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Forum: 7 Series - F01 / F02 (2009 - current) 01-05-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 35,153
Posted By solstice
This must be a sick joke. No way the finished...

This must be a sick joke. No way the finished product can look and ride like that, no effin way.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-05-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,082
Posted By solstice
DSC is much more than TC. It uses sensors on all...

DSC is much more than TC. It uses sensors on all axles and run algorithms to determine if the car is in control, if not it uses more than power cut to stabilize the car as braking wheels...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-05-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,082
Posted By solstice
You actually turn TC on and DSC off :). Much...

You actually turn TC on and DSC off :). Much better than off but I would still advice learning to better modulate the throttle and keep DSC on. You can put down a lot of power with it on if you are...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-05-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,082
Posted By solstice
Worse, the latter could become law if enough...

Worse, the latter could become law if enough accidents can be traced to TC being off. I.e TC will be mandatory with no option to switch it off which would be terrible since it's an option you want at...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-05-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,082
Posted By solstice
How to avoid it? Keep DSC on when driving on...

How to avoid it? Keep DSC on when driving on public roads. It's a fantastic system that let you enjoy these powerful cars with significantly less risk to your car, your health and others. There is...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-02-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By solstice
i don't think this MT has a money shift...

i don't think this MT has a money shift protection. The only two possible way to do it would be for the car to either take over the clutch and disengage or to block the shifter. Throttle application...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 01-01-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,424
Posted By solstice
I daily mine ( F80 MT ) including family outings....

I daily mine ( F80 MT ) including family outings. The MT has rev matching so down shifts are smooth as can be as long as your'e reasonably fluent in your shift actions. Upshifts are also easy to do...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 11-12-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,512
Posted By solstice
M3s are not for most people who love the F10 M5....

M3s are not for most people who love the F10 M5. IMO no M3 has ever been and I dearly hope no M3 ever will ( E60 M5 different story, that's the daddy ). Good end to the ranting, there's a car for...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,683
Posted By solstice
For the S55 that's one big ol' honking American...

For the S55 that's one big ol' honking American percent :)

An M4 was put on the MAHA dyno in Europe and produced 465 PS or 459 hp. That is huge under rating.

MAHA dyno chart( crank hp is the...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,393
Posted By solstice
Cool, don't strain the car though, I'm a firm...

Cool, don't strain the car though, I'm a firm believer in proper break-in procedure.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-19-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,393
Posted By solstice
Very cool gadget. What is the max recorded boost,...

Very cool gadget. What is the max recorded boost, hp and TQ you've seen this far?
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By solstice
Np, yes I haven't posted here regularly since the...

Np, yes I haven't posted here regularly since the F8X was on the horizon but they had/have a really good F10 crowd here and I used to participate frequently. Unfortunately the F8X coverage here has...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By solstice
Yeah the MT get better numbers. You have the 2015...

Yeah the MT get better numbers. You have the 2015 EPA for BMW here:

http://fueleconomy.gov/feg//bymake/BMW2015.shtml
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 852
Posted By solstice
Beautiful. Mine has just been trucked to...

Beautiful. Mine has just been trucked to Bremerhaven. I'm still in Europe though which make the wait easier. Enjoy!
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-16-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By solstice
I have the 6MT. It's a nice MT, not Honda good...

I have the 6MT. It's a nice MT, not Honda good but still good. All BMW DCTs are thirstier than the 6MT version of the same car by a few mpgs. The ZF 8-speed AT is another couple of mpgs better than...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-14-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 17,941
Posted By solstice
Full leather does transform the interior vs. an...

Full leather does transform the interior vs. an F30. The F80 overall package feel and look a lot more expensive than it is to me. Euro delivery msrp is as usual ~7% lower than US msrp on the base...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 17,941
Posted By solstice
I drive an F80 now. As far as you don't mind a...

I drive an F80 now. As far as you don't mind a rough LSD ( this is no ZF 8-speed drive line. The LSD periodically whines, clunks, jolts and clangs at low speed ) and find the seats comfortable ( I'm...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,045
Posted By solstice
Mike, totally different topic. Did you have time...

Mike, totally different topic. Did you have time to sample the HK audio? If so, what's your verdict compared to a few other systems out there BMW and other?
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,045
Posted By solstice
It seems like it. I never felt comfortable in any...

It seems like it. I never felt comfortable in any Benz so I don't test drive them any longer, in think I might need to though, their recent dominance in F1 has me intrigued and suspect great things...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,045
Posted By solstice
Porsche's sports cars are all EPS now.

Porsche's sports cars are all EPS now.
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-14-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,045
Posted By solstice
To me these early reviews has an eerie likeness...

To me these early reviews has an eerie likeness to when the 5 series went from the E60 to the F10. I made up apologies for the bad, focused on the good in reviews and went on with the purchase that...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 05-13-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,045
Posted By solstice
Hi Mike, nice compressed review. I think...

Hi Mike, nice compressed review.

I think I've read close to a dozen reviews from Portugal and this is the negatives that keep coming up:

1. The in cabin noise feel artificial and can become...
Forum: European Delivery 05-12-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By solstice
Yes, same solstice. I'm picking up first week of...

Yes, same solstice. I'm picking up first week of August so you'll beat me with over a month. Have fun!
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By solstice
Thanks for the tip of keeping the hotel receipt....

Thanks for the tip of keeping the hotel receipt. I plan to be at the Welt at 8:30am with a delivery an hour or so later then head for Bologna immediately so I will not have more than 6-8h from...
Forum: European Delivery 05-11-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By solstice
2011, yeah you should be safe! Perfect...

2011, yeah you should be safe! Perfect information and good tip, a big thanks!
Now it's just to try to avoid that those rear fender flares on our new M3 don't collect a couple scooters :rofl:
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