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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 01-28-2013, 01:33 PM
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I own a 530i and i was pretty exited for it and satisfied.....( was satisfied) ... Now after reading , and looking at pictures .. The 530 , don't quite please me any more now i also want an M5 lol ... I was thinking on boosting the 530 but after i read of the 540 with a blower not being able to handle the M5 then i guess its time to change strategy.. Lol
Those poor wheels!! Im calling CPS on you buddy thats ****ing abusive what you have done there...
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:22 PM
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Mine is auto too... So if you weren't able to pull out a good amount of power out of your 540... Now what can i expect out of my 530.. I was going to get the active autowerke supercharger... But i guess not.. Lol i want more ... Im even sarting to consider an e60 that i found in California... Or maybe the e39 m5 and just put somework on it.. Dont know yet I'm debating my options
ya gonna put pink rims on it this time ?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:17 PM
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Lol... I know ... The blue ones its cause my girl... But the green ones its cause of me .. Im crazy like that i like to try new things.. I was the first bmw drifting in sandia speedway in albuquerque NM, my 12 wheels are green i also got the bmw motorsports engraved ones from an m3 and another 4 regular ugly ones that came stock in my 325i... And by the way i already had them pink .... Lol =D
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:07 PM
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Yay now you can leave and go to the M5 forum.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:43 PM
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:56 PM
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:03 PM
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Lol... You guys got hurt cause the things i do with my cars.? .. Lol.. That's funny .. And yes maybe i wIll leave to a place with more open minded people, that know how to respect other peoples likes, and they can be around the car scene without hating on other cars. Not like unfortunately i just Find out here...
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:40 PM
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Lol... You guys got hurt cause the things i do with my cars.? .. Lol.. That's funny .. And yes maybe i wIll leave to a place with more open minded people, that know how to respect other peoples likes, and they can be around the car scene without hating on other cars. Not like unfortunately i just Find out here...
Looks to me like they were talking about "La La Ray" - not about you.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:44 PM
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So im just curious to know what you think about this cars
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:52 PM
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The black on...maybe. The rest look "riced out".
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:45 AM
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:58 AM
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:27 AM
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Everyone has their own tastes, thats life. Like what you like and stick to it. Personally I'm not a fan of slammed E39's, or overly colorful rims, and different color parts that make it look like a junkyard project.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:36 PM
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Your headlights shipped a day or so ago.
permission to use some of the older photos on our FB page/customer car's pages?
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:02 PM
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Your headlights shipped a day or so ago.
permission to use some of the older photos on our FB page/customer car's pages?
yea tracking say's they should be here Tuesday sooo cant wait and yea go ahead

But um Soo today went out and got a new battery


Then i got so tired of looking at all those "AFE" logos under my hood...Plus that joined intake is ugly so i decided to put these back in







and now


This thing....


Why anybody would spend 600 dollars on some "intakes" that DONT do sh** is beyond me... but hey.... :dunno. but i gotta idea for the silver afe cover's so yall see what will happen to them in a week or so maybe.. :devillook


But here was me putting on the spacers...



Then i started taking miscellaneous pictures lol






(cluster for sale)


Cupholder delete



Hard to tell what the spacers even did cause of the car being so high






And while im having a dirty photoshoot i hear this guy pull up



So then he joins in



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Old 01-31-2013, 12:12 PM
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For those who say its fine at stock height... Your CRAZY lol


and his dirty thing


But he keeps the outside clean


His car.... and how LOUD it is



but where were we... o yea i even got this coolant thing cleaned good


So atleast under the hood and the interior is spotless ill get to the outside maybe tues lol


Didnt get to this lil guy today

Ill take it off tomorrow with a blow dryer i guess ?


o and if anybody is curious to why my friends bumper is F***ed up and not painted...lol Well see.... There was some guy with a honda and uh...




Sad day.. lol
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great buy bro, good luck with the buy.... i'm wondering how this is gonna turn out,,, and yeah def needs a drop looks like a 4x4 lol not to hate or nothing it's my thoughts and how i'm used to see my car "Low"
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:37 PM
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Thanks yall 2, but damn its dry in here lol.. I Guess ill keep updating this since all i gotta do is copy and paste it from bimmerforums but here the update.


Alright yall ive had the car about 2 n 1/2 weeks now.. So let me say Its DEFINITIVELY faster then my 540...I did a lot of pulls with my boy with his M5 and mine seemed to pull harder than his, i actually won a couple times (by inches lol) but for both car's to be stock he drove mine and even he said mine is faster so :alright. But yea the car pulls hard in 1st-3rd but 4th-6th are pretty boring.. well of course 5th and 6th would be but yea... After a lot of highway driving dropping from 6th to 4th to take off WOT isnt really exciting...anymore :shifty maybe i should start dropping to 3rd :dunno but hopefully when i put these SS headers in it will make everything more exciting... im actually gonna to go up to BMW tomorrow to see how much this whole Dinan 3.45 diff swap will be.. if the install is under or around 600 ill do it asap. So with the headers and the 3.45 i think i can live with this M5 for a lonnnnnng time, well at least till i save up for that RK supercharger :rolleyes but dont expect that anytime soon in the thread... Ima realistic person lol

Now for the Picture updates



Did the Trim.


Rode around like this for a day :shifty


All painted now :stickoutt




Then the next day i Got my umnitza v4 headlights



Now they looked great untill i saw how this lil white box just freely flys around the inside of the headlight, So i just taped that in place and was good to go





Got everything all tucked away all neately... anddddd Looks good as oem Right :stickoutt



and while i was F***ing around with these headlights ups pulls up with these :evil2



Sooo the next day decided to put them TSWs things on craigslist and put the OEM wheels on








Swear this car looked like it was about to just spring off the ground :shifty


oooo and by the way on top of my car being 8ft high i had ran into a lil problem that made taking off 1 wheel 30 mins :mad



but anyway I tried to get a shot of these bright *ss halos but my droid cant even really catch them on camera




Nexy day, its time to get these coil overs in and my eibach sway bar


andddddd NOW :alright







Compare
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Ima go lower in the back, but im really anxious to see what itll look like when i get some 19s on it. But ay any Slammed M5 guys here rubbing in the rear? Im confused to what the hell im actually rubbing on, cause if you stick ya fingers up under the inside of the fender there's NOTHING there... so what is rubbing? and if there's no inside fender to roll.... How do i stop rubbing in the rear? :shifty

and Still gotta get these out of my living room and into the car :rolleyes hopefully within the next two weeks...



and here's just a random pic i took today leaving the tire shop,


I really hate the red brakes
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:43 PM
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looks really good. Makes me want to get those umnitza headlights, as i screwed something up on my OEM ones and now one of the AE's is dimmer than the other
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:28 PM
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Ray let the coilovers settle before you decide to go lower in the rear. You dont want to drop the rear more and once they settle the front is higher than the rear. Wait 1k miles.

I installed bilsteins pss on my e39 and 500miles later its considerably lower than when installed.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:49 AM
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Sorry guys i stopped updating this thread... its just so dry over here.... but if ya wanna keep up here's the thread on Bimmerforums http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...-(Build-Thread)
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:34 PM
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Woow those V4 headlights look great
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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I had been stopped updating this thread because of how dry it is on this website (much more exciting on Bimmerforums) but im bored right now so ehh












Start up



Hanging with the big guys now i guess :stickoutt



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