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    New Maryland Member

    Good morning,

    Two weeks ago I purchased an 05 Imola coupe with 184K miles. My story: My son wants a career in automotive engineering but had no hands on experience. To get his hands dirty, I bought him a manual 05 325i in exchange for him getting a job his senior year at a dealership working in the service bays. The advice I got was: the E46 is easy to work on; there is a wide universe of parts and support; its relatively safe in a collision. With mostly his own paychecks, he made major repairs to the suspension and then did a complete turbo rebuild. I LOVED driving the 325 even when it groaned and wobbled. My son lobbied me to get an M3 but I gravitated to the ZHP and really liked the vibe of this community I discovered after sighting a "ZHP Mafia" sticker." (Are there any left?) My son is now at college and is power-train team leader of the school's Formula SAE team. My ZHP had two owners - a father then his son who seem to have been BMW enthusiasts. So it it's in pretty good shape. I love working on it and I have in-house help for the big projects. Very happy to be part of the community. (Hope I've successfully loaded a photo of the my car, my son's car, and his photo-bombing little brother).

    Dave

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    Join Date
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    Welcome, Dave. Both cars look great.
    Emma - 2005 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Estorilblau Individual

    Sportline 8s 18x8.5F - 18x9.5R | APEX ARC-8 18x8.5 Square | aFe Intake | 135i Brembo F/R Calipers | 26mm Front/20mm Rear Sway Bars | Z4 Mirror
    M3 Dead Pedal | Lexus ES300 Yellow Fog Light Retrofit | Koni Yellows/H&R Springs | Llumar CTX 40% | Coby Tri-Stitch Wheel & Boots

    Awaiting Install: M3 Wing Mirrors

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    That red car is supremely hideous.

    Welcome, Dave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    That red car is supremely hideous.

    Welcome, Dave!
    I am loving those wheels. What kind are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInMD View Post
    I am loving those wheels. What kind are they?
    Apex Arc-8 in 18x9.5 et35 fitment. No rubbing with 255/35r18's and just -1.5 degrees of camber

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    Welcome! Hope to see you out at a local club event soon. https://forum.nccbmwcca.org/content.php
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

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    Welcome, sir. I have stickers available:

    http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...913#post572913
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    148,000 miles

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    Welocme!

    Your wheels are OEM style 135's
    - Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro2u View Post
    Welocme!
    Your wheels are OEM style 135's
    I believe he was asking about ZHPizza's wheels.
    2006 330ci ZHP - Silbergrau Metallic / Stoff Laser/Anthrazit / Alu Black Cube trim / Adaptive Xenon headlights / HK hi-fi system / heated front seats

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    Quote Originally Posted by John in VA View Post
    I believe he was asking about ZHPizza's wheels.
    Well, that would make my reply completely worthless then



    But I guess who wouldn't like ZHPizza's wheels
    - Pete

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