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Old 08-09-2020, 12:28 AM
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Rudy's E70

Hello everyone! I purchased a 2011 Diesel E70 X5 right before Covid in march. It is the first time I buy myself a car that I've been wanting so I am excited to put some work on her. The plan is to keep it until death do us part.

I have been reading insane X5 journals on here and I need to say I am pretty impressed with the dedication of some X5 owners. I hope I can be up to the task. I am making this thread in hope's of keeping a record of the car for the future and maybe add my own experience of knowledge down the road. I am no mechanic so I think the learning curve will be huge.

2011 Dark grey Diesel X5, 137,000km
OEM 20", Pretty standard options... No HUD, adaptive cruise or nav to name a few. I live in Canada so this car did and will see winters unfortunately.

Tinting the front windows tomorrow and Should receive a box of goodies I have been waiting for ever since covid-19 hit us...

Pic on day 1


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Old 08-09-2020, 12:54 AM
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Congrats! Looks nice. Welcome to the board. Montreal, you will definitely have use for 4wd.
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Old 08-09-2020, 05:36 PM
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Thank you tri.x5 ! Yes it will be useful indeed, hopefully I can get a custom bullguard to plow the snow when trying to find parking in February.

In the meantime as expected the small upgrades has arrived.

Black grill
Yellow fogs
Led angel eyes
Hitch hook
Led interior kit
M license plate
Front and rear spacer set

I'll try and get some work done tomorrow!

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Old 08-10-2020, 03:01 PM
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Congrats,

Iím a new owner as well, purchased beginning of June, almost identical to yours except in 2011 X5 35d (LCI) Alpine White, standard 19Ē rims with 138,000 KM. But I canít complain as I brought it from my brother who had it since new. So I know it was well taken care of. Iím also in Canada not far from you, Ottawa.

Iím curious how the interiors LEDs work, do you mind sharing where you bought them?

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Old 08-10-2020, 06:02 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the forum!
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Old 08-13-2020, 02:10 AM
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Thank you tri.x5 ! Yes it will be useful indeed, hopefully I can get a custom bullguard to plow the snow when trying to find parking in February.

In the meantime as expected the small upgrades has arrived.

Black grill
Yellow fogs
Led angel eyes
Hitch hook
Led interior kit
M license plate
Front and rear spacer set

I'll try and get some work done tomorrow!


You got some cool stuff. Post some pics once you're done installing them.
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Old 08-13-2020, 11:28 PM
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Where'd you get the black grill form? Is it painted black or black ABS?
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Old 08-15-2020, 01:53 PM
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Oh, I feel like Ottawa has really nicer roads

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Where'd you get the black grill form? Is it painted black or black ABS?
Bought it from Ebay. They are black plastic, fit is not as good as the OEM of course but only I can see it. I might try to keep the chrome circumference from the OEM one and swap in the black bars, they seem to be interchangeable.

I installed the:
- Black Grill. Now I have to powder coat the 2 lower grill so they can match nicely
- 12mm front and 20mm rear spacers (They fit the car perfectly, it is not too aggressive, I love it) And the finish was pretty nice on them too!
- M liscense plate frame, Looks pretty slick! Gave it 3 coat of mate clear coat, these things tend to degrade with the seasons, hopefully it will last a little longer ( I know it is not an M but it fits the car really nicely. Will look even more in place without the X5 badge)

Tried some LED bulbs But I think I might need to code them [email protected] Bimmer code. They flicker. bought them on ebay I'll keep an update when I get them to swap them out.

Here are a few pics


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Old 09-01-2020, 05:52 PM
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Little Update.

Got a square set of style 69 E53 wheels for this upcoming winter. Tires are done and I will most likely replace them with 255/60 winter tires.



Got this hitch hook, acts as a shield If I ever backup into a wall or if someone bumps into my rear end while trying to city park. Clear coat and grease before putting it on. Looks great I think, I then need to repaint my Hitch.



Grabbed a new rear hatch button for the interior, came from amazon but does the job well. Slightly more pale then the other ones but barely noticeable. Basically unnoticeable when it is illuminate.



Changed my tire valves with "M sports"... Gained 10 Whp lol. They look nicer then the ones I had. Clear coated them before install




Front and passenger puddle light replaced with BMW logo light



And Finally this is the cheesiest add on but It works great for not dropping your phone or wallet in the tight space between the center console and driver seat.



Will eventually do more serious work on the X5 but this is all for now.

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Old 11-05-2020, 08:01 PM
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Updated the fromt DRL with Ebay LED's. Seems the secondary halo (the larger one) is significantly less lit up. I would tend to blame that on the Ebay bulbs but even with halogens they were less bright.

Got the style 69 bored from 72.5 to 74.1 to fit the E70 and 255/60 18's Wintercraft to wrap them up





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