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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Rickm5X3
4.8is was highly touted for sure. I loved the...

4.8is was highly touted for sure. I loved the sounds and it had great steering feel. But the slightly less powerful 4.8i we moved to felt quicker and handled better as well, even if a bit artificial...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-04-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By Rickm5X3
any squealing from the Akebonos?

any squealing from the Akebonos?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Rickm5X3
Meh. Still like the 4.8i better and the 4.4 twin...

Meh. Still like the 4.8i better and the 4.4 twin turbo even better. Lots of 35i owners and fans. It's all good.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Rickm5X3
Good points. I'm probably focused on power...

Good points. I'm probably focused on power delivery right off idle. The 4.8i always feels like it gives its all from idle and 35i takes time (measured in seconds or half seconds to come alive). ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-03-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Rickm5X3
I've owned 2 E53s and 2 E70s. I think the E70...

I've owned 2 E53s and 2 E70s. I think the E70 was a significant jump in terms of reliability, electronics, and size. E53 was just a bit too small and had a long list of quirks. Liked the driving...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Rickm5X3
This is seriously funny. Good use of proclivity....

This is seriously funny. Good use of proclivity.

Outside of an obvious leak or white smoke from exhaust, I think the 4.8i is still a great all round choice.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By Rickm5X3
12k? Nice work. Rears last around 10k for me.

12k? Nice work. Rears last around 10k for me.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-26-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By Rickm5X3
Can someone give me the Cliffnotes on this...

Can someone give me the Cliffnotes on this thread? Long live BMW, long live Toyota.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,177
Posted By Rickm5X3
Upon start up, floor it until the rev limiter...

Upon start up, floor it until the rev limiter kicks in, then gently drive away.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rickm5X3
Schomp used to be good. That was when it was a...

Schomp used to be good. That was when it was a small dealership on Broadway in front of the Honda dealership and everyone went home at a reasonable time. 50 cars on the lot at any given time. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By Rickm5X3
Post of the day winner.

Post of the day winner.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-20-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rickm5X3
Have you tried Turtle Wax Black Box? Found that...

Have you tried Turtle Wax Black Box? Found that to be a good product on my Jet Black X3. The Meguiars Quik Wax spray can also be applied (accidentally) to black plastic - no white and gives it a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-19-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rickm5X3
Great looking E70. Enjoy.

Great looking E70. Enjoy.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rickm5X3
Good vocabulary right there!

Good vocabulary right there!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-18-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rickm5X3
Labor seems to be good at the SC plant. Friday...

Labor seems to be good at the SC plant. Friday before coastal flooding perhaps?;)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By Rickm5X3
Just as a reference point, mine hasn't called for...

Just as a reference point, mine hasn't called for oil since last change and it has been 10k miles. So either it doesn't burn much or the sensor is broken. Either one is a good possibility.

But...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-17-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rickm5X3
50i is too much power and not usable day to day? ...

50i is too much power and not usable day to day? Oh oh, calling bullsh@t alert here.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-15-2016, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By Rickm5X3
I guess me. I'm adding a Tundra TRD Pro to the...

I guess me. I'm adding a Tundra TRD Pro to the garage. I just need to have one car on hand that has rock solid reliability.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Rickm5X3
Love it -- "Handy man special." I almost want to...

Love it -- "Handy man special." I almost want to adopt it on principle alone. So much car for the price of a carbon framed road bike.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rickm5X3
The CPO 4.8i we bought back in early 2012 needed...

The CPO 4.8i we bought back in early 2012 needed brakes within 3000 miles. The dealer did a relatively cheap brake/rotor replacement for me, but they never agreed with my view that the brakes could...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By Rickm5X3
If I had to sum it up with one general idea --...

If I had to sum it up with one general idea -- Absolutely do not compromise or settle for a particular X5 unless it is THE one. Don't rationalize away some option that you really want (e.g., Adaptive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By Rickm5X3
If you haven't driven one yet, definitely do so. ...

If you haven't driven one yet, definitely do so. You will either be content with where you are or begin rationalizing how to get in one as soon as possible! We tow a lot with ours all over Colorado...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-01-2016, 08:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By Rickm5X3
Try the F15 X5M. It'll change your view of the...

Try the F15 X5M. It'll change your view of the F15 platform. I was shocked at how good it was. Minimum 98k price of entry though . . .
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By Rickm5X3
I ran a fresh set of DWS last winter in the 20...

I ran a fresh set of DWS last winter in the 20 inch staggered size - 315 rear and 275 front. They were fine in some fairly tough conditions, but of course not as confidence inspiring as a dedicated...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Rickm5X3
Not since I quit using snake oil.

Not since I quit using snake oil.
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