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Forum: M Series 08-06-2003, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,305
Posted By lonestar
Does shift Effort Increase?

Mike

My wife swears her E36 M3 had a shorter throw shifter and has been unhappy with the shifting of the E46 since we bought it. While an SSK seems to be the obvious solution, I'm concerned about...
Forum: General BMW 06-09-2003, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,427
Posted By lonestar
CD Changer Question

Does anyone know how to
1) Install a used BMW 6-CD changer into another car(non-bmw)
OR
2) Do you know which Alpine models use the same cartridge? I have a 2003 X5 and want to use the cartridge...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2003, 09:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,871
Posted By lonestar
Looking for Aluminum Dead Pedal for X5

Anybody seen one anywhere. The E46's are everywhere, but I'm not convinced that they would fit.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2003, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,396
Posted By lonestar
Thanks. Now, just for fun, here's how it looked...

Thanks. Now, just for fun, here's how it looked Jan 6, 2001 after 4" of snow did a number on the 19's. Wicked hills and curves should be avoided before the snow plows come through. I slid across...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2003, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,396
Posted By lonestar
Here's one with the 17" rims and snow tires...

Here's one with the 17" rims and snow tires installed after the first wash. It started snowing before I got the armor-all on the tires. Cannot wait to put the 19"s back on it.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2003, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,396
Posted By lonestar
Here's a rear quarter. Not great composition,...

Here's a rear quarter. Not great composition, but you can see the color really well.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 02-09-2003, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,396
Posted By lonestar
TOPAZ Pics

Here's one of my 4.4i Sport in Blue Topaz.
Forum: M Series 02-03-2003, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,368
Posted By lonestar
Most qualified journalists and experts say stay...

Most qualified journalists and experts say stay away from the paint sealants. The guarantees are only good if you do the specified maintenance and inspections. They make their money because most...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2003, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,926
Posted By lonestar
First of all, it's a BMW. Second, it handles...

First of all, it's a BMW. Second, it handles better than anything else and "feels" a lot smaller than it is. Solid as a bank vault. The quality and workmanship is vastly superior to the Lincoln,...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-14-2003, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,425
Posted By lonestar
Try checking CPO inventory in your area for a...

Try checking CPO inventory in your area for a similar vehicle on bmwusa.com. Obivously, you should pay less from either a dealer or a private party. Use Edmunds.com or kbb.com to check private...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-13-2003, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,335
Posted By lonestar
Welcome to the Paddle Shift club. A special but...

Welcome to the Paddle Shift club. A special but not exclusive club. I agree with your assessment. Even my freinds that aren't "car people" get a kick out of it. Of course, the best part is...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-09-2003, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By lonestar
Thanks :thumbup:

Thanks :thumbup:
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-09-2003, 11:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,430
Posted By lonestar
Why go European?

Three questions:

Is the extra motion sensor the only thing that makes the European alarm more desirable than the US model? Also, can you program it NOT to chirp when activating/deactivating? ...
Forum: Regional Forums 01-07-2003, 02:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By lonestar
OK thanks. I must have missed the fact that all...

OK thanks. I must have missed the fact that all the HP chatter was coupes only and was unaware that the SP on the Xi didn't include suspension upgrades.
Forum: Regional Forums 01-07-2003, 02:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By lonestar
2004 330 HP avail on 330xi ?

Jon

Will the HP package be available on the 330Xi ? Same price ? With the '04 facelift ? If so, can they be ordered now?

Thanks
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 01-07-2003, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By lonestar
I just got a quote in Allentown PA of...

I just got a quote in Allentown PA of $830(installed) for CAI on an X5....ouch! I'd be interested in Gruppe M's price too.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2003, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,395
Posted By lonestar
Thanks. The smile will be there for some time. ...

Thanks. The smile will be there for some time.

By the way, it's not OB, but Topaz. OB with natural brown(if they offered it) would be a nice looking truck. I'll be happier when spring comes...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-06-2003, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,438
Posted By lonestar
Thanks. The bid is $60. Seems high for just the...

Thanks. The bid is $60. Seems high for just the rings. Maybe that's a normal price.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2003, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,395
Posted By lonestar
Yeah, she's pretty terrific. Likes sports too! ...

Yeah, she's pretty terrific. Likes sports too! Here's a better picture of the paddle install with some sunlight to help out.
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2003, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,395
Posted By lonestar
Thanks. It really is a kick to drive. Nope,...

Thanks. It really is a kick to drive.

Nope, the M3 is manual-stir only. It's my wife's car (although I've offered her lots of favors and body parts to let me drive it more). She's a purist, or...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 01-05-2003, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,395
Posted By lonestar
Smile Paddle Shifter Installed in '03 4.4i

This is SWEEEEET! Thanks to Vince for thorough instructions and help. Installed in a little over 3 hours with lots of interruptions. This is a must-have for Steptronic drivers. You don't know...
Forum: Regional Forums 01-02-2003, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By lonestar
Paint Color

Jon

Does this mean I could order a Black Sapphire M3 and pay extra $2000 or can you only get colors designated as available for each specific model?
Forum: 3 Series / 4 Series 12-24-2002, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By lonestar
Unhappy Use Wheel Bolts

You don't use studs and lugs on late model(maybe all Beemers). Wheel bolts are the ticket. They probably don't make them if they don't advertise them. The hubs are threaded to take bolts so you...
Forum: M Series 12-24-2002, 04:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,368
Posted By lonestar
Covering the Hood

How far up the hood do the 3M products usually go? I have an X5 for winter driving that needs some help and I don't like the hassle of messing with a conventional bra. Beside, they are hard to get...
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 12-16-2002, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,438
Posted By lonestar
Chrome Bezels for Guages

Does anyone know where to get "M"-type chrome bezels for X5 guages?
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