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      11-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Any fellow E90 enthusiasts in Fort Collins? Lets go on a ride
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      11-29-2012, 11:32 AM   #2
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Im in Loveland. I know a couple people in the area that would join. Set a date and Im in.
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      11-30-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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sounds good ill let you know after I get a floor jack and a torque wrench
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sounds good ill let you know after I get a floor jack and a torque wrench
Harbor Freight is nice and cheap for that stuff. I too am in Loveland, would maybe make it depending on weather/time. When you drive 450miles a week to work, you dont feel like driving your car for pleasure nearly as much you normally would.
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Ill have to check out Harbor Freight. I think I've heard of that name else where as my mind is drawing a blank. Do you think Harbor Freight would be cheaper than Walmart?? Newish to the area ...
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Ill have to check out Harbor Freight. I think I've heard of that name else where as my mind is drawing a blank. Do you think Harbor Freight would be cheaper than Walmart?? Newish to the area ...
Perhaps. Its over on Harmony/College. They only pretty much sell tools. If anything, the quality will be better then Walmart for near the same price.
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Thanks for the heads up! Ill be attempting to change out my tires and wheels myself this time around. Im pretty sure all the things I need are: a floor jack some stands, a 1/2 torque wrench and a 1/2 break bar. Let me know if Im missing anythings else thanks guys!
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Thanks for the heads up! Ill be attempting to change out my tires and wheels myself this time around. Im pretty sure all the things I need are: a floor jack some stands, a 1/2 torque wrench and a 1/2 break bar. Let me know if Im missing anythings else thanks guys!
I dont even use jack stands because I just jack up 1 wheel at a time. I dont think it is needed. Other then that, you got everything on the list.

Stephen, we need to meet up soon, considering we are about a 5 minute drive from each other. Maybe an Old C's mini meet up night or something? Or even lower key, there is a brewery called Grimm Brothers over by my place too (8 minute walk) just south of the Walmart in the industrial park, and they have really good beer.
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      12-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #12
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so is it safer to jack up one wheel at a time? It took me way too long to mess around with the position of the jack and stands. I finally got the car raised on both stands after 3 hours. Then it dawned on me that I needed to loosen the lug nuts on the tires before raising it. I was so demoralized after, that I called it a day. I heard that one should never rely on just the jack itself because it may give out and may cause serious injury. I am too afraid to rest the stands on the soft underbelly near the fenders. Any tips and pointers are welcomed!
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so is it safer to jack up one wheel at a time? It took me way too long to mess around with the position of the jack and stands. I finally got the car raised on both stands after 3 hours. Then it dawned on me that I needed to loosen the lug nuts on the tires before raising it. I was so demoralized after, that I called it a day. I heard that one should never rely on just the jack itself because it may give out and may cause serious injury. I am too afraid to rest the stands on the soft underbelly near the fenders. Any tips and pointers are welcomed!
Well, yes, for safety you SHOULD have a jack stand under the car, BUT, you really do not need it (safety first but, you never know I suppose). As for your fears, check out jack pads that some vendors on here sell that have been pre-cut to fit on your jack and with the square part to go up into the slot.

The jack that I bought has a soft rubber on it so for the one jackpoint that is messed up it still works fine. The 4 jack points are a little more stout then you probably think.

I usually buy my roommate lunch for helping me and it takes about 30 minutes to do all 4 tires. Loosen lugs on the ground, jack it up, pull it off, and when yo have the 2nd person, they can help hold the wheel on there as you line up the holes and then just get 1 of the lugs in (hand tightened is fine) and then you are ready to put the others in (all hand tightened) then you do a star pattern on the tightening. You do not want to go in a circle. Does that make sense? Use your breaker bar to get it pretty tight, but not tooo tight, then use your torque wrench to about 95lbs or so and when it starts popping, you are done.

That is the cliff notes version. I am sure there are some DIY in the DIY section or check you tube???

I dont really have any pointers except DO NOT over tighten your lugs. Just ask Alfred what can happen! (his sheared off)
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      12-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #14
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      12-11-2012, 04:57 PM   #15
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Thanks again everyone. I will organize a day and time that works with everyone for a cruise!

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I dont even use jack stands because I just jack up 1 wheel at a time. I dont think it is needed. Other then that, you got everything on the list.

Stephen, we need to meet up soon, considering we are about a 5 minute drive from each other. Maybe an Old C's mini meet up night or something? Or even lower key, there is a brewery called Grimm Brothers over by my place too (8 minute walk) just south of the Walmart in the industrial park, and they have really good beer.
Ya I am down for whatever. Old C's is great since I live right behind it haha.
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New to the club

Just saying hi.

Coming from a modded VW GLI to the 07' 335xi Manual sedan. What a dream she is to drive.

Picked it up at Ed Carrol, Feel like it was a good price, got a decent amount for my trade and low financing through the credit union. Couldn't really pass up on my dream car.

I think I'm in love.

It is on sport springs, not sure what kind, has a Borla exhaust and I also discovered a Split Second Turbo Tuner 2. Probably going to go with Cobb.

Any advise would be great, I am new to the beamer world and could use a tip or two.

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mccurdy21: congrats on the new ride! looks nice and clean! any plans on swapping some rims?
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on another note, i am going to sell my e90 after graduation and i was looking to get either an e60 550i xi or an f10 550 xi. I think that an awd car would be best for commuting back and forth to the mountains. Anyone have any experience with these two? or perhaps a 335 xi? any advice is welcomed

thanks everyone

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