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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Advocate
I know this topic has been debated a lot, but I...

I know this topic has been debated a lot, but I am running non-run flats for winter set up and the ride is great. When my RFT expire, I'm going with non-RTFs.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By Advocate
I haven't seen that color combo before. Nice. I...

I haven't seen that color combo before. Nice. I agree with your report on the seats. Great side support too. Good luck with the new X5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Advocate
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,726
Posted By Advocate
Pax, thanks for starting this post. Very...

Pax, thanks for starting this post. Very interesting. After reading this post for the last hour and watching the evening news, I'm going to buy the new Ford F150 before my 4 years/or 50K miles is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By Advocate
Buyers could order the compact spare for $150....

Buyers could order the compact spare for $150. They still can. Even with the run flats. BMW doesn't do this with all vehicles. There was no real option for the 535i. I had to put something together....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Advocate
Someone with more knowledge may post on this...

Someone with more knowledge may post on this (like Ard). I don't know about the noise. Never had an issue like that. As for Winterizing, I do a very good polish and wax before the snow hits. I also...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Advocate
I agree. I just put a new snow package on today....

I agree. I just put a new snow package on today. Running Nokian R2 SUV tire this year. No-run flats on 18" stock 210 BMW rims I picked up used. I don't like the look of the rims. If I could get them...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,026
Posted By Advocate
Space grey? Nice and welcome! I have the running...

Space grey? Nice and welcome! I have the running boards, but don't find them helpful. Seem more decorative than functional.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By Advocate
Welcome. Nice update. TN has mild weather...

Welcome. Nice update. TN has mild weather compared to Upstate NY, so I think your choice of tires will be fine. I'm putting the Hakk snows on this weekend, but need something a bit more aggressive....
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,171
Posted By Advocate
I really like the wheels. Considered plastic coat...

I really like the wheels. Considered plastic coat at one point for a cheaper alternative than powder coat. Nice! And welcome.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Advocate
I am about to change out my winter set up running...

I am about to change out my winter set up running Dunlops Graspic DS-3. They ran like rocks due to run flat materials. I never got stuck in snow, but there were plenty of spin outs in snow packed...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 10-10-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Advocate
I has similar experience with my 2003. Reviewed...

I has similar experience with my 2003. Reviewed all the posts and the BAV video. The cables were actually tucked up and taped to wall by rear glove box similar to your photo D. I could barely reach...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-30-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Advocate
I agree, good post. But you are leaving us...

I agree, good post. But you are leaving us hanging. What are you moving on to?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 09-04-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Advocate
Buy a good battery tender and forget about it. I...

Buy a good battery tender and forget about it. I found link below on the current battery tender brand I have. Note that they suggest checking on the unit, so ignore my advise. I've stored my cars...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 08-24-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,256
Posted By Advocate
Great review. I'm still on the 2012 year model,...

Great review. I'm still on the 2012 year model, and on fence about moving to new X5 model year when I'm ready to trade. However, you review peaked my interest again. Thanks.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Advocate
East Bay in California had three units in stock...

East Bay in California had three units in stock when I called their parts department. You may want to give them a call or wait for stock.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Advocate
Update

UPDATE: I just updated another post on the Aux Input cable. I retried the install and got it right this time. The center vent came out very easy and the total time it took to reset the cables took...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By Advocate
Nice. Welcome.

Nice. Welcome.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE: I finally figured things out. I decided...

UPDATE: I finally figured things out. I decided to review my initial install. Removed vent (which came out with ease this time) and reviewed how the aux plug was plugging into the head unit. On my...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-06-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By Advocate
Post update when you can. Welcome.

Post update when you can. Welcome.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Advocate
kuangjinqi, welcome to the site. I have been...

kuangjinqi, welcome to the site. I have been lurking on the X5 forums for a few years, but just picked up a 2003 Z4. Fun car and I just upgraded the aux input ashtray kit. I'm in the NE area and most...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-04-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Advocate
jcutrell, Thanks for responding. I don't...

jcutrell, Thanks for responding. I don't understand your suggestion. The plug was purchased from BMW as factory unit. Do you think I plugged it in the back of the radio wrong or a pin in the plug...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-03-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Advocate
UPDATE: I tried using the Iphone 5 with same...

UPDATE: I tried using the Iphone 5 with same cable I'm using in Z4, and it works great just plugging into AUX input in X5. The X5 allows AUX input adjustments. I've searched the posts and find some...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Advocate
Thanks Chickdr for responding. I looked at Bav...

Thanks Chickdr for responding. I looked at Bav Sound when I owned a 330CI. Didn't have a great deal of luck with the DICE unit back then. Got feed back when car was running. I have a DPS in the 2003...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-02-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By Advocate
New Aux Input Installed

Took forever to locate an ashtray aux input kit for the 2003 BMW Z4, but finally found a dealer in CA that had one in stock. Parts were on pack order for a bit from BMW. After much anticipation and...
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