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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-08-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By smuggymba
Can you post pic with them turned on?

Can you post pic with them turned on?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By smuggymba
I had the same doubts when I first bought mine....

I had the same doubts when I first bought mine. Most of us bought Honda/Toyota as our first cars and are used to 19.99 oil change and 300 for 4 tires and maybe 1-2 issues over 5-7 years and that too...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-05-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By smuggymba
Just my personal opinion so please don't mind. It...

Just my personal opinion so please don't mind. It won't look good at all on a X5, it's ok for pickup trucks :)
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-04-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,152
Posted By smuggymba
Another great thread full of awesome info!! ...

Another great thread full of awesome info!!

On a side-note, how do y'all guys became so good at this. Did you just start this as hobby and did small jobs on your car and learned along the way or...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-11-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
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: 1,602
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
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
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: 1,602
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
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
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: 1,602
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
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 1,602
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
Replies: 50
Views: 1,602
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: 1,602
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: 1,704
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: 1,704
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: 1,704
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: 1,704
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: 1,704
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...
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