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Old 04-18-2014, 09:07 AM   #401
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Jon, I think with TS3....I will pass a stock ///M. Will make for an awesome ZHP!


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Old 04-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #403
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I'm at Banchwerks in Providence, RI this morning. Today my ZHP is getting fitted with new Powerflex RTABs for M3's Looking forward to seeing how bad the old ones are...
Had my rear subframes checked and everything looks perfect





Here's a pic of one of the old RTABs before it was removed from the rear trailing arm...





The first RTAB was taken out and you could see the amount of corrosion to the aluminum surround on the OE RTAB bushing. It was pretty bad...









I knew they were bad but didn't realize they were this bad! Mileage is 156,600 at time of replacement. I like how the powerflex busings look when installed







My ZHP is one very lucky car The ///M will be next
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Old 04-26-2014, 01:02 PM   #404
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Got new Euro side mirrors to replace my old set for my OEM M3 side mirrors. These mirrors are awesome!

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I'll be swapping out my 6th Gen ULF module for something much more current but in a TCU format soon. I will end up losing voice command for my navigation but that's okay since I rarely use this feature...

I placed both modules side by side so you can see the physical differences between the ULF and TCU modules...



The ULF module is on the left and the TCU module is on the right.

Adding this will allow my iPhone 5s to pair allowing me "hands free" in the ZHP Can't thank Derek enough for this!!!
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:13 AM   #406
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Are you sure? I know Stuart (with his prototype tune) is the only car that had a tune, but since he never sent his car to AZ for ESS to get his car tested and the files. That was pretty much it.

Even on the site, it says expected in 09 like it never came out lol
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Are you sure? I know Stuart (with his prototype tune) is the only car that had a tune, but since he never sent his car to AZ for ESS to get his car tested and the files. That was pretty much it.

Even on the site, it says expected in 09 like it never came out lol
Hieu, I will look into this when I'm ready to pull the trigger....right now I have other priorities and need to shift my attention back to the ///M
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:36 PM   #409
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Today I finally got a good coat of Pinnacle Soverign wax put on...


To get these results...






And even got my engine bay cleaned out...








Got a little sun but all in all it was a great day

My friend BP hung out all day and helped me replace a few sun shade clips on both of my cars...


He even got a good much needed detail done on his ZHP Those BBS CH wheels look so good on his car

Tomorrow I will finish waxing my car, clean/seal the windows, vacuum my interior as well as polish my tail pipes, and clean my wheels.
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I will finally be completing one project that I started about 3 1/2 years ago on my ZHP. We all know the issues associated with ZKW headlights. Unfortunately BMW will not address this issue unless you're willing to purchase a new set of ZKW headlights (not an option) or a new set of AL headlights.

Initially, I chose to rebuild my ZKW headlights and ended up with what I call vers 1.0 ZKW/Al headlights. Over time I have improved how to rebuild these headlights and rebuilt a few of my friend's ZKW headlights.

Looking back, my headlights were not built with the "quality" I put into rebuilding my friend Channing's headlights so I was left with a strong desire to revisit improving my headlights.

That realization became a reality for me when Tony (TWong1200 at ZHP Mafia) provided me the opportunity to buy his headlights. Today his AL headlights along with a fresh set of ZKW lenses arrived at my place and I now have another project that, this time, will complete on a very permanent basis


Tony's package after I took delivery of it...


My AL headlight assemblies resting on my counter (w/ original silver headlight trim)


My spare ZKW headlight trim inserted into my AL headlights (silver doesn't look as good as black on Imola Red)

and my spare ZKW lenses


I will have to swap my angel eyes from my old headlight assemblies into these AL headlight assemblies (but that's the easy part) then the swap will begin. Looking forward to putting this issue finally to rest over the upcoming weekend.....

Thanks again Tony!
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But I totally do not get the smoked lights, especially on a facelift sedan…and especially on IR. I know looks are subjective, but to me it just screams cheap chinese aftermarket. Why aren't you running OEM R/C/R's, or at least the original OEM ambers? Anything would look better than smoked lights.

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But I totally do not get the smoked lights, especially on a facelift sedan...and especially on IR. I know looks are subjective, but to me it just screams cheap chinese aftermarket. Why aren't you running OEM R/C/R's, or at least the original OEM ambers? Anything would look better than smoked lights.



Just my .02.

Like you said looks are subjective. To be honest...I happen to like this look and the majority of people who have seen my car in person have all complemented me on my car. I myself prefer my Eagle Eyes although there are many out there who would prefer RCRs instead.

As for ambers.....not with Imola I'm afraid. I would rather go with smoked/Imola over amber/Imola any day. In my opinion, ambers look much better with black, green, or orient blue. Thanks for your input jiggz
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Like you said looks are subjective. To be honest...I happen to like this look and the majority of people who have seen my car in person have all complemented me on my car. I myself prefer my Eagle Eyes although there are many out there who would prefer RCRs instead.

As for ambers.....not with Imola I'm afraid. I would rather go with smoked/Imola over amber/Imola any day. In my opinion, ambers look much better with black, green, or orient blue. Thanks for your input jiggz
Gotcha…and yes I'm sure you get lots of compliments on your car. On both cars!
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Gotcha...and yes I'm sure you get lots of compliments on your car. On both cars!

Who knows....someday I might get tired of the smoked look and end up going all clears.....just to change things out a bit but I will never go back to ambers with my Imola ride...

I think a little criticism is a good thing because it will allow me to look at things from another person's eyes. I thank you for that As much as I like having lowered rides... I find that my ZHP is just a tad bit lower than my ///M. To me, there's something about a lowered BMW sedan that I kinda like seeing... yeah, I have to be much more careful when driving but I like the ride... Again, thanks for the complements and inputs. Keep them comming
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@cak323i fantastic thread and great work on your car!! The images posted in the earlier part of the thread seem to be missing - could you maybe re-host them? Thanks!
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@cak323i fantastic thread and great work on your car!! The images posted in the earlier part of the thread seem to be missing - could you maybe re-host them? Thanks!
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