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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 01-17-2015, 06:51 AM
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Equip BMW e39 520d stock to M Optic

Hello friends!
I will post pictures from the first day when I bought my bmw...and the further course of furnishing my BMW
I apologize for my poor English language skills, but I hope that we will understand!

This is first day ... stock and clean in very good condition!



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Old 01-17-2015, 07:11 AM
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M Parallels





Grill in black and new fog lights.
Yellow light optic replaced with white optic with Bi-Xenon...


Trunk lip spoiler


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Old 01-17-2015, 07:53 AM
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Interior was fitted with mahogany battens.....



repaired dead pixels on board computer and instaled polished alu rings and Dynavin NAVY ( DVD )....













Replaced by "Cubic" batten



Later and steering wheel and shift lever....






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Old 01-17-2015, 08:08 AM
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BMW e39 Cosmos Black

I installed tinted glass and make remap in engine from 136HP to 170HP (Small power but it is OK)
Now...looks much better

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Old 01-17-2015, 08:17 AM
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BMW e39 Shadow Line

Black moldings around the windows..and now we have Shadow Line look!



Then I installed the blue spring


Now...is cool look
Not much lowered



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Old 01-17-2015, 09:06 AM
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Next...sundries

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Old 01-17-2015, 09:43 AM
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BMW e39 M Optic Shadow Line

In the meantime, I sold the M Parallel and bought Style 167, front bumper and smoked fog lights
Now I wait spring to set them up (Now on the car is winter tires set)


In the spring we will be the most beautiful in the city







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Old 01-17-2015, 10:21 AM
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BMW e39 M Optic Shadow Line

Looks awesome....







One ART picture


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Old 01-17-2015, 10:33 AM
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Nije ti losa ova dizelica.
Nice ride.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:41 AM
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BMW e39 M Optic Shadow Line

Several days ago I ricived rear M optic bumper ...it is painted (and instaled parking sensors )
We started with installation...



My friends on service .....great team



And my brother...





And we instaled exhaust









And now looking realy good....

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Old 01-17-2015, 11:09 AM
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@Sicko

@Sicko Hvala....uloženo je mnogo truda!
Ovo je bilo u kratkim crtama...
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Old 01-18-2015, 02:31 AM
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BMW e39 M Optic Shadow Line

Now...waiting for spring with winter set


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Old 01-22-2015, 10:07 AM
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Winter Look



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Old 01-24-2015, 01:45 PM
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Nice!
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:05 PM
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Done some great work on the car, paintwork looks so glossy! Beautiful job
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:49 PM
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Car looks great, but I can't understand why you have chosen 520d. I mean the engine is just miserable, I4 diesel with 134hp. It's the slowest e39. You have invested quite a bit of time and money on this thing, yet at the end of the day it's just a 520d.. I don't want to sound like dick, but car that looks this nice should have a nice engine like 530d/530i/540i.
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:09 AM
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Yes, but in our country (backovicm and mine), Serbia, the used 520d has higher price than 525d or 530d, and they sell more quickly. The petrol ones are the cheapest.
All that duo registration taxes, consumption (diesel-petrol)...

I drove 520d 136hp too, and after some time you get used to it :-). (but I returned to the petrol ones :-D )

The backovicm car looks stunning, with all mods on the right places. Nothing too flashy.

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Yes, but in our country (backovicm and mine), Serbia, the used 520d has higher price than 525d or 530d, and they sell more quickly. The petrol ones are the cheapest.
All that duo registration taxes, consumption (diesel-petrol)...

I drove 520d 136hp too, and after some time you get used to it :-). (but I returned to the petrol ones :-D )

The backovicm car looks stunning, with all mods on the right places. Nothing too flashy.
I still don't understand why anyone would prefer a 520d. Besides being down on power it uses the Bosch VP44 pump which is the most unreliable diesel pump that I know. Maybe people there don't know about the issuw with the Bosch VP44.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:27 AM
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Yeah..Sicko is right!
Unfortunately....in Serbia is a growing crisis.
But,I did remap and increased strength of 136 to 170 hp.
Not much but I am satisfied.Anyway ... I love my BMW so much!
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Old 02-07-2015, 01:23 AM
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Some new pics with winter tires !











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Old 02-07-2015, 06:24 AM
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Psst Your friends did a half arsed job on your front end, i see no lower fender liners installed, don't overlook small details, others are observant and could spot a fake M miles away

Other than that, not a bad job on the car overall, congrats.

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In the meantime, I sold the M Parallel and bought Style 167, front bumper and smoked fog lights
Now I wait spring to set them up (Now on the car is winter tires set)


In the spring we will be the most beautiful in the city






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Old 02-14-2015, 03:15 PM
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Summer set in February ...
I hope that the snow will not fall
BMW e39 520d 2001 170KS



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Old 02-15-2015, 08:21 AM
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:50 AM
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