BMW Rear Guidelink Install (E39) FCP Euro - #ProjectE39
We continue work on Project E39. Thanks to our friends at FCP Groton for
supplying us the replacement rear control arm guide links. The original
control arm guide links that we pulled out were at their final end. Both
the bushing and ball joint had a lot of play in them which makes it
extremely difficult for the rear end to hold alignment and maintain
Thanks to our sponsors at FCP Euro (http://www.fcpeuro.com) we will be able
to get the job done quicker and also give valuable firsthand install
information on how to replace common wear items on this platform.
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BMW Control Arm Guide Link Rear - Lemforder 33326768791L
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Strut Bars - Presented by Andy's Auto Sport
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This episode of Andy's Auto Sport TV will show you the basic steps of
installing front and rear strut bars/braces onto your vehicle. We also
install both front and rear DC Sports strut tower bars on one of our
project vehicles to show you how easy it is to improve the structural
rigidity and handling of your ride. Andy's Auto Sport has what you need to
get the looks and power your vehicle deserves.
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Front Strut Bar + Rear Sway Bar Comparison (Before & After)
Ultra Racing Bar front strut bar and rear sway bar tested on Honda Jazz &
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Strut Bar - Explained
What is a strut bar? How does a strut bar work? What forces act on the
strut bar through the suspension? A strut bar, or tower bar, connects the
top strut towers together, in order to increase the rigidity of a vehicle
by allowing both strut towers to react to compression and tensile forces. A
strut bar plays a larger role for MacPherson strut vehicles, however it can
still be important in vehicles with double wishbones as well for
compensating vertical forces.
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You may also want to know more about the suspension types discussed in this
MacPherson Strut: http://youtu.be/1fvJMxErfms
Double Wishbone Suspension: http://youtu.be/DsEmK1M87VQ
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Test Drive After Install of Racing Dynamics Strut Brace
After installing my strut brace I wanted to see if I could feel any
difference with the steering and feeling of the suspension. I was
immediately impressed by how much the strut brace reduced flexing and
movement between the two strut towers. I don't know why something like this
did not come stock on the E39. In my opinion this is the cheapest/easiest
mod you can do and immediately get something out of it
BMW E39 Forum V8 Treffen ( Slado 535i )
E39-Forum.de V8 Treffen (Meeting)
BMW E39 535i - 245PS - M62B35/TU
Bj. 08/2000 (Vorfacelift) (prefacelift)
Auspuffanlage: Eisenmann 4Rohr SS ESD + KBR Ersatzdämpfer MSD
Felgen: 8.5 und 9.5x19 et12/17 M6Felgen
Reifen: Conti Sport Contact3 Vo.235/35ZR19 Hi.265/30ZR19
Fahrwerk: H&R Federn vorne
Exhaussystem: Eisenmann Quad Exhaust
tips SS ESD + KBR exchange resonator
Rims: 8.5 and 9.5x19 et12/17 BMW M6
Tires: Conti Sport Contact3 front.235/35ZR19 rear.265/30ZR19
Suspension: H&R springs at front
M-Sport Steering Wheel Swap On BMW E39 5-series
I recently swapped my original 4 spoke steering wheel for the 3 spoke sport
wheel offered on early model M5's as well as early model E39's with the
sport package. The swap took me about 15 minutes once I found a breaker bar
that was big enough to loosen the hub bolt which holds the steering wheel
onto the steering column itself.
I ordered the M-Sport wheel from German Auto Recycling on their Ebay store
for just under $400 with the airbag included. This is a huge upgrade for
those who dislike the standard 4 spoke comfort wheel and want the 3 spoke
sport wheel that came with the sport package. Visually, the interior was
improved with the swap and driving the car is also much more enjoyable with
a proper performance wheel.
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DDE/AE Daytime Running Light Wiring Harness Install
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I just completed the install of my Umnitza DRL wiring harness on my E39
this afternoon. The only tricky part was making sure the harness is not
visible to the regular observer. I did not cover these steps during the
installation but I am more than willing to discuss ways to make the harness
blend in with the factory harness under the hood.
I'll be making another video showing how I hid the harness from plain view.
Be on the lookout for it.
More info on my car can be found here...
More info on the wiring harness can be found here...
The harness should be able to work on most cars and setups can be
completely customized if you have the knowledge and understanding of basic
Project E39: 2010 Update Video
A quick update video pointing out some mods done last summer and recently
as well as pointing out some modifications I'm planning to do this coming
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BMW Adjustable Strut Mounts - Specialty Products Company
Engineered utilizing a unique, multi-adjustable design, this strut mount
fits the 1984-1991 3 series (E30 body). Crafter from aircraft quality
aluminum, these precision machined adjusters feature OE style bearings and
a bonded urethane insulator. Tuners will find this kit, with its ability to
change both camber and caster, perfect for both performance and racing
applications. - for vehicles lowered up to 3".
Front Adjustment range: Camber -1.00 degree to +3.00 degree
Installation time: 1.2 hr/side
Required: 1 kit per axle
Recommended Tools: 72095 - Use this tool for struts with adjustable damping
How to Install a Front Strut Bar
In this video I show you how to install a front strut bar in your 96-00
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before, or after watching one of my videos, including this one. All DIY
repairs, or modifications, you perform to your car are made at your own
risk. Sometimes, even if you've done everything the right way, you can
destroy, or damage, a piece, or part. You must understand this; part of
doing a repair, and/or modification is messing up sometimes. Also, if for
some reason, I do give incorrect instructions, and something breaks because
you followed my instructions, I still will not reimburse, or pay, in any
way, for whatever cost that may be incurred due to following my wrong
instructions. Don't do anything to your car unless you yourself feel
comfortable, & confident in doing so.
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Carbon Interior Trim Conversion (Neffy Wrap)
There have been a few people who requested close ups of my interior trim on
my E39 5-series. I put this quick video together showing the contrast
between the OE wood trim and my "Neffy Wrapped" interior trim. In my
opinion the difference is dramatic and it updates the look and feel of the
interior of my car to something that would be newer.
I was never a fan of the OEM interior trim on my 2000 BMW 5-series. As the
years went on and I started to mod my car to update the look I felt that
the wood interior trim kept getting more and more dated. When the E92 M3
came out I saw that the trim was a Carbon Fiber vinyl like material and I
liked the dry carbon look vs. the wet carbon look.
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