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Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   16th September 2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By darknight
That's the engine mount your looking at. Since...

That's the engine mount your looking at. Since your already on the drivers side take a look at your power steering system. I'm at 122k and I've replaced every one of those damn lines.

-Matt
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st May 2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,256
Posted By darknight
This. The 'butt dyno' noticed no difference in...

This. The 'butt dyno' noticed no difference in acceleration.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st May 2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,256
Posted By darknight
Do you have any definitive evidence? I'm not...

Do you have any definitive evidence? I'm not trying to be a dick, but I am curious. I've got over 25k miles on my swap and I haven't noticed a difference.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st May 2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,256
Posted By darknight
Great. I may do this next time I need the clutch...

Great. I may do this next time I need the clutch done.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st May 2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,256
Posted By darknight
Congrats, I told you it would work. Did they...

Congrats, I told you it would work. Did they flush the box after tapping the hole for the switch?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th April 2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By darknight
Ground Control, 275's (dunlop z1 ss) all around...

Ground Control, 275's (dunlop z1 ss) all around and a 5mm spacer up front. Works great.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th April 2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,256
Posted By darknight
Some insight from someone that's already done...

Some insight from someone that's already done this.

After bending the fork for 2nd gear in late 2010 I sourced a used (from a car with about 24k miles) 540i/6 box. Installation was extremely...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   19th April 2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By darknight
I don't have one, but I did blow up second gear...

I don't have one, but I did blow up second gear last year. I replaced it with a used 540i/6 box. After 25k miles I've noticed no issues. Only slight problem is cruise control doesn't work due to the...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   15th February 2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,540
Posted By darknight
Is the rear sunshade still available. If so how...

Is the rear sunshade still available. If so how much shipped to 92131. Thanks!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th December 2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By darknight
Are you running 275's on all 4?

Are you running 275's on all 4?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   4th October 2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,314
Posted By darknight
Congratulations! While my suspension is a...

Congratulations!

While my suspension is a bit stiffer up front, 550# 6.5", I'm curious about which GC plates you went with.

I'm about a year in and my plates have deformed enough to start...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th July 2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,447
Posted By darknight
Shoot me a quote with shipping to 92131 (San...

Shoot me a quote with shipping to 92131 (San Diego, CA)
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   25th July 2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,447
Posted By darknight
The folding rear sunshade, just the motorized...

The folding rear sunshade, just the motorized part, I already have the correct deck. And the cup holder from the front if you've got them.
Forum: M5 E39 Group Buy Forum and Sponsor Discussion and Offerings   3rd June 2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 42,521
Posted By darknight
Wow. Exactly what I was looking for. Just...

Wow. Exactly what I was looking for. Just contacted you through your site. Thanks!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th February 2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,537
Posted By darknight
3 mi city and 9 mi highway each way. I'm thinking...

3 mi city and 9 mi highway each way. I'm thinking its probably a wiring issue at this point.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th February 2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,216
Posted By darknight
Just hit 110k miles and I'm averaging about 16mpg...

Just hit 110k miles and I'm averaging about 16mpg and less than a liter of oil between changes.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th February 2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,537
Posted By darknight
Daily, 12 miles each way. It's California, we...

Daily, 12 miles each way. It's California, we don't have an off season :p
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th February 2011, 03:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,537
Posted By darknight
I replaced all the parts and cleared the codes...

I replaced all the parts and cleared the codes last weekend. Temps have never been an issue. I'm kind of at a loss here.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   8th February 2011, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,537
Posted By darknight
Coolant temperature plausibility

So I failed smog today because of a recently cleared code, coolant temperature plausibility. I've replaced the thermostat, double temp switch and the coolant temperature sensor. After all that I'm...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   3rd January 2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,798
Posted By darknight
I'm in for this. Mine is busted anyways.

I'm in for this. Mine is busted anyways.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th August 2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,943
Posted By darknight
Specs on the alignment? Do the BC's have front...

Specs on the alignment? Do the BC's have front adjustable camber? Spring rates? And did you replace anything else when doing this? Thanks! :D
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th July 2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,701
Posted By darknight
This. Best upgrade for our cars.

This. Best upgrade for our cars.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th July 2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,701
Posted By darknight
Powerflex black's here. No issues after 3k miles....

Powerflex black's here. No issues after 3k miles. Best upgrade I've done besides the suspension overhaul. Very very little nvh.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th July 2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By darknight
I went through three of those, kept dropping them...

I went through three of those, kept dropping them down and the car magically ate them. Eventually I realized it was because the cover was slightly heat warped.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th July 2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,626
Posted By darknight
I glad someone finally said it. I'm at 450# in...

I glad someone finally said it. I'm at 450# in the rear and its still to soft.

@op, I'll probably be jumping on those te37 reps within the next few months, I'll let you know how it goes.
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   26th July 2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By darknight
I'm still interested if you want to sell just the...

I'm still interested if you want to sell just the sliders/brackets?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th July 2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,315
Posted By darknight
If your worried about the nvh, don't be. I've got...

If your worried about the nvh, don't be. I've got PF blacks for all my bushings plus a significantly stiffer suspension than most and I hardly notice anything.
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   23rd July 2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,603
Posted By darknight
Last I heard he had a local buyer for all 4....

Last I heard he had a local buyer for all 4. :confused:
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   21st July 2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,603
Posted By darknight
Please send me an email (matt 84 @ gmail . com)...

Please send me an email (matt 84 @ gmail . com) Thanks!
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   21st July 2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,603
Posted By darknight
Willing to sell/ship just the rears?

Willing to sell/ship just the rears?
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   21st July 2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,574
Posted By darknight
How old is this? Any trouble with the AF motor?

How old is this? Any trouble with the AF motor?
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   20th July 2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By darknight
And I have seats with no rails. GLWS

And I have seats with no rails. GLWS
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   20th July 2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,770
Posted By darknight
Willing to let the sliders and floor mounts go? I...

Willing to let the sliders and floor mounts go? I only need the drivers side. I'm in San Diego. You wouldn't have to deal with shipping?
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   4th July 2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 52
  E39 For Sale: M5 parting out
Views: 6,423
Posted By darknight
Does it have the automatic rear sunshade? If so...

Does it have the automatic rear sunshade? If so email me (matt84@gmail.com) your best price shipped to 92128.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th June 2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,140
Posted By darknight
Figures that the only thing I haven't done....

Figures that the only thing I haven't done. :confused2

Thanks.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th June 2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,140
Posted By darknight
Your fog lights, are they HID? If so how did you...

Your fog lights, are they HID? If so how did you get around them throwing a check bulb code?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th June 2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By darknight
Thanks everyone. I never thought I'd drive...

Thanks everyone. I never thought I'd drive 25,000 in a little over a year since I bought it.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   9th June 2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By darknight
Finally!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4684733327_5081430c98_b.jpg

:thumbsup:
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   24th May 2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,511
Posted By darknight
A modified ground control setup. The ride is...

A modified ground control setup. The ride is amazing.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   23rd May 2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,511
Posted By darknight
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2503/4516730010_604...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2503/4516730010_60410f84d0_o.jpg

Although slightly difficult to see, this is 5mm in the rear and 20mm in the front with longer studs all around.

This is also...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   20th May 2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,644
Posted By darknight
I did this actually, just last week actually. Its...

I did this actually, just last week actually. Its slightly better but turning the wheel and looking and wheels you can see them skipping. I guess it might be time for a box rebuild.

If only we...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   19th May 2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,644
Posted By darknight
About 2 months ago I replaced all 3 tie rods, r/l...

About 2 months ago I replaced all 3 tie rods, r/l thrust arms, r/l track arms, urethane bushings, and the pitman arm. After a corner balance and an alignment the steering still feels off.

At this...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   21st April 2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
  E39 For Sale: OEM M5 Wheels
Views: 1,180
Posted By darknight
Willing to sell just the rears? The 9.5's If...

Willing to sell just the rears? The 9.5's

If so how much w/ shipping to 92128?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   6th April 2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,026
Posted By darknight
Do you mean either the thrust or track arms? ...

Do you mean either the thrust or track arms?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/m/o/3.png

Parts 12/5.

Right around a month ago I replaced the bushing in the track arm with a powerflex black...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   2nd April 2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By darknight
1. This is the list I came up with at 95k miles....

1. This is the list I came up with at 95k miles. My suspension was pretty beat.

FRONT:
Left traction strut - 31121092609
Right traction.strut - 31121092610
Left Wishbone - 31121141961
Right...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th March 2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,865
Posted By darknight
How's your $$ ? I did these last weekend...

How's your $$ ?

I did these last weekend with new arms so I could also change the worn ball joints at the other end. The track arm bushings go in with just a rubber mallet. I'm still waiting on...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   21st March 2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 19,882
Posted By darknight
I'm not sure this is a serviceable bushing. I was...

I'm not sure this is a serviceable bushing. I was just under there replacing everything else these past 3 days and didn't notice any unusual wear. If your looking to have it replaced you could...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   1st March 2010, 03:54 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 30,633
Posted By darknight
Do you have the rear sunshade? PN: 82249407925 ...

Do you have the rear sunshade? PN: 82249407925
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/i/n/21.png
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=DE93&mospid=47592&btnr=51_4682&hg=51&fg=95
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th February 2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By darknight
It seems very interesting that a $400 plate...

It seems very interesting that a $400 plate doesn't have caster adjustment. :confused2
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th February 2010, 06:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By darknight
Interesting. Hows the bounce of the ride? Did you...

Interesting. Hows the bounce of the ride? Did you have GC custom valve the Koni's for your spring rates? Also, how did you address the appalling lack of caster adjustment on the front plates?
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   28th February 2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By darknight
I'll post some photos in a few weeks when I get...

I'll post some photos in a few weeks when I get things sorted out with this Ground Control kit. :grrrrr:
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th February 2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,619
Posted By darknight
Just note that the Ground Control front plates...

Just note that the Ground Control front plates give you absolutely no caster adjustment. :dunno:
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th February 2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By darknight
The struts/shocks & springs are being replaced...

The struts/shocks & springs are being replaced with the ground control coilover setup.

I put the list together myself with help from this board and realOEM.

Everything arrived from SSF/Pelican.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th February 2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,144
Posted By darknight
I'm right at 95k miles. Here's a list of...

I'm right at 95k miles. Here's a list of everything I'm replacing/upgrading.

Front:
Left traction strut - 31121092609
Right traction strut - 31121092610
Left Wishbone - 31121141961
Right...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   22nd February 2010, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,673
Posted By darknight
Suspension & Steering refresh - Questions about wear parts.

At 95k miles I've finally decided to pull the trigger on replacing a bunch of suspension and steering parts.

I'm curious though about some wear items.
...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   1st February 2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By darknight
Is the door open? Mine won't do the one-touch...

Is the door open? Mine won't do the one-touch up/down if the door is open.
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   29th January 2010, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,390
Posted By darknight
Still for sale? Send me an email,...

Still for sale? Send me an email, matt@nuarmy.com. I'm interested in the whole package.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   26th October 2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,394
Posted By darknight
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/l/t/59.png ...

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/l/t/59.png

RealOEM.com BMW E39 M5 Crankcase-Ventilation/oil separator...
Forum: Parts / Other For Sale or Wanted   9th October 2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
  E39 Want to buy: 2x 18x9.5 E39 M5 Wheels
Views: 398
Posted By darknight
2x 18x9.5 E39 M5 Wheels

I need just the rears but would take the whole set for a decent price. Looking for pickup in socal. Thanks!
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th August 2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By darknight
Great. Thanks everyone. I'll check it out when...

Great. Thanks everyone. I'll check it out when I'm home from work today.
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   27th August 2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By darknight
Some quick nav computer questions

Hi everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster.

I recently had to get a new navigation computer (the unit in the trunk).

It works great, the only thing is that instead of showing the ///M...
Forum: E39 M5 and E52 Z8 Discussion   30th March 2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3,521
Views: 418,589
Posted By darknight
Thanks for the great resource.

Thanks for the great resource.
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