Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)

E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 roadster and coupe talk with our gurus here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-07-2003, 02:49 AM
Anders Anders is offline
Dare to be different
Location: Brussels, Belgium
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 90
Mein Auto: BMW X3 35D
Rear view mirror

From a safety point of view, the location (and size) of the M rearview mirror is not ideal as it is blocking quite a bit of forward and right corner view.

I am aware of the solution proposed by http://z3mirrors.com/ but as I want to keep the M mirror, this is not really a solution, as well as the fact that I have the remote entry receiver built inside the mirror stalk.

So, the question goes, would it not be possible to fabricate very small adapter, which has the same fitting to the windshield as the original but aligns very closely to the roofline?

I am thinking Ron Stygar or Randy Forbes would certainly have the abilities to machine a base to fit (but maybe not the time).

Alternatively, would any of the other M models' rearview mirrors fit?
__________________
Anders
'08 BMW X3 xDrive 35d (Titan silver / sand-beige leather)
ex '09 MB C220T CDI (black / black)
ex '95 BMW 320i Touring (black / black)
ex '02 BMW M5 (Carbon black / black)
ex '01 BMW 530D Touring
ex '98 MB C43 T AMG
ex '99 BMW M Coupé
ex '93 Alfa Romeo 164 24V
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 09-07-2003, 06:40 AM
Randy Forbes's Avatar
Randy Forbes Randy Forbes is offline
Investigative Tinkerer
Location: SW Florida
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 4,946
Mein Auto: ///Motorized Vehicles
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anders
I am thinking Ron Stygar or Randy Forbes would certainly have the abilities to machine a base to fit (but maybe not the time).
Well, you've planted the seed, we'll just have to see if it sprouts

My current project, producing more tools to remove the shift lever from above, takes precedent this week. I sold my last tool Friday and have to have them available to purchasers of my Ron Stygar Design Shortened Shift Lever.
__________________

Randy Forbes
1957 Austin-Healey 100/6 Wine Red
1961 McCulloch R1 go-kart Screaming Yellow
1995///M3 Coupe Dakar Yellow Eurosport Twinscrew S/C
1999///M Rdstr Cosmos Black Eurosport Twinscrew S/C
1999///M Coupe Estoril Blue Eurosport Twinscrew S/C
2001///M Rdstr Steel Gray
2011 X5 35i Sport Deep Sea Blue/Cinnamon
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-07-2003, 09:42 AM
Anders Anders is offline
Dare to be different
Location: Brussels, Belgium
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 90
Mein Auto: BMW X3 35D
Here is to hoping it will sprout!
__________________
Anders
'08 BMW X3 xDrive 35d (Titan silver / sand-beige leather)
ex '09 MB C220T CDI (black / black)
ex '95 BMW 320i Touring (black / black)
ex '02 BMW M5 (Carbon black / black)
ex '01 BMW 530D Touring
ex '98 MB C43 T AMG
ex '99 BMW M Coupé
ex '93 Alfa Romeo 164 24V
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-09-2003, 04:51 AM
Pinecone's Avatar
Pinecone Pinecone is offline
M Mad
Location: Maryland
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 10,482
Mein Auto: M Roadster/M3
I saw a couple of cars with a small mirror mounted to the left of the bump with the lights in it at HC. VERY out of the way.
__________________
Terry Carraway

'95 Alpine M3 LTW
'00 Dakar M Roadster
'02 Topaz M3
Red/White SRF #4 (Chassis 561)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-09-2003, 03:47 PM
bob lindquist's Avatar
bob lindquist bob lindquist is offline
A Clean Windshield
Location: Florida
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,191
Mein Auto: 2000 Imola M Coupe
ask Gary

I would ask Gery about this. I don't know if you did yet. He looks to have spent a lot of time on this subject.

I have his adapter and the small mirror. This is the best mod I've done! I hated the M mirror. He has relocation instructions for relocating the receiver. I would think its worth the effort. There is so much more visibility now.
__________________
2000 Imola Red M Coupe

Dinan suspension, M rotors /Axxis pads
Eurosport Cam Kit 1, touch lane change
Zaino polish, Beach Sand
Garys mirror adapter, S54 Oil Cooler
seat tilt coupling nuts, spare tire

"life's to short to drink cheap beer"


Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-10-2003, 11:48 AM
JimR JimR is offline
Confirmed Lap Dog!
Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi (thru 11/06)
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 165
Send a message via AIM to JimR
Mein Auto: 2000 M Roadster
Information, please

Bob,
Where can I get more information about this mod?
jim
__________________
2000 Oxford Green M Roadster
Dinan Supercharger (300 rwhp, 250 rwtq)
Dinan Stage II suspension
Frozen Rotors cryo-treated brakes (Eurosport M3 front, OEM rear)
Performance Friction track pads (front and rear)
HMS rollbar and harness bar
Schroth six point harnesses
Whalen Shift Machine
Randy Forbes rear-end fixup, Rogue Diff cover, Supersprint exhaust, Ireland rear subframe bushings, Powerflex adjustable rear control arm bushings and front control arm bushing
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-10-2003, 11:03 PM
Anders Anders is offline
Dare to be different
Location: Brussels, Belgium
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 90
Mein Auto: BMW X3 35D
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimR
Bob,
Where can I get more information about this mod?
jim
See the link in my first post or click here: http://www.z3mirrors.com/
__________________
Anders
'08 BMW X3 xDrive 35d (Titan silver / sand-beige leather)
ex '09 MB C220T CDI (black / black)
ex '95 BMW 320i Touring (black / black)
ex '02 BMW M5 (Carbon black / black)
ex '01 BMW 530D Touring
ex '98 MB C43 T AMG
ex '99 BMW M Coupé
ex '93 Alfa Romeo 164 24V
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms