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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 02-27-2013, 10:02 AM
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Thumbs down Grinding, WTH??

I'm waiting on my 2nd tire install today to finish up. The first time, they drove it out, handed me the keys, and I didn't get 5 ft before I stopped. Serious grinding left front.
How the hell did my wheel bearing sudden get destroyed on the rack! Did they stuff gravel under my brakepads?
No, after a brief interrogation, they realized my wheels are staggered; they put a 9" on front!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:26 AM
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What a bunch of morons. Probably best to stay away from that place.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:34 PM
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Well, unfortunately, out here in the sticks, Dinan ain't right around corner and you have to make do, Lol. Driving to LI NY tomorrow, wish me luck!
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