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Old 06-04-2013, 01:22 PM
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It seems like most of the posts are about problem with the X5. How about changing the mood with an appreciation thread?
I'll start. Here's my X5 (my wife's to be exact)







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Old 06-12-2013, 12:03 AM
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Nice idea I will try to post some of my X5s pictures , and I like that silver underneath cover in your x5 ,,,


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Old 06-12-2013, 12:11 AM
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:41 PM
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:40 AM
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Great photos guys. I love the e53 shape and prefer it over the later models. It looks great with sports wheels. These are fine car looks guys. Super.


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Old 06-14-2013, 05:41 AM
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My Beema looks boring by comparison but will send you pics nevertheless after I clean her up


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Old 06-14-2013, 01:56 PM
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2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD) 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)

Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport and 91 Z32TwinTurbo
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:44 AM
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:55 PM
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2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD) 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)

Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport and 91 Z32TwinTurbo
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Old 06-21-2013, 05:01 PM
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:19 PM
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:26 AM
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:24 PM
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:25 PM
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Is this the 4.6is ???


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I haven't seen any 4.6iS in this thread yet

I lower it an inch using DIS.

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2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD) 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)

Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport and 91 Z32TwinTurbo
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:53 AM
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Your wife's car is bad ass! im curious, im am currently in the process of upgrading my 2002 X5 and i was wondering, what kind of rims those are and how much did you pay for them?
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:40 AM
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:43 AM
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:10 PM
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Your wife's car is bad ass! im curious, im am currently in the process of upgrading my 2002 X5 and i was wondering, what kind of rims those are and how much did you pay for them?
They are HRE 648R, running $1500 ea new. I didn't buy them new however I bought them with fairly new Michelin Diamaris for $2800.
They are on the iS now and style168 wheels with new Continental DWS are for sale ($1850 shipped)

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congrats on the IS, wicked
Thank you. Dinan exhaust sounds exotic
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2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD) 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)

Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport and 91 Z32TwinTurbo

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:13 PM
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This is my 'new' ride with the hideous 22" wheels that came with it, they have now been replaced with a set of stock ones. It's been raining ever since we changed them over so the poor thing is filthy so no updated photos.

She needs a bit of touch up on her front bumpers, not too sure how they managed to hit something with parking sensors


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Old 07-09-2013, 02:57 PM
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If this works, here is my lady. 2001 with 93,000 miles. Most beautiful car I have ever driven
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:07 PM
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If this works, here is my lady. 2001 with 93,000 miles. Most beautiful car I have ever driven
I see that you have an Army plate on the front..are you currently serving? I did 21 years Army and retired in 07. I have a 01 X5 myself but my mileage almost double yours.....lol 168K but my old gal still runs strong and I am about to put her in the shop to take care of the 200k maintenance early.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:09 PM
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My son is a tanker in the Army National Guard waiting for active duty. The lady and I have had our disagreements, but we always make up.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:24 AM
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If this works, here is my lady. 2001 with 93,000 miles. Most beautiful car I have ever driven
Looks good. You need to restore those headlights.
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:49 PM
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Looks good. You need to restore those headlights.
My headlights also need restoring, can I ask can this be done yourself and if so how?
Thank you.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:47 AM
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^I use 3M headlight restoration kit. There's instruction inside the kit. Pretty easy to do if you own a drill.
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