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      11-01-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Cool My E83 3.0si :)

Forgestar CF5V (Textured Gunmetal) 19"x9.5 wrapped with Michelin PSS 275/35 all around.

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KW V2 Coilovers
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Avery Graphics Vinyl Wrap in Matte Metallic Charcoal with Satin Black accents

'07 E83 X3 3.0si N52B30 (101,500miles)

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      11-08-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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dude im thinking of trading in my 335i for a 3.0si x3 and lowering it. your kinda my inspiration. thanks
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      11-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #3
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dude im thinking of trading in my 335i for a 3.0si x3 and lowering it. your kinda my inspiration. thanks
thanks bro! Right now shes running with KW V2. Theres still a good inch i can lower, but I want to keep the gap between my fender and rims nicely even all around. Just letting you know incase you like it low LOW
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      11-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
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Love this!!!! Im running Kws as well not trying to thread jack just posting pic of mine to back up your post above. Looking good bro
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      11-18-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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Love this!!!! Im running Kws as well not trying to thread jack just posting pic of mine to back up your post above. Looking good bro
No worries! how low did u go? hahah from the picture it looks real low.

I think we can both agree that its a totally different car on the road, especially around corners. Really glad I didn't go for just the lowering springs.
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      11-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #6
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I couldnt tell you exactly how low it is inch wise but its all the way down and that pic was taken before I put 20x10s all the way around with 25 and 32 offset lol its a ruined X3 but shes mine. All 4 corners tuck lip. With the stockies it handled like a champ, hardly any body roll and rode like a champ. Still rides like a champ now but as agressive as my wheel setup is now there really is no burning through corners lol. Cleary a case of Form>Function. Yeah with the lowering springs I can hardly notice the difference when I see a X3 lowered but all honesty you really dont see too many.
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      01-01-2014, 02:25 AM   #7
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      01-21-2014, 08:08 PM   #8
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Luv it!! It looks like a car.. Now I have to start dumping money into my X3! LOL

What is the wheel/offset/tire sizes are you running?
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      02-16-2014, 03:01 AM   #9
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Luv it!! It looks like a car.. Now I have to start dumping money into my X3! LOL

What is the wheel/offset/tire sizes are you running?
Avant Garde M310 F-20*8.5 et30 R-20*10 et38
H&R Spacers F-15mm R-12mm for perfect fitment
Continental ExtremeContact DWS F-245/35R20 R-275/35R20

JUST FYI. I choose my tire dimensions so that it doesn't confuse the Xdrive (si) system. I had 265s on the rear at first and the car did not enjoy that at all.

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      03-16-2014, 10:48 PM   #10
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Car looks amazing. Also my inspiration as I am selling my 335i for one too. Any things to look out for maintenance wise? I'm looking for 2010 with premium package and HIDs, no navigation.
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      03-24-2014, 01:02 PM   #11
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Car looks amazing. Also my inspiration as I am selling my 335i for one too. Any things to look out for maintenance wise? I'm looking for 2010 with premium package and HIDs, no navigation.
THANKS! My car is the '07 model with 92k miles on it. Nothing major so far... fingers crossed.
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      03-24-2014, 01:08 PM   #12
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      05-31-2014, 01:16 AM   #13
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I did it!

Found a great X3 in NJ while visiting family a couple weeks ago (I'm living in California.) The car was soooo cherry and we got a great deal that it was worth shipping back.

I've replaced the battery, new intake filter, and put on blackout grills so far. Not much else I plan to do at this time except maybe the rear fog light switch. Does anyone know where to find one? I didn't have much luck.

I'll have some pics soon, but in the meantime here are the specs...

2010 X3
Black Sapphire Metallic
Black Leather
31k mi
No Nav
HIDs

Any other must have mods that are fairly modest? Let me know!
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      07-07-2014, 12:14 AM   #14
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I did it!

Found a great X3 in NJ while visiting family a couple weeks ago (I'm living in California.) The car was soooo cherry and we got a great deal that it was worth shipping back.

I've replaced the battery, new intake filter, and put on blackout grills so far. Not much else I plan to do at this time except maybe the rear fog light switch. Does anyone know where to find one? I didn't have much luck.

I'll have some pics soon, but in the meantime here are the specs...

2010 X3
Black Sapphire Metallic
Black Leather
31k mi
No Nav
HIDs

Any other must have mods that are fairly modest? Let me know!
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      07-07-2014, 01:23 AM   #15
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As promised, enjoy!
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Looking good OP! The black on black gives the X3 a real aggressive look
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      07-17-2014, 07:53 AM   #17
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Love the wheels and the look!!
... wow!

I feel the Avante Garde m310 / VMR v710 wheels should have come stock on this vehicle.

Here's my set... Avante Garde 19x8.5 m310 Hyper Silver et35 all around, no spacers. Bilstien HD Shocks / OEM ride height Supplex HD Cargo Springs, new lower control arms & wheel bearings. The ride it tight but not harsh, love 'em.



Love the rims! I'm going to have them powder coated soon.

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      10-19-2014, 08:09 PM   #18
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New wheels

Forgestar CF5V 19by9.5 et 36 and et 11. Wrapped with Michelin PSS 275/35R19.
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      11-09-2014, 11:09 PM   #19
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Hey Sunny, been looking at lowering springs and rims. What was the reason you went from 20 staggered to 19 square?
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      11-15-2014, 03:35 AM   #20
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Hey Sunny, been looking at lowering springs and rims. What was the reason you went from 20 staggered to 19 square?
Hey! The Xdrive was not enjoying the staggered fitment. Under hard acceleration the car would jerk.
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      11-19-2014, 04:03 PM   #22
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Thanks a bunch. I have been finding it very hard to get answers I can trust so it helps hearing from someone who has gone down that road. As for the coilovers, how has it changed the ride? My 2010 stock ride is pretty rigid. I have read that the lowering springs will dampen more and was curious about the coilover route?
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