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      01-25-2006, 04:47 PM   #16
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Drives: '06 330i
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Originally Posted by Laplacian
+ $40 dealer activation (according to others around here)
= about $125

dealer = about $200?

savings of about $75

You need a torque wrench to make sure you put the wheel on with the correct amount of torque. It's a BMW, not a Ford Festiva! What if I'm driving circles around an IS or GS and my left rear wheel comes loose?

Still, I like doing things myself and will likely do it myself even if it's only a little cheaper.

Do you seriously think that mechanics at either the dealer or at an independent shop are going to use a torque wrench when servicing your car?? They'll use a pneumatic wrench until it feels sufficiently tight, guaranteed. BTW, an old-fashioned but more precise beam torque wrench is $25 at Sears.
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Last edited by 2006bmw; 01-25-2006 at 05:14 PM.