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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By SoCaLE39
And this is why I'm considering a 35d now. Love...

And this is why I'm considering a 35d now. Love the power of the 50i but it seems the N63 longevity is questionable in comparison.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-01-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By SoCaLE39
Ha! I saw that thread and couldn't believe what I...

Ha! I saw that thread and couldn't believe what I was reading. My plan is to pickup a clean car I can actually drive before buying, dealer or private party doesn't matter to me. After that I've been...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By SoCaLE39
Taking my time and watching the market. 50i would...

Taking my time and watching the market. 50i would be my first choice but if I found a well equipped diesel I'd consider it and just buy a tune. I missed out on a nice one-owner diesel that was up for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By SoCaLE39
Hope you prepared yourself for rod bearing...

Hope you prepared yourself for rod bearing replacement as PM. Same bearing issues as E60 M5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-28-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By SoCaLE39
Hope you prepared yourself for rod bearing...

Hope you prepared yourself for rod bearing replacement as PM. Same bearing issues as E60 M5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By SoCaLE39
Might be. All my cars have single stage and quite...

Might be. All my cars have single stage and quite frankly what's the point in having a dual stage aside from having to replace a sensor every brake job. I think one reminder letting you know to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By SoCaLE39
I was actually surprised at how quick the 8 speed...

I was actually surprised at how quick the 8 speed shifted while in sport mode. Nothing earth-shattering but still so much quicker than other cars I've driven.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By SoCaLE39
Well, I got a chance to drive a 35d and 50i...

Well, I got a chance to drive a 35d and 50i today. I wasn't considering the 35d at first but I'm throwing it up on the radar. 50i has great power all around and I think I'd prefer the 50i however I'm...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-26-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By SoCaLE39
If your sensor hasn't been worn, there really is...

If your sensor hasn't been worn, there really is no need to replace it. You only need to replace it once its worn through at which point the idrive will let you know brakes need replacing.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By SoCaLE39
I've found quite a few very clean 48i examples...

I've found quite a few very clean 48i examples specifically 2010 model years. Of course the only concern with the 48i is the power in comparison to the 50i. With the recent N63 campaign I've been...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By SoCaLE39
Just FYI, not all rotors are the same. Different...

Just FYI, not all rotors are the same. Different grades of iron make for different qualities of rotors. I'm running Zinc platted ECS Tuning drilled/slotted on my E46 and aside from a little more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-21-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By SoCaLE39
I love it when people make comments about the lic...

I love it when people make comments about the lic plate being displayed. Just think about how many people can see your plate driving around and that's local....much higher risk of someone local doing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 734
Posted By SoCaLE39
From E60 M5 to E70 X5 - Looking at 48i vs 50i

Yep, the time has come and looking to move on after owning my M5 for about 3 years. Car is awesome but with my wife and I doing more camping/hiking trips, the X5 seems to make the most sense.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 991
Posted By SoCaLE39
If you have a good SA, he'll have no problem...

If you have a good SA, he'll have no problem verbally reviewing the service records with you however the new policy prevents them from providing a printout that would have previous owner information.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By SoCaLE39
I think silver would look real good on your X

I think silver would look real good on your X
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-18-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By SoCaLE39
I've been searching for an X5 50i myself very...

I've been searching for an X5 50i myself very similar to this but what I've found amazing is that most of the M Sport models I've come across aren't well equipped which is surprising.
Forum: Cars - Private Party 04-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 614
Posted By SoCaLE39
FS: 2006 M5 - Well Optioned w/ Tasteful Mods

Whether you are looking for power, speed, comfort or all the above, the E60 M5 is truly in a class of its own. Delivering 520hp from an exotic sounding V10, this M5 is capable of reaching...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By SoCaLE39
Repairable but if it were me I'd push for having...

Repairable but if it were me I'd push for having it totaled and get a replacement. Will be interesting to see what the insurance estimate comes back with.

Good to hear you are ok and thanks for...
Forum: California 03-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By SoCaLE39
E60 OEM Alcantara Headliner Upgrade Set

Just wanted all the locals to know, I've got a few sets of OEM M5 Alcantara headliner setups for sale. This is an awesome upgrade and I'm selling them for cheap. Have everything you need to do the...
Forum: Interior 03-06-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By SoCaLE39
Still have some good sets left....

Still have some good sets left....
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-06-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By SoCaLE39
An aftermarket BBK is really a waste of money....

An aftermarket BBK is really a waste of money. More people do it just to say they have a BBK.......a poor investment if you ask me. For under $1k you can get a full M5 brake setup and have amazing...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By SoCaLE39
If you are looking to upgrade your brakes without...

If you are looking to upgrade your brakes without dropping $3-$7k the OEM M5 brakes will fit and provide tons of braking power.....more than you'll ever need to use.
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By SoCaLE39
20x10 Front, 20x11 rear :) ...

20x10 Front, 20x11 rear :)

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r211/socale39/2006%20M5/Exterior%20Mods/IMG_7555_SML_zps67a84816.jpg...
Forum: E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010) 03-02-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 808
Posted By SoCaLE39
Mtech is the best looking on a non-M E60 in my...

Mtech is the best looking on a non-M E60 in my opinion.
Forum: Interior 03-01-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,508
Posted By SoCaLE39
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