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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-11-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By mr. slate
I bought my 97 Z3 2.8 a few years ago. It had...

I bought my 97 Z3 2.8 a few years ago. It had 123K miles on the odometer. I had done my homework on this model before buying and had a pretty good idea of what I wanted and what to expect. ...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 05-19-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,884
Posted By mr. slate
Agreed, great write up. 'pelerojo' is correct;...

Agreed, great write up. 'pelerojo' is correct; there are many Z3 owners out here struggling with the same dilemma. Mine is a 97 2.8. The car runs great. It performance is not earth shaking but it...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2013 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 05-12-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,279
Posted By mr. slate
Confirmed, I will be there.

Confirmed, I will be there.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By mr. slate
I do like the three spokes. They can be...

I do like the three spokes. They can be expensive based on recent searches. What year did they switch to dual stage?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-26-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By mr. slate
Are the diameters the same as stock? I have...

Are the diameters the same as stock? I have reviewed photos. The 95 M steering wheel and the 97 Z3 look similar. The 95 M wheel appears to have bumps above the top spokes and more rubberize...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-25-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By mr. slate
Will a 95 M3 steering wheel bolt on to the 97 Z3...

Will a 95 M3 steering wheel bolt on to the 97 Z3 without modifications? I know that both are single stage airbags.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-24-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By mr. slate
Thanks for all of the feedback. The main problem...

Thanks for all of the feedback. The main problem I have with the Z3 steering wheel is diameter; it's just too big. My wife is driving a 2002 530i with the sport package. It has the M steering...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 03-24-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 870
Posted By mr. slate
1997 Z3 Steering Wheel Upgrade

I'm working on my list of upgrades and thinking about changing the steering wheel. There are many options out there online. The options that are most appealing to me are non-airbag types. What are...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-19-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By mr. slate
The F40 burn was sickening. What a waste. That...

The F40 burn was sickening. What a waste. That car is(was) rolling artwork. So is yours. Looks good and sounds good.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-14-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By mr. slate
Randy, do you have any contacts that do similar...

Randy, do you have any contacts that do similar procedures in or near Southern California that you can refer?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By mr. slate
Thanks Doug. $258 is definitely significant. ...

Thanks Doug. $258 is definitely significant. This car is a bit of a hobby for me. Your comments along with the others really help me determine the right path to take. I'm thoroughly enjoying the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-13-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By mr. slate
All great comments. Thank you. I understand...

All great comments. Thank you. I understand that this is not an easy process... and not cheap. I have some decisions to make.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-12-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By mr. slate
97 Z3 Lowered Rear Suspension Dilemma

I bought my roadster a couple of years ago. It was already lowered with H&R lowering springs. As most of you know lowering the rear end of a Z3 causes a negative camber. I like how the car looks...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By mr. slate
LA is cool at low to mid 60s but nice.

LA is cool at low to mid 60s but nice.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-11-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By mr. slate
Thanks Tom, I've added my name to the list.

Thanks Tom, I've added my name to the list.
Forum: Bimmerfest 2013 California sponsored by ESS Tuning 02-11-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,279
Posted By mr. slate
Tom McDonald - 97 Z3 Roadster

Tom McDonald - 97 Z3 Roadster
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-09-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By mr. slate
I'll be there.

I'll be there.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By mr. slate
Thanks for the link. I will contact them.

Thanks for the link. I will contact them.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 02-03-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By mr. slate
Performance Shops in SoCal

I'm interested in finding a reputable performance shop in the Long Beach, CA area. I want them to install an adjustable rear camber kit. Any suggestions?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-28-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 9
Z4 Roadster (E85) New member Z4 2003
Views: 1,074
Posted By mr. slate
Nice car. Great color. The bigger wheels really...

Nice car. Great color. The bigger wheels really finish these cars off nicely. I'm sure you will enjoy it when the weather gets warmer.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-28-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By mr. slate
97s built after a certain date are factory...

97s built after a certain date are factory prepared for the brackets so no welding necessary. Just bolted them in.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By mr. slate
97 Z3 2.8 Roll Hoops

I finally added the roll hoops. Got a deal on a pair from a guy parting out his Z3 M. There is a bit of an issue with color. The trim pieces are black and my interior is tan. I've purchased the...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-26-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By mr. slate
Looks pretty good already. Very clean. Wheels...

Looks pretty good already. Very clean. Wheels look good. I wouldn't change too much.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-21-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,519
Posted By mr. slate
Any updates on this story? How did it turn out?

Any updates on this story? How did it turn out?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-20-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,336
Posted By mr. slate
I'd check the shock mounts. I had the same...

I'd check the shock mounts. I had the same problem and changed them out. Noises disappeared.
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