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Old 08-18-2019, 02:00 PM
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That was something at that time but today 700HP is just getting in the door. E53 model is no longer a cost effective platform to start from. Best to start with a 2015 or newer X5M for a bunch of reasons.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:26 PM
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That was something at that time but today 700HP is just getting in the door. E53 model is no longer a cost effective platform to start from. Best to start with a 2015 or newer X5M for a bunch of reasons.


None of those reasons include Heel & Toe.
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Old 08-18-2019, 02:34 PM
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I found the X5 LM interesting when it was done, time marches on.

This BMW tickles my fancy now, the Gruppe5 2002.......

https://sportscar365.com/autos/riley...w-2002-reboot/

A 2002 with over 800 hp and full aero package is a hell of a thing. If I were to get some track time in one, plastic surgery would be required to remove the smile from my face.
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Old 08-18-2019, 03:06 PM
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None of those reasons include Heel & Toe.
If you're in to heel and toe there is no X5 or X5M that it is worth modding for HP/TQ.
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If you're in to heel and toe there is no X5 or X5M that it is worth modding for HP/TQ.


Iím definitely in to Heel & Toe!









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Old 08-18-2019, 05:12 PM
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Iím definitely in to Heel & Toe!
Looks familiar.

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You don't need the V12 at all because that BMW S70/2 is unobtainable. Try something really different and look for a wrecked E60 M5, E63 M6 Coupe, or E64 m6 Cabriolet.

Then take everything from the M5/M6 for a conversion in to an E53 X5. Make it RWD and call/email Awron GmbH for a custom wiring harness. They make them for any application that someone may want for an S85 V10 conversion. Now that would be an absolutely wicked X5.
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Old 08-19-2019, 05:03 PM
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You don't need the V12 at all because that BMW S70/2 is unobtainable. Try something really different and look for a wrecked E60 M5, E63 M6 Coupe, or E64 m6 Cabriolet.

Then take everything from the M5/M6 for a conversion in to an E53 X5. Make it RWD and call/email Awron GmbH for a custom wiring harness. They make them for any application that someone may want for an S85 V10 conversion. Now that would be an absolutely wicked X5.


Thatís what RMS wanted to do to mine, S62 supercharged with a 6 speed gear box and RWD. I saw the price tag and nearly fell out!

Now a S85 would be boss!
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You nned to this man!!!! An S85 in an E53 X5 would be out of this world. Just get someone to build you a custom reverse-blistered hood similar the X5 Lemans but more organic looking.

True story. I stood next to the X5 LeMans at Amelia Island Concours two years ago. To be honest I was most likely looking very creepy because I was walking around it again, and again, and again trying to ascertain how I could "borrow" the carbon fiber engine cover and then escape the clutches of the Nassau County Sheriffs roaming about.

That thing is an absolute legend and even downright intimidating in the metal. V10 X5...
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That was something at that time but today 700HP is just getting in the door. E53 model is no longer a cost effective platform to start from. Best to start with a 2015 or newer X5M for a bunch of reasons.
True but...

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