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Best 2016 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today, on this 2016 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications of low clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2015 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on this 2015 BMW X5 we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that used a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be class S chains. These are designed for application below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains that we are going to look at is part number P-W-2-0-2-9-C. This is a glacier cable snow tire chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2014 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on a 2014 BMW XI we are going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle. That uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We are using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be class S chains. These are designed for applications with low clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains that we are going to look at is part number PW2029Cm these is a glacier cable snow tire chains, perfect for occasional use. These chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2013 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on a 2013 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225/55 R18.Speaker 2: We're using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance between the tires, and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is Part Number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring, and coated with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2012 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on this 2012 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use.



Best 2011 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

On this 2011 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225/55R18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for application of low clearance between the tires and he components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is Part Number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction.



Best 2010 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today in this 2010 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate 4 chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains, these are designed for applications below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C, this is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, perfect for occasional use. These chains feature rugged steel wiring, and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction. These are pretty easy to install, with a cable design that goes all the way around, here's our rollers on top, they'll move around as needed to get as much grip as they can on the ice and snow. On this particular wheel here, it stays away from the rim at a pretty good distance. They do have a little bit of play in them, which is okay, the manufacturer does recommend a tensioner to help take up that play.



Best 2009 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today, on this 2009 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle. It uses a tire size of 225/55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance for tires, and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C.



Best 2007 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on this 2007 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for application for low clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. Our first set of chains we're going to look at is Part Number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case-hardened steel rollers for traction. These are pretty easy to install.



Best 2008 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today on our 2008 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications below clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2012 BMW X5 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Hidden Hitch custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. Its part number is 87455. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. We've got our receiver tube opening that sticks down there. That's really all we can see. The rest of our crosstube and everything has been hidden up behind the rear fascia.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 BMW X5 - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 BMW X5 we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Draw-Tite Max-Frame custom fit class three trailer hitch receiver. This is part number 75600. Here's what our hitch is going to look like installed on the vehicle. We've got our receiver tube opening that sticks down there. That's really all we can see. The rest of our crosstube and everything has been hidden up behind the rear fascia.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we're going to take a look at and show you how to install the Tow Ready Upgraded Heavy-Duty Modulite Circuit-Protected Vehicle Wiring Harness with Install Kit. The part number is 119190KIT. Here's what the alternative mounting solution looks like. We've got it mounted outside of the car here. What are the uses for trailer wiring What are going to do, of course This is going to provide us the signals we need for whether it's a trailer, cargo carrier, or whatever else that we want to attach here on the back so we can have that lighting at the back. If you did it per the instructions and your wiring is mounted inside, .. This is a sample here, but what we would do, we'd pull it out of the storage area, bring down the amount that we need, and then just allow our door to come down.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we've got the Maxx Tow 21 by 48 Aluminum Cargo Carrier out. We're doing a test fit to see how it fits the back of the vehicle here. Now you can see this is a mainly all aluminum carrier, which is going to make it extremely light. If weight's an issue for you or getting things loaded and unloaded would be a problem, this would be a really good choice. Now it still maintains a 500 pound weight capacity. It's got a full steel shank that's going to run all the way into our receiver tube. It then has the supports that come out side to side to give us our stability.



Lets Go Aero Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5 we've got the Let's Go Aero GearCage. This is a 32 by 48 cargo carrier. It's been designed for use in 2" hitches and it offers a 300 pound weight capacity. As you can see, we've got a nice solid floor all the way around the GearCage. That's going to help with those more delicate items or the smaller items that we don't want falling down through inaudible 00:00:24 the floor. This is part number HCR222.



Detail K2 20x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we've got the Detail K2 twenty by sixty folding cargo carrier. Now this is designed for use with two inch hitches and it offers a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is K2-HCC602. Now the Detail K2's going to have a nice, open mesh floor, what they call kind of an expanded steel. It's nice and smooth so we don't have to worry about any sharp edges or anything. This is going to allow, though, for a lot of that moisture, dirt and debris from some of the dirtier items you might have stacked up here to fall right down and out and not build up on the carrier. See we've got a raised edge that goes all the way around, gives us a lot of great attachment points so when we have our load on there we'll be able to get it secure, but it's also going to offer front-to-back and side-to-side stability.



Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW x5, we've got the Curt 20x60 cargo carry-out, and we're test fitting it to see how it fits with the vehicle. This cargo carrier's been designed to carry 500 pounds. It also has been designed for use with 2" hitches. Part number on it is C-1-8-1-5-0. The carrier's going to offer an expanded steel floor. Those small holes are going to work out great for allowing dirt and debris and moisture to kind of fall down and out, and not sit on the carrier and cause corrosion.



Curt 24x60 Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5, we've got the Curt 24 by 60 cargo carrier here. We're going to test fit it and see how it fits the rear of the vehicle. This has been designed for use in 2 inch hitches. This is also going to offer us a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is C18151. As you can see, it's a nice large carrier. We've got the expanded steel style floor.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2012 BMW X5

Today on our 2012 BMW X5 we've got the Stromberg Carlson 23 by 60 cargo carrier out and we're doing a test fit to see how it shapes up on the back of the vehicle here. This cargo carrier, it's been designed for 2" hitches and it offers a 500 pound weight capacity. Part number on it is CC-100. You can see here we've got a larger hole expanded steel mesh. A little bit larger than what you typically see, which is good, so even those bigger chunks of dirt or mud might fall down through and out. Won't build up on the carrier. Also going to have a raised edge here on the outside of about 2-3/4".



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 BMW X5 - Hidden Hitch

Today on this 2008 BMW X5, we're going to show you the Hidden Hitch Class III 2-inch receiver hitch, part number 87455. This is what the hitch looks like when it's installed on the X5 from BMW. There's not much to see. It's just a receiver that sits right below the bumper. It has a 2-inch opening right here with a rounded collar, kind of softens the edge up a little bit, and if we look further back onto the receiver opening here, we have 2 holes. Your ball mount and your accessories will always use a 5/8 of an inch hitch pin hole.





BMW X5 Questions

  • You are correct, I checked the instructions and the revision currently provided with the hitch, part # 75600, were done in 2008. I spoke with my technical contact at Draw-Tite and he said that his engineering department now has some directions photos that show additional steps that may be required for 2011 and newer BMW X5 vehicles. I will list them out for you and I have added photos that my contact sent for you to see. 1) Remove the first 3 rivets from the rear fender flare,...
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  • I can certainly help you out. The TW is the tongue weight. This is the weight of the trailer at the coupler that attaches to the ball mount on the trailer hitch. It should be 10 to 15 percent of the GTW or gross trailer weight. The gross trailer weight is the total weight of the trailer. Weight distribution is a system that installs on the trailer frame and the trailer couples to a special shank on the trailer hitch. The spring bars that come with a weight distribution system...
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  • We have a quite a few Thule tire chains for you to choose from for the 315/35-R20 tires on your 2015 BMW X5. I recommend the Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains, # TH2004705265. These chains come with an attractive price tag and come with such features as the self-centering and self-tensioning system, quick release, and rim protection. These chains are made of a manganese nickel alloy steel which is strong, durable and corrosion resistant and come with a 5 year warranty. I have attached...
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  • The Thule AeroBlade bars, # THARB53, need to be able to reach from one side of the vehicle to the other and have enough space to safely attach to the Rapid Aero Crossroad feet, # TH450R. Bars that are less than 53 inches will not fit. The 53 inch bars have been determined to be the best, safest fit for a 2011 BMW X5. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation of the AeroBlade bars for you.
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  • For carbon framed bikes you want to go with a bike rack setup that won't touch the frame at all. For rear cargo area access you want to go with a rack that can swing out and away with bikes loaded. The only way you can have both of those features is to use a hanging style bike rack that can swing and then use bike adapter bars like part # 64005 for the rack to attach to so it doesn't touch the frame. These adapter will only touch the steering stem and the seat post. I would...
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  • The tire chains I recommend for your 2014 BMW X5 with 255/50-19 size tires are the Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains # TH04115255. These chains have a very simple installation, simply position the chain over the tire and step on the built-in pedal to activate the tension element. The ease of installation won't compromise integrity, the dual-sided, D-shape link work to increase traction and help provide a solid grip on snow and ice. Additionally, the diamond pattern...
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  • Yes, the wiring diagram for wiring the 119190KIT wiring harness is in the instructions (see link). You will need to attach the wires from the converter on the harness by function only using the included circuit tester. Your 2006 BMW X5 has a 3 wire Multiplexed wiring system that requires a different wiring configuration. Your vehicle has a combined stop and tail light circuit and an additional tail light wire. You will attach the red stop light wire to the combined circuit...
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  • I pulled samples of each of the three locks you inquired about so that I could take measurements for you like the ones provided on our product page for lock # AT89010. Lock # AT89011 measures 3-13/16-inches long overall x 1-9/16-inches wide. The center opening measures 13/16-inch x 1-inch. Lock # AT89012 measures 4-11/16-inches long overall x 1-9/16-inches wide. The center opening measures 2-1/4-inches x 3/4-inch. Lock # AT89013 measures 4-11/16-inches long overall x...
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  • I contacted my technical associates at Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Curt to find out why the M Model version of the X5 is listed as a no-fit for a hitch. This particular install is fairly involved - the bumper must be temporarily removed, tow hooks must be permanently removed and there is significant ("noticeable") trimming of the rear fascia required. For these reasons some hitch makers made the determination that the vehicle simply requires too much modification to install a...
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  • The only snow chains we have available, at this time, for the 245/50-18 tire size are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW1042, and the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, item # PWPLC1144. I checked with our supplier and they stated that if you want the best traction the Square-Link Chain is the best option to go with and would even be better than the Glacier V-Trac Cable Chains, item # PW1942V, that you referenced.
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  • We have several trunk mount bike racks that will work on the 2012 BMW X5. I have included a link to them for you to view. The Thule Archway, # TH9010XT, would be my top choice for your vehicle. It comes with an integrated cable lock and a passive theft deterrent strap. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. If you will be carrying womens, childrens, or alternative frame bikes, I recommend the bike adapter bar, # TH982XT for greater ground clearance...
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  • Selection of a weight distribution and sway control system should be made based on the fully-loaded trailer tongue weight. It is important that the trailer be loaded and equipped just as it will be when towed, with full water and propane tanks, and all usual equipment and supplies, etc. Manufacturer specs can provide dry weight and unloaded tongue weight, but a properly-tuned weight distribution system depends on knowing the actual as-towed trailer tongue weight. Tongue weight...
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  • According to Thule, none of their trunk or hatch mounted bike racks will fit a 2000-2006 BMW X5. Yakima has two racks that are a confirmed fit, the KingJoe # Y02619, and the KingJoe Pro # Y02624. Yakima makes a quality product, and either of these racks would work just fine for you. For womens bikes or bikes with sharply angled top tubes or step-through frames, using a frame adapter like part # Y02531 is recommended. The adapter spans the distance between the seat post and...
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  • We do have trailer hitches that are designed to work with your 2015 BMW X5. The Draw-Tite, part # 75600 and Hidden Hitch, part # 87455 are both made by the same parent company so they are very similar. The Curt hitch, part # 13077 has a different design but has the same towing capacities as the other two. A note from Curt states that All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly...
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  • Yes, Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 87405 does fit the 2004 BMW X5. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. It you plan on doing some towing I recommend the etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. For trailer wiring use # 119190KIT. I have linked instructions and a video for the wiring as well.
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  • I'd recommend the Thule Archway, part # TH9009XT. The rack features a security strap that gets locked in the hatch, which makes the rack more difficult for a thief to remove from the vehicle. The rack also features an integrated cable lock to help deter theft. The rack also features Thule's top of the line padded cradles to protect your bikes from road shock. The anti-sway cradles will prevent the bikes from swaying back and forth, and hitting against each other or the vehicle. If...
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  • I recommend the Boat Trailer Deluxe Roller Bunk, # DL21741, that you have referenced. These roller bunks can be mounted vertically or horizontally directly to the trailer or by using bracket # DL21742. Since the boat you wish to carry is 10 feet long and these rollers are 5 feet long each, I recommend two sets. You will also need a total of 8 brackets to mount both sets. We recommend using stainless or galvanized hardware to mount the rollers and brackets because of their corrosion...
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  • Your best bet for carrying bikes on your 2004 BMW X3 would be to install a hitch like the Curt # 13573 and use a hitch mounted bike rack. Swagman offers the reasonably priced Trailhead model, that's available in a 2 bike model as part # S63360, a 3 bike as part # S63365 and a 4 bike as part # S63380. None of our vendors who produce trunk mounted bike racks have anything that would be compatible with your X3. Because the top straps of the rack would need to clip to the top of...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Tekonsha and he said that the Tekonsha Prodigy RF Brake Controller - Proportional - Trailer Mounted, part # 90250, has no issues with being used on trailers that have LED tail lights. The LED lights on the trailer do not have any bearing on the brake controller wiring, you should have no problems caused by the LEDs on your trailer. He also said that very rarely the # 90250 will have a little bit of trouble pairing with BMW vehicles, but it is...
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  • For the tire size 325/30R21 you have installed on your 2014 BMW X5 the K66 K-Summit Chains part # TH02230K66 have been confirmed as a fit. This will fit the deep lug nuts you have on your vehicle, it comes with spacers and washers for you to use so that it can fit down into a deep lug nut hole. We haven't had any issues with people not being able to use these chains due to lug nuts being too deep in the rim so this would work well for you. I attached a video that shows these...
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