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Old 03-04-2004, 06:32 PM   #16
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Jos,
I have the Rogue SS in the M5.
Back when I did it, it only cost me US$135.
BTW, the stock M5 shifter is about halfway in throw between the original 540 and the Rogue.
Next on my to do list is the WSR rod which was not available when I did the SS.

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Old 03-04-2004, 06:42 PM   #17
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Rush, you did well on the 3.15 diff.
Cost almost as much to put it in!

As for lapping days, no problem, I can show you the ropes so to speak.

The M5 is essentially stock except for stainless steel brake lines and the shortshifter.
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Old 03-04-2004, 07:00 PM   #18
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This just in!
I just ordered from Rogue the newer SS kit for the M5.
Spoke to Ben at length and decided to do an upgrade to mine so bottom line is my Rogue shortshifter is for sale.
This will work on the 540 as well cos that's what I had it in originally.
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Old 03-04-2004, 08:36 PM   #19
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DavidM5,
wouldn't you be interested in doing differential mod to your M5 again?
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Old 03-04-2004, 09:23 PM   #20
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Old 03-04-2004, 10:34 PM   #21
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Yah right! The he diff mod for the M5 is only a zillion bucks!
Especially with the limited slip diff.
I'd rather do the suspension on the beast because it's sloppy around the corners. The speed is plenty fast for me.

Oh, BTW, I'm a Mississuaga resident, but my office is in Woodbridge.

How about a get together of 5 series owners?
Say at the BMWCC meeting at Tireworks in Missisauga March 9th?

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Old 03-05-2004, 01:53 AM   #22
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what kind of suspension mod are you planning to put on ur m5?
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Old 03-05-2004, 02:42 AM   #23
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KW coilovers seem to be the way to go.
Dinan stage 2 is also on my shortlist.
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Old 03-05-2004, 04:18 AM   #24
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I have Dinan Stg. 3, and I like it pretty much. It does improve the handling a lot; however, the car is still sitting too high, and I also want a firmer ride. Believe it or not, the ride is pretty comfortable even with stg. 3.
I also had a chance to ride in a M5 with KW suspension, and the ride was a little bit bumpy to me. Would you consider using H&R coilover?
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Old 03-05-2004, 05:42 AM   #25
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familysedan,

What did you pay for the stage 3?
Do you have an M5 as well?
What is the pricing on the H&R coilover?
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Old 03-05-2004, 06:34 AM   #26
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Just to clarify, is this the SSK you got? (Click on Short Shifters and there's only one for $160)
That's the one ... you can try it out at the next meet and see how you like it.

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As for lapping days, no problem, I can show you the ropes so to speak
Just let me know when.

I would suggest Sat, Mar 10th for the meet.

Suspensions:
I'm looking to upgrade suspension as well (group buy? ) ... too much bodyroll
Options:
1. Dinan S3 or equivalent (Koni shocks, H&R springs and Eibach sway bars) - is what I'm leaning towards
2. KW - I've been in a 540 w/KWs ... too harsh for me
3. H&R coilovers - I'm not too familiar, but I've heard good things ... any info?
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Old 03-05-2004, 07:03 AM   #27
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David,
Yup, I am also an M5 owner. I can't really recall how much I paid for the Stage 3 suspension since I had strut braces installed at the same time. I think it around 4~5K labour, taxes all included (stg3 suspension alone). I had it done like 1.5 year ago, and the exchange rate is better now. I think you should be able to get it cheaper than I did.
My guess is the H&R coilover would cost around 2K US.
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Old 03-05-2004, 01:47 PM   #28
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Rush,
Thx for the clarification on the Motronix SSK. CAN$160 is a hell of a lot cheaper than a Rogue/UUC at US$240 plush shipping and customs duties. I'll call Motronix about it.
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Old 03-05-2004, 04:26 PM   #29
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Jos,
Would you be interested in buying the Rogue SS that's on my car right now?
Oops I just noticed you have a E46....
Anyways, I just ordered the newest Rogue version and that price ($240) includes the weighted shifter rod which improves the feel of the shifts FYI.

Rush,
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familysedan,
Interested in getting together for a coffee and comparing suspensions?
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Old 03-05-2004, 08:32 PM   #30
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Anytime
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