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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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So much work to do!
I know the feeling, also never seems to end!

Must have been me then, keep your thread up
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Your "Duluth, MN" comment

You go with the M3 side mirrors
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Your "Duluth, MN" comment

You go with the M3 side mirrors
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^I didnt know you're on here too , Andy.

Albo, you need M5 side mirrors to match
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As I mentioned earlier, I purchased a used and broken M3 oval mirror. The internal magic liquid was leaking and visible behind the mirror's reflective surface.

I sent it off to Radar-Mirror.com to be repaired and had it back a week later.

http://www.radar-mirror.com/

Not my picture, but this is what it looked like:



This is what my stock mirror looked like:



Start by prying in the middle of the mirror base to create some separation to pull it apart:



Exposed the mirror arm:



Rotate the entire mirror assembly 45 degrees to the right to disconnect it from the base, disconnect the wires....leaving you with this:



Freshly repaired M3 mirror:



Installed in reverse order of the stock mirror:




Next up.... this:

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did you ever sell the m par reps?
Oh yeah...the M-Par's have been gone for a long time.
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After I'm done with it, I may just start renting this thing out.
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Oh-oh...
Those wheels look familiar...!

Details...?
I am assuming the BBS Rk's you are showing are 8.5"x18" Et: 13mm, all around...?
Any Rk will be extremely rare and expensive IMO...
Amazing catch, if this is indeed what you found/ bought...!

Thanks!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:13 AM
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Oh-oh...
Those wheels look familiar...!

Details...?
I am assuming the BBS Rk's you are showing are 8.5"x18" Et: 13mm, all around...?
Any Rk will be extremely rare and expensive IMO...
Amazing catch, if this is indeed what you found/ bought...!

Thanks!
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Jason... you hit the nail on the head...18x8.5 all round, et 13, 74.1 Center Bore. I'll be running 245/40's on them and putting them on the E39. I got a smoking deal. These wheels are in very good condition from the pictures I saw and cost less than the BBS CK's I have on the car now.

I'm going to migrate the CK's to my E90 if they'll fit with a fender roll (et 20 offset).


BTW, thanks!! your signature pic convinced me that I wanted these RK's more than my CK's!!
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Do you want to retrofit M5 cluster ?

I like to have some more details about this retrofit
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Do you want to retrofit M5 cluster ?

I like to have some more details about this retrofit
I didn't retrofit the M5 cluster. Just installed some grey gauge faces on the speedometer and tachometer. I'm ok with leaving it like that.

This thread might help you:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1892451
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It is beautiful, White, Black or Silver is my favor colors.
Thanks for the compliment. This car is definitely a crime of passion..
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After I'm done with it, I may just start renting this thing out.
Ok I'll bite. What the hell is that?
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That, sir...is a Fender Roller!
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Ok I'll bite. What the hell is that?
Holly chit!! I need to rent that from you bud!! Is it hard to use? Send me a PM if you want to rent. I really need that thing. Im here in bunkville,Arkansas and nobody around me even knows what rolling a fender is much less the tool to do it with.
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Holly chit!! I need to rent that from you bud!! Is it hard to use? Send me a PM if you want to rent. I really need that thing. Im here in bunkville,Arkansas and nobody around me even knows what rolling a fender is much less the tool to do it with.
PM me if you guys are interested in renting. That way we can discuss and I can more easily keep track of requests.
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I've never seen one either, and I'm not even from Arkansas!
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Brief update.... Sorry to say, but the E39 has been retired from Daily Driving duties. I picked a 1997 Honda Accord LX for those chores this past weekend. 136,000 miles for $3,000. Clean body and interior, just needs a little mechanical TLC.

Cleaning up the garage so I can get the Stormtrooper in and on Jackstands. Then tearing things down to do all the maintenance/upgrades that have been waiting in the wings.


BTW, anyone want to buy a brand new, unopened set of NNR Coilovers? I'll cut you a great deal.
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