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  1. True, something with nice parallel spokes and some dish will always sort out air suspension issues
  2. 19" Wheels - Much of a difference?

    I have OEM 19" and RFTs; Goodyear Excellence OEM. I have no issues with the ride. Previous car was a 3 series (E91) on SE suspension, 17" wheels and 45 profile tyres. My F11 rides minor road imperfections better than the E91 and sharp bumps the same or a bit harder.
  3. On the E39 there are accumulators, not sure about F11. If an accumulator goes, the car will sink down overnight regardless of changing airbags, compressor etc. Worth looking into
  4. My E26!

    The pink Mini?
  5. Tyre pressure warning

    Use the same tyre pressure gauge and it is spot on. As are the TPMS sensors fitted to my car.
  6. Wish me luck....

    By the time I read this ... already too late to wish you luck. Get well soon!
  7. Soon be time to change

    I had a long test drive in a 435D last year. i liked the acceleration (obviously!) and that the hatchback boot means it was almost as practical as the E91 Touring I had at the time. Looks really nice as well. The only thing was, it felt so similar to my old E91 to drive and I had somehow expected something a bit more ... In contrast the F10 feels more solid, rides better and is overall a nicer place to be and I am sure a 640 will be similar/nicer. I see the M3 as a different type of car which is pointless comparing to a 435/640. What I'd like is the space and feel of an F11 with the size of a 3/4 series. A sort of BMW Tardis ...
  8. My E26!

    As I PM'd you... it was great to see the M1 in the flesh. It looked really fantastic. I was sorry not to be able to bump into you ... I should have asked for your mobile number! Anyway, the Meguiars stand guys were very friendly but they did stop me licking it ....
  9. My E26!

    Look forward to meeting you and licking seeing the M1 tomorrow!
  10. Mate, we have a woodburner as well! Even my wife, who is 0% into cars, says chop it down. But it's a magnolia tree and I like it ...
  11. What are you listening to?

    Silver Bride ... respect
  12. My E26!

    Sorry Duncan. It was me! Just to say a public 'Thank You' to Richard for these. Much appreciated. We're going on Saturday.
  13. Fully agree that garages are for cars. My Elise lives in mine but, believe me, if I had a triple garage then all our cars would be undercover. Instead the F11 has to be parked under a tree. I love the tree but it makes a mess of the car On topic, what have I done to it today? Well, I had a nice drive across the Blackdown Hills and got it even dirtier than it was. Can do nothing else as I am out of car shampoo. Bilt Hamber Auto Wash arrives tomorrow, along with a wheel brush that I have needed for ages.
  14. What are you listening to?

    I'm glad my metal musical taste has not gone totally unappreciated! NWJW: Fair enough. Not everybody gets that style of 'singing'. I think the angry style of it fits well with certain sorts of metal. Although I like Arch Enemy (all growling), I feel that growling is best mixed with clean singing in songs - makes a nice contrast. I vividly remember the first time I ever heard growling on a track (Tomi from Amorphis) and I was like WTF is that? It grew on me though! Incidentally, growling doesn't mean a singer can't sing normally. Here is my favourite Kamelot song. Alissa from Arch Enemy makes a guest appearance at 2:58 and then clean sings about 30 seconds later. She actually has a very nice voice!
  15. What are you listening to?

    That's because I picked a relatively gentle one! At the end of the day, it's melodic death metal so there is usually a nice, melody somewhere. For a bit louder try Or for something fast and, IMHO a bit punky try the one below. Not a favourite of mine but offers a little contrast. I like Nightwish with Floor as much as with Tarja and think she is one of the best things to happen to the band. I didn't think much of Annette but Imaginaerum is one of my favourite albums so I can't be too hypocritical. Incidentally, Ghost Love Score is quite possibly my favourite track full stop. I can't believe the coincidence. I have been playing Eluvetie all afternoon to see what it was like. Then I came on here and saw your suggestion! Anyway, I really like the folk metal mix and guarantee I shall be playing plenty more of it. I'm not much into pirate metal but here is a hearty drinking song for a Saturday night!