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crystalworks 11-04-2017 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker (Post 1119942)
Man those illuminated door handles are not cheap are they?

Nope, something like $60/ea. They are fairly easily repaired though if you are so inclined. I bought one originally and then repaired the one I removed. I keep this one as a spare. The little light pipes break at the slightest breath when you remove the door panels. :rolleyes:

BimmerBreaker 11-05-2017 12:39 PM

I paid more than that from FCP Euro, about $90, but lifetime warranty so hey...
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Originally Posted by jopecasa (Post 1119955)

Congrats!

Needs to be lowered a tad.:thumbup:

Agreed, but all the threads showing these cars lowered has dead pictures now. I am open to suggestions on a decent lowering setup :)

X53Jay4.8is 11-05-2017 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker (Post 1120019)
I paid more than that from FCP Euro, about $90, but lifetime warranty so hey...


Agreed, but all the threads showing these cars lowered has dead pictures now. I am open to suggestions on a decent lowering setup :)

Dont go crazy with the vehicle lowering thing. You are going to do some towing with this X5. I elected to go with the H&R spring kit and lowering links on the rear of my X5 4.6is. Love the stance and love even more that it retains its capability prowess.

BimmerBreaker 11-05-2017 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by X53Jay4.8is (Post 1120055)
Dont go crazy with the vehicle lowering thing. You are going to do some towing with this X5. I elected to go with the H&R spring kit and lowering links on the rear of my X5 4.6is. Love the stance and love even more that it retains its capability prowess.

I have a Tahoe for towing, I was merely joking earlier about my unreliable cars :) The X5 won't do any towing besides moving the trailer around my yard. Regardless, the H&R kit seems the way to go. I have ~30mm spacers already from an old car, reading online I think some 20mm up front will pair nicely with the lowering setup? Did you space yours out at all or just lower it?

Managed to wash it yesterday with Danny's help and installed facelift tail lights... what an improvement :thumbup:

http://oi65.tinypic.com/2j4u22u.jpg

http://oi64.tinypic.com/232b4.jpg

bcredliner 11-05-2017 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker (Post 1120019)
I paid more than that from FCP Euro, about $90, but lifetime warranty so hey...


Agreed, but all the threads showing these cars lowered has dead pictures now. I am open to suggestions on a decent lowering setup :)

Check my album. Lowered with H&R lowering springs 'kit' several years ago. Also added 18mm Velocity spacers that helped fill the wheel well. Drops it about 1 3/4 inches.

smokeyyank 11-06-2017 06:12 PM

Glad to see this beast live on!

amancuso 11-06-2017 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker (Post 1120058)
I have a Tahoe for towing, I was merely joking earlier about my unreliable cars :) The X5 won't do any towing besides moving the trailer around my yard. Regardless, the H&R kit seems the way to go. I have ~30mm spacers already from an old car, reading online I think some 20mm up front will pair nicely with the lowering setup? Did you space yours out at all or just lower it?

Managed to wash it yesterday with Danny's help and installed facelift tail lights... what an improvement :thumbup:

http://oi65.tinypic.com/2j4u22u.jpg

http://oi64.tinypic.com/232b4.jpg

Wow, big difference. I never noticed that.

BimmerBreaker 11-07-2017 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by bcredliner (Post 1120071)
Check my album. Lowered with H&R lowering springs 'kit' several years ago. Also added 18mm Velocity spacers that helped fill the wheel well. Drops it about 1 3/4 inches.

That looks the right amount of low to add. Some of those pictures almost look like the rear wheels poke a bit though, is it like that in person too? It might just look like that in pictures because there is still a lot of wheel gap there, even when lowered with spacers.
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Originally Posted by smokeyyank (Post 1120151)
Glad to see this beast live on!

I could never let a 4.6is get parted. I mean, maybe if Danny promised to turn his wagon into a faithful Alpina B10 V8 clone... but I don't think he would have done that... he would have just put on a few bolt-ons to make 1more whp than a stock M5 then get an LOLM5 license plate. Probably.
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Originally Posted by amancuso (Post 1120161)
Wow, big difference. I never noticed that.

It is even more substantial in person. The inner and outer lights changed, same visual difference as pre-facelift E39 vs. facelift E39 tail lights (only without the LED bars). My girlfriend said she didn't notice any difference other than one was more clear... I said that's kinda the point! :bustingup

Amber facelift tails will be here today... will snap some pictures once those are installed
Door handle, seat memory module and driver's door wood trim are on their way. It's pretty weird I couldn't find a single driver's door trim without cracks... plenty of dash and even passenger trims without cracks. Settled for one with a single crack, compared to the spider web of cracks on the current piece.

dannyzabolotny 11-07-2017 12:27 PM

Hm, maybe the wood trim is prone to stress-cracking from the impact of opening and closing the door? That would explain why it's always the driver's side door. One could do some research and see if X5's in the UK have the issues on their driver's side.

amancuso 11-07-2017 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by dannyzabolotny (Post 1120223)
Hm, maybe the wood trim is prone to stress-cracking from the impact of opening and closing the door? That would explain why it's always the driver's side door. One could do some research and see if X5's in the UK have the issues on their driver's side.



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