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Old 30th January 2009, 09:21   #1
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E39 M5 wagon

Besides the one BMW made and mine, I've only found two others. I'm sure there may be a couple more.
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Old 11th February 2009, 21:05   #3
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Very sweet! I assume you got all the interior bits as well?
I would have done a few things different, but thats just personal taste things.
As much as my wife hates wagons, if they made the M5 wagon I probably would have one instead of the sedan.
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Get rid of that HIDEOUS mesh grill, then it will be awesome
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I love it!!! With M5 part cars all over the net, and the cheap price of e39 wagons $3-10k I wouldn't be suprised to see them pop up slowly. CONGRATS
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that is awesome and unique!
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Awesome! Not too keen on the front mesh, but hey it's different and certainly stands out! Anymore details on your car?

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To me the mesh makes it!!!

Love it.
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Don't mess with my mesh. The mesh covers the brake cooling ducts. I don't like the two round aluminum ducts you see sticking out of the front grille on some of the cars that have this modification, and I wanted something other than a black grille (if the car was a lighter color I would of kept the black grille). I think the car needed a menacing smile. Besides Most people will never see the front of the car, only the back.

Here's the story on the car. It was built 9 years ago from a 2000 528iT with 115 miles on it. Auxillary fan fire required replacing the wiring harness and some other parts. Well those parts came from 2 donor M5's. Drivetrain had 11K miles. Entire M5 wiring harness was transplanted (no cutting). Every part that could be transferred. Was. Spare tire area was replaced with sedan bodywork, so battery is now in the middle like the sedan. Leaving room for the M5 exhaust to be run properly.

I had been bugging the original owner/builder to sell me the car for the last 8 years. Last year he sold it to me. But that is just the beginning. The car was never finished. The interior and all touring functions needed attending to. The body needed a really good paint job.

I took the car apart, got a wiring harness from a wrecked touring and spiced all the features back in with the correct colored wire. Now the rear hatch, wiper, sprayer, soft close all work. All the rear interior parts are new. Suede headliner, rear seats are sewn with M5 inserts so they match the front M5 seats. Wide screen nav, DSP, HID, etc.
I even had to buy new seat belts for the rear because the interior was originally tan.

In December I took the outside of the car apart and sent it to the paint shop. I got it back last week and am in the process of putting everything back together. Now I can't use it for Home Depot any more (roof rail delete moldings).
Also filled the phone antenna hole.

I need help with two things:

Suggestions for stereo speaker upgrade and the suspension is just not right. It has H&R springs at all four corners, M5 front struts and Koni (non adjustable) sport shocks in the rear. The rear feels a little bouncy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I will probably try to email the owners of the other M5 tourings to see what they have done.

The only non stock modification I have done so far is the UUC short shifter. It seems I can't shift without it.

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