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Old 11-03-2020, 12:46 PM
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Passenger rear window quick fix!

Replacing the window motor and slide mechanism was pretty easy when I got home. Took about an hour.
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Old 11-03-2020, 09:55 PM
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In car video from the Northern Arizona trip...

This was the first time using the video cam in the X5 and it was set a bit low so I got a bit more of the windshield wiper than I had intended! I have a better mount already for next time.

Forest service roads were in pretty good condition. The view from the Rim was amazing!

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Old 11-09-2020, 08:24 PM
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*Fender Flares *

I had some free time over the weekend so I decided to do a quick fit check of the fender flare kit that I bought from eBay.

The rear looks ok but the front looks like its missing a piece that goes on the rear side of the fender well to merge the flare into the bottom sill.

Anyone have a recommendation for a kit that gives a more integrated look or is this as good as it gets?
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:35 PM
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Have you seen the fender flare kits on ecstuning?
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Old 11-11-2020, 03:22 PM
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Great post and hello to a fellow racer (spec e30 for me)

I just bought a 2001 three pedal and had the same thoughts on lift, wheels, and creating an mild offroad ride. I really liked #5 so thanks for the pictures. I'll be curious to hear where you shop for the lift spacers and what the thought process on getting the height right.
I'm a month away from that because I'll be replacing the entire cooling system in my space rime
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Old 11-12-2020, 02:06 AM
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Have you seen the fender flare kits on ecstuning?
Exactly! They are a hit pricey at $300 per side but those will probably fit and look the best. Thanks.
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Old 11-12-2020, 08:33 AM
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How did the finish install on the flares look?
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:48 PM
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How did the finish install on the flares look?
I haven't done the complete installation yet. I plan to first install the lift and then see how the flares look and if I like them, then I'll do the full install of the flares.
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Old 11-17-2020, 06:12 PM
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Are you getting your lift kit from FMU? What height are you going with?
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:53 PM
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Are you getting your lift kit from FMU? What height are you going with?
I am looking for just enough of a lift to keep the front tires from rubbing on the fender over large bumps so I chose the Tema 30mm (1.2") lift kit. It looks like fairy decent quality for the off roading that I have planned and was affordably priced at $147. I am planning the install for this weekend.

The FMU kit is much higher than I need for the size of tires. I might have used the FMU kit if I had selected a larger tire.

BMW E53 X5 Lift Kit TEMA 30mm
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