Bittersweet exeunt..and new beginnings....

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  1. 2BadSHOs

    2BadSHOs Freday-day

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    Well guys I went full retard and purchased a Bimmer. Still feel kinda iffy driving a modern "Bimmer" after owning S.H.O.'s since 1999 and being damned loyal to the marque and the people that I've met here. So many memories and people that I've met that I almost feel disloyal by choosing a 550i X-Drive Twin-Turbo V8 over the SHO.

    Be that as it may here's an introduction to the new member of my family, my BMW 550i X-Drive Lux-Line w/Sport Pack. [​IMG] IMG_6613.JPG IMG_6636.JPG IMG_6611.JPG

    Sorry for the quality of the photos but I'm not a photographer at all. Whatevs lol. I searched for several years for a 550 that had the Sport and Lux options that I wanted and drove many, MANY, MANY miles to finally find one equipped with the options that I wanted:
    Active roll Stabilization, Dynamic Ride control, Adaptive chassis control, Nappa leather, 4-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, comfort access with soft close power doors, multi-contour seats, active exhaust...etc, but most importantly that twin-turbo V8...450 lb ft or torque is simply delicious.

    It's a fuel hog to say the least despite its "efficient dynamics" but the performance far outweighs the fuel economy. Throw this AWD beast into a corner and it begs for more. It drives big, no doubt, but the dynamics can't be beat.

    Still not sure what I'm gna do with my S.H.O. (It's seen better days) but I'm gna keep the Volvo as my DD since it's dead reliable and the 34mpgs speaks for itself.

    I'll continue to check in on you guys so please behave lol.

    Many of the friendships that I've forged here since 1999 when I got my first SHO remain. The camaraderie here is beyond reproach. Btw I'll most likely be back on Facebook in the future..reluctantly lolz. If you have my number hmu!




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    2BadSHOs Freday-day

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    Congrats on the new ride!
     
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    2BadSHOs Freday-day

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    Thanks my friend!! I got the top speed optimization pkg which guaranteee me a top speed of at least 186+ mph so needless to say the SHO is in the background for a while lol. But it's so sentimental and so many memories that I can't really leave you guys...plus the Bimmer guys are true assholes smh lol


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    Maybe you will pop a Blue Oval all Funny Car'd out into the engine bay LOL. Enjoy!

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    Bring it KZoo for the convention!
     
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    2BadSHOs Freday-day

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    According to my calculations the fuel cost would be astronomical to bring this thing out haha. Maybe next year...


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