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chromius
11-18-2006, 07:42 PM
Hey guys, just picked it up last week. 99' 540i 6 speed sport. Here are a few pics I just snapped today.:)

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11-18-2006, 07:46 PM
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Axxe
11-18-2006, 07:54 PM
Very nice!! Any plans for it? Still keeping the E30?

chromius
11-18-2006, 08:12 PM
Thanks Axxe, no imediate plans, since I have no more money:D But eventually I'll start with some minor things like clear corners, and it definitly needs a short throw shifter. Things like that to start.

As for the e30, it's gonna be going to a good friend of mine. I'll be sad to see it go, but at least I'll still be able to see it around, and chances are I'll still be doing all the work on it.:)

Bob Loblaw
11-18-2006, 08:45 PM
Schwiiiing!

1BADBMW
11-18-2006, 09:16 PM
sexy!!

Justin e36
11-18-2006, 09:23 PM
Very nice.. why debadged?

Got one that looks just like it in the driveway. :) What color interior did you get, what options?.. Luxury or Business packages?

chromius
11-18-2006, 10:16 PM
Very nice.. why debadged?

Got one that looks just like it in the driveway. :) What color interior did you get, what options?.. Luxury or Business packages?

Thanks Justin. You may have to help me out with the e39 lingo though. I've been in the e30 world too long, and I think it only came in one package:) . This one didn't have the badge when I bought it, I heard somewhere that the badge was originally an option, but who knows. It may have been removed by the PO. I kinda like the look without it, plus I think most people would probably assume it's a 528 because it doesn't have a badge, so it would take them by surprise as I pull away:D

It has the sport package, and interior is black leather, with the premium comfort seats, I wanted the sport seats...but I can't have everything I guess.:) I'm still learning all the options that came on the e39's so you will have to tell me what the difference is between the luxury/business packages. I think it might have the business package because the deck has "business" stamped on it, but I'm really not sure.

It has heated seats, steering wheel, all those goodies. Split folding rear seats with ski bag passthrough, Xenon lights, 6 disc changer in the trunk. unfortunatly it has a tape player in the dash though:D

Thanks for the comments guys.

Seven
11-18-2006, 10:24 PM
Sweet ride man ... congrats!

Justin e36
11-18-2006, 10:33 PM
Thanks Justin. You may have to help me out with the e39 lingo though. I've been in the e30 world too long, and I think it only came in one package:) . This one didn't have the badge when I bought it, I heard somewhere that the badge was originally an option, but who knows. It may have been removed by the PO. I kinda like the look without it, plus I think most people would probably assume it's a 528 because it doesn't have a badge, so it would take them by surprise as I pull away:D

It has the sport package, and interior is black leather, with the premium comfort seats, I wanted the sport seats...but I can't have everything I guess.:) I'm still learning all the options that came on the e39's so you will have to tell me what the difference is between the luxury/business packages. I think it might have the business package because the deck has "business" stamped on it, but I'm really not sure.

It has heated seats, steering wheel, all those goodies. Split folding rear seats with ski bag passthrough, Xenon lights, 6 disc changer in the trunk. unfortunatly it has a tape player in the dash though:D

Thanks for the comments guys.

I don't think you have the sport package which was only available on the 540i in 2003. (which included M-Technic bumpers, suspension, and badges throughout the vehicle).

If you have the premium seats (18-way power adjustable with power headrest and the works) then you have the Luxury Package. Since the deck says Business Stereo you also have the Business Package which included the hand-free telephone capability.

Sound identical to my 540i in appearance/package except I have a tiptronic and uglier rims. :)

chromius
11-18-2006, 10:41 PM
I don't think you have the sport package which was only available on the 540i in 2003. (which included M-Technic bumpers, suspension, and badges throughout the vehicle).

If you have the premium seats (18-way power adjustable with power headrest and the works) then you have the Luxury Package. Since the deck says Business Stereo you also have the Business Package which included the hand-free telephone capability.

Sound identical to my 540i in appearance/package except I have a tiptronic and uglier rims. :)

Cool, thanks for the info. I do have those seats, so must have that package. But the thing is, It has the sport suspension, shadowline trim etc...and I thought that pretty much was the sport package.:confused: I've heard some references to the M-sport package. is there possibly two different "sport" packages?

I found this regarding the 99 540i, and other review sites say the same thing about the 540i. So I'm kinda confused now (not that that's hard:D )
"540i with six-speed manual amounts to a sports sedan. It comes standard with a sports package that includes a firmer suspension; this package is an expensive option on the other models. The sports suspension comes with firmer springs and shock absorbers, specially tuned anti-roll bars, 17-inch wheels and a 0.8-inch lower ride height."

jeremy
11-18-2006, 10:58 PM
i love those cars!!! it won't take much too make that car even sexier!!!

congrats!

DAM
11-19-2006, 01:05 AM
I can't wait for my E39, someday. How many clicks on it?

chromius
11-19-2006, 01:13 AM
150,000kms But you would honestly think it's a lot less by looking at the engine bay, and the underbody. Actually, even the interior looks newer. I'll try and take some pics of it.

Paul540/m3
11-19-2006, 01:53 AM
All 6speeds are sport packages, 97 6speeds didnt come with shadowline all the other sport packages did auto and stick

Congrats, now get modding

everlast
11-19-2006, 02:26 AM
^ What he said.. You can really tell a sport when you see it beside a non-sport with 17's on it.. The fender gap is noticable, as is the body roll.. The factory sport is a perfect blend of lux/sport imo..

I have seen Chromius's car in person, and I have to say, it is the cleanest 150K car I've ever seen, period. It literally looks new. It's definately been babied and maintained well.

TheMadChigga
11-19-2006, 04:45 AM
save up for secondary air pump, MAF, coolant system, and some o2 sensors, and a seat buckles or two.

then get modding, hahahahaha

Hound
11-19-2006, 09:05 PM
the sport pkg that justin is talking about is the M-Sport Pkg, that was available on the later cars, you proly have seen some of these driving around, they LOOK very close to what a M5 looks like especially if that person puts M5 rims on it, only differences are the front and rear valences are a bit different then those of the M5, and the fact that there are only dual tips and not quads :D

Grats on FINNALY finding one man *th-up* looks great :D

KaschmirBeige3
11-19-2006, 09:08 PM
Love the E39. Slap on some new headlights with angel eyes and some celis tails and you're set.

Nascar318is
11-19-2006, 10:12 PM
Looks Good Adam! Very clean. To bad I didn't make it out Friday:(

Justin e36
11-19-2006, 11:07 PM
Cool, thanks for the info. I do have those seats, so must have that package. But the thing is, It has the sport suspension, shadowline trim etc...and I thought that pretty much was the sport package.:confused: I've heard some references to the M-sport package. is there possibly two different "sport" packages?

I found this regarding the 99 540i, and other review sites say the same thing about the 540i. So I'm kinda confused now (not that that's hard:D )
"540i with six-speed manual amounts to a sports sedan. It comes standard with a sports package that includes a firmer suspension; this package is an expensive option on the other models. The sports suspension comes with firmer springs and shock absorbers, specially tuned anti-roll bars, 17-inch wheels and a 0.8-inch lower ride height."

Ah ok, my mistake then. I didn't know about the earlier model e39's... I don't have the 6-speed.. only steptronic. :(
I can't wait to finally get new headlights/tails for the e39.. these old ones look so dated.

everlast
11-20-2006, 12:06 AM
Love the E39. Slap on some new headlights with angel eyes and some celis tails and you're set.

Meh, these days every damn honda and escort have angel eyes now.. even most e39's have them if they're dressed up.. I'd just get clears. Of course that's just what I'd do.. er.. what I did. :D

Adam have you see bmwtips.com? really good info on the e39.

Rampage
11-20-2006, 03:52 AM
Car looks very nice! I would love to have a 540i!

Adam have you see bmwtips.com? really good info on the e39.

wow! I didnt know there was a difference between the US and Euro e39 dashes!:eek:

kerisabe
11-20-2006, 04:17 AM
Congrats on the purchase! Awesome car..

Get the Mtech kit for it.. now! :D

chromius
11-20-2006, 10:02 AM
Thanks guys!:)

Justin, no worries man. I was just worried for a second, thinking I got shafted with the purchase:D

Jay...bmwtips, that's an awesome site. thanks.*th-up*

Nascar318is
11-20-2006, 10:43 AM
Meh, these days every damn honda and escort have angel eyes now.. even most e39's have them if they're dressed up..

Easy on the angel eyes there buddy..I know where you live:P The difference is I wake up in the morning and it's still a BMW :) Not a honda. Also most newer BMW's come with them, not honda's. But mind you in a couple of years we will see the honda's come with them stock.

chromius
11-20-2006, 10:54 AM
uh oh....flame on.:D

everlast
11-20-2006, 11:52 AM
uh oh....flame on.:D

:D

No dissin' anyone /with/ angel eyes, just think that they don't have the uniqueness that they once had. I actually have a set of e39 OEM angel eye rings and the fiber optic harness in my basement if anyone wants to buy 'em cheap. I won't be using them, I don't think they fit well on an e34!! ;)

everlast
11-20-2006, 11:54 AM
I sat in a car with the euro under-dash once.. its has a substantially larger feel. But at the same time, the interior has less 'substance'.. it felt more like an older bimmer to me, since the newer ones all have the thick padded areas.

Car looks very nice! I would love to have a 540i!



wow! I didnt know there was a difference between the US and Euro e39 dashes!:eek:

The Sly
11-20-2006, 01:11 PM
SWeeeeet...Nice find Adam ...Congrats on the 540..
You need wider rims and tires...
So when are we doing the dual supercharger install:D :D :D :D

everlast
11-20-2006, 05:38 PM
^^ W3RD. ^^

I couldn't imagine how torquey that would be. Actually I can.

*drool*