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Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Jay Arras
Since he's local to you, the best thing would be...

Since he's local to you, the best thing would be to go over there and do a dry fit just to make sure. Remember, your xi has a different offset than regular E60's, so it's very possible the rim won't...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Jay Arras
Thanks for your comments on the runflats. It...

Thanks for your comments on the runflats. It looks like the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP's get pretty good reviews on Tire rack....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 248
Posted By Jay Arras
Anything larger than 20's screams Clown Car to me.

Anything larger than 20's screams Clown Car to me.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Jay Arras
Ahhh, YEAH!

Ahhh, YEAH!
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Jay Arras
There's also an outside chance that the previous...

There's also an outside chance that the previous owner had it coded so that you don't need the sensors.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-26-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By Jay Arras
Can you test by releasing several pounds of air...

Can you test by releasing several pounds of air from a specific tire and see if it registers low pressure? I would think that if the sensor is bad, it will not tell you.
Forum: The Detail Department 02-24-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jay Arras
Thanks! That also goes for buying tires on...

Thanks!

That also goes for buying tires on Craigslist!
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-24-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Jay Arras
There has been prior discussion about this on...

There has been prior discussion about this on this forum:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824352

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=789871

You can try...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 02-24-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Jay Arras
I think your ride quality is going to suffer if...

I think your ride quality is going to suffer if you go with the runflats. Being that this is your first experience with them, you're not gonna be happy.

When my summer UHP tires wear out, I am...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By Jay Arras
I was always told that using tire dressing is not...

I was always told that using tire dressing is not recommended by most tire manufacturers because it increases the chances of tire cracking and shortens their life span. Anyone care to comment?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By Jay Arras
Where was that when I had my E39? I do still...

Where was that when I had my E39?

I do still have my "ultimate cupholder" if anyone is interested.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Jay Arras
In 47 years of driving, I have never owned an...

In 47 years of driving, I have never owned an automatic. And if the manual transmission ever goes away in the 5 Series, I will move on too.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Jay Arras
But you knew that in your gut anyway, didn't you?...

But you knew that in your gut anyway, didn't you? ;)
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Jay Arras
The thrill should be in the driving.

The thrill should be in the driving.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-19-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 473
Posted By Jay Arras
Sounds like you don't really want a Bimmer. ...

Sounds like you don't really want a Bimmer. Maintenance of these cars is the name of the game. Life is short. I'd say move on.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 02-19-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Jay Arras
Nexen CP 672s are not snow tires.

Nexen CP 672s are not snow tires.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-18-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By Jay Arras
Where are you getting your information? Having a...

Where are you getting your information? Having a staggered setup offers absolutely no performance enhancement.
Forum: NY / NJ / CT 02-17-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By Jay Arras
Years ago, they used to have coin-op self car...

Years ago, they used to have coin-op self car washes where I lived in Central CT. Bays were heated and hoses dispensed warm water. I used to bring a bucket, fill it up and wash the whole car for a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By Jay Arras
Wow! 60k on a set of tires! That's unheard of...

Wow! 60k on a set of tires! That's unheard of these days. Congratulate yourself with a new set. :)

I'd say continue driving the way you have been driving. :bigpimp:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Jay Arras
The P7's are not directional.

The P7's are not directional.
Forum: New Member Introductions 02-15-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Jay Arras
Welcome to the forum. Since you're a newbie here,...

Welcome to the forum. Since you're a newbie here, we'll let "beemers" slide. As you'll note in the forum name, the correct spelling is "bimmers". :rolleyes:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Jay Arras
OEM build quality is pretty good and a known...

OEM build quality is pretty good and a known entity, so purists would say that you should always go with OEM wheels. With aftermarket wheels, there's always open questions about build quality and...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Jay Arras
Happy to oblige! :bigpimp:

Happy to oblige! :bigpimp:
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 02-15-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Jay Arras
This topic crops up from time to time. A good...

This topic crops up from time to time. A good example of a recent discussion is here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819519&highlight=tire+rotation At best, the jury is out on...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F36 (2012 - current) 02-15-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,331
Posted By Jay Arras
I just don't get wasting rubber like that! :dunno:

I just don't get wasting rubber like that! :dunno:
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