Just had a thought.........

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Just had a thought.........

Post by Bonzo » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 23:03

Does anyone here actually have a bog standard, no extras or mods Z3?

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Lewy » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 23:11

Currently me! Minus a couple of minor cosmetic mods but not for long! :lol:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Robert T » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 23:17

Pretty much. Only mods are to retrofit OEM rollhoops and remove the multichanger hump from the boot. I also have an OEM hardtop, fitted when the car was 6 months old. About the only non-standard things on it are the headlamp bulbs (just brighter ones) and the stereo headunit. Everything else is standard or has been replaced with the nearest equivalent to OEM (front springs and seat bushes spring to mind).

The frog on the other hand.... engine, gearbox, suspension... :D

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by tangomachine » Tue 09 Apr, 2013 23:27

Yeah mine is apart from a stormworks v1 gear knob. Got plans to do various things but i always seem to spend the money on other things. Only other things I've done have been to make it back to standard ie... fix third brake light leak, new aerial grommet and boot loom repair

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by RichP » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 00:32

mines not far off now. i unmodded my exhaust recently swopping it for basic one.

i do have Z3cades old stubby aerial though :D

tempted by lowering springs though. i do think it improves the look.
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by paul.s » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 07:28

ours is stock apart from ebay mesh alloys but the origionals go back on in winter

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Jonco » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 09:10

Until 2 weeks ago yes - but now have a Cobra Sports cat back system - does that count?

Enjoy reading what the other guys have done - but can't justify expenditure - poor old pensioner and all that ........................

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 09:12

I have an m roadster with the storm motorwerks gear knob and hand brake handle only.

The rest is standard.

It's staying that way as there are not enough standard ones about.
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Z3cade » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 09:17

Mines totally stock...
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Gazza » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 09:46

So far the replies are no, they all have mods :lol:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:23

Z3cade wrote:Mines totally stock...
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:25

Gazza wrote:So far the replies are no, they all have mods :lol:
The smallest mods. Just cosmetic. I only need to change 2 things back.

Gear knob and hand brake handle :P
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Z3cade » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:31

Badman gee wrote:
Gazza wrote:So far the replies are no, they all have mods :lol:
The smallest mods. Just cosmetic. I only need to change 2 things back.

Gear knob and hand brake handle :P
Your new roof isn't oem.. It's aftermarket :P
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by ZedAintDead » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:40

I think mine is untouched, replacing the interesting rotating gear knob this week but as far as I know she's standard!

If I had the cash available this would not be a long-term situation though! :)

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:42

Z3cade wrote:
Badman gee wrote:
Gazza wrote:So far the replies are no, they all have mods :lol:
The smallest mods. Just cosmetic. I only need to change 2 things back.

Gear knob and hand brake handle :P
Your new roof isn't oem.. It's aftermarket :P
It's made by the company who supplies bmw so it is.

Even though its window is fixed.

But considerably cheaper than bmw.

They don't make oem ones with zipped windows anymore. If you get one from bmw it's old stock.

When they run out it will be fixed window.

Stick that In your pipe and smoke it!
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by woodsta888 » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:47

The Mrs Z is stock. Even got a spilt rear original screen in place and perished aerial grommet. Only the stereo has been changed.

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by gookah » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 10:49

woodsta888 wrote:The Mrs Z is stock. ......................... Only the stereo has been changed.
Sorry doesn't qualify then.. :D
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:01

gookah wrote:
woodsta888 wrote:The Mrs Z is stock. ......................... Only the stereo has been changed.
Sorry doesn't qualify then.. :D
That's harsh
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Robert T » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:16

Badman gee wrote:Stick that In your pipe and smoke it!
PMSL as reading that coincided with Dr. Hook and "I Got Stoned And I Missed It" coming on the stereo! :lol:

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by PCSAM » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:17

I have a picture of one fully stock, as it was made and all that stuff.. :D .. scrub that I put it in a non OEM frame :shock:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:25

Robert T wrote:
Badman gee wrote:Stick that In your pipe and smoke it!
PMSL as reading that coincided with Dr. Hook and "I Got Stoned And I Missed It" coming on the stereo! :lol:

Cheers R.
Got to put these young boys in their place sir
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Boysie » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:25

Gazza wrote:So far the replies are no, they all have mods :lol:
I had to laugh
All the comments so far "
Standard apart from this and that added"
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Zed Carer » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:32

Still got the radio/cassette and CD changer in the boot.

Fitted the 17" 5 spoke staggered wheels - these are OEM BMW all marked up and were the option upgrade in '99.

OEM Silver bonnet grills

Brake discs - changed to a set of Textar grooved discs but they are an OE BMW supplier - the Z4 has Textar pads.

The extended blue leather interior was a factory order spec'd by the first owner.
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by woodsta888 » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:35

Still got the stock stereo. So it's stock. Then again the oil in it isn't BMW oil, the tyres are Falkens. And it's got more miles on it than it was when it was stock.

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:40

Boysie wrote:
Gazza wrote:So far the replies are no, they all have mods :lol:
I had to laugh
All the comments so far "
Standard apart from this and that added"
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mines as near to stock as you will find ray.

And as near to mint as well!
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:40

These young lads can't leave it alone and like to play!
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by PCSAM » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:44

Badman gee wrote:These young lads can't leave it alone and like to play!
and they will go blind and wont be able to see the mods they did :shock: :P
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by woodsta888 » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 11:48

And can I ask the OP what the reason for the question was? Is it just to know if one exists?

Maybe you can define your interpretation of 'stock'?

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Southernboy » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:26

Mines "ex" stock.... :wink:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Z3cade » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:44

Badman gee wrote:And as near to mint as well!
You horn blowing again?.....
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Southernboy » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:52

Mark can't resist a good "horn-blow"...every opportunity that it rises, he's at the front of the queue... :lol:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by fuzion » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:55

totally unmodded here

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 12:56

Only a little parp on the horn. Liam usually blasts on his horn,

Albeit a small one!
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Z3cade » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 13:07

I'll have you know mine is stock..

Apart from..

Simota filter
Super sprint exhaust system
Schrick cams
Evolve map
New vanos
Dinan strut brace
Stormwerks knob, handbrake, plug
Re-trimmed seats, door cards, console, steering wheel
M pedals
Sony stereo
Upgraded speakers
New soft top
Aero spoiler
Painted wheels
Smoked repeaters
New M badges
Painted rear plate surround
H&R anti roll bars
Bilstein B8 shocks
Intrax springs
Magnetic stone guards
Carbon badges
Perspex wind deflector
Black kidney grilles
Red stuff brake pads
Grooved discs

:D

There's nothing wrong with mods/improvements.. I'm not complaining!!!

You can stick all my mods up your trumpet Mark.. That would give you something to blow about..
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 13:19

Z3cade wrote:I'll have you know mine is stock..

Apart from..

Simota filter
Super sprint exhaust system
Schrick cams
Evolve map
New vanos
Dinan strut brace
Stormwerks knob, handbrake, plug
Re-trimmed seats, door cards, console, steering wheel
M pedals
Sony stereo
Upgraded speakers
New soft top
Aero spoiler
Painted wheels
Smoked repeaters
New M badges
Painted rear plate surround
H&R anti roll bars
Bilstein B8 shocks
Intrax springs
Magnetic stone guards
Carbon badges
Perspex wind deflector
Black kidney grilles
Red stuff brake pads
Grooved discs

:D

There's nothing wrong with mods/improvements.. I'm not complaining!!!

You can stick all my mods up your trumpet Mark.. That would give you something to blow about..
Looks like a generation game conveyor belt.

What about the fluffy dice and cuddly toy!
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 13:24

I've no problems with mods, but these cars look just as good standard.

Just not for me, leave it to the young lads who like beer glass size exhausts etc,

They like to parade up and down the east coast sea side resorts.

I had mine jacked up at my dads all weekend and people kept looking at it and I got some great comments.

Ps the comments were for the car not the leather chaps that Liam gave me!
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Z3cade » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 13:36

I have an OEM Aerial.. You don't :P

Mine can hardly be considered 'boy racer' though can it mark..

As that's what your implying
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 13:40

Z3cade wrote:I have an OEM Aerial.. You don't :P

Mine can hardly be considered 'boy racer' though can it mark..

As that's what your implying
Yours isn't but many modded cars are.
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by RichP » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 14:23

i'm selling my Z3 to buy something a bit better....

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Southernboy » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 14:29

...a snow plough???? I thought winter was behind you now.. :wink:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Boysie » Wed 10 Apr, 2013 15:15

That turned out an enjoyable thread
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Bye the way mines totally standad :D :D
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Bonzo » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 14:25

What about the butt strut and brace????????
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by g8jka » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 15:39

Yep, completely standard and exactly as it left the factory :lol:

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Bonzo » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 20:03

Yes, ok, that is bog standard, but I just wanted to know how many of you out there had just a standard car with NO mods or extras.

''Just a couple of minor cosmetic mods." And as Boysie said " Standard apart from this and that." Is not what I was asking for.

As Benny Hill once said, "Why you ro risson."

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Brian H » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 20:25

Bonzo wrote:As Benny Hill once said, "Why you ro risson.
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by gookah » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 21:29

Brian H wrote:As Benny Hill once said, "Why you ro risson.
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:nono
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Badman gee » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 21:32

gookah wrote:
Brian H wrote:As Benny Hill once said, "Why you ro risson.
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hes not saying a lot now :lol:
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Bonzo » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 22:54

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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Boysie » Thu 11 Apr, 2013 23:05

g8jka wrote:Image
I have one of them albeit an ///M in silver on my shelf
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Re: Just had a thought.........

Post by Phil » Fri 12 Apr, 2013 06:58

Mines totally original - and hopefully will stay like that.
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