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Old 01-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #16
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Do not put spray in your E39. As mentioned above if all you care about is straight line speed buy a Mustang, Trans AM, etc...

The E39 will be much more fun (IMO) if you spend the money on a combination of performance and handling and then take it out to a circuit.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:44 PM   #17
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Honestly .... He could get a good amount of money on his car since it has lower mileage ...

Your best bet is to sell off the 540 and save up and purchase an actual M5 ... The differences are huge .. I put a lot of money into the performance aspects of my 540i and I can tell you it will never be par to par with my brothers M5 vehicle.

The thing is , I never purchased my 540 to be "faster" or "better" then any M5 .. It was a project car and it grew on me

I love it for what it is
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #18
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The residuals will be affected. You really going to be driving that 540 forever? Any more money you put into it is worthless at resale. If I were you, I'd look to sell that 540 before you get too serious about mods (easier sale), and find a decent M5.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:05 PM   #19
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Every car has a window in whatever category you want. When you go outside of it, you find yourself going custom or fighting the laws of physics, then things get extremely pricey... and yes, not only do you lose the price of the modifications upon resale, you might not even approach blue book values if the modifications weren't done as tastefully or functionally as an OEM setup.

Classic examples: modifiying an FF for world winning torque (wrong chassis), making a heavier car excel on a track (fighting weight), making an econobox ride in sonic isolation (adding weight, killing fuel economy), etc.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:21 AM   #20
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$4000.00 spent on a 540 it will never keep up with stock M5 never mind a modded one, $4000.00 just on shocks and springs just to make it handle, My boys got a 10 second street legal stang if you want power I think he was selling for around 8 or 9 grand ,
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Old 01-26-2009, 01:08 PM   #21
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For $4,000 you could get 450 out of your motor.
Cold air intake system,
Mark D Software,
Remove the restrictive exhaust system,
Add 100Hp NOS system and you will be beating M5's in a straight from a roll.
(However I don't like NOS nor do I recommend it) I had it on my 95M3 and all sorts of problems.
Add LSD for better 0-60 foot times.

Keep in mind it's not an M it will never be.
However the 540 is easier on the pocket book then the M5.
But that's my two cents.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:03 PM   #22
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http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...QAdIdZ99442600


65k 450 hp ??
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:47 AM   #23
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IMO you guys should actually ask a person who has a supercharged 540, and see what they say about that m5 vs sc/540 thing.......i think there is a guy by the name of Derrick on this forum who may have a answer to that question,and lets just say his car has pretty much every mod available other than headers, and and 3;15 diff..........lol
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:41 AM   #24
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Maybe this guy Derrick should have replied earlier
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:58 AM   #25
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Sorry my friend, I don't get on here that much as I used to, been away for awhile, but hey we can always test that idea of 540 vs m5 thing, I could not think of 2 better people than us to see whats true.lol
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:33 PM   #26
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lol I think that is a good idea
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:56 PM   #27
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You need a camera car?
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:58 PM   #28
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the residuals will be affected. You really going to be driving that 540 forever? Any more money you put into it is worthless at resale. If i were you, i'd look to sell that 540 before you get too serious about mods (easier sale), and find a decent m5.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:17 PM   #29
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when and where?
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