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Post by Robert T » Fri 23 Oct, 2009 21:13

TitanTim wrote:8 years of fluff, skin, hair and fingernails from underneath the ashtray :shock: I don't know what the previous owners had been doing in the car :shock:
Filing her nails? :roflmao:

Looking good Jon. :D

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Post by Ian_C » Sun 25 Oct, 2009 11:06

As I said when Tim fitted his, the armrest looks great quality. I'm very tempted - might have to put one on my Christmas list to Santa :wink:
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Post by Alfie » Sun 25 Oct, 2009 16:39

Jonttt wrote:...removed the gearknob and weighed it and the weight quoted is correct, weighs 153g on my scales.
Thanks for doing that.
Jonttt wrote:...Its definately more precise than the S50 was but how much is short shift and how much gearknob is hard to tell without a direct comparison.
I would say that it's all ACS short shift because at 153g, your ZHP is probably too light to make much difference.
Jonttt wrote:...Thats a damn heavy gearknob you've got there though, does it affect fuel consumption :D
:lol:
My V2 is the lighter of the Storm options, with the V1 (that several others on this forum are currently using) weighing in at 530g.
That big weight and shortened height make a massive difference to the smoothness of the gear change.

The ZHP looks really good, but seeing as it's so much lighter, I'll be sticking with the Storm.

Thanks for your help Jon.

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Car Covers

Post by Jonttt » Thu 05 Nov, 2009 15:15

Well its time to wrap the car up for the winter.

Given the dark nights and my busy weekends leading up to xmas and pendng house move I won't get chance to drive the car until the christmas break (depending on weather between xmas and new year).

So battery disconnected after full recharge and covers go on.

I store the car in a secure car port which is open to the wind at one end. (the car will be stored in a garage from next month)

So I bought an OEM outdoor cover earlier in the year. This is a great fit but I have noticed it does cause some fine marks on the paintwork presumably from residue dirt blown in / picked up and wind movement of the cover.

So I decided to get a "softer" indoor cover to try and stop this. I was keen that this should be as "tight" a fit as possible to mitigate any wind movement abrasion.

I had looked at the Classic Additons Tailored Indoor Car Cover which several people I know use for their supercar storage. But these run out at c£225 which was a bit exessive for my needs.

I kept a look out for a bargain tailored solution on eBay without much hope so you can imagine my delight when a Classic Additions Z3m tailored cover came up for sale :shock:

It was on a 9 day auction so I patiently waited for the auction to end and after arguing with myself how much I was willing to spend (and deciding on £125) I was more than pleased to get it for £52 delivered :D The marvels of eBay what a bargain.

Well it arrived today and is totally mint, unmarked and clean with the original storage bag.

Here are some pics with it on and then "overcovered" with the OEM outdoor cover. I think this will look great when its stored in a garage without the need for the outdoor cover and in the meantime should stop any abrasion in the wind.

As you can see it fits like a glove :D (ps apologies for the marks on the photos, it was lashing down with rain when I took them :roll: )

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Air vents are fitted to the outdoor cover to let moisture escape and stop wind from being trapped.

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One happy camper with a real bargain!
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Post by shantybeater » Thu 05 Nov, 2009 16:07

Nice :) if you see another one on eBay let me know! :)
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Post by Jonttt » Thu 05 Nov, 2009 16:16

Liverpool have more chance of winning something this year :bawl:
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Post by 3.0 Lakes Lee » Fri 06 Nov, 2009 08:12

Thats a brilliant fit jonttt :thumb: . Did the cover you won have any labels in? who made it?

That is just what im looking for to cover my z with in the garage.

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Post by Jonttt » Fri 06 Nov, 2009 09:25

Classic Additions

You can get "standard" fit for a lot less from them but these tailored fit are like a second skin and sooooo soft :wink:

You can even get badges etc.... on (eg Z3, BMW, Lee's car :shock: )

I think one of these should have definately been in your garage budget, any contingency left to spend :D
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Post by aj2007 » Fri 06 Nov, 2009 18:08

You got a real bargain there Jontt, I had one for Christmas last year they are a fabulous fit and great quality.
Mine is in this thread :lol:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... highlight=

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Post by 3.0 Lakes Lee » Mon 09 Nov, 2009 10:06

Jonttt wrote:Classic Additions

You can get "standard" fit for a lot less from them but these tailored fit are like a second skin and sooooo soft :wink:

You can even get badges etc.... on (eg Z3, BMW, Lee's car :shock: )

I think one of these should have definately been in your garage budget, any contingency left to spend :D
Just ordered from ClassicAdditions..........Black with red piping, they did me a cracking deal :) 3-4 weeks delivery.

Thanks Jonttt for the link
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Perspex Windbreaker

Post by Jonttt » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 12:24

I have not been able to fit a windbreaker on the Z since I got it.

As it has the AC Schnitzer roll hoops the perspex windbreak I had for my previous ///M with OEM and then chrome hoops would not fit. I did try a DIY "adjustment" which would have been functional but I was not happy with the edge finish compared to the "factory machine" finish of the edges and curves.

I asked Simon at Justroadster who supplied my first screen if he could make me a customised one for AC Schnitzer hoops.

Simon sent me a template that I adjusted and send back. However, the roll hoops are very slightly different heights. I have already adjusted these to get the best "match" I can as they were way out when I got the car (over an 1.5inch difference). They are now c 1/2 inch but I cannot get them identical (one I cannot get out or raise and the other will not go down any further). They are close enough for me to accept as I don't want to damage them getting exact. I therefore tried to get a template that would be symetrical and fit both sides "shaped" to the AC Schnitzer hoop but I was not sure how it would look.

Simon supplied the item cut to the template with his customary great machine finish.

However, I was not happy with the look when fitted as the symetrical shape did not look right (ie made each side look wrong). So I decided to cut both sides to a shape that when fitted would give a symetrical look even though it is not.

I'm very happy with how these have turned out so naother job crossed of the list :D

Simon even provided clear attachment straps (with velcrow ends) which blend in much better with chrome hoops than the normal black or cable ties.

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Post by Boysie » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 14:18

Hi all


I have just ordered a custom fit indoor cover
from Simon

Thanks for all your help Simon

Instead of using Classic additions
I thought I would support a fellow member

Looking forward to receiving the cover
Already got my stone guards :D :D

Unfortunately due to them and the cover being presents
Not allowed to touch till Xmas :head: :head:


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Post by 007 » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 15:45

Now now guys........ :oops:

Glad to help out when i can.
JT's car looks the bis and I am happy with the way the clear straps worked out, it took a lot of time to get the right materials, special Velcro type locking system but not by Velcro, it only sticks to its self. From a few feet away you would not notice the straps or the wind deflector....sorted. :)
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Post by Jamezee » Sat 28 Nov, 2009 21:12

Thanks for posting those pic's of the wind deflector jonttt, t'other half clocked them and prefers them to the standard mesh deflector i have fitted, even better, she has offered to buy me one for christmas :D

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Post by 3.0 Lakes Lee » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 14:05

Ditto re the excellent windbreaker from Simon. Mine came the other day but yet to fit as still waiting for my hoops from alumex. I too ordered the clear straps and looking at the result on jonttt's I think its a huge improvement on the original black velcro straps. :thumb:

Thanks Simon for an excellent service
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Post by Jonttt » Sun 29 Nov, 2009 14:25

3.0 Lakes Lee wrote:Ditto re the excellent windbreakerfrom Simon. Mine came the other day but yet to fit as still waiting for my hoops from alumex. I too ordered the clear straps and looking at the result on jonttt's I think its a huge improvement on the originalblack velcro straps. :thumb:

Thanks Simon for an excellent service
Lee if your new hoops are as tight a fit as mine I would ease them both to the same height together and work down to a height you are happy with bit by bit or you will risk not being able to match heights. You'll have the benefit of having the windbreak as well to act as a guide. There is not "right" height with the schnitzers (and therefore I assume yours) unlike the OEM hoops which have a notch for the securing bolts to guide you. Make sure you check the roof clearance as well as there is very little tolerance when lowering/down. Worth being patient and spending time getting right :wink:

ps they do look even better in the flesh, the camera flash makes then more obvious than they actually are :D
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Post by Jamezee » Tue 01 Dec, 2009 00:03

:D My deflector is enroute but as it will not fit down the chimney the boss is letting me fit it straight away without waiting for Christmas.

I have bought it from Simon at just roadster, I must say you could not ask for more helpful customer service. I will be keeping an eye on his website for future purchases for the Z. :D

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AC Schnitzer Type III Split Rim Racing Wheels

Post by Jonttt » Sun 27 Dec, 2009 22:09

Well I decided to treat the Z to a second set of alloys for Christmas :D

I've bought a set of AC Schnitzer Type III split rim racing alloys so just need to arrange collection / delivery.

Specs are:

Front : 19 x 8.5" ET43 (tyres fitted will be 235/35 R19)

Rear : 19 x 9.5" ET21 (tyres fitted will be 265/30 R19)

Pics from original 2001 Schnitzer brochure:

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and as they are on my Z's "sister" car (Daz's "Charlotte")

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I intend keeping the Breytons which I think are a classic style that really suit the Z3. These Schnitzer are more "aggressive" so will give me a nice change when I'm in the mood.

They are the closest thing you could get when my Z3 was first sold (Nov 2001) to optional OEM alloys for the Z3m as AC Schnitzer were officially sold through BMW dealerships at the time.
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Post by 007 » Mon 28 Dec, 2009 19:35

I must say i do like that rim, as you said a more aggressive style.
Not a cheap rim but one of the best. I can get bits from AC shame you did not ask me first! :|

What's next for the M?

We have now passed the shortest day so spring is on its way...cant wait :lol:
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Post by Jonttt » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 21:57

Gutted, got this message form the seller today :bawl:

"Hi john i have refunded your money just now as while packaging these alloys
i have found that the 2 rears have hairline cracks on the inner rims. I
think this is possible due to running these with run flats. I am having
them taking to a wheel speacialist after new year to check them out
first.They may only be superficial but i cannot tell and rather than mess
you around i have just refunded you just now. I can only appologise but i
dont want to sell you wheels that end up breaking especially on an m
roadster.I can only appologise just now but hopefully they are structually
ok.I am in no way a con artist and am obvisously very dissapointed myself
as worse case scenario is i will need to source 2 actuall outer rims,which
at this point i obviously am trying to avoid as 1 they cost a fortune and 2
and hard to even get a hold off.Once they have been checked out i will let
you no and have a written report on them if you are still
interested.Thought it was only fair to give you your money back just now. "

I applaud his honesty but am still gutted :cry:
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Post by TitanTim » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 22:09

Jonttt wrote:Gutted, got this message form the seller today :bawl:

"Hi john i have refunded your money just now as while packaging these alloys
i have found that the 2 rears have hairline cracks on the inner rims. I
think this is possible due to running these with run flats. I am having
them taking to a wheel speacialist after new year to check them out
first.They may only be superficial but i cannot tell and rather than mess
you around i have just refunded you just now. I can only appologise but i
dont want to sell you wheels that end up breaking especially on an m
roadster.I can only appologise just now but hopefully they are structually
ok.I am in no way a con artist and am obvisously very dissapointed myself
as worse case scenario is i will need to source 2 actuall outer rims,which
at this point i obviously am trying to avoid as 1 they cost a fortune and 2
and hard to even get a hold off.Once they have been checked out i will let
you no and have a written report on them if you are still
interested.Thought it was only fair to give you your money back just now. "

I applaud his honesty but am still gutted :cry:
Jonn that really sucks, gutted for you too :bawl: was looking forward to seeing them on the Zed.

Thats a really nice mail from the seller.

Seems these runflats are a devil on alloys and one in which I think BMW have now admitted too being a problem, at first they were saying it was state of UK roads :roll: Wasn't expecting this on the AC's though. Will be glad when I get rid of RF's on the 1er. Feel for your dissapointment.

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Post by Guest » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 22:14

Hey sorry to hear that Jontt...

The seller was certainly upfront about it though! Seems a bit of a rarity :)

Hopefully they will be OK. Even if they are, would you still buy them?

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Post by Jonttt » Wed 30 Dec, 2009 22:37

To be honest I'm not sure, I'll wait and see if he comes back to me.
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Post by siwilson » Thu 31 Dec, 2009 07:34

Jonttt wrote:To be honest I'm not sure, I'll wait and see if he comes back to me.
Or if another set mysteriously appear for sale in the near future!


The optimist in me says you got off lucky with a very honest seller. The pessimist says he got a better offer. Time may tell.

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Post by Hang_em_high » Thu 31 Dec, 2009 09:45

Guys like him restore your faith in Ebay,he's a quality ebayer,thats getting hard to find nowadays on ebay.
Sorry you didn't get your wheels though.

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Post by W444 LKR » Fri 08 Jan, 2010 22:55

Good choice of alloys Jonttt, things like this happen for a reason, I am sure something else will catch your eye for the ZM !!
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Raid Daytona Steering Wheel

Post by Jonttt » Thu 21 Jan, 2010 13:58

Look what the postman delivered today :D

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The standard ///M wheel is 370mm in diameter and depsite my having the seat fully down and back it catches my legs when "aggressive" cornering is required (plus its a bit thin for my liking).

Having researched the options to fit a suitable alternative (ie good quality, leather sports wheel with airbag) it was obvious that there is very little choice.

The Z3 is not compatible with other BMW steering wheels (even from the same era eg e36's). People have fitted them (eg Z4m wheels) but they required a lot of modification.

The other option was from a German company called Raid. They are very popular on the Porsche scene as an "upgrade" to the standard wheels and are used on Techart and Gembella derivatives (equivalent to Alpina and Schnitzer).

But...... they cost a fortune. I contacted Raid's main distributor in Germany "Chrome Design" when I had my first ///M for the cost of a suitable wheel to fit a "facelift" Z3 with the upgraded "dual stage" airbag system. (pre 04/99 production Z's had single stage airbags).

They informed me that the suitable wheel was the Daytona Leather Sports Steering Wheel with Airbag 340mm (stock number RD03803L) with adaptor RD03804L). The cost was 635euro for the wheel and 75.90euro for the adaptor plus postage :shock:

At the time the euro was 1:1 with sterling so I thought I would leave it until the euro improved or source a UK seller with "old" stock.

Months of trying the UK could only source them at a considerable markup to chrome designs prices :bawl: But this did make me realise how popular a mod the were for Porsches (they pay another 25% premium for the privalege :roll: )

So I decided to keep my eyes out for a 2nd hand one on eBay.

I pulled out of one when it reached £750 :shock: but then last week......"Porsche 997 Raid Steering Wheel" came on the market. It was not described as a Daytona model but I could tell that it was the exact model for the Z3 dual stage airbag. It had the Porsche mounting adaptor but I new I could buy the Z3 one from Germany new.

I was not expecting to win this as there were quite a few bidders and I felt sure it would go above my limit for a 2nd hand unit (it was described "as new less than 1,000 miles use) but I won it bang on the reserve price :D

Got delivered today still in its original box and stamped with a manufacture date of 06/09 so its only 6 months old from manufacture and is absolutely mint :thumb:

It has a fantastic weight and feel to it so I'm very chuffed. I've ordered the Z3 adaptor from Chrome Design so hopefully will be able to fit in a few weeks, just in time for the end of the winter hibernation.
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Post by Guest » Thu 21 Jan, 2010 14:35

Looks cool Jontt...well done on winning it!

BTW...when do you think 'winter hibernation' ends?? I'm dying to get mine out of the garage again but can't decide when lol

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Post by Jonttt » Thu 21 Jan, 2010 14:56

I'm hoping February. Mine is SORN so defo will not be this month (need more rain to wash the salt away :D )

I remember some great drives last Feb/March just after I got my first Z :drive
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Post by Titan » Thu 21 Jan, 2010 14:58

violetduck wrote:BTW...when do you think 'winter hibernation' ends??
It has ended - the flies are out already :wink:
Jonttt wrote:I'm hoping February. Mine is SORN so defo will not be this month (need more rain to wash the salt away :D )
I remember some great drives last Feb/March just after I got my first Z :drive
jonttt - You need one of these as well :devil:
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Post by Guest » Thu 21 Jan, 2010 15:08

haha!

Likewise my biggest concern is road salt, so I'll be leaving it in the garage until then!

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Post by Robert T » Thu 21 Jan, 2010 15:12

You great big bunch of wusses! I took mine over Saddleworth moor on Tuesday morning - snow 5ft deep at the side of the road but none on it - even the frog was out last weekend! :D

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Post by shantybeater » Sat 23 Jan, 2010 22:46

Those ACS look lovely Jon, shame you missed out on them...I didnt think they would suit it that well (never seeing them on a Z) but they work well, do the rear inners slope inwards more or is it just the dish size that makes it look that way?

Thats 3 sets of wheels I would like now :roll:
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Post by Jonttt » Sat 23 Jan, 2010 22:54

Depends if you get the correct rear offset for the Z3m.

I've sourced some brand new rear ones with the correct offset of 12 so just need to find some fronts (fronts are same as the e46 3 series circa ET36 and much more common).

These Type III split rims have a stainless lip to maintain a dish look. The one piece have the 5 "spokes" going out to the outer rim (rather than having a lip) and so look more "curved" at the rear. I would rather have the lip of the split rims. They look even better in real life with the wide stainless lip really showing up (its not as wide as on the Breyton Magics though) :wink:

Schnitzer Type III's are my favourite wheels ever and given my car is basically all Schnitzer mods apart from the Breytons and Eisenmanns it would be a shame not to.

The only Schnitzer mod I don't like is the exhaust so the Eisenmann will be staying :D

Most people rav over the BBS LM's but they do nothing for me at all. Gotta be Schnitzer on a beemer and leave the BBS for the VW crowd :D
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Post by shantybeater » Sat 23 Jan, 2010 22:58

I totally agree its all about splitty dish :)
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OEM Z3 Suitcase

Post by Jonttt » Mon 25 Jan, 2010 19:46

I had the chance to source a rare OEM Z3 suitcase for the OEM bootrack from Holland. Given I have a spare boot with OEM rack fitted I thought I would purchase to complete the setup.

To be honest I'm not sure if I will ever use it but I like "collecting" rare OEM kit for the Z3 and I had never seen one of these before. My logic being that it should not go down in value and I now have a complete OEM boot rack set :D

As you would expect being OEM it is well designed and offers great security when fitted without being "cumbersome" to fit.

It basically works with a series of levers. The key rotates in the lock and releases 2 metal catches. The first secures the case to the metal bar of the bootrack (the bootrack fits "into" grooves moulded into the base of the case) and the second releases the carry handle.

When the carry handle is raised it "uncovers" a second handle which can be released to open the case itself.

So the process to use is:

1) fill case and shut lid
2) push down "hidden" handle to lock the case shut
3) carry case to boot rack and push down so that the bootrack bars fit snuggly into moulded trough in case
4) push down carry handle flush with case
5) turn key in lock which both secures down the carry handle and locks the case to the bootrack.

Pretty neat :wink:

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Post by 007 » Mon 25 Jan, 2010 22:38

Typical BMW they do a job they do it right (most of the time).
I have never seen this before, had thought of offering a boot rack but a case to fit is a very nice touch, nice one John :)

Talking of unusual things I went to test out our Simota for the S50 motor but this motor was in a Z3//M Coupe 1998, not see one in detail...nice car. This one had been owned from new done 35,000 and in mint condition, the car lives to to far from you JT!. The other thing we fitted was a set of AC Rims, now they look nice. I have some pics and will put a few up when i get a moment.

Si 8-)
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Post by Jonttt » Tue 26 Jan, 2010 10:53

007 That'll be DaveP's Coupe then :wink:
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Post by 007 » Tue 26 Jan, 2010 22:37

Yep that's the Guy....nice bloke.

Si 8-)
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AC Schnitzer Type III Split Rim Rears

Post by Jonttt » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 20:45

Had a couple of deliveries today for the Z.

Firstly I'm halfway there to getting the AC Schnitzer Type III Split Rim set I'm after to finish the AC Schnitzer setup on my car..........got the rears.

These are harder to source than the fronts (which are e46 3 series fitment) so ended up getting new :D

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They are 18x9.5 ET21.5 with a 10mm spacer kit giving ET12.

So on the look out for 2 fronts now :wink:
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AC Schnitzer Illuminated Gear Stick

Post by Jonttt » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 20:49

Second delivery of the day was an illuminated AC Schnitzer Gear Stick.

Almost identical to the ZHP one I have fitted but with illuminated Schnitzer logo (I know small things....... :D )

UPDATE:

Tried to fit this last weekend but would not fit :bawl: without "butchering" the leather gaitor. The plastic base is much wider and is designed for the gaitor to tuck into it. The gaitor needs a hole twice as big to slip over this plastic sleeve and I did not fancy cutting it. So I'm sticking with the ZHP one (Rossitors have agreed to refund the Schnitzer one :D )

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So just need the Raid steering wheel adaptor to turn up from Germany and I have an excuse to get the car out of storage to fit the steering wheel and gear stick :D
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Post by Titan » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 21:13

Jonttt

Have you fitted a new gearbox as well?
Or does a new gear knob automatically change the selection of reverse .....

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Post by 007 » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 23:02

Now thats a nice rim........... :D
Eyes open for the fronts.

Si 8-)
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Post by Rob Tan » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 19:47

The wheels are beautiful...but I'm more excited about an illuminated logo gear stick. As you say, it's the small things.

Ummmm. I hope no-one is going to take that in a bizarrely Freudian way..

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Quick Video

Post by Jonttt » Mon 01 Feb, 2010 15:27

Well I managed to get out in the roadster for some winter sun last Saturday :drive

After 3 months in hibernation it ran like a dream on a good 2 hour blast.

I didn't plan on taking any pictures but had so much fun I could not resist doing a "Titan Tim" before putting it under covers again :D

Apologies for the video quality. It does the exhaust sound no justice either, believe me you can hear it coming before you see it :shock:

And before anyone states the obvious the roof was up because my ears had already frozen off 8-)

I'm still smiling :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdIoe43fyy0

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Re: Quick Video

Post by Titan » Mon 01 Feb, 2010 18:21

Jonttt wrote: And before anyone states the obvious the roof was down because my ears had already frozen off 8-)
You must have posted the wrong vid then 'cos the roof is up in the one you linked.... :devil:

That's rather a nice light column you have at the entrance.
Good job it's not on the middle of the drive :nerd:
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Post by Jonttt » Mon 01 Feb, 2010 18:36

Oops, corrected the post.

Re the light post, thats planners for you, they would not allow the entrance to go anywhere else :roll:
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BMW OEM Fire Extinguisher

Post by Jonttt » Fri 05 Feb, 2010 17:23

I managed to source an OEM BMW Fire extinguisher from Quarry Motors (a specialist BMW dismantlers).

Part number 72600000335 RealOEM

It arrived today (very well packaged).

The item was sold "as new" unused and I'm pleased to say that it is mint. The "icing" on the cake is that it is stamped 2001 the same year as my car was made (they even painted it Imola Red to match my car :D)

nb. It does not have the optional fitting bracket (part no. 72601945556) or mounting set (part no. 82279405850) but I will wait and see if I need these.

I'm led to believe that the extinguisher is no longer available.

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I know it is unused both by the weight of the contents and the fact the safety wire is unbroken as can be seen here

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12mm Rear Spacers

Post by Jonttt » Sat 06 Feb, 2010 12:09

One thing that I have been meaning to do since I got the car last September was to fit spacers to the rear wheels.

Here they are and they really need "pulling" out by 10-15mm.

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So I sourced some off good old eBay. I decided to take a chance on some that I had never seen before (sadly because they looked cool :D ) and ordered some "TPI" ones. They are made with a magnesium alloy and they are really light and a fantastic build quality (ie they feel as good as they look).

Note these are "hubcentric" which means they fit the hub exactly and maintain the mounting lip for the wheel which is important as it means it does not "float" around and put all the stresses on the wheel bolts :wink:

I did not need new wheel bolts as I have just received some with the AC Schnitzer rear wheels. Note the Schnitzer rear come with 10mm spacers and bolts but those spacers will ony fit AC Schnitzer wheels.

I did however want to fit locking wheel nuts (given the value of the wheels) and so also ordered some McGuard ones off eBay in 37.9mm length (standard is 26.4mm so these are 11.5mm longer = perfect for a 12mm spacer).

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I will hopefully fit them tomorrow and post up some pics :D

If you want to find out more about Wheel Spacers then there is a great video explaining HERE
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