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by c_w
Thu 09 Sep, 2004 11:38
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Guidance on Strut brace, induction kit / air filter & ar
Replies: 3
Views: 911

The performance benefits/differences of an air filter are debateable but if you have a straight 6 it's worth it for the sound. As a temporary test remove the air filter and top from the box and go for a short test drive! :D
by c_w
Fri 03 Sep, 2004 22:58
Forum: Performance
Topic: Eagle F1 vs SO3's
Replies: 13
Views: 2742

Re: What?????

Stu, I can't help but set you straight on this! I am an automotive design engineer and currently design car engines (V8) and I can assure you that there is absolutely NO WAY that you would have any noticable gain in performance (especially 0.5secs) or significant increase in inertia from different ...
by c_w
Fri 03 Sep, 2004 22:44
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 door speakers
Replies: 21
Views: 2860

Hi there... C_W - what I was meaning is that the standard kick speakers are less than 130mm and the holes they are mounted in are 130mm/5.25". There is an air gap all around the standard speakers (apart from the mounting flange obviously) and it relies on some foam to seal the gap. Hope that makes ...
by c_w
Fri 03 Sep, 2004 12:10
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 door speakers
Replies: 21
Views: 2860

Hi - welcome... The Z3 has as standard (assuming you dont have the HK sound setup) 5.25" units in the footwells plus a single tweeter in each door. This is supplimented by 4" rear speakers too in your model year. Size etc? a 130cm speaker fits the factory hole (which is bigger than the std one fitt...
by c_w
Fri 03 Sep, 2004 12:05
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Z3 door speakers
Replies: 21
Views: 2860

Is the "amp" really an amp? and not just a crossover network for the front speakers? It just seems a bit "lacking" to be an amp, maybe it's not that powerful, but it seems to just deliver midrange to the kickwell speakers from the crossover. I might cut the wires and connect them to the speakers to ...
by c_w
Fri 27 Aug, 2004 14:01
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clear side repeaters
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

Then there's the skinflint way. Lightly spray the orange bulbs with silver paint - instant silvervision at a fraction of the price. Sprayed mine four years ago and still going strong (or should that be blinking strong). Gwynn I think I'll do that too! Incidentally, I just picked up my clear side re...
by c_w
Fri 27 Aug, 2004 10:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Brace Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2627

The car has 90,000miles on it but is only just over 4 years old so I can probably assume it's spent most of it's life on motorways which I hope is better for it than being driven similar miles on a/b-roads., certainly the interior suggests it has been (ie it's hardly worn :D ). A friend has a same a...
by c_w
Thu 26 Aug, 2004 12:39
Forum: M Roadster and M coupé
Topic: 2.8v3.0v//M performance. Low //Mpower mystery solved. Prang!
Replies: 207
Views: 15065

I think as a day to day car in traffic it might feel "similar" as you're not using the revs andthe 2.8 is probably at it's best in this situation, but with 130bhp extra, over 50% more power the M should be, and is in a different league performance wise.
by c_w
Thu 26 Aug, 2004 12:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Brace Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2627

Re: strong-strut price

I believe the Strong Strut is nearly $400 delivered, which is around £300? Andy, when you say it has tightened up the front end; has the steering wheel shudder/dash shudder gone or been reduced? The Competition-Lightweight is $395 delivered. $45 of that is shipping and we absorb $25 of the $40 comp...
by c_w
Thu 26 Aug, 2004 09:59
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Clear side repeaters
Replies: 8
Views: 1969

Hey JohnBag - to remove the side marker lights push them towards the rear of the car - you will find the end closet to the front will then pop outwards away from the car. And re clear indicators on the front headlight assemblies - search this forum or look at my posts as I have posted details on ho...
by c_w
Wed 25 Aug, 2004 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Brace Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2627

AndyBass wrote:c_w The car is now much less prone to tramlining (following road repair lines etc etc) and is easier to steer where I want it to go, not where the road wants to take me. I don't get dash or steering wheel shudder. Cost £125.99.
Did you get dash/steering shake before?
by c_w
Wed 25 Aug, 2004 17:33
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Changing clocks
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

If it was just a digital clock then I would prefer to have the analogue clock, but as it's a computer too then I'd prefer to keep it digital.
by c_w
Wed 25 Aug, 2004 14:06
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Brace Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2627

I believe the Strong Strut is nearly $400 delivered, which is around £300?

Andy, when you say it has tightened up the front end; has the steering wheel shudder/dash shudder gone or been reduced?
by c_w
Tue 24 Aug, 2004 14:42
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Strut Brace Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2627

Does the E-Tech brace fit on the towers flatly or is it shaped to fit inside the contours too? On the subject of strut braces, has any fitted a DINAN brace? There are some cheap OMP ones on E-Bay for around £70 but they don't look all that substantial and have bends in them which look like they woul...
by c_w
Mon 23 Aug, 2004 12:15
Forum: Z3 roadster
Topic: Z3 2.8 v 3.0 v ZM - advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Andy Having upgraded from 2.8 to an M// for me the main difference is how sorted the M// handling is. I expect the 3.0 is sorted also. Very little if any scuttle shake, skipping on bumpy corners or tramlining, it's great. Power difference is not as much as I expected but I think maybe there is some...