My z4 3.0 project thread (lots of pics)

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My z4 3.0 project thread (lots of pics)

Post by sam1832 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:51 pm

Hello everyone

New to the forum, but I've already started doing a few bits to my z4

Here is my mod list:
So far:
Foam Removed From Soundgenerator
Oil, Air and Pollen filters replaced
Diff, Gear box and Engine Oil changed
De-baged
De-french fried
Extiror Trim Restored with G'Technique
Interior Trim wrapped with 3m Vinyl
Replace Aux And Air Con Belts + Tensioner
Dice Installed
TR30 Speed Camera Detector Installed
Re-mapped to 239 BHP and 229 ib/ft

Mods planned
Painted caliipers
Retro Fit MFSW
Steering Wheel Re-Trimmed
Retro Fit Cruise Control (ordered part)
Smoked Head And Tail Lights (lamin-x Ordered)
Short Shifter (ordered) + M Gear Knob
Detail

Here it is as I bought it:

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And here is what I've done so far:
Debaged

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to:
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De-french Fried
Before:
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After:
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I restored all the exterior trim with C'techniq C4 - I used this on my 3 series and its permanent, wont wash off or fade

They look good as new now

Before:
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After:
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I also tidy'd up the intior trim,

I wrapped the door handles in 3m matt grey vinyl from ebay as they were chipped and scratched, and i have sprayed the ash tray as i couldnt wrap it as the shap was too hard

And the gear surrond not only had a hole drilled in it, all the clips had been broken so i have ordered a new one

Before:
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After:

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More to come



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Post by sam1832 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:55 pm

I installed my DICE that i had out of my E46, The cd changer plugs were the same and it work which is handy:

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I also installed my TR-30 GPS speed camera device, i got the dash mount on ebay its really good and pretty easy to install:

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And finally got it re-mapped yesterday

Was 225 BHP and 214 ib/ft
Now 239 BHP and 229 ib/ft

It feels a lot quicker through out the rev range now, and pick up is alot quicker than it was, very pleased with it

Here is the dyno plot:
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Thanks for looking

Comments/opinions most welcome

Sam

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Post by Stuart Truman » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:01 pm

Welcome to the Forum! Some nice work there :thumbsup:

Open question though; for what seems like a mild increase in power and torque, vs an undoubted hike in insurance and a bill for the remap, was it worth it? Do you notice it?
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Post by AlanJ » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:07 pm

Looking good :thumbsup:
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Post by sam1832 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:20 pm

Stuart Truman wrote:Welcome to the Forum! Some nice work there :thumbsup:

Open question though; for what seems like a mild increase in power and torque, vs an undoubted hike in insurance and a bill for the remap, was it worth it? Do you notice it?
Hello, thanks

From a pure figures perspective the marginal increase in BHP probably not

But it's all relative to what you are expecting, if you think you could get 50BHP you would be in tears but what I got there was more than I expected

Is it noticeable? Yes
Worth it? Yes

Not that it did not pull before the pick up when you accelerate is a lot faster and pull's stronger and longer

Say your in 3rd and you wanna accelerate hard I would some times feel the need ti drop a gear, now there is no need

The map was more about driveability than huge gains


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Post by sam1832 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:21 pm

AlanJ wrote:Looking good :thumbsup:
Thanks mate

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Post by andysat » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:40 pm

Never thought about removing the rear z4 badge-but hmmm-looks sooo clean! :thumbsup:
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Post by Bing » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:55 pm

Wow - great list of mods so far and to come :thumbsup:

You have a carpeted garage - I love that 8)
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Post by Mau » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:05 pm

Good jobs!

Any pictures of the DICE install? What type of dice is it and where did you connect it?
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Post by sam1832 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:06 pm

andysat wrote:Never thought about removing the rear z4 badge-but hmmm-looks sooo clean! :thumbsup:
Yea it makes a difference. I'm gone plug the key hole too
Bing wrote:Wow - great list of mods so far and to come :thumbsup:

You have a carpeted garage - I love that 8)
Thanks

It's just off cuts but does the job


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Post by chris_p » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:31 pm

Looking great, keep it up!
I prefer the badge less look, but the key hole annoys the hell out of me, where can you get a plug?

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Post by mrlozzer » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:45 pm

Sterling work (excuse the pun)! Looking good... :thumbsup:
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Post by Adamski » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:49 pm

You've been busy, good work
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Post by Mowflow » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:58 pm

Good work? No pics of your wrapped dash? I done mine today but haven't put back in the car yet.

I was thinking about removing the French fries earlier today. Good to see what it looks like before I bother. Hopefully get the wife's hair dryer out tomorrow.
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Post by sam1832 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:03 pm

chris_p wrote:Looking great, keep it up!
I prefer the badge less look, but the key hole annoys the hell out of me, where can you get a plug?
Thanks

I'm gonna cut a circle of plastic Rutgers with a punch or hole saw, spray it the fix it on
mrlozzer wrote:Sterling work (excuse the pun)! Looking good... :thumbsup:
Lol thanks

Adamski wrote:You've been busy, good work
Just a bit thanks

Mowflow wrote:Good work? No pics of your wrapped dash? I done mine today but haven't put back in the car yet.

I was thinking about removing the French fries earlier today. Good to see what it looks like before I bother. Hopefully get the wife's hair dryer out tomorrow.
I didn't wrap the dash... well not yet anyway

The French fry have a little pin at the bottom the top needs to come out first

They look better than the pics show

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