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Old 11-28-2015, 08:01 PM
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New 2016 X3 with XLine

I just purchased a new 2016 X3 35i with XLine and runflat tires. The ride is extremely stiff.
Is there anyway to improve the ride?
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:44 PM
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Might check the tire pressure and see if its over inflated or something. I've found my 2016 to handle and ride well for a SUV, even off road.
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:22 AM
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Might check the tire pressure and see if its over inflated or something. I've found my 2016 to handle and ride well for a SUV, even off road.
+1. Winter is coming, and sometimes the dealerships over-inflate the tires to prevent the dreaded "low tire" warning from the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). The tire pressure drops about 1 psi for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit. So, in Colorado Springs, in the winter....

To the OP: You can check your tire pressure through your i-Drive system. It will give you a readout for each tire. I think you have to be moving to get an accurate reading. Also, select the comfort mode with the switch on your center console. That is supposed to soften the ride somewhat.

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Old 11-30-2015, 08:31 AM
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Is it different than the one you test drove? Do you have the Dynamic Handling Package?
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Old 11-30-2015, 08:58 AM
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Please post images of your vehicle.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:38 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I'll check the tire pressure and let some air out if needed.

Does anyone know if I can install higher profile tires on the 19" rims? I'm not sure if this would interfere with the speedometer.

I don't remember the test drive being that rough.

Thanks again for the input.
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:52 PM
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If your test drive was in one with the 19" wheels and rode smoother, your tire inflation pressures would be the first place to check. As AlpineWeiss wrote, you can check the pressure right from the iDrive Vehicle Info section. I do it all the time.

This is an old video w/o the specific pressures displayed:



Normal pressure for the X3 is pretty high; I think it's 32F/38R.
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