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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-02-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By kkratochvil
Speed Limit Info

I've been doing my research to prep for ordering a new 35d and haven't yet talked to an SA, but based upon what I've read, Speed Limit Info (8TH) isn't included with the Driver Assistance Package...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-18-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,869
Posted By kkratochvil
I'm assuming you test drove an E70 35d? (The F15...

I'm assuming you test drove an E70 35d? (The F15 35d doesn't start production until next month…I'm guessing the F15 35d will be quieter…)

Completely agree that the ML350 diesel is a LOT quieter...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-02-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,724
Posted By kkratochvil
I Liked it More Than Expected

I saw one 2 weeks ago when I stopped by the dealer to get my 2010 35d washed. It was the first one the dealer has gotten (small dealer) and it was pretty bare for options. It didn't have any of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By kkratochvil
Do you know who actually "clocked" your speed? ...

Do you know who actually "clocked" your speed? Was it the cop in front of you or another cop or two via a typical speed trap?

I had a similar situation many, many years ago (let's say 25 year...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By kkratochvil
You can also order the kit online at somewhere...

You can also order the kit online at somewhere like getbmwparts.com. Just look in the accessories for your X5 and find the same part #, PKE70SHOCK Kit. Likely a bit cheaper going this route, unless...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,598
Posted By kkratochvil
One suggestion I got from my BMW Service Advisor,...

One suggestion I got from my BMW Service Advisor, which was a good one. Don't cut the whole bottom off the small bottle, like they do in the video. Just cut off half, or a semi-circle. If you do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By kkratochvil
Great points. I'd assumed this was about Night...

Great points. I'd assumed this was about Night Mode...not a slight to moderate dimming of the screen due to ambient liens conditions.

However, that said, I've never noticed my screen dimming at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-30-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,014
Posted By kkratochvil
In general, I agree, I don't like the notion of...

In general, I agree, I don't like the notion of the electric steering, but I also noted the following in the announcement as well, which seems to be related to the new variations of Adaptive Drive,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By kkratochvil
As noted, simply not the case in the X5. Here's...

As noted, simply not the case in the X5. Here's a past thread that was discussed out here as well: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593153&highlight=dim.

Note, the last couple...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-28-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By kkratochvil
It's true. Do a couple of searches of the forum...

It's true. Do a couple of searches of the forum and you'll find it answered a couple of times, along with various opinions on the reasons. Most people setup one of their one-touch buttons to toggle...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,465
Posted By kkratochvil
Obviously, personal preference matters for this...

Obviously, personal preference matters for this sort of thing. For the money, even though the kiddo is only 17m, I'd still go with an iPad mount, even if all you're going to do is play videos for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-27-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,465
Posted By kkratochvil
I totally agree. :thumbup: I don't have the BMW...

I totally agree. :thumbup: I don't have the BMW holder (I haven't figured out a reason to spend that much on one...), but have one I bought at BestBuy to mount onto the headrest and it works great!...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-25-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By kkratochvil
Glad to see you accomplished what you wanted! ...

Glad to see you accomplished what you wanted! :thumbup: Clearly, I didn't help...:rolleyes:

A question for future reference and for others: What sort of Apple i??? did you use?

Reason I ask:...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By kkratochvil
You're mixing playback with The Store in Vehicle...

You're mixing playback with The Store in Vehicle capabilities. I think those are two completely diffent things. Everything you described above is for playback and I believe it's accurate and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By kkratochvil
I don't believe an iPod is a "suitable" USB...

I don't believe an iPod is a "suitable" USB device for storing music to the system. Here's an excerpt from my 2010 manual: "Unsuitable devices: USB hard disks, USB hubs, USB memory card readers...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,174
Posted By kkratochvil
I was just reading articles from the weekly...

I was just reading articles from the weekly Roundel email, read this one and thought of this thread, which I'd just looked at as well. It's a bit OT, but I thought those looking for exhaust tips...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,684
Posted By kkratochvil
Totally understandable! Just wanted to make sure...

Totally understandable! Just wanted to make sure folks were understanding there's a difference.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,684
Posted By kkratochvil
But, they look EXACTLY like the BMW Liners that I...

But, they look EXACTLY like the BMW Liners that I have, minus the fact that mine are black, have the xDrive logo on them and fasten via Velcro, rather than the posts.

That's been one of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,106
Posted By kkratochvil
Agree. I'd noticed the same thing. I did the...

Agree. I'd noticed the same thing. I did the upgrade and went to check the version. Nothing there...went back later in the day when I drove for awhile and it was there...No idea what the sequence...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By kkratochvil
Cost for install was $225 + tax. I had it done...

Cost for install was $225 + tax. I had it done back in Nov, 2011.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By kkratochvil
Yes. I had it installed in my 2010 E70 (35d). I...

Yes. I had it installed in my 2010 E70 (35d). I bought it used and didn't understand how the various options worked until I started trying to figure-out how I was going to hook up and discovered...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,684
Posted By kkratochvil
I have the BMW liners with the xDrive logo on...

I have the BMW liners with the xDrive logo on them and they have velcro, not hooks. Maybe the Weathertech originals use hooks and the OEM version BMW sells use velcro? Maybe there have been...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,705
Posted By kkratochvil
Mine was in 2 weeks ago for service. I got the...

Mine was in 2 weeks ago for service. I got the alternator pulley recall done, but got the same story on the SW update. They didn't have it yet.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,684
Posted By kkratochvil
The second row BMW liner certainly sticks up a...

The second row BMW liner certainly sticks up a bit, but I've never noticed my 6-year old catching it or it hindering access in any way. It's flexible enough if you just step on the lip. I've had...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By kkratochvil
Well, I guess most members out here tend to stay...

Well, I guess most members out here tend to stay down when ard kicks them in the groin, but I think I'll take a shot at standing myself back up! :D

1. Wrong OR you're referring to something...
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