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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 04-22-2014, 03:50 PM
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Location: KC
Join Date: Mar 2014
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Mein Auto: 2000 528i 9/99
Brake Parts Arrived Today

Here are my first impressions:
1- Rotors- Brembo OE replacement- Holy crap! heavy, highly rated. They're Brembo, of course they are awesome.
2- Akebono Euro Ceramic- GG rated ( I thought they were FF, but printed on the pad is GG). I'll take it although I'll probably never get them that hot.
3- URO front pad wear sensor- looks good, it has a job. As long as the annoying pad wear light goes off, it works.

That is all

CCV Delete- So happy about it too
Street Edge Coil Overs
M5 Rear Sway Bar
Hankook Ventus V2 225/55/16
Akebono Euro Front Pads- Awesome
Brembo OE Replacement Rotors- Makes my heart flutter
Stereo Fully Upgraded- Focal, CDT, Soundstream, Kicker
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:58 PM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
The friction information may be useful for this thread:
- What friction grade (e.g., EE, FF, EF, etc.) is recommended for BMW E39 brake pads (1) (2)

And, the URO information might be useful here:
- What brand is the OEM original equipment manufacturer for your BMW parts (1) & what parts & supplies are best to buy OEM, OES, or OE (1)

Please read the suggested threads, where the best always add value to those threads, either by pictures or by descriptions, so the next person with the same problem stands on your shoulders.
See also: E39 Bestlinks & How to easily find what you need

Last edited by bluebee; 04-22-2014 at 10:47 PM.
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