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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Rickm5X3
Good thoughts on this thread. For me it is a...

Good thoughts on this thread. For me it is a simpler calculus; it lacks 2VA so I would hand over the keys and RUN away from this one to a properly optioned E70.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Rickm5X3
Really like the DWS but I find that they are a...

Really like the DWS but I find that they are a bit challenging to get a good balance on em depending on the batch. Google DWS balancing problems or similar for some background.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 725
Posted By Rickm5X3
Agree. The E70 with N62 is the messiest oil...

Agree. The E70 with N62 is the messiest oil change I have dealt with in all my BMW history. Oil seems to hit every plate and rail under the car!! E53 was almost no mess.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 07:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 725
Posted By Rickm5X3
Same here in the Denver area. For 80 bucks, it...

Same here in the Denver area. For 80 bucks, it is worth every penny for me not to deal with garage mess and waste oil. The changes also get logged on Carfax. This has helped me when I've sold my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 725
Posted By Rickm5X3
TWS of course; I run this in my mower because if...

TWS of course; I run this in my mower because if it is good enough for M . . . .
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,783
Posted By Rickm5X3
The loaner car lottery is always going to be a...

The loaner car lottery is always going to be a function of "luck of the draw" (which car is in line) and your relationship with the loaner fleet manager. Had my 2008 4.8i in for an air spring last...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 48,892
Posted By Rickm5X3
486273 So Kyle, here is a 4.8i with air sus and a...

486273 So Kyle, here is a 4.8i with air sus and a hitch with the most rise I could find and it is 22 inches to top of ball. This is with the bmw oem receiver. So you have a bit of a challenge...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-11-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Rickm5X3
2009 is the third year of E70 production, so I...

2009 is the third year of E70 production, so I like the idea of 2009 over a 2007, all things equal (updated part numbers, beta testing by customers largely complete). I really like the N62. Nice...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-10-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 450
Posted By Rickm5X3
The answer to oxidized or otherwise contaminated...

The answer to oxidized or otherwise contaminated running boards.

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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By Rickm5X3
Oil threads are for M5 boards.

Oil threads are for M5 boards.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Rickm5X3
I should have mentioned on the other thread, but...

I should have mentioned on the other thread, but xbimmers has much more X5M coverage. The problem with gathering info on typical X5M problems is that they are fairly rare. Less than 4,200 in North...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 33,537
Posted By Rickm5X3
Also, consider immediately replacing the original...

Also, consider immediately replacing the original tires with the higher quality Maxxis tires. A fresh set of quality trailer tires is one of the cheapest ways to reduce risk of trailering in in my...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-07-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 33,537
Posted By Rickm5X3
Did you buy the edge yet or just close to...

Did you buy the edge yet or just close to purchase? There's a couple things I'd want you to check. In particular the stamped steel frame rails close to the the axle(s). Some had cracking problems,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 33,537
Posted By Rickm5X3
No WDH, no anti-sway. I'm at 450 pounds give or...

No WDH, no anti-sway. I'm at 450 pounds give or take for tongue weight and that is within the 600 pound limit. BMW does not recommend "weight distribution equipment" (see link).

And yes, air...
Forum: E70 X5 M / E71 X6 M 01-06-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By Rickm5X3
Hard to provide much insight without a link to...

Hard to provide much insight without a link to the page and running the VIN. Anyway, you could expect to suffer some of the maladies of the X5 50i.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 33,537
Posted By Rickm5X3
Great! I think you will really like the Edge. 2...

Great! I think you will really like the Edge. 2 5/16 inch ball and I use a 4 inch rise hitch to get to roughly 21 inches to top of ball on my X5M. For our 4.8i that same setup is 22 inches to top...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-06-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 12,783
Posted By Rickm5X3
You're thinking in the right direction PAX5 but...

You're thinking in the right direction PAX5 but it think it has to be the E-Tron with a more reasonable 516 pd ft of torque.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By Rickm5X3
All other things equal, a bone stock E70 will...

All other things equal, a bone stock E70 will have plenty of body roll compared to an E70 with Adaptive Drive. An E70 with AD will have almost nil body roll but will retain "compliant" suspension,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By Rickm5X3
So bmwoem1, what is the typical case that you are...

So bmwoem1, what is the typical case that you are seeing? What's the average mileage or owner oil change habits? Curious if you are seeing any common thread with this known issue.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-29-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By Rickm5X3
Just when I thought I had seen every E70 query. ...

Just when I thought I had seen every E70 query. The Sport button for the E70 is for the Adaptive Drive; doesn't impact throttle response. Your best solution for throttle response involves moving...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-27-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Rickm5X3
"Never ending quest for bigger wheels" made me...

"Never ending quest for bigger wheels" made me laugh; so true. Happy holidays.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Rickm5X3
The 50i M-Sport gets rear air suspension. For...

The 50i M-Sport gets rear air suspension. For 2011, AD was also included in the M-Sport Package. For 2012-2013, AD was decoupled from the package. Before I got my X5M, I was focused on the 2011...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-23-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Rickm5X3
I find the steering on any E70 without Active...

I find the steering on any E70 without Active Steering or M Servortronic to be slow and requiring too many cranks. Mind you, I appreciate weighted steering and feedback, but dislike steering that...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,027
Posted By Rickm5X3
20 inch wheel and truck thread combined. Where...

20 inch wheel and truck thread combined. Where does it go next?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Rickm5X3
Nice! Side view cameras and all. Either someone...

Nice! Side view cameras and all. Either someone hit all the options boxes or was owned by bmw at the beginning of its life.
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