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Old 02-05-2003, 09:56 AM
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Z3 Gills

Ordered Z3 gills for my car on 1/13/03. Specified Imola Red II, 405. ETK says to specify color code and that's what you will get. I thought it would be a long shot since 405 is not, nor was it ever, a Z3 color. Except in the case of one Individual car I know of in SC. BMW sent parts guy gills pre-painted jet black. He sent them back and specified, Imola Red. BMW once again sent jet black ones. No, Imola Red. Third time, BMW sent - yep, you guessed it, jet black. Screw them, just send primer coated.

They are inbound now via UPS 3-day and I will paint in Stinkboro, WA. Hopefully the painters here will not bake them to a crisp like they like to do on the east coast.

If anyone is interested in trying Z3 gills on an M, go for it. They are not very expensive. $46.75 retail. Much cheaper than the M equivalents, and usually you can get them pre-painted. It's worth doing just to see what they look like in my opinion. If you are a curious person and like to learn about cars that is. If you are the kind of person who likes to sit around and biitch about Z4s and Satchel and the end of the world, you probably don't care.
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:27 AM
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I'm pretty sure Robert of MZ3.net fame has Z3 gills on his M roadster. If you're interested, you might find some pics on his site.
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:41 AM
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This is the pic that sold me.



My car looks like ass compared to this one.
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Old 02-05-2003, 11:19 AM
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Cyndy special oredered her Z Imola.

The leap of logic from red to black is intriguing.

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Old 02-05-2003, 07:44 PM
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Is it ok if us Z3 drivers get all pissy about you putting 'our' gills on your M like M drivers do when Z3'ers put M-gills on their car?

j/k -- I don't care one way or another ... I prefer the continuity in the body lines that the Z3 gills provide over the M gills. If I had an M, I'd probably do the same thing.
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Old 02-05-2003, 08:30 PM
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JonM i know factory painted ones would be better but just wondering is Imola one of those colors thats really hard to match
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Old 02-05-2003, 08:38 PM
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The metal and plastic parts on my car match pretty well.

The metal and plastic parts on Andy's car match less than perfect.
In fact, that's the case on all of the Dakars I've ever seen.
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Imola Z3 Gills

I did this. I think the Z3 Gills look great on the M Coupe. Can't beat the price either!
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Hmmm, I wonder how the black ones would look on the car.
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Hmmm, I wonder how the black ones would look on the car.
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Old 02-06-2003, 08:43 AM
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Is it ok if us Z3 drivers get all pissy about you putting 'our' gills on your M like M drivers do when Z3'ers put M-gills on their car?
If VidPissy was here I am sure he would have comments to make. And he would use the CAPS LOCK several times in said comments.
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I'm thinking about doing this too. Z3 gills look much better. Ron S. has them on his white Coupe too.
Much of a PITA to change??? Looks like a lot of broken plastic fasteners.
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Much of a PITA to change??? Looks like a lot of broken plastic fasteners.
No, they are plastic clips that you can 'pinch' and remove quite easily without ruining them - and they are reuseable. There is one screw at the lower rear of the gill that needs to be removed and that is it - real easy.
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I would prefer a blank panel myself

I just can't get behind faux vents. Now, if we could get them to vent the front brakes.....

The M vent panels have always been my least favorite part of the styling -- and I drive the shoe.
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I'm thinking about doing this too. Z3 gills look much better. Ron S. has them on his white Coupe too.
Much of a PITA to change??? Looks like a lot of broken plastic fasteners.
The clips retail for $3.00 each. Ten total.



I found this out after cutting off the ones on my '00. I managed to remove the ones on my '01 using long nose pliers.
Designed a tool to do this which made it much easier.



Richard Mix refined the design making it easier yet.
It is a shaft with no handle. I added a handle to mine using layers of shrink tubing just like a I did with my sunroof pin removal tool.



I sell the tools that Richard makes for $20.00 priority mail shipping with tracking included.

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As an owner of a white car, I'd rather not have any air from the brakes or engine venting down the side of the body
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Vents vs gills

I liked the AC Schnitzer vents on their V8 roadster. It was three round chrome holes.
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