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Thread: Cadeezís 2009 BMW 550i M-Sport Project Thread

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    Cadeezís 2009 BMW 550i M-Sport Project Thread

    I’m starting this project thread mainly so I can keep track of maint/mileage/dates, etc., but also so I can still be part of the ZHP gang, in spirit. The E60 550i is a wildly different animal than the ZHP, in literally every way. But I’m finally getting used to the bigger, more luxurious, automatic, V8 5 series. And my mods are coming along nicely. What’s good and bad about the E60 platform however, is the aftermarket for these cars is almost nonexistent. Good because it’ll save me $$, but also bad because when I run out of parts and/or projects…that usually means it’s time to sell. Also the gas mileage is atrocious! I’m all city, only driving a few miles at a time, hardly any freeway miles which doesn’t help. But all in all, this thing is pretty freakin badass.

    I've always loved the E60 550i M-Sport's, it's almost an M5 but without the unnecessary V10. I found this one by accident through a friend in the biz, so he and I shot up to Kirkland (which is a suburb of Seattle for those who aren't familiar) the following day and I came home with it! Car is a one owner and was serviced it's whole life at BMW Seattle. It is FULLY optioned with gadgets and electronics quite foreign to me living in the E46 world. Heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, eleventeen billionty way adjustable front seats, heads up display, etc. I got a print out of all the options on BMWVIN.com which is pretty cool

    The reason behind the purchase of this new ride lies sadly in the below link/thread…
    http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...374#post559374

    Summary
    Year: 2009
    Model: 550i Sedan M-Sport
    VIN: WBANW53589CT55595
    Build Date: 10/9/08
    Exterior Color: Platinum Gray Metallic (A68)
    Interior: Black Dakota Leather w/ Anthracite Bamboo Trim
    Transmission: 6-speed SAT (S2TBA) w/ paddle Shift
    Engine: 4.8L V8 N62
    Output: 362 HP/ 361 FT-LB
    Purchased Date: 3/24/18
    Purchase Price: $11k (friend deal)
    Mileage at purchase: 100,186 miles

    Mods & Maint
    4/7
    RPI V3 Ram Air Induction Scoop
    Gloss black kidneys
    Gloss black 550i badge
    Black aluminum ///M pedals
    LED halo bulbs
    LED license plate kit
    Passenger fog light
    Painted calipers & hubs anthracite metallic

    4/10
    PPI (post purchase inspection @ Matrix Integrated)
    Pass rear seat heater fixed

    4/14
    Grille ///M stripes
    Plasti-dipped rear diffuser
    Aquapel windows
    Custom E39 M5-esque brake duct holes

    4/28
    K&N Air Filter
    Charcoal filter delete
    Clean MAF
    Body color roof spoiler
    Body color trunk spoiler
    Clear side markers w/ mirror bulbs
    Xenesis Xenon fog light bulbs
    Passenger cup holder
    Rear floor mats

    5/19
    Roundel

    5/31
    ECS 17.5mm wheel spacers - rear
    NGK Spark Plugs 4294

    In the mail / On the workbench
    GodSpeed tow hook license plate holder
    Door handle recess trim

    Misc Maint Items on the List...
    Update DME software
    Transmission fluid/filter
    Paint lower grill
    Leatherique seats & wheel
    Driver seat rear rail trim
    NAV DVD
    Owner’s manual/books
    Paint front fender reflector inserts A68
    Clay bar, polish & wax
    Front bumper crack
    Rock chips



    Purchased at VW of Kirkland, WA

    Quick purchase mileage shot

    Somewhere along I-5 on the drive home

    Post first wash photo shoot








    Last edited by Cadeez; 05-30-2018 at 11:11 PM.
    2009 BMW 550i M-Sport


    BMW CCA Member . SAT (S2TBA) . RPI V3 Ram Air Scoop . Gloss black kidneys & 550i badge . HID fogs . LED halos . LED license plate kit . Black aluminum ///M pedals . Body color (A68) roof & trunk spoilers . K&N . Charcoal filter delete .

    Build Date: 10/9/08
    VIN# WBANW53589CT55595
    Platinum Gray Metallic A68

    2004 330i ZHP - Dead
    2001 330i Sport - Sold
    2004 330i ZHP - Sold
    1999 E36 M3 - Sold

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    Options List...

    2009 BMW 550i M-Sport


    BMW CCA Member . SAT (S2TBA) . RPI V3 Ram Air Scoop . Gloss black kidneys & 550i badge . HID fogs . LED halos . LED license plate kit . Black aluminum ///M pedals . Body color (A68) roof & trunk spoilers . K&N . Charcoal filter delete .

    Build Date: 10/9/08
    VIN# WBANW53589CT55595
    Platinum Gray Metallic A68

    2004 330i ZHP - Dead
    2001 330i Sport - Sold
    2004 330i ZHP - Sold
    1999 E36 M3 - Sold

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    E39-esque lower grille brake duct intakes. These are "hand fabbed" using marine (boat) cup holders with the bottoms cut off, and hose clamps. Mine will be the only E60 on the road with these, and I think it looks sweet

    BEFORE

    AIR DUCTS


    AFTER


    Gloss black kidneys with ///M stripes, of course. Opted for the new double slat style and I think they look great.


    Aluminum ///M pedals, in black this time



    Gloss black 550i badge



    Xenesis fog lights installed, only driver side in this pic for the comparison, but even in the daylight you can tell how much whiter it is than stock


    Plasti-Dipped rear diffuser – Some may think this is ghetto, but honestly it looks great and you’d never know it was sprayed on. I checked the cost to get it wrapped in Satin black and it was like $200, plus I have to remove the bumper to get the diffuser off. I looked into a CF replacement, cheapest I found was $250 through Mod Bargains. So I spent $5.50 for a can of satin black Plasti-Dip and viola! Very happy with the results. Little tough to see in the pics, but in the sunlight its sweet. Subtlety was the look I was going for.




    ABS plastic trunk & roof spoilers awaiting their color. These were dirt cheap Amazon buys, got both for $100 and the fit is fantastic! Brand is Ikon I believe. Both even came with 3M mounting tape and some adhesive, bargain of the century!
    Last edited by Cadeez; 06-07-2018 at 09:09 AM.
    2009 BMW 550i M-Sport


    BMW CCA Member . SAT (S2TBA) . RPI V3 Ram Air Scoop . Gloss black kidneys & 550i badge . HID fogs . LED halos . LED license plate kit . Black aluminum ///M pedals . Body color (A68) roof & trunk spoilers . K&N . Charcoal filter delete .

    Build Date: 10/9/08
    VIN# WBANW53589CT55595
    Platinum Gray Metallic A68

    2004 330i ZHP - Dead
    2001 330i Sport - Sold
    2004 330i ZHP - Sold
    1999 E36 M3 - Sold

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    Congrats on the purchase. That is one sharp-looking 550. I've always loved the wheels on these cars.
    -Chris


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    Quote Originally Posted by cornercarver View Post
    Congrats on the purchase. That is one sharp-looking 550i. I've always loved the wheels on these cars.
    Thank you! Me as well, that's actually what drew me to these cars originally.
    2009 BMW 550i M-Sport


    BMW CCA Member . SAT (S2TBA) . RPI V3 Ram Air Scoop . Gloss black kidneys & 550i badge . HID fogs . LED halos . LED license plate kit . Black aluminum ///M pedals . Body color (A68) roof & trunk spoilers . K&N . Charcoal filter delete .

    Build Date: 10/9/08
    VIN# WBANW53589CT55595
    Platinum Gray Metallic A68

    2004 330i ZHP - Dead
    2001 330i Sport - Sold
    2004 330i ZHP - Sold
    1999 E36 M3 - Sold

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    Congrats, man. I see Comfort Access in the list. Thatís my favorite feature on my 335i.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    146,000 miles

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    Great to see you getting right back into it! I believe that's the same engine that was in our X5 4.8is we loved it!
    Dinan CAI &Throttle body, ESS Tuning TS2, Bimmerbrakes gen3 headers, UUC SSK & DSSR. Achilles oil pump, VAC oil pan baffle
    M3 Motor mounts, UUC Trans mounts, Modified clutch style LSD 3.15, TMS front subframe reinforcement, Koni Yellow sports,
    H&R sport springs,
    UUC sway bars, BMW Perf. Rotors, UUC SS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, CSL replica wheels,
    Rotora strut bar, FXR HID conversion, M3 Mirror conversion, BSW stage 1 speakers

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    Love this

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    Those are some aggressive cupholders. They look great.

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    Hot damn! Nice pick up! I'll have to swing by to see this thing. I can imagine it's completely different from the ZHP. I remember switching for the first time from my father's E39 540i to my car and I just thought "oh...where is the power?" but then I thought "oh, this thing can handle." Trade offs, but man do I miss the GT-esque comfort of the E39, and I'm sure the E60 is even more so.

    I am also very envious of that heads up display.

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