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Old 10-15-2005, 04:46 PM
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Great deal. But WTF are 6 spd Xenons?

But a lot of money for track mode DSC.
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Old 10-16-2005, 12:03 AM
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What! You haven't heard of them... you better do your research. Go to 6spxenons.com.
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:18 PM
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I have an 05 comp pack and let me tell you just the compliments that I get from the wheels themselves was well worth the 4000 and when you talking about a 50k plus car who cares about 4k, I do personally like track mode and I think it is personal pref. Crossed drilled rotors are for wet weather anyway. The only thing that I don't like is I lost all steering wheel controls. Let me also ask dinan is it worth it.
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:33 PM
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I have an 05 comp pack and let me tell you just the compliments that I get from the wheels themselves was well worth the 4000 and when you talking about a 50k plus car who cares about 4k, I do personally like track mode and I think it is personal pref. Crossed drilled rotors are for wet weather anyway. The only thing that I don't like is I lost all steering wheel controls. Let me also ask dinan is it worth it.
If you're only interested in the wheels, RAC Monolites are wider (9"/10"), stronger (8,000 lb forged by Champion) and lighter (22 lb +/-) with a similar look at less cost.



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Old 10-18-2005, 08:29 PM
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If you're only interested in the wheels, RAC Monolites are wider (9"/10"), stronger (8,000 lb forged by Champion) and lighter (22 lb +/-) with a similar look at less cost.
The stock ZCP wheels are BBS, you're saying these are better?
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Old 10-18-2005, 08:39 PM
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What good are cross drilled brakes? The "track mode" is worthless, and all 05+ have the same suspension. The wheels are readily available for ~$1500. But oh, Motortrend says so...well that changes things
Just like those 19's are worth the extra $1800 huh bren!!

WHY is it always the people with the pre 05 M3's that dis the comp pkg. Hmmm

Let people be. If they want to buy it, so be it. It's the whole ZHP thing all over again.

I really don't think my comp pkg is any better then anyone else's M, I just wanted what it came with. Cool as **** wheels, nice brakes an awesome color I would have proobably chose even if there wasnt the comp pkg and the better steering rack.

I am happy as **** I got it period. NO regrets. It's my money after all, why should I.

Lighten up people.

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Old 10-19-2005, 06:22 AM
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Crossed drilled rotors are for wet weather anyway.
I have never heard this before.
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Old 10-19-2005, 06:22 AM
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Old 10-19-2005, 08:21 AM
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The stock ZCP wheels are BBS, you're saying these are better?
Yes, they're better.
1. 8,000 lb forged by Champion Motorsports. There are only a few facilities in the world with this equipment. You won't find a stronger wheel.
2. RG4s will clear a BBK.
3. The offsets provide a much nicer stance and appearance. ZCPs set too far inside the wheel well.
4. The wider front track improves handling and you can run 255 - 265s in front.
5. Side by side the difference in quality is evident.
6. They were designed by two M3 enthusiasts within the internet community and are priced about a $1,000 less than they're worth.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:50 AM
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If you like the wheels, buy them. If you like the brake disks, buy them also. And the money you save will buy some nice tires and other goodies. Especially after you sell the stock wheels and tires.

The ZCP has some nice stuff, but IMO, it is over priced. But if all you are after is the looks, go for it. Some of us are more into function and 19" wheels have a harsher ride, are harder to find, are more expensive, and less available in track sizes. The cross drilled brake rotrs crack under heavy use. We don't run DSC at ALL on the track. The steering rack would be nice. And yes, the color is nice.

BTW cross drilled rotors came about to get rid of gases evolved under very heavy braking on teh track. Teh holes allowed the gases to escape rather than holdign the pad slightly above the surface. They promoe cracking. That's why serious race cars run slotted rotors if they need them, or plain rotors as new pad materisl don't have the gassing problems older pads did.

But people like the LOOK, thinking it looks liek arace car, but it no longer does.
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