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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Stick on flared arches
« on: February 15, 2018, 10:38:26 PM »
Anyone purchased the aftermarket stick on arch kit off of ebay?

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Interior bulb upgrades
« on: February 14, 2018, 07:00:21 AM »
Hi everyone, Has anyone upgraded the interior bulbs to LED type? Looking to change the dull looking original bulbs. Is there any downfalls in using LEDs for all the interior bulbs?

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: This Weekend Work - Rear Wiper Upgrade
« on: February 13, 2018, 07:40:30 PM »
Thanks ttr. I’ve ordered the same one as you off the bay- look forward to fitting it

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: This Weekend Work - Rear Wiper Upgrade
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:46:48 PM »
Do you think a genuine arm would last and clear better? or is it because it’s not designed for our e53 model?
When ordering a genuine item do I just ask for a e70 rear wiper arm and blade- and it will be a direct bolt on?

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: This Weekend Work - Rear Wiper Upgrade
« on: February 12, 2018, 09:48:36 PM »
is this the exact copy of the genuine e70 wiper? Been looking at a genuine item but it’s £50

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Stick on flared arches
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:30:21 PM »
So can I not just buy the arches off a 4.8is with new clips and replace my normal arches on mine?

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Stick on flared arches
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:36:22 PM »
Has anyone got a guide to fit?

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How-To / Re: Arch Extension fitting guide
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:35:15 PM »
Anyone know how to get the photos working? I’m looking for some help in fitting my arches  :(

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Would the tuner be plug in and play on my 2002 x5? Would I need new Ariels? Did the digital tv work ok? Sorry for all the newb questions

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Stick on flared arches
« on: February 03, 2018, 09:41:55 PM »
Hi everyone, looking for some opinions- my X5 has 20’s fitted and I would like to add the extended arches off the 4.8is- has anyone had any experience of the stick on type sold on eBay? Or should I just wait to find a proper set at an afordable price?

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Looking for both front towing eye covers (black) also want to fit flared arches. Thanks

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Still life in the old dog?
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:47:12 AM »
ive always bought high milers and if well serviced have never had major probs. if you can do stuff yourself then i find X5 quite easy to work on so far.
ours has 145k on and still drives like a smooth limo to us anyway,  best car i ever bought,   just renewed insurance with Tesco £209 for 12 months,  cant be bad.
I say 6 miles a day is nothing
Enjoy the power >:D

Hi thanks for the reply, that gives me a bit of confidence. I’m like a kid in a sweet shop at the moment finding all the little toys and options that were specs back when new- back then I would of dreamed of a car with 20” wheels and TVs in the seats  :)) so much car for the money! Is there anything I can do to these early models to freshen the look?

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Still life in the old dog?
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:10:08 PM »
Hi everyone, I’ve ended up with a 2002 3.0i x5 after being traded in towards my 335i tourer. It has 125,000 miles with full history (Indy) very nice spec- say nav, tv in the headrests, 20” wheels etc my question is has it still got a few years left in her? will I be able to use it as my daily driver 6 miles a day  O:-) or should I just get rid.. it will be my first X5 and  I’m liking the idea of driving around in it but I’m scared it will go wrong and be worth nothing  :-[

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Newbies section / Hello
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:07:28 PM »
Hi guys, I’m a big bmw fan I’ve had various models from z4 to E46 m3- but after selling my 2006 335i tourer I have had a 2001 e53 x5 3.0i been given as part of the sale. I’m deciding if it’s going to be reliable enough to use everyday  ::) The reason for selling my much loved tourer is to fund my wife’s new car- we have just had our first baby so need her to have a better car  O:-)
Look forward to hearing peoples opinions and advise

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