M5POST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M5POST - BMW M5 Forum > F10 M5 Forum > Wheels | Tires | Suspension | Brakes | Chassis

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-13-2012, 02:33 PM   #45
Nate@IND
 
Nate@IND's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago

Posts: 10,342
iTrader: (19)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryB View Post
Turns put no lug nuts avail for spacers yet. Spoke to Ben at Rogue.
Have to wait for IND to get some.....
Macht Schnell has the correct lugs (14mm) for the F10 M5 now.
__________________
Nate@IND is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-13-2012, 03:24 PM   #46
DietCokeOfEvil
Enlisted Member
 
DietCokeOfEvil's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arizona

Posts: 45
iTrader: (0)

What is in the A/C vent?
DietCokeOfEvil is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-13-2012, 03:33 PM   #47
RPiM5
Brigadier General
 
RPiM5's Avatar
 
Drives: Riviera Blue F10 M5(Mika)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

Posts: 4,560
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
Hi,

finally got around to take some pictures of the springs installed
Also have two pictures of the fitment / wheel gap with OEM wheels

Side View after springs installation





Rear OEM Wheel fitment with springs installation


Front OEM Wheel fitment with springs installed


and a teaser for folks ....

Thanks for posting the pix. This really helps in making my decision. Also, what's that thing in your vent? What does it do?
__________________
Phone Rings: "I'm looking for a Transporter." Me: "I'm listening."
RPiM5 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #48
jmh
Internet Crash Test Dummy
 
jmh's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 M5/F32 435xi
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Under a rock in NH

Posts: 918
iTrader: (4)

The "thing" in the vent is a gauge from P3CARS .
It plugs into the OBD port and can read a number of interesting data sources such as

Boost: Will show vacuum and boost
Coolant Temperature (exact in F/C)
Air Intake Temperature (exact in F/C)
Exhaust Gas Temperature
Ignition Timing
RPM/Shift (exact RPMs)
Actual Road Speed
0-60 time
Battery Voltage

It is sold either pre-configured or you can install it yourself
Installation itself is very easy on the F10 platform. Just install the vent
and plug the cable into the OBD port . Shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes
http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/f10/

Only thing to note is that on our cars you likely want to move parts from your original vent to the new one (if you opt to have it pre-installed) as the new vent will not have the
chrome slat and the illuminated dial wheel
__________________
13 F10 M5 Individual / Brilliant White / Extended/Full Cohiba Brown (Exec/Driver/B&O/20") / A few Euro add-ons / Stealth K40 / Upgraded B&O / ///M Performance Carbon Interior Trim / Color matched side and front grills (lightly tinted LEDs) / Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust / Hartge Springs / HRE S107
jmh is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-14-2012, 11:53 AM   #49
RPiM5
Brigadier General
 
RPiM5's Avatar
 
Drives: Riviera Blue F10 M5(Mika)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

Posts: 4,560
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
The "thing" in the vent is a gauge from P3CARS .
It plugs into the OBD port and can read a number of interesting data sources such as

Boost: Will show vacuum and boost
Coolant Temperature (exact in F/C)
Air Intake Temperature (exact in F/C)
Exhaust Gas Temperature
Ignition Timing
RPM/Shift (exact RPMs)
Actual Road Speed
0-60 time
Battery Voltage

It is sold either pre-configured or you can install it yourself
Installation itself is very easy on the F10 platform. Just install the vent
and plug the cable into the OBD port . Shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes
http://www.p3cars.com/catalog/f10/

Only thing to note is that on our cars you likely want to move parts from your original vent to the new one (if you opt to have it pre-installed) as the new vent will not have the
chrome slat and the illuminated dial wheel
Oh that's cool. Personally, I don't think that is something that I will use. How do you like the rear-facing fog lights? I was thinking about retrofitting this feature myself.
__________________
Phone Rings: "I'm looking for a Transporter." Me: "I'm listening."
RPiM5 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #50
jmh
Internet Crash Test Dummy
 
jmh's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 M5/F32 435xi
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Under a rock in NH

Posts: 918
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by RPiM5 View Post
Oh that's cool. Personally, I don't think that is something that I will use. How do you like the rear-facing fog lights? I was thinking about retrofitting this feature myself.
Honestly it's more of a gimmick than anything
Just so I and others can claim we have something Euro on our M5s
It's one of the simplest mods out there.
Just buy the switch and plug it in , functional immediately.
You can either use the standard F10 switch which has buttons for
the fronts (of course not on ours) and the rear fogs.
Or you can get the Euro F10 M5 switch which only has the button for
the rear fog lights.
__________________
13 F10 M5 Individual / Brilliant White / Extended/Full Cohiba Brown (Exec/Driver/B&O/20") / A few Euro add-ons / Stealth K40 / Upgraded B&O / ///M Performance Carbon Interior Trim / Color matched side and front grills (lightly tinted LEDs) / Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust / Hartge Springs / HRE S107
jmh is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-14-2012, 04:24 PM   #51
RPiM5
Brigadier General
 
RPiM5's Avatar
 
Drives: Riviera Blue F10 M5(Mika)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.

Posts: 4,560
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
Honestly it's more of a gimmick than anything
Just so I and others can claim we have something Euro on our M5s
It's one of the simplest mods out there.
Just buy the switch and plug it in , functional immediately.
You can either use the standard F10 switch which has buttons for
the fronts (of course not on ours) and the rear fogs.
Or you can get the Euro F10 M5 switch which only has the button for
the rear fog lights.
Nice! I think I might do it just to freak people out and cause mayhem. Lol!
__________________
Phone Rings: "I'm looking for a Transporter." Me: "I'm listening."
RPiM5 is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-14-2012, 07:00 PM   #52
avi8tir
Second Lieutenant
 
avi8tir's Avatar
 
Drives: ///M
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 283
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmh View Post
Honestly it's more of a gimmick than anything
Just so I and others can claim we have something Euro on our M5s
It's one of the simplest mods out there.
Just buy the switch and plug it in , functional immediately.
You can either use the standard F10 switch which has buttons for
the fronts (of course not on ours) and the rear fogs.
Or you can get the Euro F10 M5 switch which only has the button for
the rear fog lights.
Rear facing foglights are the most ANNOYING thing in the US because no one knows what the hell they are here. Therefore, when someone has them in their car, they dont know what that button does, but because the button is there, they turn them on - ALL THE TIME.
__________________
2013 M5
2013 X5 M
2009 Scuderia
2011 Taurus (gets parked up front with the Lambos)
2008 Cessna 400
avi8tir is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2012, 09:25 AM   #53
jmh
Internet Crash Test Dummy
 
jmh's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 M5/F32 435xi
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Under a rock in NH

Posts: 918
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by avi8tir View Post
Rear facing foglights are the most ANNOYING thing in the US because no one knows what the hell they are here. Therefore, when someone has them in their car, they dont know what that button does, but because the button is there, they turn them on - ALL THE TIME.
Yup.
Like so many other things, hugging the left lane, changing lanes without indicating,
(front/rear) fog lights on all the time, people cutting turns at traffic lights ... and the list goes on.
__________________
13 F10 M5 Individual / Brilliant White / Extended/Full Cohiba Brown (Exec/Driver/B&O/20") / A few Euro add-ons / Stealth K40 / Upgraded B&O / ///M Performance Carbon Interior Trim / Color matched side and front grills (lightly tinted LEDs) / Akrapovic Evolution Exhaust / Hartge Springs / HRE S107
jmh is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #54
stealth.pilot
Knight Commander ///
 
stealth.pilot's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 M5 Individual
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buckhead

Posts: 4,777
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by avi8tir View Post
Rear facing foglights are the most ANNOYING thing in the US because no one knows what the hell they are here. Therefore, when someone has them in their car, they dont know what that button does, but because the button is there, they turn them on - ALL THE TIME.
I doubt this is any issue since the kind of dummys you describe won't upgrade their fog switches.

I have it, and here in Miami when I am in torrential tropical rain with 15 feet visibility, I am glad I have this to reduce the risk of people driving into the back of me.
__________________
2014 BMW ///M5 Individual Frozen Grey, Silverstone Full Merino, Piano Black, Exec Pkg, Drivers assistance plus, LED Pkg, Bang and Olufsen, 20" 343M Forged Alloy Wheels
Countermeasures: Bel StiR+, Laser Interceptor Quad HP, Zaon MRX
Upgrades: Eisenmann Sport with M Performance Carbon tips, Dinan anti-roll bars

2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
stealth.pilot is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #55
hsiaochinsan
中華民國大總統
 
hsiaochinsan's Avatar
 
Drives: 14' 911 C4S / 1999 E36 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SF Bay Area/Cupertino

Posts: 1,143
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via MSN to hsiaochinsan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poleposition
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
Eibach springs are still not done with testing as I called in Eibach US office for status report early Dec. They have no clue as to when Eibach Germany will sign off on the springs.
Im waiting. If the Eibach pro kit is consistent with its characteristics from the past as compared to H&R, it should be a comfortable option with slightly LESS of a drop than the H&R. I plan on running 21's and really want to see both options before making a decision.
Second this.
__________________
hsiaochinsan is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2012, 06:58 PM   #56
ThisFlyGuy
///M enthusiast
 
ThisFlyGuy's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M5
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: SF Bay Area

Posts: 179
iTrader: (0)

hey BarryB, I tried calling Sam to get a quote for spring and install, but they weren't answering, so I emailed him and let him know you referred me off of M5post
ThisFlyGuy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2012, 09:59 PM   #57
BarryB
Captain
 
Drives: 30Jahre M5 plus a few more M's
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palo Alto CA

Posts: 731
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThisFlyGuy
hey BarryB, I tried calling Sam to get a quote for spring and install, but they weren't answering, so I emailed him and let him know you referred me off of M5post
Hmmmm they don't open early. I was just there on Fri dropping off my painted reflectors. My car will be there Wed for exhaust spacers and reflector swap.
Maybe we can meet up?
BarryB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #58
BarryB
Captain
 
Drives: 30Jahre M5 plus a few more M's
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palo Alto CA

Posts: 731
iTrader: (0)

He is doing another board members install on Tue
BarryB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #59
hsiaochinsan
中華民國大總統
 
hsiaochinsan's Avatar
 
Drives: 14' 911 C4S / 1999 E36 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SF Bay Area/Cupertino

Posts: 1,143
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via MSN to hsiaochinsan
It will be me
Barry, were you driving on 101 last night around 10pm?
__________________
hsiaochinsan is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #60
hsiaochinsan
中華民國大總統
 
hsiaochinsan's Avatar
 
Drives: 14' 911 C4S / 1999 E36 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SF Bay Area/Cupertino

Posts: 1,143
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via MSN to hsiaochinsan
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryB
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThisFlyGuy
hey BarryB, I tried calling Sam to get a quote for spring and install, but they weren't answering, so I emailed him and let him know you referred me off of M5post
Hmmmm they don't open early. I was just there on Fri dropping off my painted reflectors. My car will be there Wed for exhaust spacers and reflector swap.
Maybe we can meet up?
Do you have more info of the spacer? Wonder if I should also get one next week.
__________________
hsiaochinsan is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2012, 06:51 PM   #61
BarryB
Captain
 
Drives: 30Jahre M5 plus a few more M's
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palo Alto CA

Posts: 731
iTrader: (0)

Both Sam and I feel the car will look better with the wheels more flush with the body but without rubbing. We measured Fri and ordered.
I don't like the fender hanging over the wheel look, although subtle.
I have an all day meeting Tue otherwise would like to come over and see your car.

Maybe see how mine look. Sam is very fair and probably won't be a big deal to place later. You could potentially get a Mon for Tue order if desired. They ship out of so cal.

Not me on 101, in Taipei for. 1 night back tomorrow ( today for me :-) )
BarryB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #62
hsiaochinsan
中華民國大總統
 
hsiaochinsan's Avatar
 
Drives: 14' 911 C4S / 1999 E36 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SF Bay Area/Cupertino

Posts: 1,143
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via MSN to hsiaochinsan
Thanks Barry. I will give Sam a call tomorrow.

Taipei 101... oh man, I will miss this year's firework.
__________________
hsiaochinsan is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2012, 11:33 PM   #63
BarryB
Captain
 
Drives: 30Jahre M5 plus a few more M's
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palo Alto CA

Posts: 731
iTrader: (0)

FYI, 10mm in rear and 12mm in front is perfect for my tast. Subtle but significant.
BarryB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2012, 11:41 PM   #64
hsiaochinsan
中華民國大總統
 
hsiaochinsan's Avatar
 
Drives: 14' 911 C4S / 1999 E36 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SF Bay Area/Cupertino

Posts: 1,143
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via MSN to hsiaochinsan
Show us the pics!
__________________
hsiaochinsan is offline   Taiwan
0
Reply With Quote
      12-19-2012, 11:49 PM   #65
sleek-sam
Private
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SF Bay Area

Posts: 57
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hsiaochinsan View Post
Show us the pics!
I tried to send you a PM, but your inbox is full.



Sam
sleek-sam is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #66
BarryB
Captain
 
Drives: 30Jahre M5 plus a few more M's
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Palo Alto CA

Posts: 731
iTrader: (0)

Again bad pics and in another thread but here goes. I'll try get some more tomorrow after a bath....
Like the exhaust.......
Sleek Motoring did a GREAT job agan!
Attached Images
     
BarryB is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:46 PM.




m5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST