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Old 12-03-2018, 04:04 PM
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That and you have adopted the snooty E70 attitude. Peasant E53 blokes.
All I get to tinker with is the E70. Wife stays gone all the time in the E53. I hardly ever even see it much now. I did get to check to oil in it sunday ! Was full so nothing to do.

Im about to buy another E53 possibly. One of my customers is trying to sell me a 2000 E53 black on black. If its cheap enough I will buy it. I need something with 4wd to check on the old house that I don't mind staying muddy all the time. Once I got all the mud out from under the wife's and my X5's I wont take them back over there

But the F150 truck just drives soooo bad compared to the X5's. So I may end up buying that other E53 as a way to keep tabs on the old house and not dread the drive over there.
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Old 12-03-2018, 04:53 PM
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Old 12-03-2018, 05:49 PM
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All I get to tinker with is the E70. So I may end up buying that other E53 as a way to keep tabs on the old house and not dread the drive over there.
And give you an excuse to spend more time with us over here...
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Cool. I will be looking this direction for the E39. *both* of them.
I'd love to hear if it improves the sound on the 530 as a reference to gauge my X5.

I didn't ask but guessing the $100 off is temporary while it's on back-order. Maybe they have a bunch of units coming in and want to get pre-orders on them. I guess I've been out of the loop awhile because I find it amazing they make these too look nearly identical to the factory unit, and, their plug and play with 100% OBC functionality!

What I want to do is upgrade my factory nav with this unit and upgrade all the speakers including the sub. I just don't want to throw $2k into it and not sound that great. Then have to gut it and add an aftermarket amp, speakers with cross overs etc.
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Old 12-03-2018, 06:47 PM
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What I want to do is upgrade my factory nav with this unit and upgrade all the speakers including the sub. I just don't want to throw $2k into it and not sound that great. Then have to gut it and add an aftermarket amp, speakers with cross overs etc.
I can only speak to the Avant 2 on my 4.4i w/ Nav but no DSP. Definite upgrade in sound quality. Someone with an Avant 3 will have to chime in as to how it helps/hurts when paired with a DSP truck.
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I'm just lightly reading on these HU for now

Does anyone of them do Carplay or HU. Or just BT support of contacts only ?
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I'm just lightly reading on these HU for now

Does anyone of them do Carplay or HU. Or just BT support of contacts only ?
The one I bought does offer CarPlay as one of the options. I posted a link to the specs on the Avin Avant-3 a few pages back but here it is again with all the options listed. They even have you provide your last 7 digits of your VIN so they can verify you have selected the right unit and options. Even the IBus app should already be validated and unlocked since they have the VIN.

https://avinusa.com/avant-3-for-bmw-...n-system.html/

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You can buy the zbox for apple carplay for cheaper online. I wouldn’t buy it from them.


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Old 12-03-2018, 08:33 PM
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I hadn't considered that option. I have to admit I am pretty ignorant about Car Play. Not sure what advantages it has over what is already in these head units.

The first add on I will get once I am installed and confident I like the android conversion is the DVR (Driver Video Recorder). Besides getting a full time dash cam with cyclic recording at definable record times (3 min, 5 min, 10 min) and a MicroSD card up to 128GB and a backup cam. One of the biggest features to me is the lane departure alerts. The camera app is supposed to "see" the white lines or lanes in the road and alert you if you begin wander over them. Some of these newest features bring our aging X5 models into 2015 specs.
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I don't really use CP at all. It's all about BT Spotify playlist, and streaming BT NAV audio. I ~prefer~ to look at the higher resolution screen on the phone than what feels like Commodore Screen Resolution.

However, I'm on the road to a jobsite or client and I'm driving a good solid hrs+++, CP does have it's advantage on being slightly productive handsfree
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