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      10-05-2013, 10:24 AM   #89
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      10-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #90
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      10-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #91
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      10-05-2013, 11:19 AM   #92
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      10-05-2013, 11:21 AM   #93
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omg thats so hilarious you ran into another fellow bimmer fanatic on the trip, love the bmw connection feeling
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      10-05-2013, 11:37 AM   #94
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Awesome trip! Welcome to the Bay. If you're interested in track stuff, check out Laguna Seca/Sonoma Raceway/Thunderhill soon!
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      10-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #95
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cool pics man. def a badass drive i would love to do someday
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      10-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #96
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I took tons of pictures as well but drove the X5. Much easier and comfortable and easy on the gas. LOL. 600 miles per tank is much nicer than 200 in the M3. lol
Ha. X5 official fuel consumption would be 23 mpg on the smallest engine ( 16.9 mpg on the X5M). His trip summary shows 22.4 mpg so.. Any SUV is going to have poor aerodynamics at 65 mph on the highway compared to a sedan. For 2 people and the added fun I would take an M3 over a 4,700 lbs pig on a road trip.
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      10-05-2013, 01:27 PM   #97
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      10-05-2013, 01:36 PM   #98
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Ha. X5 official fuel consumption would be 23 mpg on the smallest engine ( 16.9 mpg on the X5M). His trip summary shows 22.4 mpg so.. Any SUV is going to have poor aerodynamics at 65 mph on the highway compared to a sedan. For 2 people and the added fun I would take an M3 over a 4,700 lbs pig on a road trip.
also, I had about 300 lbs of my stuff in the car b/c this was a household move. And my wife was in the car (weight withheld)
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      10-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #99
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Some people were asking me about the total cost of my trip.

I drove 4950 miles, $900 of gas averaging 22 mpgs. I was also loaded with about 300 lbs of stuff, plus my wife was also in the car (weight withhheld)

Hotel/lodging is the largest expense you need to account for. We were doing this as a vacation, so our average lodging prices were about $125. The "commuting" legs where we only stay one night and leave the next morning, we spent about $90 (Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn is HIGHLY recommended b/c of free breakfast). Our most expensive hotels were around $230 range in the national parks.

I used about 2/32s of tire wear on my Yokohama Advan Sport

My car ate only 1/8 of bottle of motor oil, so negligible there.

I also put on a clearbra - $500 as DIY (though there's cheaper options like the 3M spray and peel film)

I got 1 body damage on my sideskirt from hitting road debris, and I got a small chip on my hood about 1 inch above where my clearbra coverage ended. To fix the paint damage on side skirt, I'll likely elect to replace the entire side skirt and repaint ($700).

I recommend buying the roll on temporary film and cover your entire car in it like a condom.
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      10-05-2013, 02:04 PM   #100
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Fellow M brotha,

It was great seeing you in Yellowstone that day. I ran into another E90 M3 before you while I was still in Cali, but he wasn't a forum member and wasn't nearly as cool.

Great road trip post also. I intend on doing a similar write up of my trip, but I still don't have my stuff back from the movers so I don't have my good computer to do all of my photo work with. Later this month I will be posting up my write up as well. Hope you and your M3 are doing well. Mine got beat up pretty good, but then again I was doing 170mph in some spots.

Stay tuned in the M5 section.
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      10-05-2013, 02:21 PM   #101
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Very nice ... reminded me of my trip along Route 66 in 2010 ...

Thanks for sharing (just saw it now, been occupied with my new found friend the 44 year old 280 SL
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      10-05-2013, 02:56 PM   #102
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      10-05-2013, 04:44 PM   #103
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Fellow M brotha,

It was great seeing you in Yellowstone that day. I ran into another E90 M3 before you while I was still in Cali, but he wasn't a forum member and wasn't nearly as cool.

Great road trip post also. I intend on doing a similar write up of my trip, but I still don't have my stuff back from the movers so I don't have my good computer to do all of my photo work with. Later this month I will be posting up my write up as well. Hope you and your M3 are doing well. Mine got beat up pretty good, but then again I was doing 170mph in some spots.

Stay tuned in the M5 section.
Good luck in DC! Where you living? let me know when your photo log is up on the site.

Had I know, we could have toured Yellowstone together those days.

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      10-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #104
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sweet. looks like it was a lot of fun!!!!!!!! and as for the bugs haha. i have the same issue here in sc. the bugs are terrible. i do a lot of interstate driving and my car gets smothered in it. it looks like my car committed homicide against a bunch of bugs. the worst state for bugs though in my opinion is florida.
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      10-05-2013, 06:25 PM   #105
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Epic trip, epic car. I tip my hat to you sir.
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      10-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #106
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      10-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #108
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Glad you got to the parks and monuments before the government shut them down!
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      10-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #109
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Very cool trip and gorgeous car.

You're a fat ass though
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      10-05-2013, 08:24 PM   #110
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wow that is so awesome!
thanks for posting!
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