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Old 04-19-2017, 02:40 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I picked this up a couple of weeks ago.

It's a 2005, 530i M Sport. Has some nice bits on it, style 128's, Eisenman exhaust, Dension kit, M Performance gear knob, TVs in the headrests (ideal for keeping the little guy quiet in the back!) panoramic roof, PDC etc, usual E61 bits. I'm also told it's got a tune in it, does go well off the lights compared to the others I've driven, I know that the N52 DME flashes net minimal gains so I can't be sure.

I debadged it, hate the rear looking so clustered, also fitted some LCI tail lights yesterday and coded the car so no bulb warnings on. I've put led lights in 1/2 of the interior so far, waiting for my other bulbs to arrive also the number plate bulbs have gone from white to a light shade of blue?! I will get those changed out soon. Updated the nav today and got some new front bumper blanking inserts ordered.

Plans are:

Polish headlights and put white angel eyes in
Yellow fog light lenses, either love it or hate it
Paint the wheels gloss black
New badges and centre caps
New floor mats
Lower it - possibly. I've got access to some Eibach front springs from
A 530i M Sport, not sure I can be bothered to swap them out into mine
Wrap the roof gloss black (still not 100% on this)
M5 mirrors
M Performance pedal covers
M5 aluminium idrive controller
Gloss black rear diffuser
Full blown detail, leather care, paint protection and de-nib
Ski racks - just because and I might go come ski season

Anyway, got a few pictures of her at the moment. I will also be changing the plates to slimline black, I hate the huge blue and white ones.











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Old 04-19-2017, 08:22 PM   #2
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Great color!
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Welcome to this forum, great looking car, it also seems slight lowered. Could you share a pic of the headrest TVs? I'm toying with the idea...just like you said, to keep the little one quiet on long trips.
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Thanks fellas!

It's got factory springs in it, I think the pictures may be a little flattering to the ride height.
Got one of the guys at work to give it a bath yesterday, it was filthy!



As requested, my apologies for the poor quality pictures, taken this morning in the garage.





They came with black covers too to cover the screens when they aren't on.

Although I do love the car I can't help wondering what it might be like to own a manual 535ix. We never got xDrive cars over here, with the exception of X1,X3 and X5. I imagine with a tune and a few bits they are rockets!
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Nice touch the flushed TVs and the covers, good idea, thanks for sharing!

Yes, having the 535iX in the US is very nice, the engine is very easy to tune, I only have a few modest mods but I have managed 0-60 MPH in 4.6 sec and 1/4 mile in 13.3 sec....can't complain to that!
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