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Old 02-14-2007, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by asawadude
It's been a possible exercise in futility from the beginning. That doesn't mean we can't all collectively wish.

X5 LED tail lights don't exist nor do we have a manufacturer willing to design and produce them. No R&D has been done. A manufacturer certainly isn't going to make molds for a production run of only 65 lights unless it appears that there is a possible market. It doesn't hurt to keep tabs on anyone who wants these lights just in case a positive development takes place.
it would seem plausible to develop these tail lights considering that there are all those generic headlights on ebay...
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:44 AM
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I thought there are manufacturers who make the LEDs for the 3 and the 5? How difficult would it be for them to make the molds for the X? Is this rocket science? At $600 per set are you telling me that a manufacturer couldn't make a profit cutting these out for gross sales of between $80k to $200k?
It isn't worth it to the company. The 3 series and 5 series rides are much more common then the 2001+ X series. Just look at the board for a sampling, how many members (10,353)...and how many of the members are on that list (77)?

That is .008% and these are X5 enthusiasts.

Then ask, how many would actually pony up the funds to buy the lights, maybe 3/4 of the 77 on the list.

Not worth the time, but the list is cool
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:53 PM
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good point
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:56 PM
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it would seem plausible to develop these tail lights considering that there are all those generic headlights on ebay...
My thoughts, too. If they can make aftermarket headlights at a profit, I would think it would be a logical assumption that they could do the same for the tail lights

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-02...90461580QQrdZ1

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Old 02-27-2007, 11:45 PM
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I am in.

1. Asawadude
2. LeMansX5
3. Chuk01
4. Sax5
5. SILENTx5
6. China Man
7. Izzy
8. PDX5guy
9. WagnerX5
10. onelovebmw
11. jst2878
12. Dr.Jay
13. Sudesh
14. dtech
15. Carlos3679
16. EZDozzit
17. phil47
18. imolax5
19. mrkbbd
20. mrkbbd (for a friend)
21. Dr_Smith
22. Gabriel
23. Wood56
24. ljnlaw
25. sablade
26. Avo8686
27. PeteM
28. 4MoJoe
29. nextel773
30. Bruinman
31. nespo_x5
32. joseajay
33. SiLvX5
34. Silver 5
35. Placido
36. Joyriide1113
37. chusteveb
38. Racerboydrew
39. X5-RWK
40. Dinanm3
41. Rob -X5K9
42. Delje08
43. Rush242
44. Xrs
45. Windblow
46. Sedoy
47. DoubleRBklyn
48. JS_4.8
49. Liftbig
50. myx5ian
51. LI-X5
52. +447836363636
53. +447836363636(2nd set)
54. cue03
55. Franklin Joseph
56. windsor
57. ek415
58. mal24uk
59. sawastea
60. WMG/BMW
61. jigajace
62. BimmerXCincO
63. eddybilt
64. UcrewX5
65. Willy_manily
66. xnsf
67. XXX55
68. Lin
69. kea29
70. ERIK D
71. Vanx5
72. Canamx5
73. porrietae
74. BuRaK
75. dreds2nv
76. cpatzer (I would have to see what they look like first though)
77. Mortgageglen
78. justintmn
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:39 AM
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just a small update for everybody on this thread; because of Chinese New Years, I haven't been able to contact my friend over at DEPO, as he has been on a long vacation. He should be back in town in the next day or two, so I will try to catch him before I head to central/south america on the 5th of March. I'll keep everybody posted!
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:55 PM
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Like cpatzer said I would like to see them frist, but count me in too...
1. Asawadude
2. LeMansX5
3. Chuk01
4. Sax5
5. SILENTx5
6. China Man
7. Izzy
8. PDX5guy
9. WagnerX5
10. onelovebmw
11. jst2878
12. Dr.Jay
13. Sudesh
14. dtech
15. Carlos3679
16. EZDozzit
17. phil47
18. imolax5
19. mrkbbd
20. mrkbbd (for a friend)
21. Dr_Smith
22. Gabriel
23. Wood56
24. ljnlaw
25. sablade
26. Avo8686
27. PeteM
28. 4MoJoe
29. nextel773
30. Bruinman
31. nespo_x5
32. joseajay
33. SiLvX5
34. Silver 5
35. Placido
36. Joyriide1113
37. chusteveb
38. Racerboydrew
39. X5-RWK
40. Dinanm3
41. Rob -X5K9
42. Delje08
43. Rush242
44. Xrs
45. Windblow
46. Sedoy
47. DoubleRBklyn
48. JS_4.8
49. Liftbig
50. myx5ian
51. LI-X5
52. +447836363636
53. +447836363636(2nd set)
54. cue03
55. Franklin Joseph
56. windsor
57. ek415
58. mal24uk
59. sawastea
60. WMG/BMW
61. jigajace
62. BimmerXCincO
63. eddybilt
64. UcrewX5
65. Willy_manily
66. xnsf
67. XXX55
68. Lin
69. kea29
70. ERIK D
71. Vanx5
72. Canamx5
73. porrietae
74. BuRaK
75. dreds2nv
76. cpatzer (I would have to see what they look like first though)
77. Mortgageglen
78. justintmn
79. jpm4.8is (I would like to see them first though)
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:45 AM
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Like cpatzer said I would like to see them frist, but count me in too...
1. Asawadude
2. LeMansX5
3. Chuk01
4. Sax5
5. SILENTx5
6. China Man
7. Izzy
8. PDX5guy
9. WagnerX5
10. onelovebmw
11. jst2878
12. Dr.Jay
13. Sudesh
14. dtech
15. Carlos3679
16. EZDozzit
17. phil47
18. imolax5
19. mrkbbd
20. mrkbbd (for a friend)
21. Dr_Smith
22. Gabriel
23. Wood56
24. ljnlaw
25. sablade
26. Avo8686
27. PeteM
28. 4MoJoe
29. nextel773
30. Bruinman
31. nespo_x5
32. joseajay
33. SiLvX5
34. Silver 5
35. Placido
36. Joyriide1113
37. chusteveb
38. Racerboydrew
39. X5-RWK
40. Dinanm3
41. Rob -X5K9
42. Delje08
43. Rush242
44. Xrs
45. Windblow
46. Sedoy
47. DoubleRBklyn
48. JS_4.8
49. Liftbig
50. myx5ian
51. LI-X5
52. +447836363636
53. +447836363636(2nd set)
54. cue03
55. Franklin Joseph
56. windsor
57. ek415
58. mal24uk
59. sawastea
60. WMG/BMW
61. jigajace
62. BimmerXCincO
63. eddybilt
64. UcrewX5
65. Willy_manily
66. xnsf
67. XXX55
68. Lin
69. kea29
70. ERIK D
71. Vanx5
72. Canamx5
73. porrietae
74. BuRaK
75. dreds2nv
76. cpatzer (I would have to see what they look like first though)
77. Mortgageglen
78. justintmn
79. jpm4.8is (I would like to see them first though)
80. Ecko (pics would be nice though)
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Old 03-22-2007, 08:38 AM
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Im in.

ps- can someone please send me a pic of what they look like on the X5? email it to me at [email protected]

thanks!
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:52 AM
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Hey guys, this is number 38 on the list, post 44 on this tread back in October, just checking up. So it's been over 6 months since the list has been created and we are up to 80 on our list. At this rate we should get the 400-450 names sometime in mid 2009 meaning I might see this product in 2010?! Are we thinking in realistic terms here? I know we all hope to keep our X's forever but but for some people, knowing or unknowing, forever expires before 2010?

Has someone checked in with realoem.com lately? asawadude, do you have any updates or suggestions? Have you had a chance to pursue any other leads? Thanks in advance.

PS. I still think this idea is really cool.
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