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Old 02-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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First post in 3 years

Hi fanatics,

my name is Tobi, I'm German and live in Florida for 3 years now.

Here is my Emma what is with me for now 3 years:
She is a 2004 6mt and I bought her with 27k miles on the clock from the first owner.
Mods:
- 19" OEM Wheels
- H&R springs
- VA 20 / HA 15mm wheel spacers
- K&N Air intake
- Titanium carbon interior trim
- iPod icelink
- Wind shot
- Corner reflectors black
- BMW performance Short shift Kit
- Silver turn light bulbs
- Short antenna





Since Emma is a weekend ride, my DD is a 2004 Z4 roadster:
Suzi is a 2004 6mt.
Mods:
- 19" OEM M67 Wheels
- ///M Steering wheel with MFL
- Left tail imported from Germany, right one imported from GB
- Wheel spacers 15mm front
- BMW OEM Aerodynamic front bumper
- GPS update
- third brake light white
- cowl refreshment kit installed
- K&N intake
- I did a bunch of coding as well.






Newest addition in my Garage, a 1996 Porsche Carrera 2 vert:

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
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I just checked.. The message was a lie that I never posted on fanatics. This was my second post.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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That jet black paint looks pristine. Keep it clean!
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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Wow! So many toys, so little time. Do you ever ride the bicycles?
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #5
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That jet black paint looks pristine. Keep it clean!
Thank you. I try my best. The color is actually Schwarz 2 (black 2).
Black is a horrible color to keep clean and this is the worst one. I'm finished washing her and see the first spots again.

That was the reason when I was looking for a Z4, NO black as high priority.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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Wow! So many toys, so little time. Do you ever ride the bicycles?
The bike was out to get cleaned and a short round yesterday.
You are right, I hardly ride the bike.

The bicycles.... can't remember
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:21 AM   #7
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Thank you. I try my best. The color is actually Schwarz 2 (black 2).
Black is a horrible color to keep clean and this is the worst one. I'm finished washing her and see the first spots again.

That was the reason when I was looking for a Z4, NO black as high priority.
I hear that. I detailed cars for about 4-5 years. Black cars are impossible to keep clean. I spent an entire weekend last summer claying, cutting, polishing & waxing my brother's 04' 350Z, and it was filthy the next day. Easy to wash after that though..

Black is definitely the most rewarding color, IMO.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #8
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beautiful pair of ladys you have there! Never been a convertible fan but your m3 is sexy as a vert! Perfect for those sunny Florida days!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #9
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I hear that. I detailed cars for about 4-5 years. Black cars are impossible to keep clean. I spent an entire weekend last summer claying, cutting, polishing & waxing my brother's 04' 350Z, and it was filthy the next day. Easy to wash after that though..

Black is definitely the most rewarding color, IMO.
I think you also miss the details on cars with the black. Like the M bumper is usually contrast with the inlays etc. Black hides the details.

No black for me anymore.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:48 AM   #10
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God damn, nice cars dude.

Any pics of the Viper?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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beautiful pair of ladys you have there! Never been a convertible fan but your m3 is sexy as a vert! Perfect for those sunny Florida days!
Thank you. The summer daytime is most of the time too hot. Winter perfect or summer evenings.

I know verts are not the American's favorite. Haven't figured out why.

I love verts. I'm getting bashed all the time on forums but I still prefer verts over every other body style. I like the look more, the benefit to pop the top when I feel like and my wife also joins me for joy rides since she likes driving top down.

Performance? Example e46 M3: Sport Auto in 2003 tested a m346 vert on the Norschleife and beat the coupe by a few seconds. Even the acceleration was 0.1 faster than the coupe. The vert has stronger sub frames to compensate body twist.

I think it is the driver what makes a car fast/ slow if the base is the same doesn't matter coupe or vert.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #12
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God damn, nice cars dude.

Any pics of the Viper?
Thank you.. Not many on my pc at work.



I sold the Viper a few month after I bought the M3.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:06 PM   #13
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