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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-21-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By TahoeM3
The 4.8i is like a Prius compared to the M.

The 4.8i is like a Prius compared to the M.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-19-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,658
Posted By TahoeM3
To follow up, the dealership replaced my...

To follow up, the dealership replaced my injectors and plugs and everything is back to normal.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-18-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,658
Posted By TahoeM3
I'm also curious what happened with your X5,...

I'm also curious what happened with your X5, because I'm having a similar problem except without the gas mileage problem or the gear shift surging. I got a check engine light and I've had rough...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 12-02-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,981
Posted By TahoeM3
I get around 17-18mpg avg in my 50i with Dinan...

I get around 17-18mpg avg in my 50i with Dinan stage 1...works out to about 375 miles per avg tank (max of 425). Overall it is much better than the M I had previously which got around 13mpg on a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 09-09-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,151
Posted By TahoeM3
Interesting...why would you get the intercoolers...

Interesting...why would you get the intercoolers now if you have an M5 coming in 2 weeks? You'll never recoup that money and you only get to use it for 2 wks.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 09-02-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By TahoeM3
Don't let all the grumps get to you. These...

Don't let all the grumps get to you. These vehicles are made to be driven this way. The brake boosting you do is essentially the same as launch control on the X5M, but without all the extra power. ...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,240
Posted By TahoeM3
Good info, thanks. I would have expected more...

Good info, thanks. I would have expected more power from the intakes, but maybe the intercoolers are more if a bottleneck.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 08-20-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,240
Posted By TahoeM3
Those are the stock airboxes, right? Any pics or...

Those are the stock airboxes, right? Any pics or further details on the Dinan intake?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-25-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,547
Posted By TahoeM3
Some people here have had it done. My dealer...

Some people here have had it done. My dealer says it isn't available yet. As for gains, it would be the same as on the 550i, which is a 6 hp gain over stage 1. Not a lot, but it is supposed to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,201
Posted By TahoeM3
I disagree...the Dinan software makes a huge...

I disagree...the Dinan software makes a huge difference in throttle response and adds a significant amount of "sport" to the drive. Instead of it feeling like you have to stand on the gas pedal to...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-25-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,201
Posted By TahoeM3
Yeah I don't know where all of the flames came...

Yeah I don't know where all of the flames came from...seemed to be out of nowhere someone is trying to convince you Porsche is the end-all-be-all of sports cars (it isn't). The M3 is a great choice...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-25-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,201
Posted By TahoeM3
I have no doubt that with new suspension, revised...

I have no doubt that with new suspension, revised tuning, and better (non-RFT) tires it is much more connected and a better driver's car. I have the Dinan tune on the X5 50i, and it's really amazing...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-21-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,368
Posted By TahoeM3
I know I'm in the minority on this issue, but I...

I know I'm in the minority on this issue, but I don't think AD is worth the money. I've had it on my last 2 X5s and don't have it on my current one, which was ordered. There is definitely a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-09-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,235
Posted By TahoeM3
I didn't say it performed like an 80s...

I didn't say it performed like an 80s Cadillac...numbers are meaningless for this argument.

I said it drives like one, the way it floats down the highway and has diminished steering and handling...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-08-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 10,235
Posted By TahoeM3
You are correct...don't let them tell you...

You are correct...don't let them tell you differently. This isn't an '80s Cadillac...it shouldn't drive like one. But it does.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-07-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TahoeM3
I'm in the same segment you are...having owned...

I'm in the same segment you are...having owned around 10 BMWs now from age 16 to now 41. What you have to understand is that BMW has always made sports sedans and driver's cars. That's what people...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,047
Posted By TahoeM3
I'd say Sport mode (both chassis and performance)...

I'd say Sport mode (both chassis and performance) and DS or manual shift mode. Sport+ will turn off traction control which you probably don't want in a 500hp rear drive car on the street.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By TahoeM3
Can't say I'm surprised...with the direction BMW...

Can't say I'm surprised...with the direction BMW is going these days, they will be putting Lexus badges on their cars within a few years. The throttle response issue, to me, is inexcusable. Even if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,629
Posted By TahoeM3
You live in California? Chance of waiving = 0%.

You live in California? Chance of waiving = 0%.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-04-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,443
Posted By TahoeM3
Of course...Gilligan's Island reference...the...

Of course...Gilligan's Island reference...the lost pilot.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-04-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,986
Posted By TahoeM3
I haven't shopped for a Lexus in a really long...

I haven't shopped for a Lexus in a really long time (7 yrs+), but I don't remember the dealership/waiting area being nicer that my current BMW dealership. Maybe things have changed. It's still not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By TahoeM3
Yes, it has to be parked.

Yes, it has to be parked.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 06-03-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,790
Posted By TahoeM3
To me, a wrist driver (someone who rests their...

To me, a wrist driver (someone who rests their wrist on the top of the steering wheel at all times as if that somehow makes them cooler) = instant DB.

Use the thumb rests...they are there for a...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-30-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,955
Posted By TahoeM3
There are different settings/configurations, but...

There are different settings/configurations, but here is a link...

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/05/2013-bmw-5-series-updated-with-customizable-instrument-panel.html
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 05-29-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,021
Posted By TahoeM3
I hope that's true..I'd love to do that on the...

I hope that's true..I'd love to do that on the X5. I'm really looking forward to the intake.
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