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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 01-16-2015, 03:48 PM
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without the 18" style 5 it looks like another car
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:30 PM
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without the 18" style 5 it looks like another car
I know thats what everybody tells me. I cant wait for summer to get here.

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Old 01-16-2015, 04:37 PM
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I wish I still had my style 5s. I'll have a new one in probably 6 months, so it doesn't matter at this point.
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:49 PM
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The construction crew have been working around my neighborhood for over a month now, not sure what are they doing, but saw them dig a trench on the road, bury some pipes then back fill the trench, re-asphalt over. The problems are not only they blocks the roads here and there, but the re-asphalt job was done very poorly, lot of small rocks flying around when you driver through, and a lot of pot holes, making the road worse in winter.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:16 PM
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:27 PM
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Haha, my friend just sent this to me awhile ago lol. I think it's part of a clip from that youtube video with Clive Owen. Either way I like it lol. My new wallpaper lol.
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Old 01-17-2015, 05:57 AM
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Hard to clean!!! I had style 5's on my 2800CS and hated trying to get in all those corners!!

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Old 01-17-2015, 06:12 AM
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Even my style 29s are hard to clean. I've been using wheel protectant on them to try and minimize cleaning.

The road crews around here don't know how to use asphalt, either. For a pothole, they fill it with fine gravel. My tax dollars hard at work...
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:21 AM
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Hard to clean!!! I had style 5's on my 2800CS and hated trying to get in all those corners!!
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Even my style 29s are hard to clean. I've been using wheel protectant on them to try and minimize cleaning.

The road crews around here don't know how to use asphalt, either. For a pothole, they fill it with fine gravel. My tax dollars hard at work...
I think it's safe to say that any wheel that has more than 5 spokes is going to be a pain to clean. Hell, even my style 66 can be irritating at times too.

Which reminds me, I really need to get those those things refurbished when spring comes because damn they are looking bad
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:36 AM
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Hey, you could have 65s. Those get REALLY bad. I'd still love a set on my wagon.
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:24 AM
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Nothing gets as bad as style 5s or is more difficult to clean.

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Old 01-17-2015, 11:26 AM
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:59 PM
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I was able to keep my style 5s pretty clean. I just used my Armor All or Turtle Wax foam cleaner.
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:15 PM
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M Pars are pretty easy to clean!
BOOO LOL. I want M pars for my car, but they are expensive. Even used people are asking for rediculous money. And all you do see for cheap are the 7 series ones and they don't fit because of the hub.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:57 PM
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I bought 7 series and got them bored out. Its pretty cheap.
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Old 01-17-2015, 02:58 PM
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I take that back, they were E34 M pars, but they still needed to be bored out. Cost me $100 for the boring and $100 for straightening.
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I just got done grilling.. In the middle of January this is such odd weather we're having.
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:33 PM
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Just met up with Cabover1000 and narcasistice39
Good time. We got narcissistic 93 back on the road.

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Old 01-17-2015, 06:34 PM
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I tried to meet some festers, but those arrangments always fell through... I've always been weary of online meetings anyway but being a non native to the midwest I'm a lot more open to networking and trying find friends with simular interests not just my co workers..
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:23 PM
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Was it an oem part. Wish we could have drove around longer. But another friend was having issues with a u joint and needed my help. Looking forward to making my way out that way this summer.
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Hell this is the thread about nothing, so I'll ask this question.. How the hell do you make friends as an adult?? It was easy when school or common friend groups forced you together.. But now that I've moved. 2,500 miles away from all of my existing friends I've got no more network, I've got my fiance and her family.. But you know how that goes.. A person still needs friends out side of the family unit. And really its not been easy. For one its hard to find time away from the family. Two I don't generally approach strangers because I know I'm not the friendliest looking individual.. So it might be off putting to them.. I've got coworkers but no one I'd really hang out with after work... I think I may just need to move back to Oregon, but then that puts my fiance in my current situation... Hmm
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Just be a go getter. But it is a good question
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Was it an oem part. Wish we could have drove around longer. But another friend was having issues with a u joint and needed my help. Looking forward to making my way out that way this summer.
i Don't think so but it looked built well. when we went to get the part a, Honda civic raced us lol. yeah no problem. Sounds good!
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