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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-15-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Kilgore Trout
M-B has runflats on many new vehicles. I just...

M-B has runflats on many new vehicles. I just test drove a GLC with them last week.

Honda didn't use runflats as they now exist. That was an entirely different technology.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-14-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,561
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Maybe part of the reason I like RFTs is that I am...

Maybe part of the reason I like RFTs is that I am older than some of you (I'm 50ish) and years of endurance cycling and sitting in office chairs has left me with a wonky back. Changing tires by the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-08-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,326
Posted By Kilgore Trout
I had to buy tires today myself (which is a...

I had to buy tires today myself (which is a bummer because I'm only months away from ordering a new F31). Tirerack had insane deals on the Pzero and the Potenzas. I've had the Potenzas before and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-07-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Essentially, I think the dropping of some...

Essentially, I think the dropping of some features of the care package is like the decontenting we saw on the E90/E91/E92.

It wouldn't be a big deal to me, if there were other advantages to...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2016, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Yes, but what BMW will likely do is keep the...

Yes, but what BMW will likely do is keep the prices the same and then just remove a $1000 "feature." Its like the decontenting that we saw with the E90s toward the end of the lifespan.

Does...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Kilgore Trout
I think they are removing the brake pad...

I think they are removing the brake pad replacements - which effectively adds $1000 to the purchase price.

But, no, it won't eliminate consideration of the vehicle by any means.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Kilgore Trout
I had an F30 as a loaner. I though the engine...

I had an F30 as a loaner. I though the engine was great - NVH was not on par with the N52 but it had great pull.

I didn't like the steering much. Felt kind of lifeless to me. I agree it wasn't...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-04-2016, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Timing the new purchase

Hey everybody! Its seems like forever since I posted here. I've been happily tooling around in my E91 for about 8 years now and its given me great service with almost 110,000 miles on it. For my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By Kilgore Trout
The Tire Eater

Ok, I know you guys have all warned me about this and it is not exactly news, but forgive me for venting.

The aggressive factory alignment on this car is just eating through tires. I had a set of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-14-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Don't forget that I have hazard insurance. I'm...

Don't forget that I have hazard insurance. I'm not just looking for the tire, the Firestone shop owes me a tire (or at least a pro-rated tire). So, they need to find the tire through whatever...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-14-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Sadly, both Bridgestone and TireRack are out of...

Sadly, both Bridgestone and TireRack are out of stock.

That wheel was impressively cracked, btw. And, this was not a large pothole.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-13-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Potenza ruined, what do I do?

Sadly, I cracked a rim and destroyed by Bridgestone Potenza 3G RFT last night. Gotta love those overstressed Los Angeles roads.

I had bought the tires with a Tirerack price match at the local...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,571
Posted By Kilgore Trout
This is not really a BMW only problem (for what...

This is not really a BMW only problem (for what it is worth). My last car, an Acura, has some similar issues.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-18-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,742
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Don't forget to register it. If you don't have...

Don't forget to register it. If you don't have the software, you'll have to take it to a BMW shop to have it done.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Kilgore Trout
I suspect that running over pedestrians might be...

I suspect that running over pedestrians might be considered "against the rules!"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Kilgore Trout
:rofl: Nice!

:rofl: Nice!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-13-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Emprical evidence E90 drivers are jerks!

http://blogs.marketwatch.com/thetell/2013/08/13/bmw-drivers-really-are-jerks-studies-find/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-01-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,019
Posted By Kilgore Trout
I thought premium actually has less energy...

I thought premium actually has less energy (because there are more additives and less fuel).

Also, isn't the Octane really about ethanol?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-06-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By Kilgore Trout
I'm pretty sure this can't be done - or at least...

I'm pretty sure this can't be done - or at least not done easily. In my experience under warranty, any little think that goes wrong with the CIC unit leads to BMW ripping the entire thing out. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-25-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Kilgore Trout
The 2009 is not DVD based (no E9x had a CD based...

The 2009 is not DVD based (no E9x had a CD based system). The data and programming are all on a hard drive in the dash. Prior to 2009 it was DVD based. If you really can't get it to function at...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-18-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By Kilgore Trout
I have an S4 and it works absolutely flawlessly...

I have an S4 and it works absolutely flawlessly with my 2009.

With the S3, there have been quite a few reports of problems related to noise in Google Contacts. When those are cleaned up, it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-17-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,354
Posted By Kilgore Trout
The magic of top tier gasoline is that a group of...

The magic of top tier gasoline is that a group of gasoline companies can get together, declare themselves to be better than every other company, and then get educated drivers to believe them!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Kilgore Trout
In that case, there may be a problem with the GSM...

In that case, there may be a problem with the GSM modem. It needs to go back to the dealer.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-06-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 600
Posted By Kilgore Trout
There is no "concierge plan." There is a safety...

There is no "concierge plan." There is a safety plan which includes all the features you describe, and is $199 a year. To get internet access, you have to pay another $199 for the convenience plan....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-31-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,962
Posted By Kilgore Trout
Exactamundo.

Exactamundo.
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