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    Default Skidwagon

    Owned this thing for a year and decided to keep it a little longer so what the hey, let's make a build thread.

    Mods when I bought it:
    AFE Intake
    H&R front springs
    Bilstein shocks

    Current mods:
    Exhaust a little louder, did resonator deletes
    Welded diff
    Switch to manually raise/lower rear air suspension
    NITROUS

    Future mods for this summer:
    M5 front bumper
    More low
    20mm spacers

    Had the E60 M5 19"s on it for a while last summer






    In July of last year I decided to add some sneaky horsepower.


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    Sold the 19s and ran my style 32's for winter



    In December I welded the diff for, um, increased winter traction.

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    And then just recently picked up some style 162's off an E90! I like the look but they're sunken battle ships right now. Needs spacers and more low.
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    And now some videos.

    First road test with nitrous. I was lazy and just wired the solenoids to the horn.


    Dyno. These are rated at 280hp, it put down 220whp on motor and 300whp on 100 shot of nitrous. For comparison, my M5 made 330whp on this dyno through a manual trans.


    It's really good at doing this.


    And this


    And this

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    I think I see the 740i often around the Beltine area.

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    Probably a different one, he lives in the dirty south.

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    Super cool project. I always regret not going this route with my old Stagea

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    I like neat cars.

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    Finishing off my winter tires.


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    Cool build

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    How did you fit those style 162 on there? Doesn't the e39 have bigger hub bore than the other BMW's?

    Is that wagon a 6 speed?

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    Bored them out, same to put Weds wheels on my M5. 5 speed automagical.

    Probably gonna stay automatic, keeps me from going too bonkers with it, I do enough dumb shit in it as it is.

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    Nice! I miss my 540i..but I def do not miss it blowing up every month
    Dear Sriracha Sauce, you're the only thing with a cock on it that I want in my mouth.

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    Got spacers about 6 weeks ago, and today I installed some SoloWerks coilovers on the front and lowered the air bags in the rear.


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    This thread makes me miss my 540

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    Took it to Castrol Friday night to see how quick it is.

    Ran a whole bunch of 13.7s at 97-99mph depending on bottle pressure. Most impressively, it kept cutting 1.8 60fts on these garbage tires I trash-picked from the pile at work. This automatic wagon launches harder than most "fast" cars.




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    Not bad. What does the M5 run?
    I like neat cars.

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    Last year, pre-supercharger it did [email protected] with a 2.0 60ft

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    Got an M5 bumper for it and got it painted, installed it today.


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    Lovin it!

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