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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-09-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,120
Posted By rtcage
3M Crystalline is pretty impressive.

3M Crystalline is pretty impressive.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By rtcage
Forum: Exterior 05-23-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By rtcage
Rear bike rack for X5 (maybe others)

I need to haul two bikes, so I am selling this barely used BMW bike rack for my X5. $350. Must pick up in So. Cal.

Here is the rack if you want to check compatibility. Pretty sure it also...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By rtcage
I paid $80 for the fronts. This was the same...

I paid $80 for the fronts. This was the same shop that charges $700+ for high end films (Huper, Crystalline, etc.) on the entire car. The fronts are relatively easy to do and it's not a lot of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By rtcage
I've had ceramics in the past. I looked at...

I've had ceramics in the past. I looked at Wincos which I have on other cars, but the best match I found was either 3M FX Premium or 3M High Performance. I can't remember which one it was but I do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,837
Posted By rtcage
The voice recognition for me is an easy sacrifice...

The voice recognition for me is an easy sacrifice to avoid the file management issues of having to update with other libraries.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-13-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,837
Posted By rtcage
I'm surprised that they even bothered to include...

I'm surprised that they even bothered to include a hard drive. Seems redundant given the many other superior ways to play a music library in the car.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By rtcage
check these threads. First mentions someone who...

check these threads. First mentions someone who had to also use spacers to prevent vibration after the boring was done. Second just has a lot of discussion of someone who made it work:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-12-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By rtcage
I think you need to ask yourself whether those...

I think you need to ask yourself whether those wheels are nice enough to justify the risk of things going terribly wrong. I like these wheels and discovered the availability problem back in early...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,826
Posted By rtcage
I'm noticing more noise than I would expect from...

I'm noticing more noise than I would expect from the windshield.

OP: did you ever take it in? What was the response/solution?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,892
Posted By rtcage
If it's at least moderately reliable, probably 5...

If it's at least moderately reliable, probably 5 to 7 years. It it's unreliable, the minute the factory warranty is up which will probably be 3 1/2 years.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By rtcage
In the hands of my son, that door is classified...

In the hands of my son, that door is classified as a weapon of mass destruction.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By rtcage
Park next to a large SUV where the rear wheel...

Park next to a large SUV where the rear wheel well is built into the curvature of the rear passenger door (Tahoes, Sequoias, etc.). Then imagine a young child opening that puppy with full force into...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,993
Posted By rtcage
I am surprised that many are boosting the bass. ...

I am surprised that many are boosting the bass. I am a big fan of bass, but actually find the default setting too high, mainly for my iPod.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,483
Posted By rtcage
The only other thing to remember is that the X6...

The only other thing to remember is that the X6 wheels will not fit without some modification. I can't remember if the front or rears are the problem, but I decided to stay away from X6 takeoffs...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,737
Posted By rtcage
Based on that I assume "random" is resets every...

Based on that I assume "random" is resets every time the car is powered off?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2010, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By rtcage
I just got an update and the car was released to...

I just got an update and the car was released to the carrier yesterday. Finally! I hope to pick it up tomorrow.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-28-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By rtcage
My dealer is pretty much useless so I am relying...

My dealer is pretty much useless so I am relying on others to figure out what's going on.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By rtcage
Well I will be vigorously crossing my fingers...

Well I will be vigorously crossing my fingers until Thursday when I get the next update. In addition to wanting the car, it would be nice to get it before 12/31 so I can deduct the $700+ license fee...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By rtcage
Anyone else on the West Coast expecting a car soon?

My X5 is supposed to arrive at the VPC in Oxnard this week (left from SC on the train 12/14) and I am wondering how soon they will get it out to the dealer. My contact isn't the greatest with info,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-21-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By rtcage
Nothing is fast in Hawaii, right?

Nothing is fast in Hawaii, right?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,623
Posted By rtcage
I'm in California, awaiting my X5 with the sports...

I'm in California, awaiting my X5 with the sports package. I didn't get the spare and am curious how the RFTs will ride. If I don't like them I will probably use them until the tread is gone and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,082
Posted By rtcage
Well, as it turned out the dealer was wrong and...

Well, as it turned out the dealer was wrong and the car left via train on 12/14 and was due in Oxnard (I assume he didn't mean to the dealer) on 12/29 per dealerspeed. It sounds like it's possible...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,402
Posted By rtcage
You should change the title of this thread to "If...

You should change the title of this thread to "If you are waiting for your X5 to arrive, don't read this." Seriosly, you're making me want to back out. :eek:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-15-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,082
Posted By rtcage
Nice! Maybe there's hope that mine is actually...

Nice! Maybe there's hope that mine is actually there too. I vaguely recall the dealer saying something about BMW doing work on their systems so I am wondering if this may have caused dealerspeed,...
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