Dimi, I think it's time for an E46 M3 steering wheel Wouldn't this fix your problem? I'm positive that the E46 M3 steering wheel is smaller and less chunkier than the E39 M5 wheel. I think IMHO, one of the very best upgrades is to update that old bus-like steering wheel to one from the E46 M3. Not only is it much nicer to look at, it's smaller and makes the steering just that bit heavier, and it actually feels like it's connected to the front wheels, a connection I never really got from the standard E39 M5 steering wheel.
The cup holders in this car was a joke by the BMW engineers, anyone who dares to drive an E39 while consuming a beverage should be greeted with a cold splash of said drink whenever the lateral load is in excess of 0.1G.
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Favorite Quote: "Understeer is when you hit the wall with your front end. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with your back end. Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall. Torque is how far you move the wall when you hit it. "