My Z3M's Replacement

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My Z3M's Replacement

Post by shantybeater » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 16:19

Afternoon all,

For anyone interested I thought i'd stick up a few photos of the new car, hopefully it will be better recieved than on z3mcoupe where the thread was shutdown :roll:

The car:

2002
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Many optional extras including the all important x50 pack (bigger turbos/intercoolers/more power etc.)

The car was bought from a PH forum member (who had just upgraded to a Nissan GTR black), it had covered 800 miles in the last year left in dry storage. The chap obviously has a similar OCD personality to myself, the paintwork has no dents/scratches at all. I counted a total of 4 stonechips on the entire car, many of the panels (bonnet/bumper/wings f&b) are all covered in venture shield clear film, its impressive stuff and i'd highly recommend looking into it for any perfectionists out there.

Anyway enough blabbing here are some pics, she is yet to see a proper clean due to work/sorting out the zed for sale

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First impressions:

Its very much less refined than the BMW, weirdly it feels very small when in the driving seat but the car is quite a bit bigger than the zed. The power delivery is astonishing, its without a doubt the fastest car i've been in. I have to say for daily use the zed is noticably easier to use (which is one of the main reasons why i made the swap).

If people are interested I may carry on a progress thread on here, i'll wait and see!

Cheers,
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Post by swamper » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 16:42

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Post by Badman gee » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 16:45

What a wonderful car james, you won't look back.

Power, everyday usability. 450 horses and so much torque.

I would sell my m for one of those.

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Post by Titan » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 17:45

shantybeater wrote:I have to say for daily use the zed is noticably easier to use (which is one of the main reasons why i made the swap)
I'm sorry James that doesn't make sense to me :?
You swapped the ///m because it was too easy :puzzle:
If people are interested I may carry on a progress thread on here, i'll wait and see!
I woud be interested to read how you get on :P
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Post by TitanTim » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 17:58

Looks great James 8-)

Not the greatest of Porsche fans but looks in lovely condition.

Hope it gives you lots of pleasure :)

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Post by Captain » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 18:16

Congrats, great car :grin:

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Post by Southernboy » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 18:19

:-P .....Stunning car!! I wish you many happy miles of great drives...good choice for a replacement
Might join you in the new year..I'm busy rebuilding a 911 3.2 1997 at the moment...been at it for a couple of years now. Motor is all ready, just sourcing body parts and interior bits is slow and expensive too...similar colour - silver...but mine is looking a tad drab and will need a full respray etc before I do the final assembly...maybe this time next year.
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Post by Del » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 18:21

Lovely car - simple, under-stated, functional classic lines. A car like that doesn’t need lots of bling and they age very well, like a fine wine.

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Post by Brian H » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 18:48

Beautiful car James, I am not too sure what you are going to clean :shock: the car looks very well presented already, +1 for a progress thread, GLWS of the Roadster.

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Post by c_w » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 19:22

Nice! For the money the peformance is immense. I'm really surprised you find it less refined than the Z3 or was that a typo?

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Post by ///M_aniac » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 19:23

Mmmmmmm, turbo!! :twisted:

That looks absolutely terrific. Very best of luck with the new car, James
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Post by G2JRP » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 19:43

Car looks great James. Keep the thread going as I one for one would be interested
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Post by si-forks » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 19:45

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Post by stu » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 19:47

Welcome to the club. Almost identical to mine. Wonderful car, but we couldn't bare to part with the Z3.

When you're used to 450, give me a shout & I can tell you what 550 is like.

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Post by smc2402 » Wed 07 Nov, 2012 11:18

Fantastic car ! I'm keeping my Z3 for a couple of years, and will move onto a 997 911 Carrera 2, with the facelifted lights like yours, not sure I'll be able to stretch to a turbo though ! Had a 3.2 S Boxster for a while, but those stupid "couldn't afford a real Porsche" comments were ten-a-penny. Will keep a tab on this thread, I'm "Wel-Jel" to quote TOWIE.

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Post by shantybeater » Wed 07 Nov, 2012 21:13

Thanks for all the positive comments :) I will keep the thread alive

Titan - I wanted something specifically for weekends and sunny days, the zed is too good at the day to day stuff!

C_w - I know i thought the same! perhaps i just need to get used to it but at the moment it takes alot more effort to drive. I am pretty sure the clutch accumulator needs replacing which doesnt help (heavy clutch!)

Stu - I may take you up on that, what company did you use for the map? I'm tempted to keep her as porsche intended but part of me is interested to see what the increase does

badmangee - I've heard good things about DMS, the price for exhaust/map is fairly eye watering though!!
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Post by Eastsix » Thu 08 Nov, 2012 17:01

That estate doesnt look like the kinda place id park a Porsche! Surely you need a long gravel drive.....?
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Post by chrisp_1 » Thu 08 Nov, 2012 17:39

Great car there buddy :colourful:

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Your obviously an ass man, and that ass comes very close to the M roadsters ass on my ass scale :D

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Post by stu » Thu 08 Nov, 2012 20:36

It's a DMS stage 2, exactly as per the link. Very very happy with the car. It also has GT3 6 pots, techart suspension, quickshifter & a few other bits. Goes well on track too and had a true speed trap 191 mph at Bruntingthorpe!
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Post by shantybeater » Thu 08 Nov, 2012 20:49

Chrisp - guilty!!, I'm definately an ass man (in a straight way :lol:)

East six - it's all I can afford thanks to the porsche!

Stu - sounds like a bit of a weapon, I can't deny I've already got my eyes on some 6 pots, you'll have to take me for a spin sometime!
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Post by stu » Thu 08 Nov, 2012 21:44

shantybeater wrote:Stu - sounds like a bit of a weapon, I can't deny I've already got my eyes on some 6 pots, you'll have to take me for a spin sometime!
Anytime. Can't recommend the 6 pots enough after several trackdays including the Silverstone GP Arena (F1 circuit) with no issues at all. Enjoy the car, even standard, I'm sure it's a real weapon.
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Post by shantybeater » Thu 08 Nov, 2012 22:10

To be honest I've never been on a track day in my entire life!! I do hope to at some point in the future, perhaps some driving lessons would be money better spent first!
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Post by KERMIT1970 » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 16:51

Stunning looking car ! Keep the thread going . Had a look at a 996 c4s in red really nice car maybe next year. :D

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 18:02

Thanks Kermit, they do look lovely in red!
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Post by Gazza » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 21:19

I could suffer a Porker :)
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Post by Kevinuk » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 21:37

I am a life long Porsche fan mainly because the engineering heritage of the air cooled cars meant they were built without compromise or regard to production costs.

This ended when the 993 series was replaced with the first water cooled engined 996. This model has suffered serious devaluation, much like the Z3 Z4 and has a reputation for engine problems that can be catastrophic.

I am happy to say the exception is the turbo (andGT3) which does not share the same engine as the cooking 996 and is renowned for its strength and reliability. The turbo also holds its money pretty well and, set up correctly, is an amazing drive.

I recently sold my 993 and moved to the 3.0 litre Z3 which I love but it's no Porsche. Unless you have owned one it's hard to describe the driving sensation. I am sure you will love the 996 Turbo .....just be careful in the wet !!

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 11 Nov, 2012 21:46

Thanks Gaz/Kevin, to be fair the M seems more of a handful in the wet but I imagine the limits of the porsche far outweigh my own! (as did the M) :lol:
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Post by stu » Mon 12 Nov, 2012 20:05

My first trackday in the turbo was at the Stowe circuit at SIlverstone and all I can say is actually, IMHO, in the wet/greasy/snow, they're just sensational. I couldn't believe just how safe/secure and grippy the car remained. It monstered an M6 that was there, the PSM is very well judged and yes, you still know where the engine is! Trust me, in the dry, the limits on good tyres (Pilot SuperSport on my road wheels and Yoko Avan AD08's on my mean black track day alloys) is just astonishing.

Like you say, compared to a Z3 or MZ3, it's in another league, that of the Supercar!

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Post by garyw » Thu 15 Nov, 2012 15:30

Kevinuk wrote: .....just be careful in the wet !!
said like a true beardy :lol: (993 owners eh!!)

Mine never suffered in the wet and certainly never in the dry!!
Sure I could wag it's tail if I tried hard enough...
I had a coupe and a cabriolet and really enjoyed them both, taken to the track a few times but not really my thing- mind you I always left them as standard apart from a geo check...
The cars are very suseptable to geometry changes and the understeer can be tweaked out of them quite nicely :) before -> :head:

Just back from the Classic car show at the NEC and some very nice Pork on show this weekend..

At least it gives me a reason to post these

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and a final one to show you how a Porsche should look, unlike the garage queens :lol:
I'll tell you it took some hard work to get it looking that good :twisted:

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Post by stu » Thu 15 Nov, 2012 18:02

Gary, what about the 997?
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stu wrote:Gary, what about the 997?
But he's talking 996 :wink:
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Post by macca » Thu 15 Nov, 2012 20:33

Not a great Porche fan but that does look nice.

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macca wrote:Not a great Porche fan but that does look nice.
Seal Grey is lovely IMHO, but I am very biased.

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Post by shantybeater » Fri 16 Nov, 2012 22:44

Lovely looking cars guys, i really like the green but cant say i've ever seen one?
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Post by garyw » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 01:01

shantybeater wrote:Lovely looking cars guys, i really like the green but cant say i've ever seen one?
Rainforest Green is the colour.. sadly not liked by those looking at residuals... but for those of us that were after something a bit different - it's the one I get asked about the most.

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Post by TR4man » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 08:15

garyw wrote:
Kevinuk wrote: .....just be careful in the wet !!
said like a true beardy :lol: (993 owners eh!!)

Mine never suffered in the wet and certainly never in the dry!!
Sure I could wag it's tail if I tried hard enough...
I had a coupe and a cabriolet and really enjoyed them both, taken to the track a few times but not really my thing- mind you I always left them as standard apart from a geo check...
The cars are very suseptable to geometry changes and the understeer can be tweaked out of them quite nicely :) before -> :head:

Just back from the Classic car show at the NEC and some very nice Pork on show this weekend..

At least it gives me a reason to post these

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and a final one to show you how a Porsche should look, unlike the garage queens :lol:
I'll tell you it took some hard work to get it looking that good :twisted:

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Love those photos.

The one place I must get to next year is Reims (I assume that is where the first photo was taken?)

Regards

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Post by garyw » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 11:08

Peter, it is indeed.
Spooky place to visit as it really does feel that time has stood still.
Whilst I appreciate the refurbishment they are doing I also feel it's sort of removing its historic feel, a hard balancing act I guess.
I was supposed to visit there again earlier this year but the new road/autoroute caught me and my sat-nav out.

I'm looking at doing another Champagne run for the forum, so maybe a chance next year.

Other photos were IOM and the Vosges mountains.

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Post by Gazza » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 15:08

garyw wrote:I'm looking at doing another Champagne run for the forum, so maybe a chance next year.

Garyw
Keep my in the loop for that, Alfie may be interested :wink:

or did you mean the Porker Forum ?
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Gazza, no zroadster and maybe some of the Porsche lot too :)

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garyw wrote:Gazza, no zroadster and maybe some of the Porsche lot too :)

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:D :D
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Post by siwilson » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 13:02

garyw wrote:Gazza, no zroadster and maybe some of the Porsche lot too :)

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I would subscribe to a thread discussing such a trip :)

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 13:25

I'd be interested in this as well, always fancied doing a proper road trip!

Well this weekend I finally had a chance to give the porsche its 'proper' clean.

Breakdown of stages:
- Rinse
- AG Shampoo including door shuts, engine bay and boot surrounds
- Rinse
- Clay (Dodo juice bar/lube)
- Rinse
- Polish (AG SRP)
- Wax (Collinite 476)
- Tyre Dressing including all plastics (wiper surround, boot plastics, Wingmirror surrounds, bumper vents, engine bay airbox etc..)
- Hoover interior, interior shine plastics and leather care
- AG Glass polish (inside and out), also used on headlights/taillights
- Polish exhaust tips (Autosol)
- Poorboys wheel wax on rims

Now i have carried out the bonding clean I managed to find a pin dent on the roof and a very minor crease on the passenger door, otherwise the paint is in excellent condition :)

It also appears my coolant is just below min (due to recently replaced radiator - before sale), brake fluid is due a change and the pentosin reservoir is also reading low, I suspect this is due to a failing clutch accumulator. Plenty to do over xmas then!

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Post by renmure » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 17:05

(Thanks for the advice on PH re Z3M's. As you can see... I made it over here) :)

Porsche looks good. Best advice I can give is to regularly check and clean out the 3 front radiators. They get covered in yuck from the road too easily and are almost treated as expensive consumable items by OPC's. My 996 Turbo S (gratuitous pic) must have been the most rapid car I have driven in anger but I never really bonded with it. I am sure you will enjoy it tho 8-)

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 17:08

Thanks for the reply Jim :)

The S looks lovely (love the CCB's!) fingers crossed I do bond with her! For me the zed will be hard to follow but at the moment the porsche is fulfilling its requirement well!
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Post by Badman gee » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 17:27

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  Z3 roadster 2.0
Location: Lymm

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Post by ('_')Z3 » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 17:30

^^^^^^^^^ +1
Are you going to keep it standard James or have you got a list of mods your planning? :D
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shantybeater
Joined: Wed 12 Mar, 2008 14:33
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  Porsche
Location: UK

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Post by shantybeater » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 21:39

Cheers guys, I plan on keepin her as she is for now..large loan to pay off before any tweaking goes on!
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zibomb
Joined: Sat 09 Jul, 2011 12:14
Posts: 78

  Z3 roadster 2.8
Location: Oxford
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Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Post by zibomb » Sun 25 Nov, 2012 23:24

What a beaut... great looking and nice amount of power car. enjoy every bit of it im sure you will. :)

pacey
Joined: Wed 01 Oct, 2008 22:45
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  Z3 roadster 1.9

Re: My Z3M's Replacement

Post by pacey » Mon 26 Nov, 2012 16:13

wooooooooooooow


my dream car :shock:

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