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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-20-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,831
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I bought my BMW from a great dealer in Colombia,...

I bought my BMW from a great dealer in Colombia, MO but have had it serviced here in Des Moines, IA with no issues at all. I was a little apprehensive myself but it's been fine.

John S.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-21-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I have a 6MT on my 2012 550i and couldn't be...

I have a 6MT on my 2012 550i and couldn't be happier. At 41K miles it's just getting smoother and smoother.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-04-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,437
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Put Michelin Xi3 tires on and drive my 550i all...

Put Michelin Xi3 tires on and drive my 550i all winter long. Performance with the Michelins is amazing - drove through a raging blizzard to a Minnesota ski resort on unplowed road with zero problem.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By Yellow Jacket
That's contrary to what I was told by my BMW...

That's contrary to what I was told by my BMW tech, which is 140N/m or 104lb/ft for my 2012 550i with 18 inch wheels.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-17-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,444
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I agree with bjayfan. My BMW tech told me 140N/m...

I agree with bjayfan. My BMW tech told me 140N/m or 104lb/ft.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-06-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I've been running "commando" on my 550i since day...

I've been running "commando" on my 550i since day one here in Iowa with no issues. I do carry it in the trunk just in case.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-14-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I have the X-ice 3's, and they are great. I...

I have the X-ice 3's, and they are great. I bought a Slime kit that includes the tire repair and a 12v air compressor, as you point out the X-ices aren't R/F.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-14-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I'm running Michelin X-ice with great results. ...

I'm running Michelin X-ice with great results. As for size, I just went along with what Tire Rack recommended and couldn't be happier. Good luck.

John S.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-08-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks for that - will do.

Thanks for that - will do.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-08-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Goodyear LS2 R/F noise

I have about 30K on mine & notice increased noise, almost a thumping but not quite. Thinking of switching to Michelin Pilot SS but wanted to know if anyone else has experienced increased noise with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,179
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Count me among those - I've driven both and rwd...

Count me among those - I've driven both and rwd with winter tires is better than awd with all-season tires.

John S.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,179
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I have a 550i with Michelin X-Ice tires for...

I have a 550i with Michelin X-Ice tires for winter and drove through a blizzard on unplowed roads to a ski resort in northern Minnesota with zero problems. It was incredible - no traction issues, no...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-11-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By Yellow Jacket
No issues at 29k miles.

No issues at 29k miles.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,375
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I have a 550i and debadged it simply because I...

I have a 550i and debadged it simply because I really do like the cleaner look. Have traveled a lot to Europe and always liked the debadged cars better.

John S.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,971
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I'd rather sue the perp.

I'd rather sue the perp.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,971
Posted By Yellow Jacket
You bet.

You bet.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-14-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,971
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I feel your pain. Same thing happened to me with...

I feel your pain. Same thing happened to me with my brand new 5501, rear ended at a stop light by a texting teenager. Made a claim under my insurance, paid my deductible and then collected that...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-30-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,234
Posted By Yellow Jacket
For me it was the availability of a stick on the...

For me it was the availability of a stick on the 550i, that plus I think the 750i is just too big, I prefer the look of the 5 series.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-21-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,647
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I fully respect your opinion here but my...

I fully respect your opinion here but my experience, with winter tires on a RWD 550i (stick), has been exemplary. We drove through a full-out blizzard for 6 hours to Lutsen, Minnesota on the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-20-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,050
Posted By Yellow Jacket
1. V-8 2. Stick shift 3. HUD 4. Premium...

1. V-8
2. Stick shift
3. HUD
4. Premium sound
5. IAS
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-19-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,647
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I have Michelin winter tires on my 550i (manual...

I have Michelin winter tires on my 550i (manual transmission) and it is wonderful in the snow. Drove many hours on unplowed roads in a blizzard in Minnesota on a ski trip and had complete control. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 03-09-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Yellow Jacket
I'm near Des Moines, IA and drove to Columbia, MO...

I'm near Des Moines, IA and drove to Columbia, MO to buy at a really excellent dealer. If you're interested, send me a pm and I'll give you the SA's contact info.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-06-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks. Please let me know how is goes with your...

Thanks. Please let me know how is goes with your bike.
John S.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-06-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks! I wondered if it made a difference. ...

Thanks! I wondered if it made a difference. I'll definitely take the plunge - now just have to sort out which machine to buy.

John S.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-04-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,173
Posted By Yellow Jacket
Thanks, Greg. John S.

Thanks, Greg. John S.
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