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BMWF1 03-08-2004 06:58 AM

Buying A 5er Need Info/tips
Hey guys, after many many many many many^many different cars and different options in my head, i have decided on a E39 540i, 2000 year or higher. I test drove a lot of cars Lexus GS400, Jag XJR, Audi S4, 330ci, Subaru, list goes on, funny thing is that a 5er was not even on the list, not at all. Was at a friend's of a friends house and he has a 540i , well long story short he went for a drive, and with 5 guys that thing would


we were smokin 330's with 5 guys, i was very impressed, didn't know it can produce like that, nor did I know its capabilities. Day after went to local bm dealer, test drove a 540i, gave the guy a little fright at 155km/h on back road then started power sliding. Lets just say after that I was SOLD!!, fcuk that thing is so comfy inside, so common guys, lets hear the tips, things i should avoid, things I should defently check before hand, it is now just a matter of time, selling off the 3 listed in my ride and when that happens, oh baby, 540i commin up. *th-up*

BMWF1 03-08-2004 07:02 AM

Follow up, do you think my 17" hamann's will suit the 5er nicely? or to small, rubber is 235/40/17 front, 245/40/17 rear

Soldo 03-08-2004 07:28 AM

The rims might fit, but the E36's and E39's have different offsets!
I say get the 540i, i've ALWAYS loved them, and i still plan on getting one in the near future. Such powerful cars!!

Gamite 03-08-2004 01:41 PM

Your E36 wheels may not fit depending on hub size, if they are the same, u just need spacers, also, 17" is a bit small for a 5.

Miguel 03-08-2004 02:25 PM

Just make sure it has a sport package and be ready to replace the rad if it hasnt been done yet.

Quack 03-08-2004 06:15 PM

your tire size is also too small, I got the OEM 17's with 235/45/17 all around, but still will work, I'm thinking of getting either 18's or 19's because the 17's look a little too small

///MsAniTy 03-08-2004 06:50 PM

check out the 5er for sale in the for sale section its a prety weet deal from what it seems

BMWF1 03-08-2004 09:26 PM

Well here are my specifications of what I want,.

1. Has to be BLACK

2. Has to have sport package

3. Has to have 6spd tranny.

4. Has to have nice leather, not worn in.

5. Perfer any other rims style but those stock ones.

Gamite 03-09-2004 04:13 AM

in that case, you should check for an M-Tech 540. It comes with a kit and 18" wheels.

BMWF1 03-10-2004 03:14 AM

I was looking on the trader found some nice ones but AUTO, no good, the ones that were stick didn't look that great. but yeah thats what I want to do, M kit, and some nice 19's/20's ?? anyone think 20 might be to big??? don't wanna look stupid, 540i has class and i want to keep it that way. Anyone know how much a Dinan Superchager is for this car???

bmwm5lover 03-10-2004 03:17 AM

just remember who suggested the 5er.....

Miguel 03-10-2004 03:58 AM

repo depo has a 1997 540i for $17K

Gianpaolo_E46 03-10-2004 04:06 AM

theres a 2003 black one on trader, M package, fully loaded, 6 speed, winter tires, 26,700KM

BMWF1 03-10-2004 08:55 PM


Originally posted by bmwm5lover
just remember who suggested the 5er.....
you got it buddy, when i come to T.O. to get it i'll get ya a brew*drink*

BMWF1 03-10-2004 08:56 PM


Originally posted by Miguel
repo depo has a 1997 540i for $17K
To old, is it meet the requirements though??

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