Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 111

Thread: Whose E39 is this?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Posts
    2,335
    My Cars
    ///M

    Whose E39 is this?









  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Lithuania, Klaipeda
    Posts
    303
    My Cars
    2001 E39 540i 6speed
    No shadow line?!

    540i 6speed.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    66
    My Cars
    2001 540i/2001 Regal
    nice paint

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Lancaster, CA
    Posts
    1,735
    My Cars
    1989 325i convertible
    flat green? D: im sorry but that car is ruined
    I still own an e30, but life has picked up speed and I no longer frequent this forum or own my e39. Thanks for 7 years of help everyone!


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bardstown, KY
    Posts
    984
    My Cars
    1997 528i, 2007 328i
    Quote Originally Posted by bmwhiteman View Post
    flat green? D: im sorry but that car is ruined
    Au contrare! That is thinking outside the box for a change. Now as for the stretched tires and ridiculous slam..you may have something there.
    Arctic Metallic 2007 328i Coupe
    Alpine White 1997 528i
    Orange 2011 Dodge Caliber
    Titanium Silver 1985 325e (RIP), Oxford Green 1992 325i (RIP)
    Sachs Sport Suspension, 18x8.5 18x9 staggered RPM 505
    OEM prefacelift M5 headlights and taillights
    Boston Acoustics Pro50SE speakers, Boston Acoustics Competitor 12" sub
    Boston Acoustics GTA-400M and GT-22 amps, Alpine CDE-HD148BT Headunit

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    66
    My Cars
    2001 540i/2001 Regal
    agreed

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Austin
    Posts
    3,069
    My Cars
    E39, E46M
    It's probably Pavel's cousin or something.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Njar­vÝk, Iceland
    Posts
    646
    My Cars
    2001 E36 M57TUD Compact
    FUGLY IMO, pre-facelift kidneys and too much slam...

    not to mention flat colours don't suit E39s !
    Viktor Agnar Falk Gu­mundsson
    -----------------------------

    Signature idea, courtesy of 5mall5nails

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Manchester, NH USA
    Posts
    4,699
    My Cars
    2003 530i/5 2008 Hemi WK
    I'm thinking the only suspension compression that is available in that car is in the seats.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    chicago,il
    Posts
    571
    My Cars
    1991 acura legend
    i can see a vison with this car, think about it guys it just seems unfinished it could become a great theme... with the matte green u can make it into a us army vehicle them with the right design and get rid of the chrome and put in shadow line. this can be something great.

    Chitown7

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    11,937
    My Cars
    Pull n Release
    Looks different. Not hatin it.

    Another FP5241 Creation
    Parting out M54 Engine. Intake and all. Cats avail as well. PM ME!

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Charlotte NC
    Posts
    1,099
    My Cars
    E34 M5
    Me personally? Do not want. But it ain't my car, so I don't have to like it. To each his own.
    1991 M5 (in progress)

    Restoring an old BMW, God help me.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    Posts
    239
    My Cars
    00 540iT/6, 98 M3 Vert
    Looks like a German Panzertank. I kinda like it except for the stretch n' slam.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Mpls, MN, USA
    Posts
    330
    My Cars
    '01 540i/6, '98 528i/5
    The VW flat paint-stretched tire-air ride theme is moving over. Pics inside may reveal plaid headliner too.
    6 spd swap, M5 diff, M5 steering box, B&G springs, G.A.S. Monoballs, M5 rear chasis braces, Eibach rear swaybar, EBC red brk pads, EBC slotted rear rotors,
    StopTech frt rotors, StopTech brk hoses, aFe CAI, 4" MAF, M60 Manifold, N62 Throttle Body, DUDMD Stg 2+ w/ SAP & EWS Deletes,
    muffler delete w/ Magnaflow tips, 18x8/9 style 69, BMW lip spoiler, Hella G4 projectors, & 1.4 bar coolant cap.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    927
    My Cars
    01M5,72TA,06LBz,850,540m
    I feel the same way, what a waste
    Quote Originally Posted by bmwhiteman View Post
    flat green? D: im sorry but that car is ruined

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Mainly GTA
    Posts
    1,999
    My Cars
    740SE, STi
    I was going to say Pavel, but then remember his car has shadowline, whoever car it is, I dig it.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bama
    Posts
    1,064
    My Cars
    07 Maxima SE
    Coming from the VW world, i like it. Doubt that's a static drop though.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Newport Beach
    Posts
    1,787
    My Cars
    1984 318i
    Quote Originally Posted by boondocksaint View Post
    Me personally? Do not want. But it ain't my car, so I don't have to like it. To each his own.
    I like your attitude


    I like this thing a lot. I probably wouldn't have done flat green personally, but it works well with the car. And it's on bags for you "can't drive it" people.
    -Byron

    Quote Originally Posted by Boogieboy View Post
    I will drive and abuse every car I ever own! It's like saying that you won't screw your wife because she's too hot

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Frederick, MD
    Posts
    9,629
    My Cars
    e39 540i/6, e36 318i
    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    No shadow line?!
    I love chrome trim!
    Quote Originally Posted by newone757 View Post
    nice paint
    +1
    Quote Originally Posted by bmwhiteman View Post
    flat green? D: im sorry but that car is ruined
    I think it's satin.
    Quote Originally Posted by Damaskus325 View Post
    Au contrare! That is thinking outside the box for a change. Now as for the stretched tires and ridiculous slam..you may have something there.
    Agreed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Darxide View Post
    Looks like a German Panzertank. I kinda like it except for the stretch n' slam.
    Also agreed. I'm loving the paint, but I feel like the wheels are a tad too large, it's too low, and the stretch is out of control. I think it would look great with a tasteful drop. I won't hate on any car that's had good quality work/effort put into it though (and I feel that's evident here).
    1985 325 - 5 speed - LSD - M50NV - MS2/extra - AEM UEGO - TiAL MV-R - 750cc injectors - HX35 - Blunttech Manifold - 3" exhaust
    1991 318i - 5 speed - M50NV - e36 rack - Smileys

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    ARIZONA
    Posts
    1,994
    My Cars
    16' 328xiT /04' TSX 6MT
    Kind of like it,

    wish it was gloss drab though.

    Owner should probably work on getting a matching trim set and perhaps an mtech rear to match the front, car looks unbalanced.

    Don't mind the stretch or wheels or stance, would never drive it like that, but it looks good standing still, good thing its easily adjustable.



  21. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Mainly GTA
    Posts
    1,999
    My Cars
    740SE, STi
    Quote Originally Posted by hon2bmw View Post
    Kind of like it,

    wish it was gloss drab though.

    Owner should probably work on getting a matching trim set and perhaps an mtech rear to match the front, car looks unbalanced.

    Don't mind the stretch or wheels or stance, would never drive it like that, but it looks good standing still, good thing its easily adjustable.
    After looking at your touring & the one posted, I need to get M5 mirrors.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    3,044
    My Cars
    any time, any place
    I can dig it, whoever it belongs to. I would suggest he or she paint those M5 mirrors to match as that is not doing the car any favors having them mismatched. Other than that, it looks great, and the wheel fitment is great.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh PA
    Posts
    2,735
    My Cars
    '98 540i/6, '00 Miata
    I can't remember if any of the pre-facelift kidney grilles came with all-black slats. I know that post facelift were either all black slats or chrome edge slats.

    If not, I kinda like the pre-facelift grilles with black slats on this particular car.

    If the outer edge were black on this car, it would look like they were missing.
    Oxford Green 1998 540i/6
    BMWCCA No. 425591

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    surrey, bc canada
    Posts
    104
    My Cars
    97 540i
    i like the paint scheme, im sure its slammed for pics only.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Frederick, MD
    Posts
    9,629
    My Cars
    e39 540i/6, e36 318i
    Quote Originally Posted by Petes540i6 View Post
    I can't remember if any of the pre-facelift kidney grilles came with all-black slats. I know that post facelift were either all black slats or chrome edge slats.

    If not, I kinda like the pre-facelift grilles with black slats on this particular car.

    If the outer edge were black on this car, it would look like they were missing.
    528i pre-facelift is

    Quote Originally Posted by PJB View Post
    There are four different OEM grills for the e39, and a 5th "ebay grill." The four different e39 OEM grills are:

    • 51 13 8 159 315 (SCHWARTZ) - Up to 09/2000. Listed here for all e39s except the M5. The grill from a 1996-2000 528i. Thin chrome bezel, black slats.
    • 51 13 8 184 531 (CHROM) - Up to 09/2000. Listed here for the 540i. The grill from a 1996-2000 540i. Thin chrome bezel, chrome-edged slats.
    • 51 13 7 005 837 (SCHWARTZ) - From 09/2000. Listed here for the 525i and 530i, retrofit for the 528i. The grill from a 2001-2003 525i and 530i. Wide chrome bezel, black slats.
    • 51 13 2 497 261 (M - CHROM) - From 09/2000. Listed here for the 540i and M5, retrofit for the early 540i. The grill from a 2000 M5, and both the 2001-2003 540 and M5. Wide chrome bezel, chrome-edged slats.


    The 1st grill, the 528i (SCHWARTZ):


    The 2nd grill, the 1996-2000 540i (CHROM) grill:


    The 3rd grill, the 525i/530i (SCHWARTZ) grill:


    The 4th grill, the M5/2001-2003 540i (M-CHROM) grill, is not technically all chrome. Only the edges of the slats are chrome, whereas the sides are black:


    The 5th, "ebay chrome grill" is chrome all over, including the side faces of the slats:





    .

    Here is a comparison of the 1996-2000 540i grill versus the M5 grill:




    Note that not all e39s follow "the rules" when it comes to grills. BMWNA was free to change small details from time to time when importing cars, thus here in the US we may see some differences. Moreover, in addition to the 5th "ebay chrome grill" there is the aftermarket matte black grill and it's small number of variants.



    .
    1985 325 - 5 speed - LSD - M50NV - MS2/extra - AEM UEGO - TiAL MV-R - 750cc injectors - HX35 - Blunttech Manifold - 3" exhaust
    1991 318i - 5 speed - M50NV - e36 rack - Smileys

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •