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Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 11-12-2005, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By descartes
very interested. ygpm. thanks

very interested. ygpm. thanks
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-28-2005, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By descartes
thanks bob. i did confirm that the radiator was...

thanks bob. i did confirm that the radiator was replaced. if i pull the trigger, i hope mine will go past 100k miles as well.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-26-2005, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By descartes
looking to purchase a 99 540iT- what problems should I look out for?

Recently came across the opportunity to buy a 1999 540iT with ~70k miles. Price ~$17k. Cosmetically, it looks great. Was a CPO just off warranty. Seller claims BMW checked it out right before...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 09-26-2005, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By descartes
when you say "test fit", what do you mean...

when you say "test fit", what do you mean exactly? if they do not fit, does that mean they will not go on all the way? thanks.
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 09-21-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By descartes
anyone in DC, NoVa, Md area w/ a floor jack?

If you live in the DC area and have a floor jack and other tools for changing wheels maybe you could help me out. I am looking to check the fit of winter wheels I bought for my 330i. I would need...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 08-19-2005, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By descartes
although i agree sterling is very good, i use...

although i agree sterling is very good, i use fairfax because of the proximity. they have always treated me well and resolved any problems that have come up. they also have late evening hours. i...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-17-2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By descartes
i will try them out this wknd. unfortunately, I...

i will try them out this wknd. unfortunately, I did not know the part # until after I bought them. i think i did see a previous thread but i thought it was about modifying m68 wheels made for a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-17-2005, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By descartes
not good. when you say, see if they fit, does...

not good. when you say, see if they fit, does that mean try to physically put them on and if i am able to put them on, then I can use them safely? if not, will i be able to modify these in anyway...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-16-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By descartes
okay, so i picked the wheels up today. the...

okay, so i picked the wheels up today. the seller also gave me the invoice. here is the description for the wheels:

36-11-2-229-480 7.5 x 17
36-11-2-229-980 7.5 x 17

so it looks they aren't...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-12-2005, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By descartes
thanks again for all the advice. if i do go...

thanks again for all the advice. if i do go forward with the m68 and snows, I will keep everything as is until i need to replace something. Currently i have whatever rims and tires come standard on...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-11-2005, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By descartes
thanks for answering my questions so succintly. ...

thanks for answering my questions so succintly. Looks like i will go for the wheels if the price is right. there is some irony to the fact that my winter wheels would be better than my regular...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 08-10-2005, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By descartes
wheel/snows fit question- 03 330I

I am considering whether to buy a set of wheels with snow tires from a M3 owner. I have a 2003 330I (stock wheels) and I am wondering if they will fit without any modifications or problems. I...
Forum: General BMW 01-03-2005, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By descartes
Thanks for the responses. A compelling selling...

Thanks for the responses. A compelling selling point for this insurance is that I pay in 6month intervals rather than everything up front. Comes out to be $6 a month. I figure since I pay $4 a...
Forum: General BMW 01-03-2005, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By descartes
Mechanical Breakdown Insurance- Worth It?

I have an 03 330I. I called my insurance company (Geico) today for an adjustment in my premiums due to a recent marriage. The rep mentioned that I should consider mechanical breakdown insurance. ...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 09-09-2004, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,309
Posted By descartes
thanks for all the responses. I actually bought...

thanks for all the responses. I actually bought the xm direct from Fairfax and did the install. Pretty straightforward as others said. I kind of stuffed it all in the trunk compartment when I was...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 08-20-2004, 02:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,309
Posted By descartes
Questions re XM Direct and CD Changer Install

I have a 2003 330I w/ pp and cwp and w/o nav. I have a few questions regarding XM Direct:

1) where is the best (read: cheapest) place to get it? I live in North Virginia but I am not opposed to...
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