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Old 01-18-2011, 10:17 AM
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Customization of 2011 Z4 (Pics)

Hello everyone. First time posting here on Bimmerfest! Glad to be apart of the community!
Background: My father just picked up this 2011 Z4 in Orion Silver. So the Z4 went straight to them from the dealership. After the customization was complete I performed a New Car Prep on the Z. That consisted of:

Wash
Clay
Meguiars 205 Polish on White Pad Via PC 7424XP
Topped with Chemical Guys Hardcore EX Carnuba Wax
Engine Detailed
Inside Wiped Down
Leather Seats Conditioned with Poorboys Natural Look
Wheels Dressed with Meguiars NXT Insane Shine

Modifications so far:

Wheels Painted Matte Black
Windows Tinted 15% All Around
Tail Lights and Reflectors Smoked
Rear Z4 Badge Removed, Chrome S Drive Badges Removed

Future Mods:

Lowering Springs
Exhaust

Thanks for looking! Comments and feedback welcomed!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:37 AM
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Very nice. Those windows look a lot darker than 15%. Maybe it's the size of the cabin. I can tell you that here in Southern Cali you'd get pulled over. I like the wheels. I have been contemplating doing this on 3 cars now but probably won't pull the trigger.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:35 PM
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Nice job you can wash and wax my car next

I'ts okay I'll wait for spring when my winter set comes off. What you think of my winter wheel set? More pictures in my garage.

BTW are your summer wheels 18 or 19 inch?
Tip, if not already done do check them carefully for cracks (inner outer rim).
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:40 PM
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Not to my taste but it looks like you had fun with it.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:51 AM
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Not to my taste but it looks like you had fun with it.
me either - Black wheels to me, have a dirty look - however - each to their own !
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:46 AM
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Very nice. Those windows look a lot darker than 15%. Maybe it's the size of the cabin. I can tell you that here in Southern Cali you'd get pulled over. I like the wheels. I have been contemplating doing this on 3 cars now but probably won't pull the trigger.
Thanks. Already warned my father about getting pulled over. LOL

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Nice job you can wash and wax my car next

I'ts okay I'll wait for spring when my winter set comes off. What you think of my winter wheel set? More pictures in my garage.

BTW are your summer wheels 18 or 19 inch?
Tip, if not already done do check them carefully for cracks (inner outer rim).
Could definitely detail your car for you! Actually, these wheels are 17". Thanks for the compliment!

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Not to my taste but it looks like you had fun with it.
Had a blast with it. My father wanted it to look different from other Z's, and so far i think we have accomplished that! Thanks for the reply!! I personally would have gone another route with the wheels, but cannot beat the looks for the price I paid!!

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me either - Black wheels to me, have a dirty look - however - each to their own !
I hate black wheels to. He wanted something that would not show brake dust as much as the alloys, so this is the route we chose! Thanks for the reply!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:41 AM
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Hello everyone. First time posting here on Bimmerfest! Glad to be apart of the community!
Background: My father just picked up this 2011 Z4 in Orion Silver. So the Z4 went straight to them from the dealership. After the customization was complete I performed a New Car Prep on the Z. That consisted of:

Wash
Clay
Meguiars 205 Polish on White Pad Via PC 7424XP
Topped with Chemical Guys Hardcore EX Carnuba Wax
Engine Detailed
Inside Wiped Down
Leather Seats Conditioned with Poorboys Natural Look
Wheels Dressed with Meguiars NXT Insane Shine

Modifications so far:

Wheels Painted Matte Black
Windows Tinted 15% All Around
Tail Lights and Reflectors Smoked
Rear Z4 Badge Removed, Chrome S Drive Badges Removed

Future Mods:

Lowering Springs
Exhaust

Thanks for looking! Comments and feedback welcomed!!
Looks cool! I like that "tough" look. The Orion Silver is a very classy color, but mixed with the black wheels takes a little of the edge off which is Ok once in a while.

I'm sorry if I overlooked it, but is you car a 30i?

Please post when you do the springs and exhaust.

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Old 01-20-2011, 06:43 AM
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Nice job you can wash and wax my car next

I'ts okay I'll wait for spring when my winter set comes off. What you think of my winter wheel set? More pictures in my garage.

BTW are your summer wheels 18 or 19 inch?
Tip, if not already done do check them carefully for cracks (inner outer rim).
I like your new wheels Rolf. What diameter did you get?
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:12 PM
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Looks cool! I like that "tough" look. The Orion Silver is a very classy color, but mixed with the black wheels takes a little of the edge off which is Ok once in a while.

I'm sorry if I overlooked it, but is you car a 30i?

Please post when you do the springs and exhaust.
Thanks for the compliment!! We wanted it to look more sinister! My dad and I have more plans for this in the future. Who knows, we may change the wheels out in the Summer and opt for some 19" wheels. I will definitely post pics when the springs and exhaust are added. This car is a 30i. Thanks again!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 07:36 PM
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You're welcome. The car is cool.

Thanks for confirming the the model. Went back and looked at the stock exhaust and should have picked up the model based on that but I overlooked it.

You and your dad have fun with it.

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