Contact: PM me, please include your phone number because I will text if interested
Well a VW wasn't on my list, however I feel like I should give it a shot for an MKIV R32 or GTI.. Of course a modded one, post your offers if interested.
Trying to see if there would be any interest in this, if not I will keep it and it'll only get better from here.. I'm in no hurry, the car needs nothing and there are no secrets other than it's the perfect highway sleeper
1997 BMW 540i
Automatic - has Dinan Transmission software
Dinan rated 414hp, haven't dynoed it yet myself. I was side by side with a 2009 M3 6speed with AE exhaust, X pipe, intake, software as well as pulling a C6 Vette just to give an idea of power this car makes.
I may be forgetting somethings, so I will update if I remember more.
List of all the parts, direct from Dinan (I have spoke to the dealer who did these mods, as well as Dinan)
$19,125 in parts alone.
Dinan supercharger (Vortech SQ2)
Vortech MAXflow bypass valve
Dinan freeflow exhaust
Dinan high flow air mass meter
Dinan front upper strut bar, Dinan rear upper strut bar
Dinan software (for SC)
Dinan transmission software
Dinan 3.15 rear differential
Dinan Brembo brakes
Dinan Stage 3 Suspension - Includes below:
28mm front anti-roll bar
17mm adjustable rear bar
Front camber plates
Eibach Pro Coilover Kit
15mm HR spacers on front
EURO CELIS taillights with smoked upper turn signals
OEM E39 M-Tech front bumper (Basically M5 front bumper, except it HAS functional air ducts)
OEM staggered E39 M5 wheels (hard to find, no dings etc)
OEM E39 M5 trunk lip
Smoked headlights with LED angel eyes
6K HID, 3K HID fog lights
It has a JLW7 subwoofer and a bunch of other stereo **** but I honestly have no knowledge of stereo systems other than this one sounds very nice and when I took it to an audio place they were amazed at the work and time it took to do everything, stating that it must of been upwards of 3K for the work; so I am just going by what they said.
As I have stated, I'm in no hurry.. I love this car, I love the power and for me I love the fact that it's an automatic because I personally drive in the city quite often (no city parking bumps!) and it's just a smooth enjoyable ride but if you want the power; it's definitely there.
The waterpump was done at 113K, the radiator is brand new as well however the shroud was cracked so it is no longer on the car. I have done both just because I am unaware if the previous owner had completed this, and my knowledge with these vehicles is that the cooling system is usually the first to give me issues so to me this was a preventive maintenance cause. The supercharger also has a brand new pulley, as well as new belts from Dinan.
The 'cons' listed below in detail:
Drivers side fog light has a crack, its glass - they are around $20 for a replacement online
Front bumper on the bottom has a crack where most M series bumpers crack, its about 3 inches long and can be covered by a lip
Thrust arm bushings in the front should be attended to eventually (DIY, part: $85) Turner Motorsports
Center support bearing is making a click, its common and will occur eventually on all 540, (DIY, part: $60) Turner Motorsports which I may address
During install of the Eibach Coilovers, I removed the ABS/Traction sensors on the passenger side because they were frayed, they are roughly $25 each and a 5 minute install
Exterior wise the car has NO rust what so ever, it is black so there are a few small surface only scratches that can be buffed out with no problem.
Interior wise the car doesn't show 15 years of wear in my opinion, the seats have no stains and are still nice and hold you tight. The carpet could probably use a cleaning but I'll get around to that anyway.. The biggest thing in my opinion is that just like most German cars, they have coated pieces that is like plastidip and just peels off so where you pull the door to close; it has some scratches.
That's about it, mechanically the car is sound and I would encourage whoever would be interested to take a few hours and let's go for a ride.
These are the only pictures I have at the moment, any other ones will be available anytime requested.. My camera is my phone for the time being, I can receive text and send any picture anyone request.
Last edited by miiiikehugg; 08-12-2012 at 02:29 PM.