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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-23-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,064
Posted By derSpeed
I am also considering the same cars in my list...

I am also considering the same cars in my list of possibilities. I have much experience with both brands. I can say that the Mercedes will coddle you more. The build quality is really good as...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 747
Posted By derSpeed
If you don't mind, what are your offsets?

If you don't mind, what are your offsets?
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,288
Posted By derSpeed
Well, I did say "had" the lowest prices. They...

Well, I did say "had" the lowest prices. They were having a sale. Turner was more when I bought mine. And, ECS Tuning will never get my money again.

I had a great experience with BV, so I would...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 92,064
Posted By derSpeed
I just had the dealership replace my transfer...

I just had the dealership replace my transfer case actuator motor and valve cover yesterday. I plan to keep the car for a little while longer, so It was worth it. Plus, I have a 328i GT as a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-25-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,288
Posted By derSpeed
Not sure of the part #s. I got my Eibachs at...

Not sure of the part #s. I got my Eibachs at Tire Rack and the shocks, mounts, struts, bearings and spring pads at BV Auto. I searched and those two companies had the lowest prices.

You'll...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-16-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By derSpeed
That sounds good.

That sounds good.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By derSpeed
I'm glad you found a reputable Remus retailer. I...

I'm glad you found a reputable Remus retailer. I didn't think there were any left. I installed a Carlsson exhaust on my Mercedes W204 that I am certain was made in the same place the as the Remus...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,664
Posted By derSpeed
Do you know the offset? Thanks.

Do you know the offset?

Thanks.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 06-28-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
E83 WTB 192s
Views: 206
Posted By derSpeed
WTB 192s

I am looking for two 18x9 style 192 wheels. They are for an E83. Any cosmetic condition is okay as I am going to have them refinished. Please, no bends, structural damage or previously powder...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By derSpeed
Hey, I'm not knockin' ya. Just an FYI from...

Hey, I'm not knockin' ya. Just an FYI from expereince. :)
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,144
Posted By derSpeed
I currently have ceramic pads. There is almost...

I currently have ceramic pads. There is almost no dust at all. Zince coating is a waste of time. It still corrodes (pretty fast) if you drive in areas where salt is used on the roads. I currently...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By derSpeed
Sixspeedz, nice work. I used G2 paint on a...

Sixspeedz, nice work. I used G2 paint on a previous car. It works well. I'm diggin' the 191s too.

FYI for anyone condiering this: Last fall, I painted my X3's calipers using black Duplicolor...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-10-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By derSpeed
I just did mine two weeks ago using the same DIY....

I just did mine two weeks ago using the same DIY. It is basically like any other suspension upgrade. You really don't need special tools. A spring compressor is a must. You will also need a 7mm...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 964
Posted By derSpeed
8500 miles may be pushing it depending on how...

8500 miles may be pushing it depending on how much you like your wife. I think any good shop can replace your brakes. I used cryo-treated rotors and ceramic pads from tirerack.com and I am really...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By derSpeed
I have a friend who does this for a living. I...

I have a friend who does this for a living. I have had this done on numerous cars including my X3. He always protects the glass and panel with a rubber apron. This shouldn't even be an issue. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,296
Posted By derSpeed
I installed my Bilstein struts and shocks...

I installed my Bilstein struts and shocks yesterday. I previously installed the Eibach springs. It was just like doing any other shock and strut install. You don't even need to remove the rear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-30-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,664
Posted By derSpeed
TheFincnaceGuy: Thanks for the comment. ...

TheFincnaceGuy:

Thanks for the comment.

Sseedragon, do you have any soundclips on youtube? Thanks!

All of the X3s here look great. I bought mine as a transitional car, but I like it so...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-29-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 13,664
Posted By derSpeed
Photos taken after I finished buffing my X3 in...

Photos taken after I finished buffing my X3 in November of 2012.
2007 3.0si, Eibach springs, Style 192 wheels.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i77/BryanB55/DSC00673.jpg
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Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 03-19-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,787
Posted By derSpeed
I love those wheels. They remind me of a stout...

I love those wheels. They remind me of a stout version of the old style mesh wheels. I wanted a set for my X3. They look better on your car than on an E90 in my opinion.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-28-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By derSpeed
It looks good. I like the offset of the rear...

It looks good. I like the offset of the rear wheels. You can get away with pushing the rear wheels out an additional 20mm from stock. Maybe a bit more.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 06-19-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 28,213
Posted By derSpeed
After reading this thread, I wondered: What...

After reading this thread, I wondered:

What was BMW's competition for the S4 before the 335i?

If I were a kid, would an R8 be on my list of cars I want.

Who has taken their BMW apart (I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-18-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,042
Posted By derSpeed
Although my rear coils broke, I still love the...

Although my rear coils broke, I still love the car. We have a 2012, benz that is fun to drive, so I almost opted for OEM springs. I replaced all four springs with Eibachs. The handling is way...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-14-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,042
Posted By derSpeed
My springs broke at around 50,000 or 60,000...

My springs broke at around 50,000 or 60,000 miles. I can't pinpoint he exact time for the passenger side, but I heard the driver side break.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-12-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,296
Posted By derSpeed
Thanks X3Mech and Mlukas161. Both of your...

Thanks X3Mech and Mlukas161. Both of your threads were helpful. I had two busted rear springs. I just installed 4 Eibach springs on Sunday. I am swapping the struts and shocks at a later date. ...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-16-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,052
Posted By derSpeed
I discovered the issue after I bought the car. I...

I discovered the issue after I bought the car. I just didn't think it would happen to a low mile warm weather car. It's still a ridiculous issue for such a car to have.
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