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2003 - 2009, roadster, coupe, facelift
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Post by Capa » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:38 pm

Gooooooood choice.

Eighteen months I'm still enjoying mine, and I've usually got the itch by now...
E86 | Stratus Grey

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Post by Ed Doe » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:49 pm

My old coupe was a silvertop Jon, did 50k in mine (from 50 to 100k) and needed nothing more than normal maintenance (oil plugs etc), and an outer disa flap at 90k.

Top choice - hope you have a blast in it 8)
Carbon Black '07 M Coupe: Intrax, AP-Racing, Tillets, Schroth, Vibratechnic, Apex EC7, Strongstrut, RPI, Supersprint :evil:
Silver Grey '06 3.0si Coupe - SOLD :(

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Post by Zedtastic » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:09 pm

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Very good choice.
Piano black dash - my favourite :thumbsup:
F25 X3 3.0SE X-Drive (Daily)
E86 Z4 3.0Si (For dry weekends)
Focus RS Mk1 (In hibernation)
Escort RS2000 Mk2 (In hibernation)
Cortina Mk1, 2.5 turbo (In construction)

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm

My Coupe is also a silver-top and is still performing fine at 88K. :thumbsup:

I know there are internal differences, but I've not heard of any particular issues with the early ones. My E91 325i has the 2.5 litre N52 and was built in August 2005, so must also be the early spec. but it's made it to 137K!
Z4 3.0Si Sport - Coupe for added stiffness!
Current - Montego Blue, Pearl Grey, Cirrus trim & 295s. Cruise, Storage and pdc. E91 325i as a DD.
Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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Post by NickDE » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:23 pm

Good choice !
Darkness gone, go Darknes2, go Frozen, go Tronic

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Post by JonLeeper » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:07 pm

And so she is mine! Original wheels, in perfect condition as well, thrown in. Just enjoying driving home.

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My daily driver.
57 plate e85 3.0si sport.
Silver
172k miles and climbing at a rate of 2,500 per month!
:driving:

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Post by NickDE » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 pm

Did you get all four wheels in ? Quite a challenge in Z4 !
Darkness gone, go Darknes2, go Frozen, go Tronic

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:59 pm

JonLeeper wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:07 pm
And so she is mine! Original wheels, in perfect condition as well, thrown in. Just enjoying driving home.
Great news. :thumbsup:

I hope you drove home the long way!

Just curious, but are you thinking of refitting the original wheels?
Z4 3.0Si Sport - Coupe for added stiffness!
Current - Montego Blue, Pearl Grey, Cirrus trim & 295s. Cruise, Storage and pdc. E91 325i as a DD.
Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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Post by JonLeeper » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:10 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:59 pm
JonLeeper wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:07 pm
And so she is mine! Original wheels, in perfect condition as well, thrown in. Just enjoying driving home.
Great news. :thumbsup:

I hope you drove home the long way!

Just curious, but are you thinking of refitting the original wheels?
I did indeed drive the longer way home, and included a few roads I know from the roadster! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It felt much more planted and better to drive, you could really tell that my roadster needs new RTAB and front ball joints! :driving: :driving:

I was thinking that I'd get the winter tyres swapped from my current (badly in need of refurb) 108's onto these 32's(?). Why were you thinking of making me an offer for them?
My daily driver.
57 plate e85 3.0si sport.
Silver
172k miles and climbing at a rate of 2,500 per month!
:driving:

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Post by JonLeeper » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:11 pm

NickDE wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Did you get all four wheels in ? Quite a challenge in Z4 !
Not all of them in the Coupe. Some went in my friends car, she drove me there to collect.
My daily driver.
57 plate e85 3.0si sport.
Silver
172k miles and climbing at a rate of 2,500 per month!
:driving:

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:52 pm

JonLeeper wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:10 pm
I was thinking that I'd get the winter tyres swapped from my current (badly in need of refurb) 108's onto these 32's(?). Why were you thinking of making me an offer for them?
No, I've already got more than enough wheels thanks! :lol:

I've just got a bit of a thing about black wheels - to me it's hard to make out what style they are!

But your OEM wheels aren't 32s, they're MV2s (aka 135Ms).
Z4 3.0Si Sport - Coupe for added stiffness!
Current - Montego Blue, Pearl Grey, Cirrus trim & 295s. Cruise, Storage and pdc. E91 325i as a DD.
Gone - Ruby Black, Pearl Grey & 135Ms. Xenons, heated seats and Professional speakers.

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Post by JonLeeper » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:24 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:52 pm
JonLeeper wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:10 pm
I was thinking that I'd get the winter tyres swapped from my current (badly in need of refurb) 108's onto these 32's(?). Why were you thinking of making me an offer for them?
No, I've already got more than enough wheels thanks! :lol:

I've just got a bit of a thing about black wheels - to me it's hard to make out what style they are!

But your OEM wheels aren't 32s, they're MV2s (aka 135Ms).
The black wheels are BBS CH-R. I'm not 100% sold on them but they do look quite good. I'll get a better feel for the look when I get the MV2's shod and on in time for the winter weather we keep getting promised! :rofl:
My daily driver.
57 plate e85 3.0si sport.
Silver
172k miles and climbing at a rate of 2,500 per month!
:driving:

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Post by JonLeeper » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:23 pm

I might just have been purswaded to buy my first thing for the Coupe. MY56 ZED may, or may not, be gong on soon! :rofl: :rofl: :poke: :poke:

My first ever personalised plate, but it is one that clearly is associated with the car and easily understandable.
My daily driver.
57 plate e85 3.0si sport.
Silver
172k miles and climbing at a rate of 2,500 per month!
:driving:

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