5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Front Lower Lip
Foglights Air Vents
Headlights Top & Bottom trim
Front & Rear Batch
AC Schnitzer parts:
Pedals w/ Dead Pedal
Black Hood Grille
Front Brake Air Ducts with vents
EU front plate
Front Strut Brace
Cold Air Intake
High Flow Air Mass Meters w/ High Flow Air Tubes
Titanium Interior Trim
16:9 Widescreen monitor
Passport 9500ix Radar
Short Shifter w/ Selector Rod
ST Tech (made by KW) Adjustable Suspension
19x8.5 w/ 255x35x19 & 19x10 w/ 285x30x19
Also just put new Front Upper & Lower Control Arms and Rear Upper Control Arms, but those are OEM parts.
I've had this car for about 5 years and it was 100% stock, before me. It had 70K miles when I got it, now it has about 107K miles.......................yes, I drive this car daily. I figure if I put some much time and effort, I might as well enjoy it. No point to build a car and keep garaged.
But I think I am petty much with performance upgrades/mods. I don't want to over do it. I think exhaust and maybe headers would finish the list. I don't think I want to anything else after that.
I wanted to put wide-body kit, but that is way out of my price range.
But I think I will add blue-tooth, MP3 and change my MKII Navi to MKIV and add video/DVD. However these are at the bottom of my "wish-list".
I actually had to do fender roll, because I am running 10-wide rim w/ 285 tire. Instead of traditional 9.5-wide rim w/ 275 tire. I don't think I can get any closer to the fender. Spacers or wider tire, would rub on the outside.
There is only 1 type of wide body kit I would use and its HAMANN GT-R. Its a full kit w/ fenders, etc. But I think its about $5k just for parts. Way too expensive for my taste.
Yeah, I don't think I am going go that far. Emissions could be an issue and I want to keep my car daily driven.
I think headers and nice exhaust would do just fine..................Plus I need to consider that this Engine is not new. It has over 100K miles, so pushing 1,000 HP could lead towards some problems.
But I would like to add bluetooth, MP3s and change my MKII Navi to MKIV, but that's all down the road.............................unless I find a great deal.
Do you know by any chance if its required to pass emissions in Detroit. I am just curios.
I know in Denver, CO, emissions are pretty tough. Almost like in CA. But out side of Metro Denver, no emissions requires.
There was a guy here in Denver, that was selling 2002 M5 with supercharger, tuned to 500HP to the wheels. He sold his car for only $19K, all because it wouldn't pass emissions. I think car had only 50K mile (its been about a year, so I don't remember the exact mileage).
Someone got a sweet deal.
I'm actually allowed to do that. I can run no cats with race headers and a track pipe if I wanted to do long as I have a "muffler". No cats stinks though. I've heard of guys gutting the insides of a muffler and leaving it empty.
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