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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-09-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By Mark K
Thanks! Same back to you. Can you PM me when...

Thanks! Same back to you.

Can you PM me when Genesee Valley has HPDE at Glen? It is almost 9 hours drive from Cincinnati, so if you are planning on coming West to PitRace or MidOhio, please do...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 01-07-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Mark K
I went and checked F150 King Ranch crew cab with...

I went and checked F150 King Ranch crew cab with full leather plus seat massage and lightly optioned Porsche Cayman S. They are the same money, they are both pulling like crazy - which one should I...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-07-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By Mark K
No man, no tire gun for you. Only temp probe for...

No man, no tire gun for you. Only temp probe for asphalt and the tire surface. Plus one really good pressure gauge, of course :D



Amateur.

:D

Kidding, kidding, of course. I always get a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 01-06-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,951
Posted By Mark K
Dude! Did you ever consider a carrier as an F1...

Dude! Did you ever consider a carrier as an F1 team tire guy - especially now with budget limits? You'd save them a ton of money ... :p

:D
Forum: European Delivery 01-06-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,208
Posted By Mark K
I believe it is really just obvious. Make ED...

I believe it is really just obvious. Make ED great again. MEGA. Even better acronym than the other one :)

Kidding aside, I think that just adding "we really, no, REALLY, want you here as our...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 11-08-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Mark K
My experience with run-flat tires and BMW combo?...

My experience with run-flat tires and BMW combo? Get rid of them yesterday. Especially considering that the car you bought pre-owned had THREE tires with bubbles. If it came from the area where you...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 11-08-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,619
Posted By Mark K
BMW would not care about that. Not a single car...

BMW would not care about that. Not a single car leaves production line without buyer's name and ordered configuration attached to it - be it "Penske Springfield BMW" or "John Snow".

OP, do you...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 11-08-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Mark K
I would not attempt something like that, all...

I would not attempt something like that, all truth be told.

It is a bit like all season tire story - not really good in summer and not really good in winter. Lifting an F30 will probably make it...
Forum: European Delivery 11-06-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By Mark K
Yeah, I was on the business trip and missed a...

Yeah, I was on the business trip and missed a sudden drop from 130 kph to 100 kph. Austrian Autobahn is full of those - some variable, some fixed. So, I was doing 128 kph (obviously on cruise) in 100...
Forum: General BMW Questions 11-06-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Mark K
Oh, yeah? Try this one, then - Taycan Turbo S....

Oh, yeah? Try this one, then - Taycan Turbo S. :rofl:
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 09-12-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mark K
Just finished first track weekend on Michelin...

Just finished first track weekend on Michelin PS4S.

It is the same story as it was with Super Sports which I tracked extensively on my E92. So, Pirellis have less ultimate grip in hot weather and...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 09-12-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,447
Posted By Mark K
Well ... One is a ground-up sports car while...

Well ...

One is a ground-up sports car while the other is ground-up sedan/coupe with 4/5 seats and a cavernous trunk. One is better at being a sports car (strange, huh?) while the other beats the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-12-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,617
Posted By Mark K
+1 I have no horse in this race, but when...

+1

I have no horse in this race, but when someone writes (in posts above) "I made my peace with it", "when you finally learn it" and similar - it might be the right time to offer a no-cost option...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 09-04-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,488
Posted By Mark K
Frankly, I cannot imagine getting 30 cars off the...

Frankly, I cannot imagine getting 30 cars off the lot. I got my very first car I bought here from the lot and am still pi$$ed off about it. A little bit less than getting my perfect, forever...
Forum: F80/F82/F83 M3 and M4 (2015 - Current) 08-28-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,447
Posted By Mark K
Depends on the engine, just like in the cars. If...

Depends on the engine, just like in the cars. If you search you tube for "F1 V10 sound" and then "2014 F1 sound" it will become readily apparent that the two have nothing but "F1" in common. One...
Forum: European Delivery 08-28-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By Mark K
Who doesn't? I drool over new Volvo V90, but...

Who doesn't? I drool over new Volvo V90, but without proper engine, I am NOT paying that price for it. Any price, actually. Yes, I did try that wunderkind of an engine in XC90 T6 and it was...
Forum: European Delivery 08-28-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By Mark K
OP, cannot comment on leasing aspects, but can...

OP, cannot comment on leasing aspects, but can tell you this: after having lived in Europe for 34 years and for next 18 years I visited Europe minimum 3 times every year (some years even 5 times)...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By Mark K
These would be my recommendations based on my...

These would be my recommendations based on my opinion.

Car used as grocery-getter - EV ueber alles! Second place for grocery-getter favorite propulsion method is miles down the list. No contest.
...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 08-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Mark K
That looks pretty horrible. Here's what I would...

That looks pretty horrible. Here's what I would do if it were my car

a) rotors do not display lip, so, without touching them or removing them, I would think they have PLENTY of life left. Use...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 08-01-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By Mark K
Congratulations! And ... ... remember...

Congratulations! And ...



... remember what Andretti said ... If everything is under control, you are not driving fast enough :)

Enjoy your new car.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By Mark K
328d is a four cylinder diesel, 2.0 liter...

328d is a four cylinder diesel, 2.0 liter displacement. It is still more agile than a 6. Inside the grand coupe and with ZF 8 speed AT it was phenomenal. For my seat of the pants, way more fun than...
Forum: European Delivery 07-31-2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,762
Posted By Mark K
I lived in Europe until 2001, am considering...

I lived in Europe until 2001, am considering moving back permanently in the next 18 months. Yes, you will pay for 2.0 liter gasoline engine (comically, unusually large displacement) quite a bit....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Mark K
OP, did you at least try ...

OP, did you at least try

https://www.bimrs.org

? Give them a shot ... and good luck!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 07-31-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By Mark K
Yet another vote for the 6. It is truly something...

Yet another vote for the 6. It is truly something else. That said, two things to add:

1. If you keep going back to possibility of 4 cylinders, why wouldn't you try 328d x-drive F31 (station...
Forum: G20 (2019 - Current) 07-11-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mark K
Pretty much everyone on Porsche forum lauded...

Pretty much everyone on Porsche forum lauded Michelin PS4S for quietness and "comfort" when they switched from P Zeros.

I will do the switch shortly, hopefully before end of August.

Very few...
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