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      05-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Close call

Today had a near-crash experience going south on Princess Margaret Road and turning onto Chatham Road.

The bridge connecting the two has a slight crest where you could not see the road ahead. I was doing around 80 km/h and at the top of the crest only could i see bunch of cars stuck at the red light. Immediately I hit the brakes and realize I am nowhere to stopping in time so I slammed it harder and the brakes locked. Tires screeched and still I am travelling too fast. Car finally stopped and lucky the lane was wide and I managed to swerve to aside to avoid crashing into the C class in front.

A bit concerned with my 330i's braking distance. Should I upgrade my brakes?

Here's the location on Google Maps : http://g.co/maps/jupzz
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      05-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
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Today had a near-crash experience going south on Princess Margaret Road and turning onto Chatham Road.

The bridge connecting the two has a slight crest where you could not see the road ahead. I was doing around 80 km/h and at the top of the crest only could i see bunch of cars stuck at the red light. Immediately I hit the brakes and realize I am nowhere to stopping in time so I slammed it harder and the brakes locked. Tires screeched and still I am travelling too fast. Car finally stopped and lucky the lane was wide and I managed to swerve to aside to avoid crashing into the C class in front.

A bit concerned with my 330i's braking distance. Should I upgrade my brakes?

Here's the location on Google Maps : http://g.co/maps/jupzz
Try upgrading your tires. With upgraded brakes and low rated tires, the same thing will happen but more often than you'd like.
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      05-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
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+1 upgrading your tires!
u lock your brake before you can stop...means your brake is ok, but your Tyre sucks!
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      05-07-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
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Slowing down in front of blind spots would'nt hurt either.

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      05-07-2012, 04:35 AM   #5
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Slowing down in front of blind spots would'nt hurt either.
Yes. Almost learned the hard way.
I'll check the tire threads tonight. They are only 8 mths old though.
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      05-07-2012, 05:05 AM   #6
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Mine is 2 months and a bit and I need to change tyres ^^ depends how u use it
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Mine is 2 months and a bit and I need to change tyres ^^ depends how u use it
surprised yours have even lasted 2 months...LOL
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Mine is 2 months and a bit and I need to change tyres ^^ depends how u use it
surprised yours have even lasted 2 months...LOL
It didn't ^^" and still using the last part of its life until my new rims come
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Mine is 2 months and a bit and I need to change tyres ^^ depends how u use it
WTF?! Change tires already?
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Mine is 2 months and a bit and I need to change tyres ^^ depends how u use it
WTF?! Change tires already?
Yup, 14800 km la ....keke
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Yup, 14800 km la ....keke
And you've driven your car for how long now...?
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Yup, 14800 km la ....keke
my parents e93 is 4 years old and only has 30000 km...LOL
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my parents e93 is 4 years old and only has 30000 km...LOL
Harriz will hit that by next Tuesday night
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Harriz will hit that by next Tuesday night
Hahaha... and his M3 will be ready to retire by the end of the year...
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By end of year I will buy an alphard and that's it lol.... I will hit 60000 by oct I think
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I would like to know the fuel consumption of the M3 V8 engine

how many KM per Liter you are running?

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I would like to know the fuel consumption of the M3 V8 engine

how many KM per Liter you are running?

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