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Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-14-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,997
Posted By mletchworth
Definitely the best thread I've seen on here in a...

Definitely the best thread I've seen on here in a while. BTW, what tires are you running? I've seen somebody on one of these forums has Toyo OpenCountry A/T, which I bet would be great at slinging...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-17-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,925
Posted By mletchworth
I'm very close to ordering an aftermarket set of...

I'm very close to ordering an aftermarket set of these. Several places in GB sell them.

http://www.nm-motorsport.com/acatalog/BMW-X3-Sun-Blinds.html

A full set of 6 pieces (for back seat,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By mletchworth
Not to thread hijack, but have you changed your...

Not to thread hijack, but have you changed your T/C fluid yet? I just changed mine at 66k miles and it's a huge difference! I was getting a pretty heavy clunk when lightly accelerating and turning...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,354
Posted By mletchworth
+1 on the inspection. Whether or not the dealer...

+1 on the inspection. Whether or not the dealer selling it is reputable doesn't really matter. They're not going to do a full inspection before they sell it.

Think of it like this: if you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,354
Posted By mletchworth
FYI, that's an automatic. Your first post said it...

FYI, that's an automatic. Your first post said it was a manual?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,561
Posted By mletchworth
Yeah, if you're still running the original...

Yeah, if you're still running the original battery, it's time for a replacement. Although if you just bought it, the dealer might have put a new one in.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By mletchworth
Thanks. I'd most like to see a view from about...

Thanks. I'd most like to see a view from about 10 feet back. I've been wanting to make my X3 stand out a little from all the rest. Love the knobby look of those tires too!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-07-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,525
Posted By mletchworth
Would love to see some pics of the larger...

Would love to see some pics of the larger tires....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By mletchworth
I heard these are great no dust pads too:...

I heard these are great no dust pads too: http://www.brakewarehouse.com/rotex_brake_pads.asp

But they're pricey - about $150 for front and rear.

I bought the Akebono Euro's from Rock Auto and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-01-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,449
Posted By mletchworth
good luck finding a shop manual. If you find one,...

good luck finding a shop manual. If you find one, please post the source. :)

Sent from my SGH-I897 using Bimmer App
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By mletchworth
Don't think there's any reason to be nervous. ...

Don't think there's any reason to be nervous. I'm sure you've seen the youtube vid of how easy that stuff is to remove. Worst case, it doesn't hold up well and you really like the black - which...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,478
Posted By mletchworth
That looks pretty nice! I'm not a fan of that...

That looks pretty nice! I'm not a fan of that style of wheel, but the finish turned out great. I'm considering doing this to mine, but will probably wait till I get new tires.

Would love to know...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-28-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By mletchworth
putting these on soon. Sent from my SGH-I897...

putting these on soon.

Sent from my SGH-I897 using Bimmer App
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-19-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,460
Posted By mletchworth
Get one of these...

Get one of these http://www.amazon.com/Lisle-52500-Mechanics-Stethoscope/dp/B0002SQYSM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334864296&sr=8-1

You'll be able to find the noise in no time. Just watch out for the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-14-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,797
Posted By mletchworth
Nice. Here's my install. Tapped switched power...

Nice. Here's my install. Tapped switched power from inside the armrest (factory Sirius location). Wired in a cig lighter plug so I could still use the power adapter.

Ran antenna extension cable...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By mletchworth
That's good news! Staggered means the...

That's good news!

Staggered means the tires are different widths, but basically the same circumference. On some sport packages, you can get wider rear wheels, that obviously would use a wider...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,214
Posted By mletchworth
Are your tires staggered or are all 4 the same...

Are your tires staggered or are all 4 the same size? If they're all the same, you should rotate them regularly.

If I were you I'd buy 2 new zeros for the rear and have them shaved to the same...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By mletchworth
Try looking inside the buckle slot and see if...

Try looking inside the buckle slot and see if there's anything stuck in there. I had a similar problem on my used 2007 X3. One of the rear buckles wouldn't work. Turns out there was a chewing gum...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By mletchworth
If you've got 4 jackstands, that's the way to go...

If you've got 4 jackstands, that's the way to go - you can have all 4 wheels in the air and get it level. Since you only have 2, drive the front wheels up on the ramps, then jack up the rear and use...
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