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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-30-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By bvkamp
Okay, had the chance to talk to the inventor of...

Okay, had the chance to talk to the inventor of the Jack Point Jack Stand again. I challenged him on the advantage of his product over an all-in-one jack plus stand. He said the combination units are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By bvkamp
The inventor of this product is a patient of...

The inventor of this product is a patient of mine. Super smart guy and a Porsche enthusiast. He is having them manufactured one at a time here in Illinois, which undoubtedly contributes to the higher...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,489
Posted By bvkamp
The '06 has more black plastic on it unless you...

The '06 has more black plastic on it unless you have the sport package.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,592
Posted By bvkamp
I don't think it will block your view unless you...

I don't think it will block your view unless you are short, but it's still too damn big.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-08-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,501
Posted By bvkamp
That was your car?? I saw that at the dealership;...

That was your car?? I saw that at the dealership; it looked terrible! I was very shocked to see something like that. Did they give you a loaner? I assume it's totaled even though the damage appeared...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By bvkamp
The confusion arises when the directions say to...

The confusion arises when the directions say to unplug the existing connector, supposedly for the CD changer, and plug in the satellite cable. On the 2010's these must now be the same wire, because...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-06-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By bvkamp
I just plugged in the one taped to the harness. ...

I just plugged in the one taped to the harness.

Glad you got it sorted out. :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By bvkamp
My impression after test-driving the Q5: ...

My impression after test-driving the Q5:

-Has a more modern feel than the X3 in almost every way.
-Controls are less intuitive than the X3. If you get nav they are messily spread out between the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-05-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By bvkamp
Okay, Harplayr, my Bluetooth works fine. Was your...

Okay, Harplayr, my Bluetooth works fine. Was your Bluetooth working before the XM install? Maybe check the connections behind the stereo head unit and the bluetooth box as well (in the back I think)....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,456
Posted By bvkamp
I also test drove the GLK, Q5, and X3 before...

I also test drove the GLK, Q5, and X3 before choosing a new X3. I simply liked the driving experience of the X3 better, as well as it's understated elegance. I would have tested the Volvo XC60 if it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-04-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By bvkamp
I'll try my Bluetooth and let you know. ...

I'll try my Bluetooth and let you know.

Here's that link:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417148
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-03-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By bvkamp
Correct, no scroll on XM. You can usually figure...

Correct, no scroll on XM. You can usually figure it out from the characters that are there. If you are really curious about an artist, just punch the letters you do know into the itunes store and you...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-02-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,871
Posted By bvkamp
I kind of like it. I think it will grow on most...

I kind of like it. I think it will grow on most of us once it is unveiled and we see the finished product. At the same time, I think the style of the E83 will hold up well over time, the same way the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 06-01-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,224
Posted By bvkamp
I concur. If it has to be done, there are much...

I concur. If it has to be done, there are much lower profile LED ones available.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By bvkamp
Great information; thank you so much! :thumbup:

Great information; thank you so much! :thumbup:
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By bvkamp
Send Tom at EAS an email and ask him what to do....

Send Tom at EAS an email and ask him what to do. He got back to me quickly and was very helpful.
tom@europeanautosource.com

He did inform me that the DSP on the X3 doesn't pose a problem,...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By bvkamp
Wheel intercompatibility

I am selling my stock 17" (style 279) wheels in the Bimmerfest classifieds and on my local Craigslist. Is the offset and spacing compatible with other BMW models? For example, a guy asked me if they...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-27-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By bvkamp
Brand new OEM 17" wheels & Scorpion STR tires, take-off from X3

The wheels are style 279, 17 x 8.0 v-spoke. Includes caps and TPS sensors.
The tires are Pirelli Scorpion STR, 235/55/R17. 10 miles on them. Still have nubs on tread.

SOLD
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-27-2010, 01:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By bvkamp
I'm fairly certain these headlights are unique to...

I'm fairly certain these headlights are unique to the X3. For a little $ you could have some vinyl overlays made. Here's a guy that was toying with that idea on his 1 series.
...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-26-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,663
Posted By bvkamp
The vacuum is located close to the muffler. ...

The vacuum is located close to the muffler.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=PA93&mospid=47794&btnr=18_0552&hg=18&fg=20
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-25-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By bvkamp
Just installed mine on my 2010 and it works...

Just installed mine on my 2010 and it works great.

1) Order for $175 from European Auto Source. http://www.europeanautosource.com/product_info.php?products_id=267

2) Plug the unit in the rear...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By bvkamp
It fits even with the DSP amp. Additional...

It fits even with the DSP amp.

Additional tips:

1) Use 3M Scotch Dual Lock Re-closable fasteners. They are like an industrial strength velcro, and they hold 2 lbs per inch. Then it can easily...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,982
Posted By bvkamp
Does cracking the rear windows help?

Does cracking the rear windows help?
Forum: X5 E53 (1999 - 2006) 05-24-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 987
Posted By bvkamp
Someone on this forum priced changing the rear...

Someone on this forum priced changing the rear plastics for the 2011 ones. The price was about $2500, painted (if I recall correctly). Just an idea if money is not a barrier.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 05-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,611
Posted By bvkamp
How quickly can that be attached/unattached? I'm...

How quickly can that be attached/unattached? I'm thinking I would use it for trips, etc. but not around town.
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