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      05-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #441
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It's funny because lowering the car like you did actually seems to change the overall lines of the car; I always thought that the rear 3/4 angle was not flattering on the X1 because of the high visual center of gravity, but bringing the entire car down makes it look spot-on and aggressive. I mean, it literally looks like a proper hot hatch - something fast, aggressive, and almost an upscale non-fast-and-furious WRX STI competitor or something.
It does look more aggressive, but in a street racer kind of way.
Nothing wrong with that, but I'm tempted to go the other way and lift it slightly to get more wheel clearance - much like the other aspect of the WRX STI, as a rally car
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      05-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #442
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Stance looks GREAT. As mentioned before, wheels are a personal choice... I prefer black wheels myself... enjoy it.
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      05-22-2013, 07:32 AM   #443
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Wow! the drop looks great. Have you considered painting your grill frames to match the blue paint?
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      05-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #444
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I've pretty much got mine where I'm going to keep it now. Dinan tune, switched to summer performance tires (still runflats), added mudflaps and BlackVue cameras to the front and rear of the vehicle and found a rear view mirror mount for my Escort 9500.
For all intent and purposes the car still looks totally stock from the outside and just some old guy in his grocery getter
How did you power a BlackVue in the rear?
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      05-23-2013, 12:46 AM   #445
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How did you power a BlackVue in the rear?
There's an aux pwr jack on the passenger side rear (cig lighter)
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      05-24-2013, 12:03 AM   #446
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There's an aux pwr jack on the passenger side rear (cig lighter)
And, of course, there's easy access to the battery in the rear too.
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      05-24-2013, 06:42 AM   #447
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And, of course, there's easy access to the battery in the rear too.
That would require cutting the head off the included power cord that's h/w for the cig adapter, a choice I did not wish to make.
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      05-24-2013, 08:59 PM   #448
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It does look more aggressive, but in a street racer kind of way.
Nothing wrong with that, but I'm tempted to go the other way and lift it slightly to get more wheel clearance - much like the other aspect of the WRX STI, as a rally car
Here's my X1 wheel setup...no suspesion.

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      05-24-2013, 11:07 PM   #449
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Here's my X1 wheel setup...no suspesion.
Nice car, and refreshing to see something not 5- or 10-spoke.
I am tempted to get these.
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      05-26-2013, 02:14 PM   #450
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Nice car, and refreshing to see something not 5- or 10-spoke.
thks....those wheels have been costum fitted for the X1...very rare to find and not cheap, I think I'm the only BMW with these.
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      05-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #451
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those are similar, and you can paint them any color you like.
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      05-29-2013, 02:26 PM   #452
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It's pretty dirty I know, so I'll get some better pics later, but I've just about finished with the suspension and summer wheel fitting fun for the weekend. Not to everyone's tastes for sure, but it's still got perfectly adequate clearance (4"-5") and rides very nicely thanks to quality suspension (KW). All in all, happy with the way it's finally starting to come along.
Skylineguy,

Your wheel fitment looks spot on. Would you please share your wheel specs, width F/R, offsets, possible spacers used, etc?

It is time to for us to start to settle in on aftermarket wheel choices and there is limited information out there as to what aggressive wheels fitments work on the new X1.

Thanks
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      05-29-2013, 09:26 PM   #453
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I'm currently waiting on getting my m5 wheels back from powder coating they seemed to fit nicely when I tested it
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      05-30-2013, 06:47 AM   #454
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Skylineguy,

Your wheel fitment looks spot on. Would you please share your wheel specs, width F/R, offsets, possible spacers used, etc?

It is time to for us to start to settle in on aftermarket wheel choices and there is limited information out there as to what aggressive wheels fitments work on the new X1.

Thanks
Wheels are Work VS-XX. If I remember correctly, the fronts are 19"x9" +26 offset A disk and the rears are 19"x10.5" +29 offset O disk.
Tires are Michelin PSS, 245/40/19 fronts, 275/35/19 rears.

If you're not interested in rolling fenders/fender trim tabs, getting friendly with the dremmel on those fender trim pieces, or gently persuading fenders liners to take a modified shape with a heat gun etc, then a setup similar to mine isn't advisable. That's not to say it was a particularly difficult task, it's just obviously not in everyone's comfort zone massaging body pieces to make wheels and tires fit properly. If that is your "bag", then good on you.....my setup certainly isn't at the limit of possibilities if you're inclined to push things a little further.

I like relatively aggressive but still day to day usable wheel fitments. I didn't really buy the X1 as an SUV but more of a wagon, hence the direction it's going. Despite the odd path for an SUV, reactions to it have been overwhelmingly positive.....after the initial "WTH is that" type questions of course
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      06-06-2013, 05:13 PM   #455
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Thanks for the detailed reply. You threw me off for a minute with the A disk and O disk specs but a quick google search enlightened me-- it's a Works thing

I have plenty of experience with fender lip rolling and pulling, BFH messaging of finders/liners, etc to get get aggressive wheels to fit. But that experience has been mainly with our track cars to get fat wide race rubber to fit and where aesthetics are second to function. Since this is going to be a street only daily driver I doubt we will get anywhere near that point with the wheel fitment, esp in light of winter salt exposure to the fenders.

It is just nice to get a ball park estimate as to what size wheels and tires fit on this car to get to a more aggressive look. Part of my issue is the whole tall suspension SAV thing-- for those of us who really just wanted a 1 series 4 door hatch (preferably 1M variant . . .) but the asthetic of the stock X1 wheel offsets/anemic stance leaves a lot of room for improvement.

I might just open up a separate thread asking for people to compile their experiences with aftermarket wheels/offsets/spacers on the X1 to help us X1 newbies visualize what the different options look like.
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      06-12-2013, 02:28 AM   #456
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It's pretty dirty I know, so I'll get some better pics later, but I've just about finished with the suspension and summer wheel fitting fun for the weekend. Not to everyone's tastes for sure, but it's still got perfectly adequate clearance (4"-5") and rides very nicely thanks to quality suspension (KW). All in all, happy with the way it's finally starting to come along.
Bloody well done this is the 2nd time on the internet that i've seen such a nicely soft modded x1 part from the white one running on bbs shoes. Wish i could do the same to mine but theres alot of money to be spend on parts. i.e the m kit, xenons, and hopefully the new sleek side mirors. Tlso a nice choice of tyre thickness, I dont like it when people stretch tyres again my personal taste.

you COULD also tint the the foggies yellow to match the wheel
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      06-13-2013, 06:36 AM   #457
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....you COULD also tint the the foggies yellow to match the wheel
One of my mate's is itching to do this for me....apparently he hasn't learned the concept of "NO" just yest
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      07-04-2013, 07:26 AM   #458
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RT 0.555, 60ft 2.020, ET 14.527 @ 151.94 KPH
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      07-31-2013, 11:13 AM   #459
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Hello all, my first post on here.
First off, BEAMERBOI, that X1 looks bad@ss. The mods look great! The black wheels are awesome.

I got my first BMW ever and OMG do I love it!!
New 2014 X1 xDrive 35i. Black/Black.
It is having a Dinan stage 2 and window tint put on right now...
I will update with results...
And yes, I will post pictures!
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      07-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #460
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Dinan is supposed to be working on one for the X1. Theirs could keep you warranty coverage and would probably be a little bit more pwr/tq than BMW would release in a tune for the vehicle.

But tunes coming from COBB and Eurocharged will probably be some making the most power/tq, although officially no warranty coverage.
My dealership is Dinan authorized and gives full 4/50 warranty on the Dinan products. I went safe and am sticking to Dinan mods only for that reason.
I did read that other tunes can give you more HP for less money (85 vs 55 HP, $600 vs $2000).
It's my D/D and ski car though, and I am keeping it for at least 6+ years, so I wanted 100% piece of mind.
I still have a modded Hayabusa if I want to go stupid fast

Let you all know how it feels mile high vs stock. Turbos make a big difference up here vs n/a.

Anybody else with tuning package experiences with the X1??
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      07-31-2013, 12:28 PM   #461
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Finally finished reading this whole post. CIWS, how is the Dinan stage 2 feeling/doing on your X1?
Thanks to everyone for sharing on here too.
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      07-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #462
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ok so how does it feel good power? yea na is it worth the money
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