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Old 07-24-2012, 03:05 PM
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ah ok. for some reason i didn't think your X3 came with angel eyes.
i was planning on just buying headlights from an LCI X3 and buying those bulb upgrades like you did.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:34 AM
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Here are a few pics of my X3.....
IMO, best one out there!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:21 PM
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I have a silver 2006 X3 M Sport Im looking for a set of staggered wheels for. I love your wheels. Would you share what kind and size the wheels and tires are? They would be perfect on my X3.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:39 PM
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I have had a Brand New set of KW Variant 2 Coilovers for sale for a little bit now. I was advertising $1,600 shipped, but have been getting a few interested parties lately so it may depend on where i'm shipping to.

Some cool X3's in this thread, glad i finally found it. I was starting to think that there were no enthusiast owned X3's.

EDIT: This is NOT the set from my X3, but a completely new, never touched set that I had previously got for someone who had to back out.
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Prototype E83 2007 Monaco 'X3M' | N54T Swap | Gruppe M CF CAI | VRSF CP & DPs | ER Dual Oil Coolers | Dual 2.5" Piping w/X-Pipe | E92 M3 Rear Exhaust | 20" 310M | Michelin PSS 275/305 | F10 M5 & F30 ///M Brakes | KW Variant 2 | H&R Sways | BMW Performance Grills w/Tri-Color | Custom BMW ///M Body Treatment | CF Trim | BMW Performance Shift & Handbrake Knobs | BMW Performance SS Pedals | M3 Dead Pedal | V1 Hardwired | Int LEDs | Umnitza Orion v4 AE & More

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Old 08-03-2012, 01:47 PM
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Sorry for double posts, but is anybody located around Chicago? I'd love an X3 meet.
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Prototype E83 2007 Monaco 'X3M' | N54T Swap | Gruppe M CF CAI | VRSF CP & DPs | ER Dual Oil Coolers | Dual 2.5" Piping w/X-Pipe | E92 M3 Rear Exhaust | 20" 310M | Michelin PSS 275/305 | F10 M5 & F30 ///M Brakes | KW Variant 2 | H&R Sways | BMW Performance Grills w/Tri-Color | Custom BMW ///M Body Treatment | CF Trim | BMW Performance Shift & Handbrake Knobs | BMW Performance SS Pedals | M3 Dead Pedal | V1 Hardwired | Int LEDs | Umnitza Orion v4 AE & More
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:07 AM
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I have had a Brand New set of KW Variant 2 Coilovers for sale for a little bit now. I was advertising $1,600 shipped, but have been getting a few interested parties lately so it may depend on where i'm shipping to.

Some cool X3's in this thread, glad i finally found it. I was starting to think that there were no enthusiast owned X3's.

EDIT: This is NOT the set from my X3, but a completely new, never touched set that I had previously got for someone who had to back out.

I just finished installing my front KW V2 coilovers, but have a question.... I cant seem to get the top mount up front tight.... I dont want to use the impact gun as it might hurt the Coilover shaft... I was thinking a ratcheting wrenh and then a socket through it to hold the xenter part of the shaft while i tighten it....
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:20 AM
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Impact won't hurt, just be careful. But sounds like you know what you're doing, I would use a long torque wrench if you have one, the leverage tends to put on enough initial pressure to keep the piston rod from turning. Do you know what I mean?

Mind if I ask how much you paid for your variant 2's? I want to see how far under I am from someone who just found their own retailer. So far I think my $1600 shipped is a good price. I'm getting good interest, and a couple almost purchases, but I need to get some money back.

Feel free to post how much you LOVE the KW's. They're perfect, awesome ride, great handling.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:23 PM
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I just finished the whole install a few hours ago on my X3 and I must say that just from driving them around the block they feel much better in comparison to my H&R springs with sport shocks...
I am still going to play with the ride height and rebound setting on the damper units, however I wish there was a full adjustable camber plate for this model coil over....I did knock out both centering pins on the top of my strut mounts to allow for a little more adjustment once i get my alignment done on Monday, I can't wait to take it on its first "shakedown" run however... I paid right under $2000.00 for my set which had to be ordered from Germany through KW in California.....
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:14 PM
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Damn, wish you had found some of my ads sooner. Oh well, yea, you can turn the E83 into an awesome handling machine. It's still 4000lbs, but that's only a couple hundred pounds (or a little more) heavier than a fully loaded E90.

If you have the chance, check out which suspension bushings from the E46 M3 fit the X3 and enjoy, they are a definite improvement.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:09 PM
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took out the rdash CCFL angel eyes and replaced them with Orion V2's from Umnitza.
here are a couple of pics right after i finished the install:





took me about an hour to put the driver's side headlight back in. such a pain
i also painted the corners a reflective silver color.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:45 AM
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Is the angel eye you put in the high beam on the inside or outside of the hole for it?
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:20 PM
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it's inside it. the ring is just big enough to fit snug inside the chrome trim and i just used some gorilla glue to hold it in place.
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:40 AM
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Just did my Angel eye install...hooked them up to my blinkers so they're not as bright as they should be but it looks so cool when I use my blinkers!!
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:14 AM
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looks good.
glad to see you got them working.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:22 AM
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Just did my Angel eye install...hooked them up to my blinkers so they're not as bright as they should be but it looks so cool when I use my blinkers!!
Congrats on getting them installed. So, do they flash when you use your turn signals?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:15 PM
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Yeahh they flash 10 times brighter when I use my blinkers but I'm wiring them into the + terminal next week so they're full brightness all the time but lose the blinking functionality
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