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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By TahoeSun
the love of SULEVs,...

the love of SULEVs,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By TahoeSun
if it's a SULEV, it could be problem with the gas...

if it's a SULEV, it could be problem with the gas tank/fuel pump. N51 engine?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-26-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By TahoeSun
Leo, Niello is a good shop, albeit expensive if...

Leo, Niello is a good shop, albeit expensive if you're replying on them for non-warranty work. I live outside of Sac and have had service done at Niello over the years but use an indy garage,...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 01-03-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By TahoeSun
the data still applies and one can still...

the data still applies and one can still negotiate a mid-term separation. it takes a few calls and knowledge and it can be done.
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 12-31-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By TahoeSun
The financial mechanics of a lease make it so...

The financial mechanics of a lease make it so that the buyout price at any point during the lease would be ridiculously higher than the vehicle's worth. - EXCEPT YOU CAN NEGOTIATE THE BUY PRICE AT...
Forum: F87 M2 (2016 - current) 12-11-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,099
Posted By TahoeSun
Find out what your lease payoff is per month for...

Find out what your lease payoff is per month for the coming 3-4 months.

You can always negotiate the "buy" price from any lease. The buy price will depend on the wholesale auction price of your...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 07-08-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By TahoeSun
As a 10-car BMW owner, here's my 2013 X3...

As a 10-car BMW owner, here's my 2013 X3 35iMsport ownership experience.

Best SAV we've ever owned (SUVs included) for driving thrill and refined experience. Prior to this '13 X3, we had a 2003 X5...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 02-11-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,396
Posted By TahoeSun
it'll crack again due to crappy Valeo chip. i...

it'll crack again due to crappy Valeo chip. i just bought 4 from the Russian guy for $53 delivered to USA. either way, you solved your problem.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By TahoeSun
you should be able to buy covers for the holes....

you should be able to buy covers for the holes. my 08 335i vert had covers where the washers would have been as my 08 didn't have actual washers. the covers self-clip onto the bumper. mind you my...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
wrong. you read it as an attack for some reason...

wrong. you read it as an attack for some reason unknown to me.

i stated my preference for the larger engine and turbos versus a 328. that was all.

please don't project your feelings onto me.
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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
clearly you missed the point of 328 v 335i, which...

clearly you missed the point of 328 v 335i, which is what the post was about.

read the threads to piece it together. it wasn't about what beats a 335is or 335i.

it was a 335i has more power...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-09-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
You're better off with a Camry than a 328 if...

You're better off with a Camry than a 328 if that's your comparo.

3.5-Liter V6 DOHC 24-Valve D-4S Dual Injection with Dual VVT-i; 301 hp @ 6600 rpm; 267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

The Camry will eat...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-05-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,174
Posted By TahoeSun
RFs are like riding on plywood. Horrific. ...

RFs are like riding on plywood. Horrific.

Buy at America's Discount Tire. I think you're in Los Angeles (I'm not sure form your location).

If you're afraid of breaking down/flats, buy AAA's $99...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-05-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,174
Posted By TahoeSun
Check out Michelin A/S 3+, all season performance...

Check out Michelin A/S 3+, all season performance tires or Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus which is also an all season performance tire.

Both are non-runflats. See tirerack.com for reviews.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-05-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,174
Posted By TahoeSun
All depends what you're seeking out of a tire and...

All depends what you're seeking out of a tire and where/how you drive.

A good research point is tirerack.com.

What X3 are you currently looking to put tires on? And do you have a specific tire...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-05-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
I fully respect your position and reply. As...

I fully respect your position and reply.

As I stated in my previous post:

"To each their own on which BMWs to buy/own. But to extrapolate your personal experience as the de facto standard for...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-05-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
Joke as you wish. "Potential problems." Last...

Joke as you wish.

"Potential problems." Last I checked, a BMW is pretty consistent on needing parts and maintenance. This isn't new to any seasoned owner. If one seeks maintenance free then buy a...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - 2017) 09-04-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By TahoeSun
reference page 240 of Owner Manual. BMW spec is...

reference page 240 of Owner Manual. BMW spec is 102V on 245/45/19 with symmetrical fitment. 102 makes it a XL tire.

i wound up buying Pirelli PZero All Season Plus which have a 102 weight rating....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,085
Posted By TahoeSun
Will likely upgrade the amp, woofer and speakers...

Will likely upgrade the amp, woofer and speakers in stages. Keeping the same head unit. Just started my research.

Will change charge pipe too as the plastic ones do crack over time (speak from...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,085
Posted By TahoeSun
AW w saddle brown. Nav, DCT, DCI under hood....

AW w saddle brown. Nav, DCT, DCI under hood. Missing HK and working on upgrading that. Bought with 33,500 on it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170903/679c8e00b82f1f94dc753ca63d07c9fc.jpg

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,085
Posted By TahoeSun
Thanks! It's a true privilege to own and drive...

Thanks! It's a true privilege to own and drive this car.

Sheer. Utter. Joy. And. Power.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,085
Posted By TahoeSun
Reviving this thread for OP. I sold my 08...

Reviving this thread for OP.

I sold my 08 E93 335i MT and bought a 12 E93 335is DCT.

OMG is all I have to say. What an upgrade.


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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-03-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
Bitter is an ugly color on you. My N54 gave...

Bitter is an ugly color on you.

My N54 gave me many excellent miles with minimal to usual maintenance.

It's called maintenance folks. That ****-happy grin comes with parts that wear.

The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-02-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
And for OP, buy used from an owner and one that...

And for OP, buy used from an owner and one that has service records and is enthusiast owned and cared for.

My 08 E93 at 112k needed $3000 p&l work. It was like new again after that.

It all...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-02-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By TahoeSun
Heated seats solves all <70 weather problems....

Heated seats solves all <70 weather problems. And the wind deflector deleted need for facial protection.

We're Folsom proud here and love driving in Fog City on occasion, top down of course.
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