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Old 05-02-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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540i Touring

Right....

i dont post much on MaxBimmer but heres something i'm damn proud off...

first of all, here is what she looks like right now.



a bit about her:

i got her jan of last year and she was a 94 530i automatic Touring. in spring i converted her to a 5spd manual and removed the resonator. lowered the front and threw on the 18" staggered m-parallels....she stayed basically the same until i decided to swap out the 3.0 M60 v8 and put in the 540i motor the M60B40. the swap was done in my garage last week. so shes now technically a 540i, something they never came as in north america, and a manual, another thing they never came as in North America, the Wagons that is.

so...the exhaust was done on tues...it consists of stock cats with a y pipe right after into a 3" pipe into a magnaflow 3" in 3" out part no. 14219 sitting where the stock muffler would be into an oval shaped tip. fits perfectly in the opening...

right, so the videos...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12nzsHJGMes

thats open cats....drove like that sun, mon and tuesday while finding a shop to do the work.

and here she is with magnaflow on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5lFOHawSOQ

she sounds even better in real life...its undescribable, u kinda wanna say its a V8 sound, but not really, u wanna say, inline 6 ala Skyline, but its not that either, and it almost has a bit of the Ferrari sound to it as well...i get goose bumps whenever i hear it. it turned out 10x better than what i expected.



learn from me. screw the "resonator delete" i had that before....it sounded "better" but i spit on it compared to this...it doesnt have none of that raspiness that comes at higher rpm...i think the whole smooth resonance thing comes from combining the two pipes...



i had a 5.0 with cat back magnaflows...NOTHING like this...this definitively has an exotic sound to it...i ask myself sometimes if i accidentally swapped in a V10 DOHC in there....



anyways, also, ignore the check engine light, its the 02 sensors, ignore the ASC light as it no longer works, ignore the temp guage 1/4 way up as its the plug in the back of the cluster acting up....



and ENJOY!

whoever is coming to the bimmercruise will get to see her then...
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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Nice!
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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very nice, love the sound!!
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Old 05-02-2008, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thats awesome bro! One of a kind sound!
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:03 PM   #5
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Your car sounds amazing. I never knew the 540 produced such a nice exhaust note. You definitely have a nice and unique ride.
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:30 PM   #6
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How hard was it to do the auto to manual swap? Thinking about doing it to my e39.....Nice car by the way,sweet sound
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:08 AM   #7
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guys guys guys, you have not a ****ing clue what this bad boy sounds like.. if any of you heared a vr6 motor with an exhaust and how beautiful it sounds, imagine that with a v8 instead!! i actually drove this car that day at the cruise at kelseys and boy let me tell you it fukin hauls ass.. i fell inlove with that fukin beast!!!! im getting that exact same setup for my 540i ill post video when its done!!
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