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      11-01-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Official Modded M Coupe & Roadster Thread

Since there are separate forums for exhausts, wheels, suspension, drivetrain mods etc it can get difficult to piece together the best combinations etc.

Lets showcase the skill, individuality and what works and what doesn't in creating our cohesive beast. Also list where you bought your mods and how much. This will help us all learn from the experiences from like minded folks in one single thread with variety (rather than one car's evolution).

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1. List your goals for the car

2. Mods you have done (wheel specs, suspension, exhaust, drivetrain, interior, exterior etc,). Be sure to include how you like each mod or what you would change

3. Pics - We all want to see it now. Before and after's welcomed too.
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      11-01-2007, 08:43 PM   #2
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      11-02-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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Good question . I am bone stock which is why I'm wanting to see total cars. Will be doing some wheels, perhaps coil overs and an exhaust. I have done the CDV delete but thats it so far.
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      11-02-2007, 04:06 PM   #4
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Guess I'll bite and go first...

On the car:
- iForged Aero 18x8, 18x9 rims on Nitto Invo, 235/45/18, 255/35/18. (Going to fit 265 in the rear next time around).
- Zeckhausen CDV delete
- StrongStrut Strut Tower Bar and Firewall Braces
- Hartge Illuminated Leather Shifter

In the basement waiting to go on the car:
- Supersprint Headers with Jet Hot coating
- Catco High Flow Cats
- QTP Exhaust dump valves
- Dinan Muffler
- Brembo 320mm BBK
- Bride Exor 2 Bucket Seats

So far, everything I've installed on the car has yielded significant differences. The Strong Strut transformed the handling and steering characteristics instantly. The difference in turn in was amazing. The CDV delete... as soon as you step on the clutch you know... increases the clutch engagement time so you can pull off some faster shifts. The rims and tires by far the best upgrade. Those RFT's.... GARBAGE!! I really love the Nitto Invos, low noise, amazing grip, dry or wet!!

The exhaust work will be done in a couple weeks before I stow the car for the winter. (Hoping to get a few weeks of drivetime after the installation before I put her away for the snowy season).

Future Modding plans:
- Supercharger
- UUC short shift + DSSR
- ACS side skirts
- Hamann front bumper or Aero front bumper
- 4.5lb Racing Battery
- Coilovers (Thinking Bilstein, KW, H&R or Tein, still researching).
- H&R sway bars or Hotchkis Sway bars.
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      11-02-2007, 06:41 PM   #5
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      11-02-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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I guess I'll play along...for my amusement only of course...

1. Short term, I need some winter tires/wheels. Since I don't really have any place to store my summer tires/wheels, this poses a slight problem...I guess I'll have to figure it out tho...

Long term, first and foremost come the look of the car. Stock is sexy as hell, but there's still room for improvement. First thing that I want to do is the CF roof...sixspeed owes me for planting the seed in his head on that one...after that I'll have to do the exhaust and possibly brakes...but these are probably even more long term goals...since cash flow is kinda tight right now, and i'm not all that displeased with the way it is right now.

Superlong term would be to suit it more for the track...thinking of coilover's and maybe a camber adjustment, 5 point harness and a seat upgrade, and some proper track wheels and rubber...maybe 19" RGRs or CSLs with some advans...but buy the time I do all of this...I won't be making payments anymore

2. Mods that I have done...and this is what I'm most proud of...
- Wheel locks and ///M logo valve covers...a must have.
- ///M logo floor mats. Not sure how I feel about em just yet...but they look better than shitty 5 dollar mats that came with the car.
- ///M logo key chain...hahah not really for the car, but I like it

3. I've posted pics...not of the floor mats yet, but you can find those anywhere...here's my thread Dammmittt's ride
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      11-03-2007, 10:12 AM   #7
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Guess I will go along with it also...2006 Z4M Sapphire Black Coupe...no pics at this moment...Car came with everything except for the navigation system.

On The Car:
Dinan 3.91 LSD.
Dinan carbon fiber and aluminum front strut brace with stage 2 aluminum front strut tower braces.
Dinan 19 inch monoblock rims (19x9 with 3mm spacers front, 19x10 with 5mm spacers rear).
Dinan high flow throttle bodies.
Dinan rear trailing arm monoball kit.
Brembo red BBK (6 piston front, 4 piston read, cross drilled rotors, stainless steel brake lines).
H&R sport springs (1 inch drop all around).
ACS aluminum pedal set, handbrake, and shift knob.
Stealth XM radio install.
Standard antennae exchanged for micro antennae.
Custom/Stealth K40 bluetooth radar detector and laser diffuser.
10% Huper Optik tinting on all windows but the windshield.
Full CTD Germany aluminum interior accents.
CDV removed.
UCC motorwerks clutch stop.
UUC Motorwerks chromoly adjustable rear control arms.
UUC motorwerks EVO3 short shifter.
J&B Performance Clutch and ultralight flywheel.
One peice machined brushed aluminum oil cap.
Rogue Engineering reinforced rear shock mount system.
Rogue Engineering performance engine mounts.
Rogue Engineering reinforced transmission mounts.
CG lock 3 point harness for both driver and passenger seating.
VentureShield coating on all forward facing exterior body components.
Full xenon interior lighting upgrade (Set of 11 lights).
Shaved side turn indicators.
Driver and passenger OEM under seat European first aid boxes.
OEM BMW alarm system (with clown nose activation).
OEM BMW secondary drivers side floor cargo net.
OEM BMW Z4M auxiliary input (ashtray setup, not the panel exchange).
OEM BMW rubber floor mats.
OEM BMW shoulder strap adjusters (set or 4).

On Order:
OEM European headers
Supersprint flow cats

Think that has it covered.
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      11-04-2007, 10:19 AM   #8
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Holy crap man, you've been busy.

And I forgot to mention, I removed the ugly friggin warning labels on the sunvisors.
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      11-05-2007, 09:18 PM   #9
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I have definitely been busy...first car I have been able to really do anything with and am really enjoying it. I forgot also...I did the sunvisor warning removal and I now have someone to fill in the reflectors (front and rear).
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      11-23-2007, 01:48 PM   #10
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We need pics!
I want to see that Full CTD Germany aluminum interior and your ACS stuff.
Thanks!
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      11-26-2007, 11:44 AM   #11
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Here are a few...alot of the mods cannot be photographed since they are internal...
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      11-26-2007, 05:20 PM   #12
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Nice breaks!
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      11-26-2007, 07:28 PM   #13
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I never liked those wheels on the M3 but I think they look great on the Z. Nice looking ride
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      11-26-2007, 07:42 PM   #14
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My turn.

2007 Grey Silver Z4 M Coupe

On the car:
- Volk Racing Progressive ME Wheels
- Falken 615 Tire
- H&R Sport Springs
- StrongStrut Strut Bar and Firewall Braces
- Rotora Big Brake kit 6pot front 4pot
- Turner Underdrive Pulley Kit
- Bride Gias Racing Seats
- VAC Motorsport Seat brackets
- JVT Headers
- JL Audio Subwoofers
- JL Audio Amplifier
- Focal Utopia Component Speakers

Future Modding plans:
- Nitrous Express Nozzle System Direct port
- Koni 8611 D/A shocks
- Front Camber Plate, Rear Shock Mount, Rear Camber Arm
- Enkei NT03 Track Wheels
- Toyo 888 Tires
- Custom Exhaust with no rear muffler.
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      11-27-2007, 10:27 AM   #15
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I never liked those wheels on the M3 but I think they look great on the Z. Nice looking ride
It took me awhile to warm up to the wheels, but I really did it for the weight reduction. I could definitely tell a difference in the handling and the nimbleness - glad I did the brake upgrade then also!
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      11-27-2007, 07:26 PM   #16
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My turn.

2007 Grey Silver Z4 M Coupe

On the car:
- Volk Racing Progressive ME Wheels
- Falken 615 Tire
- H&R Sport Springs
- StrongStrut Strut Bar and Firewall Braces
- Rotora Big Brake kit 6pot front 4pot
- Turner Underdrive Pulley Kit
- Bride Gias Racing Seats
- VAC Motorsport Seat brackets
- JVT Headers
- JL Audio Subwoofers
- JL Audio Amplifier
- Focal Utopia Component Speakers

Future Modding plans:
- Nitrous Express Nozzle System Direct port
- Koni 8611 D/A shocks
- Front Camber Plate, Rear Shock Mount, Rear Camber Arm
- Enkei NT03 Track Wheels
- Toyo 888 Tires
- Custom Exhaust with no rear muffler.
I am thinking of adding these 3 to my car... have you noticed a difference in handling and power? do the pulleys help on the z4 m roadster?

- H&R Sport Springs
- StrongStrut Strut Bar and Firewall Braces
- Turner Underdrive Pulley Kit
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      12-13-2007, 11:37 PM   #17
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Dirfm01, those do look nice on the Coupe. Got any angle shots?
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I am thinking of adding these 3 to my car... have you noticed a difference in handling and power? do the pulleys help on the z4 m roadster?

- H&R Sport Springs
- StrongStrut Strut Bar and Firewall Braces
- Turner Underdrive Pulley Kit
I found the Strong Strut bar and braces to offer a phenomenal difference in handling.
It really tightens up the steering.
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      12-14-2007, 08:15 PM   #19
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Goal: to create the ultimate Z4 - focused and refined.

Mods done:

- Helene Performance filter
- Strong Strut strut tower bar



- eOpen eTip module
- New rear axle drive with 3.46:1 final drive ratio (stock: 3.23:1) and Drexler Motorsport LSD



In progress:

- Custom made coilovers and rear dampers/springs by Reiger Racing Suspension





- Turner Motorsport front subframe reinforcement kit



- TMS front lower arm bushings



- TMS rear bush limiting kit



- TMS rear trailing arm bushing



- 330i ZHP sport control arms



- Z4-M bonnet



- Mov'it 342mm 4 piston brake kit, front



- Sandtler drilled brake discs rear
- Black painted calipers
- Stainless steel brake lines
- Improved brake pads



- Voltphreaks 6lbs battery



- Facelift xenon headlights and rear lights
- LED fog light





- Repainted Alpina Dynamic wheels



- Facelift bumper
- Facelift diffuser, modified for quad pipes



- Interior door handle LEDs
- Improved sound dampening in doors



- Recaro Pole Position seats, to be retrimmed in leather, new seat heating elements
- Recaro sliders
- Recaro seat mounting consoles



- VAC Motorsports Z4 floor mount adapters



- Schroth asm autocontrol II harnesses with shoulder pads in black leather



- Custom made quad pipe exhaust based on modified Alpina muffler



- Aero side skirts



- Modified fenders, needed to clear Mov'it brakes

Planned:

- (Feb 2008) Custom ESS TS3 conversion (Lysholm twinscrew compressor, ESS camshaft kit, custom made lowered compression forged pistons, custom developed DME software)

See the final result @ http://modgarage.net/project/alpina

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Holy crap that's a lot of work...How much is all this going to cost?
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      12-15-2007, 11:35 AM   #21
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Wow - that's really a lot of work...
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      12-17-2007, 07:05 PM   #22
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Whoaa. Finally somebody really putting some skin in the 85,86. Tons of super-modded e46 but we seem to be a conservative bunch. Well that plus the M is only 2 years old.
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