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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 11-06-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,707
Posted By PimoX3
Received mine yesterday from BMW Canada

Received mine yesterday from BMW Canada
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-23-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By PimoX3
Why not a 550? Although it's not xDrive, there...

Why not a 550? Although it's not xDrive, there are a lot of us that drive them year-round in full winter conditions (for me, both in Winnipeg and now Calgary). You pretty much need winter tires for...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 10-15-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By PimoX3
Yes - you can convert to SAT with or without...

Yes - you can convert to SAT with or without paddles on an 08+. I completed my conversion years ago, aided by a very accommodating dealer and a very smart mechanic. Just to be clear though, the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 09-04-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By PimoX3
Unfortunately, the 2007's (pre-LCI) do not have...

Unfortunately, the 2007's (pre-LCI) do not have the sport button to engage SAT mode. The DS mode (and manually shifting) is an improvement over the regular auto mode, but you don't get the quick...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-27-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,129
Posted By PimoX3
-1 :thumbdwn: I've been driving my RWD...

-1 :thumbdwn:

I've been driving my RWD 550i for years in the snow (real Canadian winters - Winnipeg and Calgary) with snow tires and it doesn't suck at all. I drove my X3 for one winter on all...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-25-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By PimoX3
I'm not sure that's entirely correct... there are...

I'm not sure that's entirely correct... there are shared components, but the M-Sport suspension has different parts for stabilizer bars (16mm vs 14.5mm sport vs. 13mm regular), struts, etc. Not sure...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-12-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By PimoX3
Only if you have the active ones (ie. you have an...

Only if you have the active ones (ie. you have an M5)!

Sure... had to rub it in for us non-M's :)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-09-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By PimoX3
+1 going from memory, they are a set of buttons...

+1 going from memory, they are a set of buttons on their own in front and slightly above the larger seat up/down/tilt bar (again, on the comfort seats)
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-28-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By PimoX3
Is the mirror just moving to far out, or still...

Is the mirror just moving to far out, or still the mirror housing?

If the housing is still folding back out beyond the normal position after doing the reset above, then either you may not be...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-27-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,700
Posted By PimoX3
Reset the mirror position. From Service...

Reset the mirror position. From Service Bulletin:

SUBJECT
Power Fold Mirror Position Incorrect

MODEL
E60, E61 (5 Series) equipped with power fold mirrors

E63, E64 (6 Series) equipped with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-13-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,278
Posted By PimoX3
I puchased a used set of 17" Sport Edition A7...

I puchased a used set of 17" Sport Edition A7 rims for winter use. They are inexpensive and not too painful to look at (although I'm always impatient to get my 172's back on in the Spring!). Yes,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,278
Posted By PimoX3
+1 :thumbup: With 17" rims and these tires on...

+1 :thumbup:
With 17" rims and these tires on my 550, I've had no issues through 2 winters in Winnipeg and 1 in Calgary. We have Blizzaks on our X3 and it's virtually unstoppable with the lower...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 08-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,479
Posted By PimoX3
Bummer... not sure on the GWS replacement, but...

Bummer... not sure on the GWS replacement, but the SZL units are sensitive. When my car was being diagnosed for the sport-auto-trans retrofit, the SZL unit failed after removal and replacement by...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-15-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By PimoX3
Get the first one (black), if only for the sport...

Get the first one (black), if only for the sport auto transmission option - you won't regret it! BTW - second vehicle is not 'xdrive' (regardless of what the seller indicates) as 550's were only RWD...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-31-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By PimoX3
And I was referring to whether the USB Audio...

And I was referring to whether the USB Audio Retrofit Kit was listed in the site. While still applicable by model/year, the site also includes references to specific "retrofit kits" for BWM...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-29-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By PimoX3
Sorry... IIRC = If I recall correctly (meaning...

Sorry... IIRC = If I recall correctly (meaning I'm going from memory rather than looking up the part). You can always check realoem.com to see if the retrofit part is listed, and I believe...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-28-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,656
Posted By PimoX3
Keep in mind that cable is only going to help you...

Keep in mind that cable is only going to help you if you have the USB audio integration (6FL) already in place. If not, you'll have a $100 cable with nothing to connect it to :)

BMW, IIRC...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-15-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By PimoX3
Either Tire Rack or hunt down a used set from...

Either Tire Rack or hunt down a used set from someone swapping out of their E60. You can try to get a local shop to negotiate on price, but I doubt you'll even get close to the TR price (including...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,327
Posted By PimoX3
It's been done many times... check out threads...

It's been done many times... check out threads on 5series.net

As mentioned above, $1000 is pretty optimistic and would realistically only be possible with used parts.

These days, the big mod...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 05-03-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,531
Posted By PimoX3
Check out the RPi and Dinan exhausts... those are...

Check out the RPi and Dinan exhausts... those are the two that will actually quote a HP increase (although fairly marginal) for the exhaust swap.

+1 on treading cautiously on a tune. Make sure...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-16-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,355
Posted By PimoX3
If you don't like it, find a way to reverse it......

If you don't like it, find a way to reverse it... it's been done before. I never had an issue with it, and eventually moved to the paddle-shifters, but to each their own.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 04-02-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,240
Posted By PimoX3
I had the "increased battery discharge" for a...

I had the "increased battery discharge" for a while... basically any time I woke up the car and didn't drive it for any length of time (ie. washing the car in the driveway, then parking it for the...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,303
Posted By PimoX3
I also have DWS's on 172's and haven't noticed...

I also have DWS's on 172's and haven't noticed the "mushy" sidewalls at all. I switched from Conti SC2's and haven't felt a noticable drop off in traction on dry roads during agressive driving......
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 863
Posted By PimoX3
In Canada it is... the Roadside Assistance...

In Canada it is... the Roadside Assistance alternative is just that piece without Assist (ie. remote door unlock, etc.) additional services. For my 550i, I keep the full Assist as I've actually...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 03-07-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,932
Posted By PimoX3
To the OP: When you had your wheels powder...

To the OP: When you had your wheels powder coated, did they cover the inside area of the wheel where it contacts the wheel hub? If so, remove any paint/powder coat on this contact point - it's...
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