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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-27-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,545
Posted By chiefneil
Isn't the issue not necessarily the dynamic...

Isn't the issue not necessarily the dynamic handling, but the fact that xDrive cars have taller springs to begin with? Dynamic handling on sport package springs are starting from an inherently...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 440
Posted By chiefneil
You won't kill a set of pads/rotors on a track...

You won't kill a set of pads/rotors on a track weekend if it's your first time on a track, and if it's a BMW CCA event where you'll be in one of several groups. You just won't have enough speed or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-25-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By chiefneil
Go with whatever you like. I personally like the...

Go with whatever you like. I personally like the double black stripes on the hood (but not all the way to the trunk, that's a little too American muscle car), and I think BMW might even offer them as...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-23-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By chiefneil
Ha, I nailed it! Happy to hear you got it...

Ha, I nailed it! Happy to hear you got it resolved.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By chiefneil
BTW OP, those actually look pretty good/useful in...

BTW OP, those actually look pretty good/useful in gray. Would've saved me some curb rash over the years.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-20-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 905
Posted By chiefneil
OP totally needs those in red, except also lit up...

OP totally needs those in red, except also lit up in neon.

Actually I wonder if you could make them so they do one of those moving optical image things so the wheels look like solid roundels while...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By chiefneil
Good point. Maybe somebody with tinted side...

Good point. Maybe somebody with tinted side windows who had to get them replaced can chime in.

In general, will insurance pay for replacement aftermarket mods that are more expensive than OEM?...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By chiefneil
I see. I never bothered watching the work on my...

I see. I never bothered watching the work on my F30. On our X5 I saw replacement windshields with the rain sensor already attached (the E46 too, IIRC). Must vary by model.

I wonder why the glass...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By chiefneil
You're on your own for the windshield tint. I'd...

You're on your own for the windshield tint. I'd love to get a 90% tint on mine, but don't want to fork over $300-$400 to redo it every time I need a new windshield.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By chiefneil
I've had many windshields done both ways and have...

I've had many windshields done both ways and have come to the conclusion that I don't really care :)

Between my wife's cars and mine, we've probably had ~20 windshields replaced over the years,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-18-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By chiefneil
I've never heard of such a thing. Insurance would...

I've never heard of such a thing. Insurance would have to prove that the work was never done in order to deny a later claim. I'd actually be fine with that since it's fair, but I just don't see how...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-15-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By chiefneil
You need to try a different dealer. Clearly...

You need to try a different dealer. Clearly there's a parasitic drain somewhere. A competent dealer will hook up a monitor to measure the drain rather just shrugging. IIRC seeing posts about water...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-14-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,496
Posted By chiefneil
Since the other guy is paying I'd get it fixed,...

Since the other guy is paying I'd get it fixed, at least you can do what we did in a similar situation. We got a tiny dent on a section of black plastic (front spoiler) on our X5 once - someone in a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,610
Posted By chiefneil
CDV sounds evil! :yikes:

CDV sounds evil! :yikes:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-10-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,066
Posted By chiefneil
I was pretty skeptical about having a backup...

I was pretty skeptical about having a backup camera and PDC, but got them anyway. Gotta say I love both and am really happy I have them. I had a loaner recently with the top-down view and that's now...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-04-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,545
Posted By chiefneil
5- and 7-series have been placing last or second...

5- and 7-series have been placing last or second to last place in C&D comparos for about a decade now. BMW must be happy with their sales because they haven't changed direction.

I don't think the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-29-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By chiefneil
Looks like every 3k. There's a couple guys on the...

Looks like every 3k. There's a couple guys on the forums that say they change that often. Some people are still mentally driving their '72 Olds Cutlass I guess.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-28-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By chiefneil
Forgot about that benefit. My parts guy gave me a...

Forgot about that benefit. My parts guy gave me a few hundred off on a full set of rotors and pads for my E46 a while back. Wasn't going to be that much of a discount initially but I looked so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-28-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By chiefneil
Sorry OP, complaining that you've been somehow...

Sorry OP, complaining that you've been somehow misled into only getting $400 of free money instead of $450 isn't going to get you too much sympathy :)

As others have said, enjoy the magazine and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By chiefneil
There's no way a properly functioning a/c should...

There's no way a properly functioning a/c should need a recharge during the warranty period unless there's a leak. Be sure to ask your SA if they checked for leaks. Sounds like your warranty has...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By chiefneil
Sorry I have no idea what version of 3M I have. I...

Sorry I have no idea what version of 3M I have. I gave up hand-waxing my cars years ago. Now I just drop it off at the detailing place in the garage at work 1x or 2x per year. Sometimes I pay extra...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By chiefneil
I had 3m clear bra on my E46 for about 12 years...

I had 3m clear bra on my E46 for about 12 years with no yellowing, discoloration, or cracking. Ditto our E53 X5 for about 10 years. I also have it installed on my F30. My cars are generally parked...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By chiefneil
Is the X1 based on the Mini platform?

Is the X1 based on the Mini platform?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-23-2017, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,424
Posted By chiefneil
I only go full throttle a couple times a month,...

I only go full throttle a couple times a month, so the difference between 283 vs 293 hp would be totally wasted on me. I'm glad OP is enjoying the extra 10hp though.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-19-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By chiefneil
Good thing you don't drive a car with the N63...

Good thing you don't drive a car with the N63 engine then!

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a25710/enginerdy-strange-connections-bmw-n63-v8/
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