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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 624
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: 5,106
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.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 997
Posted By chiefneil
What caused the damage?

What caused the damage?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-24-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By chiefneil
It's not a big deal to swap it out. There are...

It's not a big deal to swap it out. There are pretty detailed DIY instructions online from people that have done the m-performance trim swap. The accent piece you want to replace isn't a standalone...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,742
Posted By chiefneil
It's a proven fact that experiences bring more...

It's a proven fact that experiences bring more happiness than things. Take the vacations.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-22-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,618
Posted By chiefneil
You can get those on eBay with either BMW or //M...

You can get those on eBay with either BMW or //M logo. They look pretty cool, although borderline over the top.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-20-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By chiefneil
I thought current insurance was required by law...

I thought current insurance was required by law in CA? I guess police are selective about what they choose to enforce.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-19-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,618
Posted By chiefneil
Friends don't let friends drive with extra M...

Friends don't let friends drive with extra M badges on the trunk. And we're your friends.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 741
Posted By chiefneil
It happens to me sometimes. I think it's the...

It happens to me sometimes. I think it's the tranny getting a little confused and downshifting earlier than it should in comfort mode, or holding a lower gear too long. It's been happening less over...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,132
Posted By chiefneil
Check your tires first though to see if they're...

Check your tires first though to see if they're directional.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-18-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,738
Posted By chiefneil
Yup, I did a road trip from Phoenix to LA last...

Yup, I did a road trip from Phoenix to LA last year (about 6 hours each way) and thought it would be tiring since we usually do that run in our X5 w/comfort seats. Turned out that the 335i + DHP and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,430
Posted By chiefneil
Nah, it's BMW's fault for not making xenons...

Nah, it's BMW's fault for not making xenons standard or at least putting them in the luxury package so customers don't miss that critical little line-item. Freaking ridiculous how they chisel buyers...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-13-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By chiefneil
22k isn't terrible depending on the type of tire....

22k isn't terrible depending on the type of tire. If it's a max performance summer tire then it's about average depending on your driving habits.

Be sure to check the wear bars yourself though. My...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-12-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By chiefneil
Unless you go really dark (<20%) it's probably...

Unless you go really dark (<20%) it's probably not enough. Babies and toddlers have pretty sensitive skin and when they're strapped into car seats they don't have the freedom (or sense) to move...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-12-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By chiefneil
You only have a few more months of the...

You only have a few more months of the rear-facing seat, so it's probably not worth it. Side shades are really nice, however. Although you can also buy those cheesy suction-cup ones if side shades...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By chiefneil
Thanks for the compliment on the color! I love...

Thanks for the compliment on the color! I love the EBII color - it was a major factor in my deciding to get an M-sport.

The mirrors stay folded while in reverse. My garage is tight and I pull in...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-11-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By chiefneil
Adding my $.02. I had an E46 330i for 12 years....

Adding my $.02. I had an E46 330i for 12 years. It was a really awesome car, and I'd probably still be driving it if not for circumstances that forced me to move on.

When the E90 came out I really...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By chiefneil
I was wondering that too. 235/55 is pretty...

I was wondering that too. 235/55 is pretty high-profile for a 19" wheel, sounds almost like something for an SUV.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By chiefneil
Dye-based tints tend to change color over time,...

Dye-based tints tend to change color over time, and often the film itself isn't that durable. If you've ever seen cars with weird purple-colored tints (often accompanied by wrinkles and bubbles),...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-08-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By chiefneil
The car will go into "limp mode" whenever there's...

The car will go into "limp mode" whenever there's an issue that would cause a problem with cooling, such as a bad fan. This happens even before overheating (search "limp mode" on the forums). The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-07-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By chiefneil
Interest rates will vary by lender. You should...

Interest rates will vary by lender. You should get a couple of different quotes from banks along with BMW FS to be sure you're getting a good rate.

I believe by law car loans are simple interest...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-07-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By chiefneil
Save your money, but if they do fix your issue...

Save your money, but if they do fix your issue perfectly the first time then I'd write a note to the GM of the dealership and let him know that you appreciate the service you received from your...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By chiefneil
I thought I heard that runflats are actually...

I thought I heard that runflats are actually susceptible to this.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,589
Posted By chiefneil
Totally agree. I'm a big fan of competition....

Totally agree. I'm a big fan of competition. Anytime an automaker does something better than BMW (especially for less money), it can only serve to spur BMW to improve.

I'm hoping the rave reviews...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-06-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,589
Posted By chiefneil
Honestly, the 3-series has never been known for...

Honestly, the 3-series has never been known for having an outstanding interior. "Spare bordering on austere, highly functional, and driver-focused" would be my description. Maybe "moderately...
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