My 2.8 Z3

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My 2.8 Z3

Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 21:28

Owned it for 2 weeks now and absolutely loving it.
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This was how it was when i bought it. Not much of a shine and very tatty wheels. First job was to polish it profusely with a polishing machine and paint a couple of bits.

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Post by rgf » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 21:33

Welcome!
Enjoy your new Zed.
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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 21:39

Thankyou. First real convertible and what some weather we have had. 8-)

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Post by GazHyde » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 21:45

Welcome to you and your Z3! :wave

That looks like it's got some interesting mods on it already.

Nice to see some more 'down south' owners joining up.

Gary.

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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 21:55

Ok progress to date. Polished and this fixed.
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Thanks to threads on here. White fluff is off the cover. :head:

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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 21:56

This fitted
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This cleaned up and treated
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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 22:02

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Having owned a Subaru for the last 8 Years its good to be back in rear wheel drive mode :lol:

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Post by TitanTim » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 22:03

Welcome to the forum and congrats :lol:

Wondered where I had seen this Zed before :lol:

http://www.zroadster.net/forum/viewtopi ... +splitters

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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 22:05

My other toy
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Post by J1SUA » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 22:07

That is tough. Like it and the colour coding. Personally would also code the outer part of the kidney grille to keep consistency throughout.

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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 22:09

Thats it 8-) Adam is a nice Guy. Wonder what he wil think of the changes.

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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 22:26

The Impreza i built from scratch. Featured in 4 Magazines and cost me a fortune. Wont be doing that again.
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Post by flames247 » Sun 24 Apr, 2011 23:06

Hey the car looks stunning I'm so pleased it went to a good new home.

Those wheels are awesome!

Keep up the good work what's next on your to do list?

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Post by Wolverine_1999 » Tue 26 Apr, 2011 10:35

Wow incredible transformation!

How did you get the chrome exhaust tips back to being so shiny?

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Post by Orinoco » Tue 26 Apr, 2011 22:14

Hi
Is your exhaust actually functional on both sides or is the right hand side twin pipes cosmetic only?

The reason I ask is that I have looked at both options and the custom exhaust manufacturer actually talked me out of getting a functioning system made as he said it would be way too loud? I might go for the cosmetic only option instead.

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Post by jontymo » Tue 26 Apr, 2011 22:15

Lovely car and them alloys are stunning 8-)

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Post by Gixerthou » Wed 27 Apr, 2011 06:38

flames247 wrote:Hey the car looks stunning I'm so pleased it went to a good new home.

Those wheels are awesome!

Keep up the good work what's next on your to do list?

Adam
More power :twisted: Paint it, throttle cable first though.

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Post by Gixerthou » Wed 27 Apr, 2011 06:39

Wolverine_1999 wrote:Wow incredible transformation!

How did you get the chrome exhaust tips back to being so shiny?
Autosol and Meguires metal polish :wink:

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Post by Gixerthou » Wed 27 Apr, 2011 06:44

Orinoco wrote:Hi
Is your exhaust actually functional on both sides or is the right hand side twin pipes cosmetic only?

The reason I ask is that I have looked at both options and the custom exhaust manufacturer actually talked me out of getting a functioning system made as he said it would be way too loud? I might go for the cosmetic only option instead.

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They all work. Flames had them made. Around town and below 2500 rpm they sound great and pop and bang. Above that band on motorways theynare virtually silent. I'd like louder personally. Good quality though.

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Post by Gixerthou » Wed 27 Apr, 2011 06:45

jontymo wrote:Lovely car and them alloys are stunning 8-)

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Thank you. A work in progress. :)

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Post by sobe_on » Thu 05 May, 2011 19:44

nice, and you should add the rear lip :viking:
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Post by mindagap » Fri 06 May, 2011 03:04

the z is absolutely beautiful,
i wish i have a 2.8 too

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Post by Ferdinand » Fri 06 May, 2011 10:44

WOW - What a transformation - very nice work so far!!!

ADVICE: Use a soft towel to cover the outside ot the rearwindow when to take the top down - not the missus :wink: - that will help reducing scratches on the plastic window.

Please note that the torneau cover goes under the rubber seal...

I NEVER use mine - think it looks stupid and if it begins to rain it takes too long to close it
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Post by stu » Fri 06 May, 2011 21:06

Nice looking car.

Tim, amazing spotted that one. Saddo!
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Post by Z3Topaz22 » Thu 12 May, 2011 11:48

Good looking Z you have there, tasteful mods.

I agree with you, rear wheel drive is the only way!!

Enjoy the car

Cheers :thumb:
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Post by Gixerthou » Sat 21 May, 2011 16:45

Busy day today. Took doorcards off and removed the tweeter grills. i sprayed them satin black and installed my new Pioneer tweeters. much bigger so some thinking required on fitting. I then took out the footwell speakers after spending a day not so long ago installing Sony speakers. These were removed and he Pioneers fitted alongside a load of Dynamat. I now have the resmblence of bass. It wont win any sound offs but its a whole lot better.
I the fitted a dash kit i got off Adam. Not sure at the moment but its better than the manky black interior it had. Id rather it was Carbon personally. Its getting there though.
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Post by Gixerthou » Sat 21 May, 2011 16:47

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Post by Badman gee » Sat 21 May, 2011 16:52

Was it easy to take the door cards off?
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Post by snoops » Sat 21 May, 2011 17:28

"Bling" doesn't work for me at all I'm afraid, I much prefer your car with the black red/combo.

Have a look at THIS THREAD That's a nice subtle but effective change to the door speakers, just scroll down the thread a bit.

Just my opinion, don't take offence, I'm just not into all this shiny blingy glittery stuff that people are doing at the moment. But hey, if it rocks your boat then go for it :D.

I've only said something because you said you weren't sure :|
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Post by Gixerthou » Sat 21 May, 2011 17:33

Badman gee wrote:Was it easy to take the door cards off?
Yeah harder to get them back on. Just one screw and lots of poppers.

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Post by Gixerthou » Sat 21 May, 2011 17:34

snoops wrote:"Bling" doesn't work for me at all I'm afraid, I much prefer your car with the black red/combo.

Have a look at THIS THREAD That's a nice subtle but effective change to the door speakers, just scroll down the thread a bit.

Just my opinion, don't take offence, I'm just not into all this shiny blingy glittery stuff that people are doing at the moment. But hey, if it rocks your boat then go for it :D.

I've only said something because you said you weren't sure :|
I appreciate that. Not sure myself but the black was getting tired and scratched. It can come off it's not a permanent thing.

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Post by Ian_C » Sun 22 May, 2011 06:57

Gixerthou wrote:
Badman gee wrote:Was it easy to take the door cards off?
Yeah harder to get them back on. Just one screw and lots of poppers.
Guide here :wink:
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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 22 May, 2011 07:17

The very one I used
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Post by Badman gee » Sun 22 May, 2011 07:44

Thanks to you both. will have a go, my speaker grills could do with a respray,

How about the speaker grill between the seats at the back?

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Post by TitanTim » Sun 22 May, 2011 12:07

I think the dash kit has improved it no end, better than I thought it would, I fitted the chrome air vent surrounds and speaker grill surrounds a couple of years ago and really lifts the dash, if like mine you have black seats, black dash, black everything it can feel a bit gloomy with the hood up.

What is that going across the top of the door cards :?

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Post by Gixerthou » Sat 18 Jun, 2011 13:18

Inbetween showers today i fitted some Jamex -40mm springs to the rear of the car. It had PI springs and shocks all round but i felt it looked to high at the rear.
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This is with springs fitted. I guess there is slightly more settling to do. I will get some 15 mm spacers this week to bring them out. I cant lower the front anymore as it just rubs on full lock.
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Saving for a paint job now. im looking at a Dark Silver that Ferrari use.

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Post by shantybeater » Fri 24 Jun, 2011 17:41

Much better, the car is looking gooood 8-)
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Post by Daz3 » Fri 24 Jun, 2011 18:05

Loads better mate glad you got them ok!

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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 26 Jun, 2011 20:45

Latest pictres. Now setled i think and 15mm spacers on rears. Just bought a white leather interior so thats next week end project. just need to decide on colour its going to be now.
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Loving the stance now.

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Post by shantybeater » Sun 26 Jun, 2011 21:16

Loving the straight on rear shot, very aggressive! I have to say the quads look great on the that shape. You are also convincing me black grills work on a silver Z which I previously didn't like

The only thing which I'm not entirely sure about is the tinted tail lights, I think the M style half white half red would look better.

Very good styling though 8-)
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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 26 Jun, 2011 21:30

8-) Thanks.

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Post by Gixerthou » Tue 28 Jun, 2011 21:14

Well the seats arrived today. Not in the best shape but i know its only dirt. No tears that i can see.

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Door cards cleaned up really well....
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And before...

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Post by Daz3 » Tue 28 Jun, 2011 22:04

Looks good mate them seats will come up ok with a refurb kit! I had the same red leather in mine and i'm not keen on the oregon leather so good choice with the nappa! Do you have any shots of the exhaust underneath the car just interested in how the pipeworks done for the additional exit? Thanks Daz

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Post by Gixerthou » Sat 23 Jul, 2011 22:38

Finally got round to fitting the seats today, what a nightmare job that was. Im finally happy with the interior.
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Hopefully the storage marks will eventually come out.

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Post by Z3cade » Sat 23 Jul, 2011 23:03

looks cracking fella :wink: good job well done....
Your alloys, are they from ebay? 18" cruise alloys?
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Post by Gixerthou » Sat 23 Jul, 2011 23:27

Bm autosport yes 18" but can't remember which model.

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Post by g8jka » Sun 24 Jul, 2011 12:08

Great journal! Your car looks fantastic, loving the whole style you have created. Definatly the best modified pre facelift zed I've ever seen, keep up the good work! 8-)
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Post by LookinFoolish » Wed 03 Aug, 2011 23:42

As i've said in a previous post, i've just got hold of a Z3 and one of the seats is scuffed (rather badly in my opinion). I'll get pics sometime next week when the car actually gets to me (being delivered next week).

How do i go about getting a refurb seat?

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Post by Gixerthou » Sun 21 Aug, 2011 16:09

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Putting it away now for this Year. Full respray and new front end next Year....

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Post by LookinFoolish » Mon 22 Aug, 2011 08:48

Can i ask where you got those seats from??? they look mint !!
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