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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:30 PM
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First performance things to get done to my 530i

Just got a 2004 Bmw 530i with 40k miles on it
Was wondering what everyone would say to get done first ?
Preferably performance add-ons but minor exterior add-ons are good aswell
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:01 PM
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Unfortunately there is not much to be had out of the M54. Being a 5 series you probably don't want to do Exhaust mods(headers,) which is where you will pick the most up. Intake/tune will get you maybe 5whp. Not owning a five series I can't really comment on suspension mods. If you want a sporty look inside consider wrapping your trim pieces in 3M carbonfiber wrap looks great!

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:14 AM
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There is a supercharger from ESS for the E46 that can be modified to fit the E60.
Because you have the M54 hopes are there. N52 owners have nothing. Here's a
video with results. Note the 530i DESPERATELY needs an exhaust. It's like trying
to blow through a straw. Based on the runs it looks like it will easily pull on the stock
335 with the exhaust upgrade. Good Luck.

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:01 PM
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There is a supercharger from ESS for the E46 that can be modified to fit the E60.
Because you have the M54 hopes are there. N52 owners have nothing. Here's a
video with results. Note the 530i DESPERATELY needs an exhaust. It's like trying
to blow through a straw. Based on the runs it looks like it will easily pull on the stock
335 with the exhaust upgrade. Good Luck.
What exhaust would you reccomend?
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:51 PM
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What exhaust would you reccomend?
RPi exhaust, because I haven't heard any bad reviews from them.
Their site:
http://www.raceprecision.com/2009/in...id=51&Itemid=2
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:33 AM
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I second that.. the RPI exhaust gives you a good sounds, there is a slight HP gain (not quite as much as a supercharger of course)
but the growl of that exhaust is just pure awesomeness

http://www.bimmerzone.com/BMW_Perfor...RPI-EG109.html

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