StRaNgEdAyS

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About StRaNgEdAyS

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  • Birthday 11/17/1967

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    Australia

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    E39 535/6

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  1. As I understand it, a single stage airbag has only one charge, and during a higher speed crash could be insufficient to prevent a head from hitting the wheel. To fix this, they added an extra charge to go off shortly after the first, to give extra cushioning to a high speed head. Only ones manufactured after March '99 were fitted with dual stage airbags. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  2. The other advantage of agreed value it seems is they'll be more likely to repair. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  3. Here you have the buy back option. Had they written mine off, I'd have likely bought a 540i M-sport and bought mine back for the parts. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  4. I'll never understand insurance companies... But what I will always do is insure for a value that I'd need to replace the car I have as I want it. My car started life as a 535iA SE. It is now a 535i/6 with full M-sport upgrade, and a few extra tweaks here and there. There's no way I could replace that car as it sits for market value (read: book value). So, I work out how much it would cost me to replace the car as it is, and I set my agreed value about 5% higher. Still, I just picked mine up from the shop, after repairs coming to just over 10.8k. Which to my thinking was well over the write off percentage. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  5. The E39 got the dual stage airbag after 3/99. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  6. Is the steering wheel single or dual stage airbag? Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  7. I use a step tread with a couple of 1 " square blocks screwed to it that sits on the floor jack and lifts the rear by the lower arms I have a photo somewhere of it but I cannot find it at the moment. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  8. Behr Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  9. This 7 grand and 2 grand... Are those annual insurance premiums? Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  10. Me... Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  11. I already have one of those... It's my dashcam. It records everything. Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
  12. Here they use NPR tech in the police cars, where just by driving past a vehicle, it reads the plate. Almost instantly, if the vehicle is unregistered, or the registered owner is unlicensed or on a licence suspension, a flag pops up alerting the officer. As to the 5 year retest, people will just drive decently on the test and then become twats again the minute they step out of the department of transport. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  13. If fitting is included I'd be tempted ship mine over and back for the conversion at that cost lol. After my last experience waiting for them to get back to me over a small set of parts for my manual conversion, I'd be wary... Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  14. Oddly enough, it was the traction control kicking in that turned my slide sideways down a slippery road into a let's go that way over the median Island and into a pair of signs. At least insurance is paying for it to be repaired... Even if it's taking 2 weeks longer than expected. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder
  15. I found the coding to be a lot simpler than I'd imagined. Of all the steps in the conversion process I had to do, this was both the most daunting, until I actually got started on it. Once I did, I wondered what all the fuss was about, and I'd have little hesitation about tackling any further coding jobs on it. Absinthe makes the tart grow fonder.