Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-22-2013, 08:45 AM
jfabes jfabes is offline
Registered User
Location: H-town
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Mein Auto: B8 S4, E70 X5d
Joined the club....

Hey guys, just wanted to say hi. Just picked up a very lightly used 2012 X5 35d (6k miles) for the wife. Its AW/Cinnamon, premium pkg, sport pkg, premium sound, running boards and 20's (214's). I couldn't justify spending $15k+ more for a new car when this is practically a new car. We traded in our '08 Q7 3.6Q and the X5 is hands down better in all areas. the diesel is silky smooth and has an abundance of torque w/o getting into it, and it drives like a car not a 5k lb suv. I figure we should save about a tank of fuel every 2.5-3 weeks We don't miss the extra space of the Q, car seats fit fine and we never used the 3rd row in the Q.

Its in the shop now getting clear bra and i have interior led's on order.

I've been reading about the various tunes available which seem to be much more popular wiht 335d owners and not X5 owners, i'm guessing due to the demographics and/or what the car is used for. Regardless, still interested. I like the JBD, seems inexpensive and easy while still getting decent gains, and codes can be cleared to avoid warranty issues (it seems). I know there is more power to be had, but not spending $1200 and can't send the ECU out (its her daily driver). Any additional input on this would be great, not too much i could find on here about tuning the X5 35d.

Thanks,
Jeff
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 02-22-2013, 08:57 AM
Die Wolfe's Avatar
Die Wolfe Die Wolfe is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northern California
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,050
Mein Auto: '12 535i Msport/'13 X5M
Congrats and sounds like you're off to the right start with the tune and clear bra! I just clear bra'd mine and I'm probably going to go with a Dinan tune. Have fun man and post pics!
__________________
2013 BMW X5///M
2012 BMW 535i M Sport

2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS (Sale pending)
1971 Buick Skylark
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-22-2013, 09:44 AM
sofa6A sofa6A is offline
Registered User
Location: Earf
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Mein Auto: Cars
Congrats!

We ordered the same color combo last week.

I see you ordered the clear bra. With a white car, does the edge catch dust making the line show up more so than on a dark color?

I am leaning towards not getting the bra because the line would bug me on a white car.

Your thoughts?
__________________
2013 BMW X5 35P Alpine White over Cinnamon Brown | Convenience & Cold Weather | "Hers"
2012 Audi S4 Phantom Black over Moonlight Silver/Black | 3.0 V6 Supercharged | 6-speed MT | Sports Diff | "His"
2005 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi | Dirt Hauler
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-22-2013, 10:01 AM
jfabes jfabes is offline
Registered User
Location: H-town
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Mein Auto: B8 S4, E70 X5d
Quote:
Originally Posted by sofa6A View Post
Congrats!

We ordered the same color combo last week.

I see you ordered the clear bra. With a white car, does the edge catch dust making the line show up more so than on a dark color?

I am leaning towards not getting the bra because the line would bug me on a white car.

Your thoughts?
Nice S4

I've had clear bra on my Ibis S4 since the day after i took delivery (12 months and about 12k miles ago) and i'll admit that the partial line bugged me a bit at first...BUT, i wasn't willing to pay 2x more for full hood/fender and evertime i wash the car and see that the front end is completely 100% chip free, I get over the hood line i have a real pet peeve with rock chips so the clear bra is a must, especially liviing in houston with all the construciton and road debri.

Also, if you get the edges rolled, it eliminates many of the hood/fender edge lines. I use a good cleaner made by xpel and i have no issues with dirty lines. on dark cars, you have to worry about keeping wax out of those lines. so its a double edged sword.
__________________
2012 X5 35d | Alpine White w/Cinnamon | Premium | Sport | Premium Sound | 20's Type 214's | Running Boards | Clear Bra | 30% Metalized Tint
2012 S4 Prestige 6MT | Ibis White w/Silver Spectra & Black Nappa | Sport Diff | Rear Shades | Clear Bra | 30% Metalized Tint | Interior LED's | OEM License LED's | APR Stage II+ | 19" Forgestars | H&R OE Springs | AWE Exhaust | Roc-Euro Intake
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-22-2013, 10:03 AM
Die Wolfe's Avatar
Die Wolfe Die Wolfe is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Northern California
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,050
Mein Auto: '12 535i Msport/'13 X5M
Quote:
Originally Posted by sofa6A View Post
Congrats!

We ordered the same color combo last week.

I see you ordered the clear bra. With a white car, does the edge catch dust making the line show up more so than on a dark color?

I am leaning towards not getting the bra because the line would bug me on a white car.

Your thoughts?
My clear bra blends well but can be seen at angles. It doesn't bother me though because it just shows me how much I care for my car! Haha

You could avoid all the lines by having the entire hood, bumper or panel wrapped.
__________________
2013 BMW X5///M
2012 BMW 535i M Sport

2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS (Sale pending)
1971 Buick Skylark
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-22-2013, 02:29 PM
sofa6A sofa6A is offline
Registered User
Location: Earf
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Mein Auto: Cars
[QUOTE=jfabes;7397846]Nice S4

on dark cars, you have to worry about keeping wax out of those lines. so its a double edged sword.[/QUOTLE]

Ha ha! Your S4 is nicely modded my friend.

Good point on the line with dark vs. light cars.

And, Lobo, I didn't consider having the whole hood done, but will look into the $$$.

Thanks men.
__________________
2013 BMW X5 35P Alpine White over Cinnamon Brown | Convenience & Cold Weather | "Hers"
2012 Audi S4 Phantom Black over Moonlight Silver/Black | 3.0 V6 Supercharged | 6-speed MT | Sports Diff | "His"
2005 Dodge Durango 5.7 Hemi | Dirt Hauler

Last edited by sofa6A; 02-22-2013 at 02:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-22-2013, 03:42 PM
jonnyz1245 jonnyz1245 is offline
Registered User
Location: Pacific Northwest
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 67
Mein Auto: Audi Allroad
Welcome to the club! My X5D should be here any day now.

and nice to see some B8 S4 love. I just got rid of my 2012 S4 a couple weeks ago for the X5. I live alone and don't need two cars. Well, my GF lives half the time with me but she has her own Loved the S4. Best car I have ever owned but the lack of space kept getting in the way so I got the X5 with AD! Hoping to keep this one for a long time.
__________________
2013 X5D Space Grey, Oyster, Prem, Sports Act, AD, EPS, RBoards, Space saver, 19's Any day now...
2012 S4, Monsoon, 6 speed, Prem+ , Rear sports diff, B&O, Carbon, 19's Gone but never forgotten. traded in for the X5... nicest V-6 i've ever driven
2005 Audi allroad, Loaded, gone and definitely not forgotten.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-22-2013, 05:42 PM
Doctor_H Doctor_H is offline
The Good Doctor
Location: Atlanta
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 53
Mein Auto: Spaceship
Welcome! Post some pics of the X5 when it comes back from the shop.
__________________
Doctor_H
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-22-2013, 06:49 PM
Frank-O Frank-O is offline
Registered User
Location: Connecticut
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 18
Mein Auto: Audi S4, BMW X5
Welcome Jfabes.....I just purchased the wife a 2010 X5 CPO....you over on Audizine?....I believe so. Anyway, I have clearbra on my glacier white 2013 S4 and the lines don't bother me one bit because I know the protection its providing. I'm considering having the clearbra installed on the X5...although it has a few (not many) chips in the hood...wasn't sure how that would look.
__________________
2013 Audi S4 - Glacier White - 6MT

2010 BMW X5 - Black Sapphire
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-22-2013, 07:07 PM
The Green Beast The Green Beast is offline
Registered User
Location: Kentucky
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 81
Mein Auto: 2003 M5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctor_H View Post
Welcome! Post some pics of the X5 when it comes back from the shop.
+1 on the pics! Welcome aboard.
__________________



2012 BMW X5 Diesel Platinum Bronze Metallic/Black Nevada Leather/Dark Burl Walnut Wood

2003 IIIM5 Oxford Green Metallic/Caramel/Dark Burl Walnut Wood

2010 Range Rover Supercharged Ipanema Sand/Sand with Navy piping

2006 Range Rover HSE Buckingham Blue/Parchment with Navy piping/American Cherry Wood....gone but not forgotten

2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Bronze/Stone....gone but not forgotten
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-25-2013, 09:28 PM
jfabes jfabes is offline
Registered User
Location: H-town
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 24
Mein Auto: B8 S4, E70 X5d
thanks for the warm welcome guys. clear bra went well, i'll get some pics when i get her cleaned up.

Frank-O...yes, on audizine constantly. is that your name over there? sounds familiar.

we are heading to dallas this weekend in the x5, first road trip....anticipating great gas mileage or i'm returing it. i'm kidding, but i am expecting 25+mpg's
__________________
2012 X5 35d | Alpine White w/Cinnamon | Premium | Sport | Premium Sound | 20's Type 214's | Running Boards | Clear Bra | 30% Metalized Tint
2012 S4 Prestige 6MT | Ibis White w/Silver Spectra & Black Nappa | Sport Diff | Rear Shades | Clear Bra | 30% Metalized Tint | Interior LED's | OEM License LED's | APR Stage II+ | 19" Forgestars | H&R OE Springs | AWE Exhaust | Roc-Euro Intake
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-25-2013, 10:26 PM
Emission's Avatar
Emission Emission is offline
Automotive Monomaniac
Location: North of Los Angeles, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,692
Mein Auto: Schnelle Autos
Congrats!

Welcome to the Fest.

- Mike
__________________
I am fortunate to have unique press cars delivered weekly, but I own:

'13 Audi Q5 2.0T Quattro 8AT
'86 Porsche 911 Turbo 4MT


Gone, but never forgotten... my E70 X5 35d, E90 335i, E46 330i, E36 328i, E70 X5 3.0si, E53 X5 3.0i.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Read my work as West Coast Editor for Autoblog!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms