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#978436 - 17th Apr 2008 8:44pm chris bmw m3's 540
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Here you go Chris matey.

Pics of his 540 bmw with a gas conversion.

Lowered.
De-cated
poly bushes.








Couple of sets of wheels which he isnt sure of ( i like the dark ones)

There are other mods but i am sure chris will tell you more.
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#978437 - 17th Apr 2008 8:46pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: spinking]
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pics are BIG so you need to use the slider to see all of its V8 wonderfullness...










Edited by chris bmw M3 (17th Apr 2008 8:51pm)

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#978438 - 17th Apr 2008 8:50pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: chris bmw M3]
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Chris photo buckets changed indeed but the way i did it it loaded up quick right click and pull it across all the pics matey.

Car sounded sweeeeet pulling off from work matey.
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#978439 - 17th Apr 2008 8:53pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: spinking]
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I fookin love this car and it sounds pant-wettingly-good

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#978440 - 17th Apr 2008 10:03pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: chris bmw M3]
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Very nice mate.

Got any plans for it?

The darker wheels are better happy
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#978441 - 17th Apr 2008 11:26pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: BMW Joe]
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thats one gas guzzler, nice motor though !
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#978442 - 18th Apr 2008 12:10am Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: Sanchez]
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Some spec; 540i 4litre V8 manual 6 speed
300bhp
LPG conversion(44p per litre=35mpg equiv)
LSD from 750i fitted
Fully polly-bushed rear with locking collars
All 4 cats removed-which helps give a wonderful exhaust note
18"X9 rears and 18X8 fronts
Sport kit
Full closure alarm/imm
Lowered 30mm
25mm hubcentric spacers on rear
155mph speed limiter removed(so should get close to 170mph!..apparently)
Induction drainpipe
Traction control removed
AND best of all it will go up Bidston Hill at 30mph in 6th gear!!!


Edited by chris bmw M3 (18th Apr 2008 12:20am)

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#978443 - 18th Apr 2008 12:19am Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: chris bmw M3]
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Plans Joe...Maybe side-exit exhausts?? or maybe just some pimp ice??

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#978444 - 18th Apr 2008 12:49am Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: chris bmw M3]
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Originally Posted By: chris bmw M3
or maybe just some pimp ice??


sounds good! nice dash to fit a touch screen for car pc!!
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#978445 - 22nd Apr 2008 10:40pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: exploding_penguin]
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fookin quality mate, my old man had the E34 M5 a few years back, and it was brilliant, a guy who used to work for him had a 540i Estate from new back then too, they are fantastic!

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#978446 - 23rd Apr 2008 7:27am Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: ]
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Yeh I've had two M5s and they felt slower than the 540i under 3k revs but then faster above 3-4k revs as you would expect.There is a supercharger kit available to give an impressive 450bhp...which would be interesting...


Edited by chris bmw M3 (23rd Apr 2008 7:27am)

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#978447 - 23rd Apr 2008 11:19am Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: chris bmw M3]
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They can literally be picked up for beans too - yet nobody cottons on.

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#978448 - 23rd Apr 2008 2:10pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: ]
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Looks prety decent mate smile

I see you are getting a sub and amp for it too. If you need antyhing else don't hesitate to give me a shout.

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#978449 - 23rd Apr 2008 11:53pm Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: CustomIce]
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back tyres are bigger than my car methinks...

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#978450 - 24th Apr 2008 7:29am Re: chris bmw m3's 540 [Re: dave_g]
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I am still unsure which set of wheels to keep???

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