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      09-17-2019, 02:29 PM   #19
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Drives: LMB F80
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Bergen County, NJ

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Originally Posted by clutchdj View Post
holy bbq batman.

nice specs.

the coffee will wear well I think. Good choice.

damper tuning is very good isn't it? almost like its on air. 7-9 hours no prob.

While it shouldn't be in an ///M car, I think the idrive 7 and dash suits the X5 just right (overall).
Appreciate it! Yes, it's really a great daily driver proposition, hard to beat it I think. It's as close to air as I'd be happy with in road feel, it's super compliant, but any more float and I'd not have been thrilled.

One other thing - I drove the F80 this weekend for the first time since I've picked up the G05. WOW. The interior felt instantly dated. That's the first time I've ever looked at the F80 iDrive screen and thought it was TINY. Adding to that, the HK radio in the F80. I thought it was pretty damn good for oem, but the HK in the G05 blows it out of the water, and then some. I know a lot of this is due to the sound deadening differences, but the quality is so so much better.

The rebound tuning is what should have been on the F80's - the compression tuning is fine, but the rebound on that platform was bad. This one is perfect.

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