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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,514
Posted By shark715
Our opinion of the DWS's would respectably be...

Our opinion of the DWS's would respectably be somewhat different than Clinkinfo's. While their winter performance was very good for an all season tire (have had them on both the X5 with 20 inch...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-06-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,514
Posted By shark715
If you want to run 20 inch winter tires, I was...

If you want to run 20 inch winter tires, I was able to find BMW OEM replica wheels (they are damn good replicas, even have the same mold marks as the OEM wheels) from Direct Performance, who told me...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By shark715
I'm definitely with you on the M sport exterior. ...

I'm definitely with you on the M sport exterior.

Aside from this issue my first choice would be the X3. But I find the bottom seat cushion on the standard X3 seat to be too short, and on trips...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-03-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By shark715
Bummer. Thanks for sharing. With my long...

Bummer. Thanks for sharing. With my long thighs, looks like I'm going with a Q5 with sport seats (and the adjustable thigh support). For me, it's a important feature. My wife's X5 has them, and...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-31-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By shark715
Sports seats without M sport package?

A while back someone here posted that they were told by a BMW representative at the New York auto show that sport seats would be available as a standalone option without the M sport package for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-24-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By shark715
Brake pad life

We have a 2011 50i with 21,000 miles. The truck has the original brake pads. The vehicle info display claims that the rear brake pads have about 29,000 miles left to go, and the front brake pads have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By shark715
Perhaps I'm just lucky, but I have my winter...

Perhaps I'm just lucky, but I have my winter tires mounted on the aftermarket wheels, and after more than 10k miles and some pretty whopper potholes (I live in New Jersey) I've had no issues at all. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By shark715
Someone PM'ed me to ask how these wheels worked...

Someone PM'ed me to ask how these wheels worked out. I'm happy to report no issues whatsoever. It would be completely foolish to pay BMW's crazy prices for these!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-10-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 967
Posted By shark715
Oil Change Interval

It's only been 5 months and 5000 miles since my truck's first oil change, but the CBS is saying my oil should be changed again in 350 miles. I use the truck mostly for commuting to work, one way, 12...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,514
Posted By shark715
No doubt 18's or 19's will be better in the snow...

No doubt 18's or 19's will be better in the snow versus the wider 20's, but for me I like the look of the 20's...that's why I paid the extra $ for them to start with, and I would prefer to have that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,514
Posted By shark715
There are several different non run flat all...

There are several different non run flat all season tires in our size, but the only winter tires that I've seen in our size are Pirelli Scorpions, and they are run flats...have them on my '11 50i. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By shark715
The music is on my Media Card, but nothing on my...

The music is on my Media Card, but nothing on my Blackberry is encrypted. When I connect the Blackberry to either USB port it does go into "nightstand" mode as yours does, and it asks me if I want...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By shark715
Thanks for responding, Hyde. I was not aware...

Thanks for responding, Hyde. I was not aware that you need to be in Mass Storage Mode. But now I have Mass Storage Mode turned on, and the vehicle still does not seem to realize that the Blackberry...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By shark715
Check out Direct Performance in Deerfield Beach...

Check out Direct Performance in Deerfield Beach FL. They have a store on Ebay. I bought 20 inch wheels to mount the winter tires on my '11 50i, I was extremely pleased, and the price was terrific. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-06-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 930
Posted By shark715
Storing Music from Blackberry 9300

I have an '11 x5 50i, and I want to store music from the Media Player on my Blackberry 9300 to the truck's music collection. Is a Blackberry 9300 a "suitable" USB device for this? Pursuant to page...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-30-2012, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By shark715
I agree the narrower tires would likely have a...

I agree the narrower tires would likely have a bit more traction in the snow, but I like the look of the 315's on the car...winter or summer.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By shark715
Well, two more weeks have passed and I have not...

Well, two more weeks have passed and I have not have to add coolant again, so I'm guessing that when they replaced the hose they simply neglected to get all the air out of the system.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By shark715
I'm also in New Jersey with an '11 50i. I bought...

I'm also in New Jersey with an '11 50i. I bought Pirelli Scorpions, which are the only winter (not all season) tires I could find in the sizes we need, RFT or non RFT (they are RFT's). I had some...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By shark715
The truck is so new BMW shows no previous...

The truck is so new BMW shows no previous service/repair records for the truck at all...just had the first (free) oil change done when they replaced the hose. I don't see any indication that the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-14-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By shark715
This has developed into a real issue. I'm having...

This has developed into a real issue. I'm having to add coolant to my truck regularly, not much, just a cup or two, but it should be rare that I should have to add coolant, correct? I bought my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By shark715
Michael, I sent you a PM.

Michael, I sent you a PM.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By shark715
Thanks, btw, how often does BMW specify the...

Thanks, btw, how often does BMW specify the coolant be changed? I don't see anything in the manuals at all.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By shark715
Coolant

Just noticed the coolant needs to be topped off on my '11 50i. What kind of coolant do I need? In the owners manual I see that BMW recommends their own brand, but the BMW dealers here are closed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By shark715
TPMS Installation

I'm buying new (BMW OEM) wheels for my winter tires, so I need to get sensors for them. I think I will order them from Tire Rack as they are far less $ than the dealer price. Can I assume that any...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-25-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By shark715
DIY Oil Change for 50i

In order to lengthen engine life, I'm thinking of performing an extra oil change on my 50i in between the ones the CBS system calls for. I like to let it drain overnight to get as much crap out of...
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