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#1 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 02:11 AM
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hi i just got a used 98 528i today with 96k miles for $10g im pretty new to the bmw scene so i dont know much but i was wondering if you guys could point me in the right direction first of all i have wood trim and i was wondering where i could get a replacement like silver or black or if the dealer can do it and for how much second i wanted to know where i can get some new headlights the ones with the halos and third where can i get some nice black rims with a silver lip and which size fits best without problems ? thanks in advance
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Don't know about the other stuff but the dealers do retrofit angel eye lights
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Good morning,

If you search around on eBay you will find quite the selection of items for your 5 Series . I have a 1995 540i and purchase original OEM parts on eBay for a fraction of the cost from the dealership. I actually just purchased the Angel Eyes projector headlights for about 1/5th the price the dealer wanted (WooHoooo). I have also seen wood grain and other trim packages out there as well.



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If you wish to change your interior trim, go to the dealer. Every aftermarket trim set I've seen, is a cheesy thin overlay that fits on top of your exisiting trim. I would have a top quality wood trim over a cheesy black overlay any day.

The best angel eye kit available, is from umnitza.com. As the popularity of these has gone through the roof, there are many cheap versions out there. Beware. These fog, are dim, and fit poorly.

As for wheels, I like black with a polished lip as well. One of my favs on a black car. Haven't seen any that seem proper on a 5er, but if I do, I'll let ya know. In the mean time, you might check out wheelexchange.com, I've never used them, but many here have, and recomend them. I've emailed them, and they seem like good folks.

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