit that comes standard with the car.

Local Americastires stores do install non-RFT even for cars with OEM RFT.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2016, 12:39 PM
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Views: 3,308
Posted By namelessman
It is interesting info that Boeing only uses...

It is interesting info that Boeing only uses Michelin and Bridgestone. My current ride is a F30 328i, and the OEM Pirelli P7 RFT did not hold up after 20k miles. The replacements are Bridgestone...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By namelessman
The OEM 18-inch square is a bit narrow,...

The OEM 18-inch square is a bit narrow, 225/45R18, a 255/40R18 square actory option would look cool. :D
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By namelessman
My thinking is that having built-in F30 aligning...

My thinking is that having built-in F30 aligning torque to be 64% less than E90 is a difference that can be easily felt. Unfortunately software updates of F30 EPS will unlikely make up the 64%...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 95,047
Posted By namelessman
Active cruise control seems to be unavailable on...

Active cruise control seems to be unavailable on e-Golf, but for that price the e-Golf still looks appealing as a second car for daily commute.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-21-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,227
Posted By namelessman
Is Cadillac chasing a 15-year old standard(e.g....

Is Cadillac chasing a 15-year old standard(e.g. E46) that has since moved on?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 95,047
Posted By namelessman
It is an interesting thought, in fact there is a...

It is an interesting thought, in fact there is a $47/month 36-month lease promo going on for VW e-Golf, around $11.5k due at signing then get $7500 rebate, with 22.5k total mileage allowance. It can...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By namelessman
My thinking is 704(and MPSK too?), help to reduce...

My thinking is 704(and MPSK too?), help to reduce body roll, but the F30 50/50 chassis is really the star of the show, and utilizing that chassis regardless of suspension in all terrains is the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By namelessman
Logical perspective, namely, it is hard to digest...

Logical perspective, namely, it is hard to digest how well a set of numbers perform integrally as a system. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 95,047
Posted By namelessman
You are correct, bmwusa.com only shows 66%. It...

You are correct, bmwusa.com only shows 66%. It is possible that my friend's numbers are off by 2%. Maybe ask-a-dealer can clarify?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By namelessman
One option is to change out the P7 A/S, esp. if...

One option is to change out the P7 A/S, esp. if it has some miles on it(P7 rides like rock after 20k+ miles).

The F30 chassis has great 50/50 balance(at least for 328i), if the tires can hold...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 10:48 AM
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Views: 95,047
Posted By namelessman
Yes some friends did sign up for 68% MY16 328i. ...

Yes some friends did sign up for 68% MY16 328i. The MY16 X1 seems to be pretty good leases too.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By namelessman
The early(MY12-MY14) sport line 704 loaners have...

The early(MY12-MY14) sport line 704 loaners have similar(or worse) under damping issues, the late 2015 and LCI have been improved. In general 704 seems to provide larger margin of errors than base,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By namelessman
Interesting points. The brain and sensory...

Interesting points. The brain and sensory feedbacks(e.g. eyes) and perception do work together in wondrous ways.

BTW the foreman did demonstrate that the base suspension rolls less with a wide(r)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-20-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By namelessman
That's a great list. For #1 and #2 the tires can...

That's a great list. For #1 and #2 the tires can be the culprits. A switch from P7 to Driveguard resolved those in my case. My guess is max summer tires will help #2 even more than Driveguard.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-19-2016, 11:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By namelessman
F30 base suspension body roll, is it just a state of mind?

Last week my car was at the service department for a test drive with the foreman to diagnose brake squeaks. The foreman quickly resolved the squeaks with a few hard brakes. During the test drive he...
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