Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X3 (E83) Forum
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
  #1  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:04 AM
BigO1120's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 123
BigO1120 is on a distinguished road
Changing Wheels

Can someone please help me ASAP! I'm trying to paint the brake calipers to my X3 and for some strange reason I am not able to take off the wheel. Is there some sort of ritual that is needed to take the wheels off...other then removing the bolts? It's a good thing I found this out in my garage and not on the road.

Please help!!!!
__________________
2004 BMW X3 2.5i
Black Sapphire Metallic
Premium & Cold Weather Packages
STEPTRONIC 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Terracotta Leather Interior (HOT!!!)
Dark Wood Trim
17" Double Spoke Wheels (Style 111)
Scorpion Tires
Panorama Roof (HOT!!!)
Fog Lights
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:06 AM
iop9000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,111
iop9000 is on a distinguished road
Kick them off! (i'm not kidding)
__________________
...
thank you X5world!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:06 AM
BigO1120's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 123
BigO1120 is on a distinguished road
You mean just kick them and they'll come off?
__________________
2004 BMW X3 2.5i
Black Sapphire Metallic
Premium & Cold Weather Packages
STEPTRONIC 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Terracotta Leather Interior (HOT!!!)
Dark Wood Trim
17" Double Spoke Wheels (Style 111)
Scorpion Tires
Panorama Roof (HOT!!!)
Fog Lights
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:08 AM
iop9000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,111
iop9000 is on a distinguished road
yes, make sure all bolts are off too, and proper jacking procedure is done
__________________
...
thank you X5world!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:09 AM
iop9000's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,111
iop9000 is on a distinguished road
btw, what color for the calipers? pls post some pics, GL
__________________
...
thank you X5world!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:09 AM
BigO1120's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 123
BigO1120 is on a distinguished road
All that has been taken care of. I tried using a malet on the tires to try and loosen the wheel but the freakin' thing looks like it's stuck kind of tight! I'll give it another shot and see what happens.

Hang tight!!!

THANKS!!!!!!
__________________
2004 BMW X3 2.5i
Black Sapphire Metallic
Premium & Cold Weather Packages
STEPTRONIC 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Terracotta Leather Interior (HOT!!!)
Dark Wood Trim
17" Double Spoke Wheels (Style 111)
Scorpion Tires
Panorama Roof (HOT!!!)
Fog Lights
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:13 AM
BigO1120's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 123
BigO1120 is on a distinguished road
It worked!!! A couple of more wacks with the malet and the wheel came off.

THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!
__________________
2004 BMW X3 2.5i
Black Sapphire Metallic
Premium & Cold Weather Packages
STEPTRONIC 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Terracotta Leather Interior (HOT!!!)
Dark Wood Trim
17" Double Spoke Wheels (Style 111)
Scorpion Tires
Panorama Roof (HOT!!!)
Fog Lights
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-05-2006, 12:15 AM
JV's Avatar
JV JV is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: DC
Posts: 5,012
JV is on a distinguished road
Go at the inside of the wheel and the hub with a wire brush if you can to clean some of the dust and rust off while you can, bro.

Post pics when you're all finished!

JV
__________________
JV

What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know...it's what we know for sure that just ain't so
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-05-2006, 09:00 AM
BigO1120's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 123
BigO1120 is on a distinguished road
Good Morning,

The calipers have been painted red! Pics are coming so please bear withe me. It took me about 2 -3 hours (starting at 12am) to paint the calipers but it really makes the X3 look sportier. I was going to buy some new calipers but said to myself...let me paint them first and see how they look.

I never knew how much of a B!TCH it can be taking those tires off. Good thing I found out how to do it at home in my garage. THANKS iop9000 for the great, yet simple, advise of using some extra force on the tires.

The pics are coming!!!
__________________
2004 BMW X3 2.5i
Black Sapphire Metallic
Premium & Cold Weather Packages
STEPTRONIC 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
Terracotta Leather Interior (HOT!!!)
Dark Wood Trim
17" Double Spoke Wheels (Style 111)
Scorpion Tires
Panorama Roof (HOT!!!)
Fog Lights
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-05-2006, 10:14 AM
Rick in Prescott's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Prescott AZ
Posts: 248
Rick in Prescott is on a distinguished road
If you put a little lithium grease on the hubcentric, you'll find that they will come off right awat without a mallet next time.
__________________
Rick in Prescott AZ
06/X3 Silver gray / Step / Prem / Sport
BMWCCA Member 162285
www.livesafeandhealthy.net
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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:46 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2021, 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.