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Old 02-08-2017, 11:42 AM   #21
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I have Michelin Pilot Sport AS/3+ tires in the front and love them.

As far as your suspension, do you know anything about when it was replaced if ever? How many miles are on the car? I have seen stock cars with ZSP suspension in person and think it's a nice drop but then wonder if it's just old suspension and it's sitting lower than normal.
Currently 102xxx miles and as far as I know it's original but noticed the fcabs, for rods look fairly new. Driving it feels stiff and the dampening seems normal.



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Old 02-09-2017, 01:04 PM   #22
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:50 PM   #23
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I only had a couple hours to work with on Sunday so I was unable to do my ofhg so I knocked out the rotors, pads, quick wheel clean and washer fluid pump.

Old washer fluid pump out

Washer pump by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

Don't worry as the smudges were cleaned with brake clean. A paint refresh of the hub, caliper and caliper bracket will be coated in a nice gloss black.

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Old rotor and pads by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

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Inside of front wheel before

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After

Just a quick scrub. A good detail is in order.

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Clean wheel by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

Still have lots of cleaning to do.

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Cat tax

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Old 02-25-2017, 09:04 AM   #24
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Finally had time to do the ofhg, oil change with genuine BMW oil and filter.



Ran into night time. I love our new house but compromising to not have a garage is starting to get old. I'm thinking of listing our current new house we just remodeled and build another. Hmmm...





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Old 02-27-2017, 09:46 PM   #25
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Old 02-27-2017, 10:36 PM   #26
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That is one gorgeous car!!!
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Old 03-05-2017, 07:53 AM   #27
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That is one gorgeous car!!!
Thank you.

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Old 03-06-2017, 02:29 PM   #28
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Well I sold one of my motorcycles to help fund car parts. Sad to see her go but it went to a good home. It's been sitting for a couple years and the new owner will finish some small odds and ends that I didn't finish.



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Old 03-09-2017, 09:30 AM   #29
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The following will be ordered this weekend

H&R Cup Kit
New updated center caps
Apex Arc 8 ET30 in Hyper Black
245/40r17 Firestone Fire Hawk Indy 500

Alignment to follow along with rolled fenders if needed. With the cup kit I shouldn't have to roll to much as it be that low.

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Old 03-09-2017, 10:00 AM   #30
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I like it. That's a great find. I'll admit to being biased as those are my favorite wheels and I also like the natural brown on black interior.

On a side note I notice your gas cap appears to be on the trunk in the picture at the gas station. It fits into a spot on the inside of the flap that covers the cap so your paint stays nice.
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:19 AM   #31
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I like it. That's a great find. I'll admit to being biased as those are my favorite wheels and I also like the natural brown on black interior.

On a side note I notice your gas cap appears to be on the trunk in the picture at the gas station. It fits into a spot on the inside of the flap that covers the cap so your paint stays nice.
Thank you and I was lucky that it was in the shape that it's in. I was sceptical driving 4+ hours away with intentions on buying a car sight unseen but it worked out.

Yes, the strap is broken and I need to install the new one I have laying in the trunk.

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Old 03-09-2017, 10:30 PM   #32
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Old 03-13-2017, 09:53 PM   #33
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I have 2002 m-tech1 Japan Red

Found these links below a few years back..just read your post maybe this helps some.
Looking up my own car i had ZPP,ZSP,ZCW. So packages for mine are Premium(zpp), Sport(zsp), Cold weather(zcw).

Hope this helps.

"The suspension components are a smidge stiffer than the setup in the base 330i, and the Performance package gets an 18-inch wheel-and-tire combo versus 17-inch wheels on the standard version. The package also substitutes Michelin Pilot Sport tires for the Continental ContiSportContacts that come in the Sport package, with a slightly lower profile and slightly bigger rear footprints: 225/40ZR-18 front and 255/35ZR-18 rear compared with the Sport's 225/45ZR-17 front and 245/40ZR-17 rear."

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...kage-road-test


ALSO- Check your fellow fanatics posts..much more detailed
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1007722
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:33 PM   #34
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Was able to finally do a legit cleaning at the house over the weekend. I have some items on order so just waiting for them to arrive and the time to schedule for install, tires mounted to the wheels and alignment. It may be several weeks or a couple months before I can get it all done.

New career opportunity in the works so time will be limited between family and house things I need to get done. Ugh.

IMG_20170319_160520-01 by Brandon Smith, on Flickr

The alignment of the hood to fender is driving me nuts. I need to address this.

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Old 04-07-2017, 06:55 PM   #35
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Wheels show shipped, tires shipped, waiting on the cup kit.

*Waits with heavy breathing*

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Old 04-07-2017, 07:48 PM   #36
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Very nice car, and that interior is wow. I've always wanted a white BMW.
Not a fan of the painted moldings though
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Old 04-07-2017, 09:04 PM   #37
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God that interior is fantastic. The car looks super clean and the mtech 1 body is killer. I have to admit i don't like the painted body mouldings though.
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:12 AM   #38
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The bumper alignment is driving me nuts, I didn't even notice the hood lignment.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:11 AM   #39
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Very nice car, and that interior is wow. I've always wanted a white BMW.
Not a fan of the painted moldings though
I like the moldings, different than all the other 3 series out there. Plus I had a white Volvo S60R with black moldings and I didn't want a similar looking car.

And I think the white moldings make it appear a little more modern if you will. Before I purchased this car I really enjoyed the look of this ZHP with color matched moldings.



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God that interior is fantastic. The car looks super clean and the mtech 1 body is killer. I have to admit i don't like the painted body mouldings though.
Thank you. One reason I had to have this car. I have yet to see another in this color combo in person.

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The bumper alignment is driving me nuts, I didn't even notice the hood lignment.
On the list to fix. Don't worry, it drives me nuts too.


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Old 04-08-2017, 01:29 PM   #40
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This picture alone sold me on hyper black against Alpine white.

Soon.....



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