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Post by Haro » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:53 pm

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Thought I’d better introduce myself as I have come on here to nose whilst at work since more or less I got the car!

Had wanted a convertible as a second car for a while and a few years ago a 2.5 popped up when I wasn’t really looking for one, but it was a too good a deal so I grabbed it.

Firstly I never really got on with the headlights, so I bought some LHD Dectane/Sonar (the only ones you can get with CCFL rather than LED) which most people hate lol. Pretty major job to convert them, it took a fair bit of ingenuity and I’m not sure I’d want to do it again tbh. Changed the silly marker lights at the top into indicators and put LED bulbs into everything bar the brake/tail lights. Sourced a clear fog RH rear light unit to balance the back end, clear repeaters and clear brake light as the red one had cracked, surprise, surprise. Finally put in Xenon 4700k bulbs and that was that.

Then I coded everything in with NCS, hood, windows, full brake lights, etc. Removed CDV, changed the wheels to style 230s, fitted coilovers and renewed everything, bushes, wishbones etc, fitted drilled discs, painted calipers, carbon wrapped the dash, got rid of the not so great head unit and fitted a Kenwood DAB which can colour match perfectly the other dash lights and be controlled by the steering wheel (I know it’s not to everybody’s taste, but function over form for me), fitted DAB aerial which looks identical to the original, fitted 6x9s to cubbys and used the boxes to make covers with some speaker cloth, Alpine amp beside the battery, changed fronts and finally fitted one of those rubber splitters to the front bumper. Oh, and the exhaust.

Engine wise pretty much everything has been off at some point, cleaned, tinkered with and/or replaced.

I think that’s it, but there may be other little things I have forgot.
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Post by RustyZ4 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:06 pm

Hi & Welcome :thumbsup:

Very nice indeed
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Post by buzyg » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:16 pm

A fair bit of effort there. :thumbsup: and well worth it by the look of your Zed. 8) Welcome on board.
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Post by firebobby » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:10 pm

Welcome to the forum, these cars just look so good. Love the look of your front lights :thumbsup:
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Post by Jembo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Very nice...like to suggest de-French frying as a free mod
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:28 pm

Hi and welcome - lovely looking Z4 you have there. :thumbsup:

The carbon-look trim on the interior is really smart, you've got heated M-Sport seats and some great wheels too - that looks like a good find.
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Post by Marlon » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:08 pm

You've been busy, sounds like you're handy with a spanner :thumbsup: Welcome along :driving:
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Post by Beatman » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:05 pm

Hi and welcome, and good looking car :thumbsup:
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Post by gerryp » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:18 pm

Hi and welcome.
Great looking car.

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Post by mr wilks » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:44 pm

Lovely :) style 230s really are the wheel of the moment for the E85 E86 , they look a treat :thumbsup:
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