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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By Purplefade
Ok, I usually look but in this case I was lazy,...

Ok, I usually look but in this case I was lazy, is the Mishimoto Aluminum tank a direct fir? Sounds kind of cool [emoji106]

That said when I did my cooking system refresh I went with the lower...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,182
Posted By Purplefade
Totally off topic for the thread but when I...

Totally off topic for the thread but when I refreshed my cooling system I went with the lower bar pressure cap and a 90c stat and have had zero issues since. Truck runs CONSIDERABLY cooler than...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
Don’t know what those two plugs are, assuming...

Don’t know what those two plugs are, assuming they are for other modules obviously but that doesn’t help you I know.

In regard to the HUs, I’ve not heard of the first one but MANY of guys have...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,597
Posted By Purplefade
That’s where I’m leaning, find a decent one on...

That’s where I’m leaning, find a decent one on eBay, snag it, refurbish as needed and go to work... as soon as I am reemployed from my company collapsing from Covid...

I’ll get there! [emoji106]...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
If you want “drop in” you can go with the Avin...

If you want “drop in” you can go with the Avin unit at Avin.com, if you don’t want front and rear cameras, etc, etc, this actually fits the dash pretty much directly, with maybe just a tiny bit of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
Couple that I found: ...

Couple that I found:


https://www.online-parts.co.uk/bmw-spare-parts/65126972666_Radio-Bmw-Professional.html

...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
Even better, then all he needs to do is replace...

Even better, then all he needs to do is replace 65126972666 and he's good to go, assuming the new used unit is good - no new amp to search for then :thumbup:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
Part # 65126972666 is the radio module, not the...

Part # 65126972666 is the radio module, not the amp. The radio module will have the antenna connected, which is that “thin” black cable in the top corner, the the actual “radio” inputs and outputs...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-23-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Purplefade
I have used Montway a number of times and always...

I have used Montway a number of times and always had great success. I also find them to be very reasonably priced as well.


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 18,597
Posted By Purplefade
This has always been something that I have wanted...

This has always been something that I have wanted to do but the cost of a good specimen E46 steering wheel just keeps holding me back... I must admit, out here in Ohio I do like my heated wheel... ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By Purplefade
Oh man, good find for sure! Glad you got that...

Oh man, good find for sure! Glad you got that sorted and what a pain... I get why they do it, fuse a fused circuit with multiple fuses but wouldn’t it be sweet if everything were just a straight...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By Purplefade
Agreed, that is, sadly, why I am only running a...

Agreed, that is, sadly, why I am only running a single 10” - but it does sound GOOD! - Ao I cant complain [emoji16]


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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By Purplefade
That makes sense, so you would wire them in...

That makes sense, so you would wire them in parallel to keep a 4ohm load on the amp then. I don't know the wattage of the factory amp, will it drive 2 8s without issue or will it leave them need a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By Purplefade
We run a single 8” in my sons CRV, box built and...

We run a single 8” in my sons CRV, box built and ported specifically for the 8”, and I’m here to say a single 8” sounds amazing! Doesn’t go as low as my single 10”, but wow it thumps. Would imagine...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
On second look that actually looks more like the...

On second look that actually looks more like the radio module and not the amp, amp is located in the rear, driver side “storage compartment of your car is LHD. If it’s non DSP, it is likely the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
There are a number of units that will install...

There are a number of units that will install “directly” in to the car with the correct mounting kit and harness adapter yes, but they will all run through the factory amp unless you bypass it. I...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Purplefade
Pull your amp and check the part number, search...

Pull your amp and check the part number, search it in google and you'll find a handful of used options available I'm guessing. That said, there is no plug and play option as the plugs are...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-22-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Purplefade
Spit balling here but what about the anti knock...

Spit balling here but what about the anti knock sensor? Maybe its not pulling timing at lower rpm?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-21-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Purplefade
Not necessarily, if you went MAP based as the...

Not necessarily, if you went MAP based as the manifold absolute pressure went up so would the fuel injection level, meaning when the electric supercharger was turned on the MAP would read the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-21-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Purplefade
I'd be curious what the new Garret Electric Turbo...

I'd be curious what the new Garret Electric Turbo that is supposed to be released in 2021 will cost. I called Garret directly and they wouldn't tell me anything but I also called Duryea, who has...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Purplefade
Amen to that! There are a couple of companies...

Amen to that! There are a couple of companies out there getting ever so close to perfecting the “electric supercharger”. Looked at some rough pricing on those suckers and they’re going to be a...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Purplefade
I talked to active auto werks way back,...

I talked to active auto werks way back, considered trying to see if the RR super charger would fit and they said they would be happy to work up a custom tune. Didn’t talk dollars and cents at the...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12,723
Views: 1,663,525
Posted By Purplefade
What did you do to / for your E53 today??

Maybe you got lucky and just destroyed the shaft... fact that you were able to keep driving with no lights etc makes me optimistic. That said, I usually don’t get that lucky, took me forever to...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By Purplefade
That is pretty unique, what ohm are they? I...

That is pretty unique, what ohm are they? I would have expected the factory amp to want 4 ohms, interesting actually. And even they must have realized that the internal poly fill would damp...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 09-20-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 425
Posted By Purplefade
Would be awesome for sure but as with many... my...

Would be awesome for sure but as with many... my wife would lose her shit - “Hey hun, I think I’m going to supercharge the X! Oh, how much, only 10 grand ish...” 🤪. Yea, I’d be in the dog house...
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