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Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) Today, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By jparnes1
when you're ready to drive more aggressively, you...

when you're ready to drive more aggressively, you will find that the Z4 has loads of low end torque that the SLK can't touch. On the street, torque wins out over HP every time. Keeps the revs at 3K...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By jparnes1
You'll love the Z4 much more than the SLK. Good...

You'll love the Z4 much more than the SLK. Good choice
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By jparnes1
I would recommend a warranty thru BMW. They have...

I would recommend a warranty thru BMW. They have several packages to choose from. Too many tales of outside companies disappearing or going bankrupt and leaving the car owner with no warranty.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-22-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By jparnes1
It comes as standard equipment now. Many features...

It comes as standard equipment now. Many features that were options previously have become standard. Your car is just too old.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By jparnes1
I went from Crimson to Melbourne too because I...

I went from Crimson to Melbourne too because I got the M Sport package. Initially I liked the Crimson more - it's an awesome deep red color. But Melbourne has really grown on me. The part I like...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By jparnes1
Run the VIN to know for sure. M-Sport cars are...

Run the VIN to know for sure. M-Sport cars are 10mm lower, have black rear diffusers, different front bumper cover, no silver splitters in front air dams, M badges on the steering wheel and wheels,...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-21-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By jparnes1
Judging but your comments, I'm going to guess and...

Judging but your comments, I'm going to guess and say you enjoy cruising with your $60K convertible roadster around town and are less concerned about performance and handling. Whether you should...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-12-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,118
Posted By jparnes1
You win :clap:

You win :clap:
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-06-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By jparnes1
you can always get some repaired RFT's on eBay...

you can always get some repaired RFT's on eBay for cheap.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-06-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By jparnes1
Yes 13k is definitely within range of normal for...

Yes 13k is definitely within range of normal for these tires. That's been my experience and many others. You have 300 HP going to those rear tires - it takes it's toll.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-04-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By jparnes1
Very perplexing about the brake dust. I don't...

Very perplexing about the brake dust. I don't understand why different owners have different brake pads. We both have 2012's and my pads hardly throw off any dust.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By jparnes1
There was an incident recently in NYC where a...

There was an incident recently in NYC where a gang of bikers attacked a guy and his family on the highway and then a local street. The guy basically did what you would do - ran over some bikers to...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 07-01-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 393
Posted By jparnes1
Contact nicknaz on the ZPost forum. He has both...

Contact nicknaz on the ZPost forum. He has both of these cars.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-30-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By jparnes1
Good point :thumbup:

Good point :thumbup:
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-30-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By jparnes1
Congrats. How about some pix of your car?

Congrats. How about some pix of your car?
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-28-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By jparnes1
Didn't your car come with a 2d key? Is it new or...

Didn't your car come with a 2d key? Is it new or CPO - BMW should provide a 2d key for you. If you bought if privately, you're on your own and must get if from BMW because of the registration...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By jparnes1
Most people have a flashlight on their smart...

Most people have a flashlight on their smart phones.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-24-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By jparnes1
It only affects 3 series 2001-2006 sold in...

It only affects 3 series 2001-2006 sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the Virgin Islands. Good thing you don't own a 3!
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-23-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By jparnes1
#1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 - you would have to code...

#1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 - you would have to code your car to make these changes
#3 - I would Google "donut spare E89"
#4 - owner's manuals are on the BMWUSA site
#6- no
#10 - no idea what you're...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-21-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,401
Posted By jparnes1
You don't have to be anal to hate that look. ...

You don't have to be anal to hate that look. Those straps are fuggly.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,837
Posted By jparnes1
No option for 6MT. Too bad :(

No option for 6MT. Too bad :(
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By jparnes1
I would experiment by using proper seating...

I would experiment by using proper seating adjustments to start with. This is what I learned:
vertical seat height: with your fist (thumb down) on top of your head, the pinky side should just...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By jparnes1
I'm going to leave that "completely erect"...

I'm going to leave that "completely erect" comment alone and just say that normal body position in a car is for the seat back to be at a 15 degree recline. This results in your head inclining...
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 06-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By jparnes1
there have been several people develop mysterious...

there have been several people develop mysterious electrical problems with Smart Top installed. You have to then hide it and hope BMW doesn't figure out you were running it.
Forum: E89 Z4 (2009 - current) 05-30-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By jparnes1
Are you an area rep or belong to the ZSCCA? If...

Are you an area rep or belong to the ZSCCA? If not, do you want to be? Search FB for ZSCCA and message Eric Peck. There's lots of us out there. We have area reps all over the US who organize...
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