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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 11-19-2012, 07:46 PM
E36blownpast E36blownpast is offline
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M62 e36 swap

I have an m62 vanos with sport transmission that I will be dropping into my 94 325i any tips or performance options to give me a little more horse power
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:08 AM
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Hope you have some stiffer front springs and a better diff. You could always add a S/C or nitrous for 400+HP.
I'm sure you know that you need a matching DME, EWS, LCM, keys, etc unless you are using an aftermarket engine computer, right?
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:42 AM
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I dont think there is anything worth doing to a M62 for just "a little more hp." U can do cams, light weight flywheel and I think ur gonna do custom headers already so after that there is not much left... Do a search on that stuff and find out for urself... U might wanna also consider swaping an LSX, look that up too...
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