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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-21-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 12,164
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: 48,696
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: 292
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: 449
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: 596
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: 345
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: 33,465
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: 33,465
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: 33,465
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: 370
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: 33,465
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: 267
Views: 12,164
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: 787
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: 1,766
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: 329
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: 485
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: 371
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: 371
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: 1,022
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: 666
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.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Rickm5X3
And you should be looking at the Cayenne too if...

And you should be looking at the Cayenne too if you are serious about getting a capable tow vehicle.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-20-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Rickm5X3
I have a soft spot for jeeps and always miss our...

I have a soft spot for jeeps and always miss our Cherokee in Moab, but my view of the current gen Grand Cherokee is that marginal braking, numb steering, and suspension tuned for trails doesn't equal...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-18-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Rickm5X3
I can vouch for the 4.4 turbo as a really, really...

I can vouch for the 4.4 turbo as a really, really strong and capable engine for towing. You don't have to hunt for power (low revs are just fine) and the E70 itself is a stable capable platform (but...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rickm5X3
Wheel discussions invariably go this way.

Wheel discussions invariably go this way.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-17-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,022
Posted By Rickm5X3
Truck: A large, heavy motor vehicle used for...

Truck: A large, heavy motor vehicle used for transporting goods, materials, or troops. - Oxford Dictionary.

E70 4.8i unladen weight: 5335 (per 2007 brochure)

2015 F-150 curb weight: 4964 (in...
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