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Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-07-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 119,690
Posted By ekelly
Arrow X5 Meister I do appreciate the size issue of...

X5 Meister

I do appreciate the size issue of the rear comfort seats and that BMW wants the E70 to fit 5 adults at any given time. However for those who do not spec their E70 with the 3rd row...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 02-06-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 119,690
Posted By ekelly
Arrow BMW have done a nice job with the LCI. There is...

BMW have done a nice job with the LCI. There is still no option of comfort seats in the rear. This is somewhat disappointing as the seating in the rear is not most comfortable for a SAV of this...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-02-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,080
Posted By ekelly
Arrow I don't know if that is fully true. I had a...

I don't know if that is fully true. I had a cracked rear wheel becase of the OEM runflats on my E70. BMW or my insurance would not cover it. Since I put on the non-runflat tyres I never looked back....
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 11-01-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,080
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Sorry about the late reply. Seen as your located...

Sorry about the late reply. Seen as your located in Scotland this probably will not be of much help but my local tyre fitter was able to supply & fit the above named tyres for me. If you want I can...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 10-27-2009, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,080
Posted By ekelly
Arrow On my 128ís I went for at the rear Dunlop SP9000...

On my 128ís I went for at the rear Dunlop SP9000 325/30R21 instead of the Sport Maxx. Only discernable difference is the treat pattern. At the front I went with Dunlop Sport Maxx MFS 285/35R21. Both...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 09-08-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Hans is correct. I mentiomed this a few months...

Hans is correct. I mentiomed this a few months ago.

Here's the link to the picture:
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-forums/x5-e70-forum/56850-dirty-x5-2.html#post570562

Regards
ekelly
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 07-15-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,375
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Overall I am very happy with what BMW have done...

Overall I am very happy with what BMW have done in their transition from the E53 to the E70. Only a few changes Iíd like to see:

1.Providing comfort seats in the rear (Same as F01 7 Series &...
Forum: Tire, Wheel, Brake and Suspension Forum 06-10-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Hi ssan586 I have the exact same wheels as...

Hi ssan586

I have the exact same wheels as yourself. I am afraid you are stuck with Dunlop for the foreseeable furture. About a month ago I changed to the non-runflat Dunlops and they do make a...
Forum: X6 (E71 and E72) Forum 06-09-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,068
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Super-SUV Track shoot-Out

Thanks to drivers-republic, watch how these SUV's compare on the track.

Mercedes ML63 AMG
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
BMW X6 xDrive 50i
Audi Q7 V12 TDi

Super-SUV track shoot-out...
Forum: X1 (E84) Forum 05-28-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,377
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Autocar UK's take on the X1 Prototype BMW X1...

Autocar UK's take on the X1 Prototype

BMW X1 xDrive23d prototype - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk (http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/BMW-X1-X1/240372/)
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-18-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By ekelly
Hi watrob The chances of an independent...

Hi watrob

The chances of an independent store knowing about the Adaptive Drive is probably slim. Is there a manual way which I could do it myself? Also, I have the self leveling rear suspension...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 05-18-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,766
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Alignment Data - 21'' Wheels & Adaptive Drive

To Everyone;

I now need an alignment for my E70 X5 and I plan to have it done at an independent store. I can not find the front and rear axle alignment data for an E70 with 21'' wheels and...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-27-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,003
Posted By ekelly
I managed to get 4 new Dunlops for Ä1200...

I managed to get 4 new Dunlops for Ä1200 (fitted). Happy enough with that price. Here's to another 30K KM of driving pleasure.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,003
Posted By ekelly
Hi Hans Did you get your non run flats from...

Hi Hans

Did you get your non run flats from your local BMW dealership? Ä1500, that's a reasonable price for 4 new Dunlops. I managed roughly 40K km my run flats so if I get anywhere near that in...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-21-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,003
Posted By ekelly
Yeah they are really expensive. I suppose its off...

Yeah they are really expensive. I suppose its off the my local dealership to see what they can offer. It would be great to see a bit of competition from other manufactures i.e. Toyo to try lower...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 04-21-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,003
Posted By ekelly
Arrow 21'' Dunlop Non Run Flat Tyres

Hi

My E70 is now due its first all round tyre replacement. I have tired to locate the "Dunlop Sport Maxx" tyres at my local independent tyre dealerships but to no avail. It would be a great help...
Forum: X ///M Forum 02-04-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 24,203
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Are the front and rear fenders wider on the X6...

Are the front and rear fenders wider on the X6 ///M?
Forum: X6 (E71 and E72) Forum 02-03-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By ekelly
It is defiantly food for thought although I can...

It is defiantly food for thought although I can not see BMW doing this in the immediate future. From a personal observation I have not seen that many on the roads of Ireland and any I did see were at...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-30-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,809
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Aluminum running boards with an E70 M Sport...

Aluminum running boards with an E70 M Sport appears to be possible. The picture below should illustrate this. Hope this may help.

Regards
ekelly
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-23-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Hi TOMMO DMS appear to be an all round...

Hi TOMMO

DMS appear to be an all round good choice. Just for curiosity did DMS give you new out put figures for your mapped E70? And whatís the deal with your warranty now, is their software...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 01-08-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,988
Posted By ekelly
Arrow Hi Tommo This is a fairly well...

Hi Tommo

This is a fairly well discussed topic in other forums for the 535d and 335d.
I havenít driven an E70 3.0d so I canít really compare. But in comparison to an E53 3.0d (218hp) the...
Forum: Other BMWs 12-03-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,832
Posted By ekelly
Looks class with the CS styled front.:thumbup: ...

Looks class with the CS styled front.:thumbup:

Hopefully the CS styling will make its way into the future F10 5 Series.
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-03-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,120
Posted By ekelly
Thumbs up Dunlop are the only manufacture who produce tyres...

Dunlop are the only manufacture who produce tyres for the OEM 21'' wheels. They offer them in both run flats and non-run flats. All dealers seem to put on the run flat option. My 21'' tyres have...
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-02-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,523
Posted By ekelly
From my understanding its available for 3.0si,...

From my understanding its available for 3.0si, 3.0d & 3.0sd. Here is another picture that might help.

Regards
ekelly
Forum: X5 (E70) Forum 12-02-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 55,523
Posted By ekelly
NEW - E70 X5 oval chrome exhaust tail pipe trims

Here's what a few people have been looking for. The original V8 exhaust tail pipes. I have my E70 booked in next week to get them installed. Ill post pre & post pictures of the install process.
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