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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 05-01-2013, 06:45 PM
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:02 PM
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:06 PM
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:55 PM
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:09 AM
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thanks. ya i have the mtech bumpers. they look sooooo good!
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:03 PM
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I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH EVERYONE'S POST HERE IN THIS FORUM, I WANT TO SHOW OFF MY 2003 540I TO ALL!! BELOW IS A LIST OF ALL THE WORK DONE SO FAR:

spark plugs=100 autozone.com
springpads up/dn+lft/rt(w/ bump stops)=55 pelicanparts.com (pd 4/8)
tranny filter kit(filter,ring,gasket)=50 pelicanparts.com (pd 4/8)
tranny drain plug/magnx=40 bavauto.com (pd 4/8)
struts lft/rt;kyb=215 ******************.com (pd 4/8)

total = 460 /done 4/17
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Front Upper Control Arm Bushing (Thrust Rod)=95 (powerflex.com) == rcvd 2/26
Front Lower Control Arm Bushing (Track Rod)=95
Front Anti Roll Bar Bushing - 25mm=75
Front Anti Roll Bar Mounting - 25mm=75
Rear Roll Bar Mounting Bushing - 14mm=60

total = 400 /done 3/11

-----(surprisingly, all arms and rods are in great shape -- lucky me????)

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motor mounts:
Left/Right Side (rockauto.com) == rcvd 2/26

total = 150 /done 3/11

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headlights (xenon)
*lowbeam HID+D2s (6k)=350 xenonlights.com == will call p/u 2/27
*angeleyes led rings(7k)+tools=100 bmwled.com == rcvd 2/26
*hibeam wht Halogen=100 autozone.com == paid 2/26
*fogs ylw lens=100 bavarian.com == paid 2/26

total = 650 /done 3/11

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headlight adjusters, aluminum (eacauto.com) == rcvd 2/26

total = 250 /done 3/11

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alarm service, bmw dealer only

total = 750 /done 2/26

-----(splurged on a pair of cool M5 leather drive gloves and fleece warmer jacket - nice!!)

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Louis (ACE mechanic) at C and L Intl - complete servicex2 (Oils/fluids;leaks;belts;hoses;rubbers;labor+service)

total = 1200

-----(THIS may seem high, but believe it or not the dealer wanted 3700!!!)

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Tires:
2- 235/40zr18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S=600 (allentires.com) == paid 2/23
2- 265/35zr18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S=600

total = 1200 /done 2/23

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RADIO UPGRADE+INSTALL

JVC Cameleon head unit+accessories;Bluetooth(380)+install=560
amp repair no.1=150
Kenwood 5chan.amp+rockford speakers(+subwfrs)+install=1330

total = 2040 /done 5/2

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water pump=120 oembimmerparts.com == rcvd 4/13
thermostat=80 oembimmerparts.com == rcvd 4/13
engine Shield splash=180 bmrparts.com == recvd 4/15
labor(--louis[ACE mechanic]--)=240

total = 620 /done 4/17

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springpads up/dn+lft/rt(w/ bump stops)=55 pelicanparts.com == rcvd 4/21
shocks lft/rt;blistein=245 ******************.com == rcvd 4/24
labor(--louis[ACE mechanic]--)=220

total = 520 /done 4/27

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brakes pads ft/bk=50 autozone.com == paid 4/21
rotors ft/anti-corr=150 pelicanparts.com == rcvd 4/21
disc bk/anti-corr=100 pelicanparts.com == rcvd 4/21
labor(--vampire[backyard mechanic]--)=140

total = 440 /done 4/28

----- (I paid for back pads only, the front pads(65) I bought earlier with limited lifetime)

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460+400+150+650+250+750+1200+1200+2040+620+520+440

************* GRAND TOTAL == 8680 ********************


I STILL HAVE TO GET THE ENGINE CLEANED AND REPAINT THE VALVE COVERS ALSO, I AM STILL LOOKING FOR A GOOD BODY SHOP FOR ALL THE LITTLE PAINT SPOTS/CHIPS AND THE LITTLE BITTY DINGS REMOVAL, AND TO REPLACE AND PAINT MY M-TECH FRONT BUMPER (i caught a curb - doh!!) SO MY HUNT IS NOT OVER BUT I WILL SHOW OFF MY BEAUTY WHEN IT IS COMPLETED!! HEY FOR NOW, HERE IS A PICTURE OF THE INSTALL OF THE NEW STEREO SYSTEM -- WHEW!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:04 AM
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:07 PM
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:07 PM
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:21 PM
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Re: Show off your E39 post pics!!!

What springs did you use???

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Old 05-07-2013, 09:08 PM
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:19 PM
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Re: Show off your E39 post pics!!!

How much did they run you

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Old 05-07-2013, 10:44 PM
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How much did they run you

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They are usually around 1k shipped, but i got mine a little cheaper through a local dealer. I believe Circuit Motorsports is a vendor on this forum. Hit them up to see if they can hook you up. Make sure you get the rear extenders if you do.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:40 PM
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:31 PM
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Lowered her a lil bit over the weekend..

Nice height and great wheels. Did you need to roll the guards at all?
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:47 PM
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I just had my rear bumper installed few weeks ago and there were couple rippling gaps underneath the taillight area. Installed the front bumper gasket 51-11-8-191-149 and it straightened it out and made it less noticeable. I kinda see it in your pic but not sure.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:55 AM
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Got my bonnet and roof painted due to sun damage. Very happy with the results
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:50 PM
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:43 PM
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:29 PM
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:56 AM
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^wtf.... get ur sh*t straightened out lol.
+1... your car looks pitiful with that blue bumper. Lol

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