E90Post
 


N54Tuning.com
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > Asia > Hong Kong > Close call



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
Trashken
Private
Hong Kong
1
Rep
67
Posts

 
Drives: 2005 E90 330i
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 330i E90  [0.00]
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
Appreciate 0
      05-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #2
scflaw
Lieutenant
7
Rep
504
Posts

 
Drives: E93 3'r
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: HKG

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trashken View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      05-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #3
francis_william
Private First Class
2
Rep
159
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 328i sport
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

+1 upgrading your tires!
u lock your brake before you can stop...means your brake is ok, but your Tyre sucks!
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
JohnMan
Lieutenant
13
Rep
423
Posts

 
Drives: E90 325i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Slowing down in front of blind spots would'nt hurt either.

Last edited by JohnMan; 05-07-2012 at 01:50 AM.
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2012, 04:35 AM   #5
Trashken
Private
Hong Kong
1
Rep
67
Posts

 
Drives: 2005 E90 330i
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 330i E90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnMan View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2012, 05:05 AM   #6
Harriz.c
First Lieutenant
Harriz.c's Avatar
Hong Kong
5
Rep
342
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW m3  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to Harriz.c
Mine is 2 months and a bit and I need to change tyres ^^ depends how u use it
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2012, 05:26 AM   #7
Icy J
:D
Icy J's Avatar
Hong Kong
40
Rep
704
Posts

 
Drives: 220i MSport AW/CR
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harriz.c View Post
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
__________________


'14 220i M Sport | AW/CR | PUR Wheels RS07 19" | KW V1 | Exotics Tuning CF | M135i Exhaust | M Performance Grilles
Appreciate 0
      05-07-2012, 05:53 AM   #8
Harriz.c
First Lieutenant
Harriz.c's Avatar
Hong Kong
5
Rep
342
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW m3  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to Harriz.c
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icy J
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harriz.c View Post
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
Appreciate 0
      05-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
cc_bavarian
First Lieutenant
cc_bavarian's Avatar
Hong Kong
6
Rep
316
Posts

 
Drives: 2007+ E90 330i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E90 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harriz.c
Mine is 2 months and a bit and I need to change tyres ^^ depends how u use it
WTF?! Change tires already?
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 12:14 AM   #10
Harriz.c
First Lieutenant
Harriz.c's Avatar
Hong Kong
5
Rep
342
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW m3  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to Harriz.c
Quote:
Originally Posted by cc_bavarian
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harriz.c
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
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 04:37 AM   #11
Soikiu
Malaysian Invasion
Soikiu's Avatar
Hong Kong
10
Rep
443
Posts

 
Drives: E90 323i LCI
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harriz.c View Post
Yup, 14800 km la ....keke
And you've driven your car for how long now...?
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 04:46 AM   #12
Icy J
:D
Icy J's Avatar
Hong Kong
40
Rep
704
Posts

 
Drives: 220i MSport AW/CR
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harriz.c View Post
Yup, 14800 km la ....keke
my parents e93 is 4 years old and only has 30000 km...LOL
__________________


'14 220i M Sport | AW/CR | PUR Wheels RS07 19" | KW V1 | Exotics Tuning CF | M135i Exhaust | M Performance Grilles
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #13
Soikiu
Malaysian Invasion
Soikiu's Avatar
Hong Kong
10
Rep
443
Posts

 
Drives: E90 323i LCI
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Icy J View Post
my parents e93 is 4 years old and only has 30000 km...LOL
Harriz will hit that by next Tuesday night
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 05:10 AM   #14
K3VMO
Private First Class
3
Rep
177
Posts

 
Drives: E93 AW 335i
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soikiu View Post
Harriz will hit that by next Tuesday night
Hahaha... and his M3 will be ready to retire by the end of the year...
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 07:48 AM   #15
Harriz.c
First Lieutenant
Harriz.c's Avatar
Hong Kong
5
Rep
342
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW m3  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to Harriz.c
By end of year I will buy an alphard and that's it lol.... I will hit 60000 by oct I think
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 10:11 AM   #16
NL684
Private First Class
1
Rep
157
Posts

 
Drives: None
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hong Kong

iTrader: (0)

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

how many KM per Liter you are running?

Thanks
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #17
Harriz.c
First Lieutenant
Harriz.c's Avatar
Hong Kong
5
Rep
342
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hong kong

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 BMW m3  [0.00]
Send a message via MSN to Harriz.c
Quote:
Originally Posted by NL684
I would like to know the fuel consumption of the M3 V8 engine

how many KM per Liter you are running?

Thanks
16.4
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST