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Old 01-29-2015, 12:05 PM
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My new to me 2005 4.4 Sport Beach Cruiser

Hi Guys,

Been lurking on this forum for a few months now. I finally purchased a 2005 4.4 Sport with all the options I was hoping to find. It needed some maintenance items but lucky for me it also needed tires.

I live four blocks from beach access where I can actually drive, camp, bonfire or off road in the sand dunes (which I will not be doing). So I am taking a slightly different approach to my X5. I'm not going balls to the wall off road. But I did need some ground clearance for the sand and clearance for larger all terrain tires. The last thing I want, is to get stuck in the sand in an X5. My last family SUV was a Dodge Durango that was able to handle everything, never let me down and never let me stuck in snow or sand. I won't be tearing up the sand dunes in this thing but I will be hauling the family down to the beach for surfing and bonfires.

So here she is on 275/60/18 Yokohama Geolanders. 15mm ECS spacers up front and H&R 30mm in the rear.

I've already spoken to the guys at Fluid Motor Union and have been added to their list of interested people for their spacer lift kit. It's a few months out.

My other rides are:
1974 2002tii (Project)
1988 535is (Garage queen)
1991 318is (Son)
2000 323iT (Wife)
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:54 PM
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I like it!
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:03 PM
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Nice! It looks great. Don't be afraid to post any of the other fleet as well.
03 3.0i mt
89 325is
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:10 PM
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Nice looking E53, with the OOP decorative skid plate it looks proper
2003 X5 3.0i 5-Speed - Born on 9/18/2003
105k miles -Topaz Blue/Schwarz/Titan Int. Trim/EHCII/Sport
Proud 3-Pedal owner, UUC SS/AFE/4.8iS Exhaust/Sharked
2013 X5 35D (CEO's) - Born on 5/17/2013 -
68k miles - Alpine White/Cinnamon Brown/Premium Pkg, Sport Activity/Premium Pkg and Sound/20" Style 214/Running Boards

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Old 01-29-2015, 02:57 PM
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Love the chunky tires looks great !
-e24 m6
-e32 740/5
-e34 525it
-e83 Msport (gf)
-e30 325ix (gf)
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:49 PM
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Thanks guys. I was really pushing for a manual but the ones I did find sold fast, were thrashed but mostly out of my price range. I still want a manual so maybe one day I'll have both. Yes, I think I'm nuts.
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:43 PM
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an E34, and E46 and an E53? nice collection!!!
Hope that E46 is not in too bad of shape
I swear, my cars are like a girlfriend.
Sometimes its a rough ride, sometimes its smooth motorin'.
Sometimes she doesnt like how i treat her and sometimes i dont like how she behaves.
BUT at the end of the day, she loves it when I am inside her.

'91 850i
'05 X5 4.4i
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:44 PM
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spacer lift kit would look sweet
2005 E53 4.8is

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Old 01-30-2015, 09:56 PM
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Looks to be in great shape! Nice.

I am puzzled by the oversized tires, rolling diameter is quite a bit bigger than spec?
2003 4.4i black ext./black int./black headliner
2009 E70 35d, black ext./black int./black headliner (shipped to Europe and back to USA)
2006 4.8iS Le Mans blue/cream int./black headliner, SOLD sadly...

Hmmmm, love those black headliners!

Other hardware:
2005 Tundra crew cab, son's DD and weekend hauler
2015 Cayenne S (wife's new DD and definitely wroooommmmm)
2016 Tundra 1794 edition crew cab, luxo hauler
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:26 PM
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Real nice Bimmer fams

that e53 looks very clean!
'02 x5 3.0i

-Black on Titanium Silver (354)
-Sports Package
-Smoked LED Side Markers
-Chrome Gauge Trim Rings
-Retrofit AEs (Favorite Mod)
-Front & Rear OEM 4.6iS Diffuser
-Front & Rear Fender Flares
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