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Old 05-20-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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E39 M5 Modding Suggestions

Hi yall!
My bro is considering to start modding his M5 as soon as his current insurance policy has run up and asked me for some suggestions. He was personally thinking of getting HID&DDE Setup, 19" Enkei's, a Carbon Hood and ECU tuning. His car is in Silverstone Metallic and is a 2000 make.

Here some pics of his stock setup:





Any suggestions here what he should do?
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:58 PM   #3
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:21 PM   #4
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get an ssk, some ram air type intake, chip, coil overs and a full exhaust system (everything from the headers to the muffler tip) maybe some pulleys too if they r out, with all the aforementioned performed u'd have one fast ass m5
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
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Old 05-27-2006, 10:41 PM   #6
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eisenhaus (spelling) exhausts sound amazing on an M5 !!
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Old 05-29-2006, 10:21 PM   #7
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wow thats a cleanest 00 i saw! I wouldnt change anythin since the car has everythin already but i know u guys are itchy
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ummmm WTF... why would you debadge an m5????

as far as mods, needs rims
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ummmm WTF... why would you debadge an m5????

as far as mods, needs rims

because it looks cleaner, oh wait thats the excuse for 328 and 325 drivers.
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ummmm WTF... why would you debadge an m5????

as far as mods, needs rims
They debadge Ms alot in Europe
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Thanks for all the input guys!
-I'm showing him the Eisenhaus Kellener's Exhaust system the whole time, that would probably be the setup he would be getting.
-He'll be chip tuning the car definately, probably the first thing to be done.
-Intakes will probably be changed too. Any good setup (next to Dinan) that would be recommendable? Maybe K&N...
-He's pretty happy with the height and stiffness of the suspension, I doubt he will change something on that.
-Pulleys, hmm. Going to have to talk to him about those.
-The stock 18's he has on right now are growing back onto him, so IF we go 19", they would have to be damn good (NO Enkei )
-Bi-Xenon with Angel Eyes are pretty hot too, but he wants to get those ugly stock Hella's with those yellow rings, hopefully he'll get the Projector39's though.

Debagging should be done on any BMW, it just looks much cleaner (yes, I have a 328, so what? ). Anyways: Whoever needs a badge to recognize a M5, doesn't know sh!t about bimmers.

(What is a SSK? )



EDIT: Oh yeah I forgot three more things he is looking at:
-Brembo BBK
-Air Vents in the Hood
-If possible: CSL Style Alcantara Steering Wheel
What do you guys think?
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No Enkei wheels please, leave those for Japanese cars.

"ENKEI wheels" Those bring back memories back to the 80's...anybody remember Epsilon wheels? Seemed enkei was always trying to imitate them. Oh, and don't forget Gotti wheels.

Ah the memories.
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Being in Germany, get your brother to check out Nowack. They've tuned some amazing E39 M5s.

There's also Supersprint, Tubi, Remus and Britalman for exhausts.

Active Autowerke also has a CAI but no one seems to be able to independantly dyno prove their claimed gains.

I just got the Euro Hellas with the "ugly yellow" angel eyes. There's a kit from www.ibright.com to change the ring color to "superwhite/xenon". I was thinking about getting but for $3xx USD I can think of better things to buy right now.

SSK = Short Shift Kit

M5s are notorious hard on clutches. So if your bro likes to get on his car hard tell him to check out UUCs V12 clutch conversion.

Again check out m5board.com all the info he'll need about his car is there.
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Carbon Hood : If anything making the front a bit lighter is a terrible idea, since the car understeers a bit in stock trim. The car is around 3,800 lbs so adding a carbon hood isn't really putting a dent in that figure.

Air Vents : Don't forget the car is all about understated performance. There's nothing understated about chunks of sheet metal missing from your bonnet.

Enkei Wheels : I think any M enthusiast will tell you that the stock E39 M5 wheels are some of, if not, the best wheels BMW has designed. If you must swap them I'd suggest saving your money and getting something that is very tasteful (BBS CH, BBS LM, ACS Type 3, ACS Type 2) and won't look out of "fashion" next year.

SSK : Many M5 owners will attest to the improvment over stock shifting. BTW SSK is an acronym for Short Shift Kit.

Brembo BBK : Bigger isn't always better. I'd stronlgy suggest doing some research. Talk to owner on www.M5board.com. Great guy with tons of info.

Debadging : I'm all about discretion. Besides, if someone doesn't know its an M5 then why tell them.
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As for the Intake Department, i know Nowack does something to the stock boxes that add a lot of power

edit: i agree on the wheels...that is don't replace the stock ones, they are just beautiful....maybe some Yokohama ADVAN tires....
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if one it would be the suspension, i miss the old m3 handles those twisties, other than that save your money imo
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