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Old 02-14-2008, 05:04 AM   #16
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Why would you swap an LS1 into an 8?


Cheap, I know my way around them very well, good power and potential.

Id feel bad and be scared to dog on BMWs V8 and V12 cause if it broke, Itd probably only be able to stare at it, If I broke and LS1, I could dive right into it and not have to worry about a thing.

Plus parts are more readily available and cheaper.

Its been done before.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:06 AM   #17
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I've not owned a '90-'96 5 series, but having owned a '97 e38 it would seem if the gas mileage for those years 5 series is crap...then you'll probably be getting the same mileage out of the larger 8 cylinder in the 7 series...??
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After talking to alot of the local owners I know. It seems the V8 in the 7 usually gets better mileage than the old 2.5 in the 5 series.

more displacement can sometimes result in better economy, especially in sporty cars.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:08 AM   #18
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:17 PM   #19
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Well, it's getting nicer. Here it is at 162k miles, with the new LED taillights and '01 740i Sport shifter, waiting on the new 19" wheels and H&R Sport lowering springs...







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Old 08-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #20
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Oh, and these are the wheels I ended up buying. 19x8.5/19x9.5 staggered set with Pirelli P-Zero Rossos for tires.



Can't wait for them to arrive and get them mounted up.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #21
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Nice wheels, they remind me a similar looking pair of BBS'
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:38 AM   #22
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And here are the wheels on the car finally. I think the 19s are just the right size on this car.





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Old 08-29-2008, 04:33 AM   #23
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I love the LED lights, and the paint is amazing for the age and mileage of the car, but I think the wheels are just a tad too much. I don't know if they are too big, or just too shiny, but I feel there is just a little too much wheel for the car. My . Maybe it is just the angle of the pictures, I find photos tend to distort perspectives a little bit. I don't know, just my .
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:01 PM   #24
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I dont really like those style of alloy wheels but I must say, they do suit the car indeed! Very nice looking
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:42 AM   #26
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Wow glad to know its treatin you well.

Like the wheels, I think they are te same thing as the HP Evos. Alot of the F-body guys have had good luck with them.

What happened to the M Parallels (I think I just murdered the spelling on that)?

Any troubles with it yet?
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:13 PM   #27
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No troubles with it yet. But holy F%$@#k, the new exhaust sounds orgasmic!

Got the magnaflow cats and tips on, with no other mufflers. It's the "gentleman's hot rod" sound I wanted, halfway between a musclecar and a Ferrari. Quiet when cruising, but absolutely stunning when you get on it, rumbling at lower revs, but turning to a small bore rip as the revs climb. And at part throttle (or "cop throttle," as I now call it), quite mellow.

I'm a hot rod guy at heart, and this fills that role for me, while also being a comfortable highway cruiser and executive yacht.

The guys at the exhaust shop were like, "I've NEVER heard a BMW that sounded like this!" And I startled the guy in the SL65 AMG as I was coming home.... Hahahahahahah!

They didn't quite tuck them in exactly where I had planned, and I'll probably move them to where I want them myself, so they are tucked in a little closer. but for now, I love it. Wish I had a good microphone to catch the sound... this clip is pretty close (it's of a twin to mine): reving.wav

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Old 08-31-2008, 09:07 PM   #28
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:44 PM   #30
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What happened to the M Parallels (I think I just murdered the spelling on that)?


The M-pars just ended up feeling way too common on these cars. They are the factory Sport wheels for the 740, and so many guys upgrade to them. I really wanted something different that stands out, and this style of wheel is much less common on them. I also wanted something larger than the factory 18s but not all the way to 20s. And I definitely wanted hot rod style lip on them, with some depth, which I got.

19s make the car look smaller, too...



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