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      07-21-2010, 05:39 PM   #1145
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Yeah, it didn't fit too well for me on the left side of the mirror. But since I have the concealed display it wasn't too big of a concern to me. If you guys have any questions, let me know.
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      07-21-2010, 08:16 PM   #1146
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Man, I swear my car doesn't have the blue tint on the top of the wind shield. Is that an E90 thing? I need to get a v1 with the amount of driving I do on the outskirts of the cities. There was a cop helo on 35E S by forest lake pacing with cars. I've never seen such a thing - seemed like such a waste of money to have that thing in the air chasing a few people for 100 bucks a ticket. Probably spend 5 grand flying that thing around.

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I got a speeding ticket down in FL from one of those. My radar detector didn't help me that time!
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      07-21-2010, 11:13 PM   #1147
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Man, I swear my car doesn't have the blue tint on the top of the wind shield. Is that an E90 thing? I need to get a v1 with the amount of driving I do on the outskirts of the cities. There was a cop helo on 35E S by forest lake pacing with cars. I've never seen such a thing - seemed like such a waste of money to have that thing in the air chasing a few people for 100 bucks a ticket. Probably spend 5 grand flying that thing around.

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I have the top tint on my windshield, pretty sure it was standard. I think I remember reading here somewhere that BMW dropped it recently as part of their new cheap ass initiative. I haven't been close enough to a 2010 or 2011 to check though.

Using a helo as a speed limit enforcement tool seems a little extreme. Assuming it was a turbine helicopter the operating costs would be rather high!
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      07-22-2010, 12:22 AM   #1148
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here's a picture of the head unit taken from outside. Even without the glare, it's still hard to see the unit.

I'm surprised i can't see myself in the back ground of this pic walking into Lunds, i live a minute away.
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      07-22-2010, 08:51 AM   #1149
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Here us a nice set-up
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      07-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #1150
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Here us a nice set-up
stealth in that the head unit is invisible, but if a cop is behind you, he can see the red flashign light in your rear view mirror, so slightly less stealth. Also far more involved to pull off, but granted, it's cool.
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      07-22-2010, 10:43 AM   #1151
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haven't been on here much lately, hopefully everyones doing well in the e90 crowd!

my M5 is up for grabs if anyones interested ....

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410110
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      07-22-2010, 11:04 AM   #1152
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haven't been on here much lately, hopefully everyones doing well in the e90 crowd!

my M5 is up for grabs if anyones interested ....

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410110
I've seen and had a ride in Kevin's car: It's ALL THAT!
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      07-22-2010, 12:49 PM   #1153
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Do any of you Twin City guys have a clear bra? I had been talking to Brad about the BMW dealer installed one he has, but was wondering if anybody had a different brand like Ventureshield installed. I'm still on the fence about adding one given. Is it really worth it??
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      07-22-2010, 02:11 PM   #1154
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venture shield is the stuff to use these days. I did it 'cause winters around here. well, you know. On a white/lighter color cars, the edge of the coat gets dirt on it, making the lip (where it ends on the front hood) more noticeable.

I know one of the betetr installers in the twin cities (he does work for body shops, local dalers etc). If you like, I can PM you his contact info
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      07-22-2010, 02:34 PM   #1155
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Do any of you Twin City guys have a clear bra? I had been talking to Brad about the BMW dealer installed one he has, but was wondering if anybody had a different brand like Ventureshield installed. I'm still on the fence about adding one given. Is it really worth it??
Go for it. I'm wishing now that I had got it installed on my car when I bought it.
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      07-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #1156
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Do any of you Twin City guys have a clear bra? I had been talking to Brad about the BMW dealer installed one he has, but was wondering if anybody had a different brand like Ventureshield installed. I'm still on the fence about adding one given. Is it really worth it??
Gary get one of those obnoxious black ones!
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      07-22-2010, 03:40 PM   #1157
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venture shield is the stuff to use these days. I did it 'cause winters around here. well, you know. On a white/lighter color cars, the edge of the coat gets dirt on it, making the lip (where it ends on the front hood) more noticeable.

I know one of the betetr installers in the twin cities (he does work for body shops, local dalers etc). If you like, I can PM you his contact info
If you could that'd be great! What kind of coverage did you go for?
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      07-22-2010, 03:43 PM   #1158
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Go for it. I'm wishing now that I had got it installed on my car when I bought it.
Did you get much damage last winter? I'll be running the new car this winter so I'm a little concerned about getting sandblasted!

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Gary get one of those obnoxious black ones!
Would you believe I bought one of those for road trips when I took the car out of hibernation last spring. Talk about a piece of junk. After f-ing about trying to make it fit for 15 mins I threw it back in the box and brought out the painters tape
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      07-22-2010, 05:39 PM   #1159
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Do any of you Twin City guys have a clear bra? I had been talking to Brad about the BMW dealer installed one he has, but was wondering if anybody had a different brand like Ventureshield installed. I'm still on the fence about adding one given. Is it really worth it??
I have one on my whole front bumper, part way up the side fenders and hood as well as on mirrors and behind rear wheel wells. $900 for the whole job. I would say it is 100% worth it. I didn't have one on my old 330xi and highly regretted it.

its either paying $900 now or more than that later to have the front end repainted.

Venture Shield is the way to go for sure. The guys that do it are called Dent Kraft PDR. They are in Plymouth off of 494 and either 55 or Rockford, I can't remember. Just google them and you'll find them. They do an awesome job and they know their BMWs. I think they do most of the work for Sears and Minnetonka BMW. They also do dent repair. Great guys.
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Schedule Maintenance Question

Guys,

I have the free scheduled maintenance program for my 1 and the oil changes are at every 14,000 miles or so. I obviously intend to change it a bit more frequently than this.

Question: Will the dealer only change the oil at 14,000 miles or can it be 1 year? I have only 7.5K miles and am coming up on a year of ownership. Can I get the free oil change?

Thanks.
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      07-22-2010, 06:24 PM   #1161
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I have one on my whole front bumper, part way up the side fenders and hood as well as on mirrors and behind rear wheel wells. $900 for the whole job. I would say it is 100% worth it. I didn't have one on my old 330xi and highly regretted it.

its either paying $900 now or more than that later to have the front end repainted.

Venture Shield is the way to go for sure. The guys that do it are called Dent Kraft PDR. They are in Plymouth off of 494 and either 55 or Rockford, I can't remember. Just google them and you'll find them. They do an awesome job and they know their BMWs. I think they do most of the work for Sears and Minnetonka BMW. They also do dent repair. Great guys.
Thanks for the info. I think it's probably a good idea. My car is 2 years old and has never been used in winter, but still has a whole load of rock chips.
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Guys,

I have the free scheduled maintenance program for my 1 and the oil changes are at every 14,000 miles or so. I obviously intend to change it a bit more frequently than this.

Question: Will the dealer only change the oil at 14,000 miles or can it be 1 year? I have only 7.5K miles and am coming up on a year of ownership. Can I get the free oil change?

Thanks.
Sure you can, if you don't reach the service interval you get an oil and filter change once per year. I think they call it the "low mileage oil change". I had it done last summer when I was one year old and nowhere near the 15k miles interval.

They don't reset your service indicator though...
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And if you do do it yourself, make sure you keep the reciepts for the oil and filter...incase they try to pull some warranty bullshit saying you never changed your oil..
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Saw my first F10 5er on the roat this evening. Man, those new LED corona rings are bright! Very distinctive.
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      07-23-2010, 02:06 AM   #1165
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Got my first service done at Minnetonka BMW this last week. I am very pleased. Had to come back and have a tech ride with me since the first one couldn't recreate the brake squeel but the second tech definately took care of me. Overall I would give my experience a 9 out of 10. Got brand new headlights out of it too
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Got my first service done at Minnetonka BMW this last week. I am very pleased. Had to come back and have a tech ride with me since the first one couldn't recreate the brake squeel but the second tech definately took care of me. Overall I would give my experience a 9 out of 10. Got brand new headlights out of it too
What was up with your headlights?
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