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Old 07-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #178561
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That Porsche's wheel fitment/suspension looks like crap. As if it didn't have enough problems being rear-engined already.
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That Porsche's wheel fitment/suspension looks like crap. As if it didn't have enough problems being rear-engined already.
"something jeremy clarkson would say"

oh wait, this isn't Jeopardy.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:36 AM   #178565
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:37 AM   #178566
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #178567
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"something Kalim tells Albee before bed"

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:57 AM   #178568
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tiff and I got into this conversation yesterday. if things go well, the plan would be to move closer to OC and rent out the riverside house. She wants to stay out there, I hate it. But she is willing to move.

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she doesn't want me to keep the 330i if I am getting a newer one......... she thinks it would be ridiculous to have 2 bmws at the same time

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No, I have my townhome through Sept..... she wants me to move home and then save up for a new place closer to OC, not sure yet.
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While I wouldn't call it ridiculous, having two luxury cars isn't the most sensible thing, either, particularly if you want a thirsty M3/M5 to go alongside an aging BMW, unless you are:

1. empty-nesters, which you clearly aren't
2. fairly affluent, which I don't have enough information on (nor do I really want to know, that's your business)

In any case, it's good to have a workaday car/toy/wardrobe to go alongside your nice things. But that's me.
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tiff and I got into this conversation yesterday. if things go well, the plan would be to move closer to OC and rent out the riverside house. She wants to stay out there, I hate it. But she is willing to move.

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Am I being selfish here? lol
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It'd be nice but you have to admit it is a bit redundant to have a 330i and m3 of the same generation
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:44 AM   #178579
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Hrmm... why does it say we have 44mm rear pistions? I thought it was 42... or at least that's what all the rebuild kits say. I think I ran across the post last night. I didn't know what to trust some people said we had like a 40mm rear pistion. I didn't know if I could trust their figures.
40mm is wrong. 42mm in the piston size. My guess is that 44mm might be the piston bore size.
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While I wouldn't call it ridiculous, having two luxury cars isn't the most sensible thing, either, particularly if you want a thirsty M3/M5 to go alongside an aging BMW, unless you are:

1. empty-nesters, which you clearly aren't
2. fairly affluent, which I don't have enough information on (nor do I really want to know, that's your business)

In any case, it's good to have a workaday car/toy/wardrobe to go alongside your nice things. But that's me.
sound sensible advice...from albee? :hmmm:

but really he does make a point as does your wife. the 330i is already a daily driver. if you went the 335d route it'd become your toy. if you went m3/5 it'd be your aging needs work daily driver. best advice is always to never stretch beyond your means if a second car is doing that then the current one needs to be replaced or maintained. where you sleep, eat, screw and raise your children will always take priority to me.
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