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post #81 of 293 Old 29th March 2018, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, caslvre39!

The weekend before this one it was off with the dreadful winter tires and got summer shoes on - Dunlop Sport Maxx RT 2 which I bought before winter started and got a pretty good deal on them.

I had them on my old M5 and I was very happy with them. They are Y rated which means I can test the top speed limits of the M5.



There was no unusual wear on the winter tires but got 3D wheel alignment anyways and the M is all set for the summer.



This weekend we had a lovely outing to France visiting the city of Strasbourg and the medieval town of Colmar.

Strasbourg is around 2 and a half hours away from Frankfurt and I took a bit longer but more scenic route.

French roads are outstandingly smooth with barely any traffic. Recipe for a true automotive perfection in the M5.











French, of course, have a speed limit on the highway which meant I was able to get a bit normal fuel figures for the first time in a while.
Around 20 mpg while cruising at 80 mph, albeit nothing to shout about but given that I always drive flat out on the Autobahn this was a nice improvement.

I thought I'd share few pictures from sightseeing gorgeous Strasbourg where we spent the night. The weather was perfect both days.



















Lots of cheese.



Strasbourg Cathedral built from 1015 to 1439.













And now Colmar, one of the most exquisite towns I visited.



























Obligatory pics of the M soaking up the sunlight.





All in all, a great road trip in the books with the M5.

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Sport Maxx are not bad, but next time you could try Michelin PSS, you will be amazed how good are they.
Fantastic pictures, by the way

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Thanks for sharing! I bet your suspension fell asleep with how smooth those roads were.

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Sport Maxx are not bad, but next time you could try Michelin PSS, you will be amazed how good are they.
Fantastic pictures, by the way
Thanks, Petar.

I had Michelin PSS on my ex ZHP and I loved them, great tire. I went with Dunlop this time around because it's a very good tire and I got smoking deal on them, $250 off from the regular retail price so it was a no-brainer. Met a guy that also drives E39M and works at the Goodyear/Dunlop factory so he hooked me up.

But for the next set of tires, I would love to try PS4S. Everyone is raving about them lately.

[QUOTE=kiznarsh;7435666]Thanks for sharing! I bet your suspension fell asleep with how smooth those roads were. [

Thanks, Kiznarsh! Yeah, makes for one enjoyable drive. Roads around Frankfurt are not the best and this was just so refreshing.

Finally got around to finish cleaning the engine bay.

It went from this...



To this.



And this...



To dis.









I previously mentioned my cleaning method of using Liqui Moly engine compartment cleaner, a German version of Windex, water spray bottle and couple of brushes - no pressure washing. And 303 aerospace protectant to finish off the plastic. Pretty happy how it turned out.

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sreten, just curious, i can see red calipers on your pictures, do you have upgraded performance brakes ot they are just painted oem's?
Now i'm in searching of the approprite kit for my E39 (i mean right combination of price/performance), as really not pleased of the oem braking system, especially if driving aggresively on mountain road.

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They are OE calipers just painted red by the previous owner. I'm not too crazy about red calipers and I'll probably repaint them back to the stock color.

Mine are OE Euro floating rotors and OE Textar pads, pretty happy with how they perform - no problem slowing me down quickly from 250 km/h on the Autobahn on few occasions but I'm sure there are better performance kits out there. Didn't really look into that area yet.
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great post and keep the great pic coming. whats the stock caliper color? painted mine black and its too subtle and cant really notice the caliper, maybe next time do like anthracite like color.
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Thanks! I'm not sure about the stock color. I've been googling and looking at some pictures of my old M5 and it looks like dark grey/black. Maybe someone can chime in?

The weather was awesome this weekend so I washed and waxed the M5 and took it for a nice drive.












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I think it's safe to say that Eisenmann exhaust is fully broken in by now.

It's my favorite mod on the car. Hitting the gas pedal and hearing glorious V8 note makes everything better.

The video doesn't do it justice, but here's a little taste.

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What happened to all your pictures!?

2001 ///M5 ...Anthracite / Black Complete-Heritage
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