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Member: David Lucia

BMW CCA Number: 471548

Member since: 2012

Email Address: davidllucia@hotmail.com

Car Info: 2016 535d, Cashmere Silver

Purchased Car: 08/29/2017

Factory Options: BMW Performance Center Vehicle: Luxury Line, Cold Weather Package, Driver Assistance Package, Driver Assistance Plus, Dynamic Handling Package, Luxury Seating Package, Premium Package, Bang & Olufsen Sound System, NightVision w/pedestrian detection.

Modifications: None



Member: Michael Chatham

BMW CCA Number: 513093

Member since: 2016

Email Address: mcchatham@gmail.com

Car Info: 1995, 540i M-Sport, Arctic Silver

Purchased Car: 05/19/2015

Factory Options: M-Sport package with ASC-+ traction control, adjustable suspension, 6-speed manual transmission, heated ///M seats, illuminated shift knob, ///M steering wheel, door sills, Mirrors, bumpers & rocker panels.

Modifications: Bluetooth stereo



Member: Jabbar Fahim

BMW CCA Number: 513229

Member since: 2016

Email Address: jfahim@me.com

Car Info: 2013, 535i, Titanium Silver

Purchased Car: 12/26/2015

Factory Options: Driver's Assistance Package, Premium Package, Technology Package, 20" BMW M Performance 464M Wheels in Liquid Black

Modifications: Clear front reflectors, black double-slat kidney grilles, coding mods


Member: Scott Rader

BMW CCA Number: 156673

Member since: 1998

Email Address: slr@pobox.com

Car Info: 1997, 540i Sport, Canyon Red

Purchased Car: 05/24/1998

Factory Options: Heated front seats and steering wheel package, Folding rear seatbacks, 16-way power adjustable Comfort Seats with articulated backrests, Sport package (Getrag six-speed manual gearbox, M-Technic tuned suspension components (20-millimeter-shorter springs, larger-diameter anti-roll bars, and tauter shock valving), and 235/45ZR17 Dunlop radials on 17x8.0-inch seven-spoke alloys), Power rear sunshade, Premium sound system with CD changer

Modifications: Dinan Stage 4 Performance Engine Software, Free Flow Exhaust, High Flow Air Mass Meter, Cold Air Intake, Stage 3 Suspension (Koni adjustable struts/shocks, lowered Springs, 28mm Front anti-roll bar, 17mm Rear adjustable anti-roll bar, camber plates), Front strut tower brace, Rear shock tower brace


Member: Tonbra Ogbuzulu

BMW CCA Number: 333030

Member since: 2001

Email Address: tonbrao@gmail.com

Car Info: 1995, 530i, Black

Purchased Car: 03/20/2013

Factory Options: AM/FM stereo, Anti-theft alarm system, Audio system security, Automatic front air conditioning, Cassette player, Remote power door locks, Black Interior, Black Exterior

Modifications: None


Member: Peter Jackson

BMW CCA Number: 371955

Member since: 2006

Email Address: pmjackson@fastmail.fm

Car Info: 2012, 528i, Space Gray

Purchased Car: 05/18/2012

Factory Options: MSport Package, Premium Package, Sport Automatic with Paddles, Comfort Access, Heated Front Seats, Navigation, Satellite, BMW Apps.

Modifications: None



Member: Christian Glombik

BMW CCA Number: 467825

Member since: 2012

Email Address: cglombik@satx.rr.com

Car Info: 2012, 550 M-Sport, Charcoal Gray

Purchased Car: 6-30-12

Factory Options: M-Sport package with upgraded 8 Speed automatic sport transmission And M dynamic Suspension , Luxury package, Extended Black Nappa Leather and ceramic interior control package.

Modifications: Stock.



Member: Frank Benjamin

BMW CCA Number: 360644

Member since: 1989

Email Address: Frank.benjamin.3@us.af.mil

Car Info: 1987, 528e, Grey

Purchased Car: 11/10/1989

Factory Options: Leather seats

Modifications: K&N Air Filter



Member: Larry Martin

BMW CCA Number: 440361

Member since: 2010

Email Address: lmartin@austin.rr.com

Car Info: 2001, 540IA - Sport, Blue (Dark)

Purchased Car: 10/06/2010

Factory Options: Sport Package, M5 Staggered Wheels (#66), sport interior, sport transmission, sport steering, sport suspension, Premium Sound Package

Modifications: None beyond factory. Redone includes: Front Bumper: New Cover with new lower grill & new fog lights, body dings: professionally removed, wheels: professionally 'reprocessed', detailing: interior, engine, trunk, front headlight lens: 'polished' to clear, body: polished to high sheen, engine & transmission: flush/refill with premium liquids including new filters, new engine area parts: to achieve "no leaks" and 'new' appearance as well.



Member: Jim Blue

BMW CCA Number: 413898

Member since: 2009

Email Address: bbwden@aol.com

Car Info: 1987, 535is, Diamond Black

Purchased Car: 06/01/1987

Factory Options:

Modifications:



Member: Brandin Lea

BMW CCA Number: 429872

Member since: 2010

Email Address: brandin.p.lea@us.army.mil

Car Info: 2000, 540i, Silver

Purchased Car: 12/07/2006

Factory Options: M-Sport Pkg, Premium DSP Sound , F&R Side Air Bags, Multi Compact Disc , Integrated Phone, Premium Wheels,

Modifications: Upgraded Speakers (Alpine), Bluetooth Phone Sync, XM Radio input, Upgraded Woofers (Alpine) "Kept original Nokia Box", New Cardon Fiber enfused Drive-shaft with longer lasting guibo, Fully Upgraded Software Package., Replaced entire front end undercarraige, Aircraft grade hoses / hardware / filters

(I am a professional Aircraft Mechanic)


Member: Derrick Houghton

BMW CCA Number: 351254

Member since: 2005

Email Address: dwhdcm3@sbcglobal.net

Car Info: 2007, 550i, Black

Purchased Car: 06/01/2007

Factory Options: chrome wheels

Modifications: my wife wont let me...



Member: Amanda & Wyatt Shanks

BMW CCA Number: 393042

Member since: 2007

Car Info: 1985, 535i, Cinnabar

Purchased Car: 2/09

Factory Options:

Modifications: Staggered Style 32's, Sport seats from E36 M3 (Vaders), Bilstein shocks w/ H&R springs.



Member: Chris Basse

BMW CCA Number: 81978

Member since: 1988

Email Address: chrisbasse@sbcglobal.net

Car Info: 1988, 535is, Diamond Black

Purchased Car: 10/30/2008

Factory Options: All

Modifications: Eibach Springs, 16' M5 BBS, factory rims. The Rest is factory including no rust muffler.


Member: Rick and Karen Morgan

BMW CCA Number: 404036

Member since: 2008

Email Address: ersatzname@gmail.com

Car Info: 2005, 545i, Silver

Purchased Car: 12/15/2008

Factory Options: E60 4.4l V8. Sports package, Sports seats with grey leather, Premium sound.

Modifications: None yet. Yet.


Member: Adriana Diesen

BMW CCA Number: 374990

Member since: 2004

Email Address: adriana.diesen@sbcglobal.net

Car Info: 2001, 525 Touring, titanium silver / grey interior

Purchased Car: Apr-2008

Factory Options: Convenience Package: Automatic climate control / Power front passenger seat with 10-way adjustment / Universal transceiver (garage door opener) / Sport Premium Package: Sport suspension with 17" wheels & tires / Leather upholstery / Vavona redwood interior trim / 2-way power moonroof / StepTronic 5 speed automatic

Modifications: none



Member: Stuart Walsh

BMW CCA Number: 397171

Member since: 2007

Email Address: swalsh152@hotmail.com

Car Info: 1999, 528iT, Silver

Purchased Car: 10/15/2006

Factory Options: M-package including 17" wheels & 3-splke M-steering wheel. Self-leveling suspension. Power memory seats. side window blinds. Moonroof.

Modifications: Bone stock.


Member: Jeryl Graves

BMW CCA Number:

Member since: 2003

Email Address: jeryl.graves@us.army.mil

Car Info: 2002, 525I, grey

Purchased Car: 01/12/2002

Factory Options: Powered Accessories, six disc CD changer, tilt steering, all leather interior, sunroof, schneider package, telephone equipped, wind deflector, trunk spoiler.

Modifications: R-1 TYPE Racing Rims (Staggered appearance)


Member: Colin Kenton

BMW CCA Number: 387652

Member since: 2007

Email Address: ckenton@austin.rr.com

Car Info: 1995, 525i, Schwartz II

Purchased Car: 06/26/2007

Factory Options: Standard equipment; 5spd

Modifications: E34 Leather and wood panels; OEM mud guards, floor mats, sunroof visor, tail pipes, OBC retro-fit, CD43, alarm, child-seat tethers


Member: Robert Medure

BMW CCA Number: 307886

Member since: 2007

Car Info: 1999, 540/6, Silver

Purchased Car: 7/2005

Factory Options:Sport package, Leather, Premium sound / DSP, Winter package (heated seats)

Modifications: 3.15 differential, Stop Tech front big brake kit, SS lines, H&R springs, Koni FSD shocks/struts, Eibach front/rear sway bars, Dinan strut tower brace, Hamman HM2 18" wheels w/Potenza SO3 tires, Rogue Engineering short shifter, Zionsville Autosport aluminum radiator, Zionsville Autosport engine fan delete, Center exhaust silencer delete, ACS exhaust ACS front & rear body kits, ACS 3 piece trunk spoiler, ACS pedal set and e-brake handle, CDV delete, EVO Sport under-drive pulley kit, Air intake snorkel delete, K&N air filter, M5 grills, Hella xenon AE, auto leveling, clear corners, Clear rear tail lights, Clear sidemarkers, Pre-wired V1 radar, Traction control default "OFF", Homelink (lighted), Icelink w/ID tag display, SmartTire (ashtray install), 35% titanium tint



Member: Ken Sepulveda

BMW CCA Number: 318884

Member since: 2003

Email Address: bigdogchewtoy@yahoo.com

Car Info: 1995, 540 ia Sport, Cosmos Black

Purchased Car: 10/1/2003

Factory Options: Factory Option 813: Nurburgring & Adapative M-suspension, 315 mm front rotors,M-servomatic steering and sport seats

Modifications: 18" double parallel rims. New Pilot Sport tires. New sound system with Pioneer head unit, speakers, hand crafted Amp & JBL sub. Mechanically perfected by Tony Callas at Callas Rennsport in Torrance, California (simply the best independant I have ever met)



Member: Doug Norton

BMW CCA Number: 104825

Member since: 1993

Email Address: dougn@austin.rr.com

Car Info: 1989, 535i, Gray Metallic

Purchased Car: 5/24/96

Factory Options: 5 speed, 3.46:1 differential, AM/FM Radio cassette player with 6 CD changer, all the usual 5 series luxuries.

Modifications: Bavarian Autosport lowering springs, 2001 540i Sport wheels with 235/45ZR-17 tires, limited slip differential, 750iL strut rod bushings, Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD/MP3 player



Member: Tonbra Ogbuzulu

BMW CCA Number: 333030

Member since: 2004

Email Address: tonbrao@yahoo.com

Car Info: 1994, 530i, gray

Purchased Car: 12/2005

Factory Options: AM/FM Radio cassette player with 6 CD changer, 5speed manual transmition. 3.0 litre V8 engine. Power windows/doors. Driver's side airbag; cruise control, factory window tint.

Modifications: H&R sports shocks with Bilsteins springs; 17" Alpina replica wheels with 234/45ZR17 tires



Member: Ken Lahanas

BMW CCA Number: 357870

Member since: 2005

Email Address: KLahanas@austin.rr.com

Car Info: 1995, 540i, Green

Purchased Car: April 2005

Factory Options: E34, 6-speed, V8 - 4.0 liter, ABS, traction control, power steering, power seats, AM/FM Radio/cassette, 2-wheel drive, cruise control, driver & passenger air bag, anti-lock brakes, alloy wheels, rear window defroster, power windows & mirrors, tilt wheel, leather seats

Modifications: New seals around doors, CD changer, sunroof/moonroof, small block replaced with Alusil.


Member: Michael Jones

BMW CCA Number: 358728

Member since: 2005

Email Address: Michaelajones25@aol.com

Car Info: 2005, 545i, Sapphire Black

Purchased Car: 8/1/05

Factory Options: Black Sapphire Metallic,Black leather with Poplar Grain Wood Trim, Sport package,Active Steering, Premium sound, Navigation, PDC,Cold weather package, Extended light package,Sport seats,Folding Rear Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Electric Rear sunshade, Satellite radio,Red Reflectors

Modifications: None as of yet,surely to come.



Member: Cheryl Kaul

BMW CCA Number: 344326

Member since: 2005

Car Info: 2001, 530i, Anthracite Gray

Purchased Car: 10/04/2005

Factory Options: Premium Package, Sport Package, Steptronic transmission, power rear window shade, manual side window shades, sunroof, Angel eyes, 17" cross-spoke wheels.

Modifications: None yet.


Member: Thomas Frasier

BMW CCA Number: 319861

Member since: 2003

Email Address: tfrasier540@sbcglobal.net

Car Info: 2000, 540ia, Anthracite

Purchased Car: 12-2001

Factory Options: Sports package, luxury package, premium package, xenon headlights, rain sensor wipers, sport suspension, 4.4 V8

Modifications: H&R Sport springs, UUC short shift kit, 19x 9.5 front and 19x10 rear Hartge Nova 5's. My car audio consist of a 15-inch Rockford Fosgate Power Stage 1 Subwoofer mounted in a custom box color matched to the car, and a 1000-watt Hifonics amplifier. Also included is a 6-fared capacitor along with monster cables to connect everything. I have a completely sealed trunk so a port was cut out of the rear seat panel to allow for more bass. Future Mods: cold air, ECU upgrade, and angle eye headlights.



Member: Jeff Niemeyer

BMW CCA Number: 315002

Member since: 2003

Email Address: jakaeab@mindspring.com

Car Info: 2000, 540i, silver

How long owned: 2 months

Factory Options: M-sport package and premium package

Modifications: Dinan exhaust, Dinan cold air intake, Dinan chip


Member: Sandra & Momir Radosavljevic

BMW CCA Number: 336924

Member since: 2003

Car Info: 1995, 540i, Schwartz II

How long owned: 7 mo

Factory Options: 4.0 V-8, 5-sp automatic

Modifications:


Member: Claudio Sanchez

BMW CCA Number: 313288

Member since: 2003

Email Address: claudio3@swbell.net

Car Info: 1992, 525i, Silver

How long owned: 6

Factory Options: Engine M50, CD Changer, Moonroof, Automatic, Power locks, leather seats and windows.

Modifications: Brake Pads = Wagner Thermo Quiet. It seems a few claim that brake upgrades are good for stoping. Well, if you race, drag or autocross... may be good. Otherwise, BMWs have all upgrades needed to be a street that perfect machine. I own 5's, 7's and 8's. all great perfect cars without modifications. PS: BMW brakes are known to be best on the market and others claim what is good in race cars... not street.


Member: Hector Garza

BMW CCA Number: 326559

Member since: 2003

Email Address: 5gs@sbcglobal.net

Car Info: 1998, 540i, Black

How long owned: 3mos.

Factory Options: Aluminum Mags, Tinted windows

Modifications: none


Member: Joseph Anthony

BMW CCA Number: 325997

Member since: 2003

Email Address: balucanb@iname.com

Car Info: 1998, 528i, Artic Silver

How long owned: 4 years

Factory Options: Board computer, power windows,power doors, alarm, power leather seats, 5 speed, 6 pack cd changer, cassette, bus. radio

 

Modifications: Rieger side skirts, Rieger rear skirt, Hartage front lip, Hagus M3 mirrors, electric, KW (Inox line) variant II coilovers, Dropped, How much? Alot. InPro sidemarkers, InPro clotheshanger, Osram blue lights for blinkers front and rear (they blink orange though), InPro (halogen) "angel eyes" with custom blue rings, Eyebrows, Eiseman Quad Exhaust, Silver window tint, Inpro rear "Euro" tailights w/ clears blinkers, Zimmerman cross drilled rotors, Greeen twister CAI, M5 grill, M5 rear trunck lip, Shadowline (i.e. bodycolor) trim, Hamann shifter, Hamann pedal set (brake, clutch, gas and dead pedal), Hamann handbrake handle, //M sport steering wheel, BBS RC Wheels: Front 8.5X18 w/ 235/40 Rear 10X18 w/ 265/35, Tires Dunlop SP9000's, Front tower bar, fenders front and rear pulled, rear ACS window spoiler, Faux carbon fiber roundels, Rogue Eng. Short shift kit, Custom re-chip (OBD-II reprogramed), Rogue Eng. Power Pully set

BIG PROPS to Hattech car styling in Kitzingen Germany. They have done 99% of the work. They are SUPER! people and very good friends!


Member: Dao Hoang

BMW CCA Number: 177803

Member since: 1999

Email Address: jeddclampette@netzero.net

Car Info: 1998, 5281, Aspen Silver

How long owned: Since new

Factory Options: Sport PKG, Moonroof
Modifications: Mtechnic Air Dam

Member: Arno Pitzen

BMW CCA Number: 317526

Member since: 2003

Email Address: apitzen@austin.rr.com

Car Info: 1999, 540i, oxford green

How long owned: new owner

Factory Options:
comfort seats, heated seats, sound system

Modifications: