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Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-16-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By pjinca
There is another thing to point out when...

There is another thing to point out when considering the combo of springs and Bilstiens or springs alone:
Springs + Bilstiens - will give your car a fairly silly rake, every car I have seen with...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 211
Posted By pjinca
the 525 has 172 hp, the 528 has 215 hp. Then...

the 525 has 172 hp, the 528 has 215 hp. Then there's the LCI cosmetic changes, interior changes, headights/taillights - etc
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By pjinca
For the headlights on my old 530, I used the $10...

For the headlights on my old 530, I used the $10 kit from Harbor Freight - worked great. I removed the headlights and did as instructed, came out perfectly. You do want to apply some form of UV...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By pjinca
In Cali tthey are illegal, so is not running a...

In Cali tthey are illegal, so is not running a front plate. To avoid giving any reason to pull me over, I have the front plate mounted, and no - I would never use a "plate cover", they're just silly.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By pjinca
Yep, the paint should be as smooth as possible...

Yep, the paint should be as smooth as possible before applying Opticoat. The reason is that once it's cured (in about 3 months) whatever imperfections are on the paint will be permanent. As with any...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By pjinca
Having a detailing business on the side, I have...

Having a detailing business on the side, I have done this more than a few times. It's not cheap, mainly because of he prep work involved in getting the paint ready to be sealed. I think it is worth...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-06-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 75,096
Posted By pjinca
People could order their wheels in chrome, but...

People could order their wheels in chrome, but it was a "dealer option" not a factory option. BMW wouldn't make something so vomitous as chrome wheels, no offense, chrome on a BMW is akin to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-04-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By pjinca
I am more impressed that there is a 2004 530 out...

I am more impressed that there is a 2004 530 out there with multi contour seats than with the mileage. You would think they would have added NAV as well as that option though. Overall, nice car, but...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By pjinca
WOW!!!! Glad everyone is okay. Sorry about the...

WOW!!!! Glad everyone is okay. Sorry about the car, but that can be replaced
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 07-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By pjinca
If you have OEM 172s you DO have a staggered...

If you have OEM 172s you DO have a staggered setup - they only came staggered (rear wheels wider than the fronts). As for alignment DO NOT go to the dealer, they will only adjust it to factory specs,...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 547
Posted By pjinca
Drive it!!!! I take every opportunity to take my...

Drive it!!!! I take every opportunity to take my car for a good drive, these are called "the ultimate driving machine" - not the ultimate sitting machine. They deserve to be driven.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By pjinca
I have had the R1 concepts premium rotors,and I...

I have had the R1 concepts premium rotors,and I liked them a lot. I doubt you can find quality rotors for $300, these are brakes afterall and going cheap with brakes is just bad mojo.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-26-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By pjinca
Car came out great C!!! Love the way the wheels...

Car came out great C!!! Love the way the wheels look
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,071
Posted By pjinca
I agree, it has aged well. I still love the E39...

I agree, it has aged well. I still love the E39 though
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By pjinca
I am going the ESS SC route myself, to me its a...

I am going the ESS SC route myself, to me its a no brainer. Less maintenance than an M5 and faster than an M5 stock. Then there's the 535, with it's known issues - and how much boost do you have to...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By pjinca
Yes, you can buy a TCU and get it coded to your...

Yes, you can buy a TCU and get it coded to your car. There are other components that need to be added, but I don't have a list.



So did I, my previous 2005 530 had Bluetooth as well, butt in...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By pjinca
Look for sellers with high amounts of positive...

Look for sellers with high amounts of positive transactions and reviews and you'll do fine. Some sellers have like 100 reviews and 100% positive, that can be their buddies. If a seller doesn't have...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By pjinca
The 2006 (first year) E60 M5 was known for ...

The 2006 (first year) E60 M5 was known for having trans issues. Might want to prepare for a failed rod bearing as well. My buddy with a 2006 M5 has replaced the engine and several trans parts (most...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By pjinca
+1000 that paint guy is a moron, I wouldn't let...

+1000 that paint guy is a moron, I wouldn't let him touch my car. THe M-Tech diffuser on the rear bumper RARELY gets damaged, it doesn't hang low and would only get damaged if someone hit you. Your...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-24-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By pjinca
If you mean the little lip that hangs from the...

If you mean the little lip that hangs from the under body panel, yes. If you mean the aero lip that attaches to the bumper - no. That is NOT an OEM piece. I have a carbon fiber lip on my M-Tech...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-22-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 487
Posted By pjinca
Rule of thumb that will serve you well: ...

Rule of thumb that will serve you well: Regardless of what "people" say, if you have work done on your suspension you MUST get an alignment afterward. Control arms are a suspension component.
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By pjinca
Looks like it is still jacked up. That is...

Looks like it is still jacked up. That is definitely NOT a stock gap. However, relax, if the car was up in the air for a while the suspension probably just needs to settle. You do not have a sports...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-21-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By pjinca
1) Have you tried cleaning the MAF sensor? MAF...

1) Have you tried cleaning the MAF sensor? MAF cleaner is about $6 at any parts store, I remove and clean mine about once a year.
2) How did you determine the MAF sensor is a problem? Was there an...
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By pjinca
They will not fit without massive spacers, 15mm...

They will not fit without massive spacers, 15mm minimum. My question would be: If you have 124 wheels, why are you trying to get 3 series wheels that are nearly identical?
Forum: E60 (2004 - 2010) 06-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By pjinca
Yes, it must be coded to your VIN to work...

Yes, it must be coded to your VIN to work properly. :thumbup:
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