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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By bwillia
One more thing. I was very surprised how much...

One more thing. I was very surprised how much difference the addition of a strut brace made to the front of my car. I would recommend this modification also.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 381
Posted By bwillia
How yellow are your lenses at this point? My 06...

How yellow are your lenses at this point? My 06 had terrible yellowing of the lenses and that affecting the brightness at night. A good polish job of the lenses and some sealant took care of it.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-18-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By bwillia
They are indeed Silver. Here is the pertinent...

They are indeed Silver. Here is the pertinent fitment data

Wheel size 17" X 8"
Bolt pattern 5-120mm
Offset 40mm
Center Bore 72mm
Tire Size 225/45/17
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By bwillia
You actually don't state clearly whether you are...

You actually don't state clearly whether you are having a "no crank" condition or a "no start" condition. Very, very different scenarios!!
Forum: Wheels and Tires 09-18-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By bwillia
Continental Winter Contacts on Beyern Mesh wheels

I have a set of four 17" Beyern Mesh wheels with BMW center caps and four Continental Winter contacts with one short season of use for sale. The wheels are flawless and the tires look new. These will...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By bwillia
This is far and away the sagest advice I have...

This is far and away the sagest advice I have read in a post in quite a while. Thanks for that dose of sanity DSX!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By bwillia
I'm with you on the RFT tires. Those went away...

I'm with you on the RFT tires. Those went away immediately! What were they thinking??
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By bwillia
They are stupid expensive so demand a warranty...

They are stupid expensive so demand a warranty replacement now!! I just had one replaced under insurance after a rock broke it and the part alone was $1100!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 424
Posted By bwillia
Actually the OEM struts and shocks are twin tube...

Actually the OEM struts and shocks are twin tube and really aren't that bad. But...I love my new Bilstein sports and I too replaced the originals early!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By bwillia
I know, that is why I called it a "safe hedge"...

I know, that is why I called it a "safe hedge" against possible over steer I induced with my other mods. Read the post.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 675
Posted By bwillia
My electric water pump went out at 55K miles. I...

My electric water pump went out at 55K miles. I also heard from the dealer that this is a common failure. Of course mine went out three hours from home going up the pass. The tow alone was $1000!!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By bwillia
+1 I agree. In Germany, where these are...

+1

I agree. In Germany, where these are born and bred the Octanes available are much higher than the fuels we have available here!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By bwillia
I went with the stage II kit which utilizes...

I went with the stage II kit which utilizes slightly lower and stiffer springs, stiffer rear shocks (O.E. struts up front) and a larger sway bar in the rear only. This made a dramatic difference in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 365
Posted By bwillia
If you tighten up the rear suspension with a...

If you tighten up the rear suspension with a stiffer sway bar you will reduce understeer. But be careful, suspension tuning is an art.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By bwillia
I personally would not run my 335 with regular...

I personally would not run my 335 with regular fuel. I have had detonation problems in the past and in my opinion detonation is a somewhat silent killer of the engine.
Have you driven the Diesel? I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-17-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By bwillia
I also have a 335xi. (2008) I have switched to...

I also have a 335xi. (2008)
I have switched to the Bilstein Sport shocks, a set of 19" Goodyears and I have the Dinan Springs. While the ride did change it did NOT become harsh or difficult to live...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-15-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By bwillia
Frankly there just isn't much you can do with the...

Frankly there just isn't much you can do with the 328. Short of getting someone to supercharge it and that isn't a good idea in my opinion with the compression ratio. This is why I finally swapped...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By bwillia
Both Bavauto.com and Turner Motorsports have...

Both Bavauto.com and Turner Motorsports have great prices on complete front and rear brake kits with quality parts. I have loved the Pagid red pads from Bav Auto on my 335.
The job itself is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By bwillia
Since you say you have twin turbos I am assuming...

Since you say you have twin turbos I am assuming you have a 2007 or 2008 with the N54 engine??

I have a 2008 335xi coupe that I have heavily modified. I agree with the previous poster that the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By bwillia
Sounds like a hell of a deal for a car and a...

Sounds like a hell of a deal for a car and a tuner!!! I'll take them!! ;):rofl:
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-09-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By bwillia
I have used the Battery Tender I bought from...

I have used the Battery Tender I bought from Griots garage on my car for months at a time while I was out of the country with no issues. Don't forgot to put some fuel stabilizer in the tank too. The...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By bwillia
All of the parts you need are also available...

All of the parts you need are also available online at Turner Motorsports.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bwillia
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/zfepmkaypgy6axv/AAC42dh...

https://www.dropbox.com/sc/zfepmkaypgy6axv/AAC42dh_aBjxFg7OxtrFC5oda

Let's try that again. From Drop Box this time.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-21-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By bwillia
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-BMW-M-ROADSTER-6-SPD-...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-BMW-M-ROADSTER-6-SPD-HTD-LEATHER-18-034-WHEELS-55K-MI-TEXAS-DIRECT-AUTO-/191293155016?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=JpSIkWyWHqypm7kVUHPBR...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-20-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By bwillia
I loved the Remus muffler I put on my 328 also....

I loved the Remus muffler I put on my 328 also. Worth a look. I have the Dinan exhaust on my 335 and that thing is the bomb!!
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