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      02-16-2018, 03:05 PM   #23
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Are you German, OP?
If so, the English is very good!
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Thank you, honestly it depends on what you are looking for and plan on doing with your own car.

In my case it will be my only daily, so i do not mind the fog lights. Infact i appreciate having them since i live 400m above sea level and we get a lot of fog (even as we speak at 17:50) in Bavaria. Since i will occasionally do some track days (nothing professional or even aggressive, just your average car guy that likes to have fun on the weekend on a track) the brakes (stock) maybe just barely enough for me (we shall see with time, at least a proper fluid will be used).
I liked my Hawk (some sporty level) pads. Very low dust, good fade resistance, initial bite was lacking (compared to OEM pads). I'm eyeing some Cool Carbon S/T Plus pads after I eat through these F30 335i OEM pads in April...
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      02-16-2018, 03:40 PM   #25
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Are you German, OP?
Well i am an immigrant living and working in Germany since 2007.

German is my third language
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I liked my Hawk (some sporty level) pads. Very low dust, good fade resistance, initial bite was lacking (compared to OEM pads). I'm eyeing some Cool Carbon S/T Plus pads after I eat through these F30 335i OEM pads in April...
I am taking it one step at a time, i would like to get on top of maintenance first and address some common issues (water pump replacement, valve cover gasket and oil cooler housing gasket). Replace all oils, fluids, filters, plugs and coils etc then get used to the car in stock form first and slowly upgrade items as i go along.

One thing i can say for sure, even on winter tires 225/45/17 all round, the body roll is significantly less than my golf r on race settings (stiffest suspension setup). However, i do miss the progressive steering the R had, i barely had to turn the wheel at low speeds to get the whole thing moving, but that is something i can get used to easily in the E82.
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Well i am an immigrant living and working in Germany since 2007.

German is my third language
Cool! Ich spreche auch Deutsch.

I wonder if anyone has ever retrofitted Active Steering. It was an option for 125 and 135s. I have it and it's really great.
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I wonder if anyone has ever retrofitted Active Steering. It was an option for 125 and 135s. I have it and it's really great.
I always wanted to try it to see what it felt like.
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I wonder if anyone has ever retrofitted Active Steering. It was an option for 125 and 135s. I have it and it's really great.
Can you elaborate please?

Never mind found some posts regarding that option.

My car is fitted with code 216: Servotronic but i am on winter tires at the monet (Kumho ones mind you, impressive but id still would have chosen Michelin Alpins or Nokians instead) so there will be some understeer issues generally speaking. So far only low speed, like 30kph zones i notice it, cruising speeds it is a very sensitive steering.

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I always wanted to try it to see what it felt like.
In the 135i, it's a bit lighter than Servotronic at parking lot speeds. I remember it got heavier when new suspension was installed, though. Can't drive much with one hand now lol. It's noticeable quicker especially when maneuvering where lock to lock it's only one steering wheel turn. Comes handy in slow backhanders in the mountains. I really like it, it's better than the Variable Sport Steering system they now use in F cars. Gonna miss it
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