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Titan Chain Cable Tire Chains Review - 2014 BMW X5

Today on our 2014 BMW X5, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Cables and the Tire Chains, Part Number TC2029. Keep in mind that this is being used as tire size 255/55r18. The Titan Chain Tire Chains are cable-style tire chains that provide good traction in light snow and the rollers wrap around cables to provide cross chains. The ladder pattern of the chains assists with effective starts and stops and these chains are constructed of a low carbon steel construction making them strong and durable. These are SAE Class Se chains for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance and have a re-usable storage bag. These chains have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour and come in a quantity of two. They're quick and easy to install. We'll show how to do that now. I've gone ahead and laid out my chains just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines.



Best 2014 BMW X5 Hitch Options

Today on our 2014 BMW X5 we'll be looking at our best hitch options. Here are our two hitches here today. On the top we have a Draw-Tite class three, part number 75600. On the bottom here we have a CURT class three, part number 13077. Now both of these hitches are a fairly involved installation. You have to remove the entire rear bumper cover of the vehicle and temporarily remove the rear crash bar. The Draw-Tite hitch here on the top reinstalls using factory hardware.



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.





2014 BMW X5 Questions and Answers


  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X5
  • Let's first start with a hitch, for that I would recommend the Draw Tite Hitch part # 75600. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Now for trailer wiring you would want the Tow Ready Harness part # 119190KIT. This is a hardwire option that would be quite a bit cheaper than what BMW quoted you. Install video attached for this as well. For ball mounts I recommend the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and...
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  • Weight Capacity of Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Roof Rack for 2014 BMW X5 # RRVA137S-2 and # RRSX024
  • Roof rack manufacturers like Rhino-Rack design racks that will fit more than one vehicle and naturally there are variances in how much weight any given vehicle can handle. In the case of the 2014 BMW X5 the maximum safe weight load for the rack consisting of parts # RRVA137S-2 and # RRSX024 is 165-lbs, unless your owner's manual or dealership advise otherwise. In another application on a different vehicle this rack may be rated for more weight, but in any case the lowest-rated item in a...
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  • Solution for Backup Sensor Alerts on a 2014 BMW X5 When Carrying a Bike Rack
  • Yes it would, your 2014 BMW X5 will disable the backup alert system when it senses a trailer connected to the trailer wiring. So the load resistors in the 7-Way to 5-Way and 4-Way Trailer Adapter # TR20141 that you referenced would trick the vehicle into thinking a trailer is connected and and the sensors would not activate because of the brake controller. Another trick that people use with your vehicle is to tape over the sensors with masking tape.
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  • Will Installing a Class III Trailer Hitch Void the Warranty on a 2014 BMW X5
  • If your dealer is doing the trailer hitch installation then prior to having it installed you could ask them. Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually caused the probĀ­lem in question. I have included a link to a video showing an installation...
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  • What to Do if the Prodigy RF Brake Controller Will not Pair with a 2014 BMW X5
  • If your 2014 BMW X5 has a 7-Way trailer connector already then you will not need any additional parts. You may not have to have a second vehicle in order to pair the Prodigy RF # 90250. It may pair just fine on its own. It is possible that if you do have a pairing problem you could use electrical tape to tape off the pin in the 5 oclock position on the back of the RF unit and that might work for you. If it doesn't then it is possible that you will need an adapter, # 20142, especially...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2014 BMW X5
  • One great tire chain option is the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2323. I really like these chains because they install without you needing to move your vehicle, are self-tensioning, and are Class S compatible. These chains are made from square chain links that will provide good traction in snow and needed stopping power on ice. The chains are in a ciamond pattern to offer more coverage of the tire. This chain set will fit well on your 2014 BMW X5 as long as you have the necessary...
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  • Trouble Pairing the Prodigy RF with a 2014 BMW X5
  • The issue you are having is not uncommon for German vehicles. There are a few things you can try to get the unit to pair. First, If you do not see displayed what the instructions say just keep going through the steps. Sometimes, it will not display what it is supposed to but it will still work if you go through the steps to completion. If that does not work then you can try taping off the pin in the 5 oclock position at the back of the RF (where the trailer plugs into) using electrical...
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  • Rooftop Ski Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X5 M Sport Package with Factory Flush Mount Rails
  • For a roof rack system on your 2014 BMW- X5 with the M Sport package, that includes a flushmount roof rail you would need the Thule Aero Blade bar system to establish a set of load bars for using a ski carrier. The AeroBlade bar system is composed of the AeroBlade Load Bars # THARB47, the Thule foot pack # TH460R, and the Thule Fit Kit # THKIT4003 that attached the foot pack to your rails. Once you have established a roof rack system you can then use a ski rack. I recommend the Thule...
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  • Will the K-Source Universal Extra Large Towing Mirrors Fit a 2014 BMW X5
  • The K-Source universal towing mirrors # KS3891 will fit most mirrors 4-1/2 inches to 11-1/2 inches tall. If your 2014 BMW X5 (S or X drive) has a gap between the mirror and outer housing I think you will be just fine. The towing mirror has small tabs that will catch onto your 2014 BMW X5 side factory mirrors. Take a look at the video review and installation demonstration on a RAV4 and Acura MDX for the K-Source universal towing mirror I included for you.
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  • Troubleshooting an LED Error Message on a 2015 BMW X5 When Towing Trailer
  • What it sounds like is going is that you are towing a trailer with your 2015 BMW X5 that has LED taillights and an error message is popping up on your dash. This is a common problem among BMW's. So much so there is a special adapter made to fix it. What you will need is the 7-Way to 5-Way and 4-Way Trailer Adapter # TR20141. This adapter will adapt the 7-way on your vehicle to a 4-way and has diodes installed in it so that your vehicle won't think there is a problem with the vehicle...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X5 with 325/30R21 Tires
  • 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 chains...
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  • Plastic Rivet Gun to Install Trailer Hitch on a 2014 BMW X5
  • There isn't a specific rivet gun you would have to use to install trailer hitch # 75600 on your 2014 BMW X5. As long as the rivet gun is rated for use with poly rivets it will work. Harbor Freight sells one, 97757, or any home improvement store should have a variety of options.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2014 BMW X5 with 285/35R21 and 325/30R21 Size Tires
  • For both tire sizes we only have the K-Summit option for tire chains like the part # TH02230K66. This is a great option for low profile tire options as it won't come into contact with the rim. Also these chains don't require any inner tire shoulder clearance as they do not go over the shoulder of the tire.
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  • Carrying 2 Electra Townie Go Electric Bikes on a 2014 BMW X5 with M Trim
  • Adding a hitch will be far and away your best option for carrying a pair of electric bikes, as it provides the most weight capacity for your bikes. The most important condition about the hitch is the specifics of the 2014 BMW X5 model year. If you have the M Sport Package, then you are able to use this hitch. I've included a few pictures that another customer sent in that shows the fit to an M Sport Package so you can see what it looks like installed. This will not, however, fit the...
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  • Difference Between Yakima FullBack and HalfBack 2 Bike and 3 Bike Racks
  • The difference between the Yakima FullBack, part # Y02634 and the HalfBack, part # Y02636 is that the FullBack is fully loaded. The Yakima FullBack includes integrated bike and rack locks, which provide improved security over the HalfBack that does not have these locks. Beyond that, they are identical racks. They are available in 3 Bike variations as well, as part # Y02633 for the FullBack and part # Y02635 for the HalfBack. I've included a video review of both racks so you...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Volvo XC60
  • The Curt hitch part # 13268 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2016 Volvo XC60 so I would recommend it for you. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If the ball mount kit does not include a ball mount with...
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  • Comparing Kuat Transfer 3 TS03G and RockyMounts SplitRail 3 RKY1140-3 Hitch Bike Carriers
  • In terms of bike compatibility and capacities, the Kuat Transfer 3 # TS03G and the RockyMounts SplitRail 3 # RKY1140-3 share some common attributes. Both fit a 2-inch hitch, but the Kuat also fits a 1-1/4-inch Class II hitch. Both can carry three bikes of up to 40-lbs each; both accept tire widths up to 3-inches; maximum wheelbase lengths are almost identical at 47- and 48-inches; wheel diameter compatibility is the same, 20- to 29-inches. Overall length from the hitch pin hole is 46-1/2-inches...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 BMW X5
  • You are correct. The Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 75600 requires you to temporarily remove the bumper/fascia on the 2014 BMW X5 but will allow you to re-install it once the hitch is in place. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13077, which is also confirmed to fit this vehicle, will not allow the bumper portion to be re-installed. I have also attached the written installation details for both hitches so you can see exactly what each entails. For your 2014 BMW X5, I do...
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  • Available 4-Pole Trailer Wiring Harness Kits for 2014 BMW X5
  • The three options for a 4-pole wiring harness kit for your 2014 BMW X5, all shown on the linked page, are powered converter types that use a direct connection to the battery to provide the actual power to operate the trailer lights. The signals from the car serve only to trigger the converter but they do not power the lights. This feature provides isolation and protection for the car's internal wiring/circuitry in the event of a short or other fault on the trailer. A new harness is much...
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for a 2014 BMW X5 with LED Taillights
  • Yes, the Tow Ready wiring harness part # 119190KIT that you referenced would work well on your 2014 BMW X5 with LED taillights. This harness is designed to fit vehicles with LED and incandescent bulbs. I attached an install video as well as installation instructions for you to check out.
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  • Recommended Low Profile Snow Cables For 2014 BMW X5
  • The snow cables I recommend for your X5 are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2029C. These low profile cables will work great on the 19 inch tires you said you have on your BMW. These are made of hardened low-carbon steel rollers that are wrapped around wire cables and will work on front wheel or rear wheel drive vehicles. I also recommend using rubber adjusters like part # PW99 to secure the chains and keep tension so you have a tight fit.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2014 BMW X5 For Minimal Trimming Required
  • For your 2014 BMX X5, I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # 75600. This is one of 2 custom fit options we have available. Both of these options do require trimming the rear fascia. This Draw-Tite option doesn't have as noticeable a trimming required because it is on the underside of the bumper. I've attached a video that shows this trimming and how it is done with a utility knife for a clean and easy cut. You will need to obtain...
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  • Prodigy RF Brake Controller is Not Pairing with a 2014 BMW X5
  • The issue you are having is common for German vehicles. There are a few things you can try to get the unit to pair. First, If you do not see displayed what the instructions say just keep going through the steps. Sometimes, it will not display what it is supposed to but it will still work if you go through the steps to completion. If that does not work then you can try taping off the pin in the 5 oclock position at the back of the RF (where the trailer plugs into) using electrical...
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  • Recommendation for Roof Rack on 2014 BMW X5 that has a Greater Crossbar Spread for Added Stability
  • I recommend going with our Thule Roof Rack that includes the Thule AeroBlade Load Bars, # THAR53, and the Thule Rapid Crossroad Roof Mounted Railing Foot Pack, # TH450R. These load bars can have a maximum bar spread of 44 inches from center to center. I have attached a video of this roof rack being installed on a 2013 BMW X5 to give you a general idea of the process.
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  • Trunk Mount Bike Rack Fit and Recommendation for 2014 BMW X5
  • You are correct that the Thule Raceway PRO 2-Bike Rack # TH9001PRO is not confirmed to fit your 2014 BMW X5. Thule has not confirmed the bike rack as a fit for your vehicle. Thule does offer a number of other racks confirmed to fit your vehicle: Archway XT 3-Bike # TH9010XT Archway XT 2-Bike # TH9009XT Passage 3-Bike # TH911XT Passage 2-Bike # TH910XT Gateway XT 3-Bike # TH9007XT Gateway XT 2-Bike # TH9006XT I have linked a page with all of the trunk mount bike racks that are...
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