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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By BruceOmega
I had similar type of damage on my previous BMW,...

I had similar type of damage on my previous BMW, 2008 535Xi. Based on previous experience with non BMW cars, I took it to East Coast Collision in Alexandria, http://www.eastcoastcollision.com/ and...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-06-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By BruceOmega
Can anyone comment on the difference in head room...

Can anyone comment on the difference in head room in the rear seat between moon-roof and no moon-roof?

I understand front seat headroom is greater without the moon-roof, but I am curious about...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By BruceOmega
BMW is starting to change. For the M235i: -...

BMW is starting to change. For the M235i:

- I believe the xDrive has the same sport suspension as the RWD. The MY2015 pricing guide lists 2VF, Adaptive M Suspension, as standard for both RWD and...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 09-02-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By BruceOmega
From the MY2015 pricing guide, the default with...

From the MY2015 pricing guide, the default with xDrive is RFTs, square setup, and not include 840 (increased top speed limiter).

For RWD, default is mixed summer tires and addition of 840.

For...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-26-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By BruceOmega
I assume he was referring to the 245/45-19 size,...

I assume he was referring to the 245/45-19 size, which we have on our X3. I have the Potenza 960 A/S RFTs on my 3 series, like them a lot, and was going to consider them for our X3 until I saw the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,220
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW, I have DHP on my F30. Its an xDrive,...

FWIW,

I have DHP on my F30. Its an xDrive, so it does not have the 704 sport suspension.

I recently had Dinan Shockware installed, no change in springs. Result is a slightly firmer but...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By BruceOmega
According to the BMW web site: 328i xDrive...

According to the BMW web site:

328i xDrive weighs 3625 lbs.

328i weighs 3480 lbs with AT (xDrive only comes with AT so need to use the same here)

The difference is 145 lbs.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By BruceOmega
Yesterday, after my tires were mounted, I called...

Yesterday, after my tires were mounted, I called the dealer closest to me and made an appointment to get an alignment done this morning. Told them our X3 has dynamic dampers and VSS and asked for...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By BruceOmega
fjrmann, suvguy, Do you by chance have 18"...

fjrmann, suvguy,

Do you by chance have 18" wheels? The Potenza RE960AS RFTs in the 18" size have the same load rating as the OEM tires according to Tirerack.

I have a set of those Potenzas on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By BruceOmega
Thanks for the responses. I got two...

Thanks for the responses.

I got two different responses from the same dealer for the cost of an alignment. The first was a live phone conversation with one of their service advisers, who said the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-24-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,813
Posted By BruceOmega
I just ordered a set of of the MXM4 ZP tires for...

I just ordered a set of of the MXM4 ZP tires for our 2011 X3 35i. Having them installed tomorrow. Ours are 245/45-19, square setup.

I wanted to stay with RFTs and All Seasons. Of the 5 choices...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By BruceOmega
Does anyone know if Variable Sport Steering (VSS)...

Does anyone know if Variable Sport Steering (VSS) on our 2011 X3 is the same as Active Steering? Different?

Thanks
Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By BruceOmega
In terms of appearance, I think both the M Sport...

In terms of appearance, I think both the M Sport and Sportline convey a sporting versus luxury appearance. In that context, the M Sport looks more performance oriented while the Sportline looks more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-20-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By BruceOmega
Very interesting information. I called 4 BMW...

Very interesting information.

I called 4 BMW dealers' service departments yesterday and asked for the price of an alignment for our X3. Specifically mentioned it has VSS and dynamic dampers (one...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By BruceOmega
Thank you, was not sure how VSS affected the...

Thank you, was not sure how VSS affected the alignment. I'll ask the installer if they are aware of this.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By BruceOmega
For the 2013 model year with 18' wheels: ...

For the 2013 model year with 18' wheels:
Sportline came with a square set up with the summer performance tires.
M Sport came with a staggered set up and summer performance tires.

Thanks
Bruce
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By BruceOmega
Cost of X3 alignment

I posted similar to this in the Tires forum but did not get a response-

Is there any reason not to have a local Tirerack recommended installer do an alignment on our X3 versus having it done by a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW I opted for summer performance tires on my...

FWIW I opted for summer performance tires on my 2013 335i xDrive with the Sportline 18" wheels, square setup, higher top speed limiter (155 mph).

I switched to UHP all seasons. The only ones I...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 241
Posted By BruceOmega
X3 Alignment

We have a 2011 X3 35i with 19" wheels, square set up with 245/45-19 tires, and Variable Sport Steering.

Is there any special expertise required to do an alignment on this X3 with xDrive and VSS?
...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,525
Posted By BruceOmega
Does deleting the moonroof provide extra headroom...

Does deleting the moonroof provide extra headroom for the backseat?

Headroom in the front seat of the 2 series is okay for me- I am 6' with normal torso.

I tried sitting in the backseat of an...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By BruceOmega
Did you get your car yet? Or have you seen the...

Did you get your car yet? Or have you seen the interior of a 2 series with the moonroof deleted?

I am trying to find out if deleting the moonroof provides extra headroom, especially in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,587
Posted By BruceOmega
The Dinan web site says for a 335i xDrive F30,...

The Dinan web site says for a 335i xDrive F30, the parts cost is $549 for the springs and $399 for the ECU software = $948 total for parts.

For labor, Dinan says 8 hours labor / 10 hours...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BruceOmega
The P1 design sounds similar to the La Ferrari...

The P1 design sounds similar to the La Ferrari design as described at http://www.laferrari.com/en/engine/

I assume Porsche and Acura are capable of designing a RWD Hybrid. My conclusion is those...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-14-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BruceOmega
Thank you, and I agree everything is a trade-off....

Thank you, and I agree everything is a trade-off.

Regarding hybrids and electric motors, I thought the new La Ferrari and the new McLaren augmented their internal combustion engines with electric...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,563
Posted By BruceOmega
Interesting discussion. Something I don't...

Interesting discussion. Something I don't understand is if RWD is better for performance than AWD, then why do the Porsche 918 and (reportedly) the new Acura NSX use AWD? The implementation is...
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