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My E39 540i Touring - BX98177 - An ongoing project / build

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SPEC UPDATE.

 

Exterior :

 

E39 Sport Front & Rear Bumpers - Done using all genuine BMW parts,

Genuine BMW Rear Hatch Spoiler,

Genuine BMW E39 M5 Lower Mesh Grill For Front Bumper - Replaces the T-Bar as found on the Sport Bumpers,

Mstyle E39 M5 Style Mirrors,

New Moldings All Round,

BMW Motorsport International Side Badges - As found on the BMW E36 M3 GT & E36 M3 LTW,

Gloss Black Shadow Line Trim,

Gloss Black Roof Bars,

Matte Black Front Grills,

35W 6K HID Kit,

Smoked Front Fog Lights,

Smoked Side Repeaters,

Red / Smoked Full LED Rear Lights,

LED Number Plate Bulbs,

Phillips Silver Vision Bulbs Used All Round,

Rear Arches Rolled By Arch Enemy.

Tinted Windows All Round,

 

Interior :

 

BMW E38 7 Series Contour Front Seats,

BMW E65/66 7 Series Front Headrests,

BMW E39 M5 Doorcards,

BMW E39 M5 Center Console,

BMW E38 Illuminated Interior Door Handles,

BMW E38 Chrome Line Door Speaker Grills,

BMW E39 Facelift Steering Wheel & Airbag Retrimmed By Jack @ Royal Steering Wheels,

Hydro-Dipped Carbon Interior Trim,

Chrome Dial Surrounds,

BMW Rubber Floor Mats,

Factory Fitted Rear Door Blinds,

LED Interior Lighting,

 

Suspension :

 

BC Racing Coilovers - Front Only,

Polyurethane Bushes Fitted,

Rear Self Leveling Height Adjusted Via AutoLogic Software,

15mm Bimecc Engineering Front Spacers With Extended Wheel Bolts & Locking Nuts.

 

Wheels & Tyres :

 

BBS CK Air II,

Vredestein Ultrac Vorti,

F - 8.5J X 19 ET18 - 245/35/19

R - 10J  X 19 ET20 - 275/30/19

 

Engine :

 

AFE USA Intake System,

Custom Rear Box By Torqueflow Birmingham,

 

Future Plans :

 

Custom Front Headlights - Ongoing

New Front Grills - Board Of The Matte Black Ones Now - Have since been painted Gloss Black - Done,

Slimmbones Front Splitter - Done,

Slimmbones Front Fog Light Surrounds - Done,

New Rear Diffuser - Ongoing,

Alpina Rear Hatch Add-On - Hunting for a used version - Ongoing.

Thayer Motorsport E39 Adjustable Rear Arms  - Decided to just replace the arms for new standard ones - Done,

New Rear Dampers,- Either Some Custom Valved Koni's Or Bilstein B8s - Done,

740D Engine Thermostat - Helps the 4.4 V8 Run Cooler & At Less Pressure - Done,

Powder Coated Valve Covers - Ongoing,

Powder Coated Oil Filter Housing - Ongoing,

Painted Engine Plastics - Ongoing,

Big Brake Kit (BBK) - Not Sure Which Kit I'll Go With Yet - Ongoing,

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How does the afe intake sound? Also did you notice any gains, or any losses in mpg? Sam

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SamMubarak - I've not noticed any gain or losses performance wise , I've also not noticed any loss in MPGs but then that comes down to how you drive, as we all drive different.

 

Regarding the sound i find i get abit more intake induction noise which is what i was after when i brought the kit but its not loud at all.

 

I might try using a good panel filter in the original airbox coated in the gold heat reflective tape - Just to see if there in any improvement with the performance and throttle response.

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Thanks for the fast reply, i thought it would of been loud with how much air these bigger engines must consume, Sam

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SamMubarak - Think the AFE heat shield soaks up alot of the noise.I'd like to hear the cone type filters that go in the front wing as i think they would be much louder.

 

RickyZ - I'll get some new photos taken of it when i've had some work carried out on it. 

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RickyZ - The only photo's i have of the interior are the ones posted.

 

http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/uploads/monthly_07_2014/post-33721-0-57932500-1404951537.jpg

http://forum.bmw5.co.uk/uploads/monthly_07_2014/post-33721-0-02364400-1404951553.jpg

 

But since they was taken i've added :

 

E39 Facelift Steering Wheel Which Has Being Retrimmed By Jack @ Royal Steering Wheels In : Nappa Leather Top & Bottom , Perforated Leather Sides & Tri Colour Stitching Plus Extra Padding On The Sides.

E39 M5 Doorcards,

E38 7 Series Illuminated Interior Door Handles,

E38 7 Series Chrome Line Door Speaker Grills,

E65 / 66 7 Series Comfort Headrests,

 

LeoE - Thanks Mate, Always thought a E39 M5 Touring would have sold in good numbers along with a E46 M3 Saloon & Touring.

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Starting to collect bits and pieces for '' Phase 2 '' of my Touring project :

 

E92 M3 Power Dome Without Vents For The Bonnet,

Front Splitter

Hamann Style Foglight Surrounds,

New Front Grills

New Rear Diffuser With Fins, 

Bilstein B6s For The Rear,

Thayer Motorsport Adjustable Rear Arms,

New Rear AirBags,

New Brake Lines,

Colour Of The Dials Changed From The BMW Amber To White - Rest Of The Interior Lighting To Stay BMW Amber.

New Audio Install.

 

Might Do's :

 

E39 M5 Rear Anti Roll Bar,

E39 M5 Steering Box,

Extended Leather Lower Dash / Door Cards / Steering Column Surround - If I Can Ever Find It For Sale.

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Hi Jay,

 

Excellent plans there and I'm sure we could discuss a few elements :)

 

I'm wondering which front splitter you'll be going with too!

 

LeoE - just answered this on the thread in the general section for the 'poll of the best 5 series variant' ! - it's simple, hardly any BMW customers demand an M5 Touring when walking into a dealer and purchasing a new car. BMW have 'tried' the market a few times now and each time it's the same, hardly any are sold. The E34.. didn't sell very many, the E39 was skipped. The E61 M5.. didn't sell very many, the F11 was skipped. Perhaps the next gen 5 series there'll be an M5 Touring again, my guess is, they'll not sell very many!

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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E92 M3 Power Dome Without Vents For The Bonnet - Ordered

Front Splitter - Ordered

Hamann Style Foglight Surrounds - Ordered

Bilstein B6s For The Rear - Received 

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Bilsteins was ordered through CA Automotive.

 

BE5-6096 or 24-060967

 

Thats for a Touring with Self Leveling Air Suspension & M-tech

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Next batch parts to be ordered will be :

 

New Front Grills,

New Rear Diffuser With Fins,

Thayer Motorsport Adjustable Rear Arms,

 

Going to order any parts that are coming from outside the UK now - Then coming fitting time their shouldn't be any delays waiting for parts.

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