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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By BruceOmega
According to the BMW web site: 328i xDrive...

According to the BMW web site:

328i xDrive weighs 3625 lbs.

328i weighs 3480 lbs with AT (xDrive only comes with AT so need to use the same here)

The difference is 145 lbs.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceOmega
Yesterday, after my tires were mounted, I called...

Yesterday, after my tires were mounted, I called the dealer closest to me and made an appointment to get an alignment done this morning. Told them our X3 has dynamic dampers and VSS and asked for...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-25-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By BruceOmega
fjrmann, suvguy, Do you by chance have 18"...

fjrmann, suvguy,

Do you by chance have 18" wheels? The Potenza RE960AS RFTs in the 18" size have the same load rating as the OEM tires according to Tirerack.

I have a set of those Potenzas on...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-24-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceOmega
Thanks for the responses. I got two...

Thanks for the responses.

I got two different responses from the same dealer for the cost of an alignment. The first was a live phone conversation with one of their service advisers, who said the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-24-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By BruceOmega
I just ordered a set of of the MXM4 ZP tires for...

I just ordered a set of of the MXM4 ZP tires for our 2011 X3 35i. Having them installed tomorrow. Ours are 245/45-19, square setup.

I wanted to stay with RFTs and All Seasons. Of the 5 choices...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceOmega
Does anyone know if Variable Sport Steering (VSS)...

Does anyone know if Variable Sport Steering (VSS) on our 2011 X3 is the same as Active Steering? Different?

Thanks
Bruce
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-20-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By BruceOmega
In terms of appearance, I think both the M Sport...

In terms of appearance, I think both the M Sport and Sportline convey a sporting versus luxury appearance. In that context, the M Sport looks more performance oriented while the Sportline looks more...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-20-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceOmega
Very interesting information. I called 4 BMW...

Very interesting information.

I called 4 BMW dealers' service departments yesterday and asked for the price of an alignment for our X3. Specifically mentioned it has VSS and dynamic dampers (one...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceOmega
Thank you, was not sure how VSS affected the...

Thank you, was not sure how VSS affected the alignment. I'll ask the installer if they are aware of this.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By BruceOmega
For the 2013 model year with 18' wheels: ...

For the 2013 model year with 18' wheels:
Sportline came with a square set up with the summer performance tires.
M Sport came with a staggered set up and summer performance tires.

Thanks
Bruce
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-19-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,050
Posted By BruceOmega
Cost of X3 alignment

I posted similar to this in the Tires forum but did not get a response-

Is there any reason not to have a local Tirerack recommended installer do an alignment on our X3 versus having it done by a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW I opted for summer performance tires on my...

FWIW I opted for summer performance tires on my 2013 335i xDrive with the Sportline 18" wheels, square setup, higher top speed limiter (155 mph).

I switched to UHP all seasons. The only ones I...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 06-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By BruceOmega
X3 Alignment

We have a 2011 X3 35i with 19" wheels, square set up with 245/45-19 tires, and Variable Sport Steering.

Is there any special expertise required to do an alignment on this X3 with xDrive and VSS?
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Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,458
Posted By BruceOmega
Does deleting the moonroof provide extra headroom...

Does deleting the moonroof provide extra headroom for the backseat?

Headroom in the front seat of the 2 series is okay for me- I am 6' with normal torso.

I tried sitting in the backseat of an...
Forum: F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current) 06-14-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By BruceOmega
Did you get your car yet? Or have you seen the...

Did you get your car yet? Or have you seen the interior of a 2 series with the moonroof deleted?

I am trying to find out if deleting the moonroof provides extra headroom, especially in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 05-14-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,133
Posted By BruceOmega
The Dinan web site says for a 335i xDrive F30,...

The Dinan web site says for a 335i xDrive F30, the parts cost is $549 for the springs and $399 for the ECU software = $948 total for parts.

For labor, Dinan says 8 hours labor / 10 hours...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,174
Posted By BruceOmega
The P1 design sounds similar to the La Ferrari...

The P1 design sounds similar to the La Ferrari design as described at http://www.laferrari.com/en/engine/

I assume Porsche and Acura are capable of designing a RWD Hybrid. My conclusion is those...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-14-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,174
Posted By BruceOmega
Thank you, and I agree everything is a trade-off....

Thank you, and I agree everything is a trade-off.

Regarding hybrids and electric motors, I thought the new La Ferrari and the new McLaren augmented their internal combustion engines with electric...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-13-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 11,174
Posted By BruceOmega
Interesting discussion. Something I don't...

Interesting discussion. Something I don't understand is if RWD is better for performance than AWD, then why do the Porsche 918 and (reportedly) the new Acura NSX use AWD? The implementation is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By BruceOmega
FWIW, We started getting a warning message...

FWIW,

We started getting a warning message on our 2011 X3 to replace the battery in the key fob. I took off the cover following the picture and instructions in the owner's manual and the battery...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-10-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By BruceOmega
Are you sure about XDrive = n + 10mm for the F30?...

Are you sure about XDrive = n + 10mm for the F30? I have not seen any information from BMW that supports that.

My understanding is DHP does not change the ride height of xDrive. Pending a BMW...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 11-20-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,788
Posted By BruceOmega
Can you find an X3 with DHP to test drive? ...

Can you find an X3 with DHP to test drive?

If the new X3's are the same as when we bought our 2011 F25, DHP is the only suspension upgrade available. We have it and really like it, but never...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-08-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,741
Posted By BruceOmega
2008 535Xi My F30 335i xDrive is more agile,...

2008 535Xi

My F30 335i xDrive is more agile, sporty, and fun to drive.
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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,428
Posted By BruceOmega
I agree that xDrive is 10 mm higher than RWD...

I agree that xDrive is 10 mm higher than RWD Sport / M Sport.

The wording in the information I quoted stated xDrive is 10 mm higher but was not clear that standard height / non Sport RWD / non M...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-24-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,428
Posted By BruceOmega
Do you have a reference for stating the xDrive is...

Do you have a reference for stating the xDrive is 10mm higher than standard? I understand that xDrive is not lowered 10mm like a RWD with sport suspension, but I do not recall seeing any information...
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