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Guys im sorry for once again posting useless stuff but i think there are people in this community i can benefit from experiences of...
So i post this list so if i done a mistake tell me so! :D thanks for help guys.

Car: 2008 Silverstone II BMW M5, Full black perforated merino leather interior
(all options ofcourse :D) $109.000 (109k i think....) or was it 96? nm.

Mods:

1.Dinan Stage 2 Suspension System $872.50

2.Alpina 19" Classic Wheels Set of 4 $4395.00
( http://www.beastpower.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BMI&Product_Code=AL-BE60-W-CLASS&Category_Code=alpinawheels )

3. Dinan Carbon fiber rear shock tower brace $499.00

4.Dinan carbon fiber front strut tower brace $599.00

5.Evosport 3.91 Rear limited slip differential 3 way clutch LSD $4599.00

6.Eisenmann Meisterschaft Exhaust and X-Pipe $3799.00

7.Supersprint Racing Catalytic Converters $4395.00 (Hope they fit Evosport headers!)(Not getting Eisenmann Because i dont wanna Delete 2ndary cats and have problems with cops...,And Evosport headers dont have 2ndary cats)
( http://www.beastpower.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BMI&Product_Code=SU-BE60M-RCATS )


8.Vorsteiner Aero DVWP/Carbonfiber Rear Decklid Spoiler $649.00

9.Hartge foot pedal set $155.00

10.Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's Front:265/30ZR19 Rear:285/30ZR19 $1684.00

11.V10 Schrick Cam Shaft Kit
$1999.00
( http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=0473-E60M5SCHRICK )

12.Supersprint Headers $6499.00

13.Evosport Power Pulley Package $699.00

14.Hartge Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel with Carbon fiber Cover $1625.00
(http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=32630515)

15.GruppeM Carbon Fiber Cold Air Intake (RAM Air) $2395.00
( http://www.beastpower.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BMI&Product_Code=GM-BE60-M5-CAI&Category_Code=cai )

16.Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit - Rear $2995.00
( http://www.importrp.com/product.php?productid=59180&cat=0&page=1 )

17.Brembo Gran Turismo Big Brake Kit - Front $3950.00
( http://www.importrp.com/product.php?productid=59072&cat=0&page=1 )

18. Active Autowerke Engine Software For E60 M5
$1500.00 ( Till Evosport ECU is out)

19. Hartge Front Bumper Spoiler Lip $599.95
( http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=51600410 )

20. Hartge Rear Bumper Skirt $299.95
( http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=51600420 )

21. Angel iBright V2.0 HID Xenon White Halo Angel Eyes $349.00



22. Hardwired Valentine One V1 Radar and Lasar Detector $499.00 ( https://store.valentine1.com/store/ )

Finally over... This is what i got in mind guys. i just spent 4 hours researching and looking for parts... And i dont know how much it costs total along with the car lol... math isnt my forte i guess. but it cant be over 150k.


My question is. Tell me if there are better substitutes for the parts i listed. Or useless (Only bling i got is angel eyes and hartge pieces) I Will not be looking into forced induction in the future since i appreciate the S85s naturally aspirated power. and another question is When will Evosport release a software?If not is there a better one then AA?


Updated!, Im just nervous that you will flame me for it... Oh well.Its not Dinan heavy now its a mix
This was all i had to say guys please contribute your thoughts and ideas and im terribly sorry for taking your time.I Bet you got better things to do then just read my list. Thank you for your time!

 

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Ehhh...is that your "wish-list" or are you seriously considering to purchase those things?

Doing a quick calculation, I get a total cost equal to roughly 35k and I assume you have to throw in another 5k (or more?!) for labor.

I dont get it, I personally think that if that much is needed to get a car "worthy", then you got the wrong car to begin with....
 

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No. Actually i really like the mods and im really considering buying those. The car is already the best 4 door there is but there is always room for improvement,Look at it this way. Lets assume to you the stock m5 is the perfect car, for another person the hamann m5 is the perfect one, for me the this m5 is the perfect one.. its a matter of taste
 

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Your dilemma, I will address as you asked......Obviously you want a car that handles and also goes fast...right ??? You did say you decided on the car and mods: BUT..Does it have to be a BMW, M5 or can it be another make of car....do you need the 5 passenger size ??? Can it be another car....something much faster and lighter??? But with less passenger capabilities ????

Why don't you invest in something that starts out faster and handles better in stock form than an M5 ??? FOR LESS MONEY .

Now unless you aren't going to budge from the M5, I would say go for it go for all of it and add Nitrous ...Kick ARSE.... big time.... good luck.............
 

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Your dilemma, I will address as you asked......Obviously you want a car that handles and also goes fast...right ??? You did say you decided on the car and mods: BUT..Does it have to be a BMW, M5 or can it be another make of car....do you need the 5 passenger size ??? Can it be another car....something much faster and lighter??? But with less passenger capabilities ????

Why don't you invest in something that starts out faster and handles better in stock form than an M5 ??? FOR LESS MONEY .

Now unless you aren't going to budge from the M5, I would say go for it go for all of it and add Nitrous ...Kick ARSE.... big time.... good luck.............

+1, I totally agree. That list is basically everything that is out there for the M5 that is spoken about on this board. Smart, because all the products have proven numbers. You'll have a blast doing this!:thumbsup:

If you don't mind, what do you currently drive?
 

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Nice list! Frightful how much we can spend on mods... :rolleyes:

For some perspective, 35 grand is about the cost of the S2 conversion for the e39 M5. 70 grand is about the cost for the S3 (s/c) conversion.

If you love the platform, go for it! What better to spend money on that a great passion! :)

Dave
 

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Are you shure you did your home work on your list of mods? ps tath's some list you have there. #1 if you go with AA software you do not need to buy Turners Speed Limiter Removal Unit, AA software removes the limiter. #2 I don't think GruppeM intake i a good intake{i lost 6 rwhp on my M3 wtith the gruppem intake}it was proven on a Dyno. When you buy your mods you have to make shure they all work with each other to get the best results. ps just my $.02
 

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From a strictly functional perspective, here are my comments:

Throttle bodies -- Very little power gain for the price.

Gruppe M air intake -- If you want to spend $2,400 on a nice piece of carbon fiber, go ahead, but the manufacturer has steadfastly refused to provide any documentation of an iota of performance gain, so you should expect zero performance improvement.

Brembo brake kits -- If you will not track your car, simply forget this because you don't need it and won't use it. The stock brakes already are a big brake kit. Even for track use, many specialists (including those that sponsor this board) do not believe that the M5 needs a brake upgrade beyond race pads. Again, this would be a strictly appearance mod.
 

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To answer your questions Yes! it has to be an M5 i absolutely love the car and cant think of getting anything more, The brembos are mandatory since i DO track my car and at the moment im driving an Touareg V10 TDI with ABT ECU Chip tuning. otherwise stock. all options except for sport wheels. i kept 18 inch wheels for offroad fun!

Now back to M5, M Richmond, i do agree that GruppeM is a bit steep priced. But ive seen the benefits of Ram air system on an C5 Z06 ( My big brothers,It was another brand intake which i do not remember at the moment) And i believe Ram air systems are the best to go. and GruppeM offers the only one at the moment
For the Brembos... I Believe brakes are a critical part of the car. And there is always room for improvement even on the best super-sedan..

And I might get Supersprint headers/Exhaust system instead. and ditch the hartge front and rear skirt for vorsteiner 2 piece front splitter and rear diffuser, I Would like to say that im focusing on performance strictly on this mod list. but a little bit bling doesnt hurt either...I Hope you understand me
To me the M5 is the best car there is.But i wanna improve it and make it Bester! (Notice not Better, Bester! :D:D:D) Thanks for your time again guys. im sorry if i took your time or made you upset
 

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Now back to M5, M Richmond, i do agree that GruppeM is a bit steep priced. But ive seen the benefits of Ram air system on an C5 Z06 ( My big brothers,It was another brand intake which i do not remember at the moment) And i believe Ram air systems are the best to go. and GruppeM offers the only one at the moment
Just because a ram air system works does not mean the Gruppe M intake works. I've never seen concrete proof that the one they built for the M3 does any good. We are trying to help you not waste your money. But if you would like to be the first to dyno test it for us then that's ok too. :hihihi:
 

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Cams?? Lol. Shrick camshafts! lol..And i decided on changing a few parts...
 

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You sound like you are ready for the pre-order STROKER. And if you are really gonna do all those mods, bring it in to ONE reputable shop and have them do it for a heavy discount on labor.

And don't worry about the "upsetting people" stuff. Many of us are non-productive ppl glad to read new threads rather than beating on current ones that are over 2 years old!
 

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Lol thanks, Actually im not into the dinan stroker. its fairly overpriced. I Want to keep the motor stock except for camshafts.
 

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You should get the Kreis-sieg exhaust. It sounds awesome and if you ever get worried for cops, you can just close the valves.
 

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Guys im sorry for once again posting useless stuff but i think there are people in this community i can benefit from experiences of...
So i post this list so if i done a mistake tell me so! :D thanks for help guys.

Mods:

7.Supersprint Racing Catalytic Converters $4395.00 (Hope they fit Evosport headers!)

12.Supersprint Headers $6499.00
I'm confused which headers you are getting :hihihi: But to answer your question, yes our headers will fit the Supersprint Cats. But honestly, for $4395, you're better off keeping stock secondary cats or just cutting out the stock cats and welding in high perf cats and save yourself about $4000!
 

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Well. I Decided on getting Supersprint headers and cats. Since they got perfect fitment thats the wya im gonna go and since its been a day i cant edit the post :S.. but yeah im getting supersprints probably. Thanks though. I would have considered evosport headers if i was going for a section 1 section 2 and meisterschaft setup like you got on your M5. but im going for a quieter setup ( problems with cops... sigh.)
 

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M4, now I know who you are after you IM'd me:) Great list you've got there - since we were discussing exhausts, I'd also select the Kreiss-sieg exhaust - you can turn it from "blow your balls off mode" to "tickle your *** mode". Quite useful.
 
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