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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 07-28-2011, 09:34 AM
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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.:

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!




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Old 07-28-2011, 10:19 AM
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:28 PM
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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.
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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.
are those M66 rims? staggered? 17" or 18"? i need to get me some of those bad boys for my wagon.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:05 PM
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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.

Other than that, it's just gonna be a thread of Touring eye candy! (Nothing wrong with that, I often lust after the 540T!)
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:23 PM
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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.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:29 PM
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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.
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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.
The force is strong with Josh. Very yoda like that was.
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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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What?

Station wagons? Puh leese...

Girls car...

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

Seriously... I would've gotten a less equipped higher mileage wagon versus sedan...
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Re: E39 Touring thread! What do you think!

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

Seriously... I would've gotten a less equipped higher mileage wagon versus sedan...
I feel ya bro. Some losers I work with were giving me **** calling my car the "mommy missile"
What do you know, they drive Honda's.

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I feel ya bro. Some losers I work with were giving me **** calling my car the "mommy missile"
What do you know, they drive Honda's.

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I work in construction and I get lots of compliments about the Touring.


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Well clearly i work with douche bags. Sounds like you work with adults who know a ride when they see one.

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Well clearly i work with douche bags. Sounds like you work with adults who know a ride when they see one.

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I feel ya bro. Some losers I work with were giving me **** calling my car the "mommy missile"
What do you know, they drive Honda's.

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What do you know, they drive Honda's.

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lol, They've obviously never:
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lol, They've obviously never:
Lol exactly. Oversteer, get some.
The reply to that would be :what: how'd he do that?
Then you smile and walk away. They can keep their front end heavy tin fart can.

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



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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.



B. DIY Graphite Carbon Fiber Trim




C. LED Interior lights swap



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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!

And I agree, I will own at least one more e39 (M5) at some point.
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Instead of thinking about doing a thread like the Epic one on 'the other channel' !! just create one here for bimmerfest ! .. simples!

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