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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 05-22-2013, 03:04 PM
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On my way to creating my favorite machine. Any suggestion?
What rims are those?
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Old 05-22-2013, 09:43 PM
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They are Stern wheels. ST-1 Beast. 18x8.5 (front) 245/40, 18x9.5 (rear) 275/35


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Old 05-23-2013, 06:05 AM
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Man, I love this car! All pretty much stock at this point, but I've only had the vehicle for a little over a week. I'd def like to make some changes and spruce it up a bit. I wanna lower it, add the M5 F and R bumpers, and possible some Euro side skirts, add some tint, and last but not least change to better looking wheels/tires. Anyone know what stock color this vehicle is? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:34 AM
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Man, I love this car! All pretty much stock at this point, but I've only had the vehicle for a little over a week. I'd def like to make some changes and spruce it up a bit. I wanna lower it, add the M5 F and R bumpers, and possible some Euro side skirts, add some tint, and last but not least change to better looking wheels/tires. Anyone know what stock color this vehicle is? Thanks in advance.
The first thing I would do is tint your windows. Makes a huge difference in the car's appearance.

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Old 05-23-2013, 07:17 AM
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:22 AM
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:18 AM
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Man, I love this car! All pretty much stock at this point, but I've only had the vehicle for a little over a week. I'd def like to make some changes and spruce it up a bit. I wanna lower it, add the M5 F and R bumpers, and possible some Euro side skirts, add some tint, and last but not least change to better looking wheels/tires. Anyone know what stock color this vehicle is? Thanks in advance.
Really hard to tell in the shade. Looks gold?
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:38 AM
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It will say what the color is on the passenger side inside of the hood I believe. Looks to me to be Sterling Grey.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:55 AM
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Anyone know what stock color this vehicle is? Thanks in advance.
Use a vin decoder like this one:
http://bmwvindecoder.net/vincheck

It should tell you the exact color. There's also a spot under the hood that has the name of the color.

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Old 05-24-2013, 05:47 PM
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Anyone have any recommendations on what to do about the coating on the mirrors peeling? The body shop must have used a pressure washer when they detailed it because there's more metal showing than before.

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Old 05-24-2013, 07:17 PM
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:35 PM
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:59 PM
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Loon, what color is that, Blue grey????? Those rims look great as does your car. Very nice. So why maria singer? I am sure there is a story.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:48 PM
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The story goes, first week of owning the car I wasn't paying the best attention and shot across a 4 lane Houston street with cars coming both directions people honking etc etc, but she just zoomed right across without hesitation... just reminded me of the street scene when she crossed the road after selling the jeans she stole from the laundry mat. I've always said the cars will name themselves.. and although not the best driving moment on my part, it is what is.. so Marla Singer was born =D
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Ok so here's mine. Lets see, Dinan stage 4 software, Stage 3 slush box software, Dinan Trottle body, Cold Air, Dinan Exhaust, (Dinan Tips got damaged in a muffler drop & drag, Had to change tips), Dinan lowering spring, Koni sport shocks, Dice Pod Controller,. Headlight upgrade in the works, just a bit lost with the brands & the quality, The headlights are great on this car, self leveling and all that good stuff don't wanna mess with good to put ?
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:50 PM
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Something that was on the Touring that we left on because we love them!!
Need to modify them abit.....need more "girls" and eliminate a "boy".

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Ok so here's mine. Lets see, Dinan stage 4 software, Stage 3 slush box software, Dinan Trottle body, Cold Air, Dinan Exhaust, (Dinan Tips got damaged in a muffler drop & drag, Had to change tips), Dinan lowering spring, Koni sport shocks, Dice Pod Controller,. Headlight upgrade in the works, just a bit lost with the brands & the quality, The headlights are great on this car, self leveling and all that good stuff don't wanna mess with good to put ?
What wheels are those?

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Those look like refinished style 42s. They look awesome.
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Rondell Style 42 with a refinished polished lip. It's a bitch to up keep smh don't know what I was thinking.
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Rondell Style 42 with a refinished polished lip. It's a bitch to up keep smh don't know what I was thinking.
Those look exactly like my Beyerns. I got mine used, and there's some chips in the polished lip on the back wheels. I was thinking about refinishing them, but now you've said that, I've changed my mind. Lol

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Every 3 or 4 washes you gotta break out the mothers polish smh. Thinking bout power coating them gloss black.
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