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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 11-23-2012, 08:00 PM
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Yeah probably on the exspensive side for a transmission.

I was lookin through some bmw LS swaps and I didnt see anyone using any auto transmissions.. Any special reason or Just Manual lovers? I love a 6 speed but sometimes an auto is much nicer as a daily driver.

I'm going to do the swap for sure,I'm so excited to get started but my finances need to be in order so maybe three weeks from now I'll start stock piling the Parts needed for the swap.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:33 PM
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There are at least two people with auto transmission in their swaps. For me the 6 spd manual trans was a must have.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:49 PM
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OK so everything will work except TC and the cluster needs to be reprogrammed. What about BMW nav and aircon and cruise control etc?
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:48 AM
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I wouldnt believe that the The Nav unit is from the back of the car and a seperate unit and Im pretty sure that the cruise has its own controled by the bmw ecu and speed sensors so I would think that it would be untampered with.

I love manual transmissions but my last two E39's were 6 spd and I couldnt stop spinning just on a straight shot, but felt more control on the cloverleafs.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:42 PM
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OK so everything will work except TC and the cluster needs to be reprogrammed. What about BMW nav and aircon and cruise control etc?
Cruise control on post 9.98 cars will not work. Cruise will work on the older cars (pre 9.98) that used a separate cruise control module.
A/C will work however, you either have to make a separate switch to turn it on or like one member did, use a reed relay that is connected to the stock BMW A/C switch.
Nav will work
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:25 PM
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Is there enough room to fit a twin screw on top?

And I'm not sure if you know or not but how much work is it to convert an automatic to the T56 behind the LS?
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:16 PM
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A twin screw will fit. (see member Rao's build thread over at bimmerforums)
My car was an auto to begin with. you just have to add a clutch pedal, clutch master, and code the cluster from auto to manual. Spend some time over at the engine conversion section of bimmerforums. All the info needed to do the swap can be found there.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:06 AM
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Yeah I dont get alot of internet time....

i'll research it.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:30 AM
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*****zo... Your car looks bad ass.......

What stroker are you going with?
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:14 AM
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just a 7L stroker
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:49 AM
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HAHA so modest what are you expecting to put out on the dyno?
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:05 PM
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setups similar to what I'm building put out about 610hp/580tq at the flywheel. I expect ~480-500# at the wheels with good daily driveability.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:31 PM
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Nice! Thats going to be an interesting ride
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:47 PM
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Budget stroker = $5 tug job?
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:46 PM
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HAHA No budget stroker......LS!

$5 tug job is high dollar BTW
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:47 AM
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I just wish a twin screw blower would sit on top of the M62, that would be epic and simpler. Centrifugal units suck PERIOD! Twin screws are beasts, instant boost and a flat curve which is an oxymoron What would it take?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:41 PM
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Ya that would be nice but doo.er or later your going to have to k-9nock the compression down if anything over 8-9psi and that's not cheap either
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