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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2013, 08:38 AM
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Views: 563
Posted By macming
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-26-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By macming
What is it doing? Mine comes off when I insert my...

What is it doing? Mine comes off when I insert my screw driver into the hole at the end the elbow. It helps when you rotate the elbow when the screw driver inserted.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-31-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,047
Posted By macming
I still love mine. The throttle response is way...

I still love mine. The throttle response is way better, and the car pulls harder with the chip installed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-25-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,769
Posted By macming
What about the difference in tire width? Style...

What about the difference in tire width? Style 214s are massively larger than most 19" BMW wheels :rofl:

Wider tires would lead to more rolling resistance, no?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By macming
WTB: 2011 X5 3.5i exhaust tip

I lost an exhaust tip today. Looking for a replacement.:rofl:
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By macming
Maybe it allows the engine to warm up quicker? Or...

Maybe it allows the engine to warm up quicker? Or it may deliver more low end torque? Who knows?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,017
Posted By macming
Wow, your lines look really good. How much track...

Wow, your lines look really good. How much track experience do you have?

From the first video, I think you might've been OK to push a bit harder in the corners. The tires sounds like they have a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By macming
Tailer Hitch: 2" to 1 1/4" Adapter Not Fitting?

Hi, I bought a curt hitch for my 2011 X5, and I needed a 2" to 1 1/4" adapter in order to use my bike rack.

There is about 1/4" of play at the 2" end. It's as if the adapter is small way too small...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-17-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,543
Posted By macming
They are available on Tirerack!

They are available on Tirerack!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-15-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By macming
I had to take the piggyback off the car due to...

I had to take the piggyback off the car due to the fact the car was due for inspection I, an oil change and a new alarm module. All in all, I drove around with the X5 is stock mode for a few weeks....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-15-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By macming
I didn't do the measurement, my mechanic did....

I didn't do the measurement, my mechanic did. Maybe it wasn't off by 3/4", but the wishbone on the right side was definitely shorter than the one on the left.

Visually, I could see very subtly...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-11-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By macming
I got into the shop today, and we determined that...

I got into the shop today, and we determined that the wish bone was bent by 3/4". It definitely is a culprit and I have a new one coming.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By macming
I'm interested in your camber settings, as my X5...

I'm interested in your camber settings, as my X5 has +0.5 degree camber on the front right. I'm in the process of tracking the issue down :) Like you said, tires for the X5 is expensive!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 777
Posted By macming
Typically you set camber before making toe...

Typically you set camber before making toe adjustments. Put it this way, adjusting your camber changes your toe, not the other way around :)

Are your front camber negative or positive?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,932
Posted By macming
Thanks for the response. The issue is that the...

Thanks for the response. The issue is that the rubber is ripping in 1.5 ~ 2" strips on the outer edge of the tire. Plus 0.5 degree of positive camber seems a bit much :( It's something I'd like to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,932
Posted By macming
My SA tried that line on me. But my right front...

My SA tried that line on me. But my right front tire shows the effect of positive camber. I get the M3 aligned on the same rack, and it works pretty well.

The BMW rack is more accurate since it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,932
Posted By macming
So I'd only get half a degree if I switched to...

So I'd only get half a degree if I switched to the -30mm camber arm? Maybe it's worthwhile to grab the wishbone as well just in case it's bent.

From my research, the likely candidate is the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,932
Posted By macming
How many degrees of negative camber will the...

How many degrees of negative camber will the -30mm arm provide?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By macming
My 3.5i is exactly like that. Black residue...

My 3.5i is exactly like that. Black residue collects around the tail pipe. It drives perfectly normal, so I'm not worried about it.

Ming
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-05-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,932
Posted By macming
Did you ever get your positive camber fixed? I...

Did you ever get your positive camber fixed? I got an alignment done only to realize that I have +0.5 degree camber. I'm leaning towards fixing mine, but I'm curious what your experience is.

I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-05-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By macming
I looked at this diagram, and would it be...

I looked at this diagram, and would it be possible to get positive camber if the wishbone (part #10) was bent?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-05-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By macming
There are horizontal tears on the outer edge of...

There are horizontal tears on the outer edge of the front passenger tire. I believe the symptom confirms the positive camber problem.

The issue isn't terrible, but I think still should have it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-27-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 407
Posted By macming
Key Memory, how doe sit work?

I'm having a hard time to associate the seat, steering wheel and mirrors position to specific keys. On my M3, when I open the door, the seat will automatically be set to my setting, where as the X5...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-25-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By macming
It's silly how BMW designed this one. Oh well. ...

It's silly how BMW designed this one. Oh well.

See the realoem link? It clearly shows two control arms for the X5 :(
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-24-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,486
Posted By macming
This particular alignment machine takes a...

This particular alignment machine takes a measurement before the device to center the wheel is put in place, and takes a final measurement after the wheel is centered. I'm good friends with the...
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