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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-15-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,362
Posted By TheWanderer
My first winter with my 5.0i and the summer perf...

My first winter with my 5.0i and the summer perf tires (19s) was an eye opener in that regard. I've never experienced a more complete lack of stopping or lateral traction in a vehicle until then. ...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-12-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By TheWanderer
You probably won't miss it much ;-)

You probably won't miss it much ;-)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-11-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By TheWanderer
Very nice, you'll love it. I almost bought a...

Very nice, you'll love it. I almost bought a 2010 S4, and decided that it was both too small for needs and I wanted to sit a bit higher, coming from a pickup at the time. It won't be quite as...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By TheWanderer
I haven't run up to those speeds with it, but I...

I haven't run up to those speeds with it, but I have noticed that in higher rpms (like when passing) it pulls harder. I'd like the additional torque they claim at lower rpms with the stage 2 upgrade...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By TheWanderer
Yeah, definitely notice it above 3k. Passing is...

Yeah, definitely notice it above 3k. Passing is effortless, 80-90mph comes as an afterthought. It's a lot of power. Sadly, I just put a new set of tires on since my stock runflats were toast. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-10-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By TheWanderer
New Dinan Stage 1 on my X5 5.0i!!

Just had this flash done today! I can definitely tell the difference. The SA said though that it takes a couple weeks (under "average" driving and start/stop cycles) to have all the systems...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-03-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,142
Posted By TheWanderer
The pissing match part of this thread has gone on...

The pissing match part of this thread has gone on long enough.. our Canuck buddies have just as much a sense of what lux is vs. mid-lux vs. everyday joe. The fact is though that once you get into...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By TheWanderer
Do you have the "Sport" button just below the...

Do you have the "Sport" button just below the gear selector? If so, you have adaptive drive. I wasn't aware you could get an m-sport package without it..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,601
Posted By TheWanderer
Can't speak to how the M differs from my 5.0i...

Can't speak to how the M differs from my 5.0i m-sport (w/adaptive drive), but I have driven a 5.0i without adaptive drive. It wallowed around in a manner almost like my old Navigator. That is to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-15-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,107
Posted By TheWanderer
You could definitely tell the difference, but...

You could definitely tell the difference, but which is better depends on a few things. Jet black will have a deeper mirror effect to it if it's clean and has a proper wax job. Some of the nicest...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-15-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,320
Posted By TheWanderer
Ooh, nicely done.

Ooh, nicely done.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-13-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By TheWanderer
Doesn't sound right.. I'd have the dealer check...

Doesn't sound right.. I'd have the dealer check that out. My '11 doesn't have that problem..
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-20-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By TheWanderer
My nevada black interior w/poplar (apologize for...

My nevada black interior w/poplar (apologize for the strange effect on the pic, the lens was dirty as it turned out. side effect of having a 3 year old..):
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-05-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,132
Posted By TheWanderer
I've had my '11 X5 5.0i now for a few days over...

I've had my '11 X5 5.0i now for a few days over two months. I did drive the '11 Cayenne S as well and really liked it. Loved it in fact. I honestly love my X5 though. The Cayenne may have had the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By TheWanderer
Ahh, not familiar with that issue although they...

Ahh, not familiar with that issue although they do say that just like the paint, you don't want to leave bugs or sap or anything else potentially corrosive on it for long periods of time.
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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By TheWanderer
On the clearbra thing, ironically, 3M bought...

On the clearbra thing, ironically, 3M bought their main competitor, Ventureshield. Ventureshield is usually the preferred solution, apparently because it generally had a smoother finish than 3M's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-29-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By TheWanderer
Oooh.. I had an interesting issue there one day...

Oooh.. I had an interesting issue there one day while washing my car. Keyfob in my pocket and when water from the hose hit the door handle, it locked and set the alarm.. I took the keyfob out of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,638
Posted By TheWanderer
Ride quality is informed by many factors of...

Ride quality is informed by many factors of course. Tires, suspension (spring, control arms, shocks), chassis design, seat quality, steering feel, etc. My experience with my X5 (19" wheels,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By TheWanderer
These are the 223M-style wheels. The only place...

These are the 223M-style wheels. The only place I've found the tire sizes so far (besides the tires themselves) are in the brochure for the X5.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By TheWanderer
um, one correction.. they're actually 10" width...

um, one correction.. they're actually 10" width rear rims, not 11. The 20" wheels in the m-sport package are 11" wide, and they take a 315 width tire. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By TheWanderer
Yes, they are OEM 19" rims. They're the 19"...

Yes, they are OEM 19" rims. They're the 19" option on the m-sport package, I haven't changed anything.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,942
Posted By TheWanderer
Yes, 285s are what's on the rear now. The 11"...

Yes, 285s are what's on the rear now. The 11" wide rear rim is out of spec range for a 255 width tire.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
Posted By TheWanderer
For my part, I agree. I do understand folk's...

For my part, I agree. I do understand folk's desire to shift the traditional way, but as good as this eight speed transmission is, all I really want now is a sub-20ms shift mode with proper paddles...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,452
Posted By TheWanderer
I can understand that. I down-sized from a F150,...

I can understand that. I down-sized from a F150, I don't want a huge vehicle. My wife drives a Navigator currently and it's also big, although smaller than many of it's peers these days vs. when it...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-27-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,452
Posted By TheWanderer
I've also seen that tossed around as a rendering...

I've also seen that tossed around as a rendering for an X4 design, so who knows what it really is. It appears too far away from the X5 design to be realistic to my eye though. I could buy it as a...
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