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


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 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...

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.

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 sounded "better" but i spit on it compared to 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...

- 1994 530iT: M60B40'd + 5spd conversion, 18" Style 32's, Magnaflow catback, Voltglands, angel eyes, Erebuni ACS body kit, 10" sub and amp, Alpine deck, soon to be supercharged!!

- 1984 635CSI: 92 535 M30 5spd, Koni Yellows, Eibachs, Magnaflow cat + catback, short throw shifter, Style 5's, 2x 10" subs, soon to have 3.46LSD. STOLEN! baby's gone.
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:32 AM   #2
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"Lo there do I see my father.
Lo there do I see my mother.
Lo there do I see my brothers and my sisters.
Lo there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.
Lo they do call to me
they bid me take my place among them in the Halls of Valhalla,
where the brave may live forever"
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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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