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Thread: 9 years later I've joined the ZHP gang

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    9 years later I've joined the ZHP gang

    I created this account back on April 9, 2012. I was in high school back then. Now, nearly 9 years later, I've picked up my first E46 and it happens to be a ZHP. It's nothing special, extremely ugly and needs lots of maintenance. Key things to note are 223k miles and a $2k purchase price.

    I'll post more tomorrow after I inventory everything wrong with it. It's been a long day of trailering.





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    Welcome, sir. Congrats on your ZHP. Please post more details when you have them.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    152,000 miles

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    im gonna go out on a limb and say thats the best 2k you'll ever spend- that M54 is just broken in. congrats and welcome!

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    Gorgeous silbergraw!
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; all stock
    http://s900.photobucket.com/user/othibau/media/Junesig.jpg.html][IMG]http://i900.photobucket.com/albums/ac208/othibau/Junesig.jpg

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    Tore apart the front end and removed all under trays and fender liners. Surprisingly no rust in the fender wells! I think the OFHG is leaking, and possibly the pan. The steering is very loose, feels like inner tie rods. Water pump looks original too. The list keeps growing....



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    Welcome! I was always into Japanese cars when I was a kid, and found my love for older BMWs when I worked on a couple E36s in high school - I was actually looking for a clean E36, but my ZHP popped up for sale when I was in 1st year uni and the rest, as they say... is history.

    If that ZHP runs decently for $2k that's already a steal! Looking forward to following along your restoration.
    2004 BMW 330CI ZHP (well, technically ZAM)


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    Welcome!

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    Welcome back! Congrats on finding one.

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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
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

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    congrats on the purchase, my first ZHP was the same color. the rehab project should be fun
    2005 BMW 330i ZHP - BMWP brakes/intake/strut bar/shifter, Coby wraps interior, BBS CHs, Eagle Eye LED tails, GC coilovers, 2x2 CF MTECH2 diffuser, Sprint Booster/sport button mod, 4.5 LCM, Xtrons 9inch HU, BSW stg1, dynamat, M3 sedan dead pedal
    2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro Cement Gray - Innovativ HIDs, OE LED fogs, CanvasBack, URD, black tails, K&N, AJT



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