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      08-19-2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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I'm going to use this thread to chronologically journal the progress of my car. I love hearing what people think of my modifications so feel free to share your thoughts - the good, the bad, and the ugly. I'm not sure what's in store for the Z4 yet but I do plan to go much more wild than I did with the F30, likely Euro derived but JDM inspired. I plan on retaining the Z4's handling characteristics so won't be slamming it, but do have some cool things in mind. Really excited to start a new build! Here is a brief photo review of my recent vehicles:

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My RX8 definitely went through it's fair share of wheels; Seven sets of Volks ranging from CE's, TE's, RE's, etc, two sets of Enkei RPF1s, Work CR-Kais, Work Meisters, one-off BBS LMs (Reverse lip, for those of you who know wheels), Weds Kranze Bazreias, and more. I imported rare parts from Japan and took the car to a few shows. Here are a couple pics on my last set of wheels, loads more on my Flickr.




Time for F30. Build thread can be found here -> http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=810268. Was a fun car. Ended up going though 3 sets of VMRs. No JDM this time around.





Next up, picked up a Moto Guzzi V7 to play around with. A few friends have Triumphs, love cruising with our modded vintage style bikes. Don't really have many recent shots of this. Need to get back out there and take some pics!




And this lands me at the new toy!



As she sits 10/17/14



2006 Z4 M Roadster - Interlagos Blue

Current Mod List:
VMR Wheels V810 Nickel Plated - 18x9.5 ET25 w/255/35 + 18x10 ET25 w/265/35
3mm Spacers rear
Extended Stud conversion
Powered By Max Gold Racing Nuts
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Rogue Engineering underdrive pulley
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Custom Performance Innovations headers
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Taillight red-out overlays
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Full Rieger aero
Tommy Kaira Rowen E89 Sunshade
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      08-19-2014, 10:54 PM   #2
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A couple pictures of the Nickel Plated (black chrome) VMR V810's going on!

18x9.5 ET25 w/255/35/18
18x10 ET25 w/265/35/18


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Welcome to the club, gorgeous cars but you'll adore the Z4M more than anything else! I just bought my second one, and couldn't he happier. Can't wait to see what else you do to yours!
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Hope to see your ride in person soon, perhaps with the new nickel plated VMRs. 'Til the next car meet/show!
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That is sick! Who did the black chrome for you? Price? I've been thinking of doing EC-7s in anthracite but that black chrome is amazing!!!
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Thanks for the comments, everyone! Really excited to begin work on the car. It's getting a new alternator right now, then back to tinkering

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That is sick! Who did the black chrome for you? Price? I've been thinking of doing EC-7s in anthracite but that black chrome is amazing!!!
Thanks! It's an amazing finish, I can't wait to get them on the car. Gloss anthracite/gunmetal looks cool but plating brings things to a whole new level. www.wheelflip.com does great work but they're over here in SoCal, so not sure how well that'd work for you, may be someone on the East that can do the same work without the shipping costs.

Here are a few other shots



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Wow, those wheels, that color!

Interested in what you have in store for the Z. It's a unique and somewhat addictive car, enjoy!
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Whoa.. I absolutely love them! Wonder how they'd look on a Black Z4...
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Wow, those wheels, that color!

Interested in what you have in store for the Z. It's a unique and somewhat addictive car, enjoy!
I agree. I too can't wait to see what he does. I love watching builds from guys who are so passionate about the hobby that they have multiple builds. I just checked out the F30 build. Amazing. I'm convinced that the F30 has to be my next car to replace the Honda Civic once the Z and the SUV is paid for. I'd love for it to be an F80, but...

I think my wife would start asking me for some fancy bags and shoes whose names I can't pronounce if I tried that. Right now, just my Z and slowly modifying it will suffice. Plus I've got kids to take care of. It wouldn't be fair for me to dump thousands into a build and not put anything away for their college.
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Not sure if this is even worth an update in my build thread but sometimes I get excited over even the smallest parts. Just ordered R0ME0's red-out tail overlays




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I agree. I too can't wait to see what he does. I love watching builds from guys who are so passionate about the hobby that they have multiple builds. I just checked out the F30 build. Amazing. I'm convinced that the F30 has to be my next car to replace the Honda Civic once the Z and the SUV is paid for. I'd love for it to be an F80, but...

I think my wife would start asking me for some fancy bags and shoes whose names I can't pronounce if I tried that. Right now, just my Z and slowly modifying it will suffice. Plus I've got kids to take care of. It wouldn't be fair for me to dump thousands into a build and not put anything away for their college.
The F30 328i was a GREAT car! It got excellent MPG, made good power (BMS JB4 helped ), had decent features, and was not a bad price. However, it's much more of a normal car than the Z4. If you're able to keep the Z as a toy, I'd say the F30 would make a great addition to your stable.
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Love that rx8. Excited to see the wheels on the MZ4!
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Just a quick update with some parts in-hand, others on the way




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Love that rx8. Excited to see the wheels on the MZ4!
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Freight driver showed up a day early before scheduled delivery! Felt like Christmas morning seeing this box.

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based on the previous cars I can't wait to see how the new one turns out!!
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awesome, keep us posted. more pics, always more pics
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USPS came a day early today too, I'm getting lucky with these shipments lately. Little surprise came in today



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awesome, keep us posted. more pics, always more pics
Thanks for the feedback! Posting pics is the fun part, I'll prob end up posting too many
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now get them ON THE CAR!! lol
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Got the car back and installed the stud conversion, wheels, lug nuts, and lowered the car more. Things to note:

-This pic is maxed out drop for the TC Kline coilovers. The front is decent but rear is still too high. Ultimately, I'd like to drop the front a tad and the rear even more so I'm either going to have to get some slightly shorter springs or go with another coilover kit.

-These wheels really suck up the lug nuts! I was considering going with the massive 326 Power lugs but figured those would have been too long but now I'm reconsidering. For now the PBM goldies will do

-I don't know how long I'll be able to hold off before the full aero goes on. Now that I've got wheels, the car feels naked without it!

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-This pic is maxed out drop for the TC Kline coilovers. The front is decent but rear is still too high. Ultimately, I'd like to drop the front a tad and the rear even more
Hey tiltmode,
You know I'm a fan of your Z and F. I think the Z sits perfectly as shown.

Looking forward to your next update.
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