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Old 01-10-2013, 06:20 AM
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That looks a lot like my car! It originally came from Florida too. It's in great shape as yours is. Enjoy!

and thank you, yours looks beautiful!

What are some exterior mods that look good? Do black out kits look nice on the 540?
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:28 AM
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Some black out looks good but don't get too carried away. I lowered mine 1.5" in the front and 1" in the rear. I have 17" e39 wheels and the rest is pretty much stock. I did cover my cracked and faded interior wood trim with black synthetic suede. I love how it turned out but it's not for everyone, I guess.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:37 AM
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IMHO, alpineeiss looks great with clear where ambers are. Turn signals and corner lights. Also nothing makes a white car look better than tinted windows*

*disclaimer: Please be aware of your state window tint laws. Monsignor will not be liable for any tickets the reader incur in terms of their tint. By requesting and receiving my opinion for the application of window tints, do so at your own risk.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:12 AM
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Hmm!

I think i'll go with the tint, I know my legal limit here in FL.
I'm on a budget right now, so I think I'll get the turn signals, that looks nice.

If you guys have any reccomendations on what I should start buying lmk.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:13 AM
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Some black out looks good but don't get too carried away. I lowered mine 1.5" in the front and 1" in the rear. I have 17" e39 wheels and the rest is pretty much stock. I did cover my cracked and faded interior wood trim with black synthetic suede. I love how it turned out but it's not for everyone, I guess.
could you post pics of the suede?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:39 AM
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My trim covered in Ultrasuede

Here are a few pics of the trim.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:44 AM
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I absolutely love that, if I sent you the suede, and some money would you mind cutting them to fit as well as yours?
Also where did you get your pedals?
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:46 AM
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If you guys have any reccomendations on what I should start buying lmk.
Stock up on good replacement parts. Fuses and filters and gaskets for when you'll need them. The more time you spend here the more you'll get a flavor for how we modify.

E32 cars have a ton of goodies that bolt on. I have a few...
Rear headrest
Auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Rear map lights
Rear center cubby
Brake carriers calipers rotors and pads

E36 steering wheels
BMW oem wheels from any 5 series. (E39-1996-2003 require hub rings)

Etc.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:49 AM
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Stock up on good replacement parts. Fuses and filters and gaskets for when you'll need them. The more time you spend here the more you'll get a flavor for how we modify.

E32 cars have a ton of goodies that bolt on. I have a few...
Rear headrest
Auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Rear map lights
Rear center cubby
Brake carriers calipers rotors and pads

E36 steering wheels
BMW oem wheels from any 5 series. (E39-1996-2003 require hub rings)

Etc.

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If you don't mind would you shoot me a text Edited out., I'd like to ask a few questions, as I said if you don't mind.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:58 AM
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I absolutely love that, if I sent you the suede, and some money would you mind cutting them to fit as well as yours?
Also where did you get your pedals?
I wouldn't take on such a big job again. I just bought a remnant of the material on ebay for $7, 3M spray adhesive from Home depot, and glued it on. Afterwards, I trimmed it with an exacto knife. You have to remove the door panels to get the trim off, unlike the e39 which just pulls off. As for the pedals, ebay always has them.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:00 AM
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I also did a carbon fiber overlay, white face gauges, and chrome rings. I prefer aluminum ones but there weren't any available.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:02 AM
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If you don't mind would you shoot me a text XXX-XXX-XXXX, I'd like to ask a few questions, as I said if you don't mind.
i have your number. i'll text you. Please edit that post and remove your number so it's no on the web for everybody to see.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:04 AM
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I wouldn't take on such a big job again. I just bought a remnant of the material on ebay for $7, 3M spray adhesive from Home depot, and glued it on. Afterwards, I trimmed it with an exacto knife. You have to remove the door panels to get the trim off, unlike the e39 which just pulls off. As for the pedals, ebay always has them.
Ah okay.

As it's my second car I can take the m time to pull it all off and not worry about it.
I appreciate it, and do I have to look for any specific pedals?
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:11 AM
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Wow a nice looking E34. 1st thing i did was get a Bentleys 5-Series manual. make a short list of diy maint. I would put all new tires on a V8 sedan . Use this sites search engine and advise to better understand the complexitys of the car. Always expect the unexpected when driving a high powered BMW. Courtesy wins the roadway .
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Juts search BMW e34 pedals and they should come up.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:25 AM
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Wow a nice looking E34. 1st thing i did was get a Bentleys 5-Series manual. make a short list of diy maint. I would put all new tires on a V8 sedan . Use this sites search engine and advise to better understand the complexitys of the car. Always expect the unexpected when driving a high powered BMW. Courtesy wins the roadway .
I snagged the manual off of someone on CL for $30!
and I do have to buy new tires.

And agreed
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:40 AM
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if you have to buy tires, might as well get the pretty metal circle parts they go on

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:24 AM
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haha, it currently has low profile 17's on it.. i'm dreading the tires.
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