TG's stratus grey coupe

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Post by tee.gilding » Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:04 am

Vijay wrote:
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That looks lush, nice one!
Like the pic second from last best, nice angle. What colours the interior?
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Interior is black leather with aluminium trims - pretty standard really, but allows the exterior to stand out. :)

Black sapphire is a lovely colour. My old E46 325ti was black sapphire, and it polishes up like a beaut!
2007 Z4 3.0si Sport (E86) : Stratus Grey : Black Oregon leather : 19" Veemann V-FS33 : BC Racing coilovers : Kumho Ecsta rubber : MTEC discs : Brembo pads : stubby aerial : ZHP gear knob

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Post by Markos_Z4 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:39 pm

great color ! very nice :thumbsup:
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Post by tee.gilding » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:56 am

Markos_Z4 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:39 pm
great color ! very nice :thumbsup:
Thanks Markos!
2007 Z4 3.0si Sport (E86) : Stratus Grey : Black Oregon leather : 19" Veemann V-FS33 : BC Racing coilovers : Kumho Ecsta rubber : MTEC discs : Brembo pads : stubby aerial : ZHP gear knob

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Post by tee.gilding » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:21 pm

Recently added these painted engine braces for a bit of visual difference to the engine bay.
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To carry on the yellow details theme, I'll be adding yellow-painted brake pad carrier clips (after I've painted the calipers graphite) and tinting the spotlights yellow.
2007 Z4 3.0si Sport (E86) : Stratus Grey : Black Oregon leather : 19" Veemann V-FS33 : BC Racing coilovers : Kumho Ecsta rubber : MTEC discs : Brembo pads : stubby aerial : ZHP gear knob

Instagram: @stratus.z4coupe

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Post by tee.gilding » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:07 pm

A couple snaps from Vanity. Might have to enter one into the monthly picture comp...
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2007 Z4 3.0si Sport (E86) : Stratus Grey : Black Oregon leather : 19" Veemann V-FS33 : BC Racing coilovers : Kumho Ecsta rubber : MTEC discs : Brembo pads : stubby aerial : ZHP gear knob

Instagram: @stratus.z4coupe

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Post by tee.gilding » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:30 pm

Yesterday I took her in to the Wheel Alignment Centre in Southampton to have the alignment and geometry set up correctly. The car had been suffering quite badly from tramlining and wandering at motorway speeds for quite some time, and I had struggled to get booked in due to life getting in the way, but I finally managed to squeeze in a booking after work!

I had attributed the tramlining to the wide tyres, and the wandering at speed to "sticky steering" or an imperfection in the suspension set-up - remember I'm on BC Racing coilovers, so there's every possibility I've set it up wrong.
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Up she goes, for a diagnosis and adjustment to achieve M3 CSL settings.

Diagnosis: too much toe out at the front, but camber about right; rear toe and camber all wrong, and not symmetrical!
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After being dialled in properly, I took her for a spirited drive across the New Forest on the way home and was instantly impressed with the newfound agility and responsiveness. She feels planted and wants to be driven hard! A short blast along the A31 at motorway speeds show that the wandering steering has also diminished.

Overall, I'm stoked I took her in for a proper adjustment - I can highly recommend Nick at the Wheel Alignment Centre in Southampton if you're in the region and need your alignment done!!
2007 Z4 3.0si Sport (E86) : Stratus Grey : Black Oregon leather : 19" Veemann V-FS33 : BC Racing coilovers : Kumho Ecsta rubber : MTEC discs : Brembo pads : stubby aerial : ZHP gear knob

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Post by Looney » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:18 pm

That car looks freaking stunning :)
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Post by tee.gilding » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Looney wrote:
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That car looks freaking stunning :)
Thanks! Much appreciated! I'm pretty happy with it. Still little details to work on, but overall she's pretty good!
2007 Z4 3.0si Sport (E86) : Stratus Grey : Black Oregon leather : 19" Veemann V-FS33 : BC Racing coilovers : Kumho Ecsta rubber : MTEC discs : Brembo pads : stubby aerial : ZHP gear knob

Instagram: @stratus.z4coupe

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Post by tee.gilding » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:20 pm

Joined up with the zroadster group on Sunday for a wet and slippery cruise through the South Downs, from BMW HQ in Farnborough, to Goodwood Circuit for some grid pics (too wet for any parade laps!) and then westward to West Meon. A couple of snaps from Harry Elliott Photography:
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2007 Z4 3.0si Sport (E86) : Stratus Grey : Black Oregon leather : 19" Veemann V-FS33 : BC Racing coilovers : Kumho Ecsta rubber : MTEC discs : Brembo pads : stubby aerial : ZHP gear knob

Instagram: @stratus.z4coupe

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