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Old 12-16-2014, 07:34 PM
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Hiya! I like the rugged theme you were were goin for with the x3- three pedal also? Bigger tires? Similar plans for the new X? Good taste with the E30 M also...
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thank you! the x3 was an auto, if it were a manual, i'd keep it too!!! but yes similar upgrades to the x5, i'm going to lift it a bit and put some 265/70/17's on it, i like the hankook dynapros i have on the x3 rims now, just need a bigger size. my wheels are done at the powder coaters, so i'll pick them up on my day off, put them back together ( 2 piece bbs ) and go tire shopping!
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:45 PM
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Always wondered why hartge's X3 off-roader program wasn't offered for its big brother??
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And the hartge kit is a fortune!!!! 1700 for just the spacers and rear shocks for the x3, motivated me to make my own.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:05 PM
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ok everyone, making my list and checking it twice, if its a fluid in my truck its getting dumped, whats the concensus on the redline for the trans? mt-90, or mtl? also dumping the diff oil and going with redline, i'll get the bmw transfer case fluid here at work and reset the values, i've lubed the crap out of the door handles and they're much smoother now! I dont have that "pop" when i pull the handles, and I'm not 100% in love where the xenons have the cut off on the drivers side, so i'll re-initialize them with the rear of the truck slightly raised to bring them up a little.. then we have to make the lift kit and get a prototype out to have it all machined from aluminum..i looked into the fluid motor union kit, but it looks like its just for airbag x5's and not regular springs. am i missing anything???
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:59 PM
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I went with redline in the trans, tcase, and diff's. For the trans I used the atf.
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what redline did you use in the transfer case? also mine is x drive (06) so I think that might make a difference, but i'm not sure.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:54 PM
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Yeah yours is different. Mine is an 03, so it can use the same fluid as the trans. I put redline atf in both my transmission and transfercase. I think the general consensus is that you need the BMW fluid for the xdrive tcase.
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:59 PM
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For facelift, stick to BMW fluid in the transfer case. And reset the adaptations on the case using DIS.

For the diffs, Redline 75w-90 is what I used. And for the MT, since you're in Jersey like me I used MTL. MT-90 is also a good fluid but slightly thicker, I would prob only use that if I lived a little farther south, MT-90 can be slightly stickier when cold than MTL. Your call but either fluid would work fine.
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awsome, thank you! just ordered the fluids and went with the mtl, it's cold out so it might help with the grar box warm up! also adjusted my lights tonight, huge difference!!!
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