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      06-08-2018, 10:54 AM   #1
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What did you do to you X3 today?

I'll start this off: Recently installed new CF side mirrors

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      06-08-2018, 10:58 AM   #2
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great, I was surprised to not see this thread here, in all car forums those thread are very popular.



I put fresh oil, liqui moly leichtlauf , and Ive reseted the service time. Is it real life, they said 21 000km between oil changes? (13 000 mi)
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      06-08-2018, 11:28 AM   #3
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great, I was surprised to not see this thread here, in all car forums those thread are very popular.



I put fresh oil, liqui moly leichtlauf , and Ive reseted the service time. Is it real life, they said 21 000km between oil changes? (13 000 mi)
Mines says 20,000kms as well. Next oil change in 2020 LMAO, but I like to do a yearly oil change.
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      06-10-2018, 10:43 AM   #4
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I borrowed a set of wheels and tires off a friends X5 to try on and see if it solved my hesitation since I know my winters fix it, but I wanted to see if a different set of staggered tires still solved it. I was also always curious if the X5 wheels/tires....and they almost did. They fit well enough to quickly test for the hesitation, but the fronts rubbed a tiny bit.But if you put on a small spacer they would likely be ok. And the 315's out back looked really mean.
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      06-11-2018, 09:48 AM   #5
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looking also for new wheels.

I believe stagered set would be just fine, since europe got this kind of setup.

I can't decide yet if I keep the OEM one for the winter and get a nice 20'' set for summer.

Or keep the OEM for the summer and get a cheap 18 or 19'' set for winter...
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I borrowed a set of wheels and tires off a friends X5 to try on and see if it solved my hesitation since I know my winters fix it, but I wanted to see if a different set of staggered tires still solved it. I was also always curious if the X5 wheels/tires....and they almost did. They fit well enough to quickly test for the hesitation, but the fronts rubbed a tiny bit.But if you put on a small spacer they would likely be ok. And the 315's out back looked really mean.
Did you take any pics?
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      06-11-2018, 09:34 PM   #7
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I managed to take a few. Didnt have them on for too long since the fronts rubbed.
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Removed my diffuser and cut an exhaust cutout in preparation for a dual exhaust system.
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I managed to take a few. Didnt have them on for too long since the fronts rubbed.
Wow if there ever was an MX3 thats what the rear would look like
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Removed my diffuser and cut an exhaust cutout in preparation for a dual exhaust system.
Can you post a diy or take some pics of the cut out. I want to do a quad cut out for mines but dont know where to start.
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Removed my diffuser and cut an exhaust cutout in preparation for a dual exhaust system.
Can you post a diy or take some pics of the cut out. I want to do a quad cut out for mines but dont know where to start.
I should've taken pics but I was in a hurry. It was not tough though. The diffuser is just a few 8mm hex bolts and some fasteners you can pop out with a screwdriver. Just be careful with the parking sensors. What I did was make a template of the oem cutout with a piece of cardboard. I then traced it with marker on the opposite side, measuring at each point to make sure it was identical. I used a dremel cutting tool to roughly cut the shape, leaving about a half inch of margin. Then I used the sanding tool to even it out. Finally I used some finishing sandpaper to get it smooth. It really was much easier than I thought.
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Got the exhaust hooked up today. Exhaust tips from an X6 50i and a magnaflow muffler. Tips are a bit crooked unfortunately, there was some miscommunication but they're gonna straighten it out this weekend. Sounds good, I thought it'd be a bit louder but I'd rather it be too quiet than too loud. Very happy overall.
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I managed to take a few. Didnt have them on for too long since the fronts rubbed.
Looks sick! Can you tell me more about the specs on the wheels and tires?

Thanks!
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Looks sick! Can you tell me more about the specs on the wheels and tires?

Thanks!
Part of me would be curious to see if i could have put a small spacer in the front and if things would have worked. Although you could really feel how heavy the wheels/tires were over any bump or anything. As for specs here you go.
fronts: 20x10 et40 275/40/20
rear: 20x11 et35 315/35/20
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Part of me would be curious to see if i could have put a small spacer in the front and if things would have worked. Although you could really feel how heavy the wheels/tires were over any bump or anything. As for specs here you go.
fronts: 20x10 et40 275/40/20
rear: 20x11 et35 315/35/20
Did the fronts rubbing on turns?

That size should fit fine..
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Tip of the day: if you want to have "real nice exhausts" - looks AND sound - there is M Performance exhaust for X4. You need to do some trimming on RH side. Two way sound - legal and illegal - operated by Bluetooth.
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Did the fronts rubbing on turns?

That size should fit fine..
275's seem like a lot on the front. The backs didnt rub at all. The fronts actually just barely touched the struts as soon as they went on the vehicle. It could be those specific tires, it could be those wheels, Im not sure, but if you put on a small spacer it would likely get rid of the problem. They didnt seem to rub when turning actually.
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275's seem like a lot on the front. The backs didnt rub at all. The fronts actually just barely touched the struts as soon as they went on the vehicle. It could be those specific tires, it could be those wheels, Im not sure, but if you put on a small spacer it would likely get rid of the problem. They didnt seem to rub when turning actually.
Oh that makes sense, they were just a little wide and rubbed the strut tower! You're right, a 3mm spacer would have fixed the issue!
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Oh that makes sense, they were just a little wide and rubbed the strut tower! You're right, a 3mm spacer would have fixed the issue!
I think I'm gonna go with 285-40-19(R) and 255-45-19(F), on X5 wheels.

A bit wider than stock, stock is 10.8'' wide, and 285 are 11.2''.
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