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Old 08-07-2011, 07:02 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Honduras
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catgo is on a distinguished road
Just took delivery of my 2012 3.0D! Ride is so smooth!

After waiting some time, I took delivery of my Black / Beige 2012 3.0D X5. Used to have a 2007 with sport suspension and 20" wheels and even though the new car has 19" and run flats, the ride is soooo much better. This car is a lot more comfortable to ride and drive, the steering wheel is easier to turn and uneven roads are actually ok to drive through.

I can't believe how much of a difference having the sport package makes on the vehicles' ride. I'm planning on upgrading to non-staggered 20" wheels with 275's non-runflat tires all around. For those of you who have X5's without sport suspension but have 20" wheels, should the ride using non-runflat 275/45/20 be about the same as having the 255/50/19 WITH Runflats? Overall I'm glad I opted for a non-sport suspension X5, it makes a big difference!

Any comments would be appreciated!
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:29 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Signal Hill, CA
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Congratz!!! Is that a jet black or black sapphire?
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:09 PM
Join Date: May 2011
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Originally Posted by Stevev View Post
Congratz!!! Is that a jet black or black sapphire?
Thanks so much! its jet black w/beige interior. Already ordered the aluminum mesh grilles from getbmwparts.com, expecting them late this week. Also planning on changing the wheels from 19" 334's to 20" 336's or 333's w/out the runs flats. Concerned about making the ride harsher though even though I'm told that ditching the run flats should compensate for the 19 to 20" upgrade. I certainly hope they're right!!!
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