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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 09-08-2012, 08:54 PM
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:15 PM
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I wish I took these with my Nikon.... Iphone will have to do for now.

Next time I get to do these shots, I'll take off the front plate!
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Old 09-09-2012, 10:49 AM
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Too bad your wheels aren't anthracite. That would be a cool color contrast. Could do badges and chrome pieces in the same color too. Looks good the way it is though.
Thanks! I just like mine simple and clean.

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:03 AM
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Here's my e39
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:08 AM
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It's a 540i 6speed sport
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:41 AM
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Here's my e39
Looks sick except for the side-swept exhaust imo. Have you ever gotten in any trouble for having that front euro plate? Also what sort of smoked lens do you have?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:53 AM
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Just picked this up for a roadtrip vehicle, stock as stock can be. 2003 525i wagon. What mods do you guys recomend?
Maintenance, Suspension, update ECU and tranny software.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:03 AM
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@dinanbimmer The fronts are depo smoked lenses

The rears are hella smoked lenses

Nope not at all I'm lucky I guess

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Old 09-12-2012, 01:06 PM
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what software do i need to do this and where do i get it?


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Maintenance, Suspension, update ECU and tranny software.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:29 PM
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My First Post

Hope my signature pic shows as well.
Still trying to figure this out.
Love my 540i !
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2002 540i/A Topaz blue, bone stock.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:46 PM
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Signature fixed?

Sorry, new at this. Trying again.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:05 PM
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:43 AM
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mine...



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Old 09-13-2012, 01:47 AM
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:04 AM
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mine...



Do you have spacers fitted to that beast?
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:08 AM
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Do you have spacers fitted to that beast?
Yup. Im running 20mm H&Rs fronts... 15mm rears. Still need to roll my fenders though im having alot of rubbing issues with the rears and they're already at -2.2 camber.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:59 AM
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a few from the other day

just got this one, my first. a few pics
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:04 PM
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slam that thing.

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just got this one, my first. a few pics
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:52 PM
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just got this one, my first. a few pics
BEAUTIFUL color! I sold my E39 528it 5spd back in April. FUN cars, but unexpected medical bills had to be paid!
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:25 PM
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Yup. Im running 20mm H&Rs fronts... 15mm rears. Still need to roll my fenders though im having alot of rubbing issues with the rears and they're already at -2.2 camber.
Nice, i need to get spacers asap.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:01 AM
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Nice, i need to get spacers asap.
I'd like to sell my extra 15mm set of 2 if you're interested. I'm looking to go a bit wider in the rears as I'm fitting new tires on the style 32s (one blew last night). Let me know if you would be interested. They are the black ECS Tuning spacers and I can include extended bolts.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:40 PM
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My 2003 540 M Sport

Just took off the eyelids the previous owner installed. Hitting 200K this week!
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:49 PM
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Just took off the eyelids the previous owner installed. Hitting 200K this week!
Sick wheels dude! That is on clean lookin e39.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:05 PM
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:21 PM
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