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by namatjira
Wed 07 Mar, 2012 11:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: White Z3M Roadster
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: White Z3M Roadster

There were a total of 4 White Z3MR's made in RHD. Only one was an individual build and that is Boomer. The others are slightly younger and stock factory builds. Boomer featured in an article in BMW Car Magazine about 3 years ago. I still have the article and can scan it in if anyone is interested.
by namatjira
Mon 23 May, 2011 12:23
Forum: Performance
Topic: coilovers z3
Replies: 3
Views: 613

I Have KW Variant III on mine

But also looked at the BC Racing set on behalf of a mate. Seem quite reasonable and I have the BC Racing coilovers on my Impreza.
by namatjira
Mon 22 Mar, 2010 16:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Carbon fibre/fibreglass bonnet interest
Replies: 48
Views: 5430

I'm in. No question. A saving of about 20 kg is very useful. I'm not bothered about the print through etc as I will be repainting to match the rest of the car. Just let me know when there is enough. Also you guys who said that it was too cheap initially and then the comments when the price was amend...
by namatjira
Wed 05 Aug, 2009 10:11
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Ultimate BMW Show, Santa Pod, Sunday 20 September 2009
Replies: 108
Views: 15788

Thanks namatjira; you'll be very welcome. It would be great to see Boomer in the metal. Will you be taking the zed down the strip? I think you'd generate plenty of interest :wink: Yes, provided of course that Thorney have given it a clean bill of health. Sorted a number of intermittent problems but...
by namatjira
Tue 04 Aug, 2009 14:07
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Ultimate BMW Show, Santa Pod, Sunday 20 September 2009
Replies: 108
Views: 15788

If I have Boomer back by then I want to come along too. Will be checking with Thorney to see if feasible. If so then I will book and pay and keep my fingers crossed.

Cheers
by namatjira
Mon 11 May, 2009 16:37
Forum: Spotted!
Topic: White Z3M Queensferry Road, Edinburgh (19/04/09)
Replies: 2
Views: 372

White Z3M you spotted.

It wasn't mine unfortunately at that's still in at Thorney Motorsport.

However they are rare. Only 4 White Z3M's in RHD were ever made according to Spartansburg and mine 'Boomer' is the only White Z3M Roadster Individual ever made. Still the other 3 White ones are very rare and very cool.

Cheers

G
by namatjira
Thu 15 Jan, 2009 13:01
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M after market alloys
Replies: 6
Views: 680

The supercharger is a ProCharger C2 SC and is running about 4 psi boost. It could go to about 7 psi boost without a bottom end rebuild but first the cooling would need improving and possibly the installation of a charge cooler. 7psi should give a 3.2M about 450-480 bhp. A bottom end rebuild, lowerin...
by namatjira
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 22:47
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M after market alloys
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Sorry Gazza. I forgot. Yes you do have first refusal. I will tie a know in my handkerchief to remind me.

Cheers

Gaz
by namatjira
Wed 14 Jan, 2009 17:45
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Z3M after market alloys
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Z3M after market alloys

Can anyone send me some details/pics of after market alloys for the Z3MR... suggestions etc. Cheers Later this year I will be selling my BBS 19" CH wheels from my Z3MR when I put on some custom wheels from Forgeline. The BBS set were specially made by them for the M Roadster. Bookmark my details an...
by namatjira
Sun 30 Nov, 2008 11:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Car Magazine December 2008 page 40 - Review of Boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 992

yep i read the article - it was a great read too really enjoyed it. who came on the shoot? was it luke wood and matt? One of my cars was featured the month before - the red m3 gt2. those guys really know how to take a good picture dont they? congratulations :) Hiya and thanks, It was Daniel Goodyer...
by namatjira
Sun 30 Nov, 2008 11:36
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Car Magazine December 2008 page 40 - Review of Boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Hi Kiwi,

Thanks for that. I think I might have answered your questions in my reply to ///M_aniac.

Love the car and get a buzz just from starting it up.

Cheers
by namatjira
Sun 30 Nov, 2008 11:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Car Magazine December 2008 page 40 - Review of Boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Incredibly cool - ice cold! :D The other 3 made, were they for the UK or other world markets? I have a contact on my facebook group for the Z3 ///M Roadster who has a white one and he's in the U.S. Can I ask, how did you contact BMW at Spartanburg SC, did you send a letter or e-mail? I would like t...
by namatjira
Sat 29 Nov, 2008 22:53
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Car Magazine December 2008 page 40 - Review of Boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Thanks ///M_aniac, The article turned out nothing like I expected. As you, I thought more on the car and less on me. In fact I would have been quite happy as some anonymous owner. But as was pointed out to me the readership of this magazine are interested in stories behind cars and they felt in this...
by namatjira
Sat 29 Nov, 2008 10:35
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Car Magazine December 2008 page 40 - Review of Boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Thanks Spokey. The day of the photo shoot was a bit nerve racking. The day before it was raining and that morning it has looked like it might again. But thankfully it held off till about 5 minutes before I got home from the shoot. The journo and photographer were both great and it was fun driving it...
by namatjira
Sat 29 Nov, 2008 10:24
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Hi All
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Hi and welcome. If you don't fancy all the searching around and checking then I could recommend one of your countryman. Alan McDonald Sportscars in Dalkeith was the guy I bought my //MR from nearly 2 years ago now. He is one of those rare things, a fair car dealer and all round gentleman. If you tel...
by namatjira
Sat 29 Nov, 2008 10:17
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: A couple of questions from a proud new owner of a 2.8 Z3
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Consider upgrading the suspension to something like KW Variant 3 before adding a Strut Brace. I did that on my //MR and haven't needed a strut brace at all and the handling is vastly improved. Welcome to the group anyway. Cheers By the way nearly 2 years on and the novelty factor still hasn't worn o...
by namatjira
Sat 29 Nov, 2008 10:09
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: BMW Car Magazine December 2008 page 40 - Review of Boomer
Replies: 13
Views: 992

BMW Car Magazine December 2008 page 40 - Review of Boomer

Just thought I'd like to brag a bit and tell you the the December 2008 issue of BMW Car Magazine has a review of my car Boomer. The Journo was supposed to leave me out of it and concentrate on the car, but he ignored me so apologies for any personal references. Some good photos though and the articl...
by namatjira
Mon 24 Nov, 2008 19:43
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: ZRoadster Calendar 2009 - Photographs Wanted!
Replies: 65
Views: 4762

A few of the photos from Boomer's photoshoot

The photographer has said okay to use provided he has credit. Still waiting on release from the magazine just to cover bases but expected to be yes.

All are available fullsize.
by namatjira
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 10:13
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Ambitious, or a typo?
Replies: 5
Views: 492

They're dreaming. The book price for an A1 condition garage forecourt with that mileage and spec is about £14,000

I just hope anyone who buys it can afford to lose 10 grand.
by namatjira
Sat 22 Nov, 2008 09:59
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Help!! Spec decision - Not me and not BMW!
Replies: 18
Views: 1166

The only time red alloys have any chance of looking okay is if the interior is red and grey or red and black but if he must have red on his wheels somewhere why not his brake calipers.

Personally I'd go for black on black with a renault and then debadge.
by namatjira
Sun 21 Sep, 2008 02:08
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Hardtop Fitting kit
Replies: 16
Views: 882

estocks wrote:I'm always amused by people who buy a cabrio and then immediately want to stick a hard top on it. :dunce:
If you use your Z all year round then the hard top is better for winter. Secondly if you are one of those people who likes to go to Santa Pod, the hard top gives better aerodynamics.
by namatjira
Mon 08 Sep, 2008 20:08
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyreseal
Replies: 17
Views: 2481

Thanks for the reply That was going to be my next question on wether it would be possible too balance the wheels when the tyres have been treated so thanks for that. I think they have put the correct quatity in but watching the guys it did not seem to be accurately measured. Mine was available in d...
by namatjira
Fri 05 Sep, 2008 16:57
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyreseal
Replies: 17
Views: 2481

I have now put about 500 miles on he car with the Tyreseal installed and at motorway cruising speeds upto 80 mph the front end feels rather vague and wobbly. wondering if it is the tyreseal or the bushes or perhaps the wheels need balancing. It is bad enough to make the missus question what is wron...
by namatjira
Fri 15 Aug, 2008 22:56
Forum: Performance
Topic: LS3 V8 conversion
Replies: 104
Views: 37097

c_w wrote:Nice work on the boot floor strengthening! I thought you mentioned using a Viper diff? or have you just gone with an twin eared diff cover (is it an E36 M3 rear cover?)
If I remember correctly the Viper diff is on Craig's RX7 - LS Conversion that dynoed about 684 hp.
by namatjira
Thu 07 Aug, 2008 13:37
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Even then, you still have a chance to fight it. When they send the penalty notice to you, if it is not an SP30, write back and ask for a copy of the Operators Manual, the device Service History, the date it was last calibrated prior to the offence, and the certification and experience of the operato...
by namatjira
Mon 04 Aug, 2008 22:26
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 235 front tyres ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1051

I have BBS 19" rims in CH pattern on mine. 8.5J front with 245/35/19 and spacers (can't remember the spacer size, not much though) and at the rear 10J with 285/30/19 with no spacers required. Looks good and handles well with the KW variant 3 suspension.
by namatjira
Mon 04 Aug, 2008 22:23
Forum: Performance
Topic: more power
Replies: 20
Views: 3183

You could also try to lighten your unsprung weight by fitting some light weight wheels. You can save up to 4 or 5 kg per corner. The general rule of thumb about unsprung weight is that it is worth about 6 x its weight in performance benefits so a saving of 4 kg / corner adds up to about 80 kg equiva...
by namatjira
Mon 04 Aug, 2008 08:17
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 prices taking a kicking
Replies: 55
Views: 3913

Another factor affecting used car prices and especially the prices of those models of car that could be deemed non-essential second or third vehicles, and that is the current mortgage squeeze. This has nothing to do with oil prices or that we have the most expensive fuel in the world, just that many...
by namatjira
Thu 31 Jul, 2008 11:04
Forum: Performance
Topic: LS3 V8 conversion
Replies: 104
Views: 37097

Well it will be more hp than that. My SC 3.2 currently does 420 hp and if I push the boost I could get maybe 480-500 hp without major engine rebuilding but I know that will not be enough. So I am looking at a custom build of an LS7 with 700 hp approximately (and clearly all the other mods to support...
by namatjira
Wed 30 Jul, 2008 19:03
Forum: Performance
Topic: LS3 V8 conversion
Replies: 104
Views: 37097

Hi c_w,

I suspect my SC kit is not going to be available for sale till maybe January. Then I will likely be selling lots of parts, engine, etc., that I will be changing. If you don't mind waiting till then then we should talk about it in January.

Cheers
by namatjira
Wed 30 Jul, 2008 17:17
Forum: Performance
Topic: LS3 V8 conversion
Replies: 104
Views: 37097

Hi, The losses are not just transmission but also diff, wheel bearing assembly etc. Basically everything mechanical and anything that changes the direction of rotation will 'drag' the HP down. BMW normally assume on their own //M drive trains a loss of 17% from flywheel to diff. at peak HP revs. but...
by namatjira
Tue 29 Jul, 2008 20:54
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3MR Supercharged
Replies: 42
Views: 7374

No more real pics. Well maybe a few. Anyway Boomer will be on show at Gaydon on the 10th August. Not many mods in the last year just concentrating on handling and braking. However have been planning some ambitious mods for the next year including an engine swap, widening the track and arches by seve...
by namatjira
Mon 21 Jul, 2008 18:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Speedo Error
Replies: 6
Views: 342

You can have a difference of a couple of mph between a brand new tyre and one that is 'just legal' at the same temperature. If you also factor in ambient temperature, tyre temperature, wear and tear in mechanical components, minor errors in the digital to analogue conversion for the gauge, then it i...
by namatjira
Sat 19 Jul, 2008 11:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: FOR SALE E36 Active Autowerke Turbo Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 736

You could also try joining a modified forum like www.britishmods.com and advertising it on there. There are quite a lot of modified groups out there and they are definitely into turbo'ing etc.

Good luck
by namatjira
Thu 17 Jul, 2008 16:52
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: European Travel
Replies: 17
Views: 1289

Any automotive engineer will tell you that carrying extra weight will increase fuel consumption and so increase the carbon footprint of that vehicle. I guess this means that the Eurocrats are not interested in reducing CO2 because by decreeing this they have added several hundred tonnes in luggage w...
by namatjira
Thu 17 Jul, 2008 16:45
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Cheap Z4??
Replies: 11
Views: 1196

Sounds too good to be true. Trade in value for this variant and mileage is between £10 and £12 K depending on condition. Could be though that it is being sold for genuine hardship reasons - maybe to pay off mortgage arrears etc.
by namatjira
Wed 16 Jul, 2008 16:57
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Re-map on the M
Replies: 28
Views: 2090

Disagree with you there on drive train losses Mike. All the stats I have got from both BMW and from BMW Race Tuners indicate a normal loss from flywheel to rear wheel of about 17%. With any manual transmission car if the claimed losses are less than 12% - 15% then I would distrust the figures. I hav...
by namatjira
Sat 12 Jul, 2008 22:16
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: Re-map on the M
Replies: 28
Views: 2090

Most mag reviews are quoting 160mph indicated which usually means about 155 actual. There IS a speed limiter on the //M but mine has been removed with the remap after the supercharger installation. Also with the wheels and tyres on mine the actual is about 1.4% faster than indicated so I do have to ...
by namatjira
Sat 12 Jul, 2008 22:07
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: BMWCC festival Gaydon Sunday Aug 10th
Replies: 68
Views: 6789

Hi all, New member here, would be great to meet BM enthusiasts, but how do we tell our forum buddies from other BM mortals? Do you send out hats with flags attached? Could it be name tags [illuminated i hope] Shall i stop and question everyone in the hope of meeting a forum buddie. Please tell, and...
by namatjira
Mon 30 Jun, 2008 11:53
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: 20 Sept: ZRoadster Visit to Herts Police HQ
Replies: 41
Views: 4116

Count me in too.
by namatjira
Sun 22 Jun, 2008 08:37
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: BMWCC festival Gaydon Sunday Aug 10th
Replies: 68
Views: 6789

Hi,

I am there on the Modified BMWCC stand. See you there.
by namatjira
Sun 22 Jun, 2008 00:29
Forum: Performance
Topic: Anybody used Water Wetter?
Replies: 0
Views: 663

Anybody used Water Wetter?

As you can imagine a supercharged Z3M does suffer from heat issues when caught in London traffic in summertime. I has been suggested to me that Water Wetter such as that from Redline might help but I am reluctant to try it out without further research. I do understand the claimed science behind it b...
by namatjira
Sat 21 Jun, 2008 00:38
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Z3MR Supercharged
Replies: 42
Views: 7374

Got the KW Variant 3 set up just right for fast road so the arch lining is okay. With the KW's you can control rebound as well as the other more usual settings.
by namatjira
Wed 28 May, 2008 17:06
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tyreseal
Replies: 17
Views: 2481

I have had Ultraseal in my tyres for a year now. The vibration is more pronounced in low profile tyres but if you keep your speed under 50 mph until the tyres have warmed which is about the same distance until the Oil temp reaches 60 degrees, then it is not an issue. You can go faster than that but ...
by namatjira
Wed 28 May, 2008 17:04
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: KW V3 Coilovers for a Z3M
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Having KW V3's on my own car I can attest to the value.
by namatjira
Thu 08 May, 2008 17:57
Forum: New to zroadster.net?
Topic: Time for a new car...
Replies: 5
Views: 1211

Regarding the boot, an ///M does have a slightly smaller boot than a non M, that is partly by having the battery in the boot, having a different exhaust, and not having any spare tyre.

Boot space is also affected by the Harmon Khardon options and the CD Autochanger option.
by namatjira
Wed 07 May, 2008 16:49
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1580

Do a search on here for my cars name "Boomer". Cheers
by namatjira
Wed 07 May, 2008 15:09
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Rear Spoiler/Lip
Replies: 25
Views: 1722

While I agree that the back does not look as good as the front, I am also aware that the aerodynamics are important too. Most rear spoilers for any car are not worth anything as far as aerodynamics are concerned. As the owner of a modified ///M and into many more mods, I plan on putting mine through...
by namatjira
Wed 07 May, 2008 11:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Wheels
Replies: 19
Views: 1580

I am running the BBS 19" Motorsport Wheels (designed for the Z3M) on my ///M with 8.5J front and 10J rear. I have used spacers at the front due to wanting to widen the track and put 245's on the front and the tyres do protrude but still legal. My suspension setup (KW Variant 3) has been set well so ...
by namatjira
Mon 05 May, 2008 19:29
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: z3 m thats not an an m??
Replies: 31
Views: 2051

Alpine white 300 was not offered as an optional colour on Z3 M's until either late 1999 or during 2000 according to BMW. Mine was an April 1998 manufacture and was a special order from the factory at a premium of about £8,000 with the full purchase price being payable in advance. This is according t...