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    New owner questions

    I pick up my new 2019 X3 Max tomorrow. Having OEM hard roof and windshield installed at dealer. First time owner/driver. Will ultimately be using on steep, rocky trails (Colorado west of Denver, after I get some experience with it). What are my “must have” accessories, and what’s your best advice for a new guy? Thanks!

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    First thing is get a wheel bearing greaser and grease your bearings #2 set your ride height, suspension preload it is low from the factory good guideline is the fox racing settings , you get a pretty good ride with it for a stock set up, if you plan on any night rides get some Baja design lights a couple on the a pillars and the shock mount 10” is plenty of lite , also good to get a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, tow strap, and some tools just in case also get a spare belt to carry with you just incase
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    Forgot to say welcome to the forum enjoy the new ride , just cruz around the forum you'll get all kinds of ideas of things you didn't know that you need ,
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    Welcome to the forum and the addiction!! I would also suggest a winch and a good front bumper. The front ends are weak so I also bought a gusset kit and a front shocks brace, all from CT Raceworx.
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    Welcome to the madness. Keep that wallet handy, you've just begun spending $$$

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    +1 on wheel bearing grease tool and grease bearings as well as all chassis grease points.

    Set Ride height, I would go 1" above Fox settings at loaded weight to start with. It will settle over time and you'll need to readjust.

    Break in machine and belt, I swapped on my spare belt at 400 miles and broke that in, now I have a broke in belt to install if I smoke this one.

    Go over as many fasteners as you can and check torque. Sway Bar End Links are super common loose items, Control arm bolts can have serious consequences if run loose.
    I found my rear shock resivior clamps loose and missing some hardware.

    I added as many factory storage items as I could... Upper and lower door bags, center console, overhead, tablet holder, Not alot of storage spots on the 2 door.

    Depending upon your riding style and area you'll want a windshield or helmet(s). If it's hot and dusty like here in the high desert, no windshield and helmet works best. Windshield gets covered with dust and glare and makes the cabin way too hot.
    No windshield allows fresh air to keep you cool and the dust blows straight through. I use motocross helmet and googles, If I ever replace it I'll probably try a modular full face helmet with a flip up chin guard and visor.
    In the colder months a windshield really helps keep warmer but still gets covered quickly. Glass windshield with wiper and sprayer would be ideal.

    Other things I appreciate that I've added are Sizemik mirrors, rockblox mudflaps and rock deflectors, Ryfab XL Storage box, Tilting tire rack and spare tire, S&B particle seperator, lithium jump box, small air compressor or CO2 tank, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, shovel/hatchet/entrenching tool, tool kit, chainsaw, tree saver, tow strap, winch remote, VHF comm and intercom, Tablet with gps and avenza maps....

    On the bench for install is front gusset and shock brace, limit straps and front swaybar delete, and more lights.

    On the future list is EVO stage 3 or 4 tune, shock revalving, rear swaybar disconnect...
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    Welcome to the site and like Desertdog said... GREASE THOSE WHEEL BEARINGS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbeefy View Post
    +1 on wheel bearing grease tool and grease bearings as well as all chassis grease points.

    Set Ride height, I would go 1" above Fox settings at loaded weight to start with. It will settle over time and you'll need to readjust.

    Break in machine and belt, I swapped on my spare belt at 400 miles and broke that in, now I have a broke in belt to install if I smoke this one.

    Go over as many fasteners as you can and check torque. Sway Bar End Links are super common loose items, Control arm bolts can have serious consequences if run loose.
    I found my rear shock resivior clamps loose and missing some hardware.

    I added as many factory storage items as I could... Upper and lower door bags, center console, overhead, tablet holder, Not alot of storage spots on the 2 door.

    Depending upon your riding style and area you'll want a windshield or helmet(s). If it's hot and dusty like here in the high desert, no windshield and helmet works best. Windshield gets covered with dust and glare and makes the cabin way too hot.
    No windshield allows fresh air to keep you cool and the dust blows straight through. I use motocross helmet and googles, If I ever replace it I'll probably try a modular full face helmet with a flip up chin guard and visor.
    In the colder months a windshield really helps keep warmer but still gets covered quickly. Glass windshield with wiper and sprayer would be ideal.

    Other things I appreciate that I've added are Sizemik mirrors, rockblox mudflaps and rock deflectors, Ryfab XL Storage box, Tilting tire rack and spare tire, S&B particle seperator, lithium jump box, small air compressor or CO2 tank, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, shovel/hatchet/entrenching tool, tool kit, chainsaw, tree saver, tow strap, winch remote, VHF comm and intercom, Tablet with gps and avenza maps....

    On the bench for install is front gusset and shock brace, limit straps and front swaybar delete, and more lights.

    On the future list is EVO stage 3 or 4 tune, shock revalving, rear swaybar disconnect...
    One of the best, informative Welcome to the Forum replies I've ever read.

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    Welcome from Tucson AZ, congrats. Great advice given, use it.
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