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Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 11-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By LMC
I can't help OP, but I would like to say that...

I can't help OP, but I would like to say that ard's posts in this thread are some of the most useful advice I've ever seen on bimmerfest.
:thumbup:
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By LMC
Goods news! Although I suppose the OP has given...

Goods news! Although I suppose the OP has given up, sold the wheels or car, etc.

According to
http://felgenkatalog.auto-treff.com
the weight of the 8 x 17 style 119 wheel is 10.49 kg

My...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By LMC
I've had a set on my 2014 X3 for a few months....

I've had a set on my 2014 X3 for a few months. Much more comfortable ride that the factory-fitted runflats. I like 'em.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 11-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,591
Posted By LMC
And the word is also going around that German car...

And the word is also going around that German car mag auto motor und sport is reporting that the mid-life update 991s will also go to turbos for smaller displacement engines. It appears that turbos...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-05-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By LMC
Welcome to bimmerfest! Tire Rack's web site...

Welcome to bimmerfest!

Tire Rack's web site says that there are some aftermarket (not OE BMW) 17-inch fitments for the F25 X3 35i, and so I think the wheels will fit. Note that our newer X3s use a...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-05-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By LMC
Let's start with the easiest question: Run flat...

Let's start with the easiest question: Run flat rims? Nope, no such thing -- you can mount a run-flat or a non-run flat on any wheel (rim).

You say you've got 18-inchers now, so I'm assuming you...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 10-31-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By LMC
As the purchaser of a 3.4 Boxster S, I agree with...

As the purchaser of a 3.4 Boxster S, I agree with your first point and would've bought a 2.7 if do-overs were allowed. (I also feel the same way about the X3 3.5i -- the 4 cyl would've been just...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-26-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By LMC
I would vote not at all noticeable. If memory...

I would vote not at all noticeable. If memory serves, the BBS wheels I put on my E46 (325iT) were 17 x 8 ET38. No problems whatsoever.
Forum: General BMW 10-22-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By LMC
Of course they will. They will give you many...

Of course they will. They will give you many thousands less than you think is fair (and will then wholesale the car to someplace far away) because the car was flooded. They will expect you to come up...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By LMC
It's probably also worth mentioning here that...

It's probably also worth mentioning here that figuring out if a given fitting will rub is not simple: In order to accurately determine this, you should fit the wheels and tires to be tested...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By LMC
The standard "plus zero" upgrade would be to...

The standard "plus zero" upgrade would be to 225/50R-16, which would give you a wider footprint but no change in ride height or speedo reading/effective final drive ratio. The width by itself should...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By LMC
I don't have such a car, but would be pretty...

I don't have such a car, but would be pretty skeptical that 16s would fit. One way to check is to go to Tire Rack to see if they sell a 16-inch fitment, and unless I'm doing something wrong, it...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-18-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By LMC
Welcome to Bimmerfest! I think you should be...

Welcome to Bimmerfest!

I think you should be fine. I think your wheels (OE BMW and not aftermarket?) are 8J x 17 and a 245/45R-17 should fit fine. While your OE tire size is 225/50R-17, 18-inch...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-18-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By LMC
I did not realize that the staggered fitment --...

I did not realize that the staggered fitment -- 275/40R-19 at the rear and not previously available in the US market -- was now an option. Particularly with an AWD vehicle like the X3 the stagger is...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-15-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By LMC
Are you going to keep the original tires? I...

Are you going to keep the original tires? I assume with the sport package you have 18-inch wheels & tires... If you are planning to replace the tires as well, you could downsize to 17-inch, stay with...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 10-14-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,064
Posted By LMC
I was told by the salesman during my last...

I was told by the salesman during my last purchase that I could get both a USAA discount and a BMW CCA rebate. But I was turned down for the latter. I believe that the reason was that these are both...
Forum: General BMW 10-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By LMC
Welcome to bimmerfest. Since we're mostly...

Welcome to bimmerfest.

Since we're mostly USA owners, you might better try in the UK regional forum -- look about halfway down the page on the choices...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By LMC
I agree with the above, and would add that in...

I agree with the above, and would add that in bone-dry conditions where the chance of rain/snow/ice is zero percent, I have driven (carefully) on summer tires (slightly) below 40F. Conversely, any...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-07-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By LMC
I don't believe it is a good idea. With these two...

I don't believe it is a good idea. With these two sets of wheels & tires you simply swap the sets twice a year. If you have only one set of TPMS sensors, that requires breaking the tire beads at a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-07-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By LMC
Modern paint finishes are completely cured right...

Modern paint finishes are completely cured right out of the factory and new cars can be immediately waxed. Newly repainted finishes from a body shop -- give the paint some time before waxing...
Forum: General BMW 10-06-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By LMC
Yep -- the turnover is always staggered a bit....

Yep -- the turnover is always staggered a bit. The sedan comes first -- tor the E46 the first 1999 sedans showed up in the summer of '98. Six or so months later, the wagon and then the coupe and,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-03-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By LMC
Yes, you should stop. Aerospace 303...

Yes, you should stop.

Aerospace 303 protectant
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 09-26-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By LMC
I hear ya, bro -- that Mars & Venus thing... I...

I hear ya, bro -- that Mars & Venus thing... I suppose gay guys don't have to deal with that, but upon reflection, I don't think I'll switch anyway.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 09-26-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By LMC
Is it at all possible that the car was flooded or...

Is it at all possible that the car was flooded or had significant water intrusion?
Forum: General BMW 09-26-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By LMC
I could be wrong, but given the context I believe...

I could be wrong, but given the context I believe that satan unlatched it while he was driving.
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