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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 01-19-2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Full stage 3+ Soundskins DIY - Massive road noise reduction

I hope everyone is having a great week, and I wanted to share out my latest project! If you want to take your sound dampening and audio performance to the ultimate level, SoundSkins Classic is the...
Forum: X ///M Forum 09-20-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
I will be.. just havent gotten to it yet. I am...

I will be.. just havent gotten to it yet. I am waiting for the E53 to need the brake refresh, and then will do it all in one shot. I was able to secure two front E70 calipers from a wrecked car,...
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 02-12-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
I appreciate that.. I will keep digging, and hope...

I appreciate that.. I will keep digging, and hope to find a known cause for this behavior.
Forum: X3 (E83) Forum 02-12-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Passenger seat airbag sensor - known issue?

Hey yall!

The 06 E83 in the garage has been throwing an airbag warning now for awhile and I have finally started digging into it.

I also got a letter from BMW saying that this is a common issue...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 07-15-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,071
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Now there is a million dollar question.. I bought...

Now there is a million dollar question.. I bought SS standard lines for the E53, so I hope they work. I have everything to do the job but the rotors yet. I worked it out with R1 to get the...
Forum: X ///M Forum 03-28-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Well I went for it and bought the rears.. figure...

Well I went for it and bought the rears.. figure if they dont fit I will just resell them.
Forum: X ///M Forum 03-24-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
The one step further crazy idea is if the F85...

The one step further crazy idea is if the F85 front calipers would fit! 6 pot instead of 4 which would be amazing.

Since the front rotors are the same size on the E70 M and F85, one would assume...
Forum: X ///M Forum 03-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
E70 M calipers on the E53

Howdy yall!

I didnt know if anyone over in this forum section might know the answer I am trying to find.

I found the amazing thread linked below, of how to raid E70 and F85 brake components...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-24-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
What I am finalizing now is on the BBK upgrade...

What I am finalizing now is on the BBK upgrade path. There is the fantastic thread on the E70/F85 front calipers and rotors, which I am going to do. Question now is on the back.. do the E70 rears...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
I am thinking a full set from an IS model, or...

I am thinking a full set from an IS model, or rear calipers from the IS, and the big brake fronts from the E70 X5 M would be awesome.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
the other question is going to be, are the 4.Xis...

the other question is going to be, are the 4.Xis models any different? Scouring RealOEM, I see the same images (not surprising) but definitely different part numbers.

4.4 default appears to be...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-15-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Great feedback and looking at options. If the IS...

Great feedback and looking at options. If the IS model parts are good, they are likely easier and cheaper to aquire all things said.

Main goal is looking at possible upgrades, while doing other...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,071
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Also your parts list looks like just fronts, yes?...

Also your parts list looks like just fronts, yes? What do you suggest for rears?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
I appreciate the info.. been raiding F8Xs for my...

I appreciate the info.. been raiding F8Xs for my F32, and now finally turned my eyes to the X5. Brakes are on the 8-12 month radar, so looking at where upgrades at the same time might tie together,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Raiding 4.Xis and e70s for upgrades?

Hey yall!

I am looking to start upgrading various pieces of my 2001 E53 X5 4.4 with sensible upgrades from the later models, and would love suggestions.


What areas should I focus on...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 03-14-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,071
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Looking at a retrofit upgrade like this on my 01...

Looking at a retrofit upgrade like this on my 01 X5 4.4 all stock. Thank you for all the part numbers and info, would I still need the spacers you think?
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-16-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
thanks yall.. yes, never making an X5 true...

thanks yall.. yes, never making an X5 true "offroad" but 99.9999999% of SUV/SAVs never will anyway. The hope is to build out the X5 into more jeep-like and she can have the best of all worlds.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-16-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Lift kits, bigger tires, turning the E53 into more of a "jeep"?

Hey all!

Saw a recent pic of a local E53 that appears to have a lift kit, larger tires (tall sidewalls) and more to convert the X5 into more of an offroad look.

Is there any good source of...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Thank you, I will definitely check that out.

Thank you, I will definitely check that out.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
I appreciate that, but didnt think it was...

I appreciate that, but didnt think it was compatible? I looked at all the listings in Ebay and even Amazon, I contacted several of the sellers that said the E53 wasnt compatible. If it is, I will...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
I really appreciate that and was up that way in...

I really appreciate that and was up that way in the X5 last summer! I will definitely keep that in mind, thank you!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-29-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Still hoping to find someone with the Carly...

Still hoping to find someone with the Carly adaptor plus the funky adaptor to their adaptor for the E53 line. I just want to code out a license place error for my lovely (and amazingly patient) wife...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-21-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
AvinUSA Avant-4 install DIY and review video

Hey all!

I see there is a GREAT thread going for the install of this display, and I wanted to share the work I had done as well on this. I have both the installation DIY and high level...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-09-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Awesome thank you.. I will look into that...

Awesome thank you.. I will look into that adapter. I would love to find someone who had it all already.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 994
Posted By BMW DIY Guy
Anyone with Carly in the PacNW (Seattle/Bellevue) area

Hey all!

I have changed out one license plate light for a backup camera, and also would like to change other tail lights to LEDs. I understand the app Carly (with the OLD "extended"? cable) can...
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