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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 11:39 PM
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Posted By ard
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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 09:13 PM
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Posted By ard
When you look up a tires 'specs', for a give...

When you look up a tires 'specs', for a give model and size it will list the 'allowable rim widths.


You need to chose a tire size that includes 9.5 and 10.5


Fitting a tire to an...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By ard
1. I rarely pay attention to the display...

1. I rarely pay attention to the display warnings. I just pull codes with a BMW scanner.
2. You probably have a code 452A which is a warning that BMW technicians are eagerly waiting to bend you...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-10-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
This is the size I got from your first post: ...

This is the size I got from your first post:


https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=255-45r20-275-40r20




It shows the front is a bit larger: 29.0 inches vs 28.66
Forum: Politics Forum 08-08-2022, 11:38 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 5,247
Posted By ard
While I see the reasoning here...and perhaps yes...

While I see the reasoning here...and perhaps yes maybe "republicans" may want what you say.


I just dont think "republicans" are in charge of the party any more. Its christian nationalists,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-08-2022, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
That is a great diagram and good set of numbers. ...

That is a great diagram and good set of numbers.


DO keep in mind you want toe *in* so positive toe. Toe out is no fun.


Actually, with the slightly larger tire up front, it will be under...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-08-2022, 01:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
Going from a 285 (say 40) to a 275/40... ...

Going from a 285 (say 40) to a 275/40...


the change is 10mm wider, but 4mm taller- on each side, so 8mm more in diameter...8mm is a lot.


There are some tire calculators that will give you...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-06-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
Yes, ‘how many revolutions the tire makes in a...

Yes, ‘how many revolutions the tire makes in a mile of driving’…. The smaller the differnfece the less the ‘differential’ needs to ‘accomodate’. More difference = heat and abuse.


When you look...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-05-2022, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
PS. If you buy new tires, get the revs/mile to...

PS. If you buy new tires, get the revs/mile to within 1%.


All OE tire sizes- no matter what the rims, 18, 19, 20, 21, the outer tire diameters are ALL the same...and front and rear are likewise...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-05-2022, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
Holy resize them photos, Batman! So the...

Holy resize them photos, Batman!


So the sizing looks OK-ish:


https://www.tacomaworld.com/tirecalc?tires=255-45r20-275-40r20


The key is the 'revs per mile'.... THIS is the important...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-05-2022, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7
Posted By ard
When you take the other 4 lugs out, does the...

When you take the other 4 lugs out, does the wheel come off? or is that 'remnant head' still enough to hold the wheel on??


Can be a bear to drill out.... Once the wheel is off, a vice grips...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-05-2022, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2
Posted By ard
I dont know of ANYONE that actually makes...

I dont know of ANYONE that actually makes replacements.


You might- MIGHT- be able to find standard shocks that fit as a replacement, but if you want AD, I would be very very careful.

...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 08-01-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By ard
That looks interesting.... If you use one,...

That looks interesting.... If you use one, report back
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-30-2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By ard
Just noticed the 2 hr drive. I drive 2 hrs for a...

Just noticed the 2 hr drive. I drive 2 hrs for a good dinner.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-28-2022, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11
Posted By ard
The whole 'turbos are unreliable' are 1980s...

The whole 'turbos are unreliable' are 1980s thinking. IMO. (and Im not a spring chicken) The technology has gotten much much better.


The things that will burn you are not turbos. Tranny,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-25-2022, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3
Posted By ard
Pretty sure they are fed into the main amp (not...

Pretty sure they are fed into the main amp (not head unit).
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-25-2022, 01:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4
Posted By ard
Rear tailgate area? Read in another post:...

Rear tailgate area?


Read in another post: 3 pumps: 2 in front, windshield and headlights... 3rd in the rear. [Edit...may have been E53..]


Not sure tho
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-24-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
Huh. Wonder what tool? anyway there...

Huh. Wonder what tool?



anyway there are thousands of posts repeating this nonsense (dealer only) all over the internet. Since the beginning of BMWs. :cool:


You generally get crap...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-24-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
What precise toe numbers do you use? ...

What precise toe numbers do you use?



I will agree you cant get it perfectly even, but you can most surely minimize it...(isnt every alignment a " 4 wheel alignmet"?!?)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
https://robrobinette.com/ConvertToeInchesToDegrees...

https://robrobinette.com/ConvertToeInchesToDegrees.htm

A good tool

A degree toe of 03 minutes is 02 inches…1:1.5 conversion, give or take
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-22-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13
Posted By ard
There are two ways to spec toe: degrees and...

There are two ways to spec toe: degrees and inches.

0 degree 02 minutes. Is almost the same as 0.02inches

Do you understand how this is measured and what it means? There are some good...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-16-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By ard
/why did you rebuild the rack? DID it grenade? ...

/why did you rebuild the rack? DID it grenade? Look at the filter/screen, make sure it’s is clean
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-16-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 14
Posted By ard
Ive had steering systems grenade...bits and...

Ive had steering systems grenade...bits and pieces can then get distributed throughout the system. Sometimes the pump has an integrated filter/screen that gets fouled.... fluid isnt moving to allow...
Forum: Politics Forum 07-15-2022, 12:46 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 37,764
Posted By ard
EOD posts a peer reviewed article on HCQ in...

EOD posts a peer reviewed article on HCQ in **cell cultures"""...totally pointless in supporting a claim of clinical efficacy in a population of humans. I mean there are more- fraudulent studies,...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-14-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6
Posted By ard
Yeah. Thats the other cause.... ;)

Yeah. Thats the other cause....
;)
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