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Old 11-16-2011, 10:11 PM
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Why would you lower a SUV? Specially one like X5M that is not too high to begin with?
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I have a 2011 X5 50i with M Sports Package, I'll be ordering an 2012 X5M next month. To answer you question "Why would you lower a SUV?
A: 1.) To reduced fender well gap. 2.) Lower the vehicle center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling. 3.) Lower wind resistance signature will make the vehicle more streamlined and improve gas mileage. 4.) More sportier look.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:52 PM
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I have a 2011 X5 50i with M Sports Package, I'll be ordering an 2012 X5M next month. To answer you question "Why would you lower a SUV?
A: 1.) To reduced fender well gap. 2.) Lower the vehicle center of gravity and reduce body roll for better handling. 3.) Lower wind resistance signature will make the vehicle more streamlined and improve gas mileage. 4.) More sportier look.
Then you should be buying a sedan, no? One of the major differentiating points of a SUV is it being higher with more clearance, spending money to counter it is counter productive, might as well buy a sedan.
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I already have a sedan; Mercedes E350 a Roadster Mercedes SL55 AMG a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Ranger Rover...I lowered my X5 to reduce fender well gap, to lower the SUV's center of gravity (reducing body roll for better handling) and it gives my X5 a sportier look. Lets face it, the X5M was never made to go off road or to clear high objects, it's just a tall M5 sports Sedan with a little more ground clearance, cargo capacity, shoulder, head and leg room. If ground clearance is needed on any of my trips then I'll take my Range Rover or Jeep Rubicon out.
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I already have a sedan; Mercedes E350 a Roadster Mercedes SL55 AMG a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and Ranger Rover...I lowered my X5 to reduce fender well gap, to lower the SUV's center of gravity (reducing body roll for better handling) and it gives my X5 a sportier look. Lets face it, the X5M was never made to go off road or to clear high objects, it's just a tall M5 sports Sedan with a little more ground clearance, cargo capacity, shoulder, head and leg room. If ground clearance is needed on any of my trips then I'll take my Range Rover or Jeep Rubicon out.

Then why did you buy the X5?
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Then you should be buying a sedan, no? One of the major differentiating points of a SUV is it being higher with more clearance, spending money to counter it is counter productive, might as well buy a sedan.

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I purchased the X5 because it's become my favorite vehicle...this is my 3rd X5 in 5 years and I'll be purchasing another one (2012 X5M) after Christmas.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:12 PM
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Yeh I didn't get a logical answer rather how many cars the OP has which had nothing to do with initial question, different strokes for different folks I guess
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Yeh I didn't get a logical answer rather how many cars the OP has which had nothing to do with initial question, different strokes for different folks I guess
Exactly! each to their own, who cares if its not your car, its personal taste...
Have you seen northern2020's X5M lowered on 22s..shit looks amazing!
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Thank you Forster.
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