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Old 08-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #701
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I love Z4s! i bet there a hell of a lot of fun
Lighter and more nimble than an E46 along with an awesome driving/seating position does indeed produce positive results!

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #702
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Anyone here going to Bimmerfest East? I might be going with a friend, leaving tonight.

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:08 PM   #703
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Anyone here going to Bimmerfest East? I might be going with a friend, leaving tonight.

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I would but I'm not replacing my broken rear spring till next weekend and don't wanna drive across the country with a broken spring

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Old 08-24-2012, 01:43 PM   #704
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I would but I'm not replacing my broken rear spring till next weekend and don't wanna drive across the country with a broken spring

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Damn. It could have been an awesome two car caravan from WI.


Edit: That failed miserably. Both other people who were going to go with bailed at the last minute and I was counting on being able to switch drivers halfway through for sleep purposes.
Next year!


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Old 08-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #705
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I'm heading to the NASA Midwest event at road America on October 6th and 7th. There is a few guys from Illinois joining in and we plan to meet sometime early Saturday morning and head up there for driving Saturday and Sunday. If you are
not familiar with NASA check out their site. If you have never driven on the track you will have an instructor with you until you reach a level where you can drive by yourself.

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Old 08-30-2012, 10:50 PM   #706
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #707
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:08 PM   #708
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Any kettle moraine rides coming up? Id love to get a ride in this season, and not let it defeat me this time lol

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:12 PM   #709
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So all of my wisconsin fanatics, any of you around the milwaukee area. I'm having a rough idle problem from 800rpm to 1800rpm my car will shake and it sounds like its missing. I dont have the money atm to take it in to have it looked at, and usually I do all the work on my car anyways but would any of you happen to have a peak reader? I have a 2000 328ci (has the under the wheel OBDII port)? - Im going to try and spray MAF cleaner on my MAF today and see if that helps, I changed my plugs about two months ago (car ran fine until just now where I was in traffic and it start to idle very rough and my car was shaking. It has gotten alot worse since then and it sounds like its missing in the exhaust. Any suggestions or anyone able to check the bmw codes for me?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #710
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So all of my wisconsin fanatics, any of you around the milwaukee area. I'm having a rough idle problem from 800rpm to 1800rpm my car will shake and it sounds like its missing. I dont have the money atm to take it in to have it looked at, and usually I do all the work on my car anyways but would any of you happen to have a peak reader? I have a 2000 328ci (has the under the wheel OBDII port)? - Im going to try and spray MAF cleaner on my MAF today and see if that helps, I changed my plugs about two months ago (car ran fine until just now where I was in traffic and it start to idle very rough and my car was shaking. It has gotten alot worse since then and it sounds like its missing in the exhaust. Any suggestions or anyone able to check the bmw codes for me?
I am in Pewaukee and I have a bavuto.com BMW fault code reader. It will give you any fault codes that are appearing. If you want to come out my way I will be available Sunday. I will be doing some maintenance items on my M Sunday.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:21 PM   #711
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Any kettle moraine rides coming up? Id love to get a ride in this season, and not let it defeat me this time lol

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Old 09-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #712
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After my motorcycle accident Friday I'm in kinda rough shape and now unsure if I'll be up for such a ride so soon

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Old 09-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #713
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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone is planning any cruises soon? If so, just message me or something, I would love to join If I'm not busy.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #714
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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone is planning any cruises soon? If so, just message me or something, I would love to join If I'm not busy.
Depending how fast i heal, possibly in 2 weeks I'll have one completely figured out

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Awesome. I'm a full time student and have a full time job so it's kinda hard to find free time. but just let me know.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:53 PM   #716
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I am in Pewaukee and I have a bavuto.com BMW fault code reader. It will give you any fault codes that are appearing. If you want to come out my way I will be available Sunday. I will be doing some maintenance items on my M Sunday.
I don't suppose you have the tool to clear AirBag codes do you?
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #717
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I don't suppose you have the tool to clear AirBag codes do you?
I wish! I need that tool right now also....
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:24 PM   #718
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Argh. Raccoon vs bumper again. Z4 this time. Raccoon won.
Anyone know of cheap (but still quality) places to get a new bumper cover painted? The last one for my E46 cost me like $450 all said and done at Zimbrick in Madison and I'd rather not pay that again.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #719
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If you don't mind the drive out to Palatine, IL, I've heard A&L auto body does great work. They painted Turner Motorsports race car.
I asked about getting hood painted for my E46, they told me about ~$300 which is lower than other estimates I got around Milwaukee.

Check them out!

Plus the owner of the shop is a BMW enthusiast.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #720
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Argh. Raccoon vs bumper again. Z4 this time. Raccoon won.
Anyone know of cheap (but still quality) places to get a new bumper cover painted? The last one for my E46 cost me like $450 all said and done at Zimbrick in Madison and I'd rather not pay that again.
Interested in bringing the z4
To road America for some HPDE?
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