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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 898
Posted By BruceOmega
I put a set of Bridgestone RE960A/S RFTs on my...

I put a set of Bridgestone RE960A/S RFTs on my F30. Had to go to 245/40-18 size but had no issues with that.

Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-31-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,965
Posted By BruceOmega
Its my understanding the M235i is the same case...

Its my understanding the M235i is the same case as the 6 series- xDrive has the same sport suspension as RWD.

Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,126
Posted By BruceOmega
From what I have seen, xDrive and its driving...

From what I have seen, xDrive and its driving characteristics will vary with the model and year of the car. Don't think you can typecast it.

From Car & Driver,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By BruceOmega
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-25-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,651
Posted By BruceOmega
If you are asking me, yes, I paid list price for...

If you are asking me, yes, I paid list price for the Shockware, $399. I paid for 0.5 hours labor to install, which was $67.50, plus shop charges and tax.

FWIW-

I had this done at a BMW dealer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-24-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,651
Posted By BruceOmega
Have not done the combo, but I did have Shockware...

Have not done the combo, but I did have Shockware installed on my 2013 F30 335i xDrive with DHP.

Handling and responsiveness are improved. Ride is slightly firmer in Comfort, a bit more firm in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
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, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,770
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, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,199
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-01-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,435
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, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
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, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
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, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,199
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,199
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, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
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, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
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, 09:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-19-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
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 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-17-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 533
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, 05:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
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?
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