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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 701
Posted By Lavalamp425
The RE960AS is a UHP All-Season tire, while the...

The RE960AS is a UHP All-Season tire, while the other two are Max Performance summer tires. The tradeoffs are about what you'd expect: The all-season will have a softer, smoother ride and longer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 701
Posted By Lavalamp425
See my earlier post (quoted below). You can run...

See my earlier post (quoted below). You can run 225/45R17 on all four corners. This will result in less tendency to understeer.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 701
Posted By Lavalamp425
No clue idea about PSS, but I paid ~$900...

No clue idea about PSS, but I paid ~$900 installed for A/S 3s in 18" staggered sizes (225/40R18 and 255/35R18). Runflat PS2s were significantly more, ~$1,300 I think. Non-runflat PS2s are only...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 701
Posted By Lavalamp425
I had runflat PS2s for a while after the OEM...

I had runflat PS2s for a while after the OEM Bridgestone RE050As needed replacement. I found the PS2s to be much better; they were more compliant (rode better and handled imperfections better),...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-05-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By Lavalamp425
This is normal if the door is open and the...

This is normal if the door is open and the transmission is in or goes through neutral. Shutting the door completely would prevent the indicator from appearing.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 12-18-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By Lavalamp425
I've had good service experiences at BMW...

I've had good service experiences at BMW Bellevue; Cliff is a great SA there. I always got a loaner from them too, even if it was just for the day.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Lavalamp425
Newer cars use integrated LEDs so there is no...

Newer cars use integrated LEDs so there is no bulb to swap. The headlight housing shape has changed as well so you can't just install LCI headlights.

If you search around, there are several LED...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Lavalamp425
Looks like you have the BMW PPK, which bumps...

Looks like you have the BMW PPK, which bumps output up to 320 horsepower and 332 lb/ft of torque. You probably have just the Stage 1 software and not the Stage 2 additional cooling parts. To check...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-14-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Lavalamp425
Re-read my previous post; it is entirely correct....

Re-read my previous post; it is entirely correct. You cannot get an E90 335d xDrive anywhere in the world because none exist.

Availability in the UK is for the current F30 generation, not the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Lavalamp425
BMW did not make an xDrive version of the E90...

BMW did not make an xDrive version of the E90 335d.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 10-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,048
Posted By Lavalamp425
Short version: No, because of US certification...

Short version: No, because of US certification issues.

Long version: It is very expensive to certify interior materials for crash-worthiness reasons, and BMWNA doesn't believe they'd sell enough...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-03-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By Lavalamp425
The adaptive headlights on your car will swivel...

The adaptive headlights on your car will swivel left/right depending on steering wheel angle, but they are not the full auto-adaptive headlight system that adjusts for other cars that is available on...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,801
Posted By Lavalamp425
There are many reasons a reduced power error...

There are many reasons a reduced power error could occur, and a bad HPFP is merely one of them (and at this point, a pretty unlikely one). It could be a bad O2 sensor, inability of the ECU to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-15-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,303
Posted By Lavalamp425
It depends on your living and driving situation. ...

It depends on your living and driving situation. If, for example, you live on a hill and don't have another car to drive, you should get snow tires. If you don't have to drive or don't live on top...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-23-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By Lavalamp425
You should be fine doing a straight swap. My...

You should be fine doing a straight swap. My 335i coupe has the sport package with staggered summer tires, but for winter I have a separate set of 17-inch wheels with 225/45R17 tires all around. I...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-23-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By Lavalamp425
The OEM sport package uses 225/40R18 tires on...

The OEM sport package uses 225/40R18 tires on 18x8 wheels front and 255/35 on 18x8.5 wheels rear. 225/45R18 fronts would be too tall.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-07-2012, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By Lavalamp425
No problems for me. The windows will...

No problems for me. The windows will occasionally ice up so that they can't do the roll-down thing when you open the door like Zooks describes. Once the ice melts though, opening and closing the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-30-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,536
Posted By Lavalamp425
You might check to see if there are shipping...

You might check to see if there are shipping spacers up in the suspension. It is not common, but sometimes the port forgets to remove these so the car rides high and rough (minimal suspension...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-25-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,434
Posted By Lavalamp425
I have the kit on my 2007, and I like it. As...

I have the kit on my 2007, and I like it. As you've noted, the power difference isn't dramatic or even noticeable for the most part. One thing I noticed is that throttle response seems improved...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-22-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By Lavalamp425
The media gallery photos (and the Build-Your-Own...

The media gallery photos (and the Build-Your-Own pictures) on BMWUSA.com for the X1 are all identical no matter which model you choose. It is possible they changed the shifter from the...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-05-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By Lavalamp425
The F30 335i uses the 8 speed auto. Nobody is...

The F30 335i uses the 8 speed auto. Nobody is really sure what exactly is up with the X1 35i getting the 6 speed auto. It could be anything from having some stock leftover (which doesn't make sense...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-05-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By Lavalamp425
The 35i (N55 engine) uses the older 6 speed auto,...

The 35i (N55 engine) uses the older 6 speed auto, and hence gets the old shifter. The 28i (N20 engine) uses the newer 8 speed auto, and gets the new joystick shifter. This applies regardless of...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-05-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,149
Posted By Lavalamp425
The last picture the OP put up is the new M6, not...

The last picture the OP put up is the new M6, not the X1.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-31-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By Lavalamp425
My experience with my 335i is totally unlike...

My experience with my 335i is totally unlike yours. The only engine-related issue I've had is with the HPFP. The dealer replaced my original pre-emptively (which annoyed me, because it was working...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-21-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,810
Posted By Lavalamp425
I'm absolutely interested in a diesel. The "fun"...

I'm absolutely interested in a diesel. The "fun" side of me would prefer the 30d, while the "frugal" side would prefer the 20d (or perhaps the 23d).
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