Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW Related Forums > Group Buys
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-29-2006, 01:28 PM
matt20043.0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Modesto, Ca
Posts: 263
matt20043.0 is on a distinguished road
I would love it if some were made for the X3, as long as they were not overlays. I would buy for sure.
__________________
2004 X3 3.0i
Silver-Grey Metallic
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #12  
Old 03-29-2006, 03:30 PM
WMG/BMW's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 149
WMG/BMW is on a distinguished road
The holes on the pcs are bigger then the original, but you won't see it on the cluster, the original ones need to be (CUT) off, they will not be able to go over the needles. I've done this on a rice burner and it was Sweet....I found a few companies willing to make this for the X5 they said they needed a scan of a original guage and i cut one off of a 3.0i however I have a 4.4i and the redline is diff so I did not do it.
__________________
E53 Titaniun/Grey 4.4i - Sold
E70 Black/Black - 4.8i - Sold
F07 SpaceGrey/Black 4.4i Twin Turbo - Current
X5 & GT is the Ultimate Driving Machine
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-31-2006, 02:54 PM
Mindfull's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 356
Mindfull is on a distinguished road
Alright, so here's an update and a couple options for anyone interested:
1) Thanks to WMG/BMW (Caribbean cousin?), a manufacturer is being sent a guage scan for the X5. It'll likely take some time to get to them and for them to break it down into finite specs, but perhaps when that point is reached, we can send em a few messages relaying our interest in seeing the product through. Seeing the few companies that make these, it's pretty much a cookie-cutter kit depending on size/ layout of each dial that's applicable, so perhaps they even already produce certain guages, and will only have to change minor details (coloring/ contrast/ redlines) to suit the e53. This path will take some patience, but looks promising.

2) If there's anyone raring to go & has a couple $hundred itching to get out of their pocket, there's a complete custom fab shop (in Ireland?!) which claims to offer a completely customizable display with any colors/dials/backlights of your choosing. I haven't worked with this company, so can't give any endorsement (and personally their feedback doesn't reflect any of these units, so I'm holding my cards), but FWIW, here's the link- Looks like costs run $250-600 depending on whether they use a unit supplied by the car-owner, or send you an entire replacement console without receiving yours:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT (Note: Don't bid, it's just an order process description, which might be why their feedback doesn't show these)

Sorry for the lengthy details, but thought folks might want to know the options thus far. Maybe some more potential manufacturers will come out of the woodwork...
Best,
///M
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-05-2006, 12:34 PM
NOC's Avatar
NOC NOC is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: MA 02155
Posts: 832
NOC is on a distinguished road
too much trouble and $$ for this mod. A better and easier alternative would be to buy a 4.6is cluster or an M5 one. (just my .02)
__________________

Road it's what's for dinner
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-30-2006, 03:10 AM
HamannE53's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: X5world
Posts: 351
HamannE53 is on a distinguished road
i just want to retrofit the 4.6 cluster on my 4.4 so i can have the light up guages =D how can ido this without losing my mpg reader?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-30-2006, 09:52 AM
Mindfull's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 356
Mindfull is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by NOC
too much trouble and $$ for this mod. A better and easier alternative would be to buy a 4.6is cluster or an M5 one. (just my .02)
I totally agree. Thought it'd be easier, but seems like way to much hassle. Also, the manufacturers who said they could.... couldn't.

Quote:
Originally Posted by HamannE53
i just want to retrofit the 4.6 cluster on my 4.4 so i can have the light up guages =D how can ido this without losing my mpg reader?
You could just use OBC, if you want to monitor mileage, I suppose.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-01-2006, 02:56 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 90
serbstyle1 is on a distinguished road
Im in for the overlays, if it doesnt take two years for them to come out. Whats the ETA?

I was thinking about doing the retrofit from the 4.6 but dont know how to do it or even if it is possible. Anyone know?
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-22-2006, 05:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 90
serbstyle1 is on a distinguished road
Is somebody working on this? Whats going on?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-23-2006, 12:12 AM
WMG/BMW's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Long Island, New York
Posts: 149
WMG/BMW is on a distinguished road
seems all the companies that said they would are now saying they won't.
__________________
E53 Titaniun/Grey 4.4i - Sold
E70 Black/Black - 4.8i - Sold
F07 SpaceGrey/Black 4.4i Twin Turbo - Current
X5 & GT is the Ultimate Driving Machine
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-28-2006, 02:54 PM
nextel773's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: usa
Posts: 73
nextel773 is on a distinguished road
hey where can i buy, does it come in white?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:18 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.