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      01-06-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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Question for 2011 owners

Does the LCI have the gas strut for the spare tire compartment cover? Thanks.
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      01-06-2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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No...My 2011 50i does not have a strut for the spare tire cover. Why do you ask? Is that going to be a deal breaker?
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      01-07-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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Not a deal breaker, but I am going to remove it from my 2008 X5 and use it on my new 2011 5.0. Don't tell the dealer.
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      01-07-2011, 03:29 PM   #4
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MTVIEW,

I have an LCI which has a gas strut for the spare tyre compartment cover. It is a Euro spec car so that may make a difference.

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      01-11-2011, 05:44 PM   #5
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Does the LCI have the gas strut for the spare tire compartment cover? Thanks.
I dont have it- (October/010 production)- I dont think any of the USA production models get the gas strut- the holes are there for mounting- and the platform is there to mount the strut end to- just no shock- it really seems a little ridiculous that they would leave it off-
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      01-11-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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Anyone know of a retrofit kit for North American models? Not a necessity but it'd be cool to install if the price was worthwhile. My 11' definitely does not have it... I didn't even know I wanted one till now. hehe
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      01-14-2011, 11:01 AM   #7
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Just recently ordered all the parts from Tischer and installed them.
$66 delivered.
Easiest mod in the book and wife loves not getting her hands smashed.

Part Numbers below:

1x gas damper = 51479149120
1x bracket = 51479138212
4x screw = 07129903027 in case you want original screws
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      01-19-2011, 05:03 PM   #8
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Now that's just brilliant! Expecially with that cargo hold being so big/deep, I couldn't figure out why there was no way to keep it open.

Thanks, Iron for the part numbers & pricing!
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      01-22-2011, 11:42 AM   #9
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Wow, not everyone uses their head to hold that up? I've been missing out....
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BMW X5 Cargo Cover Spare Tire Cover Lift Support Kit

In case anyone is remotely interested, I sell a kit here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/?cmd=...%3AMESELX%3AIT

or just search for BMW X5 Cargo Cover Spare Tire Cover Lift Support Kit on ebay

https://picasaweb.google.com/1017742...eat=directlink

It also obviously fits the X6 (E71 and E83)

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      10-07-2011, 05:06 PM   #11
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      10-08-2011, 09:27 PM   #12
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Thanks for the part numbers! I have been wanting to get that for mine, too, since it's has all the mounts.
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      10-09-2011, 03:22 PM   #13
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my 2011 X5 50i has it
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      12-02-2012, 01:39 PM   #14
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BMW X5 Cargo Cover Spare Tire Cover Lift Support Kit Gas Spring Kit

For those who don't have this installed yet and are tired of holding the cargo cover up with your head, I presently have the last 13 of my supply of lift kits for sale on ebay here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EOISSA:US:1123
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