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Old 06-12-2010, 09:40 AM
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You 5 looks good. I just installed the kit as well, it is a stiff ride but I have not bottomed out yet. My wife has not really given me he final verdict. time will tell.

Thanks for the pics.

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Old 06-14-2010, 08:51 AM
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My wife was in the X5 for the first time after I lowered it. I was not even out of my neighborhood when my wife looked at me and said "You ruined your car again, didn't you?" After a couple of seconds of stammering, I admitted to the new springs.
I really love the look of the lowered X5M. But I am thinking that I am going to have to put the old springs back on. I didn't go with a different exhaust because I put customers in my car. Not sure if the lowered springs are any better than the exhaust.
The handling has changed as well. The car/truck becomes very unsettled when you hit any king of bump mid-corner. I was taking an off ramp by my house at high speed. It is a fairly open ramp so you can keep the speed up. In the middle of the corner there is a bump. Never been a problem in the past. This time the car had a huge wiggle and became significantly unsettled.
Looks like I will go back to the old springs. Bummed that it did not work out.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:16 AM
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My wife was in the X5 for the first time after I lowered it. I was not even out of my neighborhood when my wife looked at me and said "You ruined your car again, didn't you?" After a couple of seconds of stammering, I admitted to the new springs.
I really love the look of the lowered X5M. But I am thinking that I am going to have to put the old springs back on. I didn't go with a different exhaust because I put customers in my car. Not sure if the lowered springs are any better than the exhaust.
The handling has changed as well. The car/truck becomes very unsettled when you hit any king of bump mid-corner. I was taking an off ramp by my house at high speed. It is a fairly open ramp so you can keep the speed up. In the middle of the corner there is a bump. Never been a problem in the past. This time the car had a huge wiggle and became significantly unsettled.
Looks like I will go back to the old springs. Bummed that it did not work out.
M
Looks like we are in the same boat - BMW took a double-take when they heard of the new exhaust.......looks like I`m stuck witht the OEM........

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Old 06-17-2010, 08:58 AM
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My wife was in the X5 for the first time after I lowered it. I was not even out of my neighborhood when my wife looked at me and said "You ruined your car again, didn't you?" After a couple of seconds of stammering, I admitted to the new springs.
I really love the look of the lowered X5M. But I am thinking that I am going to have to put the old springs back on. I didn't go with a different exhaust because I put customers in my car. Not sure if the lowered springs are any better than the exhaust.
The handling has changed as well. The car/truck becomes very unsettled when you hit any king of bump mid-corner. I was taking an off ramp by my house at high speed. It is a fairly open ramp so you can keep the speed up. In the middle of the corner there is a bump. Never been a problem in the past. This time the car had a huge wiggle and became significantly unsettled.
Looks like I will go back to the old springs. Bummed that it did not work out.
M
LOL! This is EXACTLY what happened to me. EXACTLY! Hahahahaha! My car lasted 3 days with the lowered look. It looked amazing and handled smooth corners as good as my M(OK...maybe that's pushing it), but hitting a bump or pothole was brutal. The thud the car makes is just not right.

Welcome back to OEM life! Hahahahaha!
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