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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 784
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-10-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,097
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Took us quite a while to figure out this same...

Took us quite a while to figure out this same issue.:p
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,539
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Also keep in mind that the 20in tire uses the...

Also keep in mind that the 20in tire uses the extended flares due to the larger tire width and wheel offset. The stock 20's are staggered tires: 20x10 (front) & 20x11 (rear). The stock 18" wheels...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-24-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,539
Posted By Brother_Bluto
I've got my winter 19" wheels on... and for me...

I've got my winter 19" wheels on... and for me the look of my flares with the mudflaps on the 19's just makes me wish spring was here to put the 20's back on. They look good with the 20's, but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,009
Posted By Brother_Bluto
The TPMS change on the X5 occured at the 10/2010...

The TPMS change on the X5 occured at the 10/2010 production date. My 2011 X5d was built just prior and uses the old TPMS. I beleive that it is a different frequency, so if you use the wrong one,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Can a manufacturer sell outside of the OE...

Can a manufacturer sell outside of the OE channel... the answer is it depends on what kind of contracts are in place between the manufacturer and the OE. We run across new OE wheels sometimes...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By Brother_Bluto
As said, they will be stamped with the BMW part...

As said, they will be stamped with the BMW part number. They should also be stamped with Dicastal and Made in China. Nothing to worry about - Dicastal manufactures the 334 for BMW - if they have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,287
Posted By Brother_Bluto
No question there are some compromises with the...

No question there are some compromises with the 20"... and everyone has different likes and opinions. Frankly, I don't like the looks of big wheels with low profile tires on most vehicles. For me,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-04-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,287
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Found them on ebay. Had kept an eye out for a...

Found them on ebay. Had kept an eye out for a couple of months for a pair of 18 or 19 take-offs for use in the winter. Ran across a set style #334 19" for around $1200 from a speed shop in CA. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-03-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,287
Posted By Brother_Bluto
I have both a set of 20's and a set of 19's. I...

I have both a set of 20's and a set of 19's. I love the look of the 20" wheels on my X5 (Sport Activity option). I haven't had the uneaven wear or other issues I've read about here. Note that the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Do you know if your second set of wheels have the...

Do you know if your second set of wheels have the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) valves installed? If so, then as they said just re-initialize once the wheels/tires are put on. If they...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,779
Posted By Brother_Bluto
If both sets of tires are mounted on wheels......

If both sets of tires are mounted on wheels... then all you need is a jackstand and a lug wrench. If your other set of tires are not mounted... then yes, you will need to go to a tire shop to mount...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-03-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Style #375 (M Performance wheels)

Style #375 (M Performance wheels)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,934
Posted By Brother_Bluto
I like the sport seats. A little different...

I like the sport seats. A little different getting out of them, but no issues with comfort on long drives.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,047
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Black SM with Oyster. Love the contrast. Looked...

Black SM with Oyster. Love the contrast. Looked at the Sand Beige, but the all beige carpet, seats & headliner were too much for me. Looked to "buttery" for my taste.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Brother_Bluto
I'm keeping the 20's for summer use - love the...

I'm keeping the 20's for summer use - love the look and so far happy with tire wear/ride. The 19's with all-season RF's that I picked up on EB are for my winter use.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-25-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Also keep an eye on EBay for take-offs. I just...

Also keep an eye on EBay for take-offs. I just picked up a set of 19" OE take-off wheels (#334) with the OE provided A/S RF tires for $1200. I was going to go with used, reconditioned or even...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-24-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Brother_Bluto
No argument there. :cry: It's the joys of having...

No argument there. :cry: It's the joys of having a corporate phone - We don't allow Apple products and this is the only 4G +Global capable phone the company supports/allows. :thumbdwn:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Keep an eye on e-bay. My X5d has the 20's, but...

Keep an eye on e-bay. My X5d has the 20's, but just picked up a full set of 19" OE #334 take-offs (wheels & the stock A/S RF tires) off ebay to use as my winter set. Paid $1200 and the tires have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,157
Posted By Brother_Bluto
X5/Razr M Bluetooth problem fixed

I thought I would share an issue I was having with my new Droid Razr M and my 2011 X5D in case others have a similar issue. To start with, my old Droid X and an HTC increadible2 had no issues...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-08-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By Brother_Bluto
It is part of Premium Sound, but also as a...

It is part of Premium Sound, but also as a stand-alone option (atleast in 2011). It is optioned on my X5d (and using it). The dealer was supposed to activate, but was still only getting the preview...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-06-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,745
Posted By Brother_Bluto
I've got them on my 2011 X5 35d. The 2012 X5 35d...

I've got them on my 2011 X5 35d. The 2012 X5 35d at the dealer I recently looked at had them as well.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-31-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,465
Posted By Brother_Bluto
+1 on the Lexol... but no issues so far with the...

+1 on the Lexol... but no issues so far with the Oyster so far. We test drove a couple with the of new vehicles with the beige seets, floors & headliner. The air vents were already adding a black...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,071
Posted By Brother_Bluto
My rear windows came with the factory tint. I...

My rear windows came with the factory tint. I had ceramic tint put on the front, rears and sunroof and used a shop the dealer works with, who also did my past MINI and a couple of cars owned by...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-27-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,919
Posted By Brother_Bluto
Been getting 24mpg with approx a 60/40 split...

Been getting 24mpg with approx a 60/40 split (hwy/city). She is running 20's, so would expect slightly better if I had 18" tires.
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