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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:16 PM
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Call Dinan and ask them. They are very friendly folks and will certainly know.
Your reply is appreciated, however I had already spoken with a friendly Dinan rep. I posted to this thread in an attempt to receive real world results and/or opinions.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:10 PM
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I share your opinion.. Perhaps among the 5 series forum one might be luckier
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:00 PM
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Anyone else with Dinan or other X5 50i ecu tune? Any 0-60 times? I'm curious about the actual improvement compared to stock.
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:33 AM
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I like Dinan's Free Flow Exhaust with Black Ceramic Tips, but I really want my X5 to look different from everyone else's in the area. Here is what I've done thus far and what I have for sale:

MOD's thus far:
22" X6 M Wheels with 45MM H&R Spacers (Rear) / 35MM H&R Spacer (Front)
Black Kidney Grill
Black Window Tint
BMW Carbon Door Pillar Set
Hamann Lowered Suspension (30mm)
Hamann Black Anodized Pedal Set
LED Angel Eyes
Titanium Roof Rail Removal

On Order:
Dinan Stage 1 Engine Software/Boost Upgrade
Hamann X5 M Front Bumper with 2 LED "Fog Lights"
BMW X5 M's Bumper...so I can do the Hamann X5 M Center Exhaust

For Sale:
BMW 20" Style 333M-Sport with Dunlop SP Sport MAXX DSST Performance Run Flat Tires
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Front Bumper
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Rear Bumper & Exhaust
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Suspension Springs & Links
H&R 30MM Wheel Spacer
Titanium Kidney Grills
Titanium Roof Rail

If interested email me: mcloud34@aol.com
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:47 AM
Smsteinmetz Smsteinmetz is offline
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I like Dinan's Free Flow Exhaust with Black Ceramic Tips, but I really want my X5 to look different from everyone else's in the area. Here is what I've done thus far and what I have for sale:

MOD's thus far:
22" X6 M Wheels with 45MM H&R Spacers (Rear) / 35MM H&R Spacer (Front)
Black Kidney Grill
Black Window Tint
BMW Carbon Door Pillar Set
Hamann Lowered Suspension (30mm)
Hamann Black Anodized Pedal Set
LED Angel Eyes
Titanium Roof Rail Removal

On Order:
Dinan Stage 1 Engine Software/Boost Upgrade
Hamann X5 M Front Bumper with 2 LED "Fog Lights"
BMW X5 M's Bumper...so I can do the Hamann X5 M Center Exhaust

For Sale:
BMW 20" Style 333M-Sport with Dunlop SP Sport MAXX DSST Performance Run Flat Tires
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Front Bumper
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Rear Bumper & Exhaust
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Suspension Springs & Links
H&R 30MM Wheel Spacer
Titanium Kidney Grills
Titanium Roof Rail

If interested email me: mcloud34@aol.com
How much for the wheels and tires? And what led route did you go?


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Old 04-12-2011, 12:37 PM
nyranger74 nyranger74 is offline
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Originally Posted by MACX5 View Post
I like Dinan's Free Flow Exhaust with Black Ceramic Tips, but I really want my X5 to look different from everyone else's in the area. Here is what I've done thus far and what I have for sale:

MOD's thus far:
22" X6 M Wheels with 45MM H&R Spacers (Rear) / 35MM H&R Spacer (Front)
Black Kidney Grill
Black Window Tint
BMW Carbon Door Pillar Set
Hamann Lowered Suspension (30mm)
Hamann Black Anodized Pedal Set
LED Angel Eyes
Titanium Roof Rail Removal

On Order:
Dinan Stage 1 Engine Software/Boost Upgrade
Hamann X5 M Front Bumper with 2 LED "Fog Lights"
BMW X5 M's Bumper...so I can do the Hamann X5 M Center Exhaust

For Sale:
BMW 20" Style 333M-Sport with Dunlop SP Sport MAXX DSST Performance Run Flat Tires
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Front Bumper
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Rear Bumper & Exhaust
BMW X5 50i M Sports Package Suspension Springs & Links
H&R 30MM Wheel Spacer
Titanium Kidney Grills
Titanium Roof Rail

If interested email me: mcloud34@aol.com
You have to post pics


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Old 05-16-2011, 09:18 AM
NovaM3 NovaM3 is offline
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Finally got around to taking a few pics of my ride. I got the 2011 X5 50i with M package back in September and decided to send it to the guys at DINAN for a lil upgrade. I couldn't be happier right now with the car. They increased the power dramatically up from 400 HP to 495HP with 570+ lb/ft torque! They increased the boost from about 9.5psi to 14psi and i also got their free flow exhaust put on the car with the black ceramic tips. The exhaust is amazing and has zero drone around town and cruising on freeway, but when you step on it the thing turns into a different animal. I smoked a 2011 Cayenne S the other day on the freeway and i don't think he had a clue what happened. The car is amazing and well worth it. Question is if any of you have any advice for any other mods i could do to my car. DINAN is going to work on a suspension system for the X5 and i'm most likely going to lower it 3/4 - 1 inch which i think will make it look a bit more sporty.

Other than that i'd be curious if anyone has any input on RIMS. I would love to get HRE's, but i don't feel like spending $5K plus on wheels. Anyone have any experience with any good rims that aren't too flashy and don't break the bank. I also don't want to take away from my ride by buying cheap phony rims. I'm currently thinking about buying a set of repo X6M 300M 20 inch rims as a winter set (see bottom two pics attached 1 pic is the wheel the other pic is of a mounted application for the repo from another BMW forum member) and then use them for the next 5 months for ski season (put on snow tires 275/40/20's all around) and then perhaps sell my current 333M OEM 20 inch wheels (on the car now) and upgrade to something nicer for my full time summer set post April 2011. Anyone have any input? You think i should go black? I'm not interested in blacking out the rear tail lights as i think that is overkill.

Other mods to date include:
Black painted reflectors
Black painted OEM grill inserts
Dinan pedal set
Dinan free flow exhaust with black ceramic tips
Dinan stage 1 engine software kit and boost kit

My current 333M rims are not painted charcoal btw, that is just brake dust, car is filthy right now as its been raining a ton in nor cal
Hello. Great setup on your X5! Looks very aggressive! I too have a 2011 X5 50i and I am thinking about getting the Dinan performance upgrade. I wanted to get feedback from owners who have had it done and have drove thier X5's for a while and if they have had any issues with their vehicles. Are their any downsides, besides lower MPG and speeding tickets, if you do get the upgrade? I mean with the engine, turbo, etc. if it is poperly maintained and not beat to hell! Also do you notice an increase in the rev limit in each gear? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:05 AM
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Lets see some pics of the 22' wheels on your X5 with the spacers

Last edited by sean18337; 05-19-2011 at 08:09 AM.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:57 PM
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Hello. Great setup on your X5! Looks very aggressive! I too have a 2011 X5 50i and I am thinking about getting the Dinan performance upgrade. I wanted to get feedback from owners who have had it done and have drove thier X5's for a while and if they have had any issues with their vehicles. Are their any downsides, besides lower MPG and speeding tickets, if you do get the upgrade? I mean with the engine, turbo, etc. if it is poperly maintained and not beat to hell! Also do you notice an increase in the rev limit in each gear? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I had the Dinan software installed about a month ago (at around 12,000 miles on the odometer).

It feels a little better off the line (this was most important to me). For everything else, it is very strong all the way beyond "go straight to jail" speeds.

The transmission is still jerky (which I hate) in stop-n-go traffic < 30mph.

As for MPG, my average of 18-19 hasn't changed at all.

Would I have the software installed again? Probably (keeping in mind we're talking about a fat SUV, not a race car).

Best of luck
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:08 PM
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Bro, you have no idea how excited you just got me. If I ever bought an X5, it would be that exact spec with dinan.

Oh to only be a student still and ogle at cars I can't afford yet lol.....

I didn't read the rest of the thread but I was thinking you could get the dinan intake as well.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:01 PM
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2011 DINAN X5 50i

Cant wait for dinan to put out the air intake for the x5 its gonna look sick just like the f10 intake


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Old 08-21-2013, 06:12 PM
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Just got back from dealer got stage 4 and inter coolers done, only thing I'm waiting is the exhaust can't wait. I must admit there's a difference from stage 2 I must say now its truely a beast
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:00 PM
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Be careful about Dinan.
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