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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-21-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By Byron Walter
Julian, While annoying for sure, I don't...

Julian,

While annoying for sure, I don't believe that this issue raises to the level of being a nightmare. Maybe if a wheel dropped off or the car burst into flame...

...Anyhow hopefully this...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-11-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,280
Posted By Byron Walter
Leatherette is a plus for me. I find that it is a...

Leatherette is a plus for me. I find that it is a little warmer than leather since it does not breathe but otherwise it's the ticket. I'm often wet after kayaking and that's not an issue with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-09-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 932
Posted By Byron Walter
I've had mine since May and give it a thumbs up....

I've had mine since May and give it a thumbs up. Went with the sport line for the very nice sport seats and also wanted the faux leather as I'm a kayaker and am frequently wet.

Personally I like...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-22-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By Byron Walter
I wonder if swapping out the run-flats for non...

I wonder if swapping out the run-flats for non run-flats might improve steering feed back. I've had a bunch of Audis with similar steering setups thus I'm fine with the F31 steering. I do feel that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-19-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By Byron Walter
Yeah, but the F31 will handle like the sedan that...

Yeah, but the F31 will handle like the sedan that it's based on and avoid the consequences of a higher center of gravity that comes with an increase in the Y dimension. It's too bad that to make the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-31-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,442
Posted By Byron Walter
Faux leather is a big plus for me as I'm a...

Faux leather is a big plus for me as I'm a kayaker and often end up wet. Also I handle heat well and it takes a lot to get me to sweat. That said, the leatherette is warmer than leather and leather...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-19-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,797
Posted By Byron Walter
I think you made a good move to add the DHP,...

I think you made a good move to add the DHP, Driver's Assist, and the HK package. I didn't do the radio upgrade because I'm not very fussy about such things but ... even I have to admit that the base...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-07-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By Byron Walter
No problem... So far the car has been fine. The...

No problem... So far the car has been fine. The N20 engine manages to move the F31 just fine and even with my kayak up top, trip mileage is around 31 to 32 mpg. The back has plenty of room for all my...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-06-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By Byron Walter
I just measured the back of my F31. It's a little...

I just measured the back of my F31. It's a little over 37 inches deep and 37 inches wide between the wheel wells. Should be plenty of room.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 16,542
Posted By Byron Walter
No nav but satellite and today is Reboot City for...

No nav but satellite and today is Reboot City for me as well. Sure sign that we are part of the Bavarian Borg collective. Widerstand ist zwecklos.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-27-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Byron Walter
I put in the order for my bmw crossbars when I...

I put in the order for my bmw crossbars when I placed my factory order as they weren't available anywhere in NA at the time. They got here before the car (which took about 7 weeks). I'm guessing that...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-03-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,130
Posted By Byron Walter
I agree that it doesn't sound correct to me...

I agree that it doesn't sound correct to me either:

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2014/4/435iCoupe/Features_and_Specs/435iCoupeSpecifications.aspx
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-03-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,130
Posted By Byron Walter
Wow!... the 435i weighs in around 4500 pounds....

Wow!... the 435i weighs in around 4500 pounds. That's some serious junk in the trunk. My F31 is 'only' ~3800 lb and I thought that was getting pretty hefty.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-03-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Byron Walter
There are two numbers. I think this is the parts...

There are two numbers. I think this is the parts number: 8271 2232 291. The spacing between the numbers is for readability and I had to read it upside down due to its position and my crappy eyes. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Byron Walter
For all I know, those bars could be OEM'd from...

For all I know, those bars could be OEM'd from the same manufacturer that BMW uses however I bet it's safe to assume that the 2012 setup is not going to work on an F31. That would be too easy:)

As...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Byron Walter
I picked up the BMW crossbars and really like...

I picked up the BMW crossbars and really like them. You don't need any tools to install them and they are plenty 'areo' enough for me. The BMW bars are not nearly so thick as some of my Audi...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-02-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,797
Posted By Byron Walter
I've had my F31 since May 17th. Now the shift...

I've had my F31 since May 17th. Now the shift flippers and 'sports transmission' are standard with the sports line, the car comes in around $500 cheaper than mine... but no complaints. I do think...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-28-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 23,797
Posted By Byron Walter
I don't think that Audi has any plans to bring...

I don't think that Audi has any plans to bring the Sportback to North America but I'm often wrong on such matters. I do know that my F31 seems to be as quick as a previous chipped '09 A4 Avant. OTOH...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-27-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,465
Posted By Byron Walter
I just got back from a 700 mile trip in my 328...

I just got back from a 700 mile trip in my 328 F31 touring. With my 17 foot kayak on top the car managed 34 going and 31 on the return at around 65 mph, sometimes in sport and sometimes comfort. The...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-17-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Byron Walter
Me thinks that they are just trying to 'squirrel'...

Me thinks that they are just trying to 'squirrel' their way out having to explain what really went down. Nice try though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-24-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,731
Posted By Byron Walter
Well you really have to track down a 335 and...

Well you really have to track down a 335 and drive one as that's the only way you will know which path to take or... just get an F31 because then you'll not have an engine choice. Made life simpler...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-24-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By Byron Walter
I did a google search on "how to raise the wind...

I did a google search on "how to raise the wind shield wipers on f30 bmw", which referred me right back to this site :)

As for my "self-righteous RTFM chastisement moment", I did say "RTM", not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-24-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By Byron Walter
Just read the manual which, according to another...

Just read the manual which, according to another thread, says:

" Press Start/Stop - instrument cluster turns on. Press Start/Stop again - instrument cluster turns off. Lift wiper blade arm on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-23-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,673
Posted By Byron Walter
Last week I picked up my F31 and was happily...

Last week I picked up my F31 and was happily surprised that the ASS on my car retains the last setting straight off the boat. Possibly this might be the case for all 2014s?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-23-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 55,710
Posted By Byron Walter
I've had a bunch of Audis with the Torsen center...

I've had a bunch of Audis with the Torsen center diff and I had an okay lay person's knowledge about its inner workings but I'm (as usual) clueless about the xDrive set up.
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