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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 11:16 AM
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Posted By namelessman
My choice probably will be LCI.

My choice probably will be LCI.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By namelessman
From etk F30N(assuming that is LCI) versus...

From etk F30N(assuming that is LCI) versus F30(assuming pre-LCI) part numbers, the front guide support and hex bolts are the same(updated 1/2015), and the rear strut and rear wheel carrier(passive...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By namelessman
To me the 4GC/coupe wide stance can be mistaken...

To me the 4GC/coupe wide stance can be mistaken as 6GC. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,447
Posted By namelessman
It looks like the original 3 bolt locations are...

It looks like the original 3 bolt locations are preserved, so maybe a competent indy can drill the extra 2 holes to retrofit. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,447
Posted By namelessman
what is the production date of the MY15 seen with...

what is the production date of the MY15 seen with 5 bolts?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,139
Posted By namelessman
The Toyota turbo diesel is 44% thermal efficiency...

The Toyota turbo diesel is 44% thermal efficiency with 15.6:1 ratio, so adding the 15% energy density of diesel vs. gasoline it can be a pretty good offering(175HP, 332lb-ft, 2.8L).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,139
Posted By namelessman
Yes Toyota just announced last week an auto...

Yes Toyota just announced last week an auto diesel turbo with 44%. To help to gauge the price difference between diesel and gasoline ICE my head usually adds 15% to account for diesel's energy...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-03-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,208
Posted By namelessman
The damping should be tunable even with soft...

The damping should be tunable even with soft springs, so the ride can be comfortable AND damp sufficiently at the same time. With the vast experience and data the Munich engineers have, the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,208
Posted By namelessman
The video does show that the 335i rear end sways...

The video does show that the 335i rear end sways a bit in corners, so hopefully the new LCI rear damping tech will fix that. Will there be a retrofit kit for pre-LCI F30? Wishful thinking? :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,986
Posted By namelessman
My local Costco tire shops won't fit non-RFTs on...

My local Costco tire shops won't fit non-RFTs on cars with OEM RFTs.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By namelessman
PS A/S plus ZP will be one of my choices,...

PS A/S plus ZP will be one of my choices, unfortunately it does not come in 225/50R17. From past experience Michelin's usually stay round better than other brands.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By namelessman
It is correct that by retiring a loan early the...

It is correct that by retiring a loan early the savings(or "discount") will be 3%. However the discussion is also about time value of money. So there are really 2 rates, the Fed's discount rate of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,139
Posted By namelessman
Is there any supercharger application with ZF 8AT...

Is there any supercharger application with ZF 8AT on the market?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,139
Posted By namelessman
Another tact on energy efficiency(besides FI like...

Another tact on energy efficiency(besides FI like turbo and SC) is to increase the efficiency of the engine itself. Right now most gasoline ICE is around 30%, some diesel can hit 50%, but electric...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,139
Posted By namelessman
What is the "price" on engine power? Is it...

What is the "price" on engine power? Is it referring to supercharger being more efficient than turbo? My perception is that the parasitic drain of engine power by supercharger is a big drawback.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-02-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By namelessman
The rate should be based on what the lessee can...

The rate should be based on what the lessee can earn(risk free rate), not what BMWFS can charge(MF x2400). If month 36 tax on interest is $10(for example), the lessee needs to put aside $10 now(36...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By namelessman
Yes on the reduced amount there is no tax on...

Yes on the reduced amount there is no tax on interest. The comment was why not go all the way by reducing to zero(i.e. pay cash, with zero interest, hence no tax on interest at all). The MF x 2400...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By namelessman
Fair point, although the reduced cap cost is yet...

Fair point, although the reduced cap cost is yet another cap cost that comes with its pesky tax on interest(still at MF x 2400), so the best approach is to keep reducing cap cost to zero. :)
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By namelessman
Interesting point, although if the tax(on full...

Interesting point, although if the tax(on full cap cost) of a finance deal is rolled into a balloon note, that tax amount probably will be more than the tax on difference of cap cost and residual.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-01-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By namelessman
Please elaborate. For one there is a choice not...

Please elaborate. For one there is a choice not to roll tax into the car loan(hence zero interest), but tax on interest of a lease cannot be opted out.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-30-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By namelessman
My old E39 had a M54 I6 N/A. The surging power...

My old E39 had a M54 I6 N/A. The surging power band of that I6 N/A is intoxicating. However, while the M54 feels fast, it is not fast when compared to the N26 I4 turbo. The M54's surging HP and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,375
Posted By namelessman
Without any tire insurance, my MY13 328 with 27k...

Without any tire insurance, my MY13 328 with 27k miles have 3 tires replaced so far, all from road hazards. The OEM Pirelli RFTs come with OEM road hazard policies, hence the first 2 were replaced...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-29-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By namelessman
The N20/N26 has 0-60 of a E39 V8(at least AT),...

The N20/N26 has 0-60 of a E39 V8(at least AT), and the fuel efficiency of a Honda V4, and that says a lot. From my experience the ZF 8AT is a big part of that fuel efficiency as it expertly moves...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-27-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 40,643
Posted By namelessman
The pdf is very informative, this is quite a...

The pdf is very informative, this is quite a complicated system with lots of hardware components.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 06-27-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 40,643
Posted By namelessman
Sounds good. Just curious, which sensor/camera...

Sounds good. Just curious, which sensor/camera does VLD use then?
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