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Post by JPB » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:12 pm

Hi all,

Looking to get a Z4 soon (E85 probably) and would like to round up a top 10 list of your favourite modifications for under £100ish each.
I'd quite like to do lots of little mods to the car to make it feel more my own. What are some of your favourites?

A few mods I have on the list so far are:
- Chrome Door locks with BMW logo
- Removing clutch delay valve
- Stubby aerial
- All weather mats
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Post by MrPT » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:47 pm

1. Replace front right tyre with non-runflat
2. Replace front left tyre with non-runflat
3. Replace rear right tyre with non-runflat
4. Replace rear left tyre with non-runflat
5. Tyre gunk
6. CDV removal
7. ZHP or Storm Motorwerks gear knob
8. Steering wheel refurb
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Post by dhobbs » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:37 am

Black grills (Matt or gloss, your choice).
3.0si roadster. Requisite stubby. Sound gen mod. LED numberplate lights. LED boot strip. Interior lights LED too. Dension. ZHP gearknob. Daily drive :driving:
Motor in boot now! Bilstein b12 kit now fitted.

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Post by Grumpyowl » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:44 am

Relocate roof motor to boot

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Post by ph001 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:45 am

Clear boot brake light.
RCH+ roof module
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Post by Nash3vans » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:15 am

MrPT wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:47 pm
1. Replace front right tyre with non-runflat
2. Replace front left tyre with non-runflat
3. Replace rear right tyre with non-runflat
4. Replace rear left tyre with non-runflat
5. Tyre gunk
6. CDV removal
7. ZHP or Storm Motorwerks gear knobby
8. Steering wheel refurb
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1,000,000. Chrome Door locks with BMW logo

What model/colour/spec is you car? Welcome! :)
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Post by JPB » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:51 am

Brilliant answers, and thank you for the welcome.

I'm looking at a 3.0l, not set on colour choice yet. Good shout on the gear knob.

What do you think about a boot lid spoiler? (I'm aware that might be a little over £100)
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Post by JPB » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:57 am

The roof motor to boot relocation is such an important mod I can think believe I forgot to add it to my list! Thank you :)
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Post by Marlon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 am

Welcome to the forum, great first post :thumbsup:

CDV delete,
ZHP gear knob,
roof motor relocation to boot
New tail trims
Stubby
Osram Night Breakers - headlights (if halogen)
Osram cool blue - sidelights
Hub Centric Spacers (depending on the alloys)
JVC stereo
Black gloss grills (when running black alloys)

All my other mods cost over £100 :oops:
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Post by enzed4 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:41 am

Marlon wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 am

New tail trims
Have I missed something? What are tail trims?
I know what 'tail' is :wink:
I know what 'trim' is :wink:

But 'tail trims' ? Please enlighten me :?
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Post by Marlon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:46 am

enzed4 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:41 am
Marlon wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:32 am

New tail trims
Have I missed something? What are tail trims?
I know what 'tail' is :wink:
I know what 'trim' is :wink:

But 'tail trims' ? Please enlighten me :?
These bad boys :D

(exhaust tail pipe tips)

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Post by JPB » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:25 pm

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These bad boys :D

(exhaust tail pipe tips)

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Those pipe trims look awesome! Definitely adding it to my list.

How does everyone feel about a centre console trim? I only want it to fit around the gear stick really. Something like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z4-E85-Se ... SwRjtZuCPN

Also, is it worth getting a clear wind deflector? If so, which one would you opt for? I'm looking at this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z4-E85-WI ... SwQaJXRDlA
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Post by GuidoK » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:29 pm

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Post by Marlon » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:36 pm

JPB wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:25 pm

Those pipe trims look awesome! Definitely adding it to my list.

How does everyone feel about a centre console trim? I only want it to fit around the gear stick really. Something like this:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z4-E85-Se ... SwRjtZuCPN

Also, is it worth getting a clear wind deflector? If so, which one would you opt for? I'm looking at this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z4-E85-WI ... SwQaJXRDlA
centre console - Wood :o - don't do it
Clear wind deflector - think you are better off with the mesh OEM one, the solid plastic ones cause more wind buffering than they prevent.
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Post by JPB » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:45 pm

Thank you for the feedback everyone :)

So here's what my list looks like now, please do keep your ideas coming if there's anything not already listed in the thread.

- Door lock pins
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-black-car ... SwLnBX9zNM

- Centre console trim (not sure on colour/style)

- Exhaust tail pipe tips

- Stubby aerial

- Black grills (matte or gloss haven't decided)

- RCH+ Roof module

- Clear boot brake light

- ZHP gear knob

- CDV delete

- Move roof motor to boot

Also, if you have suggestions on your preferred place to buy any of these items, do share. I don't want to get conned with a crappy eBay purchase but don't have enough experience yet to know the difference.
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