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mclaren55 02-17-2004 11:00 PM

Pictures of my new 540i.
Well, it took me long enough to get a nice day out to take some photo's of the car. I don't have the skill of Gamite or DevilOnWheelz when it comes to photography, so don't be to harsh. Anyways, here she is, all washed up today.

That's it for now, the others didn't come out that well due to lighting (its dusk).

crusher 02-18-2004 12:25 AM

very nice and clean!!

tlaselva 02-18-2004 01:30 AM

Very nice. *th-up*

The M package is icing.

Much nicer than the new 5's....:rolleyes:

Gamite 02-18-2004 01:41 AM

congrats ian.

Gianpaolo_E46 02-18-2004 02:06 AM

thats the one from good find, the black plastic was already painted body colour..looks better, ne mods planned yet?

suicide 02-18-2004 02:25 AM

very sick man....i have always loved that car

Mystikal 02-18-2004 02:41 AM

6-speed M-sport! Woooo!

I want to make passionate love to your car.

Razkal 02-18-2004 02:46 AM

Gorgeous car!

Congrats - hope to see you at the meets this summer!

bmwm5lover 02-18-2004 03:18 AM

Looks good, colour is not my choice, and i personally like a bit of black accents on a car (trim), but dont listen to me, im just picky, ur car is definitely hot:)

Bill Gates 02-18-2004 03:29 AM

beautiful car! congrats on your new ride. I'm lovin' the M package! *th-up*

GLI` 02-18-2004 04:07 AM

nice car*th-up*

i like it:D

mclaren55 02-18-2004 02:17 PM

Thanks guys, right now I am just saving money. I was going to get some headers and an exhaust, then put on some 19"s. However, I rather just keep my cash for now and see if I need it for something down the road. As for the colour, I looked at the black ones, but they show imperfections so easily, and with it being a daily driver it would be a bitch to keep looking mint. Either way, I love this car, its perfect.

///Greco540 02-18-2004 03:12 PM

You might want to save the money you'll spend on the headers for something else. Headers on the 540 won't do much. I too wanted to get headers but some homework told me to save the money. The 540 and the M5 share the same exhaust manifold hence the manifold being able to flow alot more air than the 540 can produce. Going headers might not yield any results as a friend has already tried. Headers on an M5 is a different story.

IMO save the money on the headers and get a 3.15 quaiffe ATB diff. That will most probably be the best bang for the buck mod you can ever do on the 540 other than a supercharger.

mclaren55 02-18-2004 04:14 PM

It already has a 3.15 diff, either way I wouldn't waste the money on a Quaiffe diff. And the headers produce an extra 9% in power, so that is still substantial enough for me. A supercharger for one voids my warranty, and two is over $11000 Canadian, so how is that bang for the buck?

///Greco540 02-18-2004 04:28 PM

I thought you said you have a 6 speed? 6 speeds are not 3.15's they are 2.81's and they are all peg-legs except for the LSD equipped M5. What brand of header are you planning on buying? Do you have proof from the manufacturer that the 9% is there without any software? I know a few guys who have done headers in their NA 540's and they said it was a waste of money. I would say do the headers if you plan on supercharging, otherwise do the quaiffe. Not only will you gain in the added traction department that our 540's lack but the quaiffe will make the car that much more driveable in the winter snow.

I was going to spend $2600US on G-Power headers, the only ones that come in a 4-2-1 configuration. all others come in 4-1 configs which are designed for track use or high hp cars.

Your call.

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