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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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Did you say West Coast Customs style?? Ewwww.... They follow the bolt as much **** on as possible and give it a candy paint job" dont forget, more Tv screens then seatbelts and more fill the trunk with more useless crap to weigh the car down. Show cars suck. barf..
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I have a 1999 540iA and have been trying to figure out what manufacturer makes the best and most reliable water pumps? Also which impeller is better to have, metal or composite? What is the opinions on Zionsville Radiators? Any advice will be greatly appreciated..I am getting prepared to put a newer engine and transmission in my 540i and just want to have the best and most reliable parts i can use.

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Sorry guys! I'm very new to the whole forum thing and made a simple mistake! I was not trying to HI-JACK this thread. Stop being so critical!

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Did some heavy thinking last night. Funny I watched pimp my ride this morning lol we only have a couple cars like that but they dont even look that dumb. Only thing thats like a tv is the deck in the front. Its a flip out. Going to install the subs. Clean box none of that crazy colored crap. I think the quality of the paint job and style will be nice its not going to be super crazy. It shouldnt be. Its a BMW. Thanks for bringing me back down to earth everyone.
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Anyone know where I can get a cold air intake for my V6 BMW? Whats your take on neon underbody lights? anyone have a group buy on double decker spoilers?
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Anyone know where I can get a cold air intake for my V6 BMW? Whats your take on neon underbody lights? anyone have a group buy on double decker spoilers?
Its a straight 6 engine. Its alright though I thought the same thing at one point. I just realized you're being facetious.
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i guess it'll be cool to see...but i've never really liked lambo doors on sedans.. good luck.. post pics
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i guess it'll be cool to see...but i've never really liked lambo doors on sedans.. good luck.. post pics
I found Pictures of it







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No thats not my damn car that one looks ridiculous. I promise pics to everyone. First is engine work because my wiring for system hasnt come in yet. Whatever i finish first ill post up. But Its going to be in the shop for about a week starting monday or tuesday. Cant wait guys pretty excited. Gona be smooth. I wasnt huge on the m tech bumper but its growing on me.
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Did some heavy thinking last night. Funny I watched pimp my ride this morning lol we only have a couple cars like that but they dont even look that dumb. Only thing thats like a tv is the deck in the front. Its a flip out. Going to install the subs. Clean box none of that crazy colored crap. I think the quality of the paint job and style will be nice its not going to be super crazy. It shouldnt be. Its a BMW. Thanks for bringing me back down to earth everyone.
All good, by all means it’s your vehicle, do as you wish! but I am not gonna lie, with all these back & forth posts and the way this project was described, this is what popped to mind…


creme de la creme

In all seriousness though, post the updates and prove everyone wrong, including me...

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Trololololol...

Lambo doors? Two-tone?
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Don't worry about the people on here. they give everyone a hard time. I don't care what the car looks like, if you have a turbo 540 ur better than everyone on here. Even if it has a 4 ft tall wing.

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Bingo dude. Adjustable boost. Good sound and nice paint. I promise you all ill keep it looking nice i wont ruin it. But the biggest excitement is the boost for me.
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Don't worry about the people on here. they give everyone a hard time. I don't care what the car looks like, if you have a turbo 540 ur better than everyone on here. Even if it has a 4 ft tall wing.

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Dont think it matters what you have done to your car, if thats what you use as a guage of accomplishment in life. well.. yea good luck with that. Your not better then anyone else not matter what you bolted to your car.
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i'm absolutely loving this thread!

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that car has too much done to it... im usually not one to put down the artist eye or expression of another but that takes away from BMW mystique... too much..
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Dont think it matters what you have done to your car, if thats what you use as a guage of accomplishment in life. well.. yea good luck with that. Your not better then anyone else not matter what you bolted to your car.
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Sorry to tell you, but most people on this board are a bit conservative with their E39's in regards to cosmetics. But you will find tasty mods under the hood or in the drive train of many.

The car is worth what you think its worth and what someone is willing to pay for it. In the end how much they identify with it and how badly do they want it.

If you had your other cars done and you had a market and demand for them in the circles you move. Then your best choice is to ask those people.

I have spent close to the value of my car when the car was only three years old to do lots of stealthy changes and maintenance.

I don't expect to get any of that money back, so they will have bury me with it.

Good luck with your build, if you think Lambo doors are the thing to do. By all means.
Agree. Great points.

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There are 2 kinds of crowds. The ones that like custom cosmetics and all that, and the ones who want the power. Im considering selling my car, but id like to make money on it. In another thread i was talking about the turbo project. Turbo, engine rebuild, and exhaust from a very good friend of mine for 6500. Instead of going crazy with cosmetics just repainting my black car a darker black with more clear so its very shiny and keep it sporty. Do you think i can sell the car around 16-17k? Its in almost perfect condition. And after all the engine work it will be a blast to drive and wont need much maintenance for a long time. Thank you for your inputs. Other opinions?
I think you probably have more insight into the custom car market than a lot of the people here so you are probably going to be a better judge of how much people pay in those circles. But from a BMW enthusiast perspective I don't think its worth 16-17k. You are not putting out crazy HP numbers, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but there are super chargers and LSX swaps that are going to the competing in the HP range you are in. Also you don't have the other go fast bits to go along with your turbo. If it had a manual transmission, BBK, LSD, and suspension upgrades then I think you might generate more enthusiast interest. And as others have said the lambo doors, speakers, tv and paint prob won't add as much value to an enthusiast. And while a turbo is cool in the sense that not as many people go that route that could also be a hindrance for resale to an enthusiast, because there are more unknowns for the new buyer. There is not a name brand (ESS, VF) or maybe even a familiar setup so maintenance, tuning, longevity issues with the turbo and engine overall could be a challenge, unless the buyers has a very good mechanic/tuner or they are one them self.

Sounds like as you said you may be able to find that one right buyer, but it may take you a while.
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