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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 02-18-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By thumper_330
It varies... and the answer to your question is...

It varies... and the answer to your question is "no".

All my cars with iDrive have done this, and while my current 08 M3 isn't nearly as annoying as my 545i was, it's still up there in the...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 02-18-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,154
Posted By thumper_330
Generally I think it can be easily said that an...

Generally I think it can be easily said that an M3 of any ilk isn't for the faint of heart or skinny of wallet. I just had a service done on my M3 which cost close to a grand... add to that a valve...
Forum: General BMW 02-11-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By thumper_330
Well, even if we just take gas-mileage into...

Well, even if we just take gas-mileage into account as well as cost the math is pretty easy. I am going to base my prices on current prices in St. Louis since that's where I live...

Going with...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By thumper_330
... or you can always find a willing 'Fester who...

... or you can always find a willing 'Fester who will do the drive for the cost of flights :) Hell, I'd probably do it for you since I can visit friends in Oklahoma City I haven't seen in a while on...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,355
Posted By thumper_330
Yup... completely concur. I saw the A3 in person...

Yup... completely concur. I saw the A3 in person as well and it's a really nice little car. Very impressive, though obviously the proof will be in the driving. Having said that, modern Audis already...
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 02-04-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By thumper_330
Well, as my lengthy writeup will attest...

Well, as my lengthy writeup will attest (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=584374&highlight=), I had a great time and honestly would do it again in a heartbeat. Having said that, I...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,473
Posted By thumper_330
Honestly? I'd run... not walk away from this car....

Honestly? I'd run... not walk away from this car.

The repairs you've posted look like they were seriously done on the cheap. This says to me that they were not done well and you might have other...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 01-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By thumper_330
In fairness, the "step up" model from the 2'er is...

In fairness, the "step up" model from the 2'er is the 4'er now... not the 3'er. The price differential is a smidge more when you consider that :)
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-04-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,154
Posted By thumper_330
Yeah, I concur with the actual owners here; if...

Yeah, I concur with the actual owners here; if you want good gas mileage do not buy an M3. Period. My best tank so far was 22mpg which was FAR better than I expected. But that was several hours of...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 01-03-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By thumper_330
I think the only BMW car I've ever owned that I...

I think the only BMW car I've ever owned that I purchased locally was my 330i... my first one. Here are some summaries of my experiences;

545i - Purchased used from North Carolina. Got a PPI and...
Forum: European Delivery 01-02-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By thumper_330
Honestly, as an ex-pat of the UK myself (hello!)...

Honestly, as an ex-pat of the UK myself (hello!) I have to ask; what part of jolly old England are you going to?

I ask because when I did my ED I was originally planning a very similar trip. In...
Forum: General BMW 12-31-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By thumper_330
It's not so bad you know. The N55 135i coupe with...

It's not so bad you know. The N55 135i coupe with DCT is an awesome little car. I literally had more fun with mine than I've had with any other car prior. It was a riot to drive fast and on the track...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-28-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By thumper_330
Agreed... and it should be something they've...

Agreed... and it should be something they've checked. But because a plastic bag is highly flexible, it's possible for it to move around and provide really inconsistent results. Same with leaves and...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-27-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By thumper_330
May seem obvious... but have they checked the...

May seem obvious... but have they checked the intake for blockages? A plastic bag stuck down in the intake could easily cause this kind of issue... no air, no fire, wet plugs.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-21-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By thumper_330
Congrats, and that's a great deal on a fantastic...

Congrats, and that's a great deal on a fantastic car. Congratulations!

As for exhaust systems... well honestly I'd head over to M3post.com and read up there. It's a really active community (I'm...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-20-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By thumper_330
She looks like a beauty... I don't think you can...

She looks like a beauty... I don't think you can go too wrong with her :)

As far as Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, I personally have had a great experience with the latest version of the Dension...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-14-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,540
Posted By thumper_330
I think the thing that strikes me here is that...

I think the thing that strikes me here is that while the M4 has gained even more aggressiveness thanks to the big, bold sweeping curves... it seems to have lost the "stateliness". The E9x has a...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (Coming spring 2014) 12-12-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,514
Posted By thumper_330
Personally I find myself liking the M3 more than...

Personally I find myself liking the M3 more than the M4... the lines just seem to work better to me. But then again, I also liked the E90 M3 far more than the E92/E93.

As far as the technical...
Forum: BMW Motorcycles (aka Beemers) and the Competition 12-12-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By thumper_330
That would be the BMW R nineT...

That would be the BMW R nineT (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/bike/urban/rninet/rninet_overview.html).

I agree... looks gorgeous and fun!
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008+) 12-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By thumper_330
And it's good information to add to the list. But...

And it's good information to add to the list. But as mentioned, the 2015 'stang will have absolutely nothing in common with the 2006!!

Hell, I remember once I dated a girl who had a 90's era...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-29-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By thumper_330
Holy crap man, that's gorgeous! If I hadn't just...

Holy crap man, that's gorgeous! If I hadn't just gotten my M3 I'd be all over this bad boy. Good luck with sale :)
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 11-29-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By thumper_330
Yeah, but at the same time especially on the...

Yeah, but at the same time especially on the track power is nothing without balance.

The problem with a lot of N54 tuners is that they focus completely on pushing the max HP out of their engines...
Forum: General BMW 11-25-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,669
Posted By thumper_330
You're welcome. The M3 is harder to drive...

You're welcome.

The M3 is harder to drive because it's more challenging. You have to really rev it to get it to perform, whereas the C63 is very much a "point and squirt" performance car. To most...
Forum: General BMW 11-24-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,669
Posted By thumper_330
I think that depends a lot on what you're looking...

I think that depends a lot on what you're looking for from the car. I have driven both, and yes the C63 is definitely easier to drive fast on the streets every day, but the lower torque of the M3...
Forum: General BMW 11-16-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,669
Posted By thumper_330
Make sure you look into the aftermarket coding...

Make sure you look into the aftermarket coding for the steering though. The default steering feel on the M3 is good but not great... it only becomes better when you switch to M-Dynamic Mode which...
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