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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 03-28-2013, 12:59 AM
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:22 AM
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Hahah I was hoping I could find an alpine e39 with a 5spd, but had to act quick when this deal popped up lol. Still playing around with the possible themes
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:56 AM
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:31 AM
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:10 AM
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:10 AM
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:50 AM
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still learning how to use my slr camera :/
Looks like your doing pretty well to me. wish my 540 was pretty enough to photo :-)
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:49 AM
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:05 AM
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:15 AM
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:35 AM
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:00 AM
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:33 AM
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i need to take some more/better pics!
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:31 PM
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:59 PM
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:29 AM
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still learning how to use my slr camera :/
Come to pavilions this weekend, lots of e39s from M5board and AZBMWCREW will be there. Plus you can practice your camera , I need proper photos
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:55 PM
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Come to pavilions this weekend, lots of e39s from M5board and AZBMWCREW will be there. Plus you can practice your camera , I need proper photos

Hmmm, I just may... wouldn't be til around probably 5 or so
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:32 PM
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Hmmm, I just may... wouldn't be til around probably 5 or so
Nah, we all meet there usually ~630-7. PMd you my digits & details
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:30 AM
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just picked this up few weeks ago, '03 540i loaded with nav. Already started with few small mods.

Is one of your mods changing the interior trim, or did you buy it with a silver on left/wood on the right setup?
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:03 AM
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Good catch, im thinking of doing a vinyl overlay... Thats the sample one to see if i like it... Decided to do go with 3m di-noc cf wrap..
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:35 AM
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