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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by Jollyjoiner » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:33 pm

Nice motor. I've had my 35i for just over a couple of months now and love it. I've ordered the retrofit side repeaters for mine too as look loads better. :thumbsup:
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Post by buzyg » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:16 pm

Nice. 8) :thumbsup: Interesting choice those 224s. I always thought the standard 35is wheels looked very similar. :)
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Post by Smartbear » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:29 pm

buzyg wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Nice. 8) :thumbsup: Interesting choice those 224s. I always thought the standard 35is wheels looked very similar. :)
Do you mean the 326’s Buzy? Like these-
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Post by buzyg » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:31 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:29 pm
buzyg wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Nice. 8) :thumbsup: Interesting choice those 224s. I always thought the standard 35is wheels looked very similar. :)
Do you mean the 326’s Buzy? Like these-
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Them's the ones Mr Bear. I was just googling the code. :)
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Post by Mr Tidy » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:35 pm

Your 35i looks very smart OP. :thumbsup:

I hope you can get the niggly bits sorted easily, then just enjoy! :driving:
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Post by zedwheels » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:47 pm

I like Black Zeds they shine up nice but also get dirty very quickly, what's the interior colour. And lose the blue callipers go for gloss black. :thumbsup:

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Post by Player 1 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:03 pm

I'm liking the 224's on an E89, any chance of some photos from a bit further back? :)

Silver calipers all the way! Nice and subtle, I think they suit a black car well
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Post by Busterboo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm

enzed4 wrote:
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When you've done the bits you want, you could have a bit of fun with the strut brace. Try the car with & without it and see if it works or not.

Whatever, examine the nuts for cracks and then make sure they're torqued right.
Good thinking - any idea what torque settings the strut brace should be at?
One answer on the forum by a very appropriately named member is this:
Post by goon » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:55 pm
just put the socket on the nut and pinch them up slowly if the creaking is evident you will feel the slack on the thread 1/4 turn maybe.
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Post by Busterboo » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:51 pm

The recommended torque (for a tower-mounted strut brace) depends on car model & make of brace, of course.

(A common number for BMWs and their braces seems to be 30Nm.)
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Post by enzed4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:42 am

buzyg wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Nice. 8) :thumbsup: Interesting choice those 224s. I always thought the standard 35is wheels looked very similar. :)
Smartbear wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:29 pm
buzyg wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:16 pm
Nice. 8) :thumbsup: Interesting choice those 224s. I always thought the standard 35is wheels looked very similar. :)
Do you mean the 326’s Buzy? Like these-
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I would drop the 224's in a heartbeat if I could get my hands on a set of those 326's :thumbsup: . But, the market's pretty limited here, so I'm happy with the 224's (for now...). Aren't the 326's 19" as well? Could make the ride a bit harsh.
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Post by enzed4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:43 am

Busterboo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm
enzed4 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Busterboo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:08 pm
When you've done the bits you want, you could have a bit of fun with the strut brace. Try the car with & without it and see if it works or not.

Whatever, examine the nuts for cracks and then make sure they're torqued right.
Good thinking - any idea what torque settings the strut brace should be at?
One answer on the forum by a very appropriately named member is this:
Post by goon » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:55 pm
just put the socket on the nut and pinch them up slowly if the creaking is evident you will feel the slack on the thread 1/4 turn maybe.
Busterboo wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:51 pm
The recommended torque (for a tower-mounted strut brace) depends on car model & make of brace, of course.

(A common number for BMWs and their braces seems to be 30Nm.)
Thank you, sir :thumbsup: :)
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Post by enzed4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:51 am

zedwheels wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:47 pm
I like Black Zeds they shine up nice but also get dirty very quickly, what's the interior colour. And lose the blue callipers go for gloss black. :thumbsup:
The interior's black with brushed aluminium. I had gloss black calipers on the E85 and still have some paint left, so that will probably be the final result. Although, silver does look nice on black.... :lol: )
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Post by enzed4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:55 am

Player 1 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:03 pm
I'm liking the 224's on an E89, any chance of some photos from a bit further back? :)

Silver calipers all the way! Nice and subtle, I think they suit a black car well
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I'll see if I can take pics from further back after work tonight. Thanks for the photo of your 35i, I wasn't sure if my Sapphire Black Z4 was supposed to have those grey tones, but looking at yours it clearly does. I always thought sapphire was blue, but hey ho...
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Post by Player 1 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:32 pm

It kind of takes on grey's and blue's around it. The gravel there makes grey tones stand out more whereas if you park it on clean tarmac with clear skies it'll almost look blue. :)

As with any black it's a bugger to keep clean, I told myself I'd never have a black car again after the last one yet here we are :rofl:
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Post by enzed4 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:33 am

enzed4 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:55 am
Player 1 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:03 pm
I'm liking the 224's on an E89, any chance of some photos from a bit further back? :)

Silver calipers all the way! Nice and subtle, I think they suit a black car well
I'll see if I can take pics from further back after work tonight. Thanks for the photo of your 35i, I wasn't sure if my Sapphire Black Z4 was supposed to have those grey tones, but looking at yours it clearly does. I always thought sapphire was blue, but hey ho...
Here you go, a bit further back.
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