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Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th February 2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,133
Posted By michowen
Try Performing Imports | Alpharetta Foreign Auto...

Try Performing Imports | Alpharetta Foreign Auto Repair (http://www.performingimports.com/) Owner is Ronald Trochelmann.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th November 2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By michowen
I have my car serviced at that shop and the owner...

I have my car serviced at that shop and the owner (Ron) knows his stuff. I have seen the car, but do not know the owner.

BMW m Series | Performing Imports...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd April 2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By michowen
Thanks everyone. It has been a blast so far....

Thanks everyone. It has been a blast so far. Those engines are pretty sweet and I now know about that long 3rd gear!!

I got lucky on the find. Bought it from a guy at work that was looking to...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st April 2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,224
Posted By michowen
New Addition to My BMW Family

Picked up a 2006 E46 Conv (Manual) with 60k for the wife! This is the first M3 I have ever owned and I am looking forward to the ownership/driving experience. The wife is in love with it to say the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th February 2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 606,617
Posted By michowen
Dinan suspension installed! Loving it!!!

Dinan suspension installed! Loving it!!!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th December 2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 261,069
Posted By michowen
2001 bmw 540 6speed with M upgrades...

2001 bmw 540 6speed with M upgrades (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/cto/4203475207.html)
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th July 2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 382,127
Posted By michowen
SG...at Lake Hearn. I work right across the road.

SG...at Lake Hearn. I work right across the road.
Forum: USA Southeast Forum   28th June 2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,378
Posted By michowen
Welcome to Ga! Atlanta Caffeine and Octane...

Welcome to Ga!

Atlanta Caffeine and Octane is by far the largest gathering of enthusiasts (all brands and models). ...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   31st May 2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,250
Posted By michowen
Just finished this job at lunch and headed back...

Just finished this job at lunch and headed back to the office. Josh was great to work with! Nice job on the repair.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th May 2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,905
Posted By michowen
Thanks for all the comments on this subject...it...

Thanks for all the comments on this subject...it has definitely raised my level of awareness as I had my rear right patched a month ago due to a screw. I found this interesting article: Quick Fix...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th May 2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
I think for most of the drive, I was running...

I think for most of the drive, I was running between 3-3,500 rpms. All videos I have posted in this thread were done with my Go Pro Hero2. For some reason the camera does a very nice job at picking...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   17th May 2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Thanks for the update. And yes, that does sound...

Thanks for the update. And yes, that does sound loud. Although this a bit boring, here is a link to a video from my commute this morning on the highway. Again, evolve headers and cats along with...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   18th April 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,104
Posted By michowen
The bearing on my starter makes a quick sound...

The bearing on my starter makes a quick sound once the key is released. I searched and searched and SEARCHED for a DIY and just couldn't find anything. I did manage to find some threads on...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th April 2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
I can't wait to hear how things go and how you...

I can't wait to hear how things go and how you feel after your Beast is transformed. With a quality installation, the only issue I ran into was shearing the mid-exhaust mounts after spirited...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th April 2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Let us know what you think after the headers are...

Let us know what you think after the headers are installed.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th March 2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By michowen
Thank you for this write up. Is the part number...

Thank you for this write up. Is the part number you ordered 35-114093? And if so, did the new struts change the height on the front? I'm just curious since the product description says it is...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   15th March 2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,742
Posted By michowen
Now I do understand. That area changes a LOT...

Now I do understand. That area changes a LOT between those two places. I would borrow some wheels somewhere to have it loaded onto the truck to avoid any further damage.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   15th March 2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,742
Posted By michowen
I am so sorry to hear and see this. I know you...

I am so sorry to hear and see this. I know you must have a big pit in your stomach. Did this happen in or around Rosemary? I go to Seacrest every year and I just cannot imagine something like this...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   14th March 2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By michowen
Thank you for sharing. I was very disappointed I...

Thank you for sharing. I was very disappointed I did not get to come up due to Prom and Ga Tech student events/orientation. I did go hang out for a while on Sunday at the event in September. I'm...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th March 2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,246
Posted By michowen
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th February 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By michowen
Thanks for the info...did not know

Thanks for the info...did not know
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th February 2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,670
Posted By michowen
This has been around for a while and also...

This has been around for a while and also discussed/debated a lot. Looks like this version has been altered because you can no longer see the square side mirrors. If it's an e39 M5, then why is the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   13th February 2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,888
Posted By michowen
Exactly. And also, no tread marks on roads in...

Exactly. And also, no tread marks on roads in various clips (there are marks on some of the clips that do appear somewhat legit), too much bouncing around, too much steering wheel movement, no one...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   13th February 2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,888
Posted By michowen
To each his own; I'm not drinking this Kool Aid. ...

To each his own; I'm not drinking this Kool Aid. Someone is very good with editing and video production. On the flip side, entertaining to say the least.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th February 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,888
Posted By michowen
Am I the only skeptic here???? I saw this posted...

Am I the only skeptic here???? I saw this posted in various forums and there are a lot folks that have doubts about this being real as shown. There are very many things in this that just don't look...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th February 2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
This thread will be a good starting point for...

This thread will be a good starting point for you: http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/m5-e39-group-buy-forum-sponsor-discussion-offerings/192958-2nd-group-buy-evolve-medusa-4-1-step-design-headers.html
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th February 2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Thank you. I know exactly what you mean as I...

Thank you. I know exactly what you mean as I researched and read/watched all kinds of set ups, but not really any of which was just the Evolve setup with the stock resonators and cans. You can...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   11th February 2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Love it!!! Congrats! I know you are excited and...

Love it!!! Congrats! I know you are excited and can't wait.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   31st January 2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,641
Posted By michowen
Second this

Second this
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th January 2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Ok, I know I am boring as I don't have vids...

Ok, I know I am boring as I don't have vids against other cars. However these will give you another taste of the Evolve headers, CATs, tune, stock resonators, stock cans.
...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th January 2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
My center support brackets completely sheared...

My center support brackets completely sheared after some spirited driving back in October. Once they sheared, the exhaust sat really high and would make very strange noises due to sitting against...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th January 2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
I did tons of research before making the...

I did tons of research before making the commitment. The guy that installed mine has SS and he was impressed with Evolve.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th January 2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Let us know your feedback.

Let us know your feedback.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th January 2013, 01:55 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Contact Evolve...they will be able to sort out...

Contact Evolve...they will be able to sort out all your questions. They are awesome!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   23rd January 2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
You will NOT be disappointed!!!

You will NOT be disappointed!!!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd January 2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
My CAI went on two months after the Headers /...

My CAI went on two months after the Headers / tune. I was specifically told by Evolve that my car did not need to be retuned. We did not put it on the dyno due to the shop being so busy. I just...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd January 2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
When the weather and time is appropriate, I will...

When the weather and time is appropriate, I will have Buckhead Imports run another Dyno. We did one during the middle of summer before I got the cold air intake and can tell you Evolve delivered as...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st January 2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Well, they've been on since September and nothing...

Well, they've been on since September and nothing has changed on the sound. So we shall see. And yes, enjoying A LOT!!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st January 2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Nope...no leaks. We made sure of that. It is...

Nope...no leaks. We made sure of that. It is not considerably louder on start up; however, when you are behind the car when its is started, you know from that note and bellow there is something...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th January 2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Defintely pulls a LOT stronger!!! Breathes a ton...

Defintely pulls a LOT stronger!!! Breathes a ton better. And yes, it a sleeper for sure. I get a lot more looks these days when they hear the nice exhaust note. I do have the Evolve sticker...not...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th January 2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Yes they are great! Defintely would like to run...

Yes they are great! Defintely would like to run into you one day. In the first vid, you can hear my V1 booting up. No laser jammer yet! But the V1 has definitely saved me many times!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th January 2013, 02:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Here's a short vid of the sound from inside the...

Here's a short vid of the sound from inside the cabin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM6bfhxnj-M
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th January 2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,044
Posted By michowen
Evolve Headers

I love my E39 so much, I decided to go ahead and take the plunge on some performance updgrades. Back in the summer of 2012 I did a lot of research on upgrades, tunes, etc. The one resonating theme...
Forum: E63 BMW M6 Forum and BMW M6 Convertible | m6board.com   15th January 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,374
Posted By michowen
F12

Very similar lines
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   19th December 2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Here you go

Here you go
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   19th November 2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Mine have arrived!! Install scheduled for...

Mine have arrived!! Install scheduled for tomorrow. Can't wait!! Thanks Imran and Evolve!!
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   13th November 2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Outstanding work!!!! Can't wait.

Outstanding work!!!! Can't wait.
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   8th November 2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Any new updates?

Any new updates?
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   1st November 2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Thanks for the update! I knew something was...

Thanks for the update! I knew something was holding this up.
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   30th October 2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Not trying to rush perfection, but it has been...

Not trying to rush perfection, but it has been two weeks since payment and we have no update on shipping. Any updates?
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   26th October 2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Just checking in to get an update on shipping....

Just checking in to get an update on shipping. Can't wait to get these!

Thank you!
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   19th October 2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Very nice! Any update on shipment?

Very nice! Any update on shipment?
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   16th October 2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,657
Posted By michowen
Looks like the same car? 2002 BMW M5...

Looks like the same car?

2002 BMW M5 ***SUPER CLEAN*** (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/3301438372.html)
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   16th October 2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,074
Posted By michowen
Nice car.

Nice car.
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   22nd September 2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,006
Posted By michowen
Any update on how much longer?

Any update on how much longer?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th September 2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,165
Posted By michowen
This thread made me examine mine. They did need...

This thread made me examine mine. They did need to be replaced. On a Friday night this past Labor Day Weekend, I replaced mine. I tried to catch as many crumbling pieces as I could. In...
Forum: Track, Racing and Drivers Education   10th September 2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By michowen
More Pics

from Road Atlanta
Forum: Track, Racing and Drivers Education   10th September 2012, 02:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By michowen
Pics from Road Atlanta BMW CCA

Some pics from BMW CCA Road Atlanta
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   3rd August 2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,472
Posted By michowen
I don't have any videos to post yet; however, all...

I don't have any videos to post yet; however, all I can is say is WOW! I am loving my car with the headers, race cats, and stage 3 tune. These guys are awesome to work with and the end result is...
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   18th July 2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,472
Posted By michowen
Sooo excited!! Hopefully a set up headed to...

Sooo excited!! Hopefully a set up headed to Atlanta GA this week!!!
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   4th July 2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,472
Posted By michowen
PM sent on LHD set up.

PM sent on LHD set up.
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   2nd July 2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,472
Posted By michowen
Subscribing

Subscribing
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th May 2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,582
Posted By michowen
I agree. They do feel different on initial...

I agree. They do feel different on initial braking, but after a few hundred miles, you get used to the difference. I don't track my car. It is used as a DD and I am perfectly fine with the...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   23rd May 2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,582
Posted By michowen
I recently did my first rotor/pad job on the...

I recently did my first rotor/pad job on the front. Went with Textar Rotors and Akebono ceramic. So far so good. After a two weeks of doing the front, I did the rear. However, my rear rotors were...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd April 2012, 12:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,484
Posted By michowen
I had so much success and fun with my first clay...

I had so much success and fun with my first clay bar job, I decided to make it an annual spring event. I could not believe how much grime had accumulated on my paint after one year. I pretty much...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th April 2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,396
Posted By michowen
I went with the darker shade on mine and love it.

I went with the darker shade on mine and love it.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   12th March 2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 606,617
Posted By michowen
On Saturday, new fuel filter and tranny mounts.

On Saturday, new fuel filter and tranny mounts.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th March 2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 606,617
Posted By michowen
Forgot to mention in my previous post, also had a...

Forgot to mention in my previous post, also had a a Timesert installed on my aluminum oil pan.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   3rd March 2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5,921
Views: 606,617
Posted By michowen
Had to have a spot weld on the middle exhaust...

Had to have a spot weld on the middle exhaust support bracket on the passenger side. Exhaust was sagging and bouncing on the middle support and making noises inside the cabin. Problem fixed. $20...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th February 2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,535
Views: 261,069
Posted By michowen
On my daily commute! They always hang back but...

On my daily commute! They always hang back but eventually have to pass me due to traffic flow. Happens at least twice a week.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st January 2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By michowen
Kellyo.... a very near neighbor: All my...

Kellyo.... a very near neighbor:

All my best! You and your family are in my prayers!

Michael
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   23rd November 2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 23
  E39 For Sale: White e39 M5
Views: 6,448
Posted By michowen
PMs sent.

PMs sent.
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   22nd November 2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
  E39 For Sale: White e39 M5
Views: 6,448
Posted By michowen
Email sent.

Email sent.
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   21st November 2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
  E39 For Sale: White e39 M5
Views: 6,448
Posted By michowen
Correction, this is a 2001.

Correction, this is a 2001.
Forum: Cars For Sale or Wanted   21st November 2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
  E39 For Sale: White e39 M5
Views: 6,448
Posted By michowen
Hopefully it will go to a good home. Sorry, but I...

Hopefully it will go to a good home. Sorry, but I am not the photographer. These were supplied to me.

2001 with black interior and I believe it is probably around the 68k mark on mileage. Very...
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