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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By aa240sx
sorry no pics but just to update, I have lowered...

sorry no pics but just to update, I have lowered the car on bavauto springs and it lowered the front by at least 1.5", but the back sadly doesn't really appear that much lower. however, the spacers...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By aa240sx
aftermarket bavautos. nothing has been replaced...

aftermarket bavautos. nothing has been replaced on it. anyway, job's done now and my impression of bavautos is they definitely drop the front at least by 1.5". Right now, I really can't tell if the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By aa240sx
done using paypal - only really used it on ebay...

done using paypal - only really used it on ebay and now they take Visa, which is very protected. paypal is dead.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By aa240sx
lowering car on springs and came across 1 end link off stabilizer, wtf!

Almost done with lowering my car on springs. Have been tackling the job one corner at a time per day taking my time. All I can say is, use a impact wrench. It will make things go a lot easier for...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 09-16-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By aa240sx
LCK Pick A Part - Oceanside - Treasure Trove of E38 goodies

Just dropped by there for some E39 bits, but they have at least 5 E38's that have not been picked over too bad. One in particular is the LI model and it's got a very sweet white/creme blue piping...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By aa240sx
cool lookin out g3arhe4d, but this isn't my first...

cool lookin out g3arhe4d, but this isn't my first time to the dance. this is my dd, over 215K far from show quality, and it's bone stock. i just wanted to finally do something to make it look a...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By aa240sx
Thanks fellas! I knew the 20mm up front would be...

Thanks fellas! I knew the 20mm up front would be no issues it's the 20mm vs 15mm in the rear that's causing me to ask this question. I won't be running coilovers though, just springs so the drop...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-08-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By aa240sx
am also considering 15mm in back and 20mm up...

am also considering 15mm in back and 20mm up front, thoughts?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-07-2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By aa240sx
another wheel spacer fitment question - 20mm in back?

Anyone here running a 20mm front and rear wheel spacer on a stock 17" Style 42 rim (non staggered)?

I'm also planning to run on H&R springs (not coilovers), so the drop should be in the 1.5"...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By aa240sx
how are you liking these so far? I plan to buy...

how are you liking these so far? I plan to buy them as well and curious how they're holding up so far.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 08-29-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By aa240sx
been holding off for over a year, but I'm...

been holding off for over a year, but I'm planning to do this to my 2001 530i. Right now, i'm stock on stock style 42 17x8 all around. I'm planning to go with H&R springs, stock struts and 20/15mm...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-28-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 659
Posted By aa240sx
I think that was me, here's the thread ...

I think that was me, here's the thread

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922700&highlight=

anyway, get ready to DIY this, regularly.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-20-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By aa240sx
Window regulators - yes bought ebay ones too - but...

Alright, like many of you (whether you admit to it or not), I do buy the ebay regulators. I believe AM Autoparts and Autopia are the ebay retailers that sell these, but of course they're all from the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-09-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By aa240sx
Just adding to the conversation - I bought a...

Just adding to the conversation - I bought a cheapy ebay DISA repair kit and it's actually been working flawlessly for the past six months. However about two weeks ago started getting the dreaded...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-23-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,813
Posted By aa240sx
http://oppositelock.kinja.com/public-service-annou...

http://oppositelock.kinja.com/public-service-announcement-do-not-*****an-e39-540i-1685761777

this should be the cold shower that wakes you from the 'ooh gotta get a v8 bmw' malaise. don't buy into...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 03-10-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 47,367
Posted By aa240sx
These regulators are faulty by design, whether...

These regulators are faulty by design, whether built by a german supplier or the cheap chinese knock offs on ebay. When I bought my 2001 530I, it had 3 faulty regulators with only the driver side...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-29-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By aa240sx
It's funny because I have definitely considered...

It's funny because I have definitely considered going with an 8cyl E39 several times (always lusted after the 6sp models), but time and time again go back to the 6cyl. Article certainly doesn't make...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-25-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,292
Posted By aa240sx
Interesting Jalopnik Article about our beloved E39...

http://thegarage.jalopnik.com/i-got-screwed-by-an-auto-repair-shop-and-its-my-own-dam-1761171905

certainly proves if you buy a 'german' car, you have to DIY!

Also, I think the author believes...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-29-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,712
Posted By aa240sx
No E60 love around here, for obvious reasons. But...

No E60 love around here, for obvious reasons. But if you have to have one, just avoid the newer engines and anything with a turbo.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-22-2016, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By aa240sx
i paid not much more than that for the entire car...

i paid not much more than that for the entire car bro. a bit steep man. get another indy.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-20-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By aa240sx
http://www.amazon.com/EnergyPal-HC84K-Smartphone-C...

http://www.amazon.com/EnergyPal-HC84K-Smartphone-Charger-Protection/dp/B00YDK1HYG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453323488&sr=8-1&keywords=iphone+car+charger+mount

works great for me and with the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-15-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By aa240sx
So let's say you have an 01, seems like it could...

So let's say you have an 01, seems like it could be done right. But, what does 'done' mean? Does it mean

1 - you still have to use heat to soften the adhesive to release the lense or
2 - the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-14-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,520
Posted By aa240sx
like the idea of a firmware update too. it's...

like the idea of a firmware update too. it's frustrating to only have access to the rev/fwd and vol buttons only on the steering wheel. Would be nice to have the call and reject button active too and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By aa240sx
you know it, in fact it some times it gets cold...

you know it, in fact it some times it gets cold at night...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-06-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By aa240sx
will definitely check brake and ecu drains too,...

will definitely check brake and ecu drains too, didn't know about that one.

guess this is only an issue if you drive or park in the wet stuff. as this is a DD for me, I drive it in all manner of...
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