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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,197
Posted By chiefneil
The Camaro was clearly in the wrong but the...

The Camaro was clearly in the wrong but the pickup driver was definitely being a total jack wagon. He was obviously blocking the camaro on purpose with both lanes in front of them completely open. He...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By chiefneil
As a reference point I bought my 2014 335i in...

As a reference point I bought my 2014 335i in Sept 2013 for $600 over invoice before incentives. After about $1500 in incentives I ended up about $900 below invoice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By chiefneil
You've lost a full year's depreciation, almost 2...

You've lost a full year's depreciation, almost 2 years now. I'd view it more as a 2-year old used car with extremely low miles in terms of how much it's worth. Then add a small premium for coming...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-26-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,828
Posted By chiefneil
Happened to me once, with my E46. I was messing...

Happened to me once, with my E46. I was messing around building what I wanted online. Got my exact config and clicked the button to send to local dealers, really just as a way of contacting and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,828
Posted By chiefneil
They're probably trying to make very thin slices...

They're probably trying to make very thin slices of a small pie. The pie is the current 300hp on one end, and 430hp on the other end. They need slices for the base 340i, another slice for mppk,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,197
Posted By chiefneil
Cutting closely back in front of left lane hogs...

Cutting closely back in front of left lane hogs after passing on the right seems pretty universal and not confined to Bmw drivers. I don't do it personally, but whenever I'm in a lineup stuck behind...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,828
Posted By chiefneil
321 hp in the 340i.

321 hp in the 340i.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By chiefneil
We're in pretty different climates :) It's...

We're in pretty different climates :)

It's not unusual for me to have the a/c on max for a full 20+ minutes on a 115F day after the car has been sitting in the sun for a couple hours, while...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By chiefneil
Auto glass blocks UVB but not UVA. Information on...

Auto glass blocks UVB but not UVA. Information on UVA blocking is hard to come by for tints, but the information on infrared and "total solar energy reduction" (TSER) is readily available on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-24-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By chiefneil
That's interesting - the 335i has a single...

That's interesting - the 335i has a single compressor and it's different from the half-dozen different compressors in the 328i. I'm reasonably happy with the a/c in my 335i. It's much better than the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By chiefneil
I've always let my gas get very close to the...

I've always let my gas get very close to the point where reserve light comes on. Sometimes the light will actually come on, but I've never stressed over it although I don't particularly trust the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By chiefneil
I bought the m-performance diffuser as a...

I bought the m-performance diffuser as a port-installed option. I think it was in the neighborhood of $600-700.

I think eBay knockoffs are going for $200 or so. I believe it's a simple bolt-on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By chiefneil
For some reason BMW put the most boring diffuser...

For some reason BMW put the most boring diffuser on the M-sport, compared to the other lines. The m-performance diffuser looks much better. Several folks have painted theirs, but I'm ok with it in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-19-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,412
Posted By chiefneil
And our E70 with hydraulic steering is no better...

And our E70 with hydraulic steering is no better than our F30.

I think the steering feel in the F30 is pretty much where BMW intended it to be, not necessarily due to technical limitations with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By chiefneil
Not normal at all. My DHP acts/sounds just like...

Not normal at all. My DHP acts/sounds just like the static suspensions in all my previous BMW's.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-14-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By chiefneil
Reminds me of the time I was driving home with...

Reminds me of the time I was driving home with the family from vegas. I was on the home stretch, about 20 minutes from home after driving for 5 hours when traffic came to a dead halt. Turned out that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-11-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,916
Posted By chiefneil
Just noticed that you said in your post that...

Just noticed that you said in your post that you're "all legs." My seat setup still leaves several inches of rear travel so your legs shouldn't be squashed. I have the backrest fairly upright and the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-11-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,916
Posted By chiefneil
I'm 6'1", 165lbs and I find the sport seats to be...

I'm 6'1", 165lbs and I find the sport seats to be verging on snug. Particularly around my lats (i.e. just under my armpits) even with the bolsters fully deflated; I wear a size 40 suit so my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-04-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By chiefneil
Works on my 335i with engine off but accessory...

Works on my 335i with engine off but accessory power on.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-31-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By chiefneil
Think you missed the post I quoted and was...

Think you missed the post I quoted and was replying to regarding elongated cracks on BMW's.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-30-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
Posted By chiefneil
Unless you live in a location where temps...

Unless you live in a location where temps routinely exceed 100F in summer, you probably don't need to spend more than $350 on tint.

Also, installer matters a lot more than tint. Pick the best...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,981
Posted By chiefneil
$399 for CTX from the dealer is not a bad price....

$399 for CTX from the dealer is not a bad price. We have it on our X5 and it's a neutral gray tint and performs well in terms of heat reduction. It has a bit of a thick look to it when viewed at an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By chiefneil
I've gotten them on my E46 before. Small cracks...

I've gotten them on my E46 before. Small cracks turn into big cracks really fast. I was being lazy about fixing a small crack and while driving one day it grew several inches.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-25-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,621
Posted By chiefneil
Good luck with you car, sorry you had to go...

Good luck with you car, sorry you had to go through all this. As Michael said, steering shimmy is not common. Although tramlining is fairly common especially as tires get wider and lower profile.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By chiefneil
What caused the damage?

What caused the damage?
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