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      06-25-2007, 09:14 AM   #23
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found a little understeer, although i find if you brake a bit later and really shift the weight onto the nose its a pointy little bugger
There is a bit of understeer on all BMW's, but I think it's dialled in deliberately to stop us all wiping out every time we are a little clumsy with the throttle on a bend.

As you've said, if you really throw the weight forward the front does bite very well.

I also find that these cars are very easy to balance on the throttle, so (when you get it right) you can easily counteract any understeer by pushing out the back end. Driven hard I think this makes for very neutral handling and (at worst) a fairly benign 4 wheel drift.

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using my ipod thro the aux in, although i cant quite get the level of volume i like, might invest in a small amp
Have you tried normalising the volume of your mp3's using something like mp3 gain.

If you are using the headphone outlet you need to turn the ipods volume all the way up because it's pre-amp is in play. If you are using the line out via the dock connector this should not be necessary.

I have all my tracks normalised to 92dba and find the volume is fine (albeit very slightly lower than radio)
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      06-25-2007, 09:40 AM   #24
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With aux in selected, one of the middle-ish buttons at the bottom of the display shows "aux-vol" or something like that, press that button then you can turn up the gain with one of the other many buttons.

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Welcome to the forum. Looks a nice motor. I previously owned two diesels but by chance test drove a 335i instead of a 335d and fell in love. Now done over 12000 miles and loved every minute. Yes unleaded is dear, but the sound you get above 4000 RPM makes it all worthwhile!
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With aux in selected, one of the middle-ish buttons at the bottom of the display shows "aux-vol" or something like that, press that button then you can turn up the gain with one of the other many buttons.

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I can't do this on my car.

Is this button one of the programmable additional idrive buttons or something else?
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tried and tested this morning, press the button under vol when you have selected aux in then turn the right knob to adjust the gain

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tried and tested this morning, press the button under vol when you have selected aux in then turn the right knob to adjust the gain

cheers feeeeeeel


I've tried "pinning" the front a little more, but clearly I was pinning the front as much as the ABS would let me...

I'm wondering if there's a difference between the SE+M-Sport Suspension and the "real" M-Sport Suspension. ARB's perhaps.

Does anyone know where I can find out the ARB sizes?
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I can't do this on my car.

Is this button one of the programmable additional idrive buttons or something else?
Dunno, mine's a non-IDrive with the Professional (I think) radio - it's one of the buttons for changing the radio station presets. Does that help?
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Dunno, mine's a non-IDrive with the Professional (I think) radio - it's one of the buttons for changing the radio station presets. Does that help?
I don't have any buttons for the radio stations - all on idrive.

I'm guessing that the aux input gain is part of the 6fl option, which sadly I have not got
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