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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-21-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By aa240sx
GLWS - I can see that you're proud of all the...

GLWS - I can see that you're proud of all the maintenance performed, but take it from someone who has from time to time listed my car for sale, it's still just a 2003 530i with slushbox with miles...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By aa240sx
legal or not, it's certainly original. I know...

legal or not, it's certainly original. I know there are Red and Blue LED lights (I actually run Blue myself), but to have a variety of colors at your disposal simply fills another market niche.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-18-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By aa240sx
every couple weeks for me, lately though have...

every couple weeks for me, lately though have been getting 'the glare' from walkers/neighbors etc. Washing your car in your driveway (at least where I live) seems to be beneath most of my neighbors...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-14-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By aa240sx
yeah definitely not ricer, just an update to...

yeah definitely not ricer, just an update to brighten things up. So, here's some pictures from both the original DRL and the LED

This is a shot of the stock lights as taken without a flash.
...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By aa240sx
So - I installed these over the weekend and yes I...

So - I installed these over the weekend and yes I still need to post pictures but just wanted to share my thoughts. As far as the installation process goes, it's pretty straightforward. I have a 2003...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-11-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,042
Posted By aa240sx
bummer man - since you're liability only and...

bummer man - since you're liability only and you're in CA, you'll at least have coverage to pay for the other guy, but you're on your own with your damage.

My 2 cents - you're really on the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By aa240sx
could be a number of things from a slowly...

could be a number of things from a slowly degrading guibo to possibly center bearing on the driveshaft to even a worn flywheel/clutch, but that last part is probably unlikely if you're not feeling...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-07-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By aa240sx
so popped by DDM today and this is definitely an...

so popped by DDM today and this is definitely an area that requires FAQ's. Originally, I planned to simply buy the 5W Cree's just as the OP had purchased, but of course DDM has a new product!

The...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-06-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By aa240sx
Going to check these out at the local DDM shop...

Going to check these out at the local DDM shop today, but I believe LCI E39's use the H7 bulb type.

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/H7-5W-CreeW

There's also a slighly more expensive error...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By aa240sx
curious about this as well - details please, LED...

curious about this as well - details please, LED brand, Load Resistor Brand, retailer, etc? DIY?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,314
Posted By aa240sx
great topic - already mentioned i'm sure, but +1...

great topic - already mentioned i'm sure, but +1 that you should go OEM on brake rotors, brake pads, and suspension bits. Ask me how I know.....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,473
Posted By aa240sx
comment is spot on. my first bmw was dealer...

comment is spot on. my first bmw was dealer purchased and new, so I definitely fell victim to the marketing machinations of bmw. but since then, the only time I set foot in a dealership is to get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,473
Posted By aa240sx
not hating here but this may not be an entirely...

not hating here but this may not be an entirely accurate comment simply based on the fact that bmw has partnered with tuners and even provided their cars with full warranties with aftermarket coffee...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By aa240sx
sweet - please post pictures especially if you...

sweet - please post pictures especially if you plan to DIY. where are you getting the rubber pads from? Or are you custom fabbing those? this is something I've been wanting to do for a long time!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-31-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By aa240sx
http://www.cosmoracing.com/productin...d=301&pid=2...

http://www.cosmoracing.com/productin...d=301&pid=2066

these guys seem to be the most reasonable for what you need, but you could spend hundreds more with other products. I think KMAC makes one,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-30-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By aa240sx
cool curious to see them too? did you get the...

cool curious to see them too? did you get the camber kit too?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By aa240sx
hey fellas, I'm looking into these right...

hey fellas,

I'm looking into these right now.

http://www.cosmoracing.com/productinfo.asp?cid=301&pid=2066

They're by a company in Canada called Cosmo Racing and I've talked to a tech guy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 551
Posted By aa240sx
they were nearly sold out of this at the...

they were nearly sold out of this at the clairemont wal-mart in SD yesterday, but managed to pickup 1 jug. probably stocked up today though. sweet deal!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By aa240sx
Well...I basically put about 10-12K miles/yr on...

Well...I basically put about 10-12K miles/yr on my car mostly freeway and was lucky to have a set of my 19" 245/35/19's last 2 years due to really bad inner tire wear on the fronts. Rears, which are...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By aa240sx
coilover prices have come down so much that they...

coilover prices have come down so much that they are totally a better option than replacing springs and shocks. however, at this pricepoint, you can't really do much to adjust ride quality. In fact,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-22-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By aa240sx
helmet75 - go to a new alignment shop, rear...

helmet75 - go to a new alignment shop, rear camber can be adjusted via an eccentric bolt. you can actually see this bolt quite easily when looking behind the car.

kris@TSS - more to the point of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-21-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By aa240sx
Just wanted to 'end thread' here and say job...

Just wanted to 'end thread' here and say job done!

Finished up the transmission swap on Saturday. All that remained was torquing the guibo bolts to spec and then putting back the heat shields and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By aa240sx
thanks again for the help - was hoping for a...

thanks again for the help - was hoping for a lower torque value 74 ft-lbs is freeeakking a lot!! I did read up that these bolt grades do have markings on the head, so will double check when i get...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By aa240sx
Anybody happen to have the torque spec for an 03...

Anybody happen to have the torque spec for an 03 525i 5speed's flex disc guibo bolts/nuts? the bentley shows the following

M10 (8.8 grade) - 35 ft-lbs
M10 (10.9 grade) - 44 ft-lbs
M12 (10.9...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-18-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 929
Posted By aa240sx
thanks - actually used your sequence for...

thanks - actually used your sequence for installing the clutch and pressure plate from another thread.

The thing I would really like to streamline is when I go to tighten each of the six guibo...
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