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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 07-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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Finished the project - m5 front/rear bumper conversion - with the install of Magnaflow 14816 muffler. I also like how it sounds - deep mellow is the right term. Makes me a bit noticeable in the traffic though but on the way home I was deliberately staying in the lower gear)... Here are some pics:
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:18 PM
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132,xxx miles and still solid ...
I like your ride as well. I love BMW and Audi wagons.


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Old 07-08-2013, 05:19 PM
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Gasp Mitek!!!

We call them "Tourings"
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:39 PM
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Gasp Mitek!!!

We call them "Tourings"
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Lol man!)) That is my Russian heritage talking.. They are all wagons in Russia.


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Old 07-09-2013, 09:33 AM
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One from a meet yesterday.


Houston BMW Club by Neil1138, on Flickr
Car looks super clean!

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Shots from the last auto-cross (car is filthy... ):
You need to take care of your headlights bro!


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Old 07-09-2013, 10:35 AM
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You need to take care of your headlights bro!
Hey P...!
I haven't heard from you in a while...!

Yep, my stock headlights are trashed...

I have had these OEM Hella Xenon headlights in my garage forever...
I was just accumulating the remaining OEM ballast brackets in order to put them all together...


Recently, I have been having problems with my suspension...
The rear has been bouncing through the auto-cross course, and the handling has become a bit unpredictable...
I am not sure if I need new dampers, or new springs...
I might need your advice...

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Old 07-09-2013, 01:54 PM
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I replaced my headlight lens with euro clear ones and added umnitza Orion halos


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Old 07-10-2013, 06:14 AM
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:15 AM
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I want to introduce you my bimmer - 2000 year 530d, 186ps diesel, automatic.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:37 PM
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Took a couple quick pictures in the early morning air... Needed a bath, but couldn't help snapping a few.









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Old 07-10-2013, 05:51 PM
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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.
Nice car!! the color is Kalahari beige, i have the same color on my 02 530i.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:43 PM
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:10 PM
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:04 PM
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:18 PM
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Beautiful! been on the hunt for one of those for quite some time now, manual, i6, facelift, unmolested, black on black, and under 120k miles (pre-facelift & other color interior combo would work if needed) but are so damn hard to find very very nice!
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:45 AM
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:51 PM
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:03 AM
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Joined the fam back in feb

Oh yea got her for 3300 with 2 12' punch subs and 190k still running strong just need to get coils

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:09 AM
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Those wheels make your car look way harder... more aggressive than the others

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:14 AM
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:29 PM
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Nice, I see you went for the headlight delete mod.
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Nice, I see you went for the headlight delete mod.
yeaaaaa figured it was one of the most cost effective hp improving mods out there soo just had to bite the bullet lol
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