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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-18-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By douggie
You're right. If it was a conventional tire, you...

You're right. If it was a conventional tire, you might have been stuck on the side of the road :D

Anyway, you should try playing around with the tire pressures. It does make a slight difference....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By douggie
It's interesting to see how the OP came to the...

It's interesting to see how the OP came to the conclusion based on one tire on the car.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-15-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By douggie
If the wheel well gap is your only concern, then...

If the wheel well gap is your only concern, then lowering springs are really all you need. It's much cheaper and you get to keep the dampening controls.

With coilovers, the ride characteristics...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By douggie
You can also use this to cross reference: ...

You can also use this to cross reference:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-14-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By douggie
So my guess is wrong. Sorry to hear that it can't...

So my guess is wrong. Sorry to hear that it can't fit. Yep, I think springs are the only option you have left

This site does say "excluding adaptive drive"...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By douggie
My guess is that the EDC delete module simply...

My guess is that the EDC delete module simply tricks the car that the adjustable struts are still there. If not, the car will throw an error code. It will be more complicated and foolish for it to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-13-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By douggie
Yes, there should be wires connecting to the...

Yes, there should be wires connecting to the strut, but it might not be at the top

http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/F10/USA/535i-N55/browse/front_axle/strut_front_vdc_mounting_parts/

I've...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-13-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By douggie
If you have EDC, you can still install kw...

If you have EDC, you can still install kw coilovers, but you'll need the EDC canceling kit to bypass the suspension controls.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-12-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 55,615
Posted By douggie
Wrong approach. You need to highlight there is a...

Wrong approach. You need to highlight there is a issue before they will CONSIDER doing the update. And be prepared to counter their favorite "it's normal" response.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-07-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 55,615
Posted By douggie
I admire your determination to have this ironed...

I admire your determination to have this ironed out. Not many of us have the patience to get to the end of things nowadays.

However, I have a gut feeling that in the end, it won't be fixed. It's...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-06-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 55,615
Posted By douggie
Same here. I didn't know cars can have such...

Same here. I didn't know cars can have such serious throttle delays until I bought my 2011 F10. My wife's X1 and my parents Mercedes (S and C) did does not exhibit anything close to this. I've done...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-31-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By douggie
Besides the steering and the suspension like...

Besides the steering and the suspension like bmw325 mentioned (not sure about the throttle response), there are actually three different shifting types in the sports transmission. No, not talking...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-30-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By douggie
Actually, I've been using the full DSC off (press...

Actually, I've been using the full DSC off (press and hold). It's my daily driving mode (point a to point b), on dry days. My car does not have any kind of active suspension (DHP, DDC etc), so the...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By douggie
I have tested the DSC off in wet conditions and I...

I have tested the DSC off in wet conditions and I understand what you are trying to say. I forgot to tell you that I use that only on dry days and I don't do crazy things on public roads. And I take...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-29-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 930
Posted By douggie
Having different modes is not bad - an attempt to...

Having different modes is not bad - an attempt to adapt to different driving styles. However, there is no really one mode that fits perfectly, so there is no choice but to keep toggling between...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-24-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By douggie
I'm pretty gentle with my cars, so I'm really...

I'm pretty gentle with my cars, so I'm really surprised that it happened to me (two year old car). Anyway, ymmv and good luck.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-24-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,273
Posted By douggie
That's strange. I'd suggest you bring it to the...

That's strange. I'd suggest you bring it to the dealer to have the software checked.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,273
Posted By douggie
Have you tried using the DSC off mode (during dry...

Have you tried using the DSC off mode (during dry days of course)? Press and hold the DSC button until you see "DSC deactivated" on your instrument cluster. See if the steering weight changes (might...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,566
Posted By douggie
You forgot the HVAC buttons. Just had mine...

You forgot the HVAC buttons. Just had mine replaced after I complained about it.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=563658
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-23-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,055
Posted By douggie
There is some truth to this, especially when it...

There is some truth to this, especially when it comes to the suspension. As an owner of a 2011 with the base suspension, I am not surprised that the Jag can outperform the F10. The suspension just...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-18-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,293
Posted By douggie
Have you guys tried this. Warm up your car...

Have you guys tried this. Warm up your car (prepare for high revs). Deactivate DSC. Then find a stretch that you can redline. For me, this trips the drivetrain malfunction every single time and with...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By douggie
So it's pretty certain that they have...

So it's pretty certain that they have "bricked"/fried the module (whatever that module is), so they are getting a new one. There is always some risk involved when flashing firmware.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-07-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,059
Posted By douggie
Sorry to scare you, but there are cases where the...

Sorry to scare you, but there are cases where the software update ran into complications:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703449...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-07-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By douggie
Try using the DSC off mode (during dry days of...

Try using the DSC off mode (during dry days of course). Press and hold the DSC button until you see "DSC deactivated" on your instrument cluster. It will increase the steering weight without changing...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-06-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 572
Posted By douggie
I know that you can choose to have the...

I know that you can choose to have the mileage/gas mileage/ave speed info etc all turned off using the toggle switch. But for my case, it's different because even the efficientdyamics blue indicator...
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