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Old 08-18-2015, 12:05 PM
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got my ebay turn signal socket/subharness in yesterday and finally got my front left turn signal working properly again.

old socket kept losing contact with the bulb. bent the prongs, cleaned it...all kinds of stuff. just would lose contact constantly. new (used) socket works perfectly.

now to buff my headlights.
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Old 08-18-2015, 01:25 PM
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Yea shit happens. Thanks guys.

Ven,
I was just discussing spacers with X53JAY4.8iS through PM and sent him these three of my X pre the new wheel setup.







I know that Pat (4.8isX5) ran 30mm and 25mm for a while without front flares and I think for a little bit with them and it looked good. If you are low enough it can be pulled off but I think 20s work really well without the flares.

Yeah I'm going to go with then 25mm ones up front. Looks good on Pats vehicle. Thanks again for the insight Olek.
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:44 PM
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No problem guys. Its definitely safe to say
30mm Rear 20mm Front withouth flares
30mm Rear 25mm Front with front flares
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:56 PM
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Since June....

Hood Painted
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:48 PM
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Completed a six day, 2000 kms tour of the south-west of Western Australia. Drove through some pretty heavy rain, strong winds and deep puddles. 150 kms was on dirt roads, some heavily pot-holed and corrugated. The X5 was such a comfortable vehicle for this trip. No issues whatsoever - she ran like a Swiss clock. The recently installed Magnaflow x-pipe made the exhaust a bit loud early in the morning at one of our hotels, however the other early risers were Variety Club Bash drivers (charity fun-run of vintage cars) who came over for a chat and to share their travel stories.
Took a bit of an effort to clean and detail the car upon our return, but this is exactly what I bought the beast for. Very impressed with the car's performance and the missus was all smiles too (even when we were going a fair bit faster than the posted limits).
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:01 PM
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Had a local shop do:
install Remanufactured Arnott Front Left strut, old is cored, ride height calibrated
ecs 20 mm front, H&R 30 mm rear spacers installed. Will retorque after few days
Transfer case fluid changed, adaptations not reset.
Alignment done a another local body shop after front strut and spacers.

The tech who did alignment said, front camber is not adjustable (by design?) and is off by .97 degree (I think) both sides. He said we can install a bolt in place of one of the strut bolt and that will allow to adjust it, I declined but want to know what the consensus on this is. I can post my alignment before and after if needed.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:26 PM
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Had a local shop do:
install Remanufactured Arnott Front Left strut, old is cored, ride height calibrated
ecs 20 mm front, H&R 30 mm rear spacers installed. Will retorque after few days
Transfer case fluid changed, adaptations not reset.
Alignment done a another local body shop after front strut and spacers.

The tech who did alignment said, front camber is not adjustable (by design?) and is off by .97 degree (I think) both sides. He said we can install a bolt in place of one of the strut bolt and that will allow to adjust it, I declined but want to know what the consensus on this is. I can post my alignment before and after if needed.
You can adjust the front camber. I have had it done. Here is a link of a picture of mine with the pin out for adjustment on the driver's side. Passenger side was ok:
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...shaking-2.html

Here is a link to some reference material:
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...side-only.html
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:56 PM
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Swapped a transfer case on a 2006 3.0 X5 with 100k miles on it for a friend of mine on the street in front of his house pretty straight forward job
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:39 AM
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If the dude says he cant adjust the front camber he shouldnt be working on your X5
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Old 08-22-2015, 08:54 AM
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If the dude says he cant adjust the front camber he shouldnt be working on your X5
So true.
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