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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 09-04-2012, 06:54 AM
FirstBMWx5d FirstBMWx5d is offline
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Question X5 Wheel Alingment

I took delivery of a new 2012 30d with 20" mixed tyres.
Lightly clipped a keen in a narrow parking bay.
Screwed up the wheel alignment straight away.
This is my first X5, it's this a normal trait with X5's are they really that soft?
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:58 AM
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Mein Auto: '12 X5 35d
I've had 3 X5's and have bumped into a few things, but never with 20's, but I haven't needed an alignment unless under normal preventive maintenance.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:28 AM
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I took delivery of a new 2012 30d with 20" mixed tyres.
Lightly clipped a keen in a narrow parking bay.
Screwed up the wheel alignment straight away.
This is my first X5, it's this a normal trait with X5's are they really that soft?
How do you know it screwed up the alignment???

Dealer could be lying just to extract $300 from you.... Or it could have come from the factory misaligned.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:46 PM
FirstBMWx5d FirstBMWx5d is offline
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Alingment was perfect before I scraped the Kerb.
Very gentle scrape at very low speed then started pulling to the left.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:23 AM
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We took our X5 for wheel alignment recently as it was too "toe-in", now it goes dead straight and doesn't pull to one side at all!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:26 AM
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We took our X5 for wheel alignment recently as it was too "toe-in", now it goes dead straight and doesn't pull to one side at all!
What were the before and after numbers for toe???????????
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:26 PM
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Any damage on the wheel? Which one was it?
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