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Old 03-20-2018, 08:23 PM
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You guys are too new to the forum to know ard. He may seem abrasive, but he knows his stuff because he is in the mechanic business. Not as a shade tree, but makes his living as a mechanic.

There are topics that are incendiary. Run flats. Motor oil. Fuel additives. Oil additives. Etc. normally associated with a troll trying to start crap. If you want to learn the forum discussions related to these, do a search. Not hard. Search "run flats" "best motor oil" "fuel additives" , etc. not saying the OP had the intent to start a fire, but that's what happened.

When you've been a member for a while, you will see the value of the forum. Post count doesn't matter. Talk to me about time as a member and then you have something.
The main problem I had when "searching" for run flat info was all I could find was "they suck" and how to go about ditching them.

I'm more interested in what run flats do best and not how to get rid of them.

Not to many post on that.
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My point was not to start a flame war, but a person of his stature in the community should know that you can just click the back button, and not post. It's really that simple.

I don't want to hate members here, nor do I want to argue with them unless it is about something related to the cars, and the exchange is friendly, but two sided.

If I pissed you off, or made you hate me ard, sorry. But I have been around the forum block long enough to know, while you saw him as the troll, it was kinda you too.

And I agree with Crowz. The general consensus on many forums is "Do A, B and C and then make it your own". Problem is, A, B and C involve removing things some people might want, changing to the same stuff everyone has because racecar, and then being accepted. The M3 was a prime example. Get these wheels and tires, this suspension, and fuck SMG, fuck verts, fuck sunroofs. Slicktop manual, with 18" CSL reps, GTR hood, CSL diffuser, in Blue with Cinnamon or you are a noob. Silver? Why would you buy that.

My whole point is, maybe instead of trolling trolls (if you really think we are trolls)... Walk away.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:12 PM
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The main problem I had when "searching" for run flat info was all I could find was "they suck" and how to go about ditching them.

I'm more interested in what run flats do best and not how to get rid of them.

Not to many post on that.
I generally buy run flats so that if my wife gets a flat solo or with my daughters in the car, it is not a big deal. If it is a big deal, we have AAA.
And if I get a flat, I'd rather keep rolling.

There are a couple more reasons than that, but that's good enough to stop there. I am not attracted to 20" staggered wheels, though some look nice.
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My point was not to start a flame war, but a person of his stature in the community should know that you can just click the back button, and not post. It's really that simple.

I don't want to hate members here, nor do I want to argue with them unless it is about something related to the cars, and the exchange is friendly, but two sided.

If I pissed you off, or made you hate me ard, sorry. But I have been around the forum block long enough to know, while you saw him as the troll, it was kinda you too.

And I agree with Crowz. The general consensus on many forums is "Do A, B and C and then make it your own". Problem is, A, B and C involve removing things some people might want, changing to the same stuff everyone has because racecar, and then being accepted. The M3 was a prime example. Get these wheels and tires, this suspension, and fuck SMG, fuck verts, fuck sunroofs. Slicktop manual, with 18" CSL reps, GTR hood, CSL diffuser, in Blue with Cinnamon or you are a noob. Silver? Why would you buy that.

My whole point is, maybe instead of trolling trolls (if you really think we are trolls)... Walk away.


Got to admit, I've been on multiple BMW forums over the years and Kaput has been on most of them with all kinds of great information. So for people to say that a person is a "newbie" simply because they are new here or not a large amount of posts is just offputting.

Not talking about a touchy-feely type of forum, there are plenty of opportunities for a learning experience for all with some discourse, but hell, aren't most of us here to learn and have some common comradery over a vehicle we all enjoy or hate?

I've only been on here for 8 years and didn't really post much until this last year. But whether here, e46fanatics, bimmerforums, bimmerboard or elsewhere (Like us old-timers "roadfly") we can have a very large amount of posts overall. Plus I've known plenty that have had huge numbers of posts without any real knowledge.
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The main problem I had when "searching" for run flat info was all I could find was "they suck" and how to go about ditching them.

I'm more interested in what run flats do best and not how to get rid of them.

Not to many post on that.
Thanks, thats exactly why I posted this.
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Thanks, thats exactly why I posted this.
I plan on getting Scorpion Verde All Season Run Flat - Size: 255/50R19 at the moment. My driveway is very muddy and I also deal with snow from time to time and these seem to be the best for that from what I have been able to find researching them.



I have cooper cs5's on the wife's e53 and her pacifica awd and they do amazing but cooper doesn't make run flats.

If I lived in the city I would probably go with the goodyear f1's that are on the back now. They do ok so if the Pirelli's don't "shine" I may go back to them later.

The goodyear's do look good




I don't clock up that many miles on the e70 so I'm not really worried about tread life since I normally replace tires on what I drive now from dry rotting more than tire wear
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The main problem I had when "searching" for run flat info was all I could find was "they suck" and how to go about ditching them.

I'm more interested in what run flats do best and not how to get rid of them.

Not to many post on that.
I can't tell which are best, what I can tell you is don't buy Continental RFT snow tires, they are more of a fair weather snows. Not for climbing in snow.
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Got to admit, I've been on multiple BMW forums over the years and Kaput has been on most of them with all kinds of great information. So for people to say that a person is a "newbie" simply because they are new here or not a large amount of posts is just offputting.

Not talking about a touchy-feely type of forum, there are plenty of opportunities for a learning experience for all with some discourse, but hell, aren't most of us here to learn and have some common comradery over a vehicle we all enjoy or hate?

I've only been on here for 8 years and didn't really post much until this last year. But whether here, e46fanatics, bimmerforums, bimmerboard or elsewhere (Like us old-timers "roadfly") we can have a very large amount of posts overall. Plus I've known plenty that have had huge numbers of posts without any real knowledge.
I thought you looked familiar...
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Got to admit, I've been on multiple BMW forums over the years and Kaput has been on most of them with all kinds of great information. So for people to say that a person is a "newbie" simply because they are new here or not a large amount of posts is just offputting.

Not talking about a touchy-feely type of forum, there are plenty of opportunities for a learning experience for all with some discourse, but hell, aren't most of us here to learn and have some common comradery over a vehicle we all enjoy or hate?

I've only been on here for 8 years and didn't really post much until this last year. But whether here, e46fanatics, bimmerforums, bimmerboard or elsewhere (Like us old-timers "roadfly") we can have a very large amount of posts overall. Plus I've known plenty that have had huge numbers of posts without any real knowledge.
Bravo! So true!

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Old 03-21-2018, 11:11 AM
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Bravo! So true!

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Sounds like me. Except 1981 was the first I got paid turning a wrench and my celica was from 1972.

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