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Old 06-01-2021, 12:20 PM
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Brian,

Sounds like great progress! The Method Racing 701's are pretty bad ass and should look and perform great.

I sent some thoughts via PM regarding the lift.

Tom
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Old 06-01-2021, 11:26 PM
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Can anyone speak on how bad of a hit acceleration took on the 3.0 with the heavier tires?

Just picked up a 2004 3.0 and a set of the Style 131 18"s. Trying to decide if I should go all in on the all-terrain, or light some money on fire and have two sets, daily/camping.
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Old 06-02-2021, 01:26 AM
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Can anyone speak on how bad of a hit acceleration took on the 3.0 with the heavier tires?
Acceleration will be impacted from two causes: (1) lower (effective) gearing due to the larger diameter tires; (2) increase in unsprung weight of the tires.

In driving on the street around town, I don't really notice much of a difference in acceleration. I am sure that my X5 accelerates slower than it did with stock tires/wheels, but whatever effect it has isn't really noticeable to me because around town I'm just not accelerating that fast to begin with.

But I do notice it on the freeway when trying to accelerate to pass someone. Accelerating from 70mph to 85mph seems to take longer than before. With that being said, the 3.0 was never very "fast" or "quick" to begin with so having slightly slower than originally kind of slow acceleration isn't an issue for me but I do notice it.

Is the slightly slower acceleration worth two sets of tires/wheels? Not to me. But then I'm not racing around in my X (I have a 911 street car and a real race car for that!) so the slightly slower acceleration isn't an issue for me but I understand that it might be a concern for others.

The bottom line:
Does the X accelerate slower with taller, heavier tires? Yes.
Is it noticeable? Around town, maybe a little but not much; on the freeway, yes.
Is it a big enough problem to look for a fix? No, not to me.
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Old 06-02-2021, 07:19 PM
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Acceleration will be impacted from two causes: (1) lower (effective) gearing due to the larger diameter tires; (2) increase in unsprung weight of the tires.

In driving on the street around town, I don't really notice much of a difference in acceleration. I am sure that my X5 accelerates slower than it did with stock tires/wheels, but whatever effect it has isn't really noticeable to me because around town I'm just not accelerating that fast to begin with.

But I do notice it on the freeway when trying to accelerate to pass someone. Accelerating from 70mph to 85mph seems to take longer than before. With that being said, the 3.0 was never very "fast" or "quick" to begin with so having slightly slower than originally kind of slow acceleration isn't an issue for me but I do notice it.

Is the slightly slower acceleration worth two sets of tires/wheels? Not to me. But then I'm not racing around in my X (I have a 911 street car and a real race car for that!) so the slightly slower acceleration isn't an issue for me but I understand that it might be a concern for others.

The bottom line:
Does the X accelerate slower with taller, heavier tires? Yes.
Is it noticeable? Around town, maybe a little but not much; on the freeway, yes.
Is it a big enough problem to look for a fix? No, not to me.
Thanks for the reply!

I know the 3.0 isn't the quickest, I have an e92 M3 for having fun

The new X is going to be another daily / weekend mountain bike rig. Was just curious if it was "terrible". But sounds like I'll be jumping in with a set of Falkens.
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Old 06-06-2021, 03:52 AM
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Dang guys! I love all of your builds! We are just getting back into travel after a harsh covid season. We converted our X5 into a tiny camper so me and my wife could travel safe and sound in luxury =)

The mods we have so far:
2" lift by Fluid MotorUnion
Ceika "Rally" Suspension
33" x 10.5" Falken Wildpeaks
DIY Safari rack with rifle boxes
CB Radio
WeBoost Cell Phone Booster
Dual Battery
On-board Air Compressor
Full sleep platform
Lightbars all around

Im sure there is more but thats enough for now haha.
I look forward to seeing all of your builds develop!

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Old 06-08-2021, 04:33 PM
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Thanks for the reply!

I know the 3.0 isn't the quickest, I have an e92 M3 for having fun

The new X is going to be another daily / weekend mountain bike rig. Was just curious if it was "terrible". But sounds like I'll be jumping in with a set of Falkens.
I have the 4.4 and it's noticeable but no complaints. There's a big increase in road noise, and it's harder to balance the heavy all-terrains so I would take it to a quality tire shop for mounting.
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Old 06-08-2021, 04:36 PM
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Dang guys! I love all of your builds! We are just getting back into travel after a harsh covid season. We converted our X5 into a tiny camper so me and my wife could travel safe and sound in luxury =)

The mods we have so far:
2" lift by Fluid MotorUnion
Ceika "Rally" Suspension
33" x 10.5" Falken Wildpeaks
DIY Safari rack with rifle boxes
CB Radio
WeBoost Cell Phone Booster
Dual Battery
On-board Air Compressor
Full sleep platform
Lightbars all around

Im sure there is more but thats enough for now haha.
I look forward to seeing all of your builds develop!

Youtube.com/X5Overland
I saw your recent video on the subframe bushings -- did they make any difference in ride comfort? I have a new set waiting to be put in.
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Old 06-09-2021, 05:00 AM
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I saw your recent video on the subframe bushings -- did they make any difference in ride comfort? I have a new set waiting to be put in.

Uhh, no lol. It feels pretty similar but at least I have a bit of peace of mind haha
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Old 06-09-2021, 02:10 PM
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Great Posts thstone,

I've been looking to add a similar set up to my 2001 5Speed Manual as well. Would you mind sharing the link where you got the wheels from?

By the way, I also added the same fender flares, it took some trimming and self anchored screws to make them fit properly specially since I'm running Mud Flappers all around.

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Old 06-09-2021, 08:21 PM
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Uhh, no lol. It feels pretty similar but at least I have a bit of peace of mind haha
Dang. Yeah it seems like people either say no difference at all, or night and day.
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