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      09-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #1255
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Can someone recommend a shop for tire mounting and balancing?
I like the guys over at SD Tire and Wheel. Omar is at Convoy store and Jorge over at the El Cajon blvd shop. these guys are great never have a rim scratched.
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      09-20-2013, 10:50 AM   #1256
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^ yes i second those guys. cheap tires sometimes i get high prices but i always bargain and they are very chill. been going to them for years
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      09-20-2013, 02:24 PM   #1257
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GSEN820 and hgtran21 thanks for the recommendation. #thumbsup
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      09-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #1258
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      09-21-2013, 01:38 AM   #1259
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lukasbmw After your review I am seriously thinking about doing this to my car as well.

How long have you had Alpina software flash installed?

I noticed you mentioned Drive mode is a little different with low rpm's for economy mode. Is it still OK to have it in regualr drive mode. I normally have my car in this D mode on the freeway and regualr driving. Although it would be nice to have the rest of the featues for a track day and the occasional spirited driving.

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Jackson flashed my car about 2 months ago.

The car is definitely still OK in drive mode. My only "issue" is between the faster shifts and re-programing, when you take off at an "average" to "slow" rate in D, the car accelerates through the gears and almost feels like a CVT transmission. The tach bounces from 1750-2250rpm and the gears change so fast, before you know it, you are doing 40mph in D6. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but it just feels a bit "unnatural" and it's not what I'm used to.

Floor it in "D" and the only difference is the faster shifts (which mean you go faster)!

Here is a quick and (kinda shitty) video I made trying to show how the software performs:


Here is a acceleration video. I have the car in Sport mode so you can get an idea for how fast the car shifts:
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      09-21-2013, 01:40 AM   #1260
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Can someone recommend a shop for tire mounting and balancing?
How do you guys feel about Bear Tires in Miramar? I used them awhile back and they seemed to provide decent/cheap service?
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      09-21-2013, 08:09 AM   #1261
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bear tires are cool too, prices are higher than sd tire and wheel outlet.
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      09-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #1262
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Vert Meet: Caravan to LaCanada/Flintridge, Sept 22.

I thought I'd throw it out to see if anyone wants to caravan up to the meet and drive up to Mt Wilson next week!

Calling all BMW Convertibles! It's been a while since we've had a VERT meet/drive to Mt Wilson. Meet at Starbucks on Foothill and Gould in LaCanada/Flintridge, CA. at 9am, drive up Angeles Crest Hwy and stop for photo op. This will be a leisurely drive and not a speed drive. I checked out the route last week and there are too many patrols with laser guns at several turnouts! We will stop for a photo op on Angeles Crest Hwy at one of the major turnouts, then we will stop at the mouth of the Mt Wilson Road (for an outhouse break) before driving up to Mt Wilson with enough time between each car so you can enjoy the hairpin road and drive as slowly or quickly as you'd like and avoid rocks flying back at you! For those of you who have never been on this road, it's a great road to experience your car's and your own turning prowess! (Just don't drive irresponsibly!) We will have to pay for parking once at Mt Wilson. There is also a café, Cosmic Café, where you can purchase food and drink. The drive is great, the views are great, and we should finish up between noon and 1pm so you still have the rest of the weekend to enjoy. Feel free to invite other bimmer verts! I'll start the rsvp list:


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How was the caravan up to Mt. Wilson? I really wanted to go but couldn't fit it in to the family schedule...post the group pic when you get a chance. Let me know on the next one
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      09-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #1263
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Aerial teaser from event, full video featuring coming soon!!

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      09-27-2013, 08:31 PM   #1264
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...going out on a limb here...

I'm going to perform some major paint correction on my step-dad's Jet Black 2006 745i. Is there anyone out there who is willing to let me test out a Flex 3401, Griots, or Rupes DA polisher? I currently have a PC 7424XP, but wanted to test out any of these new polishers to help decide which to upgrade to...if and when ever I upgrade.

I'm in 4S Ranch/RB but am willing to meet up or pick up....

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      09-27-2013, 11:48 PM   #1265
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...going out on a limb here...

I'm going to perform some major paint correction on my step-dad's Jet Black 2006 745i. Is there anyone out there who is willing to let me test out a Flex 3401, Griots, or Rupes DA polisher? I currently have a PC 7424XP, but wanted to test out any of these new polishers to help decide which to upgrade to...if and when ever I upgrade.

I'm in 4S Ranch/RB but am willing to meet up or pick up....

Thanks in advance.
i live off carmel valley, work in 4s are you gonna full detail my car in the process?
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      09-28-2013, 12:42 PM   #1266
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i live off carmel valley, work in 4s are you gonna full detail my car in the process?
If you can leave the car with me for several days I would...lol. I guess it also depends on how much work is needed on your car. I have a full-time career, detailing is a hobby for me so I do it on the side.
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      09-28-2013, 03:27 PM   #1267
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If you can leave the car with me for several days I would...lol. I guess it also depends on how much work is needed on your car. I have a full-time career, detailing is a hobby for me so I do it on the side.
i dont think my car is that bad.
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      09-29-2013, 01:42 AM   #1268
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anyone have a pre-lci jet black hood laying around that they would like to sell me? A lady backed into me....at a red light, ruining my hood.
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      09-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #1269
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...going out on a limb here...

I'm going to perform some major paint correction on my step-dad's Jet Black 2006 745i. Is there anyone out there who is willing to let me test out a Flex 3401, Griots, or Rupes DA polisher? I currently have a PC 7424XP, but wanted to test out any of these new polishers to help decide which to upgrade to...if and when ever I upgrade.

I'm in 4S Ranch/RB but am willing to meet up or pick up....

Thanks in advance.
Noob question for you, my trunk was repainted and doesn't match the rest of my car perfectly as there is more orange peel to it and less shine. Is this something that paint correction would fix? If so you can borrow mine
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      09-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #1270
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Noob question for you, my trunk was repainted and doesn't match the rest of my car perfectly as there is more orange peel to it and less shine. Is this something that paint correction would fix? If so you can borrow mine
The only way to remove the orange peel effect is to wet sand the entire trunk with maybe 2000grit followed by 3000 grit. Then hit it with a compound and polish combo like Meguiars M105/M205. I don't have any experience wet sanding so unfortunately don't want you to be my guinea pig...
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Can someone recommend a shop for tire mounting and balancing?
Joining in a little late, but I have also used SD Tire & Wheel off Auto Parkway in Escondido, never had any issues, and get some decent tires for cheap.
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      10-01-2013, 02:15 PM   #1272
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^^^^ Same people? I havent been to this place......
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      10-01-2013, 02:24 PM   #1273
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i think its his third location. OMAR is balling his 7 series isnt so nice looking though
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      10-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #1274
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HAHAHA They have been doing great work.....I hope it doesnt fall off because they get too big.....Always hate when that happens.....
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^^^ I keep hearing this is a really great upgrade. I think next week it will have to be done. Thank you for the input.
Did you get it done? I've had it for a few months now and it's awesome. Good to know what gear you're in when in regular Drive mode.
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Not yet......Im still trying to figure what all I want to do....Mind as well get more coding done at the same time......
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