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Old 03-27-2003, 02:10 PM
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Question E39 Wagon

Do any E39 wagons come w/ manual tranny. I really like the look of these wagons, and I would love to find a 540IT manual.

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Old 03-27-2003, 02:11 PM
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The 528iT and 525iT can be had with a 5-spd manual.

The 540iT is automatic only.
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Re: E39 Wagon

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Do any E39 wagons come w/ manual tranny. I really like the look of these wagons, and I would love to find a 540IT manual.
Brett Anderson at Koala Motorsport can turn a 540iT into a 540iT 6-speed. He's also converted Rob Levinson's E38 750iL into a 6-speed as well as my friend Drew Zacharda's E34 530iT into a 540iT 6-speed.
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We did once retail a 528iT with a 5-speed manual gearbox;
there are a few of those around.

Thanks for the info Dave!
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Old 03-31-2003, 08:56 AM
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We did once retail a 528iT with a 5-speed manual gearbox;
there are a few of those around.
Put an ESS supercharger on one of those and you're all set!
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Old 03-31-2003, 10:47 AM
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ESS??? They suck...major air!

So it appears that the 530iA I did with the ESS S/C has turned out for the better. We should be seeing a dyno soon.

Jon, I think Jerry (KK) is bring his ESS 530iA to Bimmerfest so you can see our work first hand.

Chris
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Old 03-31-2003, 10:51 AM
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ESS??? They suck...major air!

So it appears that the 530iA I did with the ESS S/C has turned out for the better. We should be seeing a dyno soon.

Jon, I think Jerry (KK) is bring his ESS 530iA to Bimmerfest so you can see our work first hand.

Chris

Oh man, I was afraid of that...


My 328Ci has been feeling a bit anemic lately...
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Old 03-31-2003, 11:00 AM
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Oh man, I was afraid of that...

My 328Ci has been feeling a bit anemic lately...
Uh oh!! If you want one...I'll be happy to install it...no charge for my buddy Jon!!!

Of course, you could go the "beewang route" and just get a faster car but where's the fun in that??

I know a good dealer you could talk to....

Chris
 

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