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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 07-19-2013, 08:37 AM
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My 2003 530i after BCR Coilovers and new shoes! Hmmm...pic will not post.

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Old 07-19-2013, 03:42 PM
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:05 PM
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:06 PM
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:23 PM
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:56 PM
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Saw you post on bforums and your car even looks good on the tow truck coming down the mountain. Some spirited driving must have been taking place.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:04 PM
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Saw you post on bforums and your car even looks good on the tow truck coming down the mountain. Some spirited driving must have been taking place.
haha, it did look kind of cool sitting back there. i started on mines rd. in livermore, which turned into san antonio valley rd., then my expansion tank took a crap, then i limped down mt. hamilton rd. until the tow truck came. sucks but at least i have AAA Plus so instead of a 70 mile tow costing over 700 bucks it was free

edit: if you're not familiar with those roads, imagine 70 miles of awesome looking and fairly smooth twisty roads with lots of scenery and no cell phone service
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:56 PM
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:38 PM
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Old 07-21-2013, 04:52 PM
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:07 PM
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Very cool!

How about this? My 540 being made to look very ordinary next to a pal's '03 E46 M3 CSL with less than 20K miles on the clock. Boom!!



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Old 07-22-2013, 03:31 PM
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:23 PM
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Good looking e39, if u add the M body kit on this bimmer, u will get all the attention, lol
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:59 AM
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:27 AM
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:13 PM
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:26 PM
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:44 PM
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:40 AM
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65mm metal stickers

they look and fit great and so far none have fallen off. just slapped them over the black centercaps that were on there

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:42 AM
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Nice find! Looks good with the M-tech bumper! How many miles are on it?
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:20 AM
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:04 AM
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Nice find! Looks good with the M-tech bumper! How many miles are on it?
140000 miles. It was owned by a dodge master mechanic. Go figure.


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