nfbr's 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé! Blog/Build-Thread

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nfbr's 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé! Blog/Build-Thread

Post by nfbr » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:41 am

So, having had no car for 3 weeks and having planned to have no car for anything upto 6 months, temptation got the better of me! This evening I have put down a large deposit on what in two days will be my first BMW!

A really nice Z4 Coupé Step-Auto in what at this point I think is Ruby Black (could be wrong but it seems to have undertones of oxblood red in certain light), with Cream leather interior and Extended leather.
Edit- just checked the vin! Definitely Ruby Black

Really excited about picking this car up in the next couple of days and think it's probably going to take a fair bit of time and discipline to get used to. It's a very different car to anything I've had before!

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More pictures to follow as things progress :)

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* Fix the Non-Working Horns ~Done~
* Sort out broken glovebox hinge clip ~Done~
* Remove some of the foam in the intake resonator pipe ~Done~
* Retrofit Cruise control - Parts ordered and Delivered ~Done~
* Fresh pair of plain numberplates (I really don't like the euro GB thing) ~Done~
* Charcoal Active Pollen filter replacement ~Done~
* A nicer looking aerial ~Done~
* Powerflex Wishbone bushes PFF5-4601 ~Done~
* LED Numberplate bulbs ~Done~
* LED Interior Bulbs ~Done~
* Front Grille - Re-finish grille bars Plastidip Satin Black ~Done~
* K&N Performance Panel Air Filter 33-2372 ~Done~
* LED Sidelight Bulbs & Xenon HID Kit ~Done~
* Fresh Spark Plugs - NGK ILZFR6D11 ~Done~
* Remove side (3.0Si) and rear (Z4) emblems ~Done~
* Eibach Lowering Springs ~Done~
* Clean up/Paint brake calipers ~Done~
* Eibach Front and Rear Spacers + Black Extended Bolts ~Done~Removed/Sold
* Diff oil change ~Done~
* Complete Refurb of Fog Lights ~Done~
* Powerflex Trailing arm bushes - PFR5-3608 ~Done~
* Hunter 4-wheel alignment and Geometry Reset ~Done~
* Centre Exhaust Silencer Bypass ~Done~
* Oil and Filter Change ~Done~
* RVR R-3 19" Alloy Wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 Tyres ~Done~
* Front Lower spoiler - 5J08070619B9 ~Done~
* Tarox 'D95' Discs and 'Strada' Pads ~Done~
* Custom HEL Braided Brake Lines and ATE Super Blue Racing Brake Fluid~Done~
* Waterpump, Thermostat and Coolant Change ~Done~
* Scorpion Cat-Back Exhaust System development ~In Progress!~
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by RickRob » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:22 am

That is a great colour combo - I sometimes wish I had held out for a non-black interior.

Looks very shiny. Thanks for posting an unprompted pic. :D

Enjoy :driving:
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by DPG » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:33 am

Looks stunning. Congratulations
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by srhutch » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:07 am

Hi and welcome. Any plans to mod it. If not that will soon change if you hang around here to long.
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by nfbr » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:16 am

Thanks Guys!

I work for a very well known Volkswagen / Audi tuning specialist, It'd be rude not to...

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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by Wyldie85 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:54 am

Good buy! Looks great!

Look forward to more pics in due course!

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Post by simonlpearce » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:55 am

Ruby black is probably one of the better colours for a coupe :thumbsup:

Just a bugger to keep it ruby black this time of year :lol:
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by DPG » Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:28 am

nfbr wrote:Thanks Guys!

I work for a very well known Volkswagen / Audi tuning specialist, It'd be rude not to...
Awesome :thumbsup:
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by Zeddicus » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:16 pm

nfbr wrote:Thanks Guys!

I work for a very well known Volkswagen / Audi tuning specialist, It'd be rude not to...
Look forward to the results of your mods, you may inspire me some work on mine!

What car did you move from?
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by Chasabi » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:45 pm

Very nice mate. Lovely colour.
srhutch wrote:Hi and welcome. Any plans to mod it. If not that will soon change if you hang around here to long.
I've had mine 4 months and already spent a fortune in mods. This lot will corrupt you! :rofl:
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Post by monkadill » Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:48 pm

:thumbsup:
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by nfbr » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:30 pm

simonlpearce wrote:Ruby black is probably one of the better colours for a coupe :thumbsup:
Just a bugger to keep it ruby black this time of year :lol:
Lucky enough, I only do 2,000 - 3,000 miles a year, so shouldn't be too bad!
DPG wrote:Awesome :thumbsup:
That's right ;)
Zeddicus wrote:Look forward to the results of your mods, you may inspire me some work on mine!
What car did you move from?
Thanks.
I've recently got rid of a Volkswagen Jetta 2008 (2.0TFSI) running APR Stage 2+. Around 279bhp and 335lb/ft of torque.
Chasabi wrote:Very nice mate. Lovely colour.
I've had mine 4 months and already spent a fortune in mods. This lot will corrupt you! :rofl:
You can't corrupt something that's already there!

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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by Fast3000 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:34 pm

Lovely looking motor :thumbsup:

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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by nfbr » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:47 pm

A couple of pics of the old Jetta.
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Hope the above isn't too offensive! :fuelfire:
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Re: My 2007 Ruby Black Z4 Coupé!

Post by srhutch » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:54 pm

Post them properly, nothing to be ashamed about.
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