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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 03-21-2013, 10:28 PM
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My 02 525i sport build thread

So a lot off you guys know I crashed my 97 about 2 weeks ago. RIP. Well here we go again, got myself a 02 525I sport. It needs some work, but I guess that's the best part. On the weekend I will clean her up and take some pics.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:00 PM
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:07 PM
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:32 AM
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Welcome back! Once an e39 driver, always an e39 driver!
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:18 AM
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Congrats. You can swap some parts over from the old ones.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:21 AM
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Congrats. You can swap some parts over from the old ones.
Thanks guy, and yes I am. Just having had the time.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:15 PM
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Wash it today, need to take better pic. I am selling the wheels and rear bumper, anyone interested let me know.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:28 PM
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:02 PM
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Man i love those wheels, but they will cost an arm and a leg plus a few fingers to ship them. Nice ride and love the color.
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Man i love those wheels, but they will cost an arm and a leg plus a few fingers to ship them. Nice ride and love the color.
Thanks man, where are you? May be we could work something out.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:47 PM
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Got the wheels off, next are the springs. Been too lazy lately, lol.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:37 PM
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I also got this in today.
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:11 PM
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Did my front end yesterday, hoping to do the rear today.
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Didn't make it to the rear suspension today, but I did ok. Replace radiator, did an oil change and a tune up.

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Got these already, should be on by tomorrow.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:39 PM
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Welcome back and nice car!

Just noticed the coil packs are the older version. Thought BMW changed to the new coil after 2000. Guess I thought wrong.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:46 PM
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Welcome back and nice car!

Just noticed the coil packs are the older version. Thought BMW changed to the new coil after 2000. Guess I thought wrong.
Thanks, not sure on the coil packs.
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Finish my rear end today, love it. Rear bumper next.





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Which part # of HR springs did you get? The one with the "-2" at the end ?
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Which part # of HR springs did you get? The one with the "-2" at the end ?
Here you go part# 20742 HA
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:29 PM
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Been lazy and broke, install rear bumper should have it paint this weekend.
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