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      12-07-2012, 07:16 PM   #441
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After you install the VF, how long do you estimate your tires will last?
Three, four days I imagine. Give or take.
Are you doing the install? Can you say what extra benefits you're getting with the VF?
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      12-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #442
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Everybody have a good weekend?

I wish that I would have asked Discount tire to rotate my snows before they mounted them to the wheels. My rears seem to have worn a bit last season. Makes starts a little bit difficult.
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      12-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #443
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I drove around a little Saturday night and Sunday morning in the MDX. Snow tires on that one now...thing has serious traction in the snow.
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Makes starts a little bit difficult.
Haha! That's amusing. I drove home Saturday night from the store, and about bought the farm coming down 7800 South.

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I drove around a little Saturday night and Sunday morning in the MDX....
Nate's a cool cat. Just sayin'.
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      12-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #445
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Pretty freaky Christian. Are you going to get some snows now?
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Pretty freaky Christian. Are you going to get some snows now?
No! Why would I do THAT?

It's an interesting thing though - the physics of it all. It's happened also on the freeway once or twice. Very conservative speed, coming down a slope, foot off the gas, and the rear tires loose traction because it can't find enough grip to continue to turn the motor (back-torque?). Depress the clutch and everything comes back in control. It's always a weird moment. And I always wonder how many snow-accidents could be avoided if people knew pushing the clutch in could create more traction. Ya' follow? Another benefit of a manual transmission I suppose. Wonder how DCT would handle the same situation.
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On the way back from downtown on Saturday, watched a guy (almost) lose it right in front of me. He was lucky not to hit anyone. I just slowed down and watched him slide all over the road.
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      12-10-2012, 03:20 PM   #448
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No! Why would I do THAT?

It's an interesting thing though - the physics of it all. It's happened also on the freeway once or twice. Very conservative speed, coming down a slope, foot off the gas, and the rear tires loose traction because it can't find enough grip to continue to turn the motor (back-torque?). Depress the clutch and everything comes back in control. It's always a weird moment. And I always wonder how many snow-accidents could be avoided if people knew pushing the clutch in could create more traction. Ya' follow? Another benefit of a manual transmission I suppose. Wonder how DCT would handle the same situation.
It makes sense, but does not happen on snows as they are providing the necessary grip for the engine braking.

I have driven on summers once in the snow, and never will again. Its just not worth it. The fact that it took me an extra 100 feet to stop is what changed my mind.

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On the way back from downtown on Saturday, watched a guy (almost) lose it right in front of me. He was lucky not to hit anyone. I just slowed down and watched him slide all over the road.
It always makes me sad when I see people sliding all over the place and not understanding why/how its happening. Or not realizing that their bald summer tires will not help, no matter how many driven wheels they have.
You couldnt count how many BMW Xi cars would crash and they would blame the car. I would look at their tires and say, well you are still on summer tires. Most of the time the response was, well I put sand bags in the trunk!
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      12-12-2012, 08:46 PM   #449
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A few have asked about CODING lately.

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Take a look at BPMsport. Mike Benvo is a talented guy. Great quality coding and amazing performance tunes. I've got a coding cable of his that I can help you get your car coded remotely. It's a really slick process. Very simple. Solid work. Others on this thread can vouch for his work. Let me know if you're interested.

http://www.bpmsport.com/coding.php

Anyone interested in CODING? I've got a cable from Mike Benvo (BPMSport).

His offer is $200 if we can get 3 people or more to do it. That's cheaper than last go around!

Two hundred bucks gets you EVERYTHING (ALL coding features, except BMW Live, or Internet) -

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- EURO MDM mode! (E9x M3/ E6x M5/ E6x M6)
- Video In Motion (CIC iDrive models only)
- Remove BulbCheck errors (for HID/LED or aftermarket lighting retrofits)
- Windshield Wipers complete full cycle when ignition is shut off
- Remove Ignition/Door gong
- Remove iDrive [ACCEPT] screen
- Remove Seatbelt warning gong for Driver, Passenger or both Driver/Passenger (light remains on dash)
- Unlock doors when key is ejected
- A/C off when Auto Climate is pressed
- Auto Sunroof close when rain is detected
- Open/Close windows with Key FOB
- Open/Close Windows with Comfort Access
- Open/Close Convertible Top with Key FOB
- AutoFolding Mirrors
- Change Low Fuel Warning from 1/4 tank to 1/8 tank
- Remove CityLights (Amber sidemarkers)
- Enable FogLamps with High Beams
- Factory Angel Eye Brightness Coding! Make it whiter and brighter! (2009-13 only)
- Disable Window Safety Feature (allows windows to continue rolling up while door is open)
- Enable Digital Speedometer in OLED gauge cluster
- Enable/Disable auto-correction for Digital Speedometer/MPG
- Euro Hazard Lamps (double flash vs US single flash)
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- Automatic Door Locking
- Auto Trunk/Tailgate Closing
- LCI retrofit
- Alarm retrofit
- Complimentary fault code reading and clearing
- Freeze frame on-board data (max rpm, times to redline, max speed, etc)

Descriptions here - http://bpmsport.com/Coding.pdf
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Dang it Christian! I still want to do this. Less than 10 months left on my lease.
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Dang it Christian! I still want to do this. Less than 10 months left on my lease.
Haha. That's just 20 bucks a month.
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Id really love to, but I just dont see it happening.
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Anyone interested in earning some money?

I have some mods that need to be installed. Lux V3 Angle Eyes, LED interiors, and color matched key hole cover.

PM me if interested! Thanks!!
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Ill do it. When?
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You can offset the coding cost by installing his parts
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This is brilliant. Thanks for the idea Mike.

I really dont have a need for the coding as my car will sell or be turned in shortly. I need coding on the next BMW I get, and you will be the one that does it.
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Car got delayed 13+ days. Sigh.
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You can always use my garage for an install. Parker...my help would be free
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Awesome!! When works for you? Saturday's and Sunday's are usually best for me. This Saturday I am off work at 1:30, and free anytime after that, Sunday I'm free all day. Or we can look at another weekend.
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Is the delay due to the Doc Strike?
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How many M's have we got now? 7, 8?

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Awesome!! When works for you? Saturday's and Sunday's are usually best for me. This Saturday I am off work at 1:30, and free anytime after that, Sunday I'm free all day. Or we can look at another weekend.
PM me your phone number and I can text you what times are available. We may use Nates garage, or my dads. Unless you want to come to Lehi?
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