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October 29, 2017, 08:39:32 AM

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My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« on: October 29, 2017, 08:39:32 AM »
Thought i would start a thread in here with some pics. Picked it up yesterday and unto now i am very happy with it. Just sold a Discovery 4 and first impressions are-
Its faster!
Its louder
Its a lot more planted on the road
Its smaller

None of which were much of a surprise  8)




i am thinking of changing the front kidney grills to black :-\ .
Paul
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October 30, 2017, 09:17:03 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 09:17:03 PM »
A lovely X with a good spec   health to drive
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October 30, 2017, 11:32:56 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 11:32:56 PM »
Thanks Colin. Have taken the wheels off today to get them refurbed in sparkle silver. That means for a week or so i am running round on a set of loan 22s  :o.  Have also painted the front grills satin black

Wheels pre- refurb




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October 31, 2017, 06:59:03 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2017, 06:59:03 PM »
Hi

Car looks good and yes it's probably a better road car than the disco.

The wheels are a pain when the lacquer corrodes and is fairly common on them approx every two years so some have them painted rather than diamond cut. Did you manage to get the dealer to refurb them?

When doing the wheel refurb it's worth considering replacing the small M badge and the centre caps with new ones.

I think I paid about £70 all in from BMW but it just finishes off newly refurbished wheels
Graeme

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October 31, 2017, 08:42:24 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2017, 08:42:24 PM »
Am having them stripped powder coated and finished in sparkle silver. Was going to go for dark grey but thought it may be a bit much with the dark blue so opted for sparkle silver. Have ordered new centre caps and M decals from the refurb company

Have also ordered some new Xdrive side badges as mine have started to discolour. As soon as the wheels are back i will hopefully be getting some quotes to spray the stone chipped valances/rear arches

Also thinking of ditching the mudflaps, i know they keep a lot of crap off the car but they are huge and don't look particularly attractive in my opinion
Paul
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October 31, 2017, 09:17:03 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2017, 09:17:03 PM »
The mudflaps do reduce the rubbish in the car but not all of it.  Given the size of wheels they need to be ‘large’.  I have then in the X6 and they aren’t too OTT.  :)
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October 31, 2017, 10:06:40 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 10:06:40 PM »
Car is very shinny indeed..! what polish do you use  O:-)
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October 31, 2017, 11:00:15 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 11:00:15 PM »
Did it with Poorboys black hole, but it needs more work in places. Have given it a quick polish but will give it a better going over in the spring
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November 02, 2017, 10:01:40 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2017, 10:01:40 PM »
Looks nice!! Make sure you post some pics of wheels once done, I have just bought a set of secondhand OEM front kidney grilles which I have split and intend to have the outers (chrome part) painted body colour and leave the slats satin black.

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November 04, 2017, 07:59:21 AM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2017, 07:59:21 AM »
Thanks Si, i have split the grills and done the centres satin black and think it looks much better. The other job has been to remove the mudflaps

Hopefully getting my wheels back from refurb on monday but until then i am running the refurb shops 22" loan wheels :puke:

Paul
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November 05, 2017, 08:08:29 AM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2017, 08:08:29 AM »
Very nice!
Whilst a personal taste thing I preferred the look with the mud flaps

November 05, 2017, 03:43:11 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2017, 03:43:11 PM »
Those 22’s look MASSIVE!!! Lol! Good the refurb shop were able to loan you some - like that.

Post a pic of the grill, keen to see how they look.

Si
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November 05, 2017, 06:13:20 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2017, 06:13:20 PM »
The mudflaps looked good from the sides but looked absolutely enormous from the back. were like truck spray flaps. Picking my refurbed wheels up tomorrow hopefully. They are a very good place, keep loads of different alloys in to loan out when getting refurbs done. they used to paint the blue or pink to stop people nicking them :)) :))

Will take some pics of the grille in the daylight tomorrow  :ok:
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November 06, 2017, 04:58:40 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 04:58:40 PM »
Wheels back from refurb and grill picture for Sit 8)


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November 06, 2017, 07:30:35 PM
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Re: My new purchase X5 40d m sport
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 07:30:35 PM »
Curbed my front passenger side at the weekend what a sick feeling  >:(
Yours look great though :)
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