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Old 04-29-2008, 07:58 AM
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Hope i'm not repeating questions here, but how much are the CF roofs?
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:51 AM
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Hope i'm not repeating questions here, but how much are the CF roofs?
About $1,600.00.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:56 AM
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Sorry for the late reply Screamer, I was on the road prior to Bimmerfest when you posted. BKH is correct, although an exact price won't be set until the roof is finalized. We're still awaiting the revision of the prototype.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:35 PM
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I noticed that you had the ProClip Angled mount for your ipod installed in your coupe. I have recently purchased one and was concerned about installing it on my 07 because when I line it up with my dash and the bottom seam that it is supposed to clip into, it looks like it will cause the left most part of the mount itself to overlap the outer rim (bezel) of the climate control knob. Is this the case when you installed yours? I have only seen good clear pics of it installed on an 05, which was pre face lift, and that is the same one that is used for illustration purposes (pre 06) on the pro clip website. Could you please post a clear photo of your mount from the front so I can see what is looks like installed. Was yours part # 853655? And does it overlap the climate control bezel? any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, in advance.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:35 AM
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I noticed that you had the ProClip Angled mount for your ipod installed in your coupe. I have recently purchased one and was concerned about installing it on my 07 because when I line it up with my dash and the bottom seam that it is supposed to clip into, it looks like it will cause the left most part of the mount itself to overlap the outer rim (bezel) of the climate control knob. Is this the case when you installed yours? I have only seen good clear pics of it installed on an 05, which was pre face lift, and that is the same one that is used for illustration purposes (pre 06) on the pro clip website. Could you please post a clear photo of your mount from the front so I can see what is looks like installed. Was yours part # 853655? And does it overlap the climate control bezel? any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, in advance.
-My MC is an '07. If you space it juuuust right it will not obscure the control knob and still lock into the recess under the dash trim. Try installing it without removing the adhesive shield first, get it where you want and then you can slightly pop the bottom of the mount out and pick the shield off the adhesive.
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Old 05-05-2008, 04:06 AM
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by obscuring the dial, do you mean the actual text part, or the bezel surrounding the actual dial itself? On the pre 06 models, looks like it clears the bezel leaving almost an entire inch of space, but looks much tighter on newer models. I was trying to tell from your pic at the start of this thread how the spacing was, but from the angle of the shot it was hard to tell. Do you have any pics that you could post showing the left side of the mount and how much distance could be achieved between it and the climate control bevel if mounted right? It would help me a great deal in determining if I want to mount this or return it. Thanks again.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:37 AM
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by obscuring the dial, do you mean the actual text part, or the bezel surrounding the actual dial itself? On the pre 06 models, looks like it clears the bezel leaving almost an entire inch of space, but looks much tighter on newer models. I was trying to tell from your pic at the start of this thread how the spacing was, but from the angle of the shot it was hard to tell. Do you have any pics that you could post showing the left side of the mount and how much distance could be achieved between it and the climate control bevel if mounted right? It would help me a great deal in determining if I want to mount this or return it. Thanks again.
-You can see here that the edge of the mount just touches the outside edge of the bezel and clears the knob by the thickness of the bezel. The angle of the mount doesn't interfere with the knob.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:09 PM
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With such a significant amount of high-performance driving, have you noticed any accelerated wear of the car, other than tires and brakes? In your experience, what are the most stressful effects of track days on your car?

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Old 05-06-2008, 03:34 PM
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With such a significant amount of high-performance driving, have you noticed any accelerated wear of the car, other than tires and brakes? In your experience, what are the most stressful effects of track days on your car?

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-Not really. My front end paint and windshield are more pitted than if I had not tracked the car, but it's the same degree of pitting you'd get from regular highway driving with twice the mileage. I'm sure my bushings are experiencing more stress than during normal driving, but I've had to replace nothing in about 20 track days (about 2000 track miles). Just brakes and tires.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:38 PM
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Bimmerfest 2008

Here are my pics from Bimmerfest. I had a great time, but as usual wished it lasted longer so I could meet more enthusiasts. There is never enough time. See you all again next year

My wife and I leaving my mom's in Santa Ynez a little before 6am:


Driving over up the pass, after coming out of the morning fog:


We parked at 6:30 and started setting up:


Another shot of my wife's 540iT after the event filled up:


This was our son's first Bimmerfest, and his second BMW meet - he attended M-Fest in March at two weeks old:


He had a good time, and but got a little groggy from all the excitement:


Shots of the overall scene:


























The very first M5 Touring, very cool:




Some different Zs:




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Old 05-07-2008, 05:41 PM
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My MC was at MRTM's booth, as I am running their pedals:






I also had on display a 1:18 scale Art Car that I made, based on the Z4 MC. I feel BMW needs to step up and seriously commission a new series of Art Cars in the vein of the original ones. My model showcases the Interlagos Blue of the original production Z4 MC on one side and the traditional M colors on the other:




Here is HPF's display:


Here is Drew from Speed Ventures signing people up for track events:


For those of you who watch the Rolex Sports Car Series, here is Rum Bum's Dinan S62-powered Daytona Prototype race car:


Here is James' 540iT, recently christened "Darth Touring", at the Stealth Auto booth. His list of mods is ridiculously long, and includes everything from cosmetic to audio to a Dinan S3 supercharger and suspension installed by BMS. The time trial rings are temporary:








The other M-Festers set up at the LA Zaino booth, right next to the MRTM and DubsDirect booth. Showcased are Laidback's Dinanized M5 and Sobi's VF-blown 540:










The boys:


I asked Doug to pose by his BMW motorcycle. This is what I got:


I got Dion to pose with him, but it didn't help as much as I had hoped:


One last shot of the booths:
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:41 PM
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My friend Gabe's Z4 MC at the Motul booth:


Roman's recently supercharged Z4 MC at ESS's booth:




Roman's Z4 MC in Roman's sunglasses:


This is what happens when you light up a blower at Bimmerfest:


Scott's IP race car was at the Nitto "booth". For those of you who question why Nitto was at Bimmerfest since few BMWs run Nittos, it is because they want the BMW community to understand that there is another legitimate performance tire alternative to RA-1s, PS2s and PSSs. I've run RA-1s on my Z4MC and now have recently switched to NT-01s and am loving them. Scott's been running them for years and his results speak for themselves:




Bullet Performance was there with Mickey's super fast DM E30 and Travis's "clone car":


After the show Gabe, Roman and I took a few shots of our three Z4 MCs:








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Old 05-07-2008, 06:39 PM
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Great pics Earl

The glasses one turned out cool
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:26 PM
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I also had on display a 1:18 scale Art Car that I made, based on the Z4 MC. I feel BMW needs to step up and seriously commission a new series of Art Cars in the vein of the original ones. My model showcases the Interlagos Blue of the original production Z4 MC on one side and the traditional M colors on the other:



Looks good.
Where did you purchase the display case?

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:31 PM
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Man, your Art Car is awesome, better than the factory could have done.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:57 PM
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Good job Earl (with Alistair, in mean). Great pics too!
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Old 05-07-2008, 09:03 PM
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Great pics Earl

The glasses one turned out cool
-I think it's because you have a good complexion. Glad it wasn't my face under the lens!

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Looks good.
Where did you purchase the display case?
-I cannibalized the case from the Z1 in my collection and applied my own label. If you know a way (or part #) to buy replacement Art Car cases, I'd like to know!

p.s. Thanks Bart, but technically the "factory" didn't make any art cars. They just commissioned artists to do them. Of course, if BMW wants me to make a real one that would be no problem - just would take a couple weeks and a lot of paint. Interestingly, one of the few guys who did check out my Art Car at Bimmerfest turned out to be a young designer from BMW's LA design studio. He took some pics too. So if for some reason a Z4 Art Car turns up in the future, remember where you saw it first
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:55 PM
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Sorry for the late reply Screamer, I was on the road prior to Bimmerfest when you posted. BKH is correct, although an exact price won't be set until the roof is finalized. We're still awaiting the revision of the prototype.
Thanks Palantirion - sorry for the delayed thanks
Been reading just about every thread/scrap of info I can to get an idea of what's doable and didn't realise i'd even posted here, so forgot to check back for an answer!

Congrats on the car so far - looks great. Only mod on mine so far is an Intravee II iPod adapter... Hopefully won't be long before I've swapped out my wheels/tyres and added a strut brace (oh and maybe the aero skirts). After that, I like the idea of new suspension (not sure on whether that'll be some H&R springs like sixspeed, or a full replacement), new brakes (or just fluid/lines/pads), the intake options (RPI one looks interesting) and exhausts (yours from posts a while back looks brilliant).

Keep up the good work!
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:07 PM
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Actually, while i'm here, can anyone help me with the part no's for the pressure sensors that sit inside the tyres on Z4MC's? As I said, i'm thinking of selling my existing wheels/tyres, but that presumably will mean waving bye-bye to my sensors too... Any info on how I would go about replacing them would be much appreciated.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:10 PM
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Looks good.
Where did you purchase the display case?
Some options:
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/amt/amt7497do.htm

http://www.motormint.com/index.asp?P...PROD&ProdID=82

Neither look as nice as the one Earl is using, but they are relatively inexpensive.
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Actually, while i'm here, can anyone help me with the part no's for the pressure sensors that sit inside the tyres on Z4MC's? As I said, i'm thinking of selling my existing wheels/tyres, but that presumably will mean waving bye-bye to my sensors too... Any info on how I would go about replacing them would be much appreciated.
36146759741 valve

36236781847 sensor
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That's more like it. Ones that I found were $75 plus.
First link one was NLA but this one is available. $25.98 delivered.
Thanks

http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/tes/tes119.htm

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Nice pictures, thanks for posting.

Being here in the midwest, I had no idea Bimmerfest attracted so many attendants.

Having recently "customized" a Burago 1/18:1 to match my own car, I can appreciate the work required to create your own Art Car, I hope you get some recognition for it.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:26 AM
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Man, your Art Car is awesome, better than the factory could have done.
Yeah, that is one kick-arse paint scheme. I would go as far as saying that it is better than any of the official Art Cars.
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