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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 07-21-2006, 08:26 PM
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Touring Roof Spoiler

Anyone ever seen one of these installed?

http://tinyurl.com/nmvpg

I'd like to see some pictures if anyone has some.
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:52 PM
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I have the rear roof spoiler on my Touring - bought it from the dealer, had them paint it and install it. It is cosmetic and does nothing for the car.

BTW, the eBay seller's info that this has something to do with Motorsports (///M) is incorrect.






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Old 07-21-2006, 11:11 PM
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I have the rear roof spoiler on my Touring - bought it from the dealer, had them paint it and install it. It is cosmetic and does nothing for the car.

BTW, the eBay seller's info that this has something to do with Motorsports (///M) is incorrect.
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Thanks Patrick
Do you have a picture of the whole side of the car, I'd like to see the overall effect.

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Old 07-21-2006, 11:22 PM
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Thanks Patrick
Do you have a picture of the whole side of the car, I'd like to see the overall effect.

Randy
Actually, I don't, but I will take one later today and post it in this thread.

Here is a bit better rear shot of it (don't mind the road grime on the car):




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Old 07-22-2006, 09:09 AM
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I always wondered how a roof spoiler would look on the touring.

Hey Randy how are you doing, how is the heat in Glendale.... and the traffic around your area, it seems to be getting bad now.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:16 AM
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Darn. I never got the side shot (car was in the garage all day).

I will do it tomorrow!


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Old 07-24-2006, 06:49 AM
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I always wondered how a roof spoiler would look on the touring.

Hey Randy how are you doing, how is the heat in Glendale.... and the traffic around your area, it seems to be getting bad now.
Hi Raff
Sorry you missed Crystal Cove...It was impressive - Tons of cars and people. We'll be doing it again soon!

The heat and humidity have been unbearable, it was 111 in my backyard Saturday, yesterday was not as bad, but we spent the day at the Long Beach Aquarium - family was in from DC.
Yes and traffic does seems to be worse this summer than ever before, maybe it's time to move......
How's the new business going?
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:52 AM
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Your car looks great when it's clean!! Thanks for the pictures.
I am now considering the wing! Did you install it yourself? If so, was it difficult?

Randy

P.S. Where in Finland do you live?
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:55 AM
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WHATTTTTTTTTT??????
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Hey Touring Friends,

Wheel Power (wheelpower.com) in Huntington Beach has the ACS roof spoiler add on.

Looks pretty cool to me.



The rear hatch is open but you can see it from the front view in this pic:


I waiting for Jack to bite on this one.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:27 AM
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Patrick
Your car looks great when it's clean!! Thanks for the pictures.
I am now considering the wing! Did you install it yourself? If so, was it difficult?

Randy

P.S. Where in Finland do you live?
The original thread about my roof spoiler install from ages ago can be found here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46389

It really isn't any big deal, like I said, just a cosmetic thing. However, it is something left to a body shop and better yet, to the service department of your nearby dealer. Yes, that makes it expensive.

My Touring is rarely clean, right now it just happens to be, because I hadn't driven it for 8 weeks before those pics were taken.

However, I am thinking about a road trip soon ... I just have to figure out where I would drive to.

And I live in Turku, Finland, on the southwest coast of the country.


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Aloha fellow touring nuts! I've been trying to find out the difference in size,price and overall looks between the OEM roof spoiler and the ACS roof spoiler. Anyone got any feedback? I'd love to get my hands on one ASAP once my decision has been made. BTW do we have a date set for wagonfest2?

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Yes, I do like it... I was referring to the unavoidable punishment Patrick was gonna send my way
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The original thread about my roof spoiler install from ages ago can be found here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46389

It really isn't any big deal, like I said, just a cosmetic thing. However, it is something left to a body shop and better yet, to the service department of your nearby dealer. Yes, that makes it expensive.

My Touring is rarely clean, right now it just happens to be, because I hadn't driven it for 8 weeks before those pics were taken.

However, I am thinking about a road trip soon ... I just have to figure out where I would drive to.

And I live in Turku, Finland, on the southwest coast of the country.


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Seeing as how you have a REAL Euro Touring (Sport Wagon actually, I need to start refering to them as such) Do your rear turn signals (clear lens amber bulb) flash independently from the rest of the rear lights? The USA spec wagons have all red rear lens's and the top and bottom are all conected - brakes, turn signals, etc. The whole light flashes for turns, or lights up for brakes. I asked Dr Tyrone this question and he doesn't think there is a different harness for Euro vs USA spec wagons, at least nothing listed. I think they should be seperate and when I do euro rear lenseson my car I want them to light up correctly.

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I still haven't had the chance to really look into those lights, but I believe any difference would have to be in the actual taillight units themselves, not in the wiring. I'll try and compare them both next time the two versions are in my hands. Probably a couple weeks
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I still haven't had the chance to really look into those lights, but I believe any difference would have to be in the actual taillight units themselves, not in the wiring. I'll try and compare them both next time the two versions are in my hands. Probably a couple weeks
Great, let me know what you find out.

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randy, i just purchased the oem spoiler from crevier$235.00
I'll post pix after i get it back from getting painted and installed. You missed a great turnout at todays carbon canyon meet. pm me if you have any questions

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Here is a bit better rear shot of it (don't mind the road grime on the car):




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I always wondered how a roof spoiler would look on a grime covered touring, thanks to patrick I have a
much better idea of what it looks like now jk

Looks pretty good on the touring IMO, I'd do it if I had a touring. SoCalE39 had one in his trunk and was
deciding if he should put it on his sedan. I personally wouldn't but I don't hate it or anything, just looks
better on the touring. Should have been standard on the sport tourings.

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alright people.

i guess i totally missed most of this thread. i SAW thaichi808's painted, but uninstalled oem roof spoiler.

i'm in trouble.

my excuse is just to wait for him to have it installed.

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Seeing as how you have a REAL Euro Touring (Sport Wagon actually, I need to start refering to them as such) Do your rear turn signals (clear lens amber bulb) flash independently from the rest of the rear lights? The USA spec wagons have all red rear lens's and the top and bottom are all conected - brakes, turn signals, etc. The whole light flashes for turns, or lights up for brakes. I asked Dr Tyrone this question and he doesn't think there is a different harness for Euro vs USA spec wagons, at least nothing listed. I think they should be seperate and when I do euro rear lenseson my car I want them to light up correctly.

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Sorry that I am late to the show!

My turn signals flash independently. I had no idea that there was even a difference between European and North American 5 series Tourings in this way.


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patrick,

if you ever have too much time on your hands, we'd love to see a pic of the wires inside! (not that I would know what to do with them. )

aside from that very tasteful roof spoiler you have - i think i might opt for that 520i badge too!!!

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