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Thanks for the rec brah -- just the type of brush I was looking for. Should work for dem spokes. Added to card in Amazon biggrin.gif


Doubtful they changed the seats. Maybe my torso is longer than yours and you got dem daddy long legs.

So, do I even need cleaner? I used to have a bottle of Sonax a couple years back but it's not a foamy, soap sud-sy type of cleaner, which I think is what I'll need for my wheels and brush -- that is, if I do even need a cleaner in the first place. 

The Sonax is meant to be sprayed on and washed off with water IIRC -- no brushing necessary.

I did a two bucket wash and would save the wheels for last (since they were by far the dirtiest part of the car) on my E92. I just used the same shampoo/soap I used for the rest of the car. I had the comp pack 359 wheels, which are pretty similar to yours and a bonafide pain in the ass to clean without a wheel brush.
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I don't know if I posted about my test drive experience but here it is...
Definitely nothing special about the X1. The interior felt cheap. The drive was similar to that of an old 3 series sedan. Stiff and bumpy. The Benz GLE had a nicer interior and a better ride quality. I am comparing similarly priced and similarly "optioned" SUVs. I am no car expert and I am only giving my thoughts.

Since you're in this price range and hatch/crossover type class (and I don't think anyone's brought it up yet), have you looked at the Audi Allroad?  I think it's a touch bigger than the X1 but comfortable, has a nice interior, is functional, and sporty enough when put in sport mode.

 

I like mine and take some joy in its relative rarity at a decent price.

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The other one would be Mazda.  Mazda's lines have really improved lately, but they do tend to have a bit lower residuals.

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I did a two bucket wash and would save the wheels for last (since they were by far the dirtiest part of the car) on my E92. I just used the same shampoo/soap I used for the rest of the car. I had the comp pack 359 wheels, which are pretty similar to yours and a bonafide pain in the ass to clean without a wheel brush.

These are the style 359 wheels from the e92 comp pkg 😎
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These are the style 359 wheels from the e92 comp pkg 😎

Ahh icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif - I thought they were 18"s for some reason. Looks like you're running the factory spec tire compound the Michelins - did you buy them as a set from a E92 comp pack owner with the tires?
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You should trade in your E46 for a Mclaren P1 once the wheels get dirty
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You should trade in your E46 for a Mclaren P1 once the wheels get dirty

Looks like he's due. Plus the Akebono SiCCBs = no brake dust. His butler won't have to detail the wheels.
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Ahh icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif - I thought they were 18"s for some reason. Looks like you're running the factory spec tire compound the Michelins - did you buy them as a set from a E92 comp pack owner with the tires?

 

Yep, they're OEM. Previous owner bought the set from his friend (who obviously owned an E92 M3 ZCP).

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You should trade in your E46 for a Mclaren P1 once the wheels get dirty

Not gonna lie I told Bahlsfred my British butler to make an emergency call to Ferrari HQ for a LaFerrari the other day. I instructed him to top off my E46's tank with the gas that came in the LaFerrari upon delivery.

 

Didn't want to run the risk of low gas scenario in E46 while driving too scary of a predicament no two ways about it. 

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For 15 years.

After surgery and now wife's choice, now this. Don't ask!



Actually, lots of fun, very comfortable and lots of tech. For the price, a steal.
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Audi track car is 99% done.
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Audi track car is 99% done.

B5 S4?

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B5 S4?

A4. The s4 in scca would be put up against a ton of newer cars, new 5.0s, vettes ect. Pretty much everything making 600hp factory. The A4 keeps me against srt4, cobalt ss, even sti and evos. It's a simple Garrett turbo build on 25psi.
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A4. The s4 in scca would be put up against a ton of newer cars, new 5.0s, vettes ect. Pretty much everything making 600hp factory. The A4 keeps me against srt4, cobalt ss, even sti and evos. It's a simple Garrett turbo build on 25psi.

The 1.8? How are those internals going to hold up to that much pressure? I hope you've done more work than slapping on a big turbo... What upgrades have you done?

Also @Cao Cao, how are you cross shopping the GLE to X1?!?! Base GLE is $51k compared to a base X1 starting at $35k, at least here in the states.

Are you comparing a 2016 loaded X1 to a previous year clearance, base GLE? I'm rather confused as they are completely different classes from each other.

BMW v MB
X1 v GLA
X3 v GLC
X5 v GLE
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The 1.8? How are those internals going to hold up to that much pressure? I hope you've done more work than slapping on a big turbo... What upgrades have you done?

Also @Cao Cao, how are you cross shopping the GLE to X1?!?! Base GLE is $51k compared to a base X1 starting at $35k, at least here in the states.

Are you comparing a 2016 loaded X1 to a previous year clearance, base GLE? I'm rather confused as they are completely different classes from each other.

BMW v MB
X1 v GLA
X3 v GLC
X5 v GLE

Gt3071, engine was build by peerless performance. A vw/audi shop a friend of mine owns. So everything is forged and top end. So far I'm on kw coils, all bushings have been changed, Jeff from United Motorsports will be doing the e85 tune when spring comes. Right now it will be a basic gt30 tune with some maps readjusted to just move it around the parking lot. This has been about a two year build for me so far. My last car was a e36 m3 supercharher build. Fun cars.
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

The 1.8? How are those internals going to hold up to that much pressure? I hope you've done more work than slapping on a big turbo... What upgrades have you done?

Also @Cao Cao, how are you cross shopping the GLE to X1?!?! Base GLE is $51k compared to a base X1 starting at $35k, at least here in the states.

Are you comparing a 2016 loaded X1 to a previous year clearance, base GLE? I'm rather confused as they are completely different classes from each other.

BMW v MB
X1 v GLA
X3 v GLC
X5 v GLE

I misread Cao Cao's post. The GLA and GLC are in the X1 neighborhood. I agree on the GLC being far out of it. I still think the GLC and GLA are superior SUVs compared to the X1.
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