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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 05-27-2011, 10:44 AM
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VF Supercharger kit group buy - Aiming for $3k

Hi gents,

Over the bimmerforums E39 section we have been planning a gb for assorted VF SC kits (M52, M52TU, M54, M62). Right now they are somewhat discounted at $5k, but we already contacted Tom @ VF and he agreed to lower the price more if enough people is interested. We're aiming for $3k, but the final figure is still not known.

We've about 10 guys confirmed and ready to buy (if the 3k goal is met), and we're also trying to give a heads-up to E38 owners and around local forums.

If anyone here is interested please post your username, car model, engine and transmission type (also if you have an Euro-spec such car as me, or a RHD car: OZ, UK). We will join both lists to be sent to VF afterwards.

Please only submit your name if you're serious about this and if you have $3k ready to be spent. Nobody is taking any money for the deal, everything is being dealt directly with VF. Don't be afraid to post if you can't shell out more than $3k. Personally, if they can't lower the kit enough, I'm out, so...

1) crdiscoverer: 1997 528i/5, M52, Euro.
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To the ones thinking about ESS. Yes, their design is slightly better, but they currently aren't offering kits for M52 and M62 engines. (just M52TU and M54) Since we're trying to gather as many people as we can, we're leaving ESS out of this. Also, VF has a precedent of selling their kits for $3k, ESS not. So, please no ESS mentioning here.


I don't know if the rules allow cross-linking between forums so I will refrain from doing it. If anybody wants to check the Bf.c E39 section, you're more than welcome.

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Old 05-27-2011, 11:13 AM
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How many people at the minimum do they need?
And ESS is not "slightly" it is much...
But for 1/2 price......
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:22 AM
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Not word about how many people yet. We're trying to send a list of around 20 or more, real, confirmed sales. The more, the merrier.

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Old 05-27-2011, 02:09 PM
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:37 PM
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There are already +10 on 'another' board! I know the fest can round up some people!
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:32 AM
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yea i want it.... but i dont have the money @ 3k US dollars its still going to cost me
20k Trinidad Dollars
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:29 AM
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yea i want it.... but i dont have the money @ 3k US dollars its still going to cost me
20k Trinidad Dollars

$3k US is 1 and a half million colones, so...
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$3k US is 1 and a half million colones, so...
but i still cant afford it . the 20k trinidad is as good as 20K US to me
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:57 AM
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Bump.

This is the list at Bf.c so far, come on guys! I know we can get a good bunch of people over here too!

1) Chigga , 1999 540i
2) frnkwhte, 2001 540/6
3) crdiscoverer, 1997 528i/5 i6
4) supra94tt, 2000 540i
5) supra94tt, 2001 540i
6) supra94tt, 2002 540i
7) ozx5, 1997 540i (RHD)
8) ozx5, 1997 540i (RHD)
9) "zman95 540i6", 2001 BMW 525i i6
10) kingsly, 1997 540i6
11) sjbdeebo2, 1998 540i6
12) OJwerks, 2001 540iA
13) jagerhund, 2003 530i i6
14) SEVEN40iL, 2000 740iL
15) tavo80816, 2001 740i
16) champaign777, 2003 530i $3k is a MAX i6
17) filler, 2003 540i6
18) E38740, 2001 740i
19) nighttowl, 2000 540i6
20) i495 bandit, 1997 740il
21) KarlC, 2000 740i Sport
22) BIGGLEE, 2001 740i
23) zakario, 2003 540i6
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:33 AM
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Lol. You all better have pictures when this is all said and done
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I may be interested in an M62 kit, when do you want to submit the list to them?
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:40 PM
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God Damn you pregnant wife!!!!!!!

Lol. You all better have pictures when this is all said and done
That's a little harsh, man, u should be taking it out on ur "best friend" not ur wife haha
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I'M definitely in. 99 540i auto
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Count me in 2-- 99 540i auto--i have a plastic water cooler full of quarters waiting on u

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Old 06-02-2011, 10:23 AM
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:07 AM
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any more info on the group buy i want to start rolling quarters
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:22 PM
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is this with install? in more number and more info...98 528i
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:25 PM
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Old 06-04-2011, 05:17 PM
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i wish i could afford this...would one need to upgrade the engines internals to accomidate for the SC? and how hard is the DIY? im guessing youd need some specialty tools too huh...
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:19 PM
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:48 AM
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My 528 would do real good with a S/C but im 3k short
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:47 PM
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Ok, just got fresh info about the GB. The price for I6 is finalized but for the V8's is still in the air. E36 3 series and M3/ E46 3 series/ Z3 2.3-3.2M (I6 kits) - Retail: $4500, Group buy: $3150; prices excludes shipping and return ECU for re-flash (All automatic E46 330 customers are subject to an extra $225).
Please pm Chigga or me so I can forward your email to him-if you're serious about this deal. I think there are 10 people who already paid VF.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:07 PM
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Edit: Once Chigga gets your email he will send you a form that you fill out and fax over to VF. If you need his email please contact me--supra94tt@gmail.com and I will send it to you. All the payments go directly to VF, no middle man.
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