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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 11-18-2012, 10:52 AM
Bluedevil1 Bluedevil1 is offline
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Mein Auto: 97 540iA
Budget Stroker

I've been wondering about stroking my 540i and since I have picked up some m60 heads I might as well do everything at once.

Alot of ppl and builders use M5 crank with arrow rods and forged pistons....

BUT I never want to go with any kind of boost because I prefer a naturally aspirated engine.

How about just using the M5 crank and stock rods which are forged and forged pistons STD size? knocks off 3k for sleeving and about 2500 for rods ..I think ha
I didnt do any math but thats probably around a 4.6 or 4.7

I've looked at my cylinder walls about 5k miles ago and looks great!

I'd stay around 12.0:1 compression
m60 heads and cams
m60 intake
A1 headers
and supporting mods ie fuel tune
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