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Old 10-27-2021, 04:52 PM
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You must have not been trying

I just scored a set of winters for the wife's car and they juuuuuuuuuust fit


Some test the volumetric capacity, while I tested the weight capacity with 375 pounds of walnut and walnut plywood. It held fine.
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Old 10-29-2021, 02:49 PM
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Some test the volumetric capacity, while I tested the weight capacity with 375 pounds of walnut and walnut plywood. It held fine.
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Old 10-29-2021, 05:03 PM
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That's only 70% over rated. As long as you don't hit any bumps that subject the load to more than about 1g I wouldn't be too concerned.

The roof rack is rated for 100kg IIRC. I'm quite sure they test to to deal with hitting a pot hole and subjecting to 2-3g so 200-300kg.

If you drive like a rental and have 400#. Dying be surprised when you arrive with a dented roof. However clearly double the rated and cautious will not be a problem.

I was looking for a photo of when I had about 8-10 16' wet 2x6 on my roof. Don't want to even know what that weighed but it did flex my cross bar to touch my sunroof a couple times in the 1.5 mile trip.
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I think that it also has to with putting a lot of weight very high up. SUVs have a very high center of gravity already and by adding weight on the top of the car, you can actually move it up to the point that avoidance maneuvers can cause rollovers. I mean, most SUVs you can roll in an avoidance maneuver already, without even hitting a curb (I would expect that the E53 falls into that category).


The reason I say that is because in newer SUVs in the past 10 years, they are subject to much more stringent rollover tests, which require the roof to be two or three times stronger, but the roof cargo ratings have not gone up from SUVs made 20 years ago. Most new SUV roof load limits are still around 200 lbs even though the roof is required to support like 3x the car's weight, which wasn't a requirement for the E53. So that is partially conjecture on my part.
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Old 10-29-2021, 05:21 PM
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Solid observation on center of gravity and similar to the description of g forces up and down they also apply side to side.
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Replaced a CV boot (after installing it slightly incorrectly four years ago). $27 - job done.

Was tempted to replace the power steering pressure hose while I was under there (I have all the parts on hand) but by the time I'd finished the boot task, I was pretty much done being under a car for the day!
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Rear right camber has been -2,15 degrees and I want it to be better. All of the camber kit's for rear are expensive so I had to think a little bit. Then I found that W124 mercedes front axle eccentric bolt has a lot bigger eccentric, yet it's still same M14x1,5 size bolt. I had to modify the bolt a little bit, because it was way too long and not much thread on it. Also the bolt hole had to be modified.


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Got the rear end looking better.
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probably needs the bushings in the lower arms replaced, and yes they can be replaced.
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Old 10-31-2021, 03:39 PM
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probably needs the bushings in the lower arms replaced, and yes they can be replaced.

They don't look bad at all and I have lowering springs (that is one thing to add more negative camber). I have replaced those bushings on both of my seven's so will probably do them for the x5 also in future.
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yea, if its lowered, you will never get to spec unless you do something to fix it :P
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