Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
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 05-07-2019, 07:51 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 148
talljames is on a distinguished road
X5 models with comfort suspension not de

Hi all, my first X5 e53 2003 4.4i had comfort suspension and comfort seats. My current x5 has sports suspension. Which petrol models from 2005 have comfort suspension or is this something that had to be specified?
__________________


2005 X5 4.4i M Sport
2003 X5 4.4i
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 05-07-2019, 08:11 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 4,734
SlickGT1 is on a distinguished road
It’s options. I’ve seen all sorts of models have all sorts of suspension.
__________________
2006 4.8is, Black on White.

"The older we grow the greater becomes our wonder at how much ignorance one can contain without bursting one's clothes." - Mark Twain

Unlock OBC post 5
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-07-2019, 02:35 PM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,354
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by talljames View Post
...Which petrol models from 2005 have comfort suspension or is this something that had to be specified?
What is "comfort suspension"...or moreso...which suspension are you referring to as the "comfort suspension"?

The suspension systems for the e53 are:
  1. The conventional suspension system with coil springs/shocks/struts
  2. The EHC (self leveling rear suspension) with front conventional coil springs/shocks/struts & pneumatic (air) shocks on the rear
  3. The EHC II (dual axle leveling system) with pneumatic (air) shocks on the front & rear

The 1st & 2nd suspensions listed above could both be optioned as "comfort" or "sport suspensions" with the latter "sport" suspension slightly lowering the vehicle and is engineered (obviously) for sportier handling.

The facelift 4.8is came standard with EHC II. The facelift 3.0 & 4.4 could be optioned with any 3 of the above systems which could be either the conventional or sport version.
__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4i (12/05 build date) Sterling Gray exterior/Schwarz (black) Dakota Leather interior
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit

Last edited by Qsilver7; 05-07-2019 at 02:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-07-2019, 06:52 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 148
talljames is on a distinguished road
I am not sure. I think it has something to do with the air bag suspension at the rear and how stiff they are and also the other parts that make up the stiffer suspension. Wow, what a difference though.
__________________


2005 X5 4.4i M Sport
2003 X5 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-08-2019, 01:38 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 148
talljames is on a distinguished road
The word comfort does seem to be used about. Comfort seats, comfort windscreen (ie the green stripe winscreen).
__________________


2005 X5 4.4i M Sport
2003 X5 4.4i
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-09-2019, 10:10 AM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,354
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by talljames View Post
I am not sure. I think it has something to do with the air bag suspension at the rear and how stiff they are and also the other parts that make up the stiffer suspension. Wow, what a difference though.
If you have the rear SLS (EHC I) you will have a metal dome over the compressor in the spare tire wheel well...and the spare sits atop the dome.


If you have chrome trim exterior trim, then you probably have the standard rear SLS (I guess this would be the "comfort") suspension. If you have shadowline trim, sport seats, and 3 spoke sport steering wheel (and any of the other things that indicate the sport pkg)...then you will have the sport-tuned rear SLS system.


If you have a switch on the dash to the left of the steering wheel that allows you to raise/lower the vehicle...then you have dual SLS (EHC II) system.


Some owners prefer to remove the SLS suspensions...but apparently you like it (as do I). I think it offers a great ride when working properly.





__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4i (12/05 build date) Sterling Gray exterior/Schwarz (black) Dakota Leather interior
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-09-2019, 10:45 AM
PropellerHead's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: At the wheel of a Bimmer
Posts: 1,867
PropellerHead is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by talljames View Post
Tcomfort windscreen (ie the green stripe winscreen).
In the states, 'climate comfort' windscreen is the added film inside the double panes of glass. It reflects UV and appears more 'blue' than green, including the stripe. Below, I added an old pic from an old thread about them.

I've added it to my E39 and the E53. Twice on the E53.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-09-2019, 08:32 PM
EODguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saudi Arabia/Philippines/USA
Posts: 825
EODguy is on a distinguished road
Hey Prop & others,

Can you get a photo of your driver's side glass top edge showing the layers?

My gulf edition seems different than normal (heat exposure?) but I don't see gulf glass as a separate set of part numbers...

Thanks

Sent from my SM-A730F using Tapatalk
__________________
"When the Team Chief said.... You're trapped in a hole with nothing but a goat and a slinky, what do you do? Stubby said, I'm not sure but it won't end well for the goat...." ~(Overheard) Last day, Phase 3, Q Course
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-11-2019, 12:47 PM
Qsilver7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 3,354
Qsilver7 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by EODguy View Post
Hey Prop & others,

Can you get a photo of your driver's side glass top edge showing the layers?

My gulf edition seems different than normal (heat exposure?) but I don't see gulf glass as a separate set of part numbers...

Thanks

Sent from my SM-A730F using Tapatalk
If you have special glass (aka "glazing")...then it will be listed in your VIN decode. The comfort glass option code is S358A. The usual "visual" tell tale is there will be a non laminated space just above the interior rear view mirror so that a radar detector or toll road reader can be mounted without interference.

BTW, you still have no model/model year/build date info listed in your posts or signature. This makes answer some of your posts not as complete as they can be...because if someone wanted to share detailed info in answer a question you've asked...they couldn't look up the info to provide it to you...because we have no clue where you fall in the production range for the e53. Just a suggestion...you may want to add some vehicle info in a permanent signature or vehicle info.
__________________
{BMW CCA Member #191509 - (for more info see: www.bmwcca.org)}
  • 2013 f06 650ix GC (1/13 build date) Black Sapphire exterior/Schwarz (black) Nappa Leather interior
  • 2006 e53 X5 4.4i (12/05 build date) Sterling Gray exterior/Schwarz (black) Dakota Leather interior
  • 1997 e38 740iL (sold) Arctic Silver
  • 1999 e39 540iT (sold) Orient Blue
  • 1995 e34 525iT (sold) Alpine White
  • 1991 e32 735iL (sold) Schwarz (black)
  • 1985 e30 325e (sold) Bronzit
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-11-2019, 07:42 PM
EODguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saudi Arabia/Philippines/USA
Posts: 825
EODguy is on a distinguished road
Yeah I know about the part numbers but having a "Gulf" package it sure seems like different glass and some unicorn coolant and/or modified computer settings to handle the 50c-60c heat.

When I get back to Saudi Arabia I'll post some pics of the glass layers.

I looked and my page shows the 3 cars/info under automobiles, but let me know if it isn't visible when looking at my profile as I've had issues with Tapatalk before.

Sent from my SM-A730F using Tapatalk
__________________
"When the Team Chief said.... You're trapped in a hole with nothing but a goat and a slinky, what do you do? Stubby said, I'm not sure but it won't end well for the goat...." ~(Overheard) Last day, Phase 3, Q Course

Last edited by EODguy; 05-11-2019 at 07:57 PM.
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 04:17 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, 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.