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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,710
Posted By Hawflake
I have literally tried everything under the sun...

I have literally tried everything under the sun and none of this crap works. The only remedy is to wipe your wheels down regularly before the dust gets baked in.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-28-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,119
Posted By Hawflake
The low-lights: "If it were a book, it would have...

The low-lights: "If it were a book, it would have no plot and a stupid cover and it would fall to pieces in the sun. But it isn't a book. And neither is it a car. It's rubbish."

This...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,701
Posted By Hawflake
Love living in Virginia, unfortunately, it's the...

Love living in Virginia, unfortunately, it's the lone state in the Union that bans radar detectors, laser jammers and all things similar.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-08-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,347
Posted By Hawflake
My over-simplification: torque matters at low...

My over-simplification: torque matters at low RPM, HP matters at high RPM. How do you drive?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,358
Posted By Hawflake
I know I am going to sound defensive, but look at...

I know I am going to sound defensive, but look at the price as tested. A bunch of low-mid $40K cars against a $60K S4? I'd certainly expect that. From a price and performance standpoint, A5 would...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-20-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,435
Posted By Hawflake
Depends on your luck. If you replace two tires,...

Depends on your luck. If you replace two tires, one front and one rear, out of the door price (per Tirerack) + installation would cost north of $700. $1,100 seems excessive, but if you can get it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Hawflake
You tried to take delivery during lunch? That's...

You tried to take delivery during lunch? That's ambitious. Seems like it usually take me 2-3 hours from the time I say "We got a deal" to when I drive off.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,004
Posted By Hawflake
Not my cup of tea. Chrome still rules for me.

Not my cup of tea. Chrome still rules for me.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Hawflake
You probably have something loose and it reaches...

You probably have something loose and it reaches resonant frequency at a certain RPM and starts vibrating. Very common car problem, I had it myself a long time ago, it was the exhaust heat shield if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Hawflake
Pull to upshift and push to downshift. Both left...

Pull to upshift and push to downshift. Both left and right paddles do the same thing, i.e. not your intuitive left for down and right for up setup.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By Hawflake
Go to Edmunds.com. Gives you the invoice on the...

Go to Edmunds.com. Gives you the invoice on the car and options.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By Hawflake
It has to do with aerodynamics, keeps the air...

It has to do with aerodynamics, keeps the air streams out of the front driver/passenger area better.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Hawflake
I leased my 335i coupe for 3 years and loved...

I leased my 335i coupe for 3 years and loved almost everything about it. There are only two thing I would change: one would be the engine, despite what they say, the turbo lag is still quite...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Hawflake
Air duster?

Air duster?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Hawflake
yeah, the PETA people will probably protest that...

yeah, the PETA people will probably protest that one as encouraging animal abusive behaviors.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,702
Posted By Hawflake
I have it and it's a pain too sometimes. I am...

I have it and it's a pain too sometimes. I am always paranoid and have to triple-check and make sure doors are locked behind me. On unlocking, instead of being able to yank the door open right...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-18-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,167
Posted By Hawflake
Reciprocating saw, duct tape, Saran wrap. ...

Reciprocating saw, duct tape, Saran wrap. Problem solved.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-17-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 32,952
Posted By Hawflake
I had my car for three years and never once used...

I had my car for three years and never once used the cooler. It's the stupidest place to keep a drink, need to twist your right arm just to get to it! And if you keep it there, you lose the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Hawflake
Hey, nice to see a fellow Mountaineer on the...

Hey, nice to see a fellow Mountaineer on the board here. And a 2A supporter from your picture. LOVE it!!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Hawflake
As a general rule of thumb, insurance covers...

As a general rule of thumb, insurance covers accidents, not wear and tear.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,559
Posted By Hawflake
If depreciation is all that matter, let's all go...

If depreciation is all that matter, let's all go get Tata Nanos. Even 20 years from now, it will depreciate no more than $3k, what a deal! When I was in college, I bought a Wrangler soft top,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,559
Posted By Hawflake
These kind of things are some of the reasons we...

These kind of things are some of the reasons we Americans can never understand what the heck is going on with you guys across the pond.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,677
Posted By Hawflake
Correct me if I am wrong or if you are discussing...

Correct me if I am wrong or if you are discussing something else, but all others being equal, a RWD car should always beat an AWD in a drag race because of the parasitic power losses in transmission...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By Hawflake
I am lucky I live in a large metro area (DC) with...

I am lucky I live in a large metro area (DC) with at least half a dozen BMW dealerships within 50 miles. When they pull a stunt like that, just walk, I always say "I am taking highway 11 (i.e. my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-15-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,559
Posted By Hawflake
I suspect the number will be quite different if...

I suspect the number will be quite different if you post this in the 7-series forum.

Anyway, "Salary" is really vague. what if someone also derive some income from investments, bonus, alimony,...
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