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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,950
Posted By JoeFromPA
BMW has been a brand for the faux-rich,...

BMW has been a brand for the faux-rich, yuppie-minded since the 80s.

A true luxury minded rich person is ahead of the masses and BMW is a mass-appeal car that the masses think of when they think...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-25-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By JoeFromPA
That's like saying you need to stick with OEM...

That's like saying you need to stick with OEM brand and tires for the life of the vehicle because the suspension was tuned for it: Foolish.

He is correct in saying he is better equipped in an...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By JoeFromPA
Not like there's any real performance difference...

Not like there's any real performance difference between an M-Sport and Sport Line anyway.

Interesting that they clocked a quarter mile at 13.6 and 103mph. Not only is the time showing a distinct...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-24-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By JoeFromPA
The engine is fine - it can be redlined right...

The engine is fine - it can be redlined right from the factory. And I seriously doubt on public roads he did anything that would cause damage.

Don't sweat it - it's absolutely fine. There are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-21-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By JoeFromPA
This has been helpful, thank you. The M235I...

This has been helpful, thank you. The M235I weighs almost exactly the same as the 335i (kinda shocking, but whatever) - but it's final drive ratio is 3.73 compared to 3.23 with the 335i. This tells...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-20-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By JoeFromPA
335i 6MT - question about lag

Hi all,

I've been trying for ages to find a 335i in 6 speed manual transmission to test drive, with unfortunately no luck.

I finally had a chance to enjoy a M235i 6mt today. Lots of fun, too...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-19-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By JoeFromPA
Why is the rear end dropped/flush with the wheels...

Why is the rear end dropped/flush with the wheels while the front is riding high? Bodies in the trunk?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-18-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,458
Posted By JoeFromPA
Umm, you are mixing in all sorts of fees together...

Umm, you are mixing in all sorts of fees together and then asking how you did.

Provide the actual fee you paid for the car and then break out the individual fees (i.e. processing fee).

On the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By JoeFromPA
Jwalz - That's 90% a fallacy, because a test...

Jwalz - That's 90% a fallacy, because a test driver isn't going to wear out a clutch - they are going to glaze it. And a glazed organic clutch, as comes stock, that still drove ok would actually heal...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,042
Posted By JoeFromPA
I would doubt it was someone who drove your car...

I would doubt it was someone who drove your car and somehow trashed it - it would have felt different afterwards, you would have smelled it, etc. - there's not really anyway to completely trash a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By JoeFromPA
Ok so 59850 + $800 for warranty + 3600 for taxes...

Ok so 59850 + $800 for warranty + 3600 for taxes (assumptions) + $250 for title/paperwork = $64500 total. If I'm forgetting anything, add it in.

They then discounted down to $60k even, so whatever...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-13-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By JoeFromPA
My CA might spend 2 hours in the entire sales...

My CA might spend 2 hours in the entire sales process with me and maybe 1 hour post sale.

In addition, I expect market rates. If I go buy a new m3 in June, I expect MSRP. If I buy an ordered f30,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-13-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By JoeFromPA
Fair enough, thanks for the clarification. I also...

Fair enough, thanks for the clarification. I also forgot the e90 received new engines or engine tweaks to both models in it's second MY.

Looks like f30 first hit U.S. showrooms in February 2012,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-13-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By JoeFromPA
I personally have been expecting an LCI - this is...

I personally have been expecting an LCI - this is the 4th model year of the run (2015). Prior 3-series received 1 or 2 LCI's by now (e90 had their LCI in 2009, which was the 4th model year). E46 had...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By JoeFromPA
You cannot polish out paint by hand with anything...

You cannot polish out paint by hand with anything near the safety and effectiveness of a random orbital buffer.

Swirl marks and marks in the clearcoat need to be leveled out to remove their...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By JoeFromPA
These will not shorten your braking distances but...

These will not shorten your braking distances but they will increase the threshold and resistance to brake fade.

If you currently do not experience brake fade of any note, you won't need these or...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By JoeFromPA
Don't sweat the small stuff in life. It could...

Don't sweat the small stuff in life. It could have been as simple as a bucket or wash-wand accidentally banging into the car - something you could've done yourself.

Automatic car washes are...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By JoeFromPA
To be fair, he was running a DP and e85. But...

To be fair, he was running a DP and e85.

But it appears possible at least that the new 2014 models are using a larger exhaust housing and have better wastegate control via the newer electronic...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-11-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,122
Posted By JoeFromPA
There are several generations of 911 turbos -...

There are several generations of 911 turbos - they started off RWD and went AWD in the mid 90s. The 911 turbo since then has been more of a GT car though a track car, though it can totally be...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-11-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,122
Posted By JoeFromPA
Michael, The 335xi is offered in MT.

Michael,

The 335xi is offered in MT.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-10-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By JoeFromPA
Interesting - yeah, the R&P setup on the inline...

Interesting - yeah, the R&P setup on the inline six engined e39's was a lot more tactile than the recirculating ball steering used in the v8 e39's.

And, for that matter, the R&P e39 was...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-10-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By JoeFromPA
Previous e39 v8 (540i or m5) owners - steering thoughts on f30

Hi all,

This is a question focused on prior owners of an e39 540i or e39 m5, which had a recirculating ball steering system, and who now own an f30.

What are your thoughts on the steering by...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-10-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 966
Posted By JoeFromPA
I think you have a few things to learn about...

I think you have a few things to learn about detailing - no offense meant :)

Waxing by hand, or applying sealant by hand, is the preferred way to do it. There is little benefit to doing it with a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-09-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By JoeFromPA
The deal looks good, but you can get invoice...

The deal looks good, but you can get invoice pricing.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-09-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By JoeFromPA
I read this question as does it make a difference...

I read this question as does it make a difference to go with summer tires over all-season tires on the square stock wheel setup.

The answer is: Yes, undoubtedly, above 40F.

Your car is...
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