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    Lähetetty minun ONEPLUS A5010 laitteesta Tapatalkilla

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    Love, the mud flaps and I'm being serious. I'm also really glad you got that fender replaced. That was some serious rust.

    There's a guy on ebay who has the mud flaps for $170 but claims they won't fit an m-tech rear bumper.

    I drove another wagon with them and really liked the vibe they sent out. Like, "Sure, pretty like a ballerina who' s an expert at Krav Maga and has no compunction whatsoever of either delivering a triumphant display of balance and control while telling a story in dance or as soon as think about it un-burdoning you of the weight of your eyes" (too far into the psyche?) you might get my point.



    They look cool against the silver.
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    I'm no ballet dancer (although...don't tell anyone guys...I did take ballet classes when I was a kid. I had to go with my sister.....) but I get the Plattuspoint....a perfect mid-winter's trip into the psyche...

    I could totally get down with a set of mudflaps all 'round....and my ruuf-top cargo bakset....and two big @$$ PIAA or Hella yellow-lensed roundies mounted on the nose for those dark backroads I frequent...
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    You get me!


    Ok, funny but ugly a/f. I forget who did these but if I look far enough back, I'll find out. He did some neat "what-if" pics.



    My dream winter-illumination set-up.

    (I think the artist used RAVE34's Ls wagon for that one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by geargrinder View Post
    I'm on record as being way into the idea of the rally wagon E39. Maybe I should go in that direction at next overhaul.
    I second this idea! I spent some time yesterday searching for "lifted e39" but couldn't find anything. I love the idea of a mildly lifted wagon on bigger tires. Similar to this...

    4266756995_866974b2c5_b.jpg

    If nothing else, it would make a fun winter wagon to have slightly more ground clearance and a great set of snow tires...

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmurphymn View Post
    I second this idea! I spent some time yesterday searching for "lifted e39" but couldn't find anything. I love the idea of a mildly lifted wagon on bigger tires. Similar to this...
    That's not nearly the best pic of that car...



    Here's some more...
    http://forum.expeditionportal.com/th...826#post553826

    Merc guys are famous for rally builds cuz of the factory rallly support cars. Granted mostly sedans or the super super cool MB coupe rally cars. You want to waste some internet time, Google Image for "Mercedes Rally". I'm not sure what are my favorites, the SL builds or the famous big red 300 SEL V8 sedan clones.

    Some other cool lifted Merc wagons from teh innerwebz...




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    Intrigued!
    Perhaps I will pickup another wagon and convert it into an "off road looking" vehicle. Or maybe even make a "battle car"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmurphymn View Post
    I second this idea! I spent some time yesterday searching for "lifted e39" but couldn't find anything. I love the idea of a mildly lifted wagon on bigger tires. Similar to this...

    4266756995_866974b2c5_b.jpg

    If nothing else, it would make a fun winter wagon to have slightly more ground clearance and a great set of snow tires...
    4.6 or 4.8 e53 X5, basically it is a lifted wagon only I fully commit to help wrench and fetch beer and wings for the 1st official "e39 Dakar Toururing GT"

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    Quote Originally Posted by geargrinder View Post
    That's not nearly the best pic of that car...
    Sorry, I was having a hard time getting that mud picture to load! I still don't know how to post larger pictures on here...
    Why hasn't anyone done anything like this to an E39?

    After reading Jeremy Clarksons review of the 528iT in Africa, it sounds like it held up quite well. It's not as bulletproof as a classic 300TD but I thought at least someone would have "rallied" an e39 by now...

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    Again, sorry that I don't know how to make these pictures any bigger. And sorry for the poor quality pic.

    I saw this on a BMW E39 / 5 Series Facebook Group. The guy accidentally ordered E34 struts and it looks like it raised the front end up by a few inches.

    I'm wondering how you would go about raising the rear...

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    oooh....oooh....ooooh....pick me !! pick me !!! I'm in too !!! Def down for wrenchin' and beer fetchin' !! We may have to hit my boys up at Team Sahlen on this as we formulate our evil plan.

    (the MB pics are awesome... I dig those cars...)
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    My wagon has factory SLS - so you can trick it to raise the rear quite a bit without changing much

    Quote Originally Posted by danmurphymn View Post
    Capture.JPG

    Again, sorry that I don't know how to make these pictures any bigger. And sorry for the poor quality pic.

    I saw this on a BMW E39 / 5 Series Facebook Group. The guy accidentally ordered E34 struts and it looks like it raised the front end up by a few inches.

    I'm wondering how you would go about raising the rear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapE46 View Post
    My wagon has factory SLS - so you can trick it to raise the rear quite a bit without changing much
    i know you can lower the rear pretty easily. I wonder how much you could raise the rear and what the ride quality / suspension geometry would be. Pair it with possibly E34 front struts, a bit beefier tires, a light bar and it may look pretty good?

    Realistically I won't be doing this, just interested in the whole discussion. I'm more interested in why no oone has done anything like this yet and why not.

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    I'd even go volvo wagon in the snow.


    Sorry, off-topic.
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