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Old 03-08-2004, 05:58 AM   #1
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Arrow 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

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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.
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:02 AM   #2
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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
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Old 03-08-2004, 06:28 AM   #3
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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!!
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Old 03-08-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-08-2004, 01:25 PM   #5
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Just make sure it has a sport package and be ready to replace the rad if it hasnt been done yet.
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Old 03-08-2004, 05:15 PM   #6
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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
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Old 03-08-2004, 05:50 PM   #7
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check out the 5er for sale in the for sale section its a prety weet deal from what it seems
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:26 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 03-09-2004, 03:13 AM   #9
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in that case, you should check for an M-Tech 540. It comes with a kit and 18" wheels.
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Old 03-10-2004, 02:14 AM   #10
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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???
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Old 03-10-2004, 02:17 AM   #11
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just remember who suggested the 5er.....
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repo depo has a 1997 540i for $17K
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Old 03-10-2004, 03:06 AM   #13
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theres a 2003 black one on trader, M package, fully loaded, 6 speed, winter tires, 26,700KM

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Old 03-10-2004, 07:55 PM   #14
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you got it buddy, when i come to T.O. to get it i'll get ya a brew
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Old 03-10-2004, 07:56 PM   #15
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repo depo has a 1997 540i for $17K
To old, is it meet the requirements though??
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