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Evan's E61 Build: Pics, Updates, and Wagon Love for All

Old 10-17-2018, 07:08 AM
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My favorite tag I used to see when I lived in SD was a guy rocking "LolM3" on his, if I remember correctly, 3v...
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Originally Posted by oclvframe View Post
maybe more a more suitable tag could've read: M5ish
My original goal was "NOT AN M5" which was available in CA when I originally was checking plates, I then shared that and a couple other personalized plate options and when I went back to buy it, someone had claimed it. Bummer.
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My favorite tag I used to see when I lived in SD was a guy rocking "LolM3" on his, if I remember correctly, 3v...
In addition to the plate I mentioned above I would have loved to have "ZIP TIE" or "BDGT BLD" (budget build) since both are applicable.
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Originally Posted by ucsbwsr View Post
My original goal was "NOT AN M5" which was available in CA when I originally was checking plates, I then shared that and a couple other personalized plate options and when I went back to buy it, someone had claimed it. Bummer.

In addition to the plate I mentioned above I would have loved to have "ZIP TIE" or "BDGT BLD" (budget build) since both are applicable.
Haha! Budget.....does't mean low....or high....but anyone that knows would know!

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MY GOODNESS!!! Evan, Hi! I'm an Ex-E6x addict... came back to post for FS stuff and stumbled upon this thread....
I just wanna say THANK YOU for this thread!!! I'm only about halfway through, but the amount of WIN I've experienced here is truly EPIC!!!
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Progress has been a little bit slow on the E61 as the E39 has been receiving a lot of attention, getting a custom tan on black interior, aftermarket M5/M-Sport bumpers, M5 steering wheel, M5 sway bars, revised exhaust, and more parts collected for the manual trans swap.

About a month ago I picked up a M5 fender, although the wagon is still bumper(cover)less the fender made it look a bit more appropriate for driving around even though it is 100% road legal with the real bumper aka crash bar.


Annie inspecting fender fitment. It isn't perfect since the small bracket which connects the front fender bracket to the headlight bracket was bent and I did my best to straighten it with no success so I have a new bracket ordered.


The wagon has been running around like this for a while now....



Wagon is running great, ethanol has been introduced and I am targeting 22psi, a little lower than before but "enough" for cruising around. 22psi should be putting out ~520whp


Bought the necessary power steering lines for the M5 subframe conversion, lines are actually from a 535i which are the only ones which will connect the M5 steering rack to my 535xi pump.


Last piece of the puzzle. My patience paid off, I was able to find a brand new OEM M5 bumper for $400, roughly half off what they go for online.


Here are a couple pics of the E39 which has been in the spotlight.

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