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Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-26-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,720
Posted By RBinDC
I put these tires on my 2011 335is coupe last...

I put these tires on my 2011 335is coupe last month. They have about 800 miles on them to date. I like them a lot. My only gripe is that with the windows open they seem a bit noisy.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-25-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 308
Posted By RBinDC
TMPS Maintenance

I got a yellow TPMS warning light yesterday indicating that the system was inactive. I blinked for awhile then went out. Later it came on again. Since then the TPMS system seems to be fine. I...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 04-25-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By RBinDC
Brakes upgrade for 2011 335is

My dealer is telling me that I need rear brake pads. But my car only has 19,000 miles on it.
Does this make sense?

I would like to upgrade the brakes to larger discs and if I am replacing...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 03-15-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 541
Posted By RBinDC
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+

Michelin has just released an updated version of its top rated all-season tire which is supposed to be better in winter conditions than its predecessor, the A/S 3. Tire Rack tests rated the A/S 3 as...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-01-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By RBinDC
That makes sense. Thanks.

That makes sense. Thanks.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 01-01-2016, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By RBinDC
something is not right...

I found what looks like a GREAT deal on a really nice 2014 X1 35i.
- Premium package
- Technology package
- Cold Weather package
- X-line
- Metallic blue with Dakota Leather in...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-30-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By RBinDC
LOL! My girlfriend (not the current one)...

LOL!

My girlfriend (not the current one) had one of those back in 1972. It's a 2002 no?
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-30-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,318
Posted By RBinDC
LOL. I know an economics professor who once said...

LOL. I know an economics professor who once said "We all know that sunk costs don't matter - except when they are MY sunk costs." He died recently.

Rest in Peace, Fred.
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - 2015) 12-30-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,434
Posted By RBinDC
Considering buying a used X1

My girlfriend is considering replacing her 2004 BMW wagon with a 2014 or 2015 X1. Any advice regarding what problems to look for, which models to avoid, etc? I am a bit skeptical about the 4...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By RBinDC
How did you embed the metadata? Can I do that...

How did you embed the metadata? Can I do that with my iPhone 6?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By RBinDC
Did you take photos? You will need to document...

Did you take photos? You will need to document the road defect. If you threaten to sue they might just pay you to avoid the legal fees. They will need a lawyer to represent them and the legal fees...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By RBinDC
Took over a year to get reimbursed...

Good news, Bimmer fans,

Last year I posted my experience hitting a pothole and bending two wheels. It cost me over $500 to get them straightened and refinished and also for a 4-wheel...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-16-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,746
Posted By RBinDC
I agree with BVFlyer, wait for a car that you...

I agree with BVFlyer, wait for a car that you really love.

I have a 2011 Titanium Silver 334is Coupe with just 15,000 miles on it (not for sale). It doesn't have any scratches or dings and the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-10-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By RBinDC
Need Body Shop Recommendation

Somebody scraped my back bumper and I need to get the bumper cover painted. Can anyone recommend a body shop in the Washington DC area that does really good paint jobs? For obvious reasons I don't...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-11-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By RBinDC
As best as i can tell they were manufactured in...

As best as i can tell they were manufactured in November 2010.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-11-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By RBinDC
Yes. Two light bulbs and the motor that drives...

Yes. Two light bulbs and the motor that drives the garage door opener (which doesn't run when the car is stored there as it is a one-car garage. I hardly think that it would produce any significant...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,877
Posted By RBinDC
BMW does not recommend putting anti-seize...

BMW does not recommend putting anti-seize compound on lug bolts. However, putting it on the wheel surface that mates to the rotor is a good idea.
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By RBinDC
I didn't post the pictures on this forum. Here...

I didn't post the pictures on this forum. Here they are:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By RBinDC
No. I never shine the tires.

No. I never shine the tires.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-02-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,136
Posted By RBinDC
Now that is a GREAT IDEA! Why the hell...

Now that is a GREAT IDEA!

Why the hell hasn't BMW done something about this battery failure problem? It has been plaguing us for years! My dealer replaced my battery under warrantee when it...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By RBinDC
Michelin Tire Dry Rot

I originally posted this in the E9X forum but it probably belongs in this generic forum.

Back in December 2010 I replaced the RFTs on my new 335is with Michelin Pilot All-Seasons. Since the I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By RBinDC
I checked the DOT codes on the tires. Only one...

I checked the DOT codes on the tires. Only one had the manufacture date on it, which was the 52 week of 2010. At least that one tire was not old when I received it. I bought these tires from Tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 756
Posted By RBinDC
Tire Dry Rot

Back in December 2010 I replaced the RFTs on my new 335is with Michelin Pilot All-Seasons. Since the I have only put 12,000 miles on the tires as I garage my car during most of the winter. I live...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By RBinDC
Bear, You sold you 335is? Tell us how your...

Bear,

You sold you 335is? Tell us how your 435 compares to it.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By RBinDC
Now the rest of the story...

The Service Manager called me yesterday and clarified the situation. Apparently my SA was confused.

The dealership generally doesn't mark up over MSRP the parts it installs and charges everyone...
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