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Best "first" mods - esp. for dark colored E60 M5
I have a Monaco Blue E60 M5 on order, and am already contemplating mods (this board is dangerous!). Since Monaco is VERY dark (almost looks black in certain light), I'm wondering what mods people have made that really enhance the appearance of dark-colored E60 beasts.
BTW, I've searched and studied the archives quite extensively, so I think I already have an idea what many of the potential mods are - I'd just like some opinions of the first things you guys would recommend...
First, let me tell you what I already have in mind. I already bought the Hartge front spoiler and rear skirt (just needs to be painted & installed when the car arrives). Since I'm not planning to get new wheels/tires (I actually really like the stock M5 wheels), I'm thinking the first additional mod should be lowering the car a bit (I think that will enhance the Hartge trim and give the car a meaner stance overall). Because my wife will be a frequent driver, however, the Dinan Stage 1 suspension package seems like the best--provides some lowering but still retains a near-factory (i.e., smooth) ride. (I've read that H&R and other springs make the ride considerably rougher than stock.) Any comments/suggestions on that?
The other mods that appeal to me as great bang-for-the-buck are the Dinan rear (3.91) diff (to increase low-end torque), and possibly Dinan exhaust (I've got it on my X5 and LOVE the sound of their exhaust systems!).
Any input - on these or other mods - is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by SeattleYates; 14th February 2007 at 10:00 PM.