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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 12-23-2012, 11:15 AM
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I would just put M techs on it. The car looks like its already dropped a bit and the wheels are really clean and good sized.

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Old 12-23-2012, 11:36 AM
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My 2001 525i Touring Thinking New 19 rims and M bumpers f/r also Koni,s in the spring,





That is a sweet Touring you've got there. Very classy! You could go with m-techs if you choose, but it really needs nothing as it sits IMO.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:14 PM
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This is my e39, on stock 15's lowered with NNR's.
did a Y cat + silencer delete
Front has 25mm spacers back has 30mm
Hood needs a respray (winter project)
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:08 PM
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Great pics everyone, love the 01' red touring!
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:54 PM
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Never seen any e39 pull off 15s so good. not saying it looks great on 15s but i would expect 15s to look 10X worse than that.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:00 PM
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OP: What feel faster, your 4.6L X5 or your 4.4L 540i?
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:46 PM
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:50 PM
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:59 PM
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:00 PM
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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Just got this as an early Christmas present/replacement for my flipped land rover. I'm planning on "personalizing" it a little bit at a time. I wanna drop it about an inch, add a dynavin, new headlights eventually even though I just refinished the stocks, some black kidneys and some tint, etc.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:22 AM
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Just got this as an early Christmas present/replacement for my flipped land rover. I'm planning on "personalizing" it a little bit at a time. I wanna drop it about an inch, add a dynavin, new headlights eventually even though I just refinished the stocks, some black kidneys and some tint, etc.
Yeah how about first dropping a couple grand to overhaul that cooling system that could and will catastrophically fail, bringing that broken suspension back to stock spec, and replacing the fluids.

Also, you're dropping your suspension for looks or handling? If its for handling, take care of your tires first. With 16'' rims, you may as well tape pillows around it instead of tire.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:43 PM
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16" tyres aren't as bad as you make them out. With judicious tyre selection it's entirely possible to improve the handling qualities of the car.
Going too low in the profile can and does adversely affect handling.

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Old 12-28-2012, 12:03 PM
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Really nice car im jeealous of the headliner.. i wish i had it but theres ro many performance mods i need to just waste 800 on headliner. But sheesh ya would think all the money ya got into ya car you woulda gave itb a drop

My 2002 540A sport.

Theres a lot of cosmetic mods byt its 4am and im a lil to drubk to list them all right now but my performance mods are listed in my sig
















SO SICK! Where did you pick up your VF kit? Im on the hunt!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:17 PM
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SO SICK! Where did you pick up your VF kit? Im on the hunt!
Thanks man
and i got it at Walmart..by the Flat screen section sike nah, but a Guy off the forums sold it to me
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:20 PM
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today pictures , i am ready to roll on new Michelin Sport A/S & style 66 & 15 mm spacers & all new brakes / suspension with Koni Yellow & front / rear M sway bars & front strut bar







and here is my wife's ride

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:26 PM
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:28 PM
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champaigne... why does your plate say WHITE I6 ?
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:30 PM
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champaigne... why does your plate say WHITE I6 ?
should i give to my cars name V8 ? or maybe LaLa ..
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:53 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:51 AM
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should i give to my cars name V8 ? or maybe LaLa ..
Whos car is called v8 ? Lol.. and your car is silver i dont get it....
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:25 PM
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E39 2003
Bigger pictures! Looks like a great car...
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:09 PM
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I had to post up a pic when I saw my 15" twin! lol

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lol apparently my car is to black to take pics of at night.....
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CNS lightweight dm flywheel/Spec clutch,
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Eibach Rear Sway bar/Beast Power Brackets,
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Magnaflow 14816 Mufflers

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