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Old April 14th, 2017, 22:30   #271
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Drove this one yesterday......
45K just off lease loaded up nice Car sport package Paddle shifters 328D
Looks like a nice car! The sport line package is really nice (I like the 18" wheels and sport seats), and you have the lighting package as well as other options. As much as I loved my Jetta TDI, the 328d is a lot more engaging to drive. More power, balanced chassis, quick reflexes, and all the while delivering better mileage that my Jetta TDI did.

Let us know if you end up with it.
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Old April 16th, 2017, 08:48   #272
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Got the car detailed, wheels mounted and (finally) properly balanced, oil changed. Fresh wash and it's ready to go!


Koseis and Conti non-runflats are 11lbs. lighter per corner than the stock wheels with non-runflat snows. That's a big difference.
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Old April 16th, 2017, 10:00   #273
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Looks great! Time to start logging some miles... My winter wheels had Michelin Ice xi3s. Nice tires and not runflats. The summer runflats are back on now, though. Do you carry fix a flat kit in the trunk?
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Old April 16th, 2017, 10:01   #274
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Looking good, IndigoBlueWagon!

Wow, 11 pounds per wheel? Is it mostly the weight of the wheel or the tire? Whatever the case, that's a significant reduction in unsprung weight and power required for rotational energy. Though with a 335d, I seriously doubt you'd feel any difference on acceleration due to the massive torque you make.
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Old April 16th, 2017, 12:59   #275
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I think it's mostly the wheels. Koseis are light. I'm working on getting a spare and jack together for the trunk, since I've already had a pothole take out a wheel and tire. I was looking into the kit they sell in Europe, but it's crazy expensive.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 04:34   #276
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Let us know what you come up with. I have been using a standard floor jack. I think a scissor jack may be a better choice. You have to use a jack pad inserted into a rectangular mold located by each tire. It's easy for the jack to slip off the jack pad. I wouldn't want to do this by the side of the road.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 05:20   #277
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My car has jack pads in place. The jack in the BMW kit is a scissor jack. I'll have to look at whether or not if fits into the pads. Although the kit is nice, it's only available from Europe and very expensive. It's neat, but maybe not that neat.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 06:08   #278
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Got the car detailed, wheels mounted and (finally) properly balanced, oil changed. Fresh wash and it's ready to go!


Koseis and Conti non-runflats are 11lbs. lighter per corner than the stock wheels with non-runflat snows. That's a big difference.
Nice looking car!

Do you have a vanity license plate for it? I have BMW535D on my 535d.
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Why DIESEL is better:
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/efficiency.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/performance.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions2014.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions2016.html
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I don't do vanity plates. I'm too cheap. In Massachusetts they cost extra and renewal is every year instead of every other year.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 06:53   #280
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And don't forget the yearly excise tax. It's the gift that keeps on giving...
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Excise tax on all my cars is under $350. Old cars are a bargain.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 16:24   #282
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Second fill up, so finally got to calculate MPGs:

A bit lower than I'd like, but that was very few highway miles. We'll see how it goes over the next few months. I think those 19" wheels aren't helping matters.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:57   #283
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Old April 21st, 2017, 07:15   #284
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Got the car detailed, wheels mounted and (finally) properly balanced, oil changed. Fresh wash and it's ready to go!


Koseis and Conti non-runflats are 11lbs. lighter per corner than the stock wheels with non-runflat snows. That's a big difference.
Peter,

I'm curious about what the engine RPMs are at in the 335d while cruisin' on the highway at 70 MPH indicated (68 MPH actual) and with the transmission in normal D mode. My E70 X5 35d (same engine as 335d) at 70 MPH indicated in D spins right around 2000 RPM. I was thinking the 335d is geared slightly taller than the X5 35d.

I have also found I like using DS (Sport) mode a lot for in-town and stop and go driving. Sport mode likes to use a lower gear more often than not and takes it to higher RPMs before shifting when accelerating.

I tend to drive my 535d in Sport mode all the time.
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Why DIESEL is better:
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/efficiency.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/performance.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions2014.html
http://webpages.charter.net/lmarz/emissions2016.html
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Old April 21st, 2017, 07:38   #285
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I'm not Peter but...my 335d turns 2000 rpm at 79mph indicated, 75mph GPS actual. My X535d is geared lower.

So far my best mpg was from KC to Minneapolis, 42.3mpg indicated and 44.23 mpg calculated actual gallons filled.

Overall in the past 10k miles with stage 2.5 tune, I have averaged 38.5 mpg, and my wife's X5 has averaged 25.7 mostly city driving with stage 2 tune.
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