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Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-14-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By tsbrown
I live in KY where we get occasional 3-5"...

I live in KY where we get occasional 3-5" snowfall in the winter and drive my M3 on Dunlop Wintersport D3's from December to March with no problems. Snow doesn't last long here...usually slush after...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-04-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By tsbrown
+1. One of my driver school instructors...

+1. One of my driver school instructors commented how much torque my E90 M3 had compared to his E30 M3. It wasn't necessary to shift in certain places on the track (Mid-Ohio) that he had to. Same...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 04-25-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By tsbrown
Jon - Congrats on your new ride. I'm approaching...

Jon - Congrats on your new ride. I'm approaching the 3rd birthday of my M3. The break-in seems to take forever, but as you're finding out, this car does so many things so well you just can't wait...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 04-25-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By tsbrown
Neither. Are you saying everyone should have...

Neither. Are you saying everyone should have the same issues with it you do?
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 04-25-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By tsbrown
I only engage the Power button at the track, but...

I only engage the Power button at the track, but haven't noticed difficulty modulating throttle. :dunno: In this type of usage, the gas guage is going to drop quickly anyway. I get ~8 mpg at the...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-07-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By tsbrown
I guess that explains where their transporters (1...

I guess that explains where their transporters (1 black, 1 white) were heading about 10 days ago when they passed through Louisville heading south. Well done TMS!
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-28-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By tsbrown
I remember from the owners manual of my E36 about...

I remember from the owners manual of my E36 about 20 years ago it stated the reason for having this was so that you could blow cool air to the face to help keep you more alert, without making the...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,467
Posted By tsbrown
I'm going into a 3rd winter with my M3 and have...

I'm going into a 3rd winter with my M3 and have always had Wintersport 3D snow tires. The M3 with snow tires does better in snow than our Q7 with all-season tires. Start with the right tires then...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 10-27-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,133
Posted By tsbrown
After 6 years with an '05 ZHP sedan I traded for...

After 6 years with an '05 ZHP sedan I traded for an '11 M3 sedan. The ZHP was the best car I'd ever owned until the M3. The only thing the ZHP was better at was fuel economy, but after 2 years with...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 05-28-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,258
Posted By tsbrown
I drive about 1000 miles/month average 15.5 mpg...

I drive about 1000 miles/month average 15.5 mpg with ~80% streets/20% highway. At the track I get about 8 mpg, but it's a lot more fun :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 03-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,955
Posted By tsbrown
+1. I have the M3 and love to get the 335d as a...

+1. I have the M3 and love to get the 335d as a loaner when I take mine in for service. Torque of the Dsl is incredible but the high revs and horsepower of the M3 are sublime. That said, I'd...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-07-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,026
Posted By tsbrown
It's personal preference but I say stay with the...

It's personal preference but I say stay with the sedan. Performance is the same as the coupe - at the track you will find it comes down to driver skill/experience anyway - but sedan is less common...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,088
Posted By tsbrown
style 260 wheel color

When I picked up my mid-May 2010 built '11 M3 sedan with the stock 18" style 260 wheels at the PCD I was pleasantly surprised to see the wheels were silver vs the gunmetal color. As much as I like...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 02-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,578
Posted By tsbrown
I beg to differ... I have the M3 sedan and...

I beg to differ...

I have the M3 sedan and use Dunlop Wintersport 3D tires from December to March and it drives great in the snow. In fact, I easily made it through a patch of snow 2 weeks ago...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 12-11-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,814
Posted By tsbrown
put my winter wheels/tires on last weekend just...

put my winter wheels/tires on last weekend just before the first snow...18" Sport Edition A7's + 235F/255R Dunlop winter sport 3D.
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-15-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,814
Posted By tsbrown
Nice wheel sets for the price. With your choice...

Nice wheel sets for the price. With your choice of snow tires these could be good options too. If I ever go for a set of track wheels/tires I'll give these a closer look. Thanks for pointing these...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 11-13-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,814
Posted By tsbrown
My '11 sedan came with 18" OEM wheels/Michelin...

My '11 sedan came with 18" OEM wheels/Michelin PS2 summer tires. I got Sport Edition A7 (inexpensive) staggered with Dunlop Winter Sport 3D for winter...

1. I prefer a square setup (same size all...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-17-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By tsbrown
I have the standard 18" style 260 wheels but in...

I have the standard 18" style 260 wheels but in the lighter finish than earlier model years that are gunmetal color that hides brake dust. Apparently this was an update for 2011 (mine was built in...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-11-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By tsbrown
Excellent! I'll be looking for them in about a...

Excellent! I'll be looking for them in about a week. Thanks
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 10-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,056
Posted By tsbrown
winter wheel/tire question for Gary@Tirerack

Gary -

I have a 2011 M3 sedan and I'm ready to get the winter wheels/tires for it in the recommended Sport Edition A7 and Dunlop Wintersport 3D. I had this setup on my ZHP and really liked it.
...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 09-03-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,934
Posted By tsbrown
I've had my M3 sedan with 6MT for 2 months now...

I've had my M3 sedan with 6MT for 2 months now and while I much prefer the 6MT for every day driving, it would have been better on the track at Mid-Ohio two weeks ago with DCT. I guess I need an...
Forum: E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014) 07-26-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By tsbrown
Have a month-old '11 M3 sedan now which replaced...

Have a month-old '11 M3 sedan now which replaced E46 330i ZHP sedan I had for 6 years. The E46 could handle my two kids (now 9 & 11 yo) easily/comfortably. The E90 is a little roomier than the E46...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-19-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,517
Posted By tsbrown
car is sold! thanks for the comments and...

car is sold! thanks for the comments and inquiries.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-08-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,517
Posted By tsbrown
Reduced asking price to $18k Also, this is a...

Reduced asking price to $18k

Also, this is a non-smoker car, clear title/no lien, new Michelin PS2's in May 2009, new control arm bushings August 2009, new brakes October 2009
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-01-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,517
Posted By tsbrown
The ONLY reason I'm selling is because I have the...

The ONLY reason I'm selling is because I have the M3 sedan (listed in my signature) on the way. Otherwise I'd keep the ZHP because it's been the most fun, reliable car I've ever owned. And my wife...
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