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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-21-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By IndiansFan
The quality of any system is only as good as the...

The quality of any system is only as good as the cheapest component. I never had Kelly Tires...on any car I've owned, so I can't offer advice on them. I do know that they are a part of the Goodyear...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-28-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By IndiansFan
OP indicated that is was $14.7k in the original...

OP indicated that is was $14.7k in the original post.........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-12-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By IndiansFan
Maint. is the key at this stage of the game. $7k...

Maint. is the key at this stage of the game. $7k for a car with recent documented maint. is most likely a better deal that a car with sim. mileage, no receipts, listing for $5k.

Since you are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-28-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 731
Posted By IndiansFan
Not really, but take your very low mileage MINT...

Not really, but take your very low mileage MINT E39 to Barrett Jackson in 30 years and you might find a buyer or two.....:thumbup:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By IndiansFan
Maybe not. All manufacturers are working to...

Maybe not. All manufacturers are working to improve the performance of their products. Tire Rack rates the WS80 above the xi3. As Q has pointed out on several occasions, the best tire for you may...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By IndiansFan
I'd expect your conditions over the past month...

I'd expect your conditions over the past month are very similar to Cleveland.

PCM Tire from Canada gives an overall rating of 9.1 to the Hakka R2 and 9.0 to the xi3. The advantage of the Hakka...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-24-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 394
Posted By IndiansFan
The main problem is this tire achieves its...

The main problem is this tire achieves its performance through use of a multi cell compound in the top 50% of the tread. The Blizzak wears fast and when the multi cell compound is worn away, the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-20-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 597
Posted By IndiansFan
How cold is it in your neighborhood...........??

It was -17 when I started the car this morning. :mad:
So cold that my steering wheel would not adjust to the pre-set condition.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By IndiansFan
Yes. I had less than 2,000 miles of my Fiat's...

Yes. I had less than 2,000 miles of my Fiat's tires, but they were 6 years old with similar cracking as yours. I waited one day to long to replace them...............:tsk::tsk:
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-13-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 609
Posted By IndiansFan
minimum wheel width for a 265/40-18 is 9.0" from...

minimum wheel width for a 265/40-18 is 9.0" from Luke at TireRack
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By IndiansFan
I think that edjack's reference to "dad" was you,...

I think that edjack's reference to "dad" was you, and to rethink a first car for your son. You did not mention your son's age or prior experience. I also think a 540 is way too much car for anyone...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By IndiansFan
It's been suggested before, so I'll add my $.02. ...

It's been suggested before, so I'll add my $.02. Spend a few hundred dollars for the thorough PPI to address your concern about the tranny and anything else you may have overlooked.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By IndiansFan
:thumbup::thumbup: Like giving a 17 year old...

:thumbup::thumbup:

Like giving a 17 year old kid born in '54 a '69 Chevelle SS....... Been there, done that, buried close friends.

A Mazda 3 would also be a great first car. Make it a manual so...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-10-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,115
Posted By IndiansFan
Here are two others: http://www.bimrs.org/ ...

Here are two others:

http://www.bimrs.org/

http://www.firstfives.org/mechanics.html
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,066
Posted By IndiansFan
I'd have to agree with this. Michelin Pilot...

I'd have to agree with this.

Michelin Pilot Sports - had a set on the 530 and were excellent.
Continental Extreme DW - current summer tires on the 530. Very good tire.
Toyo Proxes T1R - had...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-09-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,115
Posted By IndiansFan
Just read thru the entire thread. Sorry to hear...

Just read thru the entire thread. Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Good luck with the 530. You will enjoy it. Does it have the Steptronic transmission? Your comment about the PPI from the dealer...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By IndiansFan
Call an independent BMW mechanic in your area. ...

Call an independent BMW mechanic in your area. Ask them if they can run a service history check on the VIN. All they need is the last seven digits. If ALL previous work was done at a dealer, that...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By IndiansFan
Vines Automotive in Bessemer, AL Toll Free...

Vines Automotive in Bessemer, AL

Toll Free 800-214-4839

http://vinesauto.com/PartsPage.htm
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By IndiansFan
Have you contacted these folks? ...

Have you contacted these folks?

http://www.optimalauto.com/
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,152
Posted By IndiansFan
Call your BMW independent mechanic. They may have...

Call your BMW independent mechanic. They may have a different response.



Best advice of the day.



In this case, you can judge a book by its cover.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-13-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By IndiansFan
Me too. I laughed all the way to the bank. ...

Me too. I laughed all the way to the bank. After I showed the seller my PPI, he reduced his asking price by $3,500.00. Not a bad return on my PPI investment.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-10-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By IndiansFan
This will give me a whole new image when someone...

This will give me a whole new image when someone tells me they have a big block "rat motor"..........
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,152
Posted By IndiansFan
If you want a three pedal wagon, and the 540...

If you want a three pedal wagon, and the 540 conversion is not affordable, then a three pedal 525iT is a viable alternative. You just need to be aware of the limitations.......
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,152
Posted By IndiansFan
Then it might be Blue Water Metalliac. ...

Then it might be Blue Water Metalliac.


Just as soon as I sell/flip one house and get back to one mortgage. That '03 Alpine White 540iT that Price Toyota had was very tempting!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By IndiansFan
You might reach a wider group here: ...

You might reach a wider group here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=91
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