XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum
 
TireRack





Go Back   XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum > BMW X5 Forums > General BMW X5 (E70) and X5M Forum (2006-2013)

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-15-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

2011 X5 LCI Aero Kit DIY pics included

Couldn't find a DIY for the performance aero kit so I'm putting one up. This is a 2011 X5 50i LCI. Overall, it wasn't very difficult and beats paying the dealership to do it. It was well worth the time and effort. I'd also recommend using the pic on realoem.com to give u a diagram visual of everything.

Note: this install does not include the rocker panels. I'm keeping the running boards on.

First 6 pics are before shots of the front and rear.
Attached Images
      
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 09:40 PM   #2
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

these pics show
1. removal the old underride guard and replace with new one.
2. Prior to attaching the carrier, place the c-clip nuts in the appropriate spots. Add the carrier and secure with fillister head screw.
Attached Images
    
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 09:43 PM   #3
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

Next

1. place the c-clip nuts on carrier. attach the carriers on the left front and right front using fillister head screws again.
Attached Images
  
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

Next
attach the entire front mounted part to the carriers using the sheet metal screws. These screws will screw into the c-clip nut that you placed on the carriers prior to attaching the carriers. At this point the front of the aero kit is complete.
Attached Images
 
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 09:56 PM   #5
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

The rear is a little more challenging because you have to remove the original bumper trim panel

to remove the original trip panel unscrew the two screws that hold it in and remove the blind rivets with a plier or a pair of scissors. You have to kind of get under the rivet head and cut it and then push the remaining part up and out.

Once the you have removed everything that attaches it, begin to pull the trip off of the bumper.There are several bumper tabs that you have to pull out. Use a little elbow grease and don't be afraid you have to give them a good pull to get them out.

Before you pull it off make sure to disconnect the park distance control if you have it equipped. The last pic shows the replacement of the PDC before you replace the new bumper trim panel.
Attached Images
     
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

Replace the old bumper trim with the new one. Before you push the bumper tabs in turn on the truck and make sure everything is connected correctly.
push the tabs in and replace the screws ONLY. Do not replace the blind rivet at this point. If you do you will have to take a trip to a dealership to buy two new rivets!

Once you have the bumper trip panel in place and secured minus the rivets attach the trim cover piece. It has tabs that snap in easily. The last pic shows the trim cover in place.
Attached Images
     
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

Next attach the left and right cover moldings. This might require a helping hand. With this piece you will now add the rivet which will secure the molding, the bumper trim panel and the existing trim on the truck. Secure the moldings with 3 fillister head screws as shown.
Attached Images
   
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #8
mgcyr
Private First Class
 
Drives: '11 E93 M3, '12 X5d, '13 RRS
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Montreal

Posts: 142
iTrader: (0)

Amazing. Thanks for the post!
mgcyr is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #9
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

Next attach the bumper side section mount on the right and left. Place the c-clip nut first. Attach the side section mount to the cover molding using 2 fillister head self tapping screws as shown. then use your remaining fillister head screws to secure the mount to the bumper.
Attached Images
     
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 10:17 PM   #10
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

Lastly attach the painted side sections, right and left to the side section mount and secure using 2 sheet metal screws that screw into the c-clip nuts. At this point the install is complete!!
Attached Images
    
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2012, 10:23 PM   #11
M3LLO
Private
 
M3LLO's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E70 X5, 2008 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 81
iTrader: (1)

The following pics are post-install. I tried to wash it quickly before it got to dark for pics. Hopefully this can help someone else who is thinking about doing it themselves. If anyone has any questions PM me. Peace!
Attached Images
      
__________________
2011 E70 X5 50i
M3LLO is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-02-2014, 11:58 PM   #12
Marco Sousa
New Member
 
Marco Sousa's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 BMW X5 xdrive 35i Premium
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: NB, MA.

Posts: 18
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Thank you for posting the pictures , how long did it take you to do the install ?
Marco Sousa is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-03-2014, 09:14 AM   #13
blue dragon
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: E46 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Canuckistan

Posts: 336
iTrader: (0)

Looks great! The eyebrows aren't my thing though. I like how the kit on the LCI looks closer to the aero kit on the E53
__________________
blue dragon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-05-2014, 11:16 PM   #14
Diesel X5
Enlisted Member
 
Diesel X5's Avatar
 
Drives: X5 35d X
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Alberta

Posts: 41
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Love the look,I also have the aero kit factory installed.
Attached Images
 
Diesel X5 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
aero kit, aerodynamics kit, diy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:39 PM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST