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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 01-16-2013, 11:02 AM
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Owners with the space saver spare

When you lift the floor to access the spare, do you have a strut/shock to hold the floor up while removing the jack & spare?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:18 AM
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When you lift the floor to access the spare, do you have a strut/shock to hold the floor up while removing the jack & spare?
Not as standard in the U.S. market -- you must add it yourself.

BMW took it out of the U.S. model after the first year or two of the E70 as a cost savings.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:12 PM
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There is a DIY on here somewhere including the list of parts needed.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:23 PM
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:40 PM
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=498387

Part Numbers
51-47-9-149-120 strut ~$41
51-47-9-138-212 plate ~$12
07-12-9-903-027 screws ~$1 each (Need 4)

Should cost a bit less than $70 for all shipped.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:29 PM
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I got the strut for about $40 or so from getBMWparts.com - the dealer is near me so I picked it up. The holes to unstall were already in my 2013 X5. Took a couple of minutes, most of the time being spent climbing my old body in and out of the back of the vehicle
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:12 PM
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Ask and you shall receive:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=498387

Part Numbers
51-47-9-149-120 strut ~$41
51-47-9-138-212 plate ~$12
07-12-9-903-027 screws ~$1 each (Need 4)

Should cost a bit less than $70 for all shipped.

Thanks!
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:57 PM
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the kit from getbmwparts had everything in it
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IIRC it was "decontented" in 2011. Our 2007 and 2008 both had it. Our 2011 does not.

At least our 2011 has the tie downs and floor tracks...
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:20 PM
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I have mine on X5 2013 3.5i... my car is latin america version.

But other question, I have run flats, but I still have a spare on the trunk... is this makes sense??

It seems BMW doesnt taking care about costs... strut, spare on run flats.... ?

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Old 01-18-2013, 09:24 AM
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I have mine on X5 2013 3.5i... my car is latin america version.

But other question, I have run flats, but I still have a spare on the trunk... is this makes sense??

It seems BMW doesnt taking care about costs... strut, spare on run flats.... ?
With the hassle a few of us went through in trying to get a spare in the open market here in the states after purchase I can only say "thank your lucky stars" you got one. However, I think the reality is that BMW realizes that not all buyers will keep buying run flats as replacement tires (due to cost or availability) so they probably simply equip export vehicles with the spare as a default position.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:53 AM
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When you lift the floor to access the spare, do you have a strut/shock to hold the floor up while removing the jack & spare?

Yes, but I heard a lot of people don't have it. You can add it yourself with OEM parts.
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What else did BMW cheap out on?
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What else did BMW cheap out on?
Luggage tracks

Luggage compartment roller cover

Dipsticks

Rear cigarette lighters

Base stereo (was severely downgraded in 2011; I understand it's better in the 2012's and 2013's)

If you are an old timer like me, you even remember when your new BMW came with tools, a first aid kit, a warning triangle and a flashlight.

Heck, between the E60 and the F10, they even took "The Ultimate Driving Machine" out of the 5 series.
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Here's a link to our kit for those interested!

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Thanks Jason!

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Thanks Jason! I have attempted to place an order, but apparently there is a debug issue. It states to contact the admin.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:22 AM
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Heck, between the E60 and the F10, they even took "The Ultimate Driving Machine" out of the 5 series.
I have heard likewise between the E90 and the F30 3 Series.

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Old 01-19-2013, 07:58 AM
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Luggage tracks

Luggage compartment roller cover

Dipsticks

Rear cigarette lighters

Base stereo (was severely downgraded in 2011; I understand it's better in the 2012's and 2013's)

If you are an old timer like me, you even remember when your new BMW came with tools, a first aid kit, a warning triangle and a flashlight.

Heck, between the E60 and the F10, they even took "The Ultimate Driving Machine" out of the 5 series.
On my X5 13 I still have the emergency kit, the triangle, and tools as well, are these not default in US?
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:05 AM
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On my X5 13 I still have the emergency kit, the triangle, and tools as well, are these not default in US?
That is correct, in the USA, we do not get any of those standard.
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Got the kit from getbmwparts.com and installed it in less than 5 minutes....the crazy part about it is that the holes are there in the cargo lid AND the bolt with the round piece that the strut snaps to is also already there....it literally is like they just forgot to add it.
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