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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) Today, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Wongway
Uh, I got way better than 3% MPG improvement. ...

Uh, I got way better than 3% MPG improvement.

Driving a 2011 328i Xdrive here, so the best highway mileage I ever get is 28mpg if I'm lucky. In practice, it's probably more like 26mpg.

Found a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Wongway
As mirrored by what a lot of others have said, it...

As mirrored by what a lot of others have said, it can really depend on what you want and are willing to do with your vehicle.

If you do not have IDrive, then the simplest/cheapest/easiest solution...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Wongway
In that case, search this forum for Dynavin N6. ...

In that case, search this forum for Dynavin N6. I believe Jeffb is a vendor in California for it. Really great guy, and if your car is compatible, might be perfect for you.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-21-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Wongway
On the surface, I'd agree with you. However,...

On the surface, I'd agree with you. However, whether they were OEM or a knockoff/offbrand would change what I'd be willing to pay for them.

If for example, I bought them around $3-400ish ballpark...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By Wongway
They look like knockoffs to me. At first I...

They look like knockoffs to me. At first I thought they were ASA AR1's but after double checking, they're missing one detail.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Wongway
That tends to vary depending on where you live. ...

That tends to vary depending on where you live. 95% of my driving is in PA and according to PennDOT's website:


It's quite possible NY where the OP lives is different, but in my case, I'm...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-20-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Wongway
People complain more than they heap praise. ...

People complain more than they heap praise.

Runflats are no more susceptible to sidewall damage than conventional tires.

The two different techs have different variables to consider though. ...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-19-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Wongway
eh, might sound like I'm poking fun at you, I'm...

eh, might sound like I'm poking fun at you, I'm really not, but I honestly can't stop laughing on the inside when I see some idiot put like 19's or 20's on their cars in this area that I drive in and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,556
Posted By Wongway
I went the Potenza RE960A/S RFT route ...

I went the Potenza RE960A/S RFT route
225/45RF17
Run Flat
Serv. Desc: 91W
UTQG: 400 AA A

W rated, not H as someone posted earlier. Personally, I've found it to be a fantastic "compromise"...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-18-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By Wongway
I've seen plenty of rear drive cars in harsh...

I've seen plenty of rear drive cars in harsh winters. Just takes really good snow tires. I knew a guy that drove his Mazda RX-8 All around town in Erie, PA with 10 inches of snow on a near...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-15-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,770
Posted By Wongway
Congrats! And like someone else above said,...

Congrats!

And like someone else above said, probably the only real worthy successor in their current lineup of cars ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-14-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,152
Posted By Wongway
You forgot; Lower our insurance costs ;)

You forgot;
Lower our insurance costs ;)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-11-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,152
Posted By Wongway
Only thing left I can think of offhand would be a...

Only thing left I can think of offhand would be a Miata.

With more than 2 seats, maybe a G35 S? (Q 60 now?)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By Wongway
I hope those tires work out well for your...

I hope those tires work out well for your satisfaction!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-07-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,778
Posted By Wongway
I really wish you were closer to me. I sometimes...

I really wish you were closer to me. I sometimes wonder what it'd be like to have someone working on my car that's as obviously a big enthusiast as you are. The stuff you know and do is truly...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By Wongway
Just used a tire calculator: if stock =...

Just used a tire calculator:
if stock = 205/55/16
and new = 225/50/17

3.791% difference. If you're driving 60mph, your speedometer will read 62mph.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By Wongway
It would fit, but it would throw the speedometer...

It would fit, but it would throw the speedometer off. The sidewalls for that tire (whatever it is) is taller than an E90's stock 17"
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By Wongway
I'm unaware of that tire size for us E90's......

I'm unaware of that tire size for us E90's... That would be taller than what's OEM for us?:dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-06-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Wongway
I'll agree with Ldusseau39 here. From the...

I'll agree with Ldusseau39 here. From the factory, I'd say the halogen settings are a tad lower than they should be. I adjusted mine up a couple degrees because at night on the highway I was...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By Wongway
Well, RFTs have come a little ways since the ones...

Well, RFTs have come a little ways since the ones BMW equipped on the earlier E90's.

Here's the thing in regards to tires. I wouldn't put any of those non-RFT you listed on my car. I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 526
Posted By Wongway
I run RFT on since I've actually come across 3...

I run RFT on since I've actually come across 3 nails in the last 2 years that made having them somewhat worthwhile.

The first thing I'd suggest maybe is getting the Bridgestone Potenza RE960A/S in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,267
Posted By Wongway
That's the thing. Pretty much any German make is...

That's the thing. Pretty much any German make is going to be a lot of $$ for repairs and maintenance. Barring that, you're left with what the Japanese can offer.

If you want luxury, go Infiniti...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,267
Posted By Wongway
No, that's the Countryman JCW. But like I...

No, that's the Countryman JCW.

But like I said, since BMW is the parent company, it shares many of the same issues BMW has with their cars, and in their case, somewhat worse so, since the quality...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,267
Posted By Wongway
Here's where tastes totally differ. I'm...

Here's where tastes totally differ.

I'm generally a bit more low key in terms of my visual flair. I don't like garish loud things as much on a car unless it has some specific design language goal...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-04-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,267
Posted By Wongway
Looks like an 80's era Mustang to me. I...

Looks like an 80's era Mustang to me.

I don't think my opinion matters, because I prefer lower HP cars that are fun. In my daily driving usage, high HP cars might be great for highway racing, but...
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