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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 03-08-2013, 07:07 AM
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put them in alreadyyy
Hey! I'm old and slow!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:48 AM
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Hey! I'm old and slow!!
Not that old but agree on the slow part
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:51 AM
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Gatta lose that mentality man. Drink a Redbull and get to work.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:36 AM
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Progress!! I opened the box!

how low do you plan on going?
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:22 PM
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Ok..Ok... no more excuses. Tommorow morning 1) Drop off the beater Honda Accord to have new tires installed 2) Change the oil on the Mrs. Albo's E90 and 3) Disassemble the front suspension. I've got to get Jose his stuff!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:50 PM
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:08 PM
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A few more things to add to the list of DIY's:





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Old 04-10-2013, 08:36 PM
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:32 PM
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omg beast power brackets!
+432hp
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:56 PM
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I know this thread can seem obnoxious, but it's my chronicle.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:53 PM
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Hard Motorsports Brake Backing Plates



FCarbon M54 Engine Covers:





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Old 04-11-2013, 08:39 PM
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Where do you find all this s#it? You must spend half your time shopping and the other half in the garage.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:44 PM
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Great work! your thread is an inspiration. Any help on finding M parallel replica wheels?
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:44 PM
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Great work! your thread is an inspiration. Any help on finding M parallel replica wheels?
eBay?

http://www.ebay.com/sch/sis.html?_nk...+E39+3+series+
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Where do you find all this s#it? You must spend half your time shopping and the other half in the garage.
Can't wait to post all this stuff actually on the car. Soon...very soon!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:29 AM
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:12 PM
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Awesome thread Albo. Interested in the SMD LED halos and how you are going to wire them. I had some wired directly to the parking lights, but they started to blow out one by one. Maybe I needed a resistor?
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where are the updatesssss
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:02 PM
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where are the updatesssss
This is the problem with having a beater car to drive and a failed torque converter seal that throws a Service Engine Soon light on the E39, thereby precluding you from passing California's lame and especially aggravating SMOG certification process.

I recieved my Stage 2 (Higher Stall Speed) Torque Converter from Revmax and am looking for a local shop to install it in the next week or so. Then I can smog this thang and wrap up everything else.

On the plus side...my Honda's running just fine.
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Albo, is your head unit a D5124U or D5124FU? Is your screen a 6.2" or 7"? Would you happen to know what the difference between the two units are?
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:03 AM
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Albo, is your head unit a D5124U or D5124FU? Is your screen a 6.2" or 7"? Would you happen to know what the difference between the two units are?
I had the 5124U, but sold that and bought the 5124FU. I'll be installing the new HU soon and will updated this thread. In my understanding, the major differences are the larger screen and upgraded OS.

I'd be remiss to not admit that I don't have any further "specs", but I enjoyed the first HU so I took a leap of faith on the second one. I'll post pics and video when I install the new one.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:21 PM
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Revmax Stage 2 Torque Converter opened up:



...and the specs:



I found a local shop to install the hard bits for about $500. Will be dropping off the car tomorrow.
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Hard Motorsports Brake Backing Plates


Interesting...
Do you have the BBK to go with those...?
Link to the backing plates:
http://www.hardmotorsport.com/Hard-M...39M5BBKBAK.htm






Thanks!
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:08 AM
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no manual swap??
Not yet.. that's going to wait for a while. In fact...it may wait for the point when I can do an LSX transplant.
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