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      03-23-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm new to this website but i trust you guys and want some help on my project X5M. Im getting the meisterschaft gtc exhaust installed next week (just got the shipping conformation, never been happier), a tune most likely renntech, and i want to get it lowered, angel eyes, and some other things that i haven't decided yet. I would LOVE some input from you guys because you all know your stuff, and I am always open to new input. Just to hold you guys over, ill put up some pics of my car, I'm doing a photoshoot with it tomorrow so hopefully ill get those up sometime tomorrow night (I'm also a photographer). Thanks!!
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      03-23-2012, 02:42 AM   #2
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if you want some noize. get urself aftmarket downpipes. get the h&r supersport springs with self leveling gives u 2" drop all over. dun forget the spacers, they let ur rims stand out.

ps: man, get ur rack out. they are ugly for a sporty even a truck. and the spring gonna make ur ride soooooo bumppy, cuz i just did mine yesterday. not comfortable any more.
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      03-23-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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Lux Angel eye kit. that is the thing you want as well
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Meisterschaft better than Akra's??? I love Scorpion's sound......

It's worth lowering and spacing the car??? I'm not considering that option, but........


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      03-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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Congrats the truck looks good so far, enjoy in good health.

H&R springs and spacers will make a big difference aesthetically. Feel free to shoot me an email for more options, etc.
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so i think I'm gonna do the H&R springs and spacers because i feel like its going to look nuts. Also, this picture is pretty old and the racks are off now.
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so i think I'm gonna do the H&R springs and spacers because i feel like its going to look nuts. Also, this picture is pretty old and the racks are off now.
Good choice! It will look sick, get some 22's and ur good to go. Congrats. Who's doing all ur mods? I assume (rusnak) ur in la area?
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I'm doing everything at RDB, they do a great job.
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      03-23-2012, 11:11 AM   #9
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lol i did most my mod in a really tiny shop. cuz if my buddy who own the shop. everything for me just for pleasure. let me see, the cf lip, diffuser, ak full exhaust, paint matte rims inside out, spacers, springs installation, alignment, reflectors and led lights, and some parts fixed up all together i he asked 500 busks.....something u could not imaging.

lol dont hate me.
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Lux Angel eye kit. that is the thing you want as well
+1. Changing the angel eyes on the car makes a big visual difference and makes it look like the new OEM style as well
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      03-23-2012, 11:32 AM   #11
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if you want some noize. get urself aftmarket downpipes. get the h&r supersport springs with self leveling gives u 2" drop all over. dun forget the spacers, they let ur rims stand out.

ps: man, get ur rack out. they are ugly for a sporty even a truck. and the spring gonna make ur ride soooooo bumppy, cuz i just did mine yesterday. not comfortable any more.
The HR 2" drop would be the worst mod to add to this monster SUV

Your truck will be bouncing more than a silicone rack on the beach

Go KW v 3
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ps: man, get ur rack out. they are ugly for a sporty even a truck.
Do you know how to remove the rack? How do you cover the holes afterwards?
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This will be a nice project. Exhaust and a tune are a great start. LUX angel eyes, suspension, and wheels are also needed for any project car. For a more aggressive looking X5M, you can also add the Vorsteiner carbon fiber accessories such as hood, front lip, and rear diffuser. Here are some images of what those look like.




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Post up a video when you have the exhaust installed! We'd love to see
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Get the angels, coil overs, and tune 100%

id also go with a wrap and a front lip to make to look beastly

and maybe some rims!?
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      03-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #16
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Ill be taking a full photoshoot next week once some stuff gets done and ill also post a video every step of the way, ive been eyeing that vorsteiner hood for quite a while and might do that if i dont decide to dump the money into a c63/m5 (havent decided yet) project im gonna start this summer
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X5m looks great as it. An exterior mod will not stand out much from a black ride? An angel will do just fine.
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Congrads on the purchase! You are welcome to hear my car in person if you're in the 310 area
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The HR 2" drop would be the worst mod to add to this monster SUV

Your truck will be bouncing more than a silicone rack on the beach

Go KW v 3
i did ask couple of people in mod shop. they said kw v3 coil over is for "cars", not trucks. you wont even feel a lot on the truck and it gonna be 4G you spend on it.
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I've been hearing that the HR drop completely ruins ride quality. I drive almost 100 miles a day so i kind of like the ride quality to be good. Has anyone heard anything about the dinan suspension?
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Ill be taking a full photoshoot next week once some stuff gets done and ill also post a video every step of the way, ive been eyeing that vorsteiner hood for quite a while and might do that if i dont decide to dump the money into a c63/m5 (havent decided yet) project im gonna start this summer
c63/m5 would be a fun project!
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I've been hearing that the HR drop completely ruins ride quality. I drive almost 100 miles a day so i kind of like the ride quality to be good. Has anyone heard anything about the dinan suspension?
Dinan is worthless. H&R u will regret. Go with KW!
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