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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) Yesterday, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By chiefneil
For temporary storage, like when I'm in a parking...

For temporary storage, like when I'm in a parking garage, I just hook them around the shift lever. For longer periods I drop them in the cupholder.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-26-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By chiefneil
Heck yeah you should have that decal! Is it an...

Heck yeah you should have that decal! Is it an inside or outside mount? I've been wanting to replace my Laguna Seca decal from a previous bimmer but they don't have the inside mount ones anymore...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-19-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By chiefneil
Really? Have you googled "oil viscosity for...

Really? Have you googled "oil viscosity for cars"???
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,930
Posted By chiefneil
A lot of Europeans and people in cities like SF,...

A lot of Europeans and people in cities like SF, LA, NY do park their cars outside.

I had a neighbor would park his POS BMW outside and his pampered porsche princess inside :rofl:
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,930
Posted By chiefneil
I think it's more accurate to say that BMW cares...

I think it's more accurate to say that BMW cares about your safety, but they care about making money more. The homelink implementation doesn't cost them money. Giving up profits from the rear camera...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-17-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,930
Posted By chiefneil
If your husband was a cop instead of a fireman,...

If your husband was a cop instead of a fireman, he'd be happy that random people wouldn't be able to break into your car while it's parked in the driveway/sidewalk, push the button, and open the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By chiefneil
The name of the Crystalline product is the...

The name of the Crystalline product is the nominal rating, e.g. Crystalline 40 is roughly 40%. To get the exact measurement look for visible light transmission (VLT) on the spec sheet.

For a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,998
Posted By chiefneil
Agree. Our X5 35i was less than 60k. Not loaded...

Agree. Our X5 35i was less than 60k. Not loaded but reasonably well equipped and roomier and more luxurious than a 3-series. It has a range of 350 miles instead of 500, but the N55 engine is strong...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-15-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By chiefneil
Looking at the Johnson website for their metallic...

Looking at the Johnson website for their metallic films, they have two rated at 45%.
Marathon has 42% TSER (total solar energy rejection, higher is better)
Silhouette at 43% TSER

By comparison...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-15-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By chiefneil
It's pretty common for BMW to make previously...

It's pretty common for BMW to make previously optional packages standard post-LCI. They do it to keep the car competitive as it enters the second half of its lifecycle. That's why I always try to buy...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-15-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By chiefneil
I thought the darkest Crystalline was 40% (that's...

I thought the darkest Crystalline was 40% (that's what I have)? Did you double it up with something else to get to 20%?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-15-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,133
Posted By chiefneil
Before going back to the shop I'd find out...

Before going back to the shop I'd find out exactly what kind of tint they used, then research it to compare its properties vs other tints. I'd also check the shop's website to see what tints they...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-10-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By chiefneil
Looks like OP is in the golden gate chapter,...

Looks like OP is in the golden gate chapter, which is a pretty big group. I think when I did Laguna Seca with that chapter there were two novice groups. If that's the case you'll be good to go with...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-06-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By chiefneil
No it's not normal.

No it's not normal.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By chiefneil
With xdrive, non DHP msport becomes almost purely...

With xdrive, non DHP msport becomes almost purely cosmetic. The major functional differences will be the sport seats and steering wheel. Be sure to try both regular and sport seats out as they're...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-05-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,016
Posted By chiefneil
Honestly it kinda sucks to be a passenger in a...

Honestly it kinda sucks to be a passenger in a 3-series. Even the X5 is no paragon of passenger comfort.

Anyway, I would absolutely recommend DHP in your circumstances. It doesn't really matter...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-04-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By chiefneil
I've seen people on track days use blue painters...

I've seen people on track days use blue painters tape.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,262
Posted By chiefneil
Sport pack 18's are 225/45/18 in front. I...

Sport pack 18's are 225/45/18 in front.

I think that higher profile is why 18s look a bit odd to me on the m-sport.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-26-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,262
Posted By chiefneil
I came from a 2002 E46 330i sport with 17"...

I came from a 2002 E46 330i sport with 17" wheels. My 335i with DHP and 19" wheels rides softer than the E46 in comfort mode, and firmer in sport mode.

Originally I planned on sticking with the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-25-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,240
Posted By chiefneil
Yeah that comment is a head-scratcher. My F30...

Yeah that comment is a head-scratcher. My F30 tracks straight and true on the highway with less tramlining than my E46. But that's probably due to the less lively steering which people hate on so...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,240
Posted By chiefneil
VSS does not make the steering heavier.

VSS does not make the steering heavier.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-22-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By chiefneil
If I were rating a/c on a 1-10 scale with 10...

If I were rating a/c on a 1-10 scale with 10 being the best, here's my experience:

Honda Prelude: 10
Olds Aurora (loaner): 10
Ford Taurus (loaner): 10
1995 E36 325i: 3
2002 E46 330i: 5
2002...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-21-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By chiefneil
Probably not. BMW ac's tend to be fairly mediocre...

Probably not. BMW ac's tend to be fairly mediocre especially compared to the excellent ac in Hondas. I'm not sure why - you'd think HVAC would be pretty mature technology.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By chiefneil
Max! Which isn't high enough - I need an...

Max! Which isn't high enough - I need an extra-super-duper max setting.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 06-20-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By chiefneil
I believe leather in the 3-series is "corrected",...

I believe leather in the 3-series is "corrected", meaning that the surface is scraped then texture is artificially embossed followed by surface dye. So most scars and imperfections are either taken...
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