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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:36 PM
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i just need some advice for things to doo to my 550i with the m package i take care of this car so much its my baby, right now what i got done so far are 6000k hid kit for my foglights and i have order white angel eyes, 8000k hids for my low beams, and pure yellow high beams and am getting a complete headlight redone, hopefully they turn out to be nice and i will be getting tint within a week or so, please give me suggestions on what to do to 550i or what do u think of what i am getting done to it thanks
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:55 PM
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What kind of budget are we talking about? Small stuff? Interior LED kit? Black grills? Wheels? Exhaust?
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:59 PM
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budget is not a big deal id say something like rims, loud exhaust, what do u think of the stuff imma get done so far?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:05 PM
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budget is not a big deal id say something like rims, loud exhaust, what do u think of the stuff imma get done so far?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:23 PM
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:26 PM
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thanks for the help
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:34 PM
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That's always the best things to start with. Look at about a $2100 and up depending on the wheels you pick.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:44 PM
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thanks i was thinking off all those things i think imma go with the rims in a couple moonths because winters comming up and it gets pree bad up here in alberta. can specify any exhausts and intake thanks
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:12 PM
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thanks i was thinking off all those things i think imma go with the rims in a couple moonths because winters comming up and it gets pree bad up here in alberta. can specify any exhausts and intake thanks
A new set of rims is always a great immediate change to the look of the car. How are the roads in your area? Our roads are pretty rough so I stuck with the 19's and still already had to replace one wheel due to a slight disagreement with a pothole. Are you going for complete winter and summer setups?

As far as exhaust is concerned, I'll have a review up shortly after I get the Magnaflow system I bought from another forum member here. It's at a friend's house in San Diego and I'm waiting for a buddy of mine, who drives to So Cal a lot, to pick it up for me. From what I've seen on youtube, it's gorgeous and sounds amazing
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As far as exhaust is concerned, I'll have a review up shortly after I get the Magnaflow system I bought from another forum member here. It's at a friend's house in San Diego and I'm waiting for a buddy of mine, who drives to So Cal a lot, to pick it up for me. From what I've seen on youtube, it's gorgeous and sounds amazing
I'm real interested to hear the pros and cons of this exhaust set up, I really love the way the car sounds stock when I run up through the gears, but wouldn't mind something a bit louder. Can't wait!!! (Wish I was coming up to the bay area in the near future, I'd bring it up for you!!).

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Old 10-18-2012, 10:48 AM
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right now for a couple of months i wont do anything for the tire setup because i might be parking it for the winter months, up here in calgary, alberta winter is a real pain for driving, but if i see nice rims at a good price i dont mind buying them right now and putting them on during the spring, and as for the exhaust i will wait for gcvt to get his done and see wat you think of it, but for rim size i do want to go 19-20s and staggered in the back
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You can do an Idrive retrofit to the new HD screen. There's a group buy offer for $1,750 all inclusive.
Also upgrade speakers with the plug and play Jehnert Flatline kit. It's like getting a whole new sound system. $1,000 for complete front kit so you can run L7.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:25 AM
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i really love the sound system i have right now but upgrading it would be even better and the eibach sport springs is also a good idea thanks
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:20 AM
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i just need some advice for things to doo to my 550i with the m package i take care of this car so much its my baby, right now what i got done so far are 6000k hid kit for my foglights and i have order white angel eyes, 8000k hids for my low beams, and pure yellow high beams and am getting a complete headlight redone, hopefully they turn out to be nice and i will be getting tint within a week or so, please give me suggestions on what to do to 550i or what do u think of what i am getting done to it thanks
If you do any amount of driving at night you will hate the 8k low beams. I put in 6k in my last M3 and while they looked great with the 6k Orion V-2 Angel eyes and 6k HID fogs they did not illuminate the road well at all. 8k will be downright weak but if you just want the white/blue look go for it. I prefer to see what is in front of me so I kept my 550i low beams stock and upgraded the AE's to BMS LED's and fogs to 5300k so it produces a better all around match then leaving everything OEM but does not diminish night time illumination.
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