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      02-10-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

As I'm new on this forum, here's an extended introduction of me, but more importantly my car :wink:

My (real) name is Kris, I'm 35 (since thursday) and was born and raised in Belgium (around the area of Brussels). I currently own my second Z4 (E85 roadster 2.2i). Before that I had another Z4 (E85 roadster 2.5i) which I swapped for a 911 (996 model, 2002). I quickly swapped the 911 back for a Z4 after having loads of trouble with it. I chose a lighter engine on purpose as they seem more reliable and I'm using the car only in the weekend for sun & fun anyway.

I bought my car last summer and she now has about 95.000 kms.

Here are some specs when I bought it:
E85 roadster - Z4 2.2I - 170PK
Colour BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC (475)
Leather OREGON/BEIGE (LAAB)
Black soft top
Options: rims 108-style with RFT's (never again!), wood trim, heated seats, PDC, automatic airco, business radio-CD, white indicators, aero side skirts, aero rear bumper lip, stainless steel tips

She looked like this when I bought her end of june 2012:






Since then, I changed quite a bit:
- K&N airfilter (in the original filter box)
- wooden interior parts replaced by brushed metal (the wood made my eyes bleed)
- Quad exhaust conversion
- remap (15hp extra and much better throttle response)
- Blacked out third brake light
- Blacked out side indicators
- symmetrical tail lights
- Stubby
- comfort light module (fogs running as DRL's, 3-times indicator on touch, angels on/off on locking/unlocing the car)
- Gaptech roof module
- Angel eyes (cut and shut)
- Homemade airscoop
- red painted calipers
- aluminium short shift gear knob
- aluminium handbrake handle
- aluminium radio knob
- fog bulbs replaced with leds
- extra white HiD bulbs for headlights
- black hey holes
- full tail lights lighting up on breaking
- de-french fried
- cruise control retrofit

So today she looks like this:

Exterior:





Interior:





Mods coming up:
- 3cm drop
- multi-functional steering wheel
- hardwired GPS in OEM housing (flip-screen)
- Aluminium pedals
- Aluminium door pins
- 19" rims with regular tyres
- New front bumper (M-type front and rear with facelift tail lights, or Aero front only, not sure yet)
- replace interior lights and license plate lights with leds
- footwell lights retrofit (with leds)
- mid muffler delete
- clutch delay valve (cdv) delete
- replace catalytic converters by sportcats for better flow (and sound)
- etc...

A few vids too:

Comfort light module:

Fun in France:

Exhaust sound clip:
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      02-10-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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In the meantime I bought some more bits to install:

a MFSW:


Alu pedals:


Caliper decals:
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Just because you quaded your exhaust doesn't mean you should put an ///M badge on your car... That looks brutal and "wannabe" because of it.
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      02-10-2013, 04:47 AM   #4
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The M badge, the 3 inch lift kit, and the "badass" front plate... This is great LOL
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Great looking car, just lose the //M badge..
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      02-10-2013, 11:25 AM   #6
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Thanks for the warm (?) welcome
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      02-10-2013, 11:59 AM   #7
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I really like the color of those headlight bulbs...can you tell us which brand, model, etc they are?
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      02-10-2013, 12:28 PM   #8
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Sure. I bought these:
http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/39051628...84.m1497.l2649

But beware, on my picture the color may not be accurate with reality. It does give a nice white light instead of the typical yellowish light you get from standard bulbs. This picture may be more accurate:

Before/after picture:
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Well its luke warm with some sarcasm - M owners are pretty proud of their cars and that letter - Should someone running a real one pull up behind you and start to pass - don't' even think of giving him a run - that would be really emberassing.

Mine is a nice deep red but I will pass on the prancing horses on the side.

All the rest is great - love her for what she is and have fun making it your own.
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Honestly, people here are great. Had you not put that badge on your, your welcome would have been 100% different lol.
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Well its luke warm with some sarcasm - M owners are pretty proud of their cars and that letter - Should someone running a real one pull up behind you and start to pass - don't' even think of giving him a run - that would be really emberassing.

Mine is a nice deep red but I will pass on the prancing horses on the side.

All the rest is great - love her for what she is and have fun making it your own.
HAHA I run 325i emblem on my modified E92 M3 and would love to see a Z4MC or Z4MR try and pass me. I would tear him a new ass and have. lol

Jokes aside... I like it. Love the color and quad exhaust setup on a non-M.
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Your car looks fine to me.

Haters hate....true fans appreciate.
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      02-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #14
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I'm thinking of putting a spare M badge I have in the garage on my daily driver 2012 Civic boot lid. Is that the Left or Right side? Want to make sure I have it in the proper position for some e92 ass...
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HAHA I run 325i emblem on my modified E92 M3 and would love to see a Z4MC or Z4MR try and pass me. I would tear him a new ass and have. lol
Would you now?
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Looks really good. That's a lot of work you've put in, and I like the results.

Stick around, we're a good group, the badge is just one of those "things".

How much of a PITA was it to get the quad exhaust on there? Do you have a DIY? Looks great.
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I like it, M aside... Plus if you like it, well then that's what its all about! Welcome
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HAHA I run 325i emblem on my modified E92 M3 and would love to see a Z4MC or Z4MR try and pass me. I would tear him a new ass and have. lol
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^ lol no kidding. I could go buy a c6 z06 and tear him a new ass for $20,000 less, but thats not what its about.
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HAHA I run 325i emblem on my modified E92 M3 and would love to see a Z4MC or Z4MR try and pass me. I would tear him a new ass and have. lol

Jokes aside... I like it. Love the color and quad exhaust setup on a non-M.
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Looks really good. That's a lot of work you've put in, and I like the results.

Stick around, we're a good group, the badge is just one of those "things".

How much of a PITA was it to get the quad exhaust on there? Do you have a DIY? Looks great.
I had it done by a small garage in the Netherlands for 500 euro all-in. What they did was pretty simple: they took the OEM rear silencer of and replaced it with a small stainless steel sport exhaust with 2 pipes in and 2 out. On the left out, they put a Y-shaped stainless steel tip, on the right one they put a stainless steel pipe with another stainless steel tip at the end. So the pipe runs right behind the bumper, which has more then enough room. They did not even had to take of the bumper to mount it.

The only thing I would advise is mounting a small extra silencer on the stainless steel pipe going to the right, to silence the bass sounds you mainly get from the pipe at low rpm. It doesn't sound bad, but it is a little louder than the high sounds. Other possibility is to delete the mid muffler (what I will probably do) which is said to mainly silence the higher sounds...

This is not mine, but same principle:



You can also readily buy a quad exhaust from different manufacturers such as Eisenmann, Bavarian Autosport, Vivid racing, Supersprint etc... Just google it. But they are pretty expensive though, easily over 2.500 euro.
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