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      05-08-2017, 01:00 AM   #1
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||| Alan's Mineral White X5M - BBS SV \ RKP \ DINAN \ IND |||

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Finally had time to take some pics of my X5M after getting everything dialed in. Went through several stages of mods and I absolutely love the final outcome. My first F15 X5 was perfect and it was a tough act to follow but this is a completely different experience. Link to my first X5 build here - http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1117489

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Hendrik at Baan Velgen
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2016 Mineral White / Mugello Red X5M
22" BBS SV in Custom Brush Aluminum Finish
295/30/22 and 335/25/22 Continental Sport Contact 6 Summer Tires
H&R 13mm Rear Spacers
RKP Carbon Front Lip
RKP Carbon Mirror Caps
RKP Carbon Rear Diffuser
RKP Carbon Bumper Inserts
RW Carbon Side Skirt Extension
IND Black Out Badges / Roundel Package
BMW M Performance Roof Spoiler
BMW M Pedals
Racechip Ultimate
Dinan Carbon Intake
Eisenmann Race Exhaust w. 102mm Black Chrome Tips



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      05-08-2017, 07:44 AM   #2
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Wow!!! Looks AMAZING!!!
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      05-08-2017, 10:17 AM   #5
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Beautiful car and nice shots
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      05-08-2017, 10:21 AM   #6
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Top notch as always, Alan.
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Beautiful build!

Do you have any pictures of the rear? Would love to see how the rear spoiler, diffuser, and exhaust look.
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Looks awesome, Alan! Love the look of the SV's in brushed.
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      05-08-2017, 01:17 PM   #9
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Beautiful build!

Do you have any pictures of the rear? Would love to see how the rear spoiler, diffuser, and exhaust look.
Thanks!

I only have this iphone pic i took recently.

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Very nice.
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Nice photos!
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Thank you for always giving me exceptional service and prices for the past decade.

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Beautiful car and nice shots
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Top notch as always, Alan.
Thanks Bart. Can't wait to see what you do to yours. Based on all of your other cars it will be sick.

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Looks awesome, Alan! Love the look of the SV's in brushed.
Thanks Sal! This was the finish i always wanted for the SV's and glad I finally found the right guy to do the work. I love this look way more than the finish I had before.

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Very nice. Well done.
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You went to town on the mods. Nice!
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Love the wheels!!! And overall complete package!
I would redo the rear red stripes though, it doesn't seem line up perfectly
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Alan!

Love it! Great job and tasteful mods.

Enjoy.
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Alan nice job on the project. Are you running only rear spacers?

Trying to figure out spacer sizing and heard several times that only a 5 and 15 fit the front and 5, 15 or 20 in the rear. No sizes in between. See that is not the case with you which gives me some hope

Did you try a bunch of different sizes and just figured out what worked? Guess it's something with the hub shoulder. Don't understand it

A 15 is perfect in the rear but need something in between a 5 and 15 in the front
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      05-09-2017, 11:26 AM   #17
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Alan nice job on the project. Are you running only rear spacers?

Trying to figure out spacer sizing and heard several times that only a 5 and 15 fit the front and 5, 15 or 20 in the rear. No sizes in between. See that is not the case with you which gives me some hope

Did you try a bunch of different sizes and just figured out what worked? Guess it's something with the hub shoulder. Don't understand it

A 15 is perfect in the rear but need something in between a 5 and 15 in the front
Thanks man.

Not sure if any of the spacer companies changed their design for the current generation X5's but I was one of the first people that found out that we can not use spacers with a lip up front on this platform. BMW made the hub lip up front taller preventing spacers designed for the last generation X5 not sit flat on the rotor making it dangerous to use. Flat spacers without a lip is fine as long as its not too thick preventing your wheel from centering/touching the hub causing vibrations. This is why typically you can only use a 5mm spacers up front. I've tried even a 15mm up front and it still won't clear the hub. Its possible that bigger spacer would fit but then your front wheels would be sticking out way too much. I ran a 5mm up front but honestly it was barely noticable and it caused my wheels to shake slightly on the highway. I even got my wheels road force balanced with the same result. Once I removed the spacers the vibration went away. Not worth the trouble to me.

For the rears I went with the 13mm for two reasons. 1) because RAD makes extended wheel locks that can accommodate up to a 13mm spacer and 2) because 20MM was too much. I ran a 20mm spacer with my BBS wheels before and it was sticking out just too much for my liking.

Keep in mind every wheel will be different depending on the width of the wheels and the offset so what works for me might not be perfect for you.

Hope that helps.

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Love it! Great job and tasteful mods.

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Love the wheels!!! And overall complete package!
I would redo the rear red stripes though, it doesn't seem line up perfectly
Never noticed it until you mentioned it. The red stripe follows the outer contour of the diffusor. I will probably redo it once the weather gets warmer.

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That's a great clean look. If you get bored with the silver brushed you may want to try a light tinted brushed to highlight the cars body.

Sweet ride!
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