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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,175
Posted By Vortec4800
Sounds like you don't have the option for it. I...

Sounds like you don't have the option for it. I also have a 5S on iOS 7 and all works as expected without any issues.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-23-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By Vortec4800
Looks like you have the hitch question covered -...

Looks like you have the hitch question covered - so I can attack the rest.

I don't think the BMW Apps are all that great, it is a package for a few hundred dollars (at least it was in the US when...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 12-02-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,369
Posted By Vortec4800
Pretty interesting stuff. I used to be an MECP...

Pretty interesting stuff. I used to be an MECP Advanced installer at a Best Buy in AZ as well. My most challenging remote start install was in a 2003 Range Rover, mostly because of the position of...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 09-23-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 70,677
Posted By Vortec4800
What's the latest version of PSDZData? My F25 was...

What's the latest version of PSDZData? My F25 was just updated a couple days ago and now I seem to need a new version from my 48.X. Will 49.3 work with the latest, or is there newer now?
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 08-25-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,176
Posted By Vortec4800
Yeah, could you imagine the lawsuits and privacy...

Yeah, could you imagine the lawsuits and privacy advocates flipping out if you could track a car from anywhere with that? The entire state of California would probably ban BMWs entirely.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-31-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Vortec4800
This is exactly right. I have DHP, and in...

This is exactly right.

I have DHP, and in mine the weight of the steering definitely feels heavier. The sensitivity/responsiveness doesn't feel different in sport mode, I believe the VSS is...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-30-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By Vortec4800
The variable steering doesn't mean what you think...

The variable steering doesn't mean what you think it means. The variable steering means the steering ratio is different in the center compared to the edges of the rack. Regardless of whether you have...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-27-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By Vortec4800
I use it quite a bit and love it. I'm used to...

I use it quite a bit and love it. I'm used to driving manual transmission cars where I'd sit at a light without having to hold the brake or anything, and this replicates it almost perfectly. I love...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-21-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,482
Posted By Vortec4800
Seems quite good. I toured the factory for...

Seems quite good. I toured the factory for delivery and they seem to have everything running very well over there. Lots of quality control and the people working there seemed to take pride in their...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-20-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vortec4800
You're correct about everything you said except...

You're correct about everything you said except the RWD part, no buttons or switches change the front/rear power distribution. The DSC/DTC won't try to move power around as much when it's all off,...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-20-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By Vortec4800
You need the dynamic dampers to feel a big...

You need the dynamic dampers to feel a big difference in the ride, although I believe even if you don't have those it will still adjust your steering weight. Note that this sport mode is the one you...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Vortec4800
I did the same thing, iPod touch 64gb in the...

I did the same thing, iPod touch 64gb in the console and let it sync over Wifi when parked in the garage. Works great.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 07-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,414
Posted By Vortec4800
That's strange, when it's hot out mine never...

That's strange, when it's hot out mine never activates in the first place, and if it does it stays off for a minute or two and once it starts to warm up a bit the engine starts up again and won't...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-05-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By Vortec4800
So jealous of you guys and your slick new dash...

So jealous of you guys and your slick new dash clusters!
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 06-01-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Vortec4800
It's because of the kind of tow hitch BMW...

It's because of the kind of tow hitch BMW installs in the US, which is a ligher duty unit than the one they install in the EU. I believe if you install a better hitch like an Invisihitch you'll get...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-28-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Vortec4800
I use the very first one (which I believe is the...

I use the very first one (which I believe is the intake pressure sensor) and the very last one which controls the turbo wastegate. The middle one that plugs into the MAF I leave disconnected.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-17-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Vortec4800
The JB3 is considered Stage 1 for the N55, you...

The JB3 is considered Stage 1 for the N55, you can adjust the settings if you get the USB cable for it but it isn't included.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-17-2013, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By Vortec4800
I also have the JB3 in my 35i and it's great....

I also have the JB3 in my 35i and it's great. Easy install like you said once I tracked down the connectors. I found for the X3 only using 2 of the 3 plugs worked best. I put mine near the cabin...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-13-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By Vortec4800
Yes, I did that. Ordered it from my dealer here...

Yes, I did that. Ordered it from my dealer here in AZ, then flew to SC and picked it up from there and drove it home. It was a blast, I would definitely recommend doing it if you can.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-13-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Vortec4800
Is it a new version or something? I checked out...

Is it a new version or something? I checked out the COMMAND system in the E class (was a '12 at the time) before buying the X3 and it felt like a relic from an old time. The iDrive seemed years...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-13-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,011
Posted By Vortec4800
Germans don't know what A/C means, all of my...

Germans don't know what A/C means, all of my german vehicles have been lacking. I had a 2000 GMC and that thing would grow ice on the vents.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,288
Posted By Vortec4800
The X3 drives like a sedan when compared to other...

The X3 drives like a sedan when compared to other similar SUVs, like the Audi Q5 or GLK. While nice vehicles, compared to the X3 the BMW feels like a real sports car even if it isn't. Compared to...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-09-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By Vortec4800
I use em all the time, I keep magnetic flow...

I use em all the time, I keep magnetic flow charts and other laminated papers in there for work and it works perfectly for that.
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 05-05-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,468
Posted By Vortec4800
Your specific issues aside, wind noise is a...

Your specific issues aside, wind noise is a common complaint on the X3. Some people think it's the elephant-ear mirrors making a bunch of noise coupled with the design of the rubber seals on the...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-30-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Vortec4800
I thought the BMW Performance grilles were all...

I thought the BMW Performance grilles were all black, but I could be wrong...
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