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      08-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #221
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Sorry everyone...I should have said new tires. Getting Michelin Pilot super sports. Keeping the 313's. Alignment must be done at Brian Harris for $135. Tires being installed at Plantation on Highland...he has that force balance machine but he said only BMW can align a BMW.
He is wrong. Most just assume that is the case. The price is good, though. I suggest you find some successful specs from other e92 drivers and request those. Talk about a huge improvement to your driving experience.

I could never go back to factory specs on my car. That is for damn sure.
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Doc, why are you needing an alignment already? I thought you and I had the same year cars. We should be around the same mileage too and Im not needing one.
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doc normally like to play it safe, so its prob stock specs..I would like to know what wheels
Sorry everyone...I should have said new tires. Getting Michelin Pilot super sports. Keeping the 313's. Alignment must be done at Brian Harris for $135. Tires being installed at Plantation on Highland...he has that force balance machine but he said only BMW can align a BMW.
You should take it to autobahn south, they will do a better job than Brian Harris. I know from experience.
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You should take it to autobahn south, they will do a better job than Brian Harris. I know from experience.
Or, Jim's Automotive.
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He is wrong. Most just assume that is the case. The price is good, though. I suggest you find some successful specs from other e92 drivers and request those. Talk about a huge improvement to your driving experience.

I could never go back to factory specs on my car. That is for damn sure.
The Plantation tire store owner refused to do the alignment saying it is best for BMW to align their cars. He gave up the job and the money so I think he is telling the truth. Define "successful specs" please b/c I am not following your suggestion.
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If I have any hope of beating Phouc I will need to wait until it is at least 65 degrees outside. And since I weight 100 lbs more than Phouc, I need ideas on how I can make my Is 100 lbs lighter. (this should be good)
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Doc, why are you needing an alignment already? I thought you and I had the same year cars. We should be around the same mileage too and Im not needing one.
When you get four new tires you need an alignment.
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When you get four new tires you need an alignment.
How many miles you at?
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If I have any hope of beating Phouc I will need to wait until it is at least 65 degrees outside. And since I weight 100 lbs more than Phouc, I need ideas on how I can make my Is 100 lbs lighter. (this should be good)
Bring it to my house.
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If I have any hope of beating Phouc I will need to wait until it is at least 65 degrees outside. And since I weight 100 lbs more than Phouc, I need ideas on how I can make my Is 100 lbs lighter. (this should be good)
Easy. Let me drive it.
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The Plantation tire store owner refused to do the alignment saying it is best for BMW to align their cars. He gave up the job and the money so I think he is telling the truth. Define "successful specs" please b/c I am not following your suggestion.
He is misinformed. Tons of shop owners pass up business out of fear of screwing something up due to ignorance.

Successful Specs = alignment specifications that people have used and enjoy. For my case, I searched forums, until I found specs that multiple people tried and loved. Worked great for me, and my car is new animal because of it.

I wouldn't lead you down a bad path, Mike.

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Easy. Let me drive it.
Haha nice.
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When you get four new tires you need an alignment.
How many miles you at?
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If I have any hope of beating Phouc I will need to wait until it is at least 65 degrees outside. And since I weight 100 lbs more than Phouc, I need ideas on how I can make my Is 100 lbs lighter. (this should be good)
Haha an 1/8th of a tank of gas will do that or you can let me drive it. I like your thinking though, let's wait until a Sunday morning test and tune at State Capitol on a cool fall day. Mods can come after

Doc, go to Wedge Kyes / Autobahn South (performance/track division) for an alignment. They can do "special" set ups that are better than the factory specifications, which is what Clayton is talking about
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He is misinformed. Tons of shop owners pass up business out of fear of screwing something up due to ignorance.

Successful Specs = alignment specifications that people have used and enjoy. For my case, I searched forums, until I found specs that multiple people tried and loved. Worked great for me, and my car is new animal because of it.

I wouldn't lead you down a bad path, Mike.


Haha nice.
Although its better for them to say they're not comfortable than to do it and mess it up big time!
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The Plantation tire store owner refused to do the alignment saying it is best for BMW to align their cars. He gave up the job and the money so I think he is telling the truth. Define "successful specs" please b/c I am not following your suggestion.
He is misinformed. Tons of shop owners pass up business out of fear of screwing something up due to ignorance.

Successful Specs = alignment specifications that people have used and enjoy. For my case, I searched forums, until I found specs that multiple people tried and loved. Worked great for me, and my car is new animal because of it.

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Easy. Let me drive it.
Haha nice.
Thanks for the info Clayton. I would think there would be only one ideal alignment setting for a particular tire set up. I mean,it's either aligned or it isn't. But now I know different
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If I have any hope of beating Phouc I will need to wait until it is at least 65 degrees outside. And since I weight 100 lbs more than Phouc, I need ideas on how I can make my Is 100 lbs lighter. (this should be good)
Sorry Doc but you'll need more than just tires because I have a set of MT sitting in the garage if you want to play lol. I hit 37k miles yesterday. owned the car for a year and 7 monthes now. Also I'm getting ready to ship my car to cali. keyword FFTEC.
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holy shit.. Im only at 13. and thats with a 2,000 mile weekend break in from Los Angeles.
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Phouc what wheels are the MT's mounted on?
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holy shit.. Im only at 13. and thats with a 2,000 mile weekend break in from Los Angeles.
I got my car October 2010.
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If I have any hope of beating Phouc I will need to wait until it is at least 65 degrees outside. And since I weight 100 lbs more than Phouc, I need ideas on how I can make my Is 100 lbs lighter. (this should be good)
Sorry Doc but you'll need more than just tires because I have a set of MT sitting in the garage if you want to play lol. I hit 37k miles yesterday. owned the car for a year and 7 monthes now. Also I'm getting ready to ship my car to cali. keyword FFTEC.
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when I wanted to get my car aligned the places I went to said let bmw do it bc of the adaptive steering and needing to re calibrate the headlights. This might be the reason he suggested that...whether they say I can't do it b/c I don't want to mess anything up or I think the dealer can do better....I appreciate them no just trying to do it and mess something up.
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