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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 01-07-2010, 10:17 AM
thissen84 thissen84 is offline
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1997 540i bumper questions

okay, well here it gos. i have a 97 540i that i bought a fiberglass M5 kit for a while back but never put on. now everybodys telling me there a hassle to put on and nobody wants to get involved. now i have no clue what to do. anybody with any suggestions please let me know, thanks.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:00 PM
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use the search function or just sell it to me
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:01 PM
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wow really? it takes but a few minutes. There are a bunch of DIYs out there.

Basically you need to remove the wheels, wheel liners, stock bumper vent things (gets access to bumper bolts) remove oem bumper and reverse. I havnt done it in a few months so I may have forgotten a step but it is doable with a socket set and a few wrenches.

Good luck
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