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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 05-01-2012, 03:50 AM
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If anyone has any experience with these coilovers can you tell me how they feel?

I have x5 48 without the adaptive drive option & I plan on daily driving and better handling ...
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:59 AM
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still waiting ... any feedback on this?
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:49 PM
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still waiting for an answer or reference ....
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:04 AM
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Do you know which version to buy with AD, seems like they have a with or without version if you have EDC, which I believe only the X5M has?
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:22 PM
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I put them on a 06 charger daytona I had. They were great. I did have some minor issue in adjusting them, but other than that they provided great handling!
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:33 PM
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Do you know which version to buy with AD, seems like they have a with or without version if you have EDC, which I believe only the X5M has?
Adaptive drive = EDC
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:20 PM
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Adaptive drive = EDC
That's what I originally thought, but whenever I searched it always returns X5M results, thanks for the confirmation.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:34 PM
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That's what I originally thought, but whenever I searched it always returns X5M results, thanks for the confirmation.
The Adaptive drive is used in the normal non-///M vehicles.
EDC (electronic Damper Control) is only for ///M vehicles.

I think they are technically different from each other.

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:36 PM
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I put them on a 06 charger daytona I had. They were great. I did have some minor issue in adjusting them, but other than that they provided great handling!
Variant 3?
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:46 PM
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Do you know which version to buy with AD, seems like they have a with or without version if you have EDC, which I believe only the X5M has?

You plan to put them on an X5 or the 135i?

You are right they don't talk about adaptive drive ... they only stated EDC? I don't know why?

Now I am in touch with their technical support in Germany ... give me your email address and I can keep you posted in my emails. Perhaps we can help each other to reach the right decision.

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Old 05-22-2012, 04:12 AM
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I sent you PM, looking at them for the X5.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:35 PM
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I sent you PM, looking at them for the X5.
I sent a reply already.

one member on the Xbimmers forum has installed KWV3 on an X5 M & he has placed a thread about it. He was very happy about it & his car should be provide with the EDC. If I find it I will place the link here.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:44 PM
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:57 PM
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The Adaptive drive is used in the normal non-///M vehicles.
EDC (electronic Damper Control) is only for ///M vehicles.

I think they are technically different from each other.
Adaptive Drive = EDC + ARS

Both X5's (///M and non-M) have AD (AD optional on non-M X5 right now).

Tuning of the EDC is different and so are the EDC shocks for each.

ARS is very similar if not nearly identical. Not 100% sure about tuning of ARS though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:56 AM
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After two months driving on KW, I am very happy about the setup. Much better handling / control, less body roll and better appearance. I am still using the factory setup without adjustment.
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