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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Today, 09:18 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 41,294
Posted By crystalworks
:popcorn: Oooohhhh pretty. I await updates....

:popcorn:

Oooohhhh pretty. I await updates. And, man do I wish I had time to work on my setup. :(
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By crystalworks
^$216/mo ownership costs isn't terrible when you...

^$216/mo ownership costs isn't terrible when you compare it to buying a new vehicle. The wife and I are looking for a 3-row vehicle now with a warranty due to kids and aging parents, going to cost...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 182
Posted By crystalworks
Go to an independent. They'll likely do all 6,...

Go to an independent. They'll likely do all 6, plus the control module for ~$1500. If you can DIY, all in is ~$650-750.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By crystalworks
Yep, that's how it happens. :( You can go...

Yep, that's how it happens. :(

You can go the extra step of xpel film to protect the coating with the UV in it. That's what I did on mine and it has been great now for quite sometime. Though,...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 1,439,307
Posted By crystalworks
Agreed, looks like a very clean installation. ...

Agreed, looks like a very clean installation. Nice work.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By crystalworks
I'm using that battery in my E60 with no issues. ...

I'm using that battery in my E60 with no issues. Will get the same for the E53 when the current Oreilly's extreme bites the dust.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum Yesterday, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 280
Posted By crystalworks
^ 2 hours!!! It takes 5 minutes!

^ 2 hours!!! It takes 5 minutes!
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-11-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By crystalworks
Ugh, oil threads. There is no one answer to this...

Ugh, oil threads. There is no one answer to this question. Will depend on your service habits, climate you live in, and condition of your engine. I run liquimoly 10w-50 here in south Texas. But I've...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-11-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By crystalworks
That's the frontof the x. Maybe a pulley,...

That's the frontof the x. Maybe a pulley, tensioner, etc? Hard to tell though. Looks like your x has a surplus of horsepower though because it sure is sweating the excess. ;)
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-10-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By crystalworks
Agreed. He used to sell them for $200/pr......

Agreed.

He used to sell them for $200/pr... should have bought some then. :rolleyes:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-10-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By crystalworks
Replacing the solenoids, mechatronic sleeve, and...

Replacing the solenoids, mechatronic sleeve, and seals inside the trans usually sorts this problem. I have to do the same to mine but I drive around the problem currently. Never does it manually...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-08-2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By crystalworks
Yikes. Front or rear DS?

Yikes. Front or rear DS?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-07-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By crystalworks
You checked the tis diagrams yet? Possible relay...

You checked the tis diagrams yet? Possible relay failure for sure if there is one in the circuit.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-07-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By crystalworks
Title says it's for a pair of lenses... But ad...

Title says it's for a pair of lenses... But ad seems super sketchy. :dunno:

Usually a pair of lenses is north of $400. Just for lenses. Rather but a set of used headlights and refinish.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-07-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By crystalworks
Somebody needs to be the guinea pig on those. If...

Somebody needs to be the guinea pig on those. If they actually have post lci lenses, that's about a quarter of the price they are usually available for.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-07-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By crystalworks
They are aftermarket semi-custom (you can choose...

They are aftermarket semi-custom (you can choose offset within a certain range) so no, they aren't spec'd for E53. Center bore and bolt pattern are correct obviously. They fit without spacers but...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By crystalworks
Rears are 11.5" et9 after spacers (w/ longer...

Rears are 11.5" et9 after spacers (w/ longer bolts). Was the widest Forgestar offered in an offset that would work.



To correct wheel offset to flush the tires with the fender flares.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-07-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By crystalworks
Those are pre-lci Andrew. Most economical option...

Those are pre-lci Andrew. Most economical option is going to be refinishing his, but one is broken. So have to replace at least one. Get as clean a used pair as you can find and refinish those. ...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By crystalworks
There are options for early models. For post lci...

There are options for early models. For post lci x5's like yours, pretty much just a used set of OE headlights. That's it afaik.Sorry for the bad news.
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 1,439,307
Posted By crystalworks
We did both diffs... :D Poor Xfer case fluid was...

We did both diffs... :D Poor Xfer case fluid was in poor shape.

Would be nice to work on the audio setup for a weekend. I'll see if I can get a kitchen pass from the family. But I don't think...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 1,439,307
Posted By crystalworks
HAH! You haven't been to Texas in awhile. Every...

HAH! You haven't been to Texas in awhile. Every 3rd truck is lifted with -20mm offset wheels sticking out of the fenders with an LED light bar in the grille, one on the roof, and HID's retrofitted...
Forum: Politics Forum 11-06-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,713
Posted By crystalworks
This week should be telling as to how the country...

This week should be telling as to how the country feels about Trump and the Republicans in general. They are complicit in his bafoonery in that they refuse to say anything negative about what he...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 991
Posted By crystalworks
I haven't noticed anything excessive. Getting 20...

I haven't noticed anything excessive. Getting 20 - 25k miles out of my 325's. That's with an overall +9mm offset between the spacers and the aftermarket wheels. Truck aligns within OE spec.
...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 1,439,307
Posted By crystalworks
Yeah, that sounds like a great idea, have the...

Yeah, that sounds like a great idea, have the average car owner aim their headlights. What could go wrong? :stickpoke. This is the same average car owner who thinks it's acceptable to drive with...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-05-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11,550
Views: 1,439,307
Posted By crystalworks
They've also shown that most aren't even...

They've also shown that most aren't even delivered new at the dealer properly aimed. You kind of expect they would be when you buy a car. Honestly, with as much as the state's charge for...
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