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#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 07:25 PM
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whats out ther for ///My baby

okay guys, ive recently purchased an 00///M5( love the car). its certainly the fastest vehicle i've ever driven/owned ,but i want to take it to its full potential. what kinda performance upgrades are recommended, starting with the basics. i've been researching, but only upgrades ive seen are superchargers. im new to this but im pretty sure you dont just throw supercharger in without some other changes.... also i launched my car around 3000rpm's during a run(traction controll off). is that recommended? can i launch at higher rpm's? dunno if its safe. feedback please.

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k&n intake/ filter? i'll look for and exhaust. but yeah that should gain you some hp's

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Debaffle the airbox. Dinan exhaust. Software. Headers. Brakes, wheels. CAI. Velocity stacks. Throttle bodies. That sorta thing.



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Launching at 3k isn't a bad idea, not the best or worst thing you can do to it. Just don't cook the clutch.
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exhaust, software, intake, suspension. I am sure there are plenty of different mods for an M5, have fun with it!



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thanks for the info guys. i already have K&N air filters, i guess that differs from the intake though. but n e way, im gonna google the suggestions. thanx

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thanks for the info guys. i already have K&N air filters, i guess that differs from the intake though. but n e way, im gonna google the suggestions. thanx

I thought K&N air filters were a bad idea on the M5?

And me being lazy... what exactly does debaffling them mean?

I haven't done any performance mods to my 2000 M5. It's damn fast as is. :-). I will upgrade the exhaust when the current gives out tho.

For mods I've done the following:

DDE Headlights
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When I first wrote the post, I was thinking E60 M5 for some reason, which I know has restrictive baffles in the airbox. Take them out, add 10-ish hp. I don't know if the E39 M5 has them too, but I would guess not.



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Just beware - it is a SLIPPERY SLOPE . Once you start with the performance mods, you wind up doing A LOT of them. For example, if you supercharge it, you'll want to do the brakes (Brembo or Dinan/Brembo Big Brake kits), then the big new braks may or may not fit under your wheels which means new wheels and new tires, etc. etc. You do have a head start and may avoid some of these problems sionce you are STARTING with an ///M behicle which likely has more clearnace for big brakes under the wheels etc. , but still...you do get the idea.

Also, in case you don't know, and it is assumed by those above you do, "software" mods are when you get the ECU chip (Engine Control Unit) "mapped" or programmed with high performance software that is specially "tuned" for your car. This will greatly performance fromm the standard "stock" software that came with your car.

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Your car sounds very nice there are many options for you I have a great site that I have used that has specializes in BMWS it is BMW Performance Parts - 3 5 7 Series M3 M5 BMW Performance Parts
U willl find some nice performance parts
let me know how it goes
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Your car sounds very nice there are many options for you I have a great site that I have used that has specializes in BMWS it is BMW Performance Parts - 3 5 7 Series M3 M5 BMW Performance Parts
U willl find some nice performance parts
let me know how it goes

Just went to that site...... I don't care for how it's organized... I can put in 2000 5-Series and it's immediately obvious that the results will not work on a M5.

I do look at:

BeastPower Motorsports, Inc. (5-series)

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M5Board.com

But I've yet to purchase anything from them. I will eventually get Tubi exhaust. Ya I want it a bit loud and mean :-)

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