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smolck 12-21-2012 09:00 AM

1 year of owning my ZHP!
Well, technically last night was the one year anniversary, but today is the first full day anniversary. What a year it has been! I have logged 33,339 miles on the ZHP. Odometer reads 170,589 miles as of now. My total spent on the car (excluding gas) is just shy of $3200. I can't post my data log because my laptop died.

I still continue to enjoy the car as much as the day I bought it and have no desires to buy anything else. It will be paid in full in another few months which makes me smile as well.

The major upgrades it received was Koni Yellows, new ZHP control arms, upgraded projector headlights, new Alcanatara steering wheel (courtesy of Coby Wheel), armrest, shift boots, and ebrake boot, BMW SSK, and a 3.46 rear diff.

It was a rough year tire wise, lost 4 to road debris and potholes. Found out that 255/35/18 tires are EXPENSIVE!!!! so I switched the rears to 235/40.

This year will hopefully be cheaper save for a new clutch which I have to think is going to be needed. I am still on the OEM clutch in this thing. Guess lots of interstate miles doesn't wear a clutch down too much. :dunno:

Anyways, as always thanks to all who have supported me over the years and Merry Christmas!!!

lakk25 12-21-2012 09:08 AM

And hopefully Bama beat ND!!!

charlesberry 12-21-2012 09:24 AM

Merry Christmas Smolck!!

EdCT 12-21-2012 09:25 AM


Fast Bob 12-21-2012 10:28 AM

Holy Crap, that was one *fast* year !!!

Nice to see you driving the car you always deserved, Smolckie :thumbup:

Merry Christmas and best New Year`s wishes to all my `fest friends !

JJ3699 12-21-2012 11:18 AM

Smolck, after all you have contributed to the E46 community you have so earned your ZHP!
Good to here that your first year of ownership went relatively well; here is to another strong year :thumbup:

smolck 12-21-2012 01:28 PM

Thanks boys! Merry Christmas to you all as well!

av98 12-21-2012 03:20 PM

:thumbup: Merry X-Mas! Lots more miles left on that ZHP.

Brobby87 12-21-2012 06:40 PM

From one Iowan to a former Iowan, Merry Christmas.

mlukas161 12-21-2012 08:07 PM

Good to hear! That sounds like it was a great purchase. Enjoy it!

fauchpj 12-21-2012 08:44 PM


Washburn 12-22-2012 11:14 AM

Congrats !!! from another ZHP owner :)
so Smolck - do you run 235 sqaure set up or do you still have the stock (225) size in the front?

smolck 12-22-2012 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by Washburn (Post 7265708)
Congrats !!! from another ZHP owner :)
so Smolck - do you run 235 sqaure set up or do you still have the stock (225) size in the front?

still run 225/40s up front. The 235 is a bit taller, but nothing you really notice.

llando88 12-22-2012 02:58 PM


catso 12-22-2012 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by lakk25 (Post 7263730)
And hopefully Bama beat ND!!!


PC in Ohio 12-27-2012 06:38 PM

Great car! Hope you'll enjoy it just as much in 2013! Happy new year!

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