Zed Meets VX220

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Zed Meets VX220

Post by Ragtop » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 21:16

Met Hang-em-high former Z3 owner and now VX220 owner, here are some pics.

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Post by jontymo » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 21:17

Looking great both of you

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Post by TitanTim » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 21:21

Nice pics Ragtop :lol: gotta say I love a yellow Zed 8-) plus I wish I lived on the coast :(

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Post by Hang_em_high » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 21:41

Thanks Ron,and here's a few from me. It was a lovely day but a bit on the chilly side on top of that hill :lol:

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Post by rgf » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 21:48

I particularly like picture 2.
Do they do downhill skiing on the sea there?

Who is Cliff Edge and why do you have to keep away from him?

Nice looking pair of motors. Was the seagull waiting until you weren't looking?
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Post by Titan » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 22:34

Nice Saxo
But what's with the unconverted convertibles?
What a waste of sunshine
Seems like you two are becoming proper southeren softies :twisted:
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Post by TitanTim » Tue 23 Nov, 2010 23:03

Mr T perhaps you're just a VERY hard Yorkshireman :shock:

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Post by Titan » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 06:49

Well it can't have been that cold :shock:
There is someone out in an electric wheel chair. That's got no body work or doors never mind a roof!

(Ragtop - no offence intended to the person with the disability)
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Post by Hang_em_high » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 09:18

Titan wrote:Well it can't have been that cold :shock:
There is someone out in an electric wheel chair. That's got no body work or doors never mind a roof!

(Ragtop - no offence intended to the person with the disability)
yeh but it had a heated leather seat, my VX doesnt have that luxury :lol:
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Post by bugsy » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 09:44

Hang_em_high wrote:
Titan wrote: yeh but it had a heated leather seat, my VX doesnt have that luxury :lol:
You look like you have the sports exhaust on the VX. Never tried it myself, what's it like? Loud?

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Post by whiteminks » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 12:52

Hang_em_high wrote:
Titan wrote:Well it can't have been that cold :shock:
There is someone out in an electric wheel chair. That's got no body work or doors never mind a roof!

(Ragtop - no offence intended to the person with the disability)
yeh but it had a heated leather seat, my VX doesnt have that luxury :lol:
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: Has the VX actually got a seat or do I spy a crossbar? :D
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Post by Gazza » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 12:59

Titan wrote:Well it can't have been that cold :shock:
There is someone out in an electric wheel chair. That's got no body work or doors never mind a roof!

(Ragtop - no offence intended to the person with the disability)
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Post by Hang_em_high » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 13:03

bugsy wrote:
Hang_em_high wrote:
Titan wrote: yeh but it had a heated leather seat, my VX doesnt have that luxury :lol:
You look like you have the sports exhaust on the VX. Never tried it myself, what's it like? Loud?
Yes it has the dealer fitted Janspeed, sounds lovely,and not to noisy at high speeds.
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Post by eame64 » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 18:52

Great pics guys,how do you rate the vx against the z hang-em -high?

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Post by Ragtop » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 19:56

Thanks for your kind comments everyone.

Titan Tim, I love my Zed in yellow and I love living by the sea, :D I used to live in South London and moved down here 20 years ago and would never go back there.

rgf, I didn't notice the horizon until Mrs Ragtop asked me if I had been drinking. :lol:

Titan the guy in the wheelchair would not take offence at your comments, in fact he would laugh too. He is a great chap and always positive and happy.

The only reason the roof wasn't down was because the temperature was too low to drop it without the risk of cracking. :lol:

Thanks Nick for bringing your VX over, not quite sure how I managed to get in it, or out for that matter, but it felt good in the driving seat, at my age though I need refinement rather than raw. :D Looking forward to you taking me for a spin in it, will take some ibro's beforehand though. :lol:
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Post by Z3cade » Wed 24 Nov, 2010 23:16

Raptop can i ask what springs your zeds lowered on? as im looking at lowering mine with 30mm eibach springs round xmas.
Yours sits just right and looks 8-)
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Post by Ragtop » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 08:57

Z3cade wrote:Raptop can i ask what springs your zeds lowered on? as im looking at lowering mine with 30mm eibach springs round xmas.
Yours sits just right and looks 8-)


Z3cade the suspension is nothing I have done, the 2.2 sport comes from the factory like that.
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Post by Titan » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 09:29

Ragtop are you sure?
Yours looks significantly lower than ours which is the same model :puzzle:
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Post by gookah » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 09:44

Ragtop wrote:
Z3cade wrote:Raptop can i ask what springs your zeds lowered on? as im looking at lowering mine with 30mm eibach springs round xmas.
Yours sits just right and looks 8-)


Z3cade the suspension is nothing I have done, the 2.2 sport comes from the factory like that.
that's what he tells his insurance toooo :D
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Post by Alex L » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 11:28

Nice looking motors, I went from a Z3M to a VX220 in Rabiatta red with a VSE in 2005, can't beat the pops and bangs on the overrun.

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Post by Hang_em_high » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 12:08

Alex L wrote:Nice looking motors, I went from a Z3M to a VX220 in Rabiatta red with a VSE in 2005, can't beat the pops and bangs on the overrun.
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Post by Hang_em_high » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 12:13

Titan wrote:Ragtop are you sure?
Yours looks significantly lower than ours which is the same model :puzzle:
Got to say Ron when following you the other day I also thought how low it sits, almost as low as when I fitted the 40mm lowering springs to mine if you remember. It gives the rear wheels quite a camber when looking at it from behind. That said it does sit nicely and looks good, certainly did from the rear :D
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Post by Ragtop » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 14:44

Titan wrote:Ragtop are you sure?
Yours looks significantly lower than ours which is the same model :puzzle:


Maybe not so sure now Titan, mine does look a bit lower than yours. I always thought the 2.2 sport had the sport suspension which was lower than other Zed's, but as gookah says that's what I will be telling the insurance company. :lol:

I have attached a picture which shows the level better. Before you say it Titan, I know, I should have lowered the windows. :lol:


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Post by Ragtop » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 15:21

Hang_em_high wrote:
Titan wrote:Ragtop are you sure?
Yours looks significantly lower than ours which is the same model :puzzle:
Got to say Ron when following you the other day I also thought how low it sits, almost as low as when I fitted the 40mm lowering springs to mine if you remember. It gives the rear wheels quite a camber when looking at it from behind. That said it does sit nicely and looks good, certainly did from the rear :D


Nick just had a look at a picture of your Z3 at the April Zed cruise when you had the 40mm springs. Your suspension that day looks to be a couple of inches lower than mine, I know you wasn't happy with it being that low and changed the springs when you got home.

I quite like the level on my Zed :D and would be interested to see pictures of other 2.2 sport models, and if other forum members have lowered them from the original springs.
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Post by unclemart » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 16:03

Nice pics chaps although I think the VX does look a bit like a naughty school boy compared with the Z :D
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Post by Titan » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 17:26

Ragtop wrote: Before you say it Titan, I know, I should have lowered the windows. :lol:


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I'll let you off - at least you had the roof down for once :shock:

My sig pic below is an unadulterated 2.2i Sport
This is a more recent one with the refurbed wheels
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Post by Ragtop » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 17:29

2litrezed wrote:Nice pics chaps although I think the VX does look a bit like a naughty school boy compared with the Z :D
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Great observation 2litrzed, guess it reflects our age difference. :lol:
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Post by Ragtop » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 17:38

Titan wrote:
Ragtop wrote: Before you say it Titan, I know, I should have lowered the windows. :lol:

I'll let you off - at least you had the roof down for once :shock:

My sig pic below is an unadulterated 2.2i Sport
This is a more recent one with the refurbed wheels


Lovely picture Titan, I can clearly see the difference in our suspension heights.
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Post by Hang_em_high » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 18:26

eame64 wrote:Great pics guys,how do you rate the vx against the z hang-em -high?
This is my description of the 2 cars that I have just put up on the VX forum.
But I have to say that it definately rates as a car that you have to try in your lifetime and preferably while your still young enough to get in and out of it :lol:

The only similarity between the 2 cars is that you can take the roof off and thats where it ends. I wouldn't say that the VX is a better car, its just a different car with a whole set of different qualities.
The Zed has a beautiful smooth grunty straight 6 engine which I love, it also has all the mod cons like heated seats, a heater that works,air con, traction control,electric roof, carpets :lol: etc etc with timeless classic looks. Its easy to get in and out of, and it puts a different kind of smile on your face compared to the VX. It looks right being driven around gently and smoothly but it's still capable if needed, It's rather like your favourite most comfortable pair of slippers in the cupboard.
The VX screams, look at me, im up for it :D and as such my driving style has now changed. I cant help but blast it everywhere, listening to that popping on overun from the Janspeed box, I cant wait for the next corner or roundabout as I see the car behind me dissapear as I floor it and it goes round like its a rollercoaster ride :D It feels like a track car thats been given a set of lights to make it legal on the road. It's a car that I would have once paid money to have gone to a track to drive for the buzz, but now im getting it free every time I get in it..
My Zed could be described as a sexy mature woman who knows how to please, where as the VX is like having an affair with a well horny up for it teenager who's keen and eager to try anything once :D and im loving the fun she's giving me, and thats before I get it supercharged !!

When I do finally grow up though I can see me settling down with a nice grunty 3.0 Z4 in black
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Post by rgf » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 18:49

Hang_em_high wrote: My Zed could be described as a sexy mature woman who knows how to please, where as the VX is like having an affair with a well horny up for it teenager who's keen and eager to try anything once
For that analogy you've either been watching too much Jeremy Clarkson or had a good life.

Nice report on the car by the way.
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Post by Alex L » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 19:07

Hang_em, you need to get yourself a mini front plate..

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Post by Hang_em_high » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 19:47

Alex L wrote:Hang_em, you need to get yourself a mini front plate..

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Would love to but got sick of getting pulled by local plod when I had them on my motorbikes. So not worth the extra hassle :(
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Post by Hang_em_high » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 19:48

rgf wrote:
Hang_em_high wrote: My Zed could be described as a sexy mature woman who knows how to please, where as the VX is like having an affair with a well horny up for it teenager who's keen and eager to try anything once
For that analogy you've either been watching too much Jeremy Clarkson or had a good life.

Nice report on the car by the way.
The clarkson option im affraid :oops:
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Post by Sorcerors Apprentice » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 19:58

Hang_em_high wrote:
rgf wrote:
Hang_em_high wrote: My Zed could be described as a sexy mature woman who knows how to please, where as the VX is like having an affair with a well horny up for it teenager who's keen and eager to try anything once
For that analogy you've either been watching too much Jeremy Clarkson or had a good life.

Nice report on the car by the way.
The clarkson option im affraid :oops:
Spotty teenager :lol:
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Post by Hang_em_high » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 20:02

Sorcerors Apprentic wrote:
Hang_em_high wrote:
rgf wrote: For that analogy you've either been watching too much Jeremy Clarkson or had a good life.

Nice report on the car by the way.
The clarkson option im affraid :oops:
Spotty teenager :lol:
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Post by Alex L » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 20:03

Hang_em_high wrote: Would love to but got sick of getting pulled by local plod when I had them on my motorbikes. So not worth the extra hassle :(
Had mine on 7 different cars over 7 years, pulled over three separate times but the size of the plate was never mentioned, perhaps I was just lucky. The one on mine was a 9" by 3"

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Post by TitanTim » Thu 25 Nov, 2010 20:29

The M-tech sports suspension should be standard across all engine sizes so mine, Terrys and Ragtops should all be the same. Mine looks a tad lower at the front than Terrys above although angles the pics were taken at can be deceiving.

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Looking at yours Ragtop, it doesn't look standard M-tech factory suspension.

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Post by M3 PCO » Wed 01 Dec, 2010 12:05

Ragtop wrote:Thanks for your kind comments everyone.

Titan Tim, I love my Zed in yellow and I love living by the sea, :D I used to live in South London and moved down here 20 years ago and would never go back there.

rgf, I didn't notice the horizon until Mrs Ragtop asked me if I had been drinking. :lol:

Titan the guy in the wheelchair would not take offence at your comments, in fact he would laugh too. He is a great chap and always positive and happy.

The only reason the roof wasn't down was because the temperature was too low to drop it without the risk of cracking. :lol:

Thanks Nick for bringing your VX over, not quite sure how I managed to get in it, or out for that matter, but it felt good in the driving seat, at my age though I need refinement rather than raw. :D Looking forward to you taking me for a spin in it, will take some ibro's beforehand though. :lol:
Pics look like Gallery Hill, when are we going to have another local cruise. I quite enjoyed our last little trip out for a meal.

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Post by Ragtop » Wed 01 Dec, 2010 12:22

Hi Paul, yes I am working on a cruise for April next year again. As you can see I have changed my Zed, have you still got your 2.8. Hopefully you can join us on the cruise before the meal next time. :D
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Post by M3 PCO » Wed 01 Dec, 2010 12:25

Ragtop wrote:Hi Paul, yes I am working on a cruise for April next year again. As you can see I have changed my Zed, have you still got your 2.8. Hopefully you can join us on the cruise before the meal next time. :D
Yes that did confuse me! Looks very nice.

I still have my Z3, must confess its done hardly any miles since the last cruise.

I reckon I might have the lowest mile Z3 by now.

Maybe i should join the cruise as well as the meal, if only to put some miles on the clock!

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