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  1. #1 Default The E55 picture/build thread 
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    For those of you who dont know, I finally purchased the E55 I have been lusting after for so many years. The car is a 2004 E55 with Alabaster White Exterior, pano roof and Charcoal interior with Black Birds Eye Maple trim and suede headliner. It just ticked 44k miles, and came with aftermarket warranty and records dating back to the day it was picked up by the original owner. The car has great history.




    It is decently equipped as well with Nav, Keyless Go, Active seats, and Lighting Package. While I haven't really hammered on it yet, I know its exactly what I was looking for in a vehicle. Incredibly comfortable, and a frieght train of power, something perfect for all the highway driving I do.

    This car will more than likely get less performance parts as it already has plenty of go. But after feinding for one of these for so long, you have to understand, I already have a fair amount of the mods in my head. Below is kinda what I am thinking as of righ now...

    Performance:
    Cooling pump- Upgrade the OEM MB pump to a Johnson CM30
    Heat Exchanger- Upgrade for better cooling, maybe with a CO2 sprayer?
    Deleted Secondary Cats and resonator
    Tune
    Stainless Steel Brake lines
    New Brake Fluid

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    Tint(done)
    Lowering links or Lowered via Star Diagnostic
    Wheels - was thinking Forgestar F10s, Vossen CV3s, or VMR V713... Possibly a few other ideas I am kicking around
    CF rear diffuser
    flat hood star
    Yellow Calipers
    Dechromed
    E63 Painted Trunk spoiler

    Rally:
    Police Scanner
    CBradio
    Jammer
    Radar Detector
    and some other things I dont want to publicly post
    Maybe some Matte White Plastidip for this year's NER
    secondary Nav unit
    multiport Cig lighter

    Entertainment:
    Dension Bluetooth gateway
    Satelite radio

    I've already attempted 2 mods... the first was a replacement of the license plate lamp housings with LED/Enclosure all in one units. Two screws were stripped and unless I were to destroy a factory filler panel... There is no access to the housings The second mod is a pair of French Fogs... I swapped out my standard 9006 fogs for a set of Nokya 55W Yellow bulbs for driving in incliment weather. I have the hood badge, and LED Festoons(in place of the whole license plate lamp) ordered and will get the E63 spoiler ordered this week or next.



    Pictured below is the CD changer behind the factory motorized flap. The plan is as of right now, to pull the CD Changer, bridge the fiber ring and install a hidden switch plate where I have access to turn on and off all my rally gear



    Stay tuned for more...
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    congrats pete, hopefully i acquires e39 but who knows. everyone treasures them as collector cars :smh:
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    She is as beautiful as she is fast. Congrats! And enjoy in good health!
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    When you get the tune, if whoever does that wants to do some 2-for-discount pricing and tune my car too, I might be interested.
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    looks great Pete
    congrats
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    Sam not sure when I'll be doing the tune, my thoughts are next year... As of right now my priority is to get the rally stuff, the exhaust and some of the show stuff done
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    Car looks good Pete. Glad you finally got what you wanted. So that means next time I come out I can borrow the Yukon?? Lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inf4life View Post
    Car looks good Pete. Glad you finally got what you wanted. So that means next time I come out I can borrow the Yukon?? Lol.
    if it's still in the driveway, my mom will own it
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    Congratulations Pete!

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    Nice, Pete. Needs some P40SC brushed with tinted clear finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    Nice, Pete. Needs some P40SC brushed with tinted clear finish.
    there might be some HRE's in the picture, they are not P40SC though
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55fanatic View Post
    there might be some HRE's in the picture, they are not P40SC though
    Thank baby Jesus.
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    I stopped a moment like that too... I wiped Mat's cheek cause he had nutella all over his face
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigben View Post
    You.... have problems.
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    you have issues.
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    there are no ADV.1s in the picture...

    I really like stepped lip wheels on the E
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    NICE pete!!!! cant wait to see it. needs a ballah Lee shoot with Dima when you get wheels
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    Looks great now Pete. Can't wait to see it when you're finished. Will be even moar betterer.
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    Looking good, Pete! Now we all know you listen to KISS FM.
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    You must also listen to Kiss, since you know thats what 107.9 is
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    Car looks great!!!
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    Looks good!
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