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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 06-05-2013, 10:52 AM
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Well, unfortunately, only one of my LED bulbs worked. The other one just strobed. I did mess with the one that works. They aren't color changing, I just had a filter over the bulb.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-05-2013, 07:24 PM
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:39 PM
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Just some pics from this years MFest.. 600 miles of 70+ cruising and a some 0-90s at the track, and she still purred,




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Old 06-05-2013, 07:45 PM
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Upgraded the 528i to a 540i motorsport. Few cosmetic things to be done and a bit of restorative maintenance then... More power!
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:47 PM
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Just some pics from this years MFest




Very nice. I saw you going going down the track !!
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:40 PM
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:43 PM
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:31 PM
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:48 AM
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The splitters look good on your car. Are they genuine ACS or aftermarket? I was considering them but some of the aftermarket ones around (that are available in New Zealand) didn't look that great. If you can recommend somewhere to get them I'd appreciate it, thanks. Also wondered which supercharger you had in your old 540i? I'm considering the VF kit with Vortech supercharger for my 540 and wanted to know if it's worth it (bear in mind that picking up a decent E39 M5 in New Zealand is still a lot more expensive than supercharging the M62tu). Thanks
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:54 AM
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'99 528is 5-Speed w/ 165k miles.



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Old 06-10-2013, 10:41 AM
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Oh by the way, that is not my Hyundai. Lol

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:36 PM
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'99 528is 5-Speed w/ 165k miles.



Nice! Glad to see another local.. Bring it out to cars n coffee next chance you get.
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The splitters look good on your car. Are they genuine ACS or aftermarket? I was considering them but some of the aftermarket ones around (that are available in New Zealand) didn't look that great. If you can recommend somewhere to get them I'd appreciate it, thanks. Also wondered which supercharger you had in your old 540i? I'm considering the VF kit with Vortech supercharger for my 540 and wanted to know if it's worth it (bear in mind that picking up a decent E39 M5 in New Zealand is still a lot more expensive than supercharging the M62tu). Thanks
You should be ok buying splitters acs or fake if your molding them on to the bumper. You might have to cut and shape em a bit but its worth it for the OEM look..







and as far as the VF the supercharger... Well it was quiet while driving.. little rattle at idle which you could only hear with the hood up... Really nothing negative for me to say on it... It was an ok experience i say go for it



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Old 06-12-2013, 07:16 AM
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:19 AM
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:29 AM
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I need that! How much were they?
I actually won these through a Facebook giveaway! You should have seen me jumping around the Verizon store when I found out I won. Normally, this kit is $550.

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Old 06-12-2013, 07:43 AM
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I actually won these through a Facebook giveaway! You should have seen me jumping around the Verizon store when I found out I won. Normally, this kit is $550.

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NO WAY. Lucky s.o.b..
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:45 AM
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NO WAY. Lucky s.o.b..
Yeah... I've never won anything before so this was pretty exciting.

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Old 06-12-2013, 04:34 PM
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:58 PM
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:20 PM
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318ti, interesting pics, haven't seen the rear OEM valance I suppose.
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:11 PM
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I don't think the title of this post be showing off your bimmer, I can't see your bimmer, may be it is not an 540i M sports that's why you don't wanna show clear day light pic as others did, also as you know ,no offense to anyone out there, if the e39 is not a silver, except e39 M5, I can't see it

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Old 06-12-2013, 08:27 PM
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and as far as the VF the supercharger... Well it was quiet while driving.. little rattle at idle which you could only hear with the hood up... Really nothing negative for me to say on it... It was an ok experience i say go for it
Thanks. How did the engine respond - any issues powering it up that much? Also, I'm interested in what else you needed to do to the car so it could cope with the extra power. Did you get a new brake kit or just upgrade pads and rotors? Did you require (or did the kit come with) high flow MAF and throttle body? Do you think standard headers and exhaust would be okay with the SC? Just trying to estimate the total cost of doing this.
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