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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By st1sj
Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 v Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All Season

Hi, all,

Shopping for new tires on my 550i base with 225/50/17. Current tires are Goodyear Eagle RS-A. Looking at these two tires right now on tire rack:

Hankook Ventus S1 noble2
Goodyear...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By st1sj
Alignment - indy shop or performance shop?

Need new tired and an alignment for the 550. Price is about the same. Any reason not to go to indy shop for tire fitment and alignment? Indy shop is small--2 car bay. Performance shop is bigger...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-12-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,606
Posted By st1sj
Thanks for the answers! Recently my passenger...

Thanks for the answers! Recently my passenger DRL bulb went out and I replaced it with the standard H8 bulb. While browsing online for H8 bulbs, I noticed the PIAA, which seems to be brighter.
...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 02-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,606
Posted By st1sj
Question: can I replace the day time running...

Question: can I replace the day time running lights (DRL) bulbs with these? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002IBFUNG/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Will that give me...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By st1sj
Got my 2009 550i from Carmax in Rockville earlier...

Got my 2009 550i from Carmax in Rockville earlier this year. Spoke to a BMW dealer service rep who said that he would take my money for a post purchase inspection, but he worked at Carmax before BMW...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-21-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 785
Posted By st1sj
I have a hard time hearing the V8 inside the...

I have a hard time hearing the V8 inside the cabin--too much sound deadening materials! It is a great engine, enjoy!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-20-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By st1sj
I have taken two cars to Driven Dynamics. 112...

I have taken two cars to Driven Dynamics. 112 Frederick Ave, Rockville Maryland 20850. I highly recommend it.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-30-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 585
Posted By st1sj
I got the factory rubber mats and trunk liner...

I got the factory rubber mats and trunk liner from getbmwparts.com. It is a BMW dealership located in Silver Spring MD.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By st1sj
I personally run 5 psi above the recommendation...

I personally run 5 psi above the recommendation on all 4 tires.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-02-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 454
Posted By st1sj
Congrats! I got my OEM rubber mats at...

Congrats! I got my OEM rubber mats at getbmwparts.com. In my own personal experience, I find that once I use the rubber mats, I never use the carpet mats, so if you want to save some money, no need...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-19-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,525
Posted By st1sj
First, sorry to hear about the incident. ...

First, sorry to hear about the incident. Question: did the other guy try to fight off the choke hold?
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,850
Posted By st1sj
I went to this at Summit Point a few weeks ago. ...

I went to this at Summit Point a few weeks ago. I like how the Audis do not use run flats. I was surprised how easy the R8 is, in terms of ingress/egress and field of vision. The auto downshifted...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-18-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,028
Posted By st1sj
Use a shelf/rubber liner under the car seat base....

Use a shelf/rubber liner under the car seat base. Not eating/drinking inside the car (for non-babies) will help keep the interior clean. A baby needs to eat when he/she is hungry, but toddler can...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-17-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By st1sj
In my experience of owning automatics, the...

In my experience of owning automatics, the transmission is the most expensive repair (engines rarely need to be replaced/rebuilt as frequently), so if the transmission is replaced, then I would...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-13-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By st1sj
17s are standard on 550i, believe it or not. You...

17s are standard on 550i, believe it or not. You can check the owner's manual. How small of a wheel you can go would depend on whether they can clear the brakes, so I would speculate that anything...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By st1sj
Congrats! I like to watch the gas gauge move...

Congrats! I like to watch the gas gauge move towards E as I floor it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,176
Posted By st1sj
When I first get a car, I'll wash it as much as I...

When I first get a car, I'll wash it as much as I can. The longer I own it, the less I wash it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By st1sj
So I guess this is an example of BMW...

So I guess this is an example of BMW over-engineering?
Forum: Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV 05-23-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By st1sj
I have had 2 cars tinted at Driven Dynamics...

I have had 2 cars tinted at

Driven Dynamics
112 Frederick Ave
Rockville MD 20850
301-838-0333

Tell Gilbert you were referred by the 2009 BMW 550.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By st1sj
I have a question on auto climate control too. ...

I have a question on auto climate control too. Now that the weather is changing from cold to hot to cold to hot, and vice versa, I'm struggling to find an easy way to use the heat / a/c.

Here...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-23-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By st1sj
I like my 2009 550i with 6 speed. Not thrilled...

I like my 2009 550i with 6 speed. Not thrilled about the shifter action--kind of long and clunky, but the V8 makes up for it...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-14-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By st1sj
http://rhoplate.com/Products-BMW.html I have...

http://rhoplate.com/Products-BMW.html

I have this on my S2000. Better than drilling holes, but you have to get used to being off-center...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By st1sj
It's always a good idea to get a pre-purchase...

It's always a good idea to get a pre-purchase inspection!
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-05-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By st1sj
Remove all your floor mats and make sure your...

Remove all your floor mats and make sure your right foot is not on the gas pedal at all (especially your heel).
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-04-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By st1sj
patrick_y is right! 9 and 3 OR 8 and 4 is, in...

patrick_y is right! 9 and 3 OR 8 and 4 is, in addition to being able to react faster, safer in case the air bag goes off. ...
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