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Old 10-31-2021, 06:56 PM
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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.


Mercedes bolt in:


Got the rear end looking better.

That's a smart fix - thanks for sharing that!

I ended up going the hard race adjustable arms on the rear. Mine is lowered via software as I still have the bags on the rear.
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Old 10-31-2021, 07:31 PM
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yea, if its lowered, you will never get to spec unless you do something to fix it :P
Depends on how much it is lowered. I lowered mine with H&R lowering kit. Added 18mm spacers and can still still get it into specs.
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Old 10-31-2021, 09:41 PM
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How much did it lower?


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I got Vogtland -35mm springs.
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Old 11-03-2021, 08:50 AM
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So this past week I....

Installed a new water pump.
Installed a new thermostat.

Found a new appreciation for my new driveway being out of the sun all day!

First drive not leaks, no temperature problems, so everything was good.

Nope! So I had my front passenger side DHC break, so I slapped my spare in and drove to work the next day

Got home and went to the commissary and.... killed 2 tires on a bent steel expansion joint

Now the White Witch has new shoes although I got NITTO, I could only get NITTO 421's.


I am finding that I was incredibly smart to by comfortable patio furniture and have the ability to act nonchalant in front of my wife...

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Old 11-05-2021, 02:26 AM
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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.
Hi zener, I'm new to BMW scene, well the X5 would be more appropriate. have the 3.0d version and whilst it is for towing a caravan as we call it in Australia it looks like it is on steeroids sitting up so high. What I would like to kow is how much lower your X5 now sits in comparison to its previous stance?


I do like your camber fix idea, simple and straight to issue. Did you have to do this for all four wheels or only the rear?
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Old 11-05-2021, 03:19 AM
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I got around to doing some small fixes that jst had to be done, the sort that don't mean much until you do not have them.



When I got the car, the previos owner tried to fit the inner rhs carpet to door rubber cover with a hammer. EU plastic does not like any sort of pressure let alone a metal tap so I eventually got a replacement and fitted it carefully. I know why he used a hammer nothing lined up because he had routed the wiring above the clip line. Once sorted it all went smooth as.



Next was the lack of somewhere to put my ph. I use some fancy brand that has a ball swivel mount and magnetic hold. With the replacement head unit being Andriod, I can run everything via my phone and 100gb of data each month is not going to caue problems so a phone mount is now in and out of sight.


Another job that was doubled up on, thanks to my first few posts on here some members gave me the info on the digital display and why it was not showing, or possibly why. The five T5 globes along the bottom of the instrument cluster. I bought eight white LED's to replace them but when powered on it gave a strange shimmer, so I took one out and put a normal globe in and all is good. While I had the cluster just connected and not back in I figured it was as good a time as any to fit thos damn chrome rings for the guages. They were the tighest fit ever and each one managed to pinch a small peice of my finger each time it finally locked in. So four little blood blisters later and they look great.


The last thing is this ceramic type of polish, my X5 is that Saphire Black and the weather here is perfect one day hailstorm the next followed by a 60 MPH wind that just puts crap everywhere. So, I decided to try some of these wonder polishes and see if I can just use the pessure washer to get rid of the daily crap. I'm starting to think a quality cover is in order now, but I gotta say I love that shine when the sun hits it, there are blue, gold, green and silver specks in that black colour.


Next will be Tyres and maybe a play with the exhaust.
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Old 11-05-2021, 02:43 PM
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Hi zener, I'm new to BMW scene, well the X5 would be more appropriate. have the 3.0d version and whilst it is for towing a caravan as we call it in Australia it looks like it is on steeroids sitting up so high. What I would like to kow is how much lower your X5 now sits in comparison to its previous stance?


I do like your camber fix idea, simple and straight to issue. Did you have to do this for all four wheels or only the rear?
Thanks, Jeff

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This is stock



With -35mm Vogtland's


I would like to go lower with this, but then it would need coilovers, so for now it's good.

Only the rear adjustment is the usual culprit on these. Front camber is easy to adjust from the front shock absorber lower mounting point.
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Hi zener, I'm new to BMW scene, well the X5 would be more appropriate. have the 3.0d version and whilst it is for towing a caravan as we call it in Australia it looks like it is on steeroids sitting up so high. What I would like to kow is how much lower your X5 now sits in comparison to its previous stance?


I do like your camber fix idea, simple and straight to issue. Did you have to do this for all four wheels or only the rear?
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I put coilovers on my X and lowered it 2". This required putting adjustable control arms on it so it could be aligned to spec.
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Old 11-05-2021, 05:57 PM
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Now that I got the trans working, got it through emissions and finally got it titled and registered....I got some new tires on the clapped out hooptie. Nothing special. Discount Tires house tire called Rocky Mountain all seasons. Went with 245/65/17s, cost me 475 bucks with the tire warranty they have. They actually ride really nice. But then, anything is nicer than the bald tires that were on there.
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