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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-05-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By HIRISC
Glad it's helped you guys.

Glad it's helped you guys.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 12-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,756
Posted By HIRISC
Right on. Thanks. I think we'll 'just say...

Right on. Thanks.

I think we'll 'just say no' to BMW and if I need to put a hitch on her X5, we'll look to the solution above.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 12-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,756
Posted By HIRISC
I see E70 hitches only.. No F15's. Link?

I see E70 hitches only.. No F15's.

Link?
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By HIRISC
My wife left her key in her purse on the front...

My wife left her key in her purse on the front seat of her 2012 550xi, got out of the car, shut her driver's door, went to open my 2 year old son's door and the doors locked.

To exacerbate that...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-21-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By HIRISC
Pirelli Winter Carving Edge vs Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

My 2013 50i was due for some new winter tires this year so I decided to try out the 'new' Pirelli Winter Carving Edge runflats.

By way of reference, last year I used (up) a year old set of...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-21-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,110
Posted By HIRISC
IMO, VA residents can live without dedicated...

IMO, VA residents can live without dedicated winter tires, presuming you're on all seasons.

Do you have the staggered 275/315 setup inbound or the 255 width all around?
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 11-21-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,756
Posted By HIRISC
The BMW one in the first post is not 'automatic'...

The BMW one in the first post is not 'automatic' or 'electric' as per this YT video:
BMW X5 automatic trailer hitch - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SXDV94PJnk)

The new BMW hitch...
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 11-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,756
Posted By HIRISC
The bad news is that BMW charges $1900 for it.....

The bad news is that BMW charges $1900 for it.. LOL.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 11-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,003
Posted By HIRISC
Vinegar and distilled water (1/3 to 2/3 ratio) ...

Vinegar and distilled water (1/3 to 2/3 ratio)

Spot test it first.

Has taken off hard water spots off every car I've ever owned.
Forum: X5 (F15) Forum 11-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,756
Posted By HIRISC
'Hidden' Hitch - About Time

My former 2010 X5M and current 2013 50i trailer hitch install were/was an absolute butcher-job.

While shopping for my wife's new 50i F15, I was pleasantly surprised to see (maybe old news) that...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-14-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,489
Posted By HIRISC
First pic is of the rear of my X5 immediately...

First pic is of the rear of my X5 immediately after I took delivery.. I had to edit the contrast to let you see the hitch better. You'll note how 'off-center' it is.

The second pic is a closeup...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-14-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,489
Posted By HIRISC
Well, the cutting of the bumper - done at the...

Well, the cutting of the bumper - done at the dealership - is one issue.

The sh*tty fitment (read engineering) is the larger issue.

The M Sport rear cutout is different - and even less...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-14-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,633
Posted By HIRISC
Had an E53 w/ sport suspension, then 2010 X5///M,...

Had an E53 w/ sport suspension, then 2010 X5///M, now 2013 X5 50i with Adaptive.

The ///M reminded me of the E53 sport - which is to say - harsh.

The Adaptive Drive equipped 50i is light years...
Forum: X ///M Forum 01-04-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,209
Posted By HIRISC
Super sorry for my lame-late response... I didn't...

Super sorry for my lame-late response... I didn't see this.

I had 20"s on my ///M and have 20"s on my 50i.

On my ///M, I felt more steering wheel vibration (like a tiny bit out of balance) than...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-11-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,403
Posted By HIRISC
Psst.. you'll never miss it (///M) :D

Psst.. you'll never miss it (///M) :D
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-10-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,403
Posted By HIRISC
Mine was about 4 weeks too. Congrats.

Mine was about 4 weeks too.

Congrats.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,039
Posted By HIRISC
I just took delivery of the same X5 as you are...

I just took delivery of the same X5 as you are contemplating.

Agree with JCL, comfort seats are a must, as is cold weather if climate applicable. Also agree on comfort access, but you could live...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-02-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,162
Posted By HIRISC
Mounted our Yakima Rocketbox 12 (cubic feet...

Mounted our Yakima Rocketbox 12 (cubic feet capacity) on BMW cross bars (base system).

A little whistle above 70mph, but can barely hear it with sun-shade closed.

Solid as a rock for 400...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-02-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,162
Posted By HIRISC
Yes, but I'm not prone to tint them further.

Yes, but I'm not prone to tint them further.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-02-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 16,333
Posted By HIRISC
Sent PM ^^

Sent PM ^^
Forum: X ///M Forum 10-02-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,304
Posted By HIRISC
My wife sticks up for me all the time CMY :-) ...

My wife sticks up for me all the time CMY :-)

Thanks iMpower.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,162
Posted By HIRISC
Cut it and cap it at the dealer. The 'factory'...

Cut it and cap it at the dealer. The 'factory' does not do hitches on X5's (yet).
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-28-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,162
Posted By HIRISC
Better/different - far from perfect. BMW...

Better/different - far from perfect.

BMW engineering has much work to do.
Forum: X ///M Forum 09-28-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,304
Posted By HIRISC
All taken in good fun, but thanks cmyX6go :) ...

All taken in good fun, but thanks cmyX6go :)

The ///M was perfect for me at the time. With a baby, with the way I drive, where I drive, and what else I drive, the 50i is perfect for me now.
...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-28-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,162
Posted By HIRISC
I love space gray... it was a tough call.

I love space gray... it was a tough call.
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