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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,936
Posted By clinkinfo
I'm happy to say, your skepticism is totally...

I'm happy to say, your skepticism is totally unfounded. I've been running the setup now for 2 winters and the car is a tank in the snow with the 20 inch DWS's. Anyone who is trying to convince you...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By clinkinfo
Tell me about it! $1600 for the headlight, $500...

Tell me about it! $1600 for the headlight, $500 for the headlight control module, and I don't recall the power mirror part cost. And that's just the raw parts cost...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By clinkinfo
Makes sense, thanks.

Makes sense, thanks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By clinkinfo
Thanks for re-posting those links. I had already...

Thanks for re-posting those links. I had already searched and read through them, they are helpful.

The plow kept on going, so I didn't get to find out the driver or truck at that moment, the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By clinkinfo
Diminished value claims

Long story short, My x5 was hit by a snow plow last week. Actually, not a snowplow but the actual snow load from a county snowplow. The snowplow was plowing a divided multi-lane road, throwing snow...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,535
Posted By clinkinfo
I can't agree fast enough! The BMW system's...

I can't agree fast enough! The BMW system's stink. Interface stinks, data stinks, and routing logic stinks. And oh, it's the most expensive freaking thing (including the updates!).

It's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,752
Posted By clinkinfo
I agree with people's sentiment that DVD's are...

I agree with people's sentiment that DVD's are not a likely media moving forward and most things will be digital and on tablets. However, for right now, I use the DVD player AUX input to broadcast...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,752
Posted By clinkinfo
I installed this one: ...

I installed this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-5-Inch-TFT-LCD-Armrest-Monitor-With-Built-In-DVD-Player-In-Car-Media-3-Colors-/181037014308?pt=US_Car_Monitors_w_Built_In_Player&hash=item2a26a59d24...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By clinkinfo
This is not good advise. Summer tires in your...

This is not good advise. Summer tires in your width are not effective in snow, the rubber compound gets too hard in cold temperature and can't sustain traction (as others have said).

Honestly,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,344
Posted By clinkinfo
No question, other drivers and situational...

No question, other drivers and situational awareness of their locations and control (or lack of) is important.

And I respect your choice to run dedicated seasonal tires, certainly there's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,344
Posted By clinkinfo
I didn't say it did. The hypothetical 30 foot...

I didn't say it did. The hypothetical 30 foot example provided was obviously IMPLYING you can't stop in time without winter tires. My point, don't be 30 feet away and unable to stop if you need 42...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By clinkinfo
I've noticed people on this forum don't seem to...

I've noticed people on this forum don't seem to do much on their cars (modifications or repairs it seems).

however, when I start a thread I like to at least provide any more information I can for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,344
Posted By clinkinfo
The testing is great, but there's also an element...

The testing is great, but there's also an element of common sense and safety that you have to exercise in bad weather. I go to parking lots covered in snow/ice and periodically practice stopping...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,344
Posted By clinkinfo
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=600660&highlight=


I did the same DWS swap in my 20 inch setup. FANTASTIC SWITCH and FANTASTIC TIRE, I completely agree, it's a different car. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By clinkinfo
Figured I'd come back and provide an update. I...

Figured I'd come back and provide an update. I did go ahead and install the Remus system on my 2008 E70 4.8. The installation requires cutting and a bit of fitting, not a huge job but it's also not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-31-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,936
Posted By clinkinfo
I assume you have the same tires? If not, this...

I assume you have the same tires? If not, this assessment does not apply, this is my specific experience with the continental DWS's on the 20 inch staggered setup, it will not translate to any other...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,936
Posted By clinkinfo
So I figured I'd come back and provide an update....

So I figured I'd come back and provide an update.

I'm running the 20 inch staggered setup and I've switched over to the Continental DWS's.

There have been 2 snow storms here in the last week,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,810
Posted By clinkinfo
Update

So I figured I'd come back and provide an update.

I'm running the 20 inch staggered setup and I've switched over to the Continental DWS's.

There have been 2 snow storms here in the last week,...
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By clinkinfo
You can go a step further and carry a device like...

You can go a step further and carry a device like this:

http://www.slime.com/shop/safety-spair-70005/
Forum: General BMW 12-23-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,916
Posted By clinkinfo
I extracted the text so you can "retract your...

I extracted the text so you can "retract your post". And a sidewall issue will take out run flats as well.


Ironically, TPMS makes the case for run-flats less compelling. Since these systems...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,923
Posted By clinkinfo
Yeah, but on BMW's "things" that shouldn't break...

Yeah, but on BMW's "things" that shouldn't break seem to be breaking an awful lot sooner and more often lately.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-22-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By clinkinfo
I hope it's not the same problem because the CCC...

I hope it's not the same problem because the CCC is quite expensive (more then the amp) BUT I think the sub shut off when I experienced this problem as well:
...
Forum: General BMW 12-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By clinkinfo
Just a quick update, 2 dealers and BMW North...

Just a quick update, 2 dealers and BMW North America have held firm that multiple oil leaks are in fact reasonably common and more importantly, acceptable, at 58,000 miles. They have All diagnosed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-21-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By clinkinfo
That is the part name, the CCC module. Sorry,...

That is the part name, the CCC module. Sorry, stands for car communication computer (BMW name).

The part number is very hard to make out in this invoice (its not listed in the space its supposed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By clinkinfo
Actually, short update. This was miss-diagnosed...

Actually, short update. This was miss-diagnosed and turned out to be a failure in the central communication computer.
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