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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 09-30-2012, 02:52 PM
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Mein Auto: 97 Jeep Wrangler Sport
E39/34 LSx turbo swap

Well this is the official start of my build that i have wanted to do for years now. The plan is to create a child friendly monster that can be tame but when unleashed is a beast.

Currently i am selling or trading my 97 jeep wrangler project that has been completed and tried and tested many times. Thats for sale btw 6k takes it or looking for trades to kickstart this new one.

E34/39 6 spd
5.3 lsx/T56 swap
Single turbo
Looking to achieve around 600 rwhp

Those are my goals as of right now but always changing... I will keep updating as it progresses.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:59 PM
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Very ambitious project. All it takes is a LOT of work and a dufflebag full of Benjamins....
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:17 PM
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very true, doing it on a budget. its gonna be a crawl walk run type project.

Step 1- source good DD 540i for now, engine to rebuild and proper size turbo

Step 2- swap engine in stock form to get running

Step 3- turbo, tune, bliss

I gotta find a good TIG welder...
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