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Progress! (fwj01's 2.0l - Oxford Green)

Post by fwj01 » Sat 07 May, 2011 17:48

Finally found some time (and money....mostly money) to spend on the Z :P

So... I bought him some new shoes, illuminated gear knob and smoked indicators/side repeaters :)

Oh, and I spent most of last weekend giving him a major detailing session... ;)

Next on the list is a decent set of coilovers to close those arch gaps!!! :thumb:

Some pics....

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Post by hornel Z3M » Sat 07 May, 2011 18:18

Looks great and nice and low, almost looks like an M. Only over the bridge from you so may meet on a local cruise, if we ever get one :cry:
Very clean as well, do you use it in the rain :wink:

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Post by chris1984_99_99 » Sat 07 May, 2011 18:26

Very tidy set of wheels there m'lady! Looks great! Lovely colour too, Heres to some decent top down weather!! The roof i mean! lol :P
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This sideways motion is feeling all too familiar...

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Post by shantybeater » Sat 07 May, 2011 18:37

looking good, :) liking the mk4 golf as well, used to be into the dub scene and still visit edition38 on a regular basis, my coilies are arriving in the next few weeks and it will be tough to stop myself winding them right down to see how it looks! :lol:

looking forward to seeing what you do with the zed
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Post by Devon Z » Sat 07 May, 2011 18:58

I don't think those M rear wheels will fit in the arches when you lower it?, it's been tried many times on both sides of pond, could be wrong, let us know how you get on?.
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Post by shantybeater » Sat 07 May, 2011 19:06

I would have thought they will be ok with some tyre stretch
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Post by fwj01 » Sat 07 May, 2011 19:33

shantybeater wrote:I would have thought they will be ok with some tyre stretch
You can tell you have come from the Dub scene :P

Here's a better pic of the mk4

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/40472093@N03/5614106660/" title="Picture 313 by Reewind_Bristol, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/561 ... 7d17_z.jpg" width="640" height="428" alt="Picture 313"></a>

I think they will fit (hopefully!!) shall see by the end of the year :D
As you say tyre strech will probably be a must ;) Theres an American Z with these on, the rears are on the front and the front ones have been widened and put on the back. have a looky :)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vQIfL5M3SSc/S ... esized.jpg

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Post by fwj01 » Sat 07 May, 2011 19:35

hornel Z3M wrote:Looks great and nice and low, almost looks like an M. Only over the bridge from you so may meet on a local cruise, if we ever get one :cry:
Very clean as well, do you use it in the rain :wink:
Thanks :D Yep definitely! I see loads of Z's down here, don't think they are into the scene though, never get a wave :(

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Post by shantybeater » Sat 07 May, 2011 19:53

^^ that zed i've seen in performance BMW, seriously cool car but insane..wouldnt last two minutes on UK roads!

the golf looks very tidy, and looowwww :) must be on bags? was it a respray? cant say i've ever seen a white mk4 before?

here's a small snap of my old gti, down 100mm+ on coilies :lol:

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Post by fwj01 » Sat 07 May, 2011 20:06

Yeah it's one preeetty cool Z!

Yup MK4's on bags (BagYard supremes with AccuAir E-Level management) will be at Edition this year, so you can come have a look & a chat :)

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Post by TitanTim » Sat 07 May, 2011 20:09

Looking great 8-)

Not so keen on the rears, not a crticism but feel they come out too far, not even sure they are legal as they look to extend out of the arch unless its just the camera angle :?

The M alloys ET is far too low for non M Zeds :(

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Post by yalden » Sun 08 May, 2011 00:28

I'd like to fit a set of Z3m wheels to mine, I'd probably fit some 20mm spacers to the front to even up the front & rear poke.

Good first mods, next on the list...? Suspension... 8-)

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Post by Badman gee » Sun 08 May, 2011 07:23

Very nice cars, in top condition fwj01

Could you tell me where you procured the illuminated gear knob?

Many thanks

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Post by GazHyde » Sun 08 May, 2011 10:13

Looking really nice and shiny!
hornel Z3M wrote:Only over the bridge from you so may meet on a local cruise, if we ever get one :cry:
Is this not close to you Hornel? :wink:

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Post by fwj01 » Sun 08 May, 2011 14:37

Badman gee wrote:Very nice cars, in top condition fwj01

Could you tell me where you procured the illuminated gear knob?

Many thanks

Mark
Thanks Mark :) Got the gear knob off ebay here's a link :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-M3-Z3-E30-E39 ... 19c4b13668

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Post by Badman gee » Sun 08 May, 2011 14:45

Many thanks


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Post by fwj01 » Sun 08 May, 2011 14:48

yalden wrote:I'd like to fit a set of Z3m wheels to mine, I'd probably fit some 20mm spacers to the front to even up the front & rear poke.

Good first mods, next on the list...? Suspension... 8-)
Thanks! Love your car btw :)
Definately once it's been lowered I will need to stick some spacers on the front. Also the tyres on the back are 245's at the moment, so when I lower it might change them to 225's for some strech :wink:

Looking into coilovers at the mo', looking for some decent ones maybe AP, want ones that give a pretty stiff ride, any reccomendations?

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Post by chris1984_99_99 » Sun 08 May, 2011 17:44

That illuminated gearknob looks quite the funky monkey! Was there much work installing it? Was just looking at your photos again aswell.. non too shabby either!! Some pretty cool angles there! I take it you do a spot of photography?
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Post by fwj01 » Sun 08 May, 2011 18:32

Nope not too much work! Only two wires, cut them down and stick them on to the cigarette lighter light wires, about 15 min job! Easy :)

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Post by fwj01 » Sat 06 Aug, 2011 20:56

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Just some pretty poo phone pics for the mo' will take & upload some decent ones tomorrow if the weather holds up :thumb:
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Post by Ian_C » Sat 06 Aug, 2011 21:06

Looking good FWJ :thumb:
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Post by Daz3 » Sat 06 Aug, 2011 22:47

That looks bad ass nice work! What lowering route did you go down?

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Post by Naeem.m » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 01:04

The stance looks awesome. The rears sit perfectly in line with arch. What are the offsets of the rear M wheels? Which suspension did you go for?

Keep up the good work :wink:
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Post by Jamezee » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 03:33

Watch out for the speed bumps :!:
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Post by shantybeater » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 10:25

Looks awesome, the rears sit nice as well. Good job

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Post by fwj01 » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 20:47

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Went for Weitec GT's in the end, rides absolutely perfect :D took the rear adjusters out for that tiny bit extra low-ness, talking about the rear... both my old springs were snapped at the bottom, don't know if it's a common problem?

A tiny bit of rubbing on really really bad roads, but nothing major :thumb:

Although having said that, it's a bit close to my driveway on the way in/out :!:

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Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 20:57

That drop is awesome, where did you get the springs from and what tyre size did you go for at the back?

This is my effort

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it was too low when I bought it though, grounded out on everything
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Post by fwj01 » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 21:13

spurs fan in a coupe wrote:That drop is awesome, where did you get the springs from and what tyre size did you go for at the back?

This is my effort

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needs lowering


it was too low when I bought it though, grounded out on everything
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Thanks!

Yours looks awesome :wink:

Got the coils off e-bay (Demon Tweeks) The front would go lower, but decided to wind them up by about 10-15mm otherwise I'd loose my bumper :(

The tyres are 225/40 on the back and 195/45 up front. The 225's were on the front so decided to try them on the back to save some cash, think they will be staying on :D

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 22:26

fwj01 wrote:Image
Fantastic photo!

Snapped springs on the rear are a common issue.

You should defo go for M wing mirrors next!!!

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Post by yalden » Mon 08 Aug, 2011 08:44

Looks great and demonstrates that M wheels DO fit a non-M if done right! If it's catching from time to time, just roll the lip on the rear arches, simples. I paid about £30 for both mine to be rolled 8-)

What is the build quality on the Weitec's like? I'd like to buy a new set of coilovers for mine as the budget kit I have is pretty naff really!

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Post by ZedMatt » Mon 08 Aug, 2011 12:00

:shock:

It really does prove that M's fit on a non-M Z. Very nicely done.

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Post by fwj01 » Mon 08 Aug, 2011 18:01

yalden wrote:Looks great and demonstrates that M wheels DO fit a non-M if done right! If it's catching from time to time, just roll the lip on the rear arches, simples. I paid about £30 for both mine to be rolled 8-)

What is the build quality on the Weitec's like? I'd like to buy a new set of coilovers for mine as the budget kit I have is pretty naff really!
Thanks!! :)

They are great! Honestly would reccommend them to anyone :thumb: Really happy with how much they drop and the comfort.... :bow

Arch rolling = Done :wink: It was a must, there was about, well less than a centimeter gap between the sharp edge of the arch and the wheels :!:

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Post by Diamondj » Mon 08 Aug, 2011 20:28

shantybeater wrote:
fwj01 wrote:Image
Fantastic photo!

Snapped springs on the rear are a common issue.

You should defo go for M wing mirrors next!!!
Seconded on the fantastic photo :)

That Zed looks mean as ya like - me likey :) :)
Makes my car look like a Pensioners weekender by comparison, just spent all my money on a new flat so all the little things i want to do are going to have to wait now :(

Great looking car :)

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Post by si-forks » Fri 12 Aug, 2011 19:51

Sweet looking car always love boston green !! its now the wallpaper on my phone lol :D
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Post by hornel Z3M » Fri 12 Aug, 2011 20:38

That looks a real mean machine. Well done.... Oh i have your picture on my phone as well :wink: :roflmao:

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Post by Guest » Fri 12 Aug, 2011 23:16

Serious question..................can it be driven fast when it is that slammed? do your teeth hurt?

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Post by fwj01 » Fri 12 Aug, 2011 23:17

si-forks wrote:Sweet looking car always love boston green !! its now the wallpaper on my phone lol :D
Haha! :) that's cool, thanks :D
Its Oxford green, sorry to disappoint :p

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Post by fwj01 » Fri 12 Aug, 2011 23:33

Evmundo wrote:Serious question..................can it be driven fast when it is that slammed? do your teeth hurt?
Yep of course! The rear rubs a bit if there's a dip in the road (when going a bit too fast) but there's no visible rub marks on the tyres :)

Having said that I found a lovely road earlier, went round a bend a bit too fast found the road was cambered at the other side of the bend and errr... Bang, grounded out... No damage done and safe to say I won't be going there again :!:

The coilovers are really comfortable, not too rough and not bouncy like the standard suspension. So yep can definitely still give him some abuse on the roads 8-)

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Post by J1SUA » Sat 13 Aug, 2011 07:48

Now that looks immense! Cant wait to get ours done
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Post by luckycolourblue » Sat 13 Aug, 2011 13:34

Did you do the work yourself or get it done at a garage? If so, could you divulge who done it!

Awesome effort either way, me likey :shock: :P

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Post by gookah » Sat 13 Aug, 2011 23:46

nice car.... but such a shame that the roof doesn't open,
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Post by fwj01 » Sat 13 Aug, 2011 23:49

It was too cold :roll:

Will get some with the roof down next photo session :wink:
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Post by spokey » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 14:05

OK, so I'm going to be the troublemaker here! :twisted:

Why didn't you just buy an M? :D
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Post by fwj01 » Sun 14 Aug, 2011 14:14

spokey wrote:OK, so I'm going to be the troublemaker here! :twisted:

Why didn't you just buy an M? :D
lol :lol: well, mainly because I was only 20 when I bought it and could only just afford to insure a 2l :wink:

I will own an M one day - but I'm never getting rid of this one, It's my baby :D
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Post by slacz » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 14:13

Love the stance of your ride... nicely done!

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Post by fwj01 » Mon 15 Aug, 2011 17:55

luckycolourblue wrote:Did you do the work yourself or get it done at a garage? If so, could you divulge who done it!

Awesome effort either way, me likey :shock: :P
Thanks! :)
All the work was done at home ;)
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Post by Diamondj » Tue 16 Aug, 2011 18:17

I'm loving the urban pics you keep showing us, your car has a real "presence" about it :)
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Post by Tom. » Tue 16 Aug, 2011 19:58

fwj01 wrote:
spokey wrote:OK, so I'm going to be the troublemaker here! :twisted:

Why didn't you just buy an M? :D
lol :lol: well, mainly because I was only 20 when I bought it and could only just afford to insure a 2l :wink:

I will own an M one day - but I'm never getting rid of this one, It's my baby :D
Snap!

Just because its got M/// wheels doesn't mean its an M/// replica :roll:

EDIT: Super car btw, i really need to lower mine, yours looks great!
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Post by fwj01 » Mon 22 Aug, 2011 20:14

Tom. wrote:
fwj01 wrote:
spokey wrote:OK, so I'm going to be the troublemaker here! :twisted:

Why didn't you just buy an M? :D
lol :lol: well, mainly because I was only 20 when I bought it and could only just afford to insure a 2l :wink:

I will own an M one day - but I'm never getting rid of this one, It's my baby :D
Snap!

Just because its got M/// wheels doesn't mean its an M/// replica :roll:

EDIT: Super car btw, i really need to lower mine, yours looks great!
Thanks! :D Your car looks awesome, some epic work gone into it!! Well done for saving a Z :thumb: The paint looks absolutely amazing too, fancy spraying mine? :wink:






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