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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,664
Posted By swartzentruber
Point taken, but if you are comparing two...

Point taken, but if you are comparing two completely identical cars, and one has a good scratch or ding and the other doesn't, I'm sure you'd pick the one that doesn't. Are you going to file a DV...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-20-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,664
Posted By swartzentruber
Hey Kat, sorry about the accident (you may...

Hey Kat, sorry about the accident (you may remember me, haven't been real active on the board recently due to work). Any type of accident sucks, having to deal with all the hassle. Anyway, just...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-16-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,070
Posted By swartzentruber
I still have a 2004 R32 (in addition to my...

I still have a 2004 R32 (in addition to my 335xi), and the weight is nowhere near that. During cornering balancing, they weighed mine in at around 3300, though I have done a little weight reduction....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,315
Posted By swartzentruber
Actually, I did read the article carefully,...

Actually, I did read the article carefully, including that portion. What you seem to be incapable of realizing is the difference between objective test and opinion. Their conclusion is opinion. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-17-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,315
Posted By swartzentruber
Well, here's an objective test that violates what...

Well, here's an objective test that violates what you've just stated. Not specifically around AWD, but A/S vs Winters....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,315
Posted By swartzentruber
I assume you live in Burbank CA? Why do you even...

I assume you live in Burbank CA? Why do you even bother commenting? You probably live in the 5% of the country that doesn't care about AWD. As to your comment about seeing no evidence that AWD...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,315
Posted By swartzentruber
Kilgore, that wasn't directed at you. You...

Kilgore, that wasn't directed at you. You apparently were the only one confused:D. That "you've" was about the OP. Sorry if the quoting of your post caused confusion.

I can easily get oversteer...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,315
Posted By swartzentruber
Yes, and there will probably be a few more "oh...

Yes, and there will probably be a few more "oh ****" tail out moments in the wet/snow with RWD. I think I'm a relatively decent and smooth driver (and own a RWD BMW), and will still have those...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,315
Posted By swartzentruber
+2 on what Zooks said, particularly since I think...

+2 on what Zooks said, particularly since I think you are in an area that gets a decent amount of snow. If I were putting my wife out in those conditions, it would be an XI with snows. It seems...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,854
Posted By swartzentruber
Definitely agree on this point, but no one said...

Definitely agree on this point, but no one said life is fair. Actually, I agree with the earlier point that it's probably more dangerous driving to the track than driving on it. But, ones covered,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,854
Posted By swartzentruber
BMWCCA now recommends Lockton Affinity for...

BMWCCA now recommends Lockton Affinity for providing on-track insurance. Lockton will only insure events put on by certified organizations that are recognized to run safe events, thus helping to get...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By swartzentruber
Actually they do, although I don't think the...

Actually they do, although I don't think the aftermarket option includes the overboost. There was a lot of talk about this when they started offering it last fall (for ~$2K - $3K) -- can't believe...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,854
Posted By swartzentruber
I will strongly second both of HACKs comments. ...

I will strongly second both of HACKs comments. In my experience so far, BMWCCA does have great to excellent instructors, and their safety record is excellent too. That's one reason why even though...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,854
Posted By swartzentruber
Completely utterly bad advice, particularly if...

Completely utterly bad advice, particularly if you are using your daily driver, and particularly if you don't have savings to pay for car damages. Maybe our midwest tracks are so much more dangerous...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By swartzentruber
Yeah, this isn't a stupid question. I really...

Yeah, this isn't a stupid question. I really wish BMW would release a 335xis, assuming of course they fixed the soft suspension as well. Were that to happen, I'd probably be trading in for one...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,854
Posted By swartzentruber
Early apexing is very easy for beginning (and...

Early apexing is very easy for beginning (and even not so beginning) drivers to do. You see a curve -- you want to turn. Unfortunately, as I learned in the book "Going Faster", early apexing is...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-13-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,854
Posted By swartzentruber
CA's picture above of the GT40 is a good...

CA's picture above of the GT40 is a good reminder. It been stated before, but worth reiterating. If you have any thoughts of putting your daily driver BMW on the track, make sure your insurance...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,320
Posted By swartzentruber
Are those seat headrests fixed, or do they pull...

Are those seat headrests fixed, or do they pull up. I just recently ran into an issue with my 04 R32 with it's fixed headrests, and the headrests on those seats look similar. Even though the R32...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By swartzentruber
No one really knows. This engine doesn't have...

No one really knows. This engine doesn't have much of a history. There's a guy over on e90post reporting turbo failures on an out-of-warranty but low mileage 335 (I think ~27k miles).
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By swartzentruber
I think that's silly reasoning -- the same is...

I think that's silly reasoning -- the same is true of most forms of insurance. Typically, it's best to buy insurance to protect you from "long tail" events -- the outliers. Homeowners insurance for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,408
Posted By swartzentruber
Have you considered a 335xi? BMW has solved the...

Have you considered a 335xi? BMW has solved the ride height delimma for you by giving the xi models a bit higher than standard models (which many of us with xi models don't like, but it's a benefit...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,511
Posted By swartzentruber
No way I'd own a 335 out of warranty. Too many...

No way I'd own a 335 out of warranty. Too many very expensive parts to go wrong, and that have been going wrong for higher mileage 335 owners at too high a frequency. Given that you seem to be low...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,225
Posted By swartzentruber
That's kind of an odd-looking list. Is that a...

That's kind of an odd-looking list. Is that a RFT only list? As far as origin oddities, how about the Goodyear (American) F1 Asymmetrics made in Germany?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,066
Posted By swartzentruber
And I guess I'll agree to disagree (slightly)...

And I guess I'll agree to disagree (slightly) with DSX. I'm not sure his experience is absolutely typical, as even though he may be a track novice, I'm sure he's a very experienced driver, with the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-28-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,066
Posted By swartzentruber
Thanks for clarification (and I guess you confirm...

Thanks for clarification (and I guess you confirm my thoughts about intermediate) -- I couldn't quite tell.

For a true novice, first time out, stock is likely fine, but just keep in mind (for...
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