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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 139
Posted By dr.s
Possible differential issue due to staggered wheel set up on e61 xi

First, a little background. A little over a month or so ago, I had the seasonal swap out of our winter to summer tires at our local Discount Tire shop. I use the OEM 135 wheels for winter tires...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-21-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By dr.s
I had Textar epads installed on our e90 330i...

I had Textar epads installed on our e90 330i about a year ago. They are a large reduction in brake dust compared to the OEM pads and also provide the same if not better stopping power than OEM. No...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-13-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By dr.s
A heated steering wheel is nice. We have it on...

A heated steering wheel is nice. We have it on our 535 wagon (happens to be M sport). We may replace our 330i with an X1 and I like the M sport and would be nice if you could get it with a heated...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 05-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By dr.s
When I asked a CA about this, he indicated that...

When I asked a CA about this, he indicated that BMW has never provided heated steering to the specific M sport steering wheel that is used in the X1. Not sure why they decided to use this wheel vs....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By dr.s
Windshield wiper / motor

The wipers on our 2006 330i no longer stop or rest at the lowest position, but now stop about an inch or two on the up sweep.

We had the same thing happen on our 2010 535 wagon a couple months...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By dr.s
To clarify, you were able to add on an...

To clarify, you were able to add on an electronics package thru Route 66? Who did you purchase your Route 66 coverage thru?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By dr.s
Route 66 extended warranty ?

I am looking at purchasing an extended warranty for our 535xiT. Leaning towards Route 66 Easy Street plan and hear generally good reviews. I notice under items not covered include sound reproduction...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-08-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By dr.s
FWIW, I picked up an X1 accessory brochure and...

FWIW, I picked up an X1 accessory brochure and noticed they have two 19" wheel options and both indicate 225/40/19 front and 255/35/19 rear. Still curious why the M Sport 19" style 225M wheel option...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-05-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By dr.s
I did not realize different calculators indicate...

I did not realize different calculators indicate different info. My understanding that reducing the aspect ratios by a factor of 5, allows the wheel to increase by 1" to keep the same (approximate)...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 03-04-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By dr.s
M Sport 19" tire size

I notice the brochure and ordering guide indicates that the M Sport 18" style 355M staggered size is 225/45, 255/40 and 19" style 225M is 225/35, 255/30. I believe to keep the 19" the same overall...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,269
Posted By dr.s
[QUOTE=minn19;8153542]This is where I get stuck...

[QUOTE=minn19;8153542]This is where I get stuck sometimes, not knowing when to do the transfer. One week it is 70F in April and the next it can be a raging spring snowstorm. I can see A/S being nice...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-15-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,269
Posted By dr.s
Knowing that the majority of people run all...

Knowing that the majority of people run all season tires on their FWD cars, minivans, and AWD SUV's, and get by ok, I would expect a 3 series x-drive with all season tires to do just as well. I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,298
Posted By dr.s
We got a sketch of our E61 on our one year...

We got a sketch of our E61 on our one year anniversary.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-07-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By dr.s
I have a set of these in 18" - gunmetal for our...

I have a set of these in 18" - gunmetal for our E61.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,410
Posted By dr.s
I noticed the same thing while test driving a...

I noticed the same thing while test driving a F30. The white color of the HUD did not show up or contrast very well while driving over light colored surfaces such as concrete. The HUD on our E61 is...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By dr.s
Thanks. I will try to think of if this way as...

Thanks. I will try to think of if this way as well.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By dr.s
I drive knob clockwise / counterclockwise

Is it just me, or does anyone else think when in the nav screen mode, the I drive knob turns the wrong direction? I use this a lot to zoom in and out, but even after owning our e61 over 3 years I...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By dr.s
We also like our e61 wagon. Had it since new in...

We also like our e61 wagon. Had it since new in March of 2010. We have had a couple of issues with injectors, but overall, it has been pretty reliable. I will be looking at an extended warranty...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-13-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,942
Posted By dr.s
I recently had the Textar epads installed on our...

I recently had the Textar epads installed on our 330i. No noise and the stopping power and bite are just as good if not better than OEM. Dust is also reduced over OEM, although for some reason, my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 809
Posted By dr.s
Yours must be holding up better than the ones we...

Yours must be holding up better than the ones we have in our 5 wagon. I like that they return up on the sides, but after awhile they don't fit tight, and pull away and have a irregular shape.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-09-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By dr.s
Yes, this is what I am starting to assume...

Yes, this is what I am starting to assume regarding uniform heating around the steering wheel. It is a little unforturnate that at the 10 and 2 position with the nice thumb grip on the M Sport wheel...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 01-08-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By dr.s
Uniform heating of heated steering wheel?

We have a e61 msport, with the msport steering wheel. I have noticed that the heating element only appears to work at the top and bottom portion of the wheel, but not at the 10 and 2 position (where...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-16-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By dr.s
Our 2010 535xiT makes a lot of dust. So if they...

Our 2010 535xiT makes a lot of dust. So if they made a change around 2010, I don't think it applied in this case.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By dr.s
2010 535xiT 23 - 24 MPG interstate highway at...

2010 535xiT
23 - 24 MPG interstate highway at about 75 MPH.
17 - 18 MPG mostly city with lots of stop and go.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-01-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,638
Posted By dr.s
I like the fact that we can push a button to fold...

I like the fact that we can push a button to fold and unfold the mirrors. We have a somewhat narrow two car garage, and like that we can fold the mirrors prior to entering the garage. Same is true...
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