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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 04-11-2013, 09:36 PM
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I'm following your upgrades every step of the way. I recently bought a 2003 530i and plan to make upgrades in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:46 PM
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I'm following your upgrades every step of the way. I recently bought a 2003 530i and plan to make upgrades in the near future. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks man, I am not rich so this is not a fast build. I also have these, like the sound of the intake. Been having some shaking on the freeway, went to have my wheels balance and found out I need a tire.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:09 AM
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VERY NICE!!! Love the color.... and the fact that the previous owner cared enough about the car to hang on to the manual and leather case. Looks clean too.... mind if I ask the ballpark range of what she set ya back???

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Old 04-12-2013, 03:35 AM
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Thanks, It has some body damage, stay has a clean title. Pick her up for $3500. Yep it's very clean and was taken care off, I think I might be the second owner.
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:09 PM
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Rear bumper done, drop the exhaust off my 528i today, should have it on by Monday.
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:20 PM
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Install my exhaust today, did not know the exhaust set up on the 525i was different.

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:56 PM
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:08 PM
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:50 AM
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My 02 525i sport build thread

Are those the Koni yellows with the adjustable perch?


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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 AM
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:05 AM
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:22 AM
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Is been a min, having done much. Just black out trims. Sad, wasn't able to get her painted for Saturday, stay going.

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Old 06-11-2013, 11:22 PM
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Having posted, cause I haven't done much in awhile. Funds are low, no more Ot at work . But I have been busy try to get this out of my garage and hopefully get some $ in my pocket.
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Also found my coolant leak I been chasing.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:04 PM
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:11 PM
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Maybe someone here can help me. I just put OEM/sacks sport struts all around my suspention feels so good now. but the ride hight went up prob half an inch all around because my old struts were completely dead and these were brand new. so anyways OP has bilstein with H&R if I did Sacks with H&Rs would I have the same ride high as him or be very close or will it still be much higher than his, because I love his stance and I think its perfect.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:31 PM
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:20 AM
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Are those the 7k or 10k LEDs? I have the 7ks. They look much better than the OEM yellow bulbs.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:39 AM
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:41 PM
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This is what my 3" Obx after resonator sounds like. Going to delete resonator in 2 weeks.



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Old 07-03-2013, 09:02 PM
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Sounds good! Exhaust is my next mod. I miss my loud truck.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:23 PM
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just a matter of personal opinion but I would put some 10 mil spacers in in all around to get a slightly more agressive look
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:24 PM
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either way I love the car. wish mine was that color
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:33 PM
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