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      12-20-2019, 01:50 PM   #1981
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I read that very few were ordered in A43 green metallic. Sold mine last year to buy a low mileage Z4MR. The green always looked fantastic in the sunshine.
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Genuine style 32’s (gen 2 version, concave instead of deep dish). Running staggered in this pic but also have 2 rears so I can run square.

While swapping things out I went with the shorter oe valve stems
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      12-22-2019, 11:18 AM   #1983
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Hydraulic fluid for the convertible top. It may not SOUND exciting, but being able to operate the top again under it's own power as opposed to my arm power is a treat. Luckily the motor is strong, just needed more fluid. Next on my list is either:

A) Properly fix the leak.
B) Ghetto fix the leak(Kind of already did that) and trade it in on an E89 which I've been considering for a while now. It's just hard for me to get rid of a super nice paid off car just to get a newer one and car payments again.

We'll see.
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      12-22-2019, 05:41 PM   #1984
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E46 Strut Bar. Easier than I thought.
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      12-24-2019, 08:13 PM   #1985
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E46 Strut Bar. Easier than I thought.
Looks good. Which strut bar did you go with?
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Looks good. Which strut bar did you go with?
Thatís the oe piece for e46 m3
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I use those but I stick them up on the dash to the right of the heater controls. (I have also successfully removed one from brushed aluminum trim.) They're very strong assemblies and magnets -- I hang an iPad Mini from them with no problem.
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      01-10-2020, 10:28 AM   #1988
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Bought new Koni yellow adjustables, Suplex springs and all the suspension bits to replace the struts/shocks on the car. Should hopefully ride / handle like new when I'm done with the install.
Quick update - I got the springs, struts, shocks and supporting bits installed over the holiday break. After about 500 miles on the new suspension, I have to say that this car is soooooo much fun to drive. Feels like it's on rails when cornering. I set the Konis to there softest setting, since the Z is now my daily driver. Combined with the new Suplex OEM springs, the ride is not harsh - just tight. It's wonderful.
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Complete cooling system overhaul (all 7 hoses excluding the heater hoses, reservoir tank, radiator, thermostat, waterpump, temperature/level sensors, and fresh coolant)
Was really overdue! 13 years old and 145k miles (bet the cooling capabilities of the old radiator unit was subpar due to how dirty and clogged the cooling fins are)


Minor suspension overhaul
Replaced my front lower control arms with new OEM ZHPs also overdue. (One of the balljoints was completely shot, lots of freeplay) and installed Ground Control School Coilovers



Also tryed out the weighted anatomic M shift knob (right). Love it more than the ZHP shift knob (left) its pictured next to!

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The ugly BMWs are some of the best ones, I swear
See I think they look so much better in person, and the grille makes sense. I'm a huge fan of the G07, the car is so damn comfy! Congrats, that's a very nice fleet you got
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Some OEM goodies excuse my filthy car haha

OEM accessories Z4 strut brace and cupholder
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Also tryed out the weighted anatomic M shift knob (right). Love it more than the ZHP shift knob (left) its pictured next to!
Where did you get the taller shift knob? I have a delrin aftermarket but like the OEM look here.
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A new latch motor cover panel....................how exciting!!!!
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      02-26-2020, 06:40 PM   #1995
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Well done!

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Complete cooling system overhaul (all 7 hoses excluding the heater hoses, reservoir tank, radiator, thermostat, waterpump, temperature/level sensors, and fresh coolant)
Was really overdue! 13 years old and 145k miles (bet the cooling capabilities of the old radiator unit was subpar due to how dirty and clogged the cooling fins are)


Minor suspension overhaul
Replaced my front lower control arms with new OEM ZHPs also overdue. (One of the balljoints was completely shot, lots of freeplay) and installed Ground Control School Coilovers



Also tryed out the weighted anatomic M shift knob (right). Love it more than the ZHP shift knob (left) its pictured next to!
Well done!
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Replaced the two trunk shocks. Tip: if you remove one of the old shocks, the trunk lid will come crashing down. Luckily, my head was in position to intercept the lid.
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Also tryed out the weighted anatomic M shift knob (right). Love it more than the ZHP shift knob (left) its pictured next to!
Have the same knob and it’s my favorite oe knob. More leverage for quicker shifts but still heavier than original.

Btw do your local cops give you trouble with the headlight film? I wanted to do the same a while back but it’s hard enough to get away with front tints...


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Where did you get the taller shift knob? I have a delrin aftermarket but like the OEM look here.
Bimmerworld or any dealer (p/n 25117896884). Just know like the ZHP knob its not lighted.

https://www.bimmerworld.com/BMW-Inte...117896884.html


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Replaced the two trunk shocks. Tip: if you remove one of the old shocks, the trunk lid will come crashing down. Luckily, my head was in position to intercept the lid.
For what it’s worth I cut my forehead when it made contact with the trunk latch. With my oe hardtop, I had to install the trunk “stoppers” to prevent the trunk from making contact with rear glass. Keep forgetting the trunk now sits upright in the open position =(
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Replaced the two trunk shocks. Tip: if you remove one of the old shocks, the trunk lid will come crashing down. Luckily, my head was in position to intercept the lid.
Ouch
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Well done!
Thanks! Going to hopefully keep this car for life!

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Where did you get the taller shift knob? I have a delrin aftermarket but like the OEM look here.
Bought it on ECSTuning

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Have the same knob and it’s my favorite oe knob. More leverage for quicker shifts but still heavier than original.

Btw do your local cops give you trouble with the headlight film? I wanted to do the same a while back but it’s hard enough to get away with front tints...




Bimmerworld or any dealer (p/n 25117896884). Just know like the ZHP knob its not lighted.

https://www.bimmerworld.com/BMW-Inte...117896884.html




For what it’s worth I cut my forehead when it made contact with the trunk latch. With my oe hardtop, I had to install the trunk “stoppers” to prevent the trunk from making contact with rear glass. Keep forgetting the trunk now sits upright in the open position =(
Haha funny you ask about the headlight tints I get asked all the time about cops questioning the headlight tints, honestly in the last 4 years of ownership, cops never even bat an eye on my car! Im very grateful! Haha I dont have any windows tinted either though on my car.
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Are you going with stock replacements or aftermarket engine mounts? What rod bearings are you using?
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