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      05-25-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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2012 X3 Msport lowered on 20s

I've been busy....

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Front windows tinted 35%
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20x9 Stance SC-5 front rims
20x10.5 Stance SC-5 Rear rims
Yokohama tires
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Mark @ Tunerworks
Scott @ Customautoshield
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      05-25-2012, 09:21 PM   #2
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Looks good, I like the deep wheels on the back. Do you have the dynamic handling package? Wondering what that would do combined with the springs. The new height looks just right though, not too "slammed" for an SUV but no more unsightly wheel-gap either.
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      05-25-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Shit yer bud - looks awesome. Great set of wheels.
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      05-26-2012, 12:13 AM   #4
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Looks good, I like the deep wheels on the back. Do you have the dynamic handling package? Wondering what that would do combined with the springs. The new height looks just right though, not too "slammed" for an SUV but no more unsightly wheel-gap either.
No DHP, didn't' want to mess with the expensive Struts or the Hydraulics. I always thought that the X3 had too much wheel gap so lowering it an inch and so was perfect.
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You smoked the front lights? Looks kul, smoking the rears?
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      05-26-2012, 08:11 AM   #6
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You smoked the front lights? Looks kul, smoking the rears?
Yep, not planning on doing the rears.
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      05-26-2012, 09:39 AM   #7
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Your car is really NICE, all the mods are great. Awesome job!!!
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I've been busy....

When I first got it:





Mods:
JB tune running at 3.5PSI over stock
Front windows tinted 35%
3M Stone Guard with Headlights and Fogs tinted
Plasti-dipped Grill
H&R Springs
20x9 Stance SC-5 front rims
20x10.5 Stance SC-5 Rear rims
Yokohama tires
NOW:







Special Thanks to
Mike @ N54tuning
Mark @ Tunerworks
Scott @ Customautoshield

Looks good with a nice concave effect to those rims Thought they may have been "CV3's" at first glance. Good job
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Love the wheels and the over all affect. Nicely done!
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So jealous that you guys don't need front license plates there
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      05-27-2012, 03:30 PM   #12
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Looks amazing fiddy... I was thinking the AW with black 28i grill would look better than the silver grill. Your picture sure confirms that.

The stance is perfect too.
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looks awesome!
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      05-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #14
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I'm good with the looks, but I admit I am not much for mods.

Wondering how the ride is impacted by the 20" wheels?
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^ how was the ride impacted by the springs vs stock wheels + height?
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I'm good with the looks, but I admit I am not much for mods.

Wondering how the ride is impacted by the 20" wheels?
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^ how was the ride impacted by the springs vs stock wheels + height?
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Love the wheels and the over all affect. Nicely done!
Thanks for the compliments. Wheels look better in person, the concave is really hard to show on pictures. I'll post more pics once the spacers come from Mike@n54tuning (great guy btw to deal with).

The ride is slightly rougher on the big dips but overall about the same as when I had the 19's at stock height. The handling has sharpened up quite abit and the response in steering is phenominal. Makes the X3 feel like driving a 3 series and the steering has better weight to it now... like the old BMW steering.

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Looks amazing fiddy... I was thinking the AW with black 28i grill would look better than the silver grill. Your picture sure confirms that.

The stance is perfect too.
Thanks. Would of loved to get a CF grill if they made it but I ended up doing plastidip,... completly reversable too!!
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Looks good with a nice concave effect to those rims Thought they may have been "CV3's" at first glance. Good job

Very close except the CV3's spokes go to the edge of the rim.
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Your X3 looks great. Very tasteful mods. How much power are you pushing with the JB?
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Your X3 looks great. Very tasteful mods. How much power are you pushing with the JB?
Thanks, Mark@tunerworks in Calgary hooked me up with Rims and Springs.

Not too sure on the exact Hp, but I suspect around 340-345hp and almost 400tq to the crank depending on the map There's a guy on the 5 series forum (Jaekeem) who ran some dynos on his 535i and managed to get 290hp/339ft to the wheels with a 15% drivetrain loss thats where I suspect crank numbers will be. Im also guessing that these numbers are at 4.0psi over stock.


Burgertuning also has a Dyno with 2.75psi over stock below


For the most part in the city, I'm just running 2.75psi over stock on 91 octane. However I have ran it a couple of times at 4.0psi over with 91 octane and it's a FUN machine. When I track it this summer, I plan on doing 4.4PSI over stock with 93 octane

I'm not sure how much it will shave off from 14secs on 1/4mile but I'd love to be min 12.99sec on 1/4 mile. If i can't achieve that... maybe I'll explore Meth and a custom 3.5" downpipe
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Too bad you're not in Calgary because I want to get a feel of the push you get when you floor it. I'm addicted to the power boost in the 335.
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Too bad you're not in Calgary because I want to get a feel of the push you get when you floor it. I'm addicted to the power boost in the 335.
Maybe one of us has to do a road trip
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Beautifully done.

Very nice and balanced look to this. Subtle yet nicely aggressive.

Any issues with the suspension bottoming out? I only ask because with cars, a significant drop on stock dampers is Often accompanied with that problem.

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