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Posting here because I'd consider it a performance car and just felt like sharing. Hopefully this sub-forum is okay.

A while back, I slowly fell out of the big build audio stuff as I wanted to do more "go fast" things. Used to own Jeep's and trucks when I had a larger sound system, but got into DSM's which opened up my mind to the world of turbos and tuning. Fast forward to now, I've owned several BMW's and am officially a BMW junkie for life. Cutting to the chase, I picked up a totaled '95 540i 6 speed (only ~1500 brought to North America!) and a '94 530iT wagon that had been sitting for 6 years. The plan was to swap the M60B40 (4.0L V8) from the 540i to the 530iT to replace the crappy 200hp M60B30 (3.0L V8, same block as the B40 with minor differences aside from displacement). I have a Rockford T0D212 or something in a ported box I got for free, along with a Prime 1000.1D (which was also free) that I will be going sub up port back with or maybe a 4th order if I decide to make it more of a daily cruiser. Haven't been on SMD in a few months, but I'll try to post back here if anyone is ever interested.

Anyways, I've been working on this project for maybe 3ish months and it's almost done. Last night I had a small electrical fire which needs to be sorted, but other than that things are looking great and I should have it wrapped up, lowered, tinted, and woofered in the next month. I will post pictures when I get home to my computer, but I do have a build thread over on another BMW forum you can check out if you're interested.

E34 540iT/6

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540iT manual wagon was on my want/to do list for a long time. Never got to make it happen.

Also in for pics.

Static drops are my bag.

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In for this as well

2007 Chevy Tahoe (SOLD)

12 ~ FI Audio X series 10" w/BP option

2 ~ DC Audio 5.0K @0.67

3 ~ DC Audio 5.0K @1.0 

2 ~ PPI 3 way sets (not installed yet)

1 ~ RF T400-4, 1 ~ RF T600-2, 1 ~ RF T600-4

4 ~ CT Sounds 5.25" Strato comps  (rear fill only)

1 ~ XS Power D4800

1 ~ XS Power D3400

8 ~ XS Power XP3000

160 stock alt, Mechman 370 Elite, 185 DC Power

320+ Sq. Ft. Sound Deadener

Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/knfjdkghjudfhsgkjdhf/videos?sort=dd&view=0&shelf_id=0

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  • 3 weeks later...

Goodies include full engine reseal, poly bushings/mounts, E39 M5 clutch, and a one-piece aluminum lightweight flywheel (and more..!) :




Random ass shot:


E34 540iT/6

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