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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-21-2017, 03:23:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 594
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up 911GT3m3forum: am I one of you guys now?

:jawdrop: missed this yesterday. Ridic pickup, congrats!


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-21-2017, 03:20:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 127
Posted By jph28
Re: Whatís Up M3FOT - Slowest / Cheapest Edition

Thanks fellas - no mod plans as of yet :shifty: although I could be tempted with coilovers / plates and the right wheels...

Not through break in so havenít fully hooned around but donít think that...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-21-2017, 12:28:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 127
Posted By jph28
Whatís Up M3FOT - Slowest / Cheapest Edition

Finally picked up my 2018 M2 a few weeks ago after deciding not to do Performance Center Delivery (would have been 3-4 additional weeks...).

- Manuel
- the one package available
- Blue...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-20-2017, 11:40:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 942
Posted By jph28
Re: Recommend a daily driver

OP these are both wise suggestions.



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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-19-2017, 11:18:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 942
Posted By jph28
Re: Recommend a daily driver

Categorically dismissing a lease when you said you want a bulletproof car for 2-3 years at low cost doesnít seem to make any sense. Btw a co worker of mine just leased a Jetta GLI with no money down...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-19-2017, 09:35:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 942
Posted By jph28
Re: Recommend a daily driver

Why not a super slutty lease for < $200 on a new Jetta or similar? Seriously. You can probably do very well this time of year on something like that.


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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-19-2017, 07:10:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 942
Posted By jph28
Re: Recommend a daily driver

This. Itís a what, a $15k car? Not worth finding a buyer, buying something else, then selling that and getting something you actually like (all in the course of ~2 years) just so that you donít get a...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-19-2017, 06:13:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 942
Posted By jph28
Re: Recommend a daily driver

How long is grad school? As long as you donít have some massive maintenance coming up on the E46 it will likely be extremely low cost to own since itíll be worth the ~same in a year or two with...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-19-2017, 03:32:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3forum...World Rally edition

Freakiní love these and always wanted one. A buddy of mine had one in high school (I was high school Ď01) and it was incredible. The sound of that motor makes it feel like way more than 165hp (?) as...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-19-2017, 03:23:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 707
Posted By jph28
Re: Advice on 4th car for FUN

Iíd do a drop top since you donít have one yet - 987 spyder is a very good suggestion (if at that price) but a mint AP1 S2k would also be great and very cheap / not depreciating (if not...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-19-2017, 03:17:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,427
Posted By jph28
Re: Upcoming BMW M3

Ok but anyone who thinks any stock M3 would have fared well in this video is crazy. The S65 stock exhaust would be next best but would have sounded like a sewing machine (quiet) in comparison and...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-18-2017, 01:55:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,427
Posted By jph28
Re: Upcoming BMW M3

Absolutely this... for every new generation since the forum started. At least I assume the forum hated the E46 at first - I wasnít around then.

But taken as a modern day M5, the current M3 is a...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-13-2017, 03:02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 841
Posted By jph28
Re: Seattle area residents: educate me

I used to visit for a week at a time for work in the Ď08-Ď12 timeframe. In the winter the weather was depressing - often could never see more that 100 feet upwards due to low overcast cloud cover....
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-13-2017, 02:43:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By jph28
Re: Audi RS3 sedan Road Test

Lol was going to say this - M2 is right on top of the Audiís trap speed - probably reasonable to assume the M2 is marginally faster from a roll if not merely equivalent.


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-11-2017, 01:30:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 596
Posted By jph28
Re: The Future Of The Automobile Industry

Interesting read and not totally unreasonable in concept. However itís such a titanic shift to get to his end state that it almost reminds me of cold fusion... highly complex but ďtheoretically...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-11-2017, 03:15:08 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,249
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum; Bought an M3

Omg that part of VIR... glad youíre OK dude! I️ was actually behind a guy in an E36 M3 (so, much slower) who had a similar failure and went straight off T14; from CLT as well. Srsly time for a beer...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-10-2017, 12:48:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,761
Posted By jph28
Re: Freshly Washed Interlagos

Mfíer what a car :drool:




Wow this :facepalm:



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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-09-2017, 06:12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 753
Posted By jph28
Re: C&D: Ford Focus RS vs Honda Civic Type R

A picture of the CTR must be in the ďtragedyĒ dictionary definition... and they looked so good back in the Ď99-Ď00 timeframe.


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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Nov-09-2017, 04:19:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By jph28
Re: AMG really has come a long way

If youíre referring to my post, I️ was trying to lather on the sarcasm as thick as possible :D



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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Nov-08-2017, 04:14:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 505
Posted By jph28
2018 Road &amp; Track Performance Car of The Year

Plus that $72k Camaro beating a $173k GT3 around the track?? Clearly fake news!


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-07-2017, 07:37:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 896
Posted By jph28
Re: AMG really has come a long way

^ good point - BMW has diluted its brand with more models while AMG has laser-focused on just a few high quality offerings


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-07-2017, 06:00:03 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,834
Posted By jph28
Church shooting in Texas

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/firearm_mortality/firearm.htm

If you blur your eyes it looks like most of the ďmental healthĒ issues are along the lines of traditionally...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Nov-07-2017, 01:54:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By jph28
Re: Porsche upcoming M5 competitor

So Panamera is more ~M7 :drool:


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Forum: Off Topic Mon, Nov-06-2017, 09:52:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 660
Posted By jph28
Re: 997.1 C4s Buyers Guide and other Porsche Stuff

Wood prefer the .1 due to absence of light bar. Probably my favorite ďmodernĒ non-GT3 / turbo.


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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-05-2017, 01:42:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4-matic vs Rivals

Presumably for the guys with these cars speed = driving enjoyment... otherwise why spend the extra $$$ to have a family sedan that does the 1/4 mile at 125mph?

I️ much prefer the haughty smugness...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Nov-05-2017, 01:01:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,153
Posted By jph28
Re: when do you christmas tree?

Mother of god this. Such a great movie (and clip)


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-04-2017, 11:58:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,281
Posted By jph28
Re: Just Got An M2

Awesome - and lucky to get the PSS!


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-04-2017, 11:55:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,190
Posted By jph28
Re: Galves wholesale value 2009 911 C4S coupe

Well fortunately for you IF itís truly a $60k then there must be something very similar available at that price regardless?


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Nov-04-2017, 11:52:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,287
Posted By jph28
Re: Pick One Car Under $30k to Daily Drive for the Next 10+ Years

Point taken - although I️ recall seeing a number of 2001-2003 E46 M3s in the $30k range when I️ bought mine in late 2007 that would presumably still be worth $15k or so today... granted it would take...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-03-2017, 09:09:13 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,287
Posted By jph28
Re: Pick One Car Under $30k to Daily Drive for the Next 10+ Years

^ maybe if you assume the $30k car is worth zero in 10 years. That said, I️ think you could probably lease something like a GTI, which is a fairly fun for $3k/yr.


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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Oct-29-2017, 12:20:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By jph28
Re: E39 BMW M5 buyers guide and other stuff

Love this! If anyone wants to practice buying an E39 M5 let me know :shifty:


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Oct-28-2017, 05:23:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,086
Posted By jph28
Re: Audi RS3 sedan Road Test

My god that merc looks bad... and the worst you should ever do on an M2 is MSRP... not sure where $70+ is coming from.


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Oct-28-2017, 04:39:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,287
Posted By jph28
Re: Pick One Car Under $30k to Daily Drive for the Next 10+ Years

^ JFC that


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Oct-28-2017, 12:52:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,287
Posted By jph28
Re: Pick One Car Under $30k to Daily Drive for the Next 10+ Years

Thatís fair but I think I would slit my wrists if I did my daily driving in a corolla - no offense to the car (which is fantastic at its job) or you - just personal preference / willingness to do...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Oct-27-2017, 12:55:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By jph28
Re: BMW X2 Unveiled

SAV brah.

But in general it is quite amazing how much worse general visibility out of a car has gotten since, say, ~1990. An E30 or 28 or my Ď88 Saab 9000T were like greenhouses... now most cars...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Oct-26-2017, 02:30:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,052
Posted By jph28
BMW X2 Unveiled

Wow E is here?! This car isnít terrible although Iím still a bit unclear what the difference is to the X1 (save some styling).

Interesting that M sport actually lowers the suspension - must not...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-24-2017, 09:33:21 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,122
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum: TheSt|G's Dream Car

^ being hard to find is probably a saving grace :D first order of business is sell the M5 (not to mention some house projects etc).


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-24-2017, 07:43:37 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,122
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum: TheSt|G's Dream Car

Eff, now Iím beginning to contemplate a 39 Wagon DD :hmm:


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-24-2017, 07:21:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,122
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum: TheSt|G's Dream Car

I actually like that 46M wagon a lot - the Wagon + rear fenders reminds me of a bigger version of a Z3M coupe


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Oct-21-2017, 05:03:43 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,122
Posted By jph28
What's up M3Forum: TheSt|G's Dream Car

I love wagons generally but for me the E46 is borderline too small (for Wagon or sedan) such that the b pillar ends up being right next to my head. Not an issue on the 39 and the 31 is actually ok...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Oct-21-2017, 02:04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 739
Posted By jph28
Re: sup m3f, I had a new car but its ded.

This is a great fred


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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Oct-20-2017, 10:47:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 811
Posted By jph28
Re: 2019 A7 55 TSFI Quattro

^ that. Looks terrible.


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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Oct-18-2017, 02:50:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 4,122
Posted By jph28
What's up M3Forum: TheSt|G's Dream Car

Love the E39 Wagon 6-cyl :drool:

Really my only issues with the M5 are linked to the V8 (which is obviously also the good thing about it). Steering and various oil leaks... some of which if you...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Oct-18-2017, 05:05:34 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 47,012
Posted By jph28
Re: Los Angeles Weather S****

Thank god for all that free renewable energy :drool:


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-17-2017, 05:48:16 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,281
Posted By jph28
Re: Just Got An M2

^ Thermal CA I believe? And yep my friend, being in charlotte, is very close to the performance center


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-17-2017, 05:01:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,281
Posted By jph28
Re: Just Got An M2

But at performance center you use their cars and then pick yours up for the drive home :thumbsup2:

Didnít realize about Euro delivery - that blows as we were considering it in the next couple...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Oct-17-2017, 12:34:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,281
Posted By jph28
Just Got An M2

Love it :drool:

Hypothetical question - would you be willing to wait an additional 2-3 weeks to pick it up at the performance delivery center vs your local dealership? My friend needs to decide...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-13-2017, 10:25:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,230
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 RS4 Arrives

Is the C63 wagon being offered in the US? That thing is fukkkin sick :drool:


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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-13-2017, 07:11:11 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,686
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Re: Porsche advice needed, since there are more p cars here in OT than on renntech

Well thank god its a % of EBITDA and not a fukkin salary! And I can't believe that thread was deleted?

Anyway this actually probably isn't that bad of a scenario. You'll end up with a pretty cool...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-13-2017, 05:40:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,230
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 RS4 Arrives

Whoa - incredible.


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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Sep-08-2017, 08:36:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By jph28
Re: Well, TX Teachers are Back to Normal...

Nice, even the special ed student was like :donotwant:


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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Sep-06-2017, 03:17:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,686
Posted By jph28
Re: Porsche advice needed, since there are more p cars here in OT than on renntech

I'm as much for buying an unnecessary car as anyone, but for (i) high reliability, (ii) comfort in the city and (iii) winter prowess a Porsche that isn't a Macan or Cayenne seems like a poor...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Sep-05-2017, 01:25:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By jph28
Re: M3F Gt3broball '17 Fantasy Football League

My normal league commish ditched at the last minute - this still happening?


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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Sep-03-2017, 03:35:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,333
Posted By jph28
Re: The Machinists Thread

Love this ****. Baaaack in the day I interned with the guys that machined the A-10 Warthog Gatling guns, etc. I worked on the F-22 and JSF as well; so much cooler than what I do now lol


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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Sep-01-2017, 02:54:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,813
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Re: Anyone live in/been to Raleigh, NC, possibly moving

Nice! KFBS '14 here myself. Absolutely loved my time there and enjoy getting back for recruiting / football games / in-laws (well...) etc. If you're interested in IB I'll be up with BAML on 9/12...
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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-31-2017, 02:07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,813
Posted By jph28
Re: Anyone live in/been to Raleigh, NC, possibly moving

^ congrats! First off I'd say no reason to look at a few houses... like any decent sized city there are so many potential areas / neighborhoods to look at I wouldn't recommend buying before renting...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-23-2017, 08:27:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
2018 f90 m5

^ fair point - though we do that in our F31 :D

The road trip in general point still holds though - surely people are traveling long distances in M5 / E63s?

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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-23-2017, 08:08:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 f90 m5

Well if your road trip doesn't take you conveniently past superchargers you're out of luck... I have enough experience with the too common PITA trying to find a gas station with auto diesel pumps -...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-23-2017, 05:22:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 f90 m5

The M5 and E63 have got to be MUCH nicer places to spend time than a Tesla as well, plus wildly better performance at anything but 0-(fill in low to moderate speed).

Not to mention road trips are...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-23-2017, 04:32:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 f90 m5

^ isn't that basically how all BMW / MB / Audi etc high performance turbo motors have looked for a while now? Well, best case, at least.


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-22-2017, 07:57:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By jph28
Re: An M3 window sticker

And this is not something you hear every day.



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Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-21-2017, 09:15:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
2018 f90 m5

This is from a test in 2005 where it registered 3980lbshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170821/372910548b507fc02ae9fb7fac6b0772.png

My point was generally that even in 4000+ lb super sedan...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-21-2017, 07:01:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 f90 m5

Hmm 4000 lbs for the M5 and 4500 lbs for the E63S? And the AMG has succumbed to piping engine noise in via the speakers? And mags have stated the E63 has worse steering feel than the M5 and CTSV?...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-21-2017, 12:25:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
Re: 2018 f90 m5

And one could really make the case that the only M5 to ever have a "new" engine was the E60.


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Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-21-2017, 02:26:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
Posted By jph28
2018 f90 m5

Depends what you want an M5 to be - and I don't necessarily disagree with you.

The E39 is a nice level of "fast"; you can drive it fairly hard without immediately going 100+ mph but it will still...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-20-2017, 11:21:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,621
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Re: 2018 f90 m5

^pretty standard M5 approach though, no? Especially E60 (imo) where I honestly think the 550i m sport is an M5 more times than not. I actually think this looks quite good.

This thing should...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-20-2017, 11:17:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,490
Posted By jph28
Re: Solar Eclipse: Real or Hoax?

We will apparently have a 97.88% eclipse here

#neverforget


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-19-2017, 03:40:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
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Re: Total Eclipse of the Right?

Also reminds me of the wedding singer in the hangover :laughhard:



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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-19-2017, 03:34:24 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,249
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum; Bought an M3

I may have missed it, but what is the failure mode here? Engine seizes or something? I don't recall the E46 subframe failure rate (granted FAR more applicable car's) but if this is such a widespread...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-18-2017, 08:26:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By jph28
Re: E39 vs E46 Non M variants for DD

Mech throttle is awesome, but I think stock for stock the 30i was 225hp vs 193hp in the 28, which is notable.


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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-18-2017, 06:10:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By jph28
Re: E39 vs E46 Non M variants for DD

I'm not familiar with current markets but 2x does seem steep. That said they are all so cheap (relatively) that depreciation should be a small if not absent cost of ownership if well bought. Assuming...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-18-2017, 04:08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,704
Posted By jph28
E39 vs E46 Non M variants for DD

This although ZHP is probably the priciest option. I usually see nice examples in the same range as "driver" E46 M3s... phenomenal cars though.

A nice sport package E39 530i would be great as...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-18-2017, 02:32:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By jph28
Re: What up M3F? YMB ZCP 6sp

Btw was next to a YMB M4 on the way to work this morning - love the color. Was going to give the guy a wave but he couldn't be bothered to even look over at my 15 year old M5 :cry:


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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-18-2017, 02:07:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,856
Posted By jph28
Re: Damn Millenials...

I used to go when I traveled to very mediocre towns / cities for work by myself because it was mildly entertaining. Area mattered a lot - much better in Florida towns vs Missouri, for example. But I...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-17-2017, 02:57:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By jph28
Re: What up M3F? YMB ZCP 6sp

^ I think that is literally when brand new (note passenger airbag warning sticker)


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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-17-2017, 02:47:00 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 11,278
Posted By jph28
Re: Humans Are Intelligent

So when the US and allies invade Germany in WWII because of the Holocaust and people are killed in the process - are we "just as at fault" for the wartime losses because "it takes two to tango" and...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-17-2017, 01:25:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By jph28
Re: What up M3F? YMB ZCP 6sp

^ I read that and know - just seems too perfect that another "cool" and worthwhile M car feature is being castrated in the name of emissions.

And just thinking out loud here, but it's hard to...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-16-2017, 05:52:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,598
Posted By jph28
Re: What up M3F? YMB ZCP 6sp

Love the color! And lol at the driveshaft being "for emissions reasons"... I doubt they are reducing the car's price when transitioning back to steel...


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-15-2017, 10:54:17 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,249
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum; Bought an M3

I can only assume because $$$. Cheaper for them to replace a handful of motors for owners that are under warranty or make a big enough stink about it that they replace as "goodwill".

Presumably...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-15-2017, 09:49:33 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,249
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum; Bought an M3

I srsly don't know any S65 history or care for that matter, but I think srs is saying

1) OEM supplier made bearings to BMW spec (fact, at least on physical dimensions)
2) bearings are failing...
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-15-2017, 06:32:21 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,249
Posted By jph28
Re: What's up M3Forum; Bought an M3

Lol this.


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Forum: Off Topic Tue, Aug-15-2017, 03:51:07 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 11,278
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Re: Humans Are Intelligent

If we remove every figment of history that offends people it's a slippery slope imo. I'm sure native Americans, while much smaller in number and less vocal, would argue that the entire foundation of...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-13-2017, 04:59:29 AM
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Re: 80s Music Thread

Started a dire straits Sonos channel this evening :thumbsup2:


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Forum: Off Topic Sun, Aug-13-2017, 02:24:53 AM
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Posted By jph28
Re: 80s Music Thread

Dire straits :drool:


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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-12-2017, 04:59:58 AM
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Re: What's up M3Forum; Bought an M3

BPC in Raleigh is :drool: they did clutch, shocks and some other stuff on my M5 and I used to get track inspections there on the M3 while we were in chapel hill. Definitely my favorite BMW shop.

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Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-12-2017, 04:11:38 AM
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&lt;$10K Reliable Used SUV/Truck Recommendations?

A buddy of mine in college had an old Ford LTD that his dad bought him for $35 at a police auction in buffalo NY. Except for a rotting exhaust it was actually in pretty good shape and the posi...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Aug-12-2017, 02:56:29 AM
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Views: 7,249
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Re: What's up M3Forum; Bought an M3

Awesome - love it! See a few of these in the Hearst lot everyday and I feel like they look better every year. Have something in the works so we will have to get the new rides together soon :shifty:
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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-11-2017, 09:53:02 PM
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Posted By jph28
Re: Judge - Student-Teacher Sex is Fine!

^ well I mean from HR's perspective :shifty:


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Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-11-2017, 09:12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,031
Posted By jph28
Re: Judge - Student-Teacher Sex is Fine!

But have ANY of the teacher-student convictions NOT been in cases where the student was LESS than legal consent age?

Hopefully not as that would seem ridiculous (unless as noted there was an...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Aug-11-2017, 08:54:37 PM
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Views: 1,275
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Re: <$10K Reliable Used SUV/Truck Recommendations?

This by far - awesome.


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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-10-2017, 10:49:30 PM
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Posted By jph28
Re: The Death of the Internal Combustion Engine

Isn't Volvo making every car a hybrid by 2020, not full electric? The latter would be very surprising. My impression was the 2040/2050 regs were for all cars to be ZEV / electric.


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Re: Inauguration Watch

Well it could be viewed as a "waste of time" to go vote if your state isn't going to be close to 50/50, since states are obviously all or nothing regarding electoral votes (well, in practice).
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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-10-2017, 08:04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By jph28
Re: The Death of the Internal Combustion Engine

Gotta love by 2040 or 2050 regulations... none of the asshats making those regs will be even close to still in their existing jobs to take responsibility and it's far enough out to not really have to...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-10-2017, 05:15:47 PM
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Views: 1,036
Posted By jph28
Re: To growth will Tesla have to eat the forbidden fruit

Well they're going to price their first bond deal tomorrow.

Small enough ($1.5bn) that I assume there will be plenty of demand from accounts that aren't treating it like a "fundamental credit"...
Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-10-2017, 05:09:49 PM
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Views: 1,275
Posted By jph28
Re: <$10K Reliable Used SUV/Truck Recommendations?

Love that gen 4Runner. Wouldn't a Tacoma from back then work as well? They were making some nice little trucks / SUVs


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Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-09-2017, 04:28:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,036
Posted By jph28
Re: To growth will Tesla have to eat the forbidden fruit

Gawdamn, this.


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Forum: Off Topic Mon, Aug-07-2017, 09:23:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By jph28
Re: Mazda Launches Roadster Restoration Program

Given BMW wanted $670 to replace my two xenon bulbs I can only imagine what these services cost (though agree cool in concept)


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Forum: Off Topic Thu, Aug-03-2017, 01:16:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,813
Posted By jph28
Re: Anyone live in/been to Raleigh, NC, possibly moving

???

Dirty myrtle and VA beach are not what I think of as "fun" destinations for people in the triangle (although they can be "fun" of course) and savannah is a deep drive.

OP there are tons of...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-02-2017, 12:17:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,104
Posted By jph28
BMW M Track Days - $250 to go drive the full M lineup at the track

^ right but in no way is this intended to be a direct competitor or substitute for taking your own track-prepped car for a full weekend of ~4+ hours of track time.

It's probably right in the...
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Aug-02-2017, 03:15:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,710
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I need help ot

Overnight the parts from Japan :drool:

'Grats Dom!


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