Valli Khan has been a longtime customer of ModBargains, even back from our early days. Valli’s had this E60 BMW M5 since 2012, and since then, with a bit of help from Sr Mod Expert Alan and our installers here, Valli’s turned this M5 into quite the beast.
The car already had quite a few goodies, including a drop courtesy of H&R Sport Springs to bring down the ride height and RDSport Sway Bars to sharpen things up, but the stock E60 BMW M5 wheels still left a lot to be desired, so a new set of Forgestar Wheels was finally in order.
The bright green RDSport bars are clearly visible from under the car, while the understated black of the H&R Springs for E60 M5 blends right in.
Peeking out from under the car is a Eisenmann Race Exhaust for E60 BMW M5, which gives the V10 under the hood the authoritative, muscular sound you’d expect out of a V10 Independent-Throttle-Body fed monster.
Making it more beastly is an Evolve Tune for the ECM, while the SMG has been reprogrammed with the Euro SMG programming and much more aggressive Euro version of M Dynamic Mode (MDM) for an even more exhilarating drive.
As we said earlier, it was now finally time for a new set of wheels. Alan set Valli up with a fitment of 20×9.5 / 20×11 Forgestar F14s wrapped in 255/35-20 295/30-20 Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires to keep it planted. Knowing how Valli drives on the backroads of SoCal and having seen it firsthand, it’s a damn good thing he’s got PSS.
Further enhancing power is a Power Pulley for E60 M5 – good for a staggering 30hp and 24tq gain over the S85 V10’s already massive output, this brings power to an even sillier level.
The concavity of the F14s works beautifully with the bulging Chris Bangle curves of the E60 M5, giving the car the ‘complete’ look it’d been missing.
Let’s take a look from a few more angles.
The rake of the car with the H&R Springs is perfect, and almost tucking the rear tires for an even more aggressive look.
In addition to the quad oval tips of the Eisenmann Exhaust for E60 M5, the E60 Exterior boasts a few other tweaks – namely a Hartge Rear Diffuser for E60 M5 and an RDSport Rear Spoiler and Roof Spoiler, framed in between a set of BMW E60 LCI LED Tail Lights.
To consult our team of Mod Experts like Alan, just call at 714-582-3330 (x8006 for Alan) to see how we can help enhance your BMW Motoring experience. Our Mod Experts like Alan can help you make your M5 faster, handle better, sit lower, sound cooler and look more badass – so talk to us today online or stop by the ModAuto showroom during business hours in La Habra, CA.
Story & Photos Nick Gregson