UPDATE: e60 m5 ALP 2Rx/1Tx, NR f/r DSP, w/GPS and BT, flic, F/R G1W-H (1 Viewer)

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First of all, I love seeing everyone's creative solutions to avoid the tax collector. I keep seeing great ideas to incorporate each time I make a change in my CMs.

I've run the current setup since 2012ish. For whatever reason, I never started a thread for my install. A little background. I spend much of my time on freeways in the mountains and deserts between urban cities on the West Coast and Four Corner States. I am in a "parking sensor" only state, so for my interior ALP install, I wanted an install that is unnoticed -- which is why I went with BT connect for my ALP. I wanted to be able to remove all interior traces of my parking sensors. The control module, etc...is all tucked away behind panel where the stock CD changer would be located. I ran an extended USB cable out to the glovebox for any thumb drive updates -- because back in 2012, that was our only option for updates. For the exterior, K.I.S.S. I was looking to stealth the ride and not the install, and kept it simple.

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^I'm running two heads up front. I may add a third head for additional peace of mind. With that said, I'm not in the lair of the Dragon and my parking sensors have performed flawlessly during my encounters.

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^Inside, I use a stand alone iPod for ALP, a phone for WAZE, and a Garmin Nuvi for navigation redundancy (car, phone, Garmin). If you look closely, which I know you will, you can see my ALP LED in the vent, to the right of the steering wheel. I may relocate it to the shroud of my idrive or instrument cluster. I also run a wifi card in the glovebox for the iPod to stream music, that I can also connect my tablet or laptop.

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^The iPod is just left of my stick shift. Muscle memory has my JTK within a couple seconds -- I don't even have to look for/at my iPod. I have the audio output cabled into my car's AUX port and into my stereo. ALP alerts are LOUD and override everything.

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^My phone is not Bluetooth connected to my car, but connected to my Blue Tiger Elite headset. I'm on the phone quite a bit, as I'm "on the road" working from my car. When I used my car's BT/speaker phone, my office could never hear me over the sound of my car. I needed a solution and found Blue Tiger; HiFi did not exist in 2012. The noise cancelling is phenomenal. I can have the windows open, the car at 8,500 rpm, and have conversation on the phone. The unintended benefit, now I am able to hear any WAZE alerts and my car's BT is not competing with ALP (iPod), WAZE (iPhone), and Escort Live.

The Garmin Nuvi is great for secondary navigation -- to plot gps coordinates and intermediate destinations for mileage, etc...

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^Escort Live is mounted in a blank in the headliner, adjacent to the map reading lights. My all my map reading lights are red LED bulbs. The advantage: The passenger can have the map light on, without blinding the drivers vision at night.

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^View of my front GW1-H, Redline/BlendMount, and GPS. For my radar install, I was not concerned about concealment/stealth and used a BlendMount. My RedLine is segmented and only run a single Ka band in my home state. As I migrate across the states, I'll turn on the other bands.


Future plans: I may integrate the Randenso HD+ remote into my ALP, but I just read that ALP my have their own HD radar to integrate. A third head or rear heads...as I understand it my state does not shoot LIDAR from the rear. I have thought of a scanner, but am undecided. I do have CBs (a handheld Midland and a full sized Uniden) that my wife and I use in our LandCruiser during our off the pavement adventures. I can easily swap transfer the Midland over, but I can't find an antenna that will stay on my car at speed -- without drilling or damaging any body panels.

Cheers!
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Hi EightyFiveHundred, Great looking ride and a great installation of almost everything but the kitchen sink!!! I still remember viewing one of your posts, where you were driving off of and on to a major highway, with a friend in your car, and with the engine screaming like an F1 car, before the FIA mandated engines with a turbocharger. Man, what a screamin' machine you have!!!
 

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Very nice!
Thanks

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Nice ride man!
Thanks!

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Hi EightyFiveHundred, Great looking ride and a great installation of almost everything but the kitchen sink!!! I still remember viewing one of your posts, where you were driving off of and on to a major highway, with a friend in your car, and with the engine screaming like an F1 car, before the FIA mandated engines with a turbocharger. Man, what a screamin' machine you have!!!
And thanks for all the kind words guys! Ah, yes...one of my favorite freeway exchanges.

One from an airstrip event a couple years ago; I don't know if i ever shared this one on here before.
https://vimeo.com/110043439
 
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I absolutely love your car and setup. How well does the car hold up with 35,000 miles/year?
 

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Actually a beautiful setup and much better than what Alex Roy used on his run. Just don't put any stupid Polizei stickers on the car ;)
 

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An E60 with the proper trans :thumbsup:
Yes indeed...last of a dying breed.

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I absolutely love your car and setup. How well does the car hold up with 35,000 miles/year?
Thank you. She is holding up very well. I have put 100,000 of my 125,000 miles on this e60 m5. At 84,000 miles, I replaced my rod bearings as a preventive measure -- otherwise my ownership has been uneventful. In fact, my warranty expired at 50,000 miles. I never renewed because I never had any issues -- or an SMG transmission to worry about.

With that said, this is my third m5 and currently still have my first generation e28 m5, and recently sold my e39 m5. I bring this up, because I learned a long long time ago, from my e28 m5, the ///m engines require meticulous maintenance. I follow Mike Miller's old school BMW maintenance schedule -- and I cut his recommended service intervals in half.

I also track my cars. Tracking cars will accelerate wear on service times, but as long as you remain on top, or ahead of your maintenance, they will hold up to use. For example, I was tracking my e39 m5 at 185,000 miles without issue. I think it is because I track my cars, i'm anal about my cars' maintenance. The last thing I want is a mechanical failure at speed.

Oh, I'll put about 20,000ish miles on my e60 m5, about 10,000ish miles on our LandCruiser, and 5,000ish on my wife's a3 Quattro.

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Actually a beautiful setup and much better than what Alex Roy used on his run. Just don't put any stupid Polizei stickers on the car ;)
Ha! Thanks. No Polizei stickers on my ride!


A couple of pics of my other daily driver. It's supercharged, but it's slow by my measures.
 

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I just took delivery not too long ago for my first BMW and i'll be taking it in every 5,000 miles or so to get new oil/filters done. I would follow BMW recommended schedule but i'm finding that there are more and more cars/SUV's that want or like to race me while doing Sunday cruises and driving to/from work. Dunno if it's because i'm a young guy or what but i'm having to always hit the M2 button and waving my hand in the "bye bye" manner lol. What's Mike Millers schedule?
 

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I just took delivery not too long ago for my first BMW and i'll be taking it in every 5,000 miles or so to get new oil/filters done. I would follow BMW recommended schedule but i'm finding that there are more and more cars/SUV's that want or like to race me while doing Sunday cruises and driving to/from work. Dunno if it's because i'm a young guy or what but i'm having to always hit the M2 button and waving my hand in the "bye bye" manner lol. What's Mike Millers schedule?
Mike Miller was BMWCCA's technical editor of Roundel. Google Mike Miller's old school maintenance schedule and you will find a host of information.
 

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Nice E60 M5, absolutely love the color. Any mods under the hood other than those RPI scoops?

Flossy Carter's ride is also pretty damn sick, and super loud since he has the full Meistershcaft exhaust.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vTaajRXzYk :holy:
Thanks for the kind words. BMW only made 97 Interlagos Blue e60 m5s with 3 pedals for our domestic market. Canada only received 9 for their market.

I'm not as loud as his set up; Meisterschaft is easily THE loudest Section 3. As my ride sits I have resonators to keep me under the decibel restrictions for Laguna Seca. I couldn't imagine being any louder.

As for mods, most of my mods are for the track, and not many aesthetic mods.

Performance Gearing (Blanton) 3.91 LSD 3 clutch, 30/50 ramps, R&P polished
RPi Oil Cooler
RPi Scoops
DINAN High Flow Air Mass Meter/Intake
DINAN front strut bar
DINAN Monoballs
Fast Attack Motorsports custom tune
Einhorn Industries Race Headers, track pipe, and x-pipe;
DINAN Section 3
DINAN LTW 19x9 ET18, 19x10 ET25,
Michelin PSS 255/40/19 and 295/35/19
Macht Schnell 15mm spacers (front)
Castrol SRF brake fluid
FERODO FRP3000H race pads
StopTech BBK 6/4 380mm/35mm x 380mm/32mm w/SS lines
RDSport F/R sways
CKS coils w/swift springs
-2.0/-2.5 F/R camber
z3 1.9L SSK, with f10 shifter;
Euro MDM and DSC off


[video=vimeo;110043439]https://vimeo.com/110043439[/video]

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[video=vimeo;103962148]https://vimeo.com/103962148[/video]

[video=vimeo;136057253]https://vimeo.com/136057253[/video]
 

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Update: Got bored and decided to move my LED into my iDrive shroud from the vent. I'm liking it; I'm finding it easier to spot in my periphial vision.
 

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Where did you get your RD mount from?
 

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Where did you get your RD mount from?
I ordered it directly from BlendMount. Not cheap, but in my opinion, well worth the quality. For one, the BlendMount is machined from aircraft grade billet aluminum. I don't think I've ever needed to readjust the mount, over the many years I've used it. I got tired of failing/shaking sticky cups, etc...
 
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Thanks for the kind words. BMW only made 97 Interlagos Blue e60 m5s with 3 pedals for our domestic market. Canada only received 9 for their market.

I'm not as loud as his set up; Meisterschaft is easily THE loudest Section 3. As my ride sits I have resonators to keep me under the decibel restrictions for Laguna Seca. I couldn't imagine being any louder.

As for mods, most of my mods are for the track, and not many aesthetic mods.

Performance Gearing (Blanton) 3.91 LSD 3 clutch, 30/50 ramps, R&P polished
RPi Oil Cooler
RPi Scoops
DINAN High Flow Air Mass Meter/Intake
DINAN front strut bar
DINAN Monoballs
Fast Attack Motorsports custom tune
Einhorn Industries Race Headers, track pipe, and x-pipe;
DINAN Section 3
DINAN LTW 19x9 ET18, 19x10 ET25,
Michelin PSS 255/40/19 and 295/35/19
Macht Schnell 15mm spacers (front)
Castrol SRF brake fluid
FERODO FRP3000H race pads
StopTech BBK 6/4 380mm/35mm x 380mm/32mm w/SS lines
RDSport F/R sways
CKS coils w/swift springs
-2.0/-2.5 F/R camber
z3 1.9L SSK, with f10 shifter;
Euro MDM and DSC off


[video=vimeo;110043439]https://vimeo.com/110043439[/video]

[video=vimeo;172450718]https://vimeo.com/172450718[/video]

[video=vimeo;103962148]https://vimeo.com/103962148[/video]

[video=vimeo;136057253]https://vimeo.com/136057253[/video]
I'm running stock suspension on mine, thinking of getting coils but hows the firmness on the coils you got? Need something that is good for absorbing bumps but also great when cornering
 

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