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R44M BM last won the day on June 3

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    E39 M5, Golf R (MK7)

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  1. R44M BM

    Anyone bought a car abroad and driven home?

    Not long to go! looking forward to this one!
  2. R44M BM

    Bluetooth / ULF compatibility list?

    Hi, does anyone know which BMW ULF unit will work with a Samsung S8? I know V13 works fine but anyone had joy with earlier units? Could do with having bluetooth in my E39!!
  3. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Guys, you will be shocked to hear that Amazon had the pads priced up at a bargain price of £114.83 (P/N FCP997H) i have been hunting them down for months, they retail at around £200, some resellers have them at around £170 but when i saw them priced at £114.83 from amazon i snapped them up (prime delivery too!) they were the last ones in stock too! I know, very jammy!!
  4. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    James, thanks for the encouragement, They are defo 100% M5 shocks..working in the trade, i got my guy at Euro Car Parts to check stock. I ensured the OEM part number matched: 31312229612 x2 (front) Sachs PN 556834 33521091922 (rear) Sachs PN 170857 also pretty sure (not certain!) that M5 shocks are silver and aluminium compared to 540i etc which are black and heavier.. I agree, the ds2500 pads will make a massive difference as well as the rebuilt calipers. I need to shop for some SS lines. Hopefully removing the calipers this weekend!
  5. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Update: I have started to concentrate on the exterior / chassis I managed to secure the last remaining stock of the E39 M5 SACHS shock absorbers via EuroCarParts. These are OEM (M5 are silver painted shocks) and unbelievably lightweight! so much so that I had to open the boxes to make sure they had the shocks inside! they are made of aluminium. Also got ATE front/rear discs (OEM again) and Ferodo DS2500 pads. I have been wanting a M5 for 15 years or so - i have been planning the restoration in my head for years!! I know the E39 M5 ring taxi was totally OEM apart from ducting and aftermarket brake pads. If that setup was good enough for the ring taxi then I am sure it will be fine for me!! For anyone wondering why I did not go aftermarket (Bilstein Shocks / coilovers), the main reason is because so many E39 M5 owners regret changing from OEM to aftermarket as the car does not handle as good as OEM. Another point to consider is that the car is 15 years + old... replacing the suspension will be a night / day difference! I am removing the calipers and sending them away for a refurb (possibly painting them BMW Performance blue) and refurbishing the alloys in the original shadow chrome finish...
  6. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    The BM54 stage 2 is £149 and the DTV stage 2 (with OEM steering wheel control) is £299... but PM me if you are interested as I may be able to get trade discount
  7. R44M BM

    E39 M5 Prices

    I googled "Sweden M5board E39 M5" and changed the search date for 1 month... lol it will be a worthwhile trip I am sure, he has priced that up very fair!! When is the big day?
  8. R44M BM

    E39 M5 Prices

    Just seen the advert on M5board, she looks mint!! rare and a very fair price!!
  9. R44M BM

    E39 M5 Prices

    Sounds good dude!! Looking forward to pics and possibly a future Essex photo shoot!!
  10. R44M BM

    My M5 search

    Any pics of the car Rob? The suspension will certainly need a refresh and check brake lines for rust as well as the rear diff for any leaks. Congrats
  11. R44M BM

    E39 M5 Prices

    Is the car enthusiast owned? Amazing colour !! Big ends / vanos been done? Long way to go for a car but as long as it's been cherished I'm sure it will be well worth it !
  12. R44M BM

    E39 M5 Prices

    Good luck in your search mate . I'm local (depending where in Essex you are!) Feel free to PM me , had my M5 for 6 months and it seems they are harder to find by the day!!
  13. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Another minor update: I went to see Baris / CarPhonics over the weekend.. I went for the stage 2 BM54 and converted my analogue TV tuner to digital. The stage 2 BM54 is well worth doing! the sound difference is phenomenal! The freeview reception is spot on! only lost reception a few times during a 45 min drive. I have my M Audio Sub Woofers in transit from the states, I am hoping to amp them up as thats what everyone suggests on M5board...
  14. @d_a_n1979 car is looking very tidy! interior looks immaculate!! I am on the hunt for a pair of headlights too!
  15. R44M BM

    Carbon Black ///M5

    Hi James, if you contact Tony Chapman Detailing, he will give you a customised quote.. as he owed me a favour my price was discounted ... Just mention me and he will look after you (believe me!)