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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 02-29-2012, 05:36 AM
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Pioneer AVH-3200DVD. Ive got bluetooth and hd radio modules that i installed in the glovebox.
Why stop there? You should go all the way and get Nav and sat rad!!!!!!! You still have room in the glove box.
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Why stop there? You should go all the way and get Nav and sat rad!!!!!!! You still have room in the glove box.

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Old 02-29-2012, 11:45 AM
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I am very happy with the rebuilt DISA. Ive noticed a significant increase in low and mid range torque. Throttle response is much improved and smoother. I cannot stress enough the high level of quality in each piece included in the kit. I am glad i did not go ahead and buy a new DISA valve.

...ive done the DISA tango before, having had 3 M54 powered and 1 M52 powered cars. This kit is exactly the type of solution ive been looking for. I will be removing it in another 4,000 miles to inspect.
That's great. Good to gear it improved a bunch of things. I ordered mine a few days ago so I'm hoping mine will be shipping out today. Can't wait .
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:56 AM
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Silver CF Trim Wrap installed....need to redo a couple of pieces, but overall not bad:







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Old 03-04-2012, 09:44 AM
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Installed a Metra Axxess Steeringwheel interface. I can now control volume, track selection, phone/mute and source select from my M-Sport wheel again. Much easier to install than the PAC solution.

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http://contentdocs.installernet.com/...duct/23230.pdf
So which one of them did you use I'm interested in seeing if this would work for my steering wheel

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:11 AM
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So which one of them did you use I'm interested in seeing if this would work for my steering wheel

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I used the Metra Axxess ASWC..
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:35 PM
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Looking better and better. . . are you in So Cal? WIll you be going to M-fest?
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Looking better and better. . . are you in So Cal? WIll you be going to M-fest?
Thanks for the compliments. Do you have details for "M-Fest", i'm not familiar with it.
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It's a BMW car rally happening in April. I sent you a PM with a site link.
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I'm impressed with all of your mods so far. Once I fix a few more pressing problems with my E39 I'll be adding mods once again. Idk if it's just me, but modifying my car gives me such a feeling of satisfaction.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:29 PM
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:57 PM
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I'm impressed with all of your mods so far. Once I fix a few more pressing problems with my E39 I'll be adding mods once again. Idk if it's just me, but modifying my car gives me such a feeling of satisfaction.
I'll amend that...i get satisfaction from modifications and maintaining the car. It feels good to get under and into the car and fix the things that need fixing. It doesnt hurt that i'm saving money on labor each time.

Motor & transmission mounts this weekend as well as the fuel filter. If i'm feeling frisky i'll do all four front control arms while i'm in there. I've had the parts waiting around for a month or so.
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A little time last night while I waited for dinner, so I installed new LED License Plate Lights:

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Silver CF Trim Wrap installed....need to redo a couple of pieces, but overall not bad:
IMO, I think the stock charcoal grey graphite interior trim would look SOOOO much better IMO...

I think there might some pictures in this thread:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...1793656&page=2

Beautiful car though...

How do you like the Eibach springs with the Biltsein Sports?
I have heard that combination was not so hot from others...

Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:51 AM
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IMO, I think the stock charcoal grey graphite interior trim would look SOOOO much better IMO...

I think there might some pictures in this thread:
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...1793656&page=2

Beautiful car though...

How do you like the Eibach springs with the Biltsein Sports?
I have heard that combination was not so hot from others...

Thanks!
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I think your right about the charcoal color for the trim. I'm going to order some up an work on it. Save the excess Silver for some other projects...maybe on my E90.

Eiback/Bilstien Sport Combo is love/hate. The handling aspects are fantastic, however the ride can be a bit jarring over uneven/rough pavement. I'd probably go with Koni's if had to do it again, but as most of my driving in on the highway, I think I'll survive.

When I hit the twisties...
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Where did you ge the LED lights? and was it easy to install?
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I think your right about the charcoal color for the trim. I'm going to order some up an work on it. Save the excess Silver for some other projects...maybe on my E90.

Eiback/Bilstien Sport Combo is love/hate. The handling aspects are fantastic, however the ride can be a bit jarring over uneven/rough pavement. I'd probably go with Koni's if had to do it again, but as most of my driving in on the highway, I think I'll survive.

When I hit the twisties...
Sounds like the Bilteins...

And, yes, the charcoal/graphite trim would be MUCH better than the cheap CF wrap IMO.
Or, just keep the OEM wood trim, which goes better with the beige interior IMO.
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Where did you ge the LED lights? and was it easy to install?

http://www.bmwled.net/


Install is easy, though your old lights can be a little stubborn on the way out. Just slide the assembly to the right.

Here is an excellent DIY:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ight-bulb.html
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Sounds like the Bilteins...

And, yes, the charcoal/graphite trim would be MUCH better than the cheap CF wrap IMO.
Or, just keep the OEM wood trim, which goes better with the beige interior IMO.
I think I'm over the wood. My car's getting dangerously close to a "Sport Sedan" rather than a "Luxury Sedan". I like the idea of a Sporty interior...beside, I need something that will compliment my aluminum pedals.
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Install is easy, though your old lights can be a little stubborn on the way out. Just slide the assembly to the right.

Here is an excellent DIY:

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e39...ight-bulb.html
Woah, those are decently priced. Thanks for the link
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