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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,499
Posted By dwlink
Once backup cameras become standard it would be...

Once backup cameras become standard it would be nice if it would store the last few hours of video. This way if you saw someone using a phone with their hands while driving and your backup cam got a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-03-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,843
Posted By dwlink
+1. Price it high with some margin and let the...

+1. Price it high with some margin and let the buyer negotiate it down a little. This will make him think he's getting a good deal.

If he starts to drag his feet tell him you have another offer...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-01-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By dwlink
A pressure washer will make short work of...

A pressure washer will make short work of cleaning your wheel wells. No need to adjust it any higher than 1000 psi.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-29-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 15,360
Posted By dwlink
Shawn could you shoot the link my way? Thanks!

Shawn could you shoot the link my way? Thanks!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-27-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 885
Posted By dwlink
Yeah - the extended instrument cluster is a...

Yeah - the extended instrument cluster is a pretty bad fail on BMW's part. Either do the whole dash with an LED background or don't do it at all. Annoys the heck out of me when I see that little back...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-20-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,641
Posted By dwlink
+1 Leave your ice scraper in the trunk,...

+1

Leave your ice scraper in the trunk, scrap the bottom half of the driver side window, then get in your car and let the defrost run for a few minutes to make easy work of the rest of any ice.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,026
Posted By dwlink
A delay between foot swipe detection and latch...

A delay between foot swipe detection and latch release is intentionally programmed into the car. Original setting in my F36 was 0.7 seconds (700ms). I reduced this to 0.3 seconds so that I still have...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,641
Posted By dwlink
When's the last time you've seen a BMW coupe with...

When's the last time you've seen a BMW coupe with framed doors?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,251
Posted By dwlink
The HP debate is kind of moot as there will both...

The HP debate is kind of moot as there will both be mods available for the 340 and 435 such that they can easily outperform each other.

Personally, I'd never pay a premium for an untested product...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-19-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,515
Posted By dwlink
Did the same - make sure you have them put a note...

Did the same - make sure you have them put a note in your account for it to auto renew at that rate. They record your acknowledgement of their terms and conditions but state that as an additional...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2016, 12:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By dwlink
Simple - make it selectable.

Simple - make it selectable.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By dwlink
Absolutely right about the arrows on the...

Absolutely right about the arrows on the hysteresis. The sign convention on the graphs also has an implied negative because if the positive load factor resulted in positive torque, the tendency would...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-15-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,164
Posted By dwlink
I deceptively convinced my wife to name our dog...

I deceptively convinced my wife to name our dog Emily so that her nickname is "///M" (the slashes are silent). We don't kennel her much anymore, but her name tag fits perfectly on the door of the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-14-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,303
Posted By dwlink
4 ft-lbs seems right for the steering wheel. If...

4 ft-lbs seems right for the steering wheel. If you figure the diameter of the steering wheel is a little over a foot, then if you were holding the wheel with a single arm you'd be holding 7-8 lbs of...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-13-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 71,302
Posted By dwlink
Technicals would say 187 is the support point for...

Technicals would say 187 is the support point for SPY during China's last little kerfuffle in August/September. Patience and cash are your friends for now.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-12-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By dwlink
To put it simply your Lexus is like a hot cousin....

To put it simply your Lexus is like a hot cousin. Great to take out, but no fun can be had.

On the other hand, the 435 is a high maintenance hot b*tch, but if you take care of her right, you'll...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,159
Posted By dwlink
Dont know about aural reqs for seatbelts but...

Dont know about aural reqs for seatbelts but backup cameras are going to be mandated on all passenger vehicles MY2018+

Nonetheless, I don't want to be subsidizing the hospital bills for those who...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-10-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,159
Posted By dwlink
Dont code the seatbelt gong off. Its stupid...

Dont code the seatbelt gong off. Its stupid decisions like these that will inevitably lead to make modifying your cars software illegal.

BMW should just hard code that setting so people cant...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,185
Posted By dwlink
+1 I will be eyeing the model 3 very...

+1

I will be eyeing the model 3 very closely. Wont be buying a new car for another 6-7 years so I would expect any battery issues with Teslas to surface by then.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,657
Posted By dwlink
As others have said, the lack of MT scares away...

As others have said, the lack of MT scares away the enthusiasts.

As for your ordinary BMW shopper, dealers will stock more 3s than 4s so its more likely they will find a 3 that matches their needs...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-08-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,185
Posted By dwlink
I wouldn't say BMW is behind in innovation - but...

I wouldn't say BMW is behind in innovation - but you always have to pay extra for it. BMW will penny and dime you for creature comforts that you might otherwise find standard in one of your run of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By dwlink
Only way you are going to get 42k after...

Only way you are going to get 42k after destination and handling is going to be with $2k+ worth of incentives. $1k for drive for team USA is pretty typical, but at $2k you usually need to allocate...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2016, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By dwlink
Very unlikely - if you were to get a plain old...

Very unlikely - if you were to get a plain old 340 without any options at dealer cost and a high residual of 65%, the base depreciation alone would be around $360 per month. Taxes alone in addition...
Forum: Ask-A-BMW-Dealer 01-06-2016, 06:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,569
Posted By dwlink
BMW cuts No Cost Scheduled Maintance to 3 years, 36k miles and no brakes

Stinks for leasees as now brake pad and disk wear may become a concern at lease temination.

Talk about a sneaky way to incentivize lease pull aheads by telling people that if they renew their...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 20,185
Posted By dwlink
BMW cuts No Cost Scheduled Maintance to 3 years, 36k miles and no brakes for ...

Guess that extra oil change was just too much to ask during year 4. Really sucks as the no cost maintenance was nice to have during the entire duration of the warranty.

Seems like they are really...
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