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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 08-22-2011, 03:04 PM
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Exclamation X5 //M... Sitting CORECT!!!

This is the nicest setup I have yet to see on this BEAST...











BMW X5M Featuring
D2FORGED CV2 DEEP CONCAVE 3PC FORGED WHEELS
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:11 PM
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rims are too ugly/small. does not look mean enough.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:45 PM
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Not my cup of tea.. pothole detector.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:07 PM
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Horrendous.

Not only is it non-functional, it looks like a bloated white thing squashed down.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:24 PM
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Well... It like many things... For example:

The Gym, Cuban cigars, Exotic Latin Women, Filtered House music.... Ain't for everybody either.
That all happens to be what I partake in.
I dig this X5 as do several others. Just sharing. Not ya style? It's all good.
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Old 08-23-2011, 09:43 PM
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I'm gonna say it looks like a supermodel with...... Clown makeup. You know it looks should look beautiful but the changes destroys it
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:41 PM
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All wrong...the rims might look good if it wasn't lowered and even that is questionable.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:12 AM
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Looks are individual preferences. Nice pics...which lens?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:18 AM
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Looks are individual preferences. Nice pics...which lens?
I didnt snap em personally... But I believe a Nikon was used.
As far as the suspension goes... Some of us dont like wheel gap! And lets face it... What are the chances of a X5M going off-road? Slim too nada! Might as well drop it and really utilize all that power with added handling.

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:26 AM
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:56 AM
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But why upsize the rims and fail to increase the rotor sizes??? The entire drive for 'bigger rims' was borne of the need to stuff bigger rotors under the rubber... but people have become fixated on bigger rims, but lost sight of the true reason! So you get thin rubber profiles- yielding poorer handling- and puny brake rotors floating in big open rims. And an industry that has convinced people that 'lower profile' = 'tighter' = 'better handling'.

And dropping the suspension by hacking off spring, or stuffing in a spring that fits without consideration of the damper, bumpstop/suspension travel, etc, is just another 'feature' of half-assed modding.

If you are going to take a car towards a concept (ie it isn't off road, we are dropping it to optimize the handling) then it needs ALL aspects of that concept to be executed- wheels, suspension, brakes, etc.

My two cents... to each there own, but I wanted to provide the rationale behind my 'horrendous' opinion.

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^^ You really didn't provide nothing more than your speculated opinion sir. I have been modifying vehicles for nearly 2 decades.

Sure, one can opt to upgrade brakes IF they wanted. Why? This vehicle above is simply a cruiser. You are speaking in terms for track use. Not to mention, these forged wheels above although larger in diameter are in fact LIGHTER than smaller OEM wheels!

I am not 'convinced' that the above setup would handle better than the factory setup. Neither am I trying to 'convince' anyone otherwise.

It is a "appearance upgrade" but, I am pretty sure the setup would not yield poorer stats in a slalom, braking, or otherwise. More than likely, it would be better if the customer decided to test it's capabilities.

You're right... There is plenty of misinformation about "modding" vehicles. Customers should inform and educate themselves depending upon THEIR specific needs.
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Well... It like many things... For example:

The Gym, Cuban cigars, Exotic Latin Women, Filtered House music.... Ain't for everybody either.
That all happens to be what I partake in.
I dig this X5 as do several others. Just sharing. Not ya style? It's all good.
That explains much.

At least you are consistent. You lowered the X, and you dropped one of those redundant R's out of "correct".
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:24 PM
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Hmm. The word "ghastly" comes to mind.
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Your mods are many things, an appearance upgrade is not among them. Why do people take such a beautiful vehicle and do such awful things to it? It makes me think of abused children. I wish you could report people who lower their SUV's and trucks, and then throw on bad looking rims and wheels, to child protective services.
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Your mods are many things, an appearance upgrade is not among them. Why do people take such a beautiful vehicle and do such awful things to it? It makes me think of abused children. I wish you could report people who lower their SUV's and trucks, and then throw on bad looking rims and wheels, to child protective services.
Kinda get that same feeling when I see scrawny dudes in public trying to hit on women or standing around giggling. There needs to be a "Fitness Police" to report all noodle-arm dudes to.

Of course that's just 1 example...
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come on guys, it's an individual choice on how one mods his/her car. No one likes the same stuff, these things are subjective.
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come on guys, it's an individual choice on how one mods his/her car. No one likes the same stuff, these things are subjective.
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That explains much.

At least you are consistent. You lowered the X, and you dropped one of those redundant R's out of "correct".
And he took away a piece of the ///M badge. There is nothing "correct" about subjective, though.
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And he took away a piece of the ///M badge. There is nothing "correct" about subjective, though.
I think the name 'quack' says it all.

Ooooooh The Spelling Police busted me....
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At least you are consistent. You lowered the X, and you dropped one of those redundant R's out of "correct".
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I showed this thread to my son, as yet another example of how steroids and protein powder can frick you up in so many different ways.

Much to my relief, he said, "Dad, you don't need to ever worry about me trying that stuff. I've seen some of those dudes in the locker room, and I really have no interest in shrinking my Johnson."

What was that about skinny guys trying to pick up chicks again?

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I showed this thread to my son, as yet another example of how steroids and protein powder can frick you up in so many different ways.

Much to my relief, he said, "Dad, you don't need to ever worry about me trying that stuff. I've seen some of those dudes in the locker room, and I really have no interest in shrinking my Johnson."

What was that about skinny guys trying to pick up chicks again?

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Bwahahahahaha!!!! THAT was hilarious! Thx.... I needed that laugh.
I wouldn't know about either. Don't need synthetic help. Just 20yrs of dedication in the gym. And a gorgeous wife of over 10yrs.
Anything else nephew?
Hey... There is plain basic stuff for plain basic people like yourself. Don't knock others for desiring "more".

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Not my cup of tea, but your dentist will love it as you're spending thousands of $'s on fillings. You must have a lot nicer roads in your neck of the woods.
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Not my cup of tea, but your dentist will love it as you're spending thousands of $'s on fillings. You must have a lot nicer roads in your neck of the woods.
Not my personal vehicle (but how I would modify mine!) but I would imagine it will see mostly highways and smooth streets. Even on my 7, I would not have lowered had my roads been rough.

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