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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 05-10-2011, 06:42 AM
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:09 AM
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Old 05-10-2011, 04:08 PM
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Stevie.....Nothing like a super clean 540......NICE....
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:10 PM
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Here she is.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:28 PM
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:46 PM
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:32 AM
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:50 AM
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:41 PM
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my 00 528ia sport cosmos black


Very nice, how much did those mudflaps run you?
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:24 PM
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Right now its sitting on jackstands with no brakes and is missing its thrust arms.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:28 PM
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:36 PM
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They came with the car and I love them really helps out when it snows and rains and thank you.

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Old 05-11-2011, 08:47 PM
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Had quite the eventful day. I got turned on to Plasti Dip Spray. Realizing that it was easier to get my hands on than vinyl i had to venture ahead and give my around window chrome delete a try. 4 hours later I am quite satisfied.

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I got a little carried away
"I got a little carried away" Thats funny did you just straight spray it on?
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:08 PM
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ya i am looking to try doing my rims with the stuff so i wanted to test it out on some unprepaired surfaces to see how it held. It was great kept it for a week and tore it right off a few days ago with no damage to the paint. I was impressed
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:36 PM
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my 00 528ia sport cosmos black


Now your just trying to show off man lol Super clean e39. Probably the cleanest one i've seen, apart from mine of course
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:34 PM
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1998 528i Royal Rot Red - 20x10.5's and 20x9.5's

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Old 05-15-2011, 11:32 PM
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:08 PM
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1998 528i Royal Rot Red - 20x10.5's and 20x9.5's

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Nice, Is that just on sport suspension? I think I may lean more towards 19's due to the family.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:50 PM
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Damn those 20's are sexy! BTW 19's don't exactly give a silky smooth ride either LOL. I think 18" was the sweet spot though I don't plan to get rid of my 19's anytime soon.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:44 PM
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:51 PM
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Damn those 20's are sexy! BTW 19's don't exactly give a silky smooth ride either LOL. I think 18" was the sweet spot though I don't plan to get rid of my 19's anytime soon.
Im sure the 19's wont deliver superior ride quality but Im just affraid of rubbing the rears with 4 people in the car , its a rare occasion but I can sacrifice the ride for the looks. I do agree with you, those 20's are sexy.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:01 AM
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instead of going the m5 front, i decided to stick to prefacelift with all the chrome trimming delete. i didnt like the front impact strip with the license plate. i rather like the gominigo license plate relocator...took the plate frame off my truck.but i think i will remove it and just put a tinted plate cover.
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:16 AM
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:22 AM
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