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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 12-05-2009, 12:54 PM
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2009-2010 Winter E39 Picture Thead!

It is that time of the year that we all can start showing off our winter pics!

I just mounted my winter wheels yesterday on new to me 17" BMW Style 81 rims on Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25's. We are getting some light snow for the first time today

The winter rims I always wanted - I like the modern BMW look of the flower petals!





My winter wheels I used the last two years (18" Style 42 reps - painted gunmetal)
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:34 PM
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I like how they look with pre-facelift lights, grills, etc. I'm not a huge fan of the front spoiler, but to each his own.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:45 PM
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Not a flake in the sky here.
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Old 12-05-2009, 04:33 PM
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re:2009-2010 Winter E39 Picture Thead!

this is were mine goes for the winter.....w/a battery tender (black wire in photo)

and the other beast comes out
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:47 AM
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Not a flake in the sky here.
That's surprising! It hasn't really gotten that cold until this weekend when we did see some snow for the first time.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:55 AM
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Snow's in the forecast, like it has been for the last week... I can't wait. Last three years I've gone up north (Haileybury, ON) to my girlfriend's school... she's done now so I'm not going up and I'm missing the snowy drive...
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:45 AM
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we got our first dusting that has seemed to stick here last night. Will have to scout out a place for pics soon.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:08 PM
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Just put Blizzaks on the old 540i-Sport last weekend. Got all four (brand new) for $400 from a BMW dealer in the Chicago area. Gotta loves Blizzaks!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:11 PM
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bump for more pics!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:38 PM
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I'll be posting pictures soon..just as soon as it snows where I am. Can't wait to drive my car when I get back homeee
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:26 PM
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Hope everyone in the North East is ready for this weekend's snow storm!
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:30 PM
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forecast is for 12 inches of powdah!
pics to follow tomorrow or sunday. No "E39 Hibernation" here!!
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:22 PM
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Resurrecting the thread,
Freshly installed Konis and H&Rs, had to throw the snows on the next day .
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:39 PM
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A lot of snow came down the past couple of days so my E39 wasn't going anywhere with the summer tires that are almost slicks. Fortunatly my dad's E61 has proper tires so I had to take that to work every day (oh how sad)

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:44 PM
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Hey guys, whats all that white stuff?
Winter in Australia
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:29 PM
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:39 PM
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:49 AM
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Garage full?
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:20 AM
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Once-a-decade storm left me in the driveway.
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Garage full?
Yes. My wife's Odyssey on the right (and we need to keep one lane open for our boys to slide down the driveway on the snow/ice) and all the other crap/toys on the left.

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:23 AM
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Here's a few of my '02 525iT with my '09 328i in the background and even a few distant shots of my '98 volvo V70R which my brother just picked up and is driving to CA.











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Old 12-30-2009, 01:30 PM
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Here's a few of my '02 525iT with my '09 328i in the background and even a few distant shots of my '98 volvo V70R which my brother just picked up and is driving to CA.











Nice colors on the cars! V70R is a cool ride. How is Indianapolis? I lived there for 3 years (left 1 1/2 years ago).



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Old 12-30-2009, 07:19 PM
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Up until the 28th, it was clear around here. Then it snowed, but only an inch. I want more!

There's a picture of my car after I drove in the slushy mess that's the usual conditions around here but it's distressing.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:32 PM
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Sorta bad pics via iPhone, but was actually not much better in reality. These are of the Ben Franklin to Jersey...It was very bleak, reminded me of The Shining.
WENDY!!!
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