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Forum: Wheels and Tires 11-09-2013, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Brandon01
FS: BMW Winter Wheels and Snow Tires w/TPMS 17"

* Set of 4 Moda EB1 17x8 5-120 alloy wheels
* 4 Continental ExtremeWinterContact studless snow tires 235/50
* BMW tire pressure sensors

Used on a 2007 BMW X3. Compatible with many BMW's....
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 09-02-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By Brandon01
Question How to clear out all addresses from the nav?

Anyone know how to reset/clear/delete all addresses from the nav?

After 7 great years of ownership it's time for us to sell the X3. One thing I can't find is a "factory reset" option in the...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,780
Posted By Brandon01
I went with this exact same setup and have been...

I went with this exact same setup and have been pleased. The snow and ice traction is considerably better than the all seasons we have, and handling on the Conti EWC is surprisingly good. You'd be...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 12-13-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,437
Posted By Brandon01
That's what I did. Bought a separate set of...

That's what I did. Bought a separate set of dedicated winter wheels and tires from Tirerack. Stepped down to 17" rims to save money and get a little extra sidewall. I opted for Continental Extreme...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-21-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,622
Posted By Brandon01
People do all sorts of other work on cars that...

People do all sorts of other work on cars that requires lifting (brakes, rotors, transfer case, diff fluid, exhaust work, suspension work, winter wheel swaps), and I'll say it again - whenever...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-20-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,622
Posted By Brandon01
Corner jack pads are for lifting a vehicle with a...

Corner jack pads are for lifting a vehicle with a four point automotive lift. They can be used to lift a single corner in the case of a flat, but that's just for emergencies. Any other time you have...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 11-19-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,622
Posted By Brandon01
There is definitely a front center jack point....

There is definitely a front center jack point. It's a rectangular metal pad with three holes located between the front wheels, in the middle of the plastic belly pan. I've jacked the front using it...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 08-18-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,934
Posted By Brandon01
I'm not about to suggest you do anything...

I'm not about to suggest you do anything differently, RS. You've ordered the right car, because it's what you want. Don't listen to anyone who suggests differently. We're all long past the "needs"...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-19-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,161
Posted By Brandon01
Another reason to de-badge: if you hand wash...

Another reason to de-badge: if you hand wash your car often the badges have a tendency to snag your wash mit leaving fibers behind in its sharp corners, and it's a pain to get it really clean right...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2008, 09:01 AM
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Views: 339,941
Posted By Brandon01
Have there been any DME/EGS software updates...

Have there been any DME/EGS software updates recently? I haven't heard of any since the aborted one in January. If anyone has had any experience with one since then, please post your observations.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-14-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By Brandon01
That's typical of all BMWs, and perhaps more so...

That's typical of all BMWs, and perhaps more so (or just more noticeable) on the X series. It aids in handling during cornering. Take your X3 to a BMW CCA track day and enjoy!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-11-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,115
Posted By Brandon01
I've noticed a tendency for our X3 to draw in...

I've noticed a tendency for our X3 to draw in neighbors. We'll park far out in a lot, no other cars around, only to come out and find cars parked either side. I guess other people must figure it's...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 03-05-2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,771
Posted By Brandon01
My wife has complained about this on our X3, too....

My wife has complained about this on our X3, too. At first I didn't know what the big deal was - I'm so used to jiggling the steering wheel that I don't even notice this any more. But coming from a...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-27-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By Brandon01
An important FYI about the BMW Assist remote door...

An important FYI about the BMW Assist remote door unlock - it's only available on the 08 X3 and later.

Check the fine print in the BMW Assist owner's manual:...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-19-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,037
Posted By Brandon01
James, thanks for the useful info! I'll keep an...

James, thanks for the useful info! I'll keep an ear out and be sure to ask the dealer if I hear it again.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-10-2008, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,612
Posted By Brandon01
It's worth a try. I've gone through all the...

It's worth a try. I've gone through all the previous fimware versions with no change in my wifi interefence problem, although I have to admit I haven't checked if 1.1.3 has made any difference - I...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-09-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,612
Posted By Brandon01
blupblup - try it with WiFi on the iPhone...

blupblup - try it with WiFi on the iPhone disabled. I get bad intereference with it enabled that sounds like what you're describing.

Bluetooth and WiFi operate on the same frequency band and...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2008, 10:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,037
Posted By Brandon01
I've had some ticking after driving short trips...

I've had some ticking after driving short trips (<5 miles) in cold weather (<40F) for many days in a row.

Getting some regular highway mileage on the car again has made it go away.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2008, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,109
Posted By Brandon01
Production for a model year begins the calendar...

Production for a model year begins the calendar year before, usually around Oct. So this all makes sense - the new X3 will be MY 2011 (7 years from the E83), with production (i.e. cars rolling off...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,741
Posted By Brandon01
archrenov - we've had our 07 X3 with aluminum...

archrenov - we've had our 07 X3 with aluminum trim for over a year now and it's held up very well. It's incredibly durable. If you like the looks of it (we love it), go for it!
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-05-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,705
Posted By Brandon01
I posted the steps here a while back: ...

I posted the steps here a while back:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2297941&postcount=6
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 02-02-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Brandon01
The side mirrors on our 07 are autodimming (as is...

The side mirrors on our 07 are autodimming (as is the center rear view mirror). I believe that all came as part of the premium package.

The side mirrors are particularly easy to tell if they dim...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By Brandon01
Congrats on the new car! We had the radio go...

Congrats on the new car!

We had the radio go out about 2 months after getting ours back from European Delivery last year. It was a simple fix in our case - one of the connectors to the radio had...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 01-27-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,722
Posted By Brandon01
ADAC is kind of like the AAA of Europe.

ADAC is kind of like the AAA of Europe.
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 10-01-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By Brandon01
Congrats! I'm glad to hear it's bringing a smile...

Congrats! I'm glad to hear it's bringing a smile to your face. Once you go German, you'll never go back. :-)

Follow the advice here and in the manual and stick with "top tier" gas, 91+ octane. ...
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