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Post by Barty » Tue May 14, 2024 10:13 pm

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Came across this lovely Tiefgruen cousin today, so had to park up next to it :thumbsup:
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Post by LawrenceW » Tue May 14, 2024 10:22 pm

I’m green with envy 😍

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Post by wiganz4 » Wed May 15, 2024 1:58 am

Barty wrote: Tue May 14, 2024 10:13 pm IMG_4281.jpeg

Came across this lovely Tiefgruen cousin today, so had to park up next to it :thumbsup:
Is that a Q Park car park by any chance?
I went to the Crucible to watch snooker and I'm sure its the same one.
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Post by Barty » Wed May 15, 2024 1:59 pm

It was a Qpark, but it’s in NL so doubt it’s the same :lol:
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Post by wiganz4 » Wed May 15, 2024 2:48 pm

Barty wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 1:59 pm It was a Qpark, but it’s in NL so doubt it’s the same :lol:
I guessed that with the reg plates. 😂
Qpark are using the same build and format everywhere it seems. 👍

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Post by TheDan » Wed May 15, 2024 6:07 pm

Finally fitted all 4 wheels after the stud conversion kit was solidly installed. Overall, pretty happy with the new wheels!
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Need to do something about that rear arch gap, but I'll have to wait until I get a set of coilovers as they will be height adjustable.

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Post by j3nks79 » Wed May 15, 2024 6:49 pm

That looks great
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Post by MikeyH » Wed May 15, 2024 6:50 pm

Yes, I'm not keen on dark wheels but that really works :thumbsup:
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Post by AdyBish » Wed May 15, 2024 7:41 pm

TheDan wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 6:07 pm Finally fitted all 4 wheels after the stud conversion kit was solidly installed. Overall, pretty happy with the new
Need to do something about that rear arch gap, but I'll have to wait until I get a set of coilovers as they will be height adjustable.
They look fantastic. I’m sure they will look great when the coil overs are fitted too, but I actually like to see a bit of arch gap these days. Funny how our tastes change over time.

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Post by 1536Z4 » Wed May 15, 2024 7:49 pm

wiganz4 wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 1:58 am Is that a Q Park car park by any chance?
I went to the Crucible to watch snooker
or even a Cue car park :)
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Post by MikeyH » Wed May 15, 2024 11:45 pm

AdyBish wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 7:41 pm
TheDan wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 6:07 pm Finally fitted all 4 wheels after the stud conversion kit was solidly installed. Overall, pretty happy with the new
Need to do something about that rear arch gap, but I'll have to wait until I get a set of coilovers as they will be height adjustable.
They look fantastic. I’m sure they will look great when the coil overs are fitted too, but I actually like to see a bit of arch gap these days. Funny how our tastes change over time.
I like to see an even gap all the way around the wheel, looks nice. :thumbsup:
Now, Sterling grey Z4 2.2 with cup holders, stubby aerial and sport seats. Roadsters ‘cause they’re great with the roof down.
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Post by darich » Thu May 16, 2024 4:11 pm

Not specifically today, but my brother in law adjusted the handbrake last Saturday morning so it's gone from dreadful and barely working to superb. Through the week I've also changed
-air filter for K&N one.
-Cabin filter
-fuel cap seal (MOT advisory)

Front brake dust cover plates are loose so I think they'll be removed and a spot weld put on to secure them again
MOT due in about 6 weeks, as is a service so getting ready for that.
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Post by enuff_zed » Thu May 16, 2024 5:43 pm

MikeyH wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 11:45 pm I like to see an even gap all the way around the wheel, looks nice. :thumbsup:
It would need to be airborne!
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Post by Fred Smith » Thu May 16, 2024 5:58 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Thu May 16, 2024 5:43 pm It would need to be airborne!
:roll:
Everyone likes to see an airbourne car!

My dad has a story from when he was in his early 20s. He owned a mini van and it needed new tyres. Two weeks later they were splitting and the garage were apparently really apologetic, gave him new ones and told him "they really shouldn't split like that, it just shouldn't happen unless you're doing jumps in it". My dad stood their in silence pondering the little hump-back bridge he launched himself off twice a day, once on the way to work and once on the way back.

Anyway, I like a nice even gap too, and I am more tolerant of a large gap than many as well.

Finally - enjoy your holidays and thanks again for your advice.

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Post by Big Andra » Fri May 17, 2024 11:20 pm

Fitted my newly refurbed 437m's, then gave it a wash.
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