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      09-26-2013, 01:37 PM   #1497
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Need tires mounted and balanced in Fayetteville. Anyone know of a good shop that will not destroy my wheels?
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      09-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #1498
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Looking to get a set of D2 coilovers installed on my E90, anyone know of a reputable shop around the raleigh area that wont rape me with labor lol

looking to get these installed this week.
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      09-29-2013, 11:33 AM   #1499
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Looking to get a set of D2 coilovers installed on my E90, anyone know of a reputable shop around the raleigh area that wont rape me with labor lol

looking to get these installed this week.
I take mine to Bimmer Performance Center for out of warranty work. Not sure if they do installs like this but I would definitely check with them. http://bimmerperformancecenter.com
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I take mine to Bimmer Performance Center for out of warranty work. Not sure if they do installs like this but I would definitely check with them. http://bimmerperformancecenter.com
OK thanks, Ill give them a call tomorrow and see if they can help me out.

Does anyone else know of a shop that actually does suspension work that doesnt charge an arm and a leg for labor...


Now correct me if im wrong, however from what i've been told it should take about 3 hours to install a set of coilovers....

If that IS true, then why are shops with all the tools needed,etc trying to charge me 7-10 HOURS of labor just to install a set of coilovers..? wtf?
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      09-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #1501
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I did a set at my house in 4 hours. It shouldn't cost more then 500 for it to be installed. I would take the time for a DIY. It's easy, just a little time consuming.
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      09-29-2013, 03:44 PM   #1502
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I did a set at my house in 4 hours. It shouldn't cost more then 500 for it to be installed. I would take the time for a DIY. It's easy, just a little time consuming.
Im not very car savvy and have no tools whatsoever sadly....
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By the way, I now need a shop in Charlotte lol Im going to visit a friend next week and will be near downtown for a couple of days...
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      09-29-2013, 04:33 PM   #1504
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By the way, I now need a shop in Charlotte lol Im going to visit a friend next week and will be near downtown for a couple of days...
Eurowise hands down! They wont rip you off either.
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      09-29-2013, 06:48 PM   #1505
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Shops in the Raleigh area:

Bimmer Performance Center
Import Motor Works
Luxury Auto Service
Black Forest Industries
Performance Chassis (def. the best place for your alignment)
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      09-30-2013, 10:22 PM   #1506
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Looking for a reputable shop near asheville to do a custom alignment on my 335i after I install lowering springs. Basically just want max even camber in front, around -1 rear, and the rest OEM specs. suggestions?
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Shops in the Raleigh area:

Bimmer Performance Center
Import Motor Works
Luxury Auto Service
Black Forest Industries
Performance Chassis (def. the best place for your alignment)
I received quotes ranging from 450-600 just for installation. Not including alignment. That's an additional 100-150 bucks.

Where the hell have people been getting their work done for like 300 bucks??
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Shops in the Raleigh area:

Bimmer Performance Center
Import Motor Works
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Performance Chassis (def. the best place for your alignment)
I received quotes ranging from 450-600 just for installation. Not including alignment. That's an additional 100-150 bucks.

Where the hell have people been getting their work done for like 300 bucks??
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      10-10-2013, 08:54 AM   #1509
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Anyone got a good rec for 18" winter tires that they use(d) in NC?

I know it doesn't get too cold/snow very much here but my old all-season run flats (stock Potenzas) were horrible at times last year and I don't want to be slipping and sliding again when trying to make a Cook Out run especially now that I have Michelin PSS summers.

Thinking of buying these Blizzak LM-60s (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=779421)..
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      10-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #1510
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I've been in Raleigh for 10 years, 7 or 8 of those with a BMW 3-Series, and I never once ran winter tires. For a couple years I had all-season Falkens on my e36 and then I ran summer tires all year long for the next 4 or 5 years. And no problems. I've had my e92 since February with Hankook V12s and I had zero problems so far. If you really want a winter tire, I'd go with an all-season. No need for a full-on winter tire here.
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      10-11-2013, 08:32 AM   #1511
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^agree, I ran the same tires all last winter. Had no problems at all. Little traction issues here and there if I drove it hard but overall nothing worth getting a whole new set of tires for.
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      10-11-2013, 08:34 AM   #1512
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Hmm, do you guys have other cars that you use? Everytime it snowed the car was terrible to drive. Maybe the stock Potenzas were just particularly bad all-seasons. If we had a second car it would have been ok but two of us share a car and commute each day so lots of driving so I'd rather stay safe especially now that I have summers.
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      10-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #1513
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Sometimes we take the wife's FWD wagon. But I drive my car every day to work. As long as you take it easy you'll be fine. I just don't think it snows enough to warrant full-on winter tires. The Falkens I had were great. And we have Continental Extreme-Contact DWS on the wagon another great all-season.
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      10-11-2013, 05:19 PM   #1514
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I've been in middle NC for about 7 years driving one or another 3-series over that time.
I've always had all-weather. The very VERY few times it snowed, (once a year? --- for a quarter of an inch???), the roads were all brine sprayed and sanded, and the interstates totally OK after 2-3 hours of everybody driving on them.

We only get about 2 weeks of really cold winter weather here, and that is typically broken into two cold snaps, with some 60-70 dF weather in between. <shrug>.

If you do get snow tires, you might as well get some air-wrenches to help you swap out the tires every 4-5 days, as the temp jumps up and down.
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      10-12-2013, 04:37 PM   #1515
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Hmm, do you guys have other cars that you use? Everytime it snowed the car was terrible to drive. Maybe the stock Potenzas were just particularly bad all-seasons. If we had a second car it would have been ok but two of us share a car and commute each day so lots of driving so I'd rather stay safe especially now that I have summers.
Stock run flats are horrible in general. I would recommend to never get those once they are done.
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      10-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #1516
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Hmm, do you guys have other cars that you use? Everytime it snowed the car was terrible to drive. Maybe the stock Potenzas were just particularly bad all-seasons. If we had a second car it would have been ok but two of us share a car and commute each day so lots of driving so I'd rather stay safe especially now that I have summers.
Go with some Continental Extreme Contact DWS non RFT. Highly recommended(by me) for all season and light snow. Wet performance is superb as well.
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      10-18-2013, 04:53 PM   #1517
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Go with some Continental Extreme Contact DWS non RFT. Highly recommended(by me) for all season and light snow. Wet performance is superb as well.
+1. These are great all season tires. I've been loving mine.
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      10-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #1518
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Go with some Continental Extreme Contact DWS non RFT. Highly recommended(by me) for all season and light snow. Wet performance is superb as well.
This sounds perfect. I think I'm going to throw these on. Thanks
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