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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 03-11-2010, 05:58 PM
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weather so nice! first car wash !!!

the weather was so nice this afternoon in Alabama..just finish washing my wagon...in and out


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Bro that is sexy. I REALLY dig your trim. Is that stock or did you mod it? Clean Touring man. VERY clean!
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:44 PM
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Bro that is sexy. I REALLY dig your trim. Is that stock or did you mod it? Clean Touring man. VERY clean!

no they are not OEM. I did spray them by myself. not that hard at all..
I saw your signatures. you have Bilstien Sport + HR? how is the ride? I'm planing to upgrade my suspension. but not decide yet between Sport, HD, or Koni..
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:48 PM
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Cool. I just did mine in CF recently. Love it. H&R's with billy's is kinda harsh but the stance is perfect and the performance/handling is INSANE!
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:13 AM
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Old 03-12-2010, 07:51 AM
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:24 AM
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mm mm how did that leather get so clean? Secrets, tell them.
thanks, I used a hand soap mixed with water to clean. then I used my wife hair conditioner after that. I did like this every car I had. it's work and cheaper too !
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Sweet ride. Love the rims! Trim is awesome.

Uh yes, good weather, I've heard of that. This week has been awful... getting better though.
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Nice Touring. Clean and love the rims!

Took advantage of the weather today and cleaned my Touring up too.
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no they are not OEM. I did spray them by myself. not that hard at all..
I saw your signatures. you have Bilstien Sport + HR? how is the ride? I'm planing to upgrade my suspension. but not decide yet between Sport, HD, or Koni..
I have the Bilstein sport and H&R springs on my Touring. Left the rear air suspension alone and surprised that the rears adjusted (lower) somewhat to the lowered front while still having a subtle rake. (Originally I was going to take it to the dealer to have them adjust the rears.)
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Conditioner? Damn that's nice. I wonder if that'll work for some of the other synthetic trim in the interior? I've been trying to think of something that'll help "freshen" it up a bit but for the life of me I do no want to use amor all or anything similar.
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Conditioner? Damn that's nice. I wonder if that'll work for some of the other synthetic trim in the interior? I've been trying to think of something that'll help "freshen" it up a bit but for the life of me I do no want to use amor all or anything similar.
there are a lot of things that wont leave that armor all grease feeling
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Your car looks great! Where did you get your tpms? Is that the one you can get on Amazon?
Easy install?
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:31 PM
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Wow !!!another nice wagon

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Nice Touring. Clean and love the rims!

Took advantage of the weather today and cleaned my Touring up too.
Love the color !! I almost buy this color 3 years ago. very clean in and out......

I need a fron M-bumper like yours..
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:53 PM
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I have the Bilstein sport and H&R springs on my Touring. Left the rear air suspension alone and surprised that the rears adjusted (lower) somewhat to the lowered front while still having a subtle rake. (Originally I was going to take it to the dealer to have them adjust the rears.)
interesting ! I will change only front first and see what happen.


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Conditioner? Damn that's nice. I wonder if that'll work for some of the other synthetic trim in the interior? I've been trying to think of something that'll help "freshen" it up a bit but for the life of me I do no want to use amor all or anything similar.
yes, I used a hand soap with water for all interior, and conditioner just for a leather ...it really work for me and plus it smell a lot better ( smell like my wife )


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Your car looks great! Where did you get your tpms? Is that the one you can get on Amazon?
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yes, Amazon.com . It was easy. I did a hot wire to power TPMS display unit.

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check this out !
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I detailed both cars yesterday which made it rain last night and today but at least I was able to clean away the last remains of winter. Now if spring can just keep it's hold long enough I'll put my summer tires back on.
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Old 03-13-2010, 09:56 AM
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Looked into getting those or Monet Gothics. Guy online (someplace in Vegas) said that Monet went out of business and no longer available.
thanks for the info. how's the sound from your exhaust? still quite. I don't like very loud.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:57 AM
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Nice wagon! Mine i sjust like yours well... 540 and the same color.

No sport interior, I wish I had it, but I got my black interior.

I love the way the front bumper looks. I have been thinking about it and it really makes me think that I should do it on my wagon.
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It's rained up here for the past two days and still raining. Where in AL are you at? I still love the pic dacey1974
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