I acquired my jet black E34 back in 1999. It's a 1995 525i. The car started off totally stock. Since I've had the car, I added many modifications to it. For performance, a Jim Conforti performance chip was added. This gave the car a little more HP and torque, and made the engine run smoother. An ECIS intake and Supersprint exhaust was also added for better throttle response and a meaner performance tone.
The car was too high for my taste. Eibach Pro-Kit springs we're added to bring the stance of the car down. The car now has a nice drop and no wheel gap. The stock 15" basketweave wheels looked tiny on the car. A set of 17x7.5" E39 M5 replica wheels were thrown on the car. Soon, I felt these were too small, and a set of 18x8.5" Hamann HM2's were thrown on the car to give it a totally different look. The lip of the rim was one of the reasons why I got the HM2's. Tires used are 235/40ZR18 Nitto 555's.

The E34 is a beautiful car by itself, but it can still be dressed up a little. A RGM DTM front spoiler was installed on the car. This flowed really well with the M-Technic side skirts. M-Technic sport mirrors were also added for a more sporty look. Also a M5 rear license panel was added to differentiate this car from other E34's. For a cleaner look, European spec bumper moldings were added to remove the US spec amber and red bumper marker lights. Last the car was dechromed with shadowline trim.
To also help with the looks of the car, the amber lighting was swapped out with clear (white) lighting. I soon opted for something different, so the lighting was once again swapped out with grey (smoked) lighting. European spec ellipsoid headlights were added to the car for a different look and to better light up the road.

Currently, I am very happy with the car and how things have turned out. Future modifications are to include a rear apron and larger sway bars.

-Rob (shragon.net)

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