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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-08-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By n55x3
The higher octane is used to in conjunction with...

The higher octane is used to in conjunction with higher compression which yields better performance and better MPG. A 91 octane fuel can be compressed more and not pre-detonate. When you run 87...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-29-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,871
Posted By n55x3
I am very tall too, around 6'5" and the normal...

I am very tall too, around 6'5" and the normal seats are just OK I suppose. There is ample leg room, I don't even have the seat all the way back, but my biggest gripe is the lateral support which is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,951
Posted By n55x3
The saphire black is awesome. Has a nice depth...

The saphire black is awesome. Has a nice depth to it and will be less prone to showing blemishes.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-28-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,580
Posted By n55x3
I've also bought a car sight unseen and no test...

I've also bought a car sight unseen and no test drive and it turned out to be a great car. This was due to extremely limited quanties so I really had no choice if I wanted the ride ASAP. With that...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-25-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,629
Posted By n55x3
We drove pretty much every mid size SUV available...

We drove pretty much every mid size SUV available and at the end of the day the X3 fit us the best. There were probably 2 factors that pushed us towards the X3 over the Q5.

1) The Q5 is all show...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-21-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By n55x3
Since the high and low beams are the same (there...

Since the high and low beams are the same (there is an aperture that adjusts based on high/low setting) this second inboard housing is put there for symmetry only. I noticed this when we were...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-20-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,634
Posted By n55x3
My advice just be patient. I know it is hard to...

My advice just be patient. I know it is hard to do when your baby is not working as it should but these are very complex vehicles and things do fail. As long as your dealer is making an effort to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-20-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By n55x3
I put a set on my wifes ride and they look really...

I put a set on my wifes ride and they look really nice. They are relatively small and seem to add a little rugged look to her X3. As far as functionality, it is hard to say. They definitely gather...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-19-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,896
Posted By n55x3
I think you are correct pinoyako, the standard I6...

I think you are correct pinoyako, the standard I6 will be pretty rare in X3s as there will only be one model year with it available (assuming the 2012s ship with the new 4 cylinder).

If I had to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-19-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By n55x3
While I can't say with 100% certainty, from...

While I can't say with 100% certainty, from looking at how our roof rails are installed it doesn't look like something you can add later. With no rails at all the roof is totally clean, so no there...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,896
Posted By n55x3
Agreed. From the small pieces I have read the...

Agreed. From the small pieces I have read the new I4 will make better HP/TQ numbers along with better MPG numbers so it really seems like a win win (that is until you factor in the potential for...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,896
Posted By n55x3
I could be wrong here but I also think the 2012...

I could be wrong here but I also think the 2012 will receive the new I4 turbo (N20) motor in replacement of the N52. The N52, while a sweet engine, is being phased out from everything I have read.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By n55x3
Well first and foremost, BMW lists the n/a 3.0...

Well first and foremost, BMW lists the n/a 3.0 litre in the X3 at 19/25 mpg compared to the turbo at 19/26.

We have gotten 27+ mpg on several highway trips recently. With an even mix of city and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-18-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,035
Posted By n55x3
In short I would say yes! The N55 is such a...

In short I would say yes!

The N55 is such a sweet engine, the sound it makes alone makes it worth buying in my opinion. I did think the diff in price was closer to $4k not $5k. Either way you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-13-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,069
Posted By n55x3
I am pretty sure that voice command button on the...

I am pretty sure that voice command button on the wheel should work with or without Nav. We use ours frequently to place calls and navigate through iDrive. It is pretty intuitive. One thing to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-06-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By n55x3
These N55 motors use direct infection tied to a...

These N55 motors use direct infection tied to a HPFP (high pressure fuel pump), both of which may be contributing to the sound you hear. These motors definitely sound different that a standard fuel...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-06-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By n55x3
The front license plate bracket will come with...

The front license plate bracket will come with your X3 and it will be your choice if you want to install or not, regardless of local laws. Just be sure to tell your dealer not to install and you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-29-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,575
Posted By n55x3
We've had ours for about 2 months and it is a...

We've had ours for about 2 months and it is a very fine vehicle. Just got back from a 1400 mile road trip through Michigan's UP and it did great. Saw anywhere from 24-27 mpg which is very...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-26-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,512
Posted By n55x3
Our rear access covers fall out too if the...

Our rear access covers fall out too if the tailgate is slammed shut too hard. Nothing I'm loosing sleep over or even mentioning to the dealer. I'll probably put a piece of electrical tape on the tabs...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-21-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,393
Posted By n55x3
I went with all OEM parts found in a kit here: ...

I went with all OEM parts found in a kit here:

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/index.cfm?action=MorePartInfo&PartID=957600&siteid=214672&catalogid=4462
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-20-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,393
Posted By n55x3
Nice write up. I did this a few weeks back on...

Nice write up. I did this a few weeks back on our n55 x3. Same steps as above. Was a very easy process. I personally feel it is very important to change the oil after the initial break in. ...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-25-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,974
Posted By n55x3
This is an important and relative statement. If...

This is an important and relative statement. If you get a puncture in the tread and run your run flats for a couple weeks with little or no air pressure you run a very high risk of damaging the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-25-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,974
Posted By n55x3
That is not entirely true. If you get a puncture...

That is not entirely true. If you get a puncture in a run flat you can plug it just the same as you would any other tire. $20 at any local tire store and you are on your way. Or you can get a tire...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-24-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,777
Posted By n55x3
Dinan is a good one and they have a bunch of...

Dinan is a good one and they have a bunch of experience with the n55. With that being said, UncleJ nailed it in regards to the warranty issues. These tunes will store all kinds of shadow logs...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-24-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,914
Posted By n55x3
Things like line pressure and shift points can be...

Things like line pressure and shift points can be adjusted electronically but I would suspect as the drivetrain loosens up a bit it will become a bit smoother.

How many miles on your X3?

My...
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