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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 02-09-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,323
Posted By RBP3
I love my 135 vert. I would not want a coupe...if...

I love my 135 vert. I would not want a coupe...if you're going to be impractical with only 2 doors, why not have a convertible??

However, looking at the 2GC rendering I'd love one of those. We're...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By RBP3
Thanks. The other post was helpful. The xi...

Thanks. The other post was helpful. The xi doesn't seem to have many issues. I was originally considering a 335d, but the expensive, frustrating issues reported on the forums has me questioning if...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-09-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By RBP3
328 X drive, any dependability issues?

I am considering buying a 2011 328 Xdrive. This will be our primary vehicle, for a daily driver as well as weekends and road trips. My 135 vert is a real joy, but don't want to pound on the miles.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-15-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By RBP3
335D - long term maintenance concerns?

I am considering buying a used 335D. It's a 2009 with 65000 miles. Great shape, showroom condition, one owner, serviced at BMW with all records. Seems like a great car.

My question is if I can...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-16-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,060
Posted By RBP3
New to forum, questions about tires on 135 convertible

I have a 2009 135 vert with 18" sports package (staggered set up). I got a lot of feedback from the forum that proved to be valuable.

I went up in size to F: 225/40-18
R: 255/35-18 (these are...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-26-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,380
Posted By RBP3
135i handling upgrades

You mention a need to cure under steer. I find that is not the case with my 2009 135i vert w/ M sport. I got mine used w/ factory run flats and it was neutral. I recently switched to Michelin Pilot's...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-09-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,933
Posted By RBP3
Get Rid of Run Flats?

I got new tires today!! Ditched the Run-Flats for a set of Michelin Pilot A/S plus. I also went up to the 3 series sizing...225/40-18 F; 255/35-18 R.

Obviously it's too early to really tell, but...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 07-02-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,933
Posted By RBP3
Get Rid of Run Flats?

Does anyone know if the base model 128 16" wheels can fit over the brake calipers on a 135 w/ sport package?

I'm switching to non-RFT's and I have an extra 205/55 16 tire in the garage (from my...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-26-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,933
Posted By RBP3
Get Rid of Run Flats?

I'm about to replace the RFT's on my 135 vert. I have the sports package and will upsize to the larger "335" set up. I've shopped around at local tire dealers and can get a set of Michelin Pilot A/S...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 06-11-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,333
Posted By RBP3
BMW on the cheap....shame on you BMW

I drove home today, top down, wind in my hair, listening to that beautiful exhaust note pouring out the back of my 135 vert...and guess what...no blind spots!!!

I win!!!!


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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By RBP3
1 Series convertible wind screen for sale

I'll take it at $250. I was about to order one from Amazon, but yours sounds like a better deal. Contact me via email so we can discuss logistics. gr8vu@bellsouth.net


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Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 05-26-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,333
Posted By RBP3
BMW on the cheap....shame on you BMW

I have a 135 vert, and I agree the right side blind spot is a concern with the top up. BUT I know this, have my mirrors adjusted to the outside (as suggested in a previous comments) and double check...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,087
Posted By RBP3
I have a 2009 vert w/ sports package and it has...

I have a 2009 vert w/ sports package and it has an automatic w/ M steering wheel & paddle shifters.

I was (used to be) a "manual is the only way to go" kind of guy until I drove this car. It's a...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-24-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By RBP3
Has anyone mixed non-RFT's on front and RFT's in rear?

I bought a 2009 135 vert w/ sports package. "It has RFT's, which I plan to swap out eventually for regular Michelins. The car had an alignment issue that caused wear on the outer edges on the front....
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-19-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,242
Posted By RBP3
I guess the Higher reading speedo "by design"...

I guess the Higher reading speedo "by design" lets us all feel good about setting the cruise control at 80, but the cops see us going slower!!

I guess it's a lot better than if it was the other...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-18-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,242
Posted By RBP3
My 2009 135 vert, w/ 18's and stock RFT's the...

My 2009 135 vert, w/ 18's and stock RFT's the speedometer is about 4-5 mph higher than my Garmin.

I am hoping when I switch to the 225/255 non-RFT's that my speedo will be more accurate. It...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-14-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By RBP3
In reading about the inflation kits it seems some...

In reading about the inflation kits it seems some have warnings that the sealant will harm the TPMS and others say they are safe for them.

Anybody have their pressure monitors ruined by one of...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 03-04-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By RBP3
I have a 2009 135 Vert with the sport...

I have a 2009 135 Vert with the sport package...just got it in December, and the tread on the OEM run flats is still good...better than 50%, but I have no idea how many miles are on them. I'm...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 02-27-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By RBP3
Sirius adapter for 2009 135??

I recently bought a 2009 135 convertible and it came pre-wired for satellite, but it doesn't have Sirius installed.

I asked my dealer about it and they said it required an adapter that plugs into...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-24-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By RBP3
Wow, your gf must really have a lead foot. This...

Wow, your gf must really have a lead foot. This afternoon I took an epic, tire melting, red-line tapping, full throttle romp through the mountains of NC and still got 21.4 mpg! I'd have to take the...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 02-21-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By RBP3
I've had my 2009 135 vert 7spd DCT for 3 months...

I've had my 2009 135 vert 7spd DCT for 3 months now, put on about 5000 miles so far (daily driver and a couple road trips). I'm getting 22.8 mpg real world average. Up to 27 on one road trip. Forget...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-06-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By RBP3
I drove the Dragon the day after I picked up my...

I drove the Dragon the day after I picked up my car...mid week and no traffic! A real "Bucket List" kind of day!!
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 01-06-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By RBP3
RFT/Non-RFT compatability

Just bought a 2009 135 w/ sport package and it has OE Run Flats. I plan on replacing them with standard tires, probably Continental DW's. the front tires are 50% warn, with heavily worn outer...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-05-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By RBP3
Love my new 2009 135i convertible

Enjoying my new 135. It has sports package and paddle shifters. I used to be a manual kind if guy, but love this transmission. Drove it on "the Dragon" (google it if you don't know this road) and its...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-03-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,575
Posted By RBP3
New owner of a 2009 135 convertible. Love it!...

New owner of a 2009 135 convertible. Love it! Just wanted to join the forum and say hello.
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