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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) Yesterday, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By chickdr
That stinks. Too bad you didn't know about this...

That stinks. Too bad you didn't know about this before the trade as that will certainly up your costs....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-12-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By chickdr
Look at your first photo. In the center of the...

Look at your first photo. In the center of the clear part the connector slips into is a small hole with a tab. That is what you need to press to release the black part.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By chickdr
DON'T do that. Get one of the gadgets to attach...

DON'T do that. Get one of the gadgets to attach it to the tow hook so you don't ruin the bumper cover. Something like this:

http://www.cravenspeed.com/the-platypus-license-plate-mount/
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By chickdr
There are TONS of threads about this. Check the...

There are TONS of threads about this. Check the FAQ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By chickdr
The funny thing is I see plenty of coupes around...

The funny thing is I see plenty of coupes around Atlanta - M and si.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-04-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By chickdr
I would say buy the cheapest one you can since...

I would say buy the cheapest one you can since you only plan to have it for 3-6mths. I would also recommend the M(even a high mile one) if you want the most raw experience.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 04-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By chickdr
NOOOOOOOO!!! Don't mess up the bumper. Go with...

NOOOOOOOO!!! Don't mess up the bumper. Go with something like this: http://www.rhoplate.com/Products-BMW-Z4.html There are several different versions, none destroy the bumper. Use the tow hook...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-31-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By chickdr
What "remote functions" are you referring to? ...

What "remote functions" are you referring to? The key on my roadster will unlock/lock the doors, open the trunk and if done in the correct sequence put the top down. When you say it unlocks the...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-30-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By chickdr
This question was just answered recently(short...

This question was just answered recently(short answer is yes and with the USA*spec the previous poster alluded to): http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8225267&highlight=#post8225267
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-29-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By chickdr
Should not be an issue- if he did a good job...

Should not be an issue- if he did a good job others would certainly like to know.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-29-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By chickdr
I would try a good cleaning, or talk to a local...

I would try a good cleaning, or talk to a local detailer and see what they suggest.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-29-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By chickdr
My guess is that is the outer layer of the...

My guess is that is the outer layer of the leather dying process. It could be caused from sunscreen on the previous owners hands, sun damage, or some other product. Your car is a 2005 and after...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-27-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By chickdr
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-23-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By chickdr
Maybe it's the extra 40hp you are feeling? Have...

Maybe it's the extra 40hp you are feeling? Have fun!
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By chickdr
I say keep the Z4M as it may the last one BMW...

I say keep the Z4M as it may the last one BMW ever makes.

What were the symptoms of the motor mount issue? Mine is having intermittent excess vibration at start up after long periods of downtime....
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-21-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By chickdr
I am glad you were persistent and found a very...

I am glad you were persistent and found a very cheap solution. Can you post the name/model number of the adapter so others will know what they need to get?
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-18-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By chickdr
If you are in Atlanta I will recommend Buckhead...

If you are in Atlanta I will recommend Buckhead Motorworks in Sandy Springs. BMW only shop. I have been very happy with them.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-17-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,599
Posted By chickdr
I think you are talking about the White M Coupe...

I think you are talking about the White M Coupe with the very bright halos(photo below)? That car has Tekcarbon replacements. A lot different from what the OP did(which was just bulbs and...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 537
Posted By chickdr
Nice looking car. Not sure you could...

Nice looking car. Not sure you could realistically be getting 309 whp with that setup. Stock is around 280whp. Exhaust does essentially nothing and tuning isn't going to get more than 7-10hp. ...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By chickdr
I do not. I have the OEM iPOD integration and it...

I do not. I have the OEM iPOD integration and it is ok but has a hiss in my car. Many here do not like the DICE type units but this is the newest version.
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By chickdr
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Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-13-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By chickdr
There are TONS of threads about this. You do not...

There are TONS of threads about this. You do not have to buy from the dealer and there is no programing needed for the Z4(only the auto up windows need to be reset.)
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-10-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By chickdr
07 was the first year to add aux-in. None stream...

07 was the first year to add aux-in. None stream BT(too new of tech for the E85/86). You can easily add an aux-in or you can get the new Soundplicity system from Bavsound which gives you BT...
Forum: E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008) 03-07-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By chickdr
Yes- I have a few LED's inside the car with out...

Yes- I have a few LED's inside the car with out canbus error free tech and they work fine. Anything on the outside will be an issue(except the side turn signals in the hamburgers). The $1 apiece...
Forum: Site Sponsors & Bimmerfest Group Buys 03-04-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By chickdr
In three years it looks like that? Not cool. ...

In three years it looks like that? Not cool. Hope they take care of you.
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