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      08-02-2012, 12:47 AM   #23
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you must not be a native to AZ? no cop is going to pull you over for 20% when most cars in this state have limo (5%) tint all around.

here is what 20% tints look like on my F30
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regarding your previous question, again are you from AZ? winter tires are fine all year round in the Phoenix area. now if you head up to Flagstaff in the winter and you take your car in areas where there is snow/ice then you will have a problem with summer tires.
Beautiful car! I have been in AZ for over 6 years, and I have seen a lot of dark tints (like 20 or even 5) here. Just used to wonder how many times those people keep getting pulled up! Just that I tend to tread too much on caution sometimes but still might pull the trigger on 20% on the sides and 5% on the rear.

Hmm... you mentioned that "winter tires are fine all year round" ... I guess you meant "summer tires are fine...."
The reason I asked was because I keep reading that summer tires lose a lot of grip below 45 degrees. And in Phoenix, it does become much colder than that for at least a couple of months in a year, especially during the early mornings (when we normally drive to work). I've also read lots of conflicting statements from folks who mention that as long as you drive carefully, you should be fine.... still wondering about those unexpected moments when you got to brake in a hurry or steer away aggressively to avoid trouble...Hmm... decisions decisions.... maybe I might just keep the OEMs now and go for ultra-high performance all seasons (like Extreme Contact DWS) later. Not that I would be totally happy with that compromise!!
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You should ask a tire shop, some tires should be stored in the cold, but that should be mentioned in the spec of the tire anyway.
Not all tires are the same.
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Beautiful car! I have been in AZ for over 6 years, and I have seen a lot of dark tints (like 20 or even 5) here. Just used to wonder how many times those people keep getting pulled up! Just that I tend to tread too much on caution sometimes but still might pull the trigger on 20% on the sides and 5% on the rear.

Hmm... you mentioned that "winter tires are fine all year round" ... I guess you meant "summer tires are fine...."
The reason I asked was because I keep reading that summer tires lose a lot of grip below 45 degrees. And in Phoenix, it does become much colder than that for at least a couple of months in a year, especially during the early mornings (when we normally drive to work). I've also read lots of conflicting statements from folks who mention that as long as you drive carefully, you should be fine.... still wondering about those unexpected moments when you got to brake in a hurry or steer away aggressively to avoid trouble...Hmm... decisions decisions.... maybe I might just keep the OEMs now and go for ultra-high performance all seasons (like Extreme Contact DWS) later. Not that I would be totally happy with that compromise!!
yes i meant summer tires all year round in AZ. you are correct that summer tires do not perform best in cold temps, but unless you are taking it to a track you are never going to be able to tell the difference in dry conditions. and no cop is going to bother you for 20% in a state that gets full sun 330+ days a year.

you are either an Engineer or way too nervous of a person?
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you are either an Engineer or way too nervous of a person?
actually both!!
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actually both!!
LOL, thats cool i am an Engineer too. Intel?
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My f30 is on a boat in Panama. It should be here in 2 weeks.

Estoril blue m-sport 335i, 6 spd manual

Anyone else here in Az order their BMW? I'm wondering how long it takes from the port in Ca down to Tucson.
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My f30 is on a boat in Panama. It should be here in 2 weeks.

Estoril blue m-sport 335i, 6 spd manual

Anyone else here in Az order their BMW? I'm wondering how long it takes from the port in Ca down to Tucson.
hey Walt, welcome to the AZ club! awesome choices, i am jealous. when i ordered my 335i sport the m-sport wasn't yet avail, and i couldn't wait (was exiting a lease). here is my timeline on my order. post pics when she arrives, good luck!

ordered 2/13, 6pm
start production on 2/15, 6am
in body shop 2/22
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end production on 2/27
waiting to be transported to the port 2/28
being transported to the port of exit 3/2
at the port of exit (Bremerhaven) 3/5
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ready for delivery in Phx, AZ 4/9

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I cant wait till it cools down so we can finally get together. It is just stupid hot out now. I did see another F30 on my way to work the other day. Couldnt get details, line, 328/335? It was early morning driving north on 51st ave near VanBuren. Only other car other than myself that I have seen out here in Phoenix.
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I cant wait till it cools down so we can finally get together. It is just stupid hot out now. I did see another F30 on my way to work the other day. Couldnt get details, line, 328/335? It was early morning driving north on 51st ave near VanBuren. Only other car other than myself that I have seen out here in Phoenix.
any ideas for a meet in Nov/Dec timeframe when it finally cools down?
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any ideas for a meet in Nov/Dec timeframe when it finally cools down?
I have thought of a few things. Depends on how far we want to go and how many people we can get together. For a first meet we could try to keep it fairly simple to allow everyone to get to know each other. Short local trip, up South Mountain ( twisty fun road ) out to the White Tanks, haven't been myself but could be cool, could always make a run up to Sedona or the general area but it is a much further trip , I was also thinking of Firebird raceway road course, eventually, would be a blast! Just some thoughts, let me know what you think, shoot me some thoughts.
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I'm joining the list of AZ F30s. I'll be home in September and that's when mine will be delivered.

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I'm joining the list of AZ F30s. I'll be home in September and that's when mine will be delivered.

'13 328i, AW Sport Line.
congrats! welcome to the AZ club!
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I just sold my E30 for a down payment on a 2012 Mineral Grey Modern line 328i. Time to retire the E46 to garage queen status.
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Welcome to the F30 club!
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hopefully ordering my F30 328i M-Sport Estoril Blue w/ 8 speed sport automatic this week or next week from Shelly BMW in California then driving it back to AZ
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Any particular reason for not purchasing in AZ. Won't you have to pay tax in CA and then again use tax in AZ?
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Any particular reason for not purchasing in AZ. Won't you have to pay tax in CA and then again use tax in AZ?
A good friend of mine is a sales manager at a BMW dealership, and hooking it up. As for the sales tax i believe you only have to pay sales tax in the state that you register it.
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A good friend of mine is a sales manager at a BMW dealership, and hooking it up. As for the sales tax i believe you only have to pay sales tax in the state that you register it.
let me know when you order it and i will add you to our club listing!
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Mine is on it's way to Chapman from the VPC. Expecting it to arrive on Friday or Saturday (8/25). It then gets prepped and tinted, so will expect to pick it up on Monday or Tuesday. Already have the M-Sport Grill and front and rear mudflaps waiting. Here are my details:

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Mine is on it's way to Chapman from the VPC. Expecting it to arrive on Friday or Saturday (8/25). It then gets prepped and tinted, so will expect to pick it up on Monday or Tuesday. Already have the M-Sport Grill and front and rear mudflaps waiting. Here are my details:

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Congrats, This is very similar to my car. I have the 335 tho, leather, premium package and some additonal things. I love my car I know you will love yours too. Enjoy and welcome!
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I have thought of a few things. Depends on how far we want to go and how many people we can get together. For a first meet we could try to keep it fairly simple to allow everyone to get to know each other. Short local trip, up South Mountain ( twisty fun road ) out to the White Tanks, haven't been myself but could be cool, could always make a run up to Sedona or the general area but it is a much further trip , I was also thinking of Firebird raceway road course, eventually, would be a blast! Just some thoughts, let me know what you think, shoot me some thoughts.
looks like we are getting a nice club together, see my 1st post in this thread for full AZ F30 club roster.

we should head over to South Mt. this Fall, lets just not do with this kid did:

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