BMW X3 Forum
BMW X3 Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
XBimmers | BMW X3 Forum > BMW X3 Forums | F25 (2011 - Current) > Second Generation BMW X3 General Forum » Door Hinges

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-03-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
Beyu
Lieutenant
Beyu's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
579
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: WA

iTrader: (0)

Door Hinges

So I've had my car for about two weeks now and I'm loving it. The car handles well and has great power from pretty much 1.5k rpm to redline, it's a blast to drive. Other than the artificial steering feel, even in sport mode and the lack of a diffuser on the panoramic moonroof the X3 is all around a good car.

So now to the real topic, I have a question about the door hinges and why there's a styrofoam-like material in them. Originally I had thought that they were there in order to reduce wind noise or to seal that car better but I noticed that the back doors don't have them and I've never seen a car with them before. The material is glued on and not bolted, it comes off easily but I'm not too worried about it accidentally tearing off. Anyone know what's the purpose for this?

Sorry for the picture quality I just took it off my phone.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      05-03-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
nick776
Private
1
Rep
86
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 328i (F30, On Order)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montgomery, AL

iTrader: (0)

Mine has them as well. I've wondered the same thing. I just thought it was possibly for sound dampening or engine noise control.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2011, 02:17 AM   #3
ddemsey
New Member
1
Rep
18
Posts

 
Drives: x3
Join Date: May 2011
Location: california

iTrader: (0)

I noticed it too. I don't see how this could last the life of the car.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2011, 08:53 AM   #4
Fight4Cash
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
30
Posts

 
Drives: Bmw 328xi and x3 28i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: London Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 28i X3  [0.00]
2007 328 xi  [0.00]
If you had not mentioned them I would not have noticed. Yes i do have them as well
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
Powerrunner
Second Lieutenant
United_States
2
Rep
275
Posts

 
Drives: BMW X3 35i 2011
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Naperville

iTrader: (0)

Having a black X3 I never noticed till now! Now the hunt begins to find out what the purpose is!
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:23 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST