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Forum: F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current) 04-08-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,916
Posted By sarends
I have an 11 X5 with 42.5k miles. I'm unwilling...

I have an 11 X5 with 42.5k miles. I'm unwilling to own it without extended warranty as we've had several repairs made under the BMW WARRANTY that would have broken the bank (replaced all injectors...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 986
Posted By sarends
I don't care for run flats. I bought the...

I don't care for run flats. I bought the mobility kit and I run:

Vredestein Wintrac Nextremes in the winter and
Vredestein Sessantas in the summer

The Nextremes are somewhat similar in...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 11-17-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By sarends
We are the 2nd owner Arctic Silver 97 M3 Sedan...

We are the 2nd owner Arctic Silver 97 M3 Sedan Auto. Very very nice car. Has about 119k miles. Two sets tires: Vredestein Sessanta Summer and Nokian Hakkapelitta just installed two weeks ago. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,705
Posted By sarends
You mean the Q5 diesel would be a good diesel to...

You mean the Q5 diesel would be a good diesel to consider IF THE Q5 CAME AS TDI, right?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,705
Posted By sarends
DW's car is the X5 5.0 My DD work vehicle is...

DW's car is the X5 5.0

My DD work vehicle is the Touareg TDI - It is me that has to worry about image not DW and her X5. If and when we trade DW's X5 we might be looking at the Cayenne!
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-03-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,705
Posted By sarends
We have a 2011 X5 Xdrive 5.0 Sports Package,...

We have a 2011 X5 Xdrive 5.0 Sports Package, Adaptive Drive, HUD, staggered 20s - it is loaded. It is a great car - superb power and awesome handling! The X is mostly my wife's car (except for...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-03-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,687
Posted By sarends
Cayenne GTS all the way

Cayenne GTS all the way
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-09-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,483
Posted By sarends
I went with Ard's suggestion and had my toe in...

I went with Ard's suggestion and had my toe in set to the MINIMUM (as close to neutral) that the factory spec recommends. Keep in mind, there is a large range of what is "within range". Most...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By sarends
We have 2011 5.0 Sports Package Adaptive Drive -...

We have 2011 5.0 Sports Package Adaptive Drive - we both like it allot. Are you still running Run Flats?

Ours came with OEM 19" Style 335 wheels with Conti SSR Run Flats - I hated these tires. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,072
Posted By sarends
Interesting to compare the differences in...

Interesting to compare the differences in "vehicle experience" in this thread. As I read through the complaints here I thought back over my 42 years of vehicle ownership and driving. I am 58 years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-23-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,483
Posted By sarends
I went from Continental Contact 4X4 SSR Run Flats...

I went from Continental Contact 4X4 SSR Run Flats to Vredestein Wintrac 4 Xtremes (non run flat snow tires) about 2 months after I bought our X5 - the difference was significant - much softer and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-20-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,581
Posted By sarends
They don't make the Michelin Pilot Super Sports...

They don't make the Michelin Pilot Super Sports in a size that fits the E70.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 04-17-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,112
Posted By sarends
What does everyone think of the affect on the...

What does everyone think of the affect on the transmission that these N63 tunes might have?

I have had 3 turbo diesel pickups - 06 Dodge Cummins, 08 GMC Duramax and now 2012 Ford 6.7 L Scorpion. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-16-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,581
Posted By sarends
I just installed the Vredesteins on new Avant...

I just installed the Vredesteins on new Avant Garde M510 wheels. I went with the Vreds over the Contis because:

1) I already have Snow tires mounted on my OEM Style 335 19" wheels for winter...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-15-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,504
Posted By sarends
2011 Xdrive 5.0 17.8 MPG City (wife) 16.0...

2011 Xdrive 5.0

17.8 MPG City (wife)
16.0 MPG City (me)

Highway Trips at 85 MPH - 22.0 MPG
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By sarends
Very nice write up! I have an 11 5.0 with...

Very nice write up!

I have an 11 5.0 with Adaptive Drive - I love every minute in this car!

I have the style 335 19s but got rid of the run flats.

I just ordered 20s for summer setup - we...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-24-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 392
Posted By sarends
WTB: OEM 214 Wheels - (no tires needed)

I want to buy an OEM set of 20" 214 wheels

No tires needed
I am not interested in replicas or the black version of these wheels
Must be in good to excellent condition

Thanks, Steve
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-02-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,533
Posted By sarends
You got me thinking about my 2011 Sports Package...

You got me thinking about my 2011 Sports Package Xdrive50i with Adaptive Drive - I looked and I have an option:

S220A - Self-Leveling Suspension

I wonder how my car got this? I am not the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By sarends
BMW Factory Wheel/Tire 19" vs 20" ...

BMW Factory Wheel/Tire 19" vs 20"

Diameter 29" vs 28.7"

Sidewall 5.0" vs 4.3"

Circumference 91.2" vs 90.1"

Revs Per Mile 716 vs 724
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,339
Posted By sarends
Actually, if you have Adaptive Drive, you have no...

Actually, if you have Adaptive Drive, you have no choice but to be using AD 100% of the time - it cannot be turned off. The "Sport" Button below the gearshift implements a more aggressive adaptive...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-28-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By sarends
Thanks everyone! Looks like some of you...

Thanks everyone!

Looks like some of you missed it, but I actually decided upon the Vredestein Wintrac 4 Xtremes!

It came down to the Nokian Hakkapeliita R, the Michelin X-Ice I-2 and the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By sarends
OK, I ordered the Vredestein Wintrac Xtremes in...

OK, I ordered the Vredestein Wintrac Xtremes in 255/50/19

I am very excited to try them out! They sound like they meet my primary requirements - handling & good in the snow!

See info here -...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,626
Posted By sarends
Very quickly, wait the additional 4 weeks and pay...

Very quickly, wait the additional 4 weeks and pay the extra $50 per month!

I have a 2011 50i Sports Package with Adaptive Drive and I am loving every minute in the car. I drove quite a few...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-27-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By sarends
I am going to run my stock 19" wheels so the...

I am going to run my stock 19" wheels so the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA2 will not be an option because it does not come in 19's. We will spend the majority of the time on dry and paved roads, however...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-26-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By sarends
Experience Needed: Hakkapeliita vs Michelin X-Ice i-2

Does anyone have experience with these two snow tires?

Nokian Hakkapeliita R
Michelin X-Ice I-2

My requirements:

Quiet
Handling
Snow Performance
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