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  1. 18zi

    spare wheel for staggered F07

    Thanks, I was considering full size front wheel as in the situation if the front blow I can still travel at full speed when hundreds miles away but the space saver have to be limited at speed. But that's only helpful if it's the front, if it's rear then I guess I'm still limited on the speed? I'm getting a roof box too so space is not very tight when traveling. I was under the impression that some of the tyre repair kit actually damage the tyres so I went for the tyre weld which supposedly can be washed off for repair. I just need to get myself a decent inflator.
  2. Hi I just had my P0 RFTs replaced by Michelin PS4S and the ride is so much better. I'm planning a trip in France for 2 weeks in the summer and just wondering how I should prepare for the trip. I did a trip last summer to France then Germany on the RFTs but didn't think too much about spare wheel. While I was looking at changing to normal tyres the discussions led me to wondering if I should get a spare for long trips especially when out of UK. I now have 2 Holts tyre weld in the boot and will get an inflator too, but would I be better off to get a spare wheel for EU trips? If so, would you recommend a space saver or same size wheel from the 5GT? I have the 8.5J front and 10J rear setup I assume I need the front and could also be used at rear temporarily? Thanks for any advices/comments.
  3. Thanks for the replies. My rims are standard so any tyre dealers should be fine - will now look for good priced run flats to get them done.
  4. So I'm having my tyres set at 2.5 front and 2.6 at rear. When I had the car serviced last winter the dealer lowered it to about 2.2-2.3. I thought it's only in the summer you need to slightly lower the pressure? I'm also needing a set of new tyres and I'm looking at some Goodyear F1s, anyone using them and any comments? Also when looking for a garage to fit them is there a special tool required or I can just go to the nearest one from the suggested list from like my tyres website?
  5. 18zi

    Scratched the car!......

    I got away with it last time as we were in open car park, this is the third time so not lucky any more..... Getting a quote is easy but hard to know the quality of their work unless I know someone who used them in the past... not sure if there's any forum more focused on local things that I can find some recommendations? Thanks, shame it's pre-facelift tailgate but that gives me the idea, long shot but I 'll wait until summer maybe. will a T-cut be the proper thing to use? Just want to make it less obvious to get me through winter.
  6. Wife forgot to close the boot and I just drove off, got the edge scratched pretty bad and a few dents too. Looks like very costly! Will have to bear the cost my self so I'm looking for recommendations of a good repair shop in SW London.
  7. Just wondering if anyone have VDC on your 5GT and how much different from the M suspension if at all. The electric anti roll bar is not available on 5GT so I'm wondering how much the VDC will improve the handling on its own. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 18zi

    BMW rubber mats

    Hello, Can I have a quote on the following BMW rubber mats - for 2014 5GT? 51472152345 boot 51472152367 rear 51472352249 front Thanks a lot. Regards Yifei
  9. Awesome looking 5! I'm just wondering if the lowering springs put more pressure on the shocks as they reduced the travel distance and will cause damages or leaks etc? If the car is still under warranty is it worth it to get the lowering springs for the looks and maybe slight performance upgrades? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 18zi

    Provide VIN to eBay seller?

    Oh didn't know it is that easy to fetch the info now, thanks. I'll just not to worry about that now.
  11. What's the general view of eBay seller requesting VIN for quotes of parts? I thought one would better keep the VIN to self? Also there's a seller on eBay called BMW_direct on eBay, I'm not sure how to validate if it's genuine?
  12. 18zi

    BMW service intervals?

    Thanks for the advises. I 'd prefer to have the oil and filter changed at 10k too, at least I feel more comfortable that way. So having it changed before the scheduled services at a third party garage would be alright? I.e. not void the warranty?
  13. I'm quite confused about the BMW service intervals, got a mixture saying of 10k or 15k miles but my dealer told me it's 18k miles or every 2 years. Not sure which to believe. I have 10k on the clock now and was thinking of engine oil change but the dealer advised not too as it's unnecessary. And do you still get the book for keeping the service history? Or is it all electronics now?
  14. Yep the 303M's. I was thinking of getting some nice wheels with the concave look but looks like I'll stick with these a bit longer considering my wife is also thinking to use it as her practice car
  15. think I'm gonna pull the trigger soon but do you have the 'after' picture? Or if you have rough idea how much the front and rear drops?
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