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      04-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #947
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Waddup all my car is seriously screwed any suggestions?

After driving home from work and parking on the flat driveway and changing, I hopped back into my car and threw it in reverse, slowly I am backing up and a second later the front right of my car raises and then literally drops (steering wheel turns too) and scrapes the front end and wheel well, I can't even drive it because it's on the ground.

2008 335 Coupe dropped on HR Sports on stock struts with 54k mileage. Now I know my shocks are pretty much done because I am bouncing all around, I was looking at coilovers when this just happened.

Would a blown shock do this? I hit a pot hole on the way home from work but the car was driving fine. The car is under CPO warranty for another year, but could the steering be bent? Would the stealership cover it if I had it towed??

I can't drive the car, if anyone is local with a jack and tools to pull off the wheel and knows suspension I will take care of you, I am in Pacific Beach, I may have to get the car flat bed'd to BMW of SD off 163 in Kearny Mesa..

Any advice would help too in regards to a dealership covering suspension/steering related issues like this under CPO warranty with dropped springs, thank you in advance....

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Waddup all my car is seriously screwed any suggestions?

After driving home from work and parking on the flat driveway and changing, I hopped back into my car and threw it in reverse, slowly I am backing up and a second later the front right of my car raises and then literally drops (steering wheel turns too) and scrapes the front end and wheel well, I can't even drive it because it's on the ground.

2008 335 Coupe dropped on HR Sports on stock struts with 54k mileage. Now I know my shocks are pretty much done because I am bouncing all around, I was looking at coilovers when this just happened.

Would a blown shock do this? I hit a pot hole on the way home from work but the car was driving fine. The car is under CPO warranty for another year, but could the steering be bent? Would the stealership cover it if I had it towed??

I can't drive the car, if anyone is local with a jack and tools to pull off the wheel and knows suspension I will take care of you, I am in Pacific Beach, I may have to get the car flat bed'd to BMW of SD off 163 in Kearny Mesa..

Any advice would help too in regards to a dealership covering suspension/steering related issues like this under CPO warranty with dropped springs, thank you in advance....

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Swap back to OEM springs. Even if you pay $200 for a shop to do it, better than the ass raping you will take on any issues at the dealer.
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Broken lower control arm, unbelieveable. Damn thing snapped like a twig. Top arm looks bent, hope there isn't any other damage. man.....my luck

Any mobile mechanics out there want to make some cash? Im looking online and see pricing for parts, but I wonder how much the dealership is going to markup because I need a car. Im in PB...give me a holler if anyone is interested or has any advice!

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      04-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #953
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Mod friendly dealerships and aftermarket warranties vs. BMW CPO warranties

Thought I'd post this here too since the SD guys read this thread:

Mod friendly dealerships and Aftermarket vs. BMW CPO warranties

Greetings everyone,

Iím moving to San Diego in June. Can anyone recommend a dealership in the area or even a specific service advisor? Iím especially hoping to find a dealership and/or service advisor that is chill about minor modifications.

I DO NOT have a BMW certified warranty. I have an aftermarket warranty and so far they have been great.

My previous car (Benz SL600) had software, exhaust, suspension, and some custom programming mods. The service advisor knew about the mods for sure and I have a hunch some of the techs did as well as we had some funny conversations that tipped toed around the subject when we discussed problems and repairs. Yet it was never an issue.

Of course, the fact that I handed out Bevmo gift cards to my service advisor and the techs every now and then may have helped. : ) I used to work for a dealer and I know it can be a pain juggling asshole clients and dealership politics. I know the importance of having the tech and service advisor on your side.

My 335i, has pretty much the same mods: software, exhaust mods, and intercooler.

I specifically got an aftermarket warranty for the fact that it seems like with an aftermarket warranty, it is YOU and the DEALER VS. the Warranty Company.

With a BMW CPO warranty I feel like it is YOU VS. the DEALER and BMW NA.

I make this statement not just regarding the horror stories of BMW voiding warranties for mods. Iíve seen lots of cases where BMW has tried to void warranties or specific repairs because they felt the owners abused the car or felt like they could blame the part failure on something ridiculous and not covered under warranty.

-I had a buddy blow up his engine on his e46 and BMW claimed it was because he was driving too hard. He had to fight with BMW NA to get it covered.

-Another friend had his fan clutch explode (common issue as we all know) and BMW had the audacity to blame it on a rock that was small enough to pass through the radiator, but big enough to shatter the fan and destroy half the stuff in his engine bay.

-Yet another friend took in his car for a seat motor repair and caught the dealership telling him that the repair was not covered under warranty when in face they already had gotten the repair covered from BMW NA (the dealer was trying to ďdouble dipĒ)

Additionally, when I looked at aftermarket warranties, most spell out very clearly what is covered and what is not covered. The last time I looked at a BMW CPO car, the dealer could not tell me what the CPO warranty actually covered. They were very ambiguous and at the time, I couldnít find anything in writing online. Iím not sure if the dealer was just retarded and I didnít look hard enough or if it is just BMW NAís way to cover/deny whatever they want. (sketchy)

Anyway, any recommendations on a dealer in the San Diego area (and a specific service advisor who is chill if possible) are appreciated.

Iíd also like to hear your thoughts on my theory of aftermarket warranties vs BMW CPO warranties.
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      04-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #954
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Thought I'd post this here too since the SD guys read this thread:

Mod friendly dealerships and Aftermarket vs. BMW CPO warranties

Greetings everyone,

Iím moving to San Diego in June. Can anyone recommend a dealership in the area or even a specific service advisor? Iím especially hoping to find a dealership and/or service advisor that is chill about minor modifications.

I DO NOT have a BMW certified warranty. I have an aftermarket warranty and so far they have been great.

My previous car (Benz SL600) had software, exhaust, suspension, and some custom programming mods. The service advisor knew about the mods for sure and I have a hunch some of the techs did as well as we had some funny conversations that tipped toed around the subject when we discussed problems and repairs. Yet it was never an issue.

Of course, the fact that I handed out Bevmo gift cards to my service advisor and the techs every now and then may have helped. : ) I used to work for a dealer and I know it can be a pain juggling asshole clients and dealership politics. I know the importance of having the tech and service advisor on your side.

My 335i, has pretty much the same mods: software, exhaust mods, and intercooler.

I specifically got an aftermarket warranty for the fact that it seems like with an aftermarket warranty, it is YOU and the DEALER VS. the Warranty Company.

With a BMW CPO warranty I feel like it is YOU VS. the DEALER and BMW NA.

I make this statement not just regarding the horror stories of BMW voiding warranties for mods. Iíve seen lots of cases where BMW has tried to void warranties or specific repairs because they felt the owners abused the car or felt like they could blame the part failure on something ridiculous and not covered under warranty.

-I had a buddy blow up his engine on his e46 and BMW claimed it was because he was driving too hard. He had to fight with BMW NA to get it covered.

-Another friend had his fan clutch explode (common issue as we all know) and BMW had the audacity to blame it on a rock that was small enough to pass through the radiator, but big enough to shatter the fan and destroy half the stuff in his engine bay.

-Yet another friend took in his car for a seat motor repair and caught the dealership telling him that the repair was not covered under warranty when in face they already had gotten the repair covered from BMW NA (the dealer was trying to ďdouble dipĒ)

Additionally, when I looked at aftermarket warranties, most spell out very clearly what is covered and what is not covered. The last time I looked at a BMW CPO car, the dealer could not tell me what the CPO warranty actually covered. They were very ambiguous and at the time, I couldnít find anything in writing online. Iím not sure if the dealer was just retarded and I didnít look hard enough or if it is just BMW NAís way to cover/deny whatever they want. (sketchy)

Anyway, any recommendations on a dealer in the San Diego area (and a specific service advisor who is chill if possible) are appreciated.

Iíd also like to hear your thoughts on my theory of aftermarket warranties vs BMW CPO warranties.
bmw of vista, Natasha or Brian
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      04-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #955
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Damn, that's the furthest one from me.

Are BMW of San Diego in Kearney Mesa (closest) and BMW of South County in El Cajon bad?
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      04-29-2013, 09:04 PM   #956
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Damn, that's the furthest one from me.

Are BMW of San Diego in Kearney Mesa (closest) and BMW of South County in El Cajon bad?
Do not go to SD...south county is good, Natasha used to work there. I have to find a new SA though but the master mechanic you need to ask for is Nick Owen. He knows his shit...and he's the president of BMW CCA SD
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Do not go to SD...south county is good, Natasha used to work there. I have to find a new SA though but the master mechanic you need to ask for is Nick Owen. He knows his shit...and he's the president of BMW CCA SD
Great info, thanks.

Figures that the best centrally located dealer is the one that lacks on customer service.
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Damn, that's the furthest one from me.

Are BMW of San Diego in Kearney Mesa (closest) and BMW of South County in El Cajon bad?
BMW SD sucks. South County ask for Dan.

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Do not go to SD...south county is good, Natasha used to work there. I have to find a new SA though but the master mechanic you need to ask for is Nick Owen. He knows his shit...and he's the president of BMW CCA SD
Nick moved up, he is now a BMWCCA Pacific Region officer
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Nick moved up, he is now a BMWCCA Pacific Region officer
That's right...that was recent too, I just demoted his ass
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Great info, thanks.

Figures that the best centrally located dealer is the one that lacks on customer service.
I took my car to BMW Encinitas and they didnt ask. Just wrote some stuff on my checklist. Extended maintenance warranty covered all
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Great info, thanks.

Figures that the best centrally located dealer is the one that lacks on customer service.
I go to south county and have never had a problem w/ whatever SA i end up with. I leave in my mods, JB4 and DCI. I have warranty thru carmax and like you said it's You&BMW vs. the warranty company. Been in twice and 95% of the bill has been covered, only becuase the warranty companies go by the allotted "book hours" for repairs and BMW is of course gonna charge an extra hour here or there if they can. Carmax warranty has been awesome, great deal for the $1,700 i paid, 6 year/75k from purchase.
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Has anyone in here ran their cars at Racelegal in Qualcomm? If so, how'd you guys do and what mods did you guys have?
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Has anyone in here ran their cars at Racelegal in Qualcomm? If so, how'd you guys do and what mods did you guys have?
I used to run there alot.

Best i did was a 7.72@93mph w/ 1.656 60ft
Took down most of what i ran except trailer race cars, vette z06, full bolt on terminators etc

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can you guys recommend a place to get intake valves walnut shell blasted around the area?
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I used to run there alot.

Best i did was a 7.72@93mph w/ 1.656 60ft
Took down most of what i ran except trailer race cars, vette z06, full bolt on terminators etc

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Heres one run, not the best ive done.
Awesome, looks like a lot of fun too! Thanks for sharing! Are you still going here and there?
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Awesome, looks like a lot of fun too! Thanks for sharing! Are you still going here and there?
Nope, parted the car out and sold it.
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Nope, parted the car out and sold it.
Darn, seems like that's what a lot of people are doing now..
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