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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 11-11-2013, 08:14 AM
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Mud Flaps

Hello all, just wondering what people's thoughts were on mud flaps for an e39. Also, do they have to be the OEM mud flaps or should i get different ones? Also, if anyone has pictures of e39's with mud flaps please post in the thread so i get an idea of what it'll look like. Thank you. My car is posted below if that helps on whether or not mud flaps are acceptable
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:35 AM
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1 have 2 E39 one with Splash Guard Mud Flaps and another one w/o them and both have full size spacers

In the end of the day i prefer car with mud flaps and the reason is simple ,- i am tired of cleaning car w/o mud flaps especially rear bumpers !
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:40 AM
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:59 PM
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Hello all, just wondering what people's thoughts were on mud flaps for an e39. Also, do they have to be the OEM mud flaps or should i get different ones? Also, if anyone has pictures of e39's with mud flaps please post in the thread so i get an idea of what it'll look like. Thank you. My car is posted below if that helps on whether or not mud flaps are acceptable
#1 is front E39 mud flaps...#2 is rear e39 mud flaps:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=82&fg=44&hl=2


M Wong of Bimmerboard had BMW E39 mud flaps on his 03 M-sport:







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Old 11-11-2013, 03:14 PM
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this is what i have on my car

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Old 07-02-2015, 12:59 PM
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I'm going to unilaterally declare this the canonical thread for mud flaps, based on this question and response today...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Can you guyz please post a photo if you have OEM mudflaps in your E39?
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I'm willing to buy OEM mudflaps for my car but I'm slightly worried about how it might look in mine once fitted. I have '03 Sterling Grey 525i Sedan with stock bumpers. Can you guyz post some of the pics of your cars if they have OEM mudflaps on? I would really appreciate it. Stock bumpers with Sterling Grey color is much preferred but others are also totally fine.
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Type the following phrase into a google search box...and select to search for images: mwong bmw e39 mud flaps

M Wong was the 1st BMW forum member (Bimmerboard ) that I saw pics of the oe BMW mud flaps installed on his e38 & e39.
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Try here
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Running the obligatory E39-only title-only search for "mud flaps", I find:
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#1 is front E39 mud flaps...#2 is rear e39 mud flaps:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...=82&fg=44&hl=2


M Wong of Bimmerboard had BMW E39 mud flaps on his 03 M-sport:







Here's the keyword-rich reference I just added to the bestlinks:
- How to find more information about M-sport kit mudflaps and OEM mud flaps on the E39 (1)
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:16 PM
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:20 PM
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I have some if you want to buy them. I didn't like the look of them personally. PM if interested.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:31 PM
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I have some if you want to buy them. I didn't like the look of them personally. PM if interested.
I don't know if that original poster will even look here, so, you might want to ask that over in the thread that prompted this...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Can you guyz please post a photo if you have OEM mudflaps in your E39?

EDIT: Added the mudflaps from the subsequent post below so that it stays with the thread.
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:25 PM
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Hello all, just wondering what people's thoughts were on mud flaps for an e39. Also, do they have to be the OEM mud flaps or should i get different ones? Also, if anyone has pictures of e39's with mud flaps please post in the thread so i get an idea of what it'll look like. Thank you. My car is posted below if that helps on whether or not mud flaps are acceptable

In your picture, by chance is that an umnitza m5 bumper?

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Is there any difference in parts if you have the wagon?
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Is there any difference in parts if you have the wagon?
I honestly don't remember but the answer is less than a minute to find out by just going to realoem.com or bmwfans.info & pullup the diagram for the mudflaps. If you use the last 7 digits of your VIN it's quicker(by about 5 seconds)...or just ake selections for you model, body type, location, etc.

Since your info says you've been here since 2011...I'm assuming neither of these sites should be an issue to navigate for you. I'm sure looking up parts or needing a diagram for instructions on disassembly or reassembly has been needed within the last 4 years...if not, you've been really lucky.
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I don't know if that original poster will even look here, so, you might want to ask that over in the thread that prompted this...
> E39 (1997 - 2003) > Can you guyz please post a photo if you have OEM mudflaps in your E39?

EDIT: Added the mudflaps from the subsequent post below so that it stays with the thread.
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I have some if you want to buy them. I didn't like the look of them personally. PM if interested.
you have oem flaps?>
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Is there any difference in parts if you have the wagon?
AFAIK no difference for the wagon.
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