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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-28-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By fixr
I had a 2011 X5d that was totaled in May. I was...

I had a 2011 X5d that was totaled in May. I was lucky to get one of the last of the 2013s before the line was shut down in July. The '13 engine is smoother and quieter than the '11. If there was one...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-22-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By fixr
The steering for 2013 is still, of course,...

The steering for 2013 is still, of course, hydraulic, but it feels like there's a new rack. Definitely a lighter feel. Also at highway speeds it's somewhat loose and requires more small adjustments...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-19-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By fixr
I will definitely try the sport mode. Is your X5...

I will definitely try the sport mode. Is your X5 the diesel? I'll report back my impressions. I cannot believe they changed the steering for the final year.... Just my luck.

The main thing...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 11-18-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,499
Posted By fixr
Hi Pat. I'm the same way on steering feel, as...

Hi Pat. I'm the same way on steering feel, as it's everything to me. Since my 95 5 series the relationship to the vehicle has steadily gotten less and less over the years.

Regarding the X5, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By fixr
I should note that I'm talking about performance...

I should note that I'm talking about performance run flats on 20" wheels (staggered set-up) on my 35d/sport package. I don't think these would get much past 20K, if even that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,496
Posted By fixr
It was ard and others on this forum that prompted...

It was ard and others on this forum that prompted me to get the RFT's off and the Michelin Latitude HP Tours on.

But here's another thought; even if you got 20K on the run flats, if you have a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,327
Posted By fixr
[QUOTE=mswaz;6143422]I am about to replace my...

[QUOTE=mswaz;6143422]I am about to replace my Bridgestone runflats with either Michelin Diamaris or Michelin Lattitude HP's both non runflat. Though just came from Discount Tire and they informed me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-01-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,711
Posted By fixr
Regarding COSTCO, I used to fuel there all the...

Regarding COSTCO, I used to fuel there all the time. (Lewisville, TX, suburb of Dallas...) About 2 years ago or so, my wife's 2001 325ci engine started missing badly and the car sounded horrible...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-29-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By fixr
[QUOTE=diesaroo;5807613]You (OP) seem to take...

[QUOTE=diesaroo;5807613]You (OP) seem to take everything so personally. I've always heard: "If you can't stand the answer, then don't ask the question!"

I don't think the OP is taking things too...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,980
Posted By fixr
Well put MarcA. Also, when some of the different...

Well put MarcA. Also, when some of the different wheels get on it (M sport package) and I can see some of the different interior colors, I may feel a little different. I have a new Alpine white 35d...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By fixr
Hey kck7, I made a comment on the new X3 over on...

Hey kck7, I made a comment on the new X3 over on that forum and they put it by one of your posts. And I didn't mention tires! :~)
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-24-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,980
Posted By fixr
Hey guys and gals, Was over at the...

Hey guys and gals,

Was over at the dealership the other day and got a chance to sit in and really inspect both new models. I was surprised at the styling in person, quite frankly. After 7 years...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By fixr
By the way, I was REALLY paranoid about Discount...

By the way, I was REALLY paranoid about Discount Tire taking the old ones off and putting the new ones on that they might damage the outer edge of the wheel. But they did a good job. I made sure to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By fixr
JMK, I have the Alpine White as well, so you'll...

JMK, I have the Alpine White as well, so you'll have a pretty good idea. (Oyster instead of black interior, but my E53 had black and my wife's 3 series is black and my 2000 5 series before that was...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By fixr
Hey JMK, I had 5,000 miles on the...

Hey JMK,

I had 5,000 miles on the Bridgestones. The Discount Tire manager said the tread was still in good shape, but I wouldn't wait too much past 5,000 I was surprised how fast they seemed to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-24-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,845
Posted By fixr
Very interesting! That is exactly the area that...

Very interesting! That is exactly the area that is somewhat dim on my July build 35d. The speedometer and Tach are plenty bright. Much brighter than the center console area. Kind of out of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-23-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,784
Posted By fixr
Well, I take it back on turning the bass down a...

Well, I take it back on turning the bass down a few notches. Listening to "Mexico", by James Taylor yesterday I had to put the setting back in the middle. And I've kept it there. (I wouldn't go...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-22-2011, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By fixr
Got it ard. And, if I'm not mistaken, you were...

Got it ard. And, if I'm not mistaken, you were one of the folks with the suggestion to do what I did. (Along with cleaning and wax suggestions, etc. Soon you'll be expecting payment!):)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By fixr
Hey kck7, Didn't realize that Michelin made...

Hey kck7,

Didn't realize that Michelin made the Latitudes in a run-flat. What size are your wheels/tires?

I may still keep the X5, as it has been a really been a nice ride. And I've had a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,784
Posted By fixr
This is exactly the correct point. The premium...

This is exactly the correct point. The premium sound should be the base system, and it should go up from there. Another poster said BMW is not known for sound systems and he's right. But that's...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,328
Posted By fixr
Run Flats Off - Michelin Latitudes On...

Hey Guys and Gals,
Thanks to suggestions from this forum, I took the Bridgestone run-flats (214's) off the 35d and put on the Michelin Latitude HP Tour all seasons. (5,000 miles on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-06-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,965
Posted By fixr
Hey pals. Same problem here. About half the...

Hey pals. Same problem here. About half the time, or more, the wheel just stays up and doesn't move. I have 3,000 miles now (35d) so I'll probably wait until the first service and have the dealer...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-29-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,744
Posted By fixr
Hey Gian, a number of us on here have mentioned...

Hey Gian, a number of us on here have mentioned the Michelin Latitude Tour HP and it will definitely get you 30,000 miles, and a very nice ride.

It's interesting hearing about a "rough ride" in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-23-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,345
Posted By fixr
I had Bridgestones on my E53 with a staggered...

I had Bridgestones on my E53 with a staggered set-up. I changed to the Latitudes and it COMPLETELY transformed the car. MUCH quieter and the ride was definitely smoother. The E53 with the sport...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-21-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By fixr
I went to the Shell station and the Chevron near...

I went to the Shell station and the Chevron near my house today (near Dallas) and I looked everywhere for a Cetane rating. Nothing. Where are you guys seeing this rating - or where do I find it? ...
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