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Old 12-08-2012, 01:19 PM
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Serious Tires....and the many iterations of the MPG Bar / Text

So, I've recently upgraded my car to M5 spec....in tires that is, anyway, LOL. Got myself a nice set of Pilot Super Sports. What an upgrade over those POS runflats. Quieter, grippier, better feel, etc. Just what a difference.



While my car was in, it had the software updated to fix my trunk coding issues (Shawnsheridan activated close trunk from the remote but it disabled the interior trunk button even when he tried to undo what he had done. Strange.). I noticed that afterward, my MPG meter looked different and the numerals were in a smaller font. Since I am insane, I happen to have pictures of all three iterations of the MPG meter my car has been through. Yes, I am THAT guy.

Original. Plain red bar, no orange highlight:



First update, added orange highlight.



Second update, smaller numerals.



Verrrrrry strange.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:01 PM
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These tires are really superb. Transform the car IMO. Good move.

But what are you doing for winter? Did you see the new Pilot AS3? Apparently the all season version of the PSS. Does it snow in Houston or is it a non issue?

Also your new house in the background looks like it might be bigger?
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:14 PM
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I guess in Texas one needs no snows...

Way to go Needs, nice tyres and no more pot holed roads to complain about.

I have my winters on for another 3 months, can not wait to put the M pss-es back on!
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:42 PM
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Congratulations on both a decision to go with normal tires and on a choice of tire. Here's hope you will enjoy them as much as I do enjoy mine. I just noticed how much I miss them with winter setup on.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:37 PM
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Needs, just to be certain, are the new set of tires run flats or non rft's
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:08 PM
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Needs, just to be certain, are the new set of tires run flats or non rft's
Pilot Super Sports only come in non-run flat.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:10 PM
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I guess in Texas one needs no snows...

Way to go Needs, nice tyres and no more pot holed roads to complain about.

I have my winters on for another 3 months, can not wait to put the M pss-es back on!
Correct, no need for snows here. I am told it does ice, but if there is inclement weather my wife will work from home and I will take the MDX. Granted, it was 82 here today with the humidity pushing 90%.....

The lack of potholed roads is completely false though. They are bad around here. Houston is very wet and things sink.
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Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the cars are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the cars are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:14 PM
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These tires are really superb. Transform the car IMO. Good move.

But what are you doing for winter? Did you see the new Pilot AS3? Apparently the all season version of the PSS. Does it snow in Houston or is it a non issue?

Also your new house in the background looks like it might be bigger?
Didn't see the Pilot AS3. Interesting.

Yes, they really transform the car. I bought the car in January and immediately put on Conti DWS's for the snow. I am used to non-run flats on the car, but these are really excellent tires. The car has become much more composed and secure. Now all I need to do is find some decent roads!

Yes,the house is bigger....a LOT bigger. But then again, everything's bigger in Texas, lol.

Just looked up the PS AS3....not out until next Summer. Those would have been my choice in VA for sure.
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Heaven is where the police are British, the cooks are French, the cars are German, the lovers are Italian and it is all organised by the Swiss.

Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the cars are French, the lovers are Swiss, and it is all organised by the Italians

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:51 PM
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I noticed that afterward, my MPG meter looked different and the numerals were in a smaller font.
Now if they would only slip in one of these "weird" updates that gives us RPM and gear on the HUD.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:08 PM
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Congrats on getting the PSS. Unfortunately, you may need to travel a long distance to find some twisty roads in the Lone Star State.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:35 AM
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Congrats on getting the PSS. Unfortunately, you may need to travel a long distance to find some twisty roads in the Lone Star State.
About 45 minutes Northwest of where I am according to JJSC6....
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:19 AM
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I guess in Texas one needs no snows...
Nope. We can use summer tires all year around! Not even all seasons needed. If there is a once-yearly ice event, we just stay home!
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