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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 11-16-2007, 07:35 PM
HPF Chris HPF Chris is offline
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Thumbs up HorsepowerFreaks E39 M5 Twin Turbo Buildup Begins

We are now starting the buildup for our twin turbo E39 M5. Our goal is to have the car completed and running by the end of April and to take people for rides at Bimmerfest 2008 in Santa Barbara in early May.

This M5 will be twin turbo'd and will run our engine management system. It will also utilize a front mount intercooler and will have both pump gas and race fuel maps with a keyed switch similar to our M3 turbo kits. We will also be building a stage 2 "methanol" kit for it as well. The M5 engine is roughly 40% larger than the E46 M3 at 4.94L, and we expect the HPF "Stage 1" M5 kit to exceed the power generated by the HPF "Stage 1" M3 kit.

We're really excited to take this next step and feel the M5 will be an amazing car to drive with such a large displacement, 4 VANOS cams, and our turbo system. What a great 4-door grocery getter.

Our goal is to have these M5 turbo systems ready for sale by next Summer. If anyone is interested in getting on our email list for the M5 twin turbo systems, please send an email to david@horsepowerfreaks.com.

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Old 11-17-2007, 12:21 PM
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Best of luck.

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Old 11-18-2007, 01:53 PM
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HOLY CRAP!
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:23 PM
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Best of luck.

Steve
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Thanks Steve...

I'll keep you posted.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:17 PM
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Well any updates? It's been a while....
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:47 PM
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we are most likely NOT going to do this car. We've wasted a ton of money on R&D already, but I just don't think there are enough customers for a product like this at a price point we can sell it at.

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Old 03-16-2009, 06:03 PM
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we are most likely NOT going to do this car. We've wasted a ton of money on R&D already, but I just don't think there are enough customers for a product like this at a price point we can sell it at.

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I wouldn't be so sure about that. Waiting to see the final product. To by an E39 M5 and do an engine rebuild with twin turbos would be a great deal.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:34 PM
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damn...back to the drawing board! = )
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:35 PM
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I really wish someone would take this on...I think there would be quite a number of people who would be interested in purchasing.
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:36 AM
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yo! and after this?
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