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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 06-16-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 451,464
Posted By tnsbruce
I will need to inspect my sway bars. I am also...

I will need to inspect my sway bars. I am also toying with the idea of having RRT fabricate a bar for me that would allow full adjustment and clear the half shafts. Are you still using the original...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 08-08-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By tnsbruce
I just sent a note to Roman to see what ESS has...

I just sent a note to Roman to see what ESS has to say. 3 points of clarification:

1. The AC was solely the idea of the instructor
2. Pal and I have significantly different exhaust systems on...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 05-22-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 451,464
Posted By tnsbruce
Pal - perhaps we can get a 2 for 1 ESS special on...

Pal - perhaps we can get a 2 for 1 ESS special on superchargers? I too feel the need for more power...

Saw 2 ///M Coupes on the Nordschleife today one blue that blew right past me and a black one...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 04-17-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,772
Posted By tnsbruce
Looks like the hood of my Raptor, and looks...

Looks like the hood of my Raptor, and looks awesome! Nice work.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-16-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,788
Views: 451,464
Posted By tnsbruce
Pal - biggest concern over FI is now a non-issue....

Pal - biggest concern over FI is now a non-issue. If Nismo gets too fast I am pulling the trigger on the VT-1 system...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-14-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,998
Posted By tnsbruce
This thing seems wicked...we need some track...

This thing seems wicked...we need some track video or some fly bys.. Did you add a different shift lever? How fast were you going at the end of the first video???
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 01-06-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By tnsbruce
I have looked at many many Z4's and they are all...

I have looked at many many Z4's and they are all this way. Very irritating that BMW would build a car with a crooked wheel... I would be curious if there was a fix. The new Z4's do not exhibit...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-17-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,720
Posted By tnsbruce
Road Atlanta is going to be awesome! I am so...

Road Atlanta is going to be awesome! I am so fired up - what a way to end the season and finish off a set of RE-11's. Back to NT-05's in the spring.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,874
Posted By tnsbruce
Skip it - the practice will be good for you so...

Skip it - the practice will be good for you so you can do mine at the end of next year. :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-24-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,840
Posted By tnsbruce
Pal and I at Summit point - ...

Pal and I at Summit point -

http://www.pbase.com/tnsbruce/image/129711979/medium.jpg

Me at VIR -

http://www.pbase.com/tnsbruce/image/117118301/medium.jpg
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,903
Posted By tnsbruce
Can we do this to my car before Summit, please? :)

Can we do this to my car before Summit, please? :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By tnsbruce
Just to close the loop on this one - I had the...

Just to close the loop on this one - I had the ball ends of the linkages replaced - all suspension noise is gone and the car seems to handle better. I will be interested to see how the difference is...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-22-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,772
Posted By tnsbruce
Wow - you have quite a project going. The hood...

Wow - you have quite a project going. The hood looks cool - did you happen to get the Varis front spoiler/splitter? Can't wait to see the finished project.

Go Steelers!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By tnsbruce
Actually, on closer inspection I don't think the...

Actually, on closer inspection I don't think the TMS links will work in the front. GC uses a custom infinitely adjustable link in the front. I will have RRT look into it.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-19-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By tnsbruce
I believe so. There is another maker of them as...

I believe so. There is another maker of them as well, but I believe the cost is 4x what the GC links are.

PS - The headers are sick - when you hit 4K rpm the car pulls very very hard...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By tnsbruce
Yes - they rattle and there is quite a bit of...

Yes - they rattle and there is quite a bit of tapping noise. 6 of 8 ends have significant play. I may just go ahead and get the upgraded links. I did have the front links cut and re-tapped because...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-18-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By tnsbruce
Thanks Palantirion. You probably track your car...

Thanks Palantirion. You probably track your car a little bit more than I do. I wonder if I just got a bad set? I will order replacements and if they don't hold up I will go to something a little...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 09-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,072
Posted By tnsbruce
Z4 - GC Swaybar linkages

For those with the Ground Control Swaybars - how have the ball ends on the linkages been holding up? I have had my set about a year and a half and 6 of 8 ball ends are worn out.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-06-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,651
Posted By tnsbruce
Congrats! Let me know if she has an older twin...

Congrats! Let me know if she has an older twin sister... :)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 08-01-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By tnsbruce
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: Modding can make...

:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

Modding can make your car better, make you feel better, and give the economy a boost - that's a win/win/win situation.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-31-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By tnsbruce
Pal - www.stoptech.com

Pal -

www.stoptech.com
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-20-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,108
Posted By tnsbruce
I will send you some CAD drawings and a block of...

I will send you some CAD drawings and a block of aluminum to mill a bottle opener for me.

What are you going to make with those? Can I stop by and see them in action?
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,008
Posted By tnsbruce
I love the black wheels on our cars! I will need...

I love the black wheels on our cars! I will need to get a set of these forgestars for the track - while I love my csl's it is almost impossible to get r-compound tires for a 19" wheel in the correct...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-16-2010, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By tnsbruce
I get this at the track when exiting corners - I...

I get this at the track when exiting corners - I can be very easy on the throttle and still DSC kicks in - somewhat annoying. I would be interested to see the code and decision process DSC uses to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 07-14-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By tnsbruce
Paul's great. Dealer stripped the threads in my...

Paul's great. Dealer stripped the threads in my Strong Strut - sent it to Paul he fixed it AND made me some custom shims to improve the fit of my strut bar. He is a stand up guy and a pleasure to...
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