: So who actually uses their X3?

01-12-2008, 11:54 PM
Here is my friend's X3 after a little off roading





rest of the pics can be seen here

Ryan M
01-13-2008, 12:34 AM
glad to see that there are people out their who still use them for their intended purpose. Nice pics.

X3 Skier
01-13-2008, 06:27 AM
Leaving for Colorado in a couple of days for a season of skiing. My x3 looks like that after a few weeks in the mountains.:(


01-13-2008, 07:21 AM
I go from garage to garage across the gw bridge, and a few other places in nyc area. dirt consists mostly of man-made particulates in the air. but I'm ready!

01-13-2008, 07:38 AM
Been there, done that. Tried it out on an ATV trail and found HDC really helpful.


01-13-2008, 07:53 AM
Here's my X3 at the Mount Aix trailhead last September. Mt Aix is at the end of about 12 miles of forest service road, off Rt. 12 between Chinook Pass and Yakima, WA. I use my X to get to the trailheads, but I use my feet to get to the real views! This hike was 12 miles round trip and up to 7,766 ft.

Oh, and if the temporary plates didn't give it away, I'd had the X3 for 6 days before this trip!



01-14-2008, 03:41 AM
Nice... the roof of the world :)

01-14-2008, 07:58 AM
This is a photo of a good friend of mine up at the Steven Pass Nordic (read: x-country skiing) center. The drive is up Rt 2 over Stevens Pass close to Leavenworth, WA. Yes, it's been snowing a lot, which means it's been raining in Seattle non stop...
As a New York native who moved out west, I can tell there's just no moving back ;)


01-14-2008, 08:38 AM
wow, here is a lot of snow :)
The X3 2007 handle very well in snow, especially with dedicated winter tires.

01-14-2008, 01:17 PM
No pics, but I have driven mine in 2 feet of snow and it handled fantastic. Then, I moved to Florida and drive it on the sand and drives just as great! I love it! Yea!

01-14-2008, 07:45 PM
JBss: Where is that?
Angeles Crest? I didn't know there were places to go off-road up there.
I took my M Coupe up there and the black ice was pretty bad a few weeks ago.
Here is pic showing the black ice...

01-14-2008, 09:24 PM
Looks like you have a misaligned door/window panel there. Nice shot of the Z though :)

01-15-2008, 12:10 AM
Mine is the Z.
someone in 530i took that and emailed it to me.
But then again Im sure something on my Z is not aligned, it is put together in SC.

01-20-2008, 12:03 AM
JBss: Where is that?
Angeles Crest? I didn't know there were places to go off-road up there.
I took my M Coupe up there and the black ice was pretty bad a few weeks ago.
Here is pic showing the black ice...
There aren't really places to off road up there, we just found a couple trails.

haha the black ice was the main reason we went up too (for doriftos in my e39 :D)

nice z4mc btw

01-20-2008, 03:28 PM
I go out onto some 'interesting' BLM land to go shooting. Given that the X3 is more of a "soft-roader" without skid plates, etc., I try not to get too far into the really tough/rocky stuff, but it does fine through the arroyos and loose stuff if you just take your time.

Terry J. Harris
01-20-2008, 08:24 PM
Well, if trying to stay out of the path of 18-wheelers storming down the interstate in icy/windy/limited visibility conditions counts as "use," then I've done that a few times. Otherwise, the closest to "off-road" I've gotten is with Pheasant and Prairie Grouse hunting over in the Nebraska SW and Panhandle. Was pretty sloppy over there at the end of last January so we were seeing some serious mud (on-road, no less). No real "off-road" workouts either here or on travels through Colorado to Arizona. Locally and in Nebraska, my X3 has seem plenty of washboard road, and no vehicle I've ever been in handles washboard as well as the X3.

01-21-2008, 06:57 PM
Where can I get a setup like this?



01-21-2008, 11:26 PM
I guess Hartge.
Im sure it costs quite a bit. I wonder if the skid plates are Hartge too?

This is all I have seen from them for X3:

01-23-2008, 08:11 PM
This is from last Sunday snow shoeing up near Snoqualmie Pass. This is the trailhead for Granite Mountain, at exit 47 on I-90. The Subaru pulled in next to me before I could get the shot!

Yes, we've just had a ton of snow this winter. Good think I traded in the convertible!


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