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    Posted: 01 Feb 2010 at 11:29am
got bored on the weekend and went with kos to look at a e38 740i and ended up buying it ,very good spec and history ...so car number 19












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BMW 740i 4.4

 
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    * The 4.4 litre V8 injection engine
    * Full leather
    * Ownerís manual
    * Leather multi function steering wheel
    * 2 x electric seats
    * Driverís memory seat
    * Leather rear headrests
    * 4 x electric windows
    * Leather front and rear armrest
    * Electric mirrors
    * Electric sunroof
    * Radio/cassette & 6 CD audio
    * Cruise control
    * Illuminated vanity mirrors
    * Remote headlight adjust
    * Tilt steering column
    * Auto tint rear view mirror
    * Driver, passenger & side airbags
    * Fuel computer
    * Air conditioning
    * Climate control
    * Front and rear map lights
    * Tip/tronic transmission with sports mode
    * ASC traction control
    * ABS
    * Alarm
    * Power steering
    * Metallic paint
    * Colour coded bumpers and mirrors
    * Front fog lights
    * Headlight washers
    * Remote key central locking with boot release x 2
    * Rain sensor
    * Digital milometer
    * Remote boot release
    * Electric soft close boot
    * Colour satellite navigation, DSP, Auxiliary ventilation and television 
    * BMW communication package with phone
    * 18 inch M style shadow alloy wheels
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These are superb cars and great vfm - what you got planned for it or are you planning a change of career to a chaufer
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Originally posted by Cabrio Cabrio wrote:

These are superb cars and great vfm - what you got planned for it or are you planning a change of career to a chaufer


lol nothing at the moment ,just want a comfy car to drive but might need a drop .....you know anyone that can help
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be a shame to go too low - 30mm possibly - know someone with proper spacers for one of these
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Originally posted by Cabrio Cabrio wrote:

be a shame to go too low - 30mm possibly - know someone with proper spacers for one of these


can you help with the springs ? wont need spacers as i will be putting 10x18" at some stage
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[QUOTE=dips] ...so car number 19

You trying to compete with me Dips...









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How low you want to take it - Mtec was approx 30mm which will = Eibach really for a car like this
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bern Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Feb 2010 at 8:49am
Dont let everyone know about the 7's; they will all want one !
So much value for so low cost (even cheaper than most 5's)
For info on the E38's, the best forum is "the7seriesregister.co.uk"
On this forum are links to all that is needed to know about 7's for buying; servicing; repairs; modifying.
If you search "lowering" it will link to all previous discussions and recommendations.
Why not bring your 740 along to Duxford on May 2nd, where i am expecting 30+ 7's to be there (mostly E38's)
You vastly outnumber my cars - i only have 7 BMW's, but, 5 of them have variants of the 4lt V8, from 4.0lt to 4.6lt. Just enjoy the power when wanted, with the luxury.
Drive a BMW and you will have a smile on your face every time (and- drive twice as far as you need to !!)
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thanks bern .......as for the power its ok but i have a set of twin turbo manifolds which were made a few years ago and might use them as been waiting a long time 
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right had a bit of time to start playing with the car ,i couldn't have picked the worst car to mod for the fact that there's not much out there for it    :lol:



so the first mods

modified  the keys  :D


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got the engine cleaned and put a air filter on just got get round to making a heat shield






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Good work - have you also fitted those coilovers now
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Originally posted by Cabrio Cabrio wrote:

Good work - have you also fitted those coilovers now


yes mate i have and super thanks for the hook up



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had a nasty brown dash and top of the door cards which was changed and dyed for a leather dash

also steering wheel changed from the bus one to a sports item

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done a nice LED upgrade on the number plate and interior lights







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interior needed big time cleaning lol
all thanks to kos


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the car came with tints but looked purple/blue which bugged the hell out of me so were removed ,was going to leave them off but think the car needed them as its gangster lol


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had normal lights with clear indicators which didnt work with the look of the car so ended up fitting HID ,angels and smoked indicators



also de chromed the bumper trims

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front fogs were had for so brought new lenses and "tinted"






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next was the suspension as 1 of the springs had snapped and i wanted coilovers but could not find a cheap set at all and had to get spax (big thanks to automac) to make a set height and shock adjustable as all the rest were from ¬£1200 to ¬£1900  :o

all round coilovers were fitted with brand new top mounts as well






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right next was the body side of it ,its a bit Marmite for some but i like

full de chrome on windows/side mouldings and front grill and bumper chrome was colour coded

front spoiler added and side skirts

e46 folding style mirrors

de badged and de locked boot

de badged bonnet

rear bumper was cut for quad square slash cut exhaust (big thanks to Styledynamics )


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a few finish pictures from the pod

rear lights were made all red
front number plate delete
and my rims Tongue
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ClapWicked in the flesh!!!Beer
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ClapWicked in the flesh!!!Beer


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a few pics kos took a few nights ago




















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just had the car featured in this months pbmw mag  8)

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Got to say impressed - wonder what the original owner would have to say - does sit well  ;-)
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