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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By smuggymba
Went back and spoke to the SA; told them results...

Went back and spoke to the SA; told them results not good and I don't even have data on rear axle. They were like, it's good and as per the specs so no problem. Wrote a nasty review on them not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-10-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
Spoke to them yesterday, asked for refund to...

Spoke to them yesterday, asked for refund to which they agreed. Yet to see in my account so lets see.

How to I read the numbers. Is -0.2degree same as -0degree 20'
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 09:04 AM
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Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
PAX5,ard = In order to avoid further mistakes,...

PAX5,ard = In order to avoid further mistakes, can you please review these numbers.

Camber should be negative..right?

I know for sure Toe is messed up, what's your feedback on front camber. I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-09-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
LOL same experience with the builder on roof and...

LOL same experience with the builder on roof and stair rail. In Houston, the pace of construction is to a point where they just want to move on asap to another house. I had problems with squeaky...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 06:17 PM
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Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
I don't want a 40K tire :) but 10K for 1500 tires...

I don't want a 40K tire :) but 10K for 1500 tires are expensive for the ultimate driving machine. I got 30K on Duelers with no alignment at all. Getting 10K with alignment is a little scary. Anyway...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
Why does BMW have such a wide range of acceptable...

Why does BMW have such a wide range of acceptable spectrum when it's NOT right.

If BMW says the numbers are right but my $1500.00 tires only last 10K, what's their point? Why would BMW give wrong...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
You need a specific equipment for X5, that I...

You need a specific equipment for X5, that I didn't know. I would've asked them for sure if I had known.

Well 149+tax is down the drain but the point is what do I do to fix this? I just spent 1500...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 04:20 PM
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Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
PAX5 - If I were to go back and reason with them,...

PAX5 - If I were to go back and reason with them, what should I say.

0.18 and 0.16 for toe is further off 0.02 that you and ard suggested.

What are your comments on the front camber. Those...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
ard - I'm going to go back and this is why I was...

ard - I'm going to go back and this is why I was trying to educate myself on the numbers. Maybe I should've been more persistent but they wouldn't listen.

Are both the front camber and Toe messed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 02:37 PM
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Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
mkal - Stick to what pax5 said. Just came...

mkal - Stick to what pax5 said.

Just came from Lucas and paid 165. I asked the guy upfront what equipment he uses and whether he's going to meet the specs what I told him.

I didn't see that guy...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
Going to try out Lucas Auto Care...

Going to try out Lucas Auto Care (http://lucasautocare.com/). Will be visiting for the first time, lets see how it turns out; pretty close to where I live.

There is another one called Motorwerks...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
PAX5 - Need to get car aligned and trying to...

PAX5 - Need to get car aligned and trying to learn and understand what the numbers mean.

e.g OP has rear right camber = -1.5, in the other doc, it's -1.3 (+-0.15). Isn't -1.5 out of the prescribed...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-08-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
Here are the numbers of OP and from another...

Here are the numbers of OP and from another thread so we can compare them side by side.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
ard - This is a doc I got from another thread....

ard - This is a doc I got from another thread. Ignore the "current data". Look at the target numbers, this is what I'm going to measure the indy alignment against.

My point was the "final" numbers...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 07:51 AM
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Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
http://www.vikingspeedshop.com/suspension-101-camb...

http://www.vikingspeedshop.com/suspension-101-camber-caster-and-toe/

From what I've read the numbers should be same on the left/right. Is that not always possible? Just trying to understand OP's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-07-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,478
Posted By smuggymba
See the alignment data posted in another thread. ...

See the alignment data posted in another thread.

I'm no expert and some numbers don't match to what OP posted. ard had a look at them also. His comments on the attachment in this thread were:
...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-24-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
Thanks a lot as always ard. What do you mean by...

Thanks a lot as always ard. What do you mean by camber balanced side to side?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
ard - found the old post with the alignment specs...

ard - found the old post with the alignment specs but this is for 20" wheels. Mine are 18" - will these specs work for me or not. sorry don't know hence the question.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
ard - Can you please send me the "alignment...

ard - Can you please send me the "alignment specs". I know you mentioned them in an another thread about tires which I can't find.

Michelin - LatitudeŽ Tour HP run flats at costco now have 70...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
georgjm - He was serious and was transferring me...

georgjm - He was serious and was transferring me to the SA to special order it. 600 per tire is robbing at gunpoint.

ard- Since you've used Michelin Latitude HP ZP Runflats, do you think costco's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
I'll try again :D to talk to them in proper...

I'll try again :D to talk to them in proper language. Also, called the dealer, Michelin Latitude HP ZP Run flat 600 per tire..LOL.

Will get the tires from costco but they don't do alignment; can I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-08-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
Went to a local indy today who is pretty close to...

Went to a local indy today who is pretty close to where I live and works on a lot of high end cars. He was going to be my go-to-indy once my warranty expires in 2-3 months.

They said they'll...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
Thanks georgejm and ard. Will call a few...

Thanks georgejm and ard.

Will call a few local dealers and the BMW dealership to see if they can come close. Of course 10-20 extra is not worth the hassle etc. So, 1224 for tires + 120 for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-04-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By smuggymba
Guys - since there are already a gazillion...

Guys - since there are already a gazillion threads on tires and I didn't want to create one and still have questions, so let me hop on to this one.

Almost 4 yr old, 35d, 29K or so and Duelers are...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,925
Posted By smuggymba
ouchh..don't say that. If my tranny fails, I'll...

ouchh..don't say that. If my tranny fails, I'll be buying a used Honda Civic..LOL
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