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      11-19-2010, 07:40 AM   #1
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disable the awd on a 550xi

i read on on a 335xi you can disable the awd, making the car rwd, as desired. im not SURE that its true... but i did read it.
that said, is it possible on a 550XI? anyone know or try?
this would have a major effect on weather i get the 550i or 550xi.
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      11-19-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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i read on on a 335xi you can disable the awd, making the car rwd, as desired. im not SURE that its true... but i did read it.
that said, is it possible on a 550XI? anyone know or try?
this would have a major effect on weather i get the 550i or 550xi.
No idea where that was posted. I know the new x-drive systems disable the front transfer case above 70-ish making it RWD at high speed. I've never heard of a manual over-ride.
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i read on on a 335xi you can disable the awd, making the car rwd, as desired. im not SURE that its true... but i did read it.
that said, is it possible on a 550XI? anyone know or try?
this would have a major effect on weather i get the 550i or 550xi.
not true
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On the e90 you have to pull fuse 26 and it does work but your gauge cluster will light up like crazy and your wipers wont shut off:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=444973
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