Every car is a compromise as it comes from the factory, even the mighty M5. Over the last 20 years, the only car I did NOT mod was my 560SEL. Everything was changed to improve (in my eyes) performance and occassionally cosmetics.MINENCE said:Is every one here a mod junky, or there are others like me who can't appreciate the M5 more the way it left the factory?
Mod! I pick mine up Friday. The photos are before. I will post again with post mod photos. See attachment.///M_CHAP said:FRIENDS DONT LET FRIENDS DRIVE STOCK....
jk,its all about personal preference, i like modding because i feel like my car is personalized and different from others
I think your question is a great one. Hopefully everybody agrees that from the factory, the M5 is an incredible piece of automotive machinery.MINENCE said:Is every one here a mod junky, or there are others like me who can't appreciate the M5 more the way it left the factory?
Thanks. I will keep everyone posted. We ran a pre-mod dyno with the 5 bone stock. We will run a second one on Monday after I put about 300 miles on the new clutch. This second dyno will be will all mods except the power chip. We will send the second dyno info to Discovery Automotive. They will program the chip and overnight it to us. We install, run 50-100 miles to let it aclimate and then perform the third dyno. Hopefully, everything will be set. If not, we send the new dyno results and chip back to Discovery or they send us the new program and we dyno again. As all of you might expect, I am dying with anticipation. My new baby has been in for surgery for 4 weeks now. Most of the time has been waiting on the SS race cats and the Eisenmann race mufflers. Fortunately, I have my M3 to drive while the 5 is in for the mods. When I post the final results, I will also post all the dyno results.Stickman said:I think your question is a great one. Hopefully everybody agrees that from the factory, the M5 is an incredible piece of automotive machinery.
As good as ANYTHING is, it can always be made better. Of course, "better" is a personal opinion. Personally, I think that the M5 sits plenty low in stock form. Others want it even lower. Some want larger wheels and a different suspension and are willing to live with a harsher ride in trade for even quicker response.
For me, (at least at first), I want to keep it to a minimum. A different exhaust because I want it to sound "meaner" than stock. And engine software to eliminate the max speed (like I will really be able to go faster than 155 in the US!) and allow for the premium gas only.
Redhot5 - please keep us posted on the progress on your mods. Since it looks like they will all be done at the same time it may be difficult to give feedback on the impact of each one. But still, we'd love to hear your feedback.