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e28jay 01-29-2015 12:05 PM

My new to me 2005 4.4 Sport Beach Cruiser
 
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Hi Guys,

Been lurking on this forum for a few months now. I finally purchased a 2005 4.4 Sport with all the options I was hoping to find. It needed some maintenance items but lucky for me it also needed tires.

I live four blocks from beach access where I can actually drive, camp, bonfire or off road in the sand dunes (which I will not be doing). So I am taking a slightly different approach to my X5. I'm not going balls to the wall off road. But I did need some ground clearance for the sand and clearance for larger all terrain tires. The last thing I want, is to get stuck in the sand in an X5. My last family SUV was a Dodge Durango that was able to handle everything, never let me down and never let me stuck in snow or sand. I won't be tearing up the sand dunes in this thing but I will be hauling the family down to the beach for surfing and bonfires.

So here she is on 275/60/18 Yokohama Geolanders. 15mm ECS spacers up front and H&R 30mm in the rear.

I've already spoken to the guys at Fluid Motor Union and have been added to their list of interested people for their spacer lift kit. It's a few months out.

My other rides are:
1974 2002tii (Project)
1988 535is (Garage queen:rolleyes:)
1991 318is (Son)
2000 323iT (Wife)

petebmwm 01-29-2015 12:54 PM

I like it!

Joshdub 01-29-2015 01:03 PM

Nice! It looks great. Don't be afraid to post any of the other fleet as well.

Ricky Bobby 01-29-2015 01:10 PM

Nice looking E53, with the OOP decorative skid plate it looks proper :)

E38flagship 01-29-2015 02:57 PM

Love the chunky tires looks great !

e28jay 01-29-2015 03:49 PM

Thanks guys. I was really pushing for a manual but the ones I did find sold fast, were thrashed but mostly out of my price range. I still want a manual so maybe one day I'll have both. Yes, I think I'm nuts.

Clockwork 01-29-2015 05:43 PM

an E34, and E46 and an E53? nice collection!!!
Hope that E46 is not in too bad of shape :(

itscoo2pyopants 01-29-2015 08:44 PM

spacer lift kit would look sweet :thumbup:

TriX5 01-30-2015 09:56 PM

Looks to be in great shape! Nice.

I am puzzled by the oversized tires, rolling diameter is quite a bit bigger than spec?

jljljl 01-30-2015 11:26 PM

Real nice Bimmer fams

that e53 looks very clean!


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