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Old 01-04-2011, 11:19 PM
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Z4MC - Proper Hello and Mod List

Hello Everyone! I've been lurking the forums for a while now and never got around to posting a proper hello with a picture of my car... Mostly because I've been procrastinating, but also because I didn't have a camera (other than cell phone) to take a decent picture of my car.

I bought my Z4 M Coupe new in 2007 from a dealer in SLO, CA. It's Sapphire Black Metallic with Black Leather and Aluminum trim. The car has every option except Extended Leather, and includes factory Sirius radio (with the antenna mounted on the dash, i.e. not outside the car).

Here's a picture I took of my M Coupe the other day:



Since I haven't contributed much to this forum yet, here's a list of all my current modifications (including part numbers and links to websites where I purchased some stuff). Hopefully this will be helpful to some of you guys who might want to do similar mods.

CDV Delete
- http://www.zeckhausen.com/CDV.htm

1.5" Stubby Aluminum Antenna (didn't like)
3.0" Rubber Antenna (looked the best)
- Mangowalk ebay Store: http://stores.ebay.com/Mangowalk-Inc/car.html

4" BMW Sport Short Rod Antenna
- Part #: 65-20-2-179-726

BMW Navigation Software CD V32 Index "y"
- Part #: 01-59-0-141-891

BMW First Aid Storage Boxes under both seats
- Box part #: 52-10-7-044-958
- Bracket part #: 52-10-7-045-018

BMW Cup Holder Delete
- Cover left part #: 64-22-6-963-779
- Cover right part #: 64-22-6-918-464

Ultimate Cup Holders (two)
- http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/index.html

Cigarette Lighter Flashlight
- VW Touareg Torch part #: 7L6-947-175-A (black trim)
- VM Phaeton Torch part #: 3D0-947-175-A (gray trim)
- Audio Torch part #: 4F0-947-175 (doesn't fit, too tall)

Key/Car Memory (set by Dealer)
- One button unlock all doors and trunk
- Hold unlock button to roll down windows
- Triple blink turn signals
- Auto lock doors when driving

All Weather Rubber Floor Mats
- Black part #: 82-55-0-151-191
Carpeted M Embroidered Floor Mats with Heel Pad
- Black part #: 82-11-0-414-670
Rubber Trunk Mat
- Part #: 82-11-0-420-508
Carpeted M Trunk Mat (did not buy)
- Part #: 82-11-0-417-601

RPI Skid plates under front spoiler
- http://shoprpi.com/product_info.php?products_id=46
RPi Ram Air Induction
- http://shoprpi.com/product_info.php?products_id=47

BMW Car Cover
- Part #: 82-11-0-151-198
- Cable Lock Part #: 82-11-1-467-081

BMW UV Sunshade
- Part #: 82-11-0-417-516

BMW Factory Engine Strut Brace
- Part #: 51-71-0-305-114

BMW Factory Aero Side Skirts Trim
- Left Part #: 51-71-0-150-781
- Right Part #: 51-71-0-150-780

ABS Valve Stem Caps M Logo
- Part #: 36-11-0-421-543

BMW M Cross Spoke (Style 163M) - ZCP Wheels
- 19x8.0 front offset ET 47 - Part #: 36-11-2-282-895
- 19x9.5 rear offset ET 27 - Part #: 36-11-2-282-999
- Center hub cap - Part #: 36-13-6-768-640

Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
- 245/35R-19 - Diameter 25.8" (vs. Stock 26.0")
- 285/30R-19 - Diameter 25.7" (vs. Stock 26.0")

Velocity Motorcars 12mm Spacers (used on front wheels)
- http://www.velocitymotorcars.com/bmw-wheel-spacers.html
RAD 36mm Locking Wheel Bolts
- http://www.velocitymotorcars.com/rad...ck-silver.html

Beltronics GX65 Radar Detector
- https://www.beltronics.com/store/gx-65.html
Beltronics Direct Wire Cord
- https://www.beltronics.com/store/direct-wire-cord.html
Add-A-Circuit (tap into fuse box at fuse #2)

Intravee II iPod Interface
- http://www.intravention.co.uk/
- http://www.bimmernav.com/
Alpine KCA-420i iPod Interface
- http://www.crutchfield.com/
Interface cable that goes from the 12-pin slave port of the factory Sirius unit to both a 3-pin and a 6-pin cable for the Intravee
- http://www.bimmernav.com/
- http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...roducts_id=235
Ridax iPod charge adapter
- http://home.swipnet.se/ridax/connector.htm?connipod.htm
- http://www.scosche.com/passport
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:48 AM
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Nice, another Intravee user

I'd also recommend the Spec.Doc ashtray replacement iPod dock. Especially if you have an iPhone.
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:44 AM
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Nice, another Intravee user

I'd also recommend the Spec.Doc ashtray replacement iPod dock. Especially if you have an iPhone.
It's funny more people don't use it, the Intravee rocks! And the 6.0 firmware release makes the Intravee work 10x better than when I first got it.

Thanks for the tip on the Spec.Doc, I may have to add that too.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:19 PM
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Welcome. Since you are an SF Bay Area local I invite you to join a BayAreaZ drive in 2011.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:44 PM
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Good list of mods, but you forgot reflector stickers from dansdecals.com
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:24 AM
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+1 on a Spec.Dock with an Intravee setup. I was inspired by Wildag and followed suit. I couldn't be happier with the results.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:07 PM
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Good list of mods, but you forgot reflector stickers from dansdecals.com
I'm not sure if I'm sold on the reflector stickers, I'd have to see them in person. I'm thinking about just getting the holes filled at a body shop sometime next year, or just upgrading to a Euro bumper.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:09 PM
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Welcome. Since you are an SF Bay Area local I invite you to join a BayAreaZ drive in 2011.
Thanks! I'll look into it and see if I can make any of the events.
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Old 01-06-2011, 03:06 PM
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I'm not sure if I'm sold on the reflector stickers, I'd have to see them in person. I'm thinking about just getting the holes filled at a body shop sometime next year, or just upgrading to a Euro bumper.
-Filling would be the best way to go, but for $5 shipped the stickers have very low risk. Mine have been on for two years now (lots of track days and vigorous scrubbing) and haven't peeled or discolored. Also, if you care, the rears still shine through the stickers at night when your lights are on.
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