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jayster0966 07-28-2011 10:34 AM

E39 Touring thread! What do you think!
 
I have been on the forums for a few months now and must have to say that the amount of information for Bimmer owners is incredibled. It is really nice to see enthusiasts, owners, and lookers all hanging out in the same place. Everyone pretty much willing to help each other out with tips, tricks and advise on how to keep their cars at their best.: :thumbup:

Would like to start a thread especially for us Touring owners as there seems to be many of us here on the forums. True, that alot of the info would be the same as the E39 sedans but we have the entire rear half of the car to discuss about. We could keep all of our pics, advice, helpful links, repair tips and etc. all in a localized thread.

What do you guys think? Can we do this? Touring owners show your support!


http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...39lowered1.jpg

Sorry for the phone pic.

DONROD 07-28-2011 11:19 AM

I am in, lets do it.

Josh P. 07-28-2011 01:05 PM

More power to you if you want to do it, but the reason Bf doesn't have an E39T forum is because the T shares 99% of its parts with the sedans. All you Touring owners (and all us sedan owners) benefit more by having the information all in one place.

Of course, if you want to talk rear suspension and lift gate failures, then by all means. :rofl:

Other than that, it's just gonna be a thread of Touring eye candy! (Nothing wrong with that, I often lust after the 540T!)

gonzilla 07-28-2011 01:23 PM

I think we share only 95.8% with the sedans.

So is this the thread? Or is this just a thread about a potential future thread? I'm confused.

La-Sean 07-28-2011 01:28 PM

I gave up my 02 LMB M5 when we had our first child, and replaced it with the current 03 540iT MTech. This is as close as I could get (stock) to my M5 with a "family oriented" twist.
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k9...ech/photo1.jpg

Josh P. 07-28-2011 01:29 PM

This is the thread about why there is no thread, and whether or not there should be a thread now or in the future.

Very existential.

jayster0966 07-28-2011 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josh P. (Post 6218724)
This is the thread about why there is no thread, and whether or not there should be a thread now or in the future.

Very existential.

That's deep bro! Too deep. Hopefully this is the thread that becomes the real Touring thread. Thanks to everyone jumping aboard the Touring brotherhood!


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WagonTheDog 07-28-2011 06:33 PM

What?
 
Station wagons? Puh leese...

Girls car...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/pic...ictureid=19591

02BMW530 07-28-2011 07:14 PM

I would've snagged a wagon hands down over the sedan. Always have, always will. Even E60 :D

Seriously... I would've gotten a less equipped higher mileage wagon versus sedan...

IndiansFan 07-28-2011 07:21 PM

One can never have too many E39's.........

adjmcloon 07-28-2011 10:48 PM

Kinda like the touring thread over on BF! I'm in

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q...2016.15.17.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...2016.15.30.jpg

jayster0966 07-29-2011 09:07 AM

Post your Touring Pics!
 
Thanks for jumping in on the touring thread guys. Keep posting your pics as I'm sure there is definitely some great Touring eye candy out there. Here are some more pics for touring lovers. We need to get all our ideas, tips, and tricks in this thread.

A. Newly installed Bilsteins HD's w/ Eibach Pro Sport springs and SLS adjustable links.

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...39lowered3.jpg

B. DIY Graphite Carbon Fiber Trim

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...s/b77aa718.jpg
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...s/9194b31b.jpg

C. LED Interior lights swap

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...s/4a3b4923.jpg

POST UP YOUR TOURING PICS

ZeroDfx 07-29-2011 01:50 PM

Bought the 528iTouring as a replacement car for my wife; she loves it while I've come to appreciate it. I still prefer the power & fun of the 540/6.

adjmcloon 07-29-2011 08:31 PM

I've got my 535i/6 for fun (although it is for sale so I can fund my M3 ambition) but man I loves my touring. It hauls my drums to gigs with ease, and is so much fun to drive after all the work to get her fixed back up! :D

And I agree, I will own at least one more e39 (M5) at some point. :D

DennisCooper! 07-30-2011 06:08 AM

Hi

Instead of thinking about doing a thread like the Epic one on 'the other channel' !! just create one here for bimmerfest ! .. simples!

Cheers, Dennis!

the540wgn 07-30-2011 06:24 PM

540
 
Just bought this 02.
I would love to mod it a little, but I dont know where to start lol

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2010/cimg2308x.jpg

jayster0966 07-30-2011 10:08 PM

The540wgn, Nice Ride. Welcom to the Touring brotherhood.

WagonTheDog 07-31-2011 09:51 PM

Here's one from earlier today...
 
My new favorite pic taken this afternoon...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/pic...ictureid=21992

jayster0966 07-31-2011 10:20 PM

Carbon Fiber roof spoiler
 
Anyone out there looking for a CF roof spoiler? Saw one on the other forum and looks pretty descent. Posted link below if anyone is interested.

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1645153

jayster0966 08-02-2011 12:24 PM

E39it Strut bar
 
Installed a front strut bar on my touring. Picked it up on craigslist of all places. I know its a knock-off but looks and fits pretty good just the same. Does feel different now on the corners.

http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...9strutbar2.jpg
:thumbup:

Reefin' Dude 08-02-2011 04:19 PM

here is mine. got it back in September. has Dinan Exhaust, Suspension (though for some reason the passenger side is correct for Dinan, and the drivers side is standard sport drop, though both seem to have the same Koni shocks and Dinan Springs). Intravee II adaptor with timeout mod. rear AC Spoiler. Hartge 19" rims.

http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/f...earquarter.jpg

so far have done the VCG. rear vapor barriers. swapped out rear diff for a 2.81 instead of 3.15 (this is a long range cruiser). replaced 2 expansion tanks, NPG+ coolant, replaced fan shroud, replaced headlight adjusters, vinyl wrapped interior in vertical brushed aluminum. auto-tragic level in black carbon fiber. Memphis Audio Sub installed where the old "sub" was and its amp installed on its side next to the spare tire.

plans: entire front suspension rebuild to figure out why the car does not sit Dinan ride height all around. front brake pads and rotors at some point. flappy paddle shift levers (if i do not 6 speed swap it first). M5 tire pressure monitor retrofit (have all the pieces, just not the time right now). trailer hitch and backup camera. remapping the rear tail lights, i want to disable the lower turn signals. i do not believe in red turn signals. i have he uppers yellow and do not want the lowers blinking red when turning without the brakes on. does anybody know if this is even possible?

G~

jayster0966 08-02-2011 09:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reefin' Dude (Post 6229425)
here is mine. got it back in September. has Dinan Exhaust, Suspension (though for some reason the passenger side is correct for Dinan, and the drivers side is standard sport drop, though both seem to have the same Koni shocks and Dinan Springs). Intravee II adaptor with timeout mod. rear AC Spoiler. Hartge 19" rims.

http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/f...earquarter.jpg

so far have done the VCG. rear vapor barriers. swapped out rear diff for a 2.81 instead of 3.15 (this is a long range cruiser). replaced 2 expansion tanks, NPG+ coolant, replaced fan shroud, replaced headlight adjusters, vinyl wrapped interior in vertical brushed aluminum. auto-tragic level in black carbon fiber. Memphis Audio Sub installed where the old "sub" was and its amp installed on its side next to the spare tire.

plans: entire front suspension rebuild to figure out why the car does not sit Dinan ride height all around. front brake pads and rotors at some point. flappy paddle shift levers (if i do not 6 speed swap it first). M5 tire pressure monitor retrofit (have all the pieces, just not the time right now). trailer hitch and backup camera. remapping the rear tail lights, i want to disable the lower turn signals. i do not believe in red turn signals. i have he uppers yellow and do not want the lowers blinking red when turning without the brakes on. does anybody know if this is even possible?

G~

Nice ride! What size is the exhaust outlet? 3"? Would like to see pics of the aluminium interior too. If you get more info regarding the lower turn signals, let us know. I want to change to the same tail lights that you have but have not done it since it does look kind of strange with on yellow and one red blinker.

Reefin' Dude 08-03-2011 06:08 PM

here is a pic of the interior with the vinyl wrap.

http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/f...0/interior.jpg

G~

La-Sean 08-04-2011 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reefin' Dude (Post 6232217)
here is a pic of the interior with the vinyl wrap.

http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/f...0/interior.jpg

G~

Can you tell me more about the vinyl wrap process please. Some closeup photos is possible also :)

Reefin' Dude 08-04-2011 02:56 PM

the easiest thing to do is do a youtube search for 3M Di-Noc. that is the vinyl that most people use, there are a lot of videos out there showing the technique. once you pop of the trim pieces you just cut the wrap to a close fit. peel and stick the wrap to the trim piece. get a heat gun and start shrinking the wrap to the trim. it takes some minor practice, but it is not that bad. get some extra in case you need to redo a piece. the stuff comes right off if you need to remove it without affecting the finish on the trim piece itself.

G~


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