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Thread: ZHP Brandon's - Imola Project Thread

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    ZHP Brandon's - Imola Project Thread

    Ive been apart of this Forum for well over a year but I am now starting my maintenance thread
    Reason being, I finally figured out WHERE it is exactly I was supposed to be posting any of my mods/or maintenance updates about my car which is embarrassing enough... LOL



    WARNING:

    My post's will be very TEXT heavy to start this off of course - if you don't like reading lengthy stories... My apologies but I feel like I SHOULD say everything one shot, but since I can't speak to many of you in person - here is my story



    My first post will be a lengthy one to just give a small synopsis on my own story with BMW(s)

    Currently own a: 2004 Imola Red ZHP Sedan
    Black Cube Trim
    6-Speed Transmission
    Black Leather Interior
    Non-CWP


    I have owned this car roughly about a 10.5 Months, I received the car April of 2015.

    I purchased the car from a Volkswagen dealership in Pensacola, Florida
    From what I remember the previous owner owned the car for about 6-7 Years. He traded the car in around a year ago, which was when I found the car on the internet & made my immediate purchase completely over the phone and via email lol


    After losing my Black Sapphire Metallic ZHP sedan in a bad accident, I had to own another. I shipped my Imola Red ZHP from Florida in March and didn't receive the car until April.

    When receiving the car I did NOT know how to drive Manual, I learned IN this car. I quickly developed that same attachment I had for my Black Sapphire ZHP, It took me all of 3 days to get a hang of it.


    Quick Synopsis on my Family & Our Love for all things FAST:


    My Father & 3 brothers have all owned BMW's basically all my life

    - My Father owned a E21 320i
    1987 7 Series - Blue on Blue Interior - Auto

    - My Oldest Brother owned a 1989 325xi
    Alpine White / Beige Heated Interior / Auto


    - My brother Dennis is the true BMW fanatic amongst us all, he has owned the following in order
    2001 E39 540i - Silbergrau
    2003 E39 530i - Alpine White
    E46 M3 - Imola Red on Imola Red - 6MT
    E60 550i - Alpine White on Beige - Automatic
    E46 M3 - Alpine White on Cinnamon - SMG
    E46 M3 Vert - Carbon Black on Cinnamon - SMG
    E46 M3 Vert - Jet Black on Black - SMG
    RIGHT HAND DRIVE - E46 M3 - TiAG on Imola - SMG converted to 6MT - Fully Built Motor from VACMotorsport - complete HPF Twin Turbo Kit - Pro EFI Standalone computer - Custom Fab Work
    E36 M3 - Avus Blue on Black - 5 Speed
    R35 GT-R - Black on Black - Full Bolt-On's installed
    2004 330i - S54 Sedan - Full drivetrain Swap
    2008 LCI E60 M5 - Black on Black - 6MT / Navigation / Extended Leather

    He Currently owns the GT-R, RHD M3, S54 Sedan, E60 M5 & An E30 M3 Shell hes waiting to build one day.



    My younger brother has owned:
    1987 325is - Champagne on Beige - 5 Speed
    He currently owns an
    E36 M3 - Arctic Silver on Black - Auto

    I have Owned:
    1987 325E Sedan - Red on Black - Auto
    2004 ZHP Sedan - Black Sapphire Metallic on Black - Steptronic
    2004 ZHP Sedan - Imola Red on Black - 6 Speed


    It's safe to say we have a rich history in my family through car's in general.

    But more importantly lol -


    BACK TO MY ZHP

    The car came with Euro Clears, Side markers & Rear Tail lights.

    Here she is in my drive way on the first day



    On DependableAutoShippers Rig for delivery





    The car was and technically continues to be bone stock to this day, A lot of things have been cleaned up/changed & I've replaced a few unforeseen parts

    Things I've already done:
    --------------------------------

    - Depo Headlights / OEM Euro Clear Side markers / Rear Tail lights
    - LED Trunk Lights
    - Fuel Pump
    - Rebuilt DISA Valve
    - 2 Oil Changes
    - Dynavin Navigation W/ Bluetooth
    - Square Set up of Style 135's (8.5 All around) & Brand New Tires
    - OEM BMW Floormats
    - Purchased a COBY WHEEL - Alcantara Shift Knob (Not Installed)
    - Brand New Auto Craft Battery
    - Purchased Pulley's & Belts
    ( Considering returning to purchase TMS Power Pulley set )
    - OEM Bluetooth Input (Antenna, ULF Module, OEM Microphone)
    - Removed Front Tints (DAMN NY COPS )
    - Bought Khoalty Headlight Lenses (THANKS BADCLOWN!) for my ZKW Headlight Rebuild
    - BBS CH's (Not Mounted til the Summer)


    ---------------------------------------


    Future Mod List:

    - New Center Console :
    Possibly Euro Tray
    - Coby Wheel Rewrap Trifecta (Wheel, Shift Boot, Ebrake Boot)
    - New Rear Rotors & Pads all around
    - Coolant System Overhaul
    Considering Mishimoto Upgrades to the coolant system along with OEM parts
    - ZKW Headlight Rebuild :
    TRS ZKW Rebuild Kit
    Khoalty Headlight Lenses
    Xpel or Lamin-X Protection
    - Carbon Fiber CSL Sedan Trunk
    - Side Skirt Extensions wrapped in 3M Vinyl HD Carbon Fiber Vinyl
    - Carbon fiber Wrap Roof in the same Vinyl
    - MTechII Performance Splitters or Arqray Front Lip
    - Mor Vision Carbon Fiber Rear MtechII Diffuser (Quad Exhaust Mod)
    - Quad Exhaust Set up or Dual Exhaust (E46 M3 Esque or reminiscent of the 335 Exhaust Exit's)
    - M3 Mirror
    - Alcantara or Natural Brown Interior
    - Retrofit heated seat option
    - Full Repaint
    Quoted at 3K for a full repaint should the the time (MONEY) ever come or be available






    Thanks for reading! I'll be updating this A LOT from here on in!


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    Last edited by ZHP_Brandon; 02-26-2016 at 09:50 PM.

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    Good stuff so far! Love the imola! Lots of bmws in the family too! I'm jealous of nearly every single car you listed! I'd love to see some photos of that RHD e46 M3!
    Shawn, 801

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    Good list

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    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    AA Tune, Sprint Booster, Gruppe M Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, TMS Pulleys, H&R Touring Cup Kit & Spacers, UCC Sway Bars
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection)
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete

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    Nice list for future mods. We might run into each other since I go to Queens/Brooklyn a lot. Oh and Imola FTW!
    <a href=http://s301.photobucket.com/user/danserban/media/zhp/D636C913-72BE-49A9-9194-30FC3029BD35.jpg.html target=_blank><img src=http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn46/danserban/zhp/D636C913-72BE-49A9-9194-30FC3029BD35.jpg border=0 alt= /></a>

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    Welcome.

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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    Nice, that is a serious list of BMWs your family has owned. Look forward to updates!

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    Nice!


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    Dinan; Hign Flow Intake System, & Strut Tower Brace
    Turner Motorsports; Underdrive Power Pulleys
    Koni Sport, Bridgestone; Potenza RE-11, Coby Wheel
    Stewart High Performance Water Pump
    Hawk High Performance Street 5.0 Brake Pads
    Brembo Rotor

    The purposeful face of a formidable athlete:

    The spine-tingling 330i Performance Package.

    Purchased CPO on 12/23/2006 with 28,090 miles

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    ZHP Brandon's - Imola Project Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ssparrow View Post
    Good stuff so far! Love the imola! Lots of bmws in the family too! I'm jealous of nearly every single car you listed! I'd love to see some photos of that RHD e46 M3!
    Thank you! & I'll post pictures of the car soon, in the next month and a half he's do for a full tune. He just repainted the entire car along with aftermarket parts he's Hoarded over the many years of being in love with the E46 Chassis LOL

    I'll deff keep you guys posted

    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Good list

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    Thank you! I try to be very thorough lol

    Quote Originally Posted by 05Imola View Post
    Nice list for future mods. We might run into each other since I go to Queens/Brooklyn a lot. Oh and Imola FTW!
    I hope we do! I don't know of many other ZHP's around us!
    I've seen all but 3, One sedan that was stranded off of the LIE last spring around this time before getting my car - TiAg on Black & One coupe Tiag on Alcantara out in the Port Jefferson area

    Quote Originally Posted by Vas View Post
    Welcome.
    Thanks Vas! Your car is one of the first I consistently followed around 1 year ago before purchasing my second ZHP

    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    Nice, that is a serious list of BMWs your family has owned. Look forward to updates!
    Thanks! I'm hoping to really get a move on this year with her, She's done amazingly this past year and gives me no trouble, she deserves the mods lol

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ZHPGUY View Post
    Nice!

    Thank you!

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    Finally got around to installing my Alcantara Shift Knob from Mike @CobyWheel & I must say.... Im in love with alcantara again




    Safe to say the one in my car mustve been from day one back in 2004 when the car was shipped to Alabama lol, even the metal ring around the knob was chipping but it was facing my Navigation so I wouldve never known!




    I cant wait to do the rest of my interior bits in Alcantara, this only makes me wish I had some kind of colored leather interior or Alcantara Heated Seats! lol

    But here is the end result and I'm ecstatic!





    A New shift boot is ABSOLUTELY necessary now lol




    Questioning if mike could rewrap my crapply old ZHP Weighted shift knob, the one I bought isnt weighted... So just in case this one gets beat up fast, I can quickly just swap it for the other one.

    If he can, I'll be doing the illuminated LED retrofit along side a new alcantara Wrap


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    Wow at that old knob

    His - 2004 Imola Red / Alcantara 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

    Her's - 2005 Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather 330i | 6MT | ZHP |

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