Stock to Savage: My Z4’s transformation

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by London_Gains » Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:14 pm

Dejablue wrote:Transformed that car!
I think it looks awesome, and I especially like the quads.
Thanks for sharing the process.
Rockford wrote:Nice one, looks good, hats off for sticking with quality parts and really making sure everything is done as it should.

I'm not a huge fan of the quad exhaust (it screams "custom" where as the rest of your mods are fairly subtle) but they do look quite aggressive. I think the rest of it looks absolutely great!
Twin Turbo wrote:Wow...

There are not many Z's get that response from me - as many keep them stock.

What you have done is by subtle modifications made a fantastic motor - it looks great.

Love it.
Marlon wrote:Great looking E89 - I like the blacked out look and the quad exhaust. Good work :thumbsup:
rayz4 wrote:Love it :thumbsup:
Thanks :thumbsup:

Here is a recent date I had with the Z4.. I assume it's perfectly normal to wait for a table next to the window so you can take periodic glances at your mechanical love child. :roll:
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To Do: 19" Staggered CSL Rims
DONE
Conti Sport Contact 6 Tyres: DONE
KW V1 Coilovers DONE
LaminX Headlights and TailightsDONE
Quad Pipe Conversion - Eissenmann Race Quad Ordered [23/05/2016 - Being built in Germany]

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Post by London. pirate » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:26 pm

I think the car looks stunning,
Great job

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Post by Araf » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:20 pm

First post for such an amazing transformation and for recording the process in detail
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Post by Ninja_J » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:34 pm

Love what you've done to the beast and so glad to find someone brave enough to change from stock!
I'm about to start modding mine and have a question RE lowering: I believe your coils are adjustable, what did you find was the optimum height to lower it by? Can you get over speed bumps?

Appreciate your help :)

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Post by BrianD » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:40 pm

Stunning loving the look :thumbsup:
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Post by Theivz » Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:27 pm

Looks amazing! Excellent modding! :driving:
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Post by ruggedscot » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:01 pm

Love this car - glad to see you have done what I want to do - quad exhaust..... just want to get it done lol.
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Post by London_Gains » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:24 am

Thanks! :D Bite the bullet, you wont be disappointed.
To Do: 19" Staggered CSL Rims
DONE
Conti Sport Contact 6 Tyres: DONE
KW V1 Coilovers DONE
LaminX Headlights and TailightsDONE
Quad Pipe Conversion - Eissenmann Race Quad Ordered [23/05/2016 - Being built in Germany]

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Post by NeilMick » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:04 pm

E89 35is | BBS CH-R | Space Grey | Kansas Beige Leather | Heated Wheel | Lumbar Adjustment | Fine Ash Trim | Electric Heated Seats | Nav | Stubby | Pro Audio | Cruise | Wind Deflector | Folding Mirrors

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Post by Dr z4 00 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:21 pm

The 1st and only thing I've done to mine is to get rid of those awful badges. Bmw didn't even put them on straight. :D
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Post by JAD » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:00 pm

First time I've noticed this, but boy are there some M6/6 series similarities!

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Post by RickRob » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:00 pm

BMW have a blind guy who fits all of their badges. As such he's no use at all, but his guide dog does it's best at getting them straight.

I have yet to see an ///M badge straight on the rear of either a Roadster or a Coupe. If you take the average of mine and Flimper's they're straight!
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Post by ekimj10 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:26 pm

Stunning amount of work and dedication, a serious P&J. Well done.
Look forward to your cleaning regime, although what you have mentioned so far, puts me to shame, although I could probably double the quantity of cleaning/polishing goodies you showed.
I'm assuming its well garaged for it to look so clean on each pic, or is it only used on dry sunny days?
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Post by crabbes » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:22 pm

Car looks fantastic great work and time given to change the look :thumbsup:

Great write up and pictures :driving:

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Post by captainmorgan999 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:01 pm

Awesome job fella !!!! I have always preferred my E86 Z4MC, but this has really changed my mind on the E89 !!!! it looks awesome and will keep an eye out for it, when you sell it ;) :driving:
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