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600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
07-03-2013, 08:54 AM (This post was last modified: 07-03-2013 08:55 AM by SWAGON.)
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600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
Hello all. So glad Kenny finally got this going as I deleted my FB account years ago. I also haven't been to the meets in about a year as I have been building my current project which is almost complete.

Some of you may remember me from many past meets. I was actually part of the original C&C crew going back 10 years when there were only about 20-30 of us that would meet at the Huguenot Starbucks every Fri eve. Back then I had the 95 Nissan Silvia I built and then shortly after, built a 71 Datsun 510 that I had for a few years.

Most recently, I was up there with my white 92 BMW 525 with an M52 turbo. I also picked up a 2004 V70R for a DD that I brought to a few meets.

I decided I had the white BMW long enough. And I also decided that 375 RWHP just didn't cut it anymore. So I decided to start a new project I had always wanted. A BMW E39 5 series touring/wagon. Anyone who knows me is aware of my obsession with cool station wagons. Hence the username..

I sold the white car on bring a trailer in one day for $19k!!!

Here is the latest project which should be at the meets in about a month.

1999 BMW E39 528 touring/station wagon.

Custom ordered from the factory in Mojave metallic brown (only E39 in this color)

GM performance LSx 427 built by Thomson which should be making close to 600 RWHP. LS7 rotating mass with titanium rods & intake valves, sodium filled exhaust valves, heat treated crank, LS7 heads and intake manifold. Comp cam, springs, retainers, rockers etc. E67 LS7 ECU kit, Cadillac CTS-V accessory kit, Autokraft oil pan. Tremec Magnum 6 speed manual with 2.66 1st gear and an LS9/ZR-1 dual clutch setup with Zip performance light weight steel flywheel.

Diff is from an M5 with an E46 M3 3.62 gearset (over the 3.15 that came stock) Also went from a 2 clutch diff with 25% lockup to a 3 clutch with 40% lockup.

Suspension consists of Fortune Auto custom built coilovers and a Shroeder stock car 1.5" front sway bar.

Other mods include full black interior swap, back alcantara headliner and pillars, E38 7 series sport seats, Volk TE37 reps in 19x9.5/10.5, blackout window trim, tinted windows, M5 front and rear bumpers and M5 headlights that I custom built using Nissan Murano projectors.

Right now, the front diff mount is getting reinforced as well as full 3" header back dual exhaust with twin Magnaflow 3" cats and dual Borla XR-1 multi core 3" mufflers that will be fitted with quad 3" single wall stainless tips.

Here are some progression pix over the last year I have had the car. But first, a few photos of the past rides that some of you might remember. Also, a shot of the VW cabriolet I restored for my wife that I brought to one of the meets.

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First startup with no exhaust and no tune

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07-03-2013, 11:28 AM
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RE: 600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
2 thumbs up for this. I've always had a thing for wagons as well. This thing should be a beast when you're done. Can't wait to see it.

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07-03-2013, 11:33 AM
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RE: 600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
Thanks! I am like a little kid waiting for Xmas morning. I am now at the mercy of my exhaust fabricator. He does great work for a great price but isn't fast. Just as your signature states Smile

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07-03-2013, 11:36 AM
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RE: 600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
I'm still waiting to see a car that doesn't look good with TE37 style wheels on it. I don't think I've found one.

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07-03-2013, 11:38 AM (This post was last modified: 07-03-2013 11:38 AM by SWAGON.)
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RE: 600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
Agreed! Eventually, I would like to replace the replicas with real ones but right now my focus is on getting this car driving. I won't be able to spend much more on it until after my new house is built. Hoping that will be done by Xmas.

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07-05-2013, 07:45 AM
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RE: 600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
Great project, and very nice pics. Thanks for posting.

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07-05-2013, 01:31 PM
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RE: 600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
Geez that's crazy. Can't wait to see this beast.

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07-05-2013, 11:24 PM
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New project looks clean and awesome as always! Can't wait till I get a chance to check it out
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07-06-2013, 08:14 AM
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RE: 600hp BMW wagon. The Kraken. Torque is good.
Thanks, everyone. Anything new in your lineup, Phil?

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07-06-2013, 07:19 PM
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Totally different from anything I've seen. I love it, awesome work

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