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Thread: What did you do for your ZHP/ BMW / MINI today? #2

  1. #23741
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prestovie View Post
    Took my ZHP into the dealership today to get my wheels balanced to see if that would fix my problem of having the car wash all over the road after putting the summers on.
    Wasn't too thrilled about having to take a trip to any high-travel place but wore gloves and a mask - with aviators and a hat I looked pretty goofy - and brought my own lawn chair to sit out front of the shop in the sun while I waited.
    Definitely an improvement in ride quality but they claim my tires are cupping which I attribute to going without an alignment for so long. The service rep seemed personally offended when I turned down her giving me a quote for new tires, told her unless they had PSS's in stock I wasn't interested.
    Got to witness a guy coming to pick up his new Z4 M40i as well as a mystic blue M3 coupe struggle to engage first gear leaving the lot.
    Have you done Rear Trailing Arm bushings? If original they need done. It'll make the ass of your car feel like it's caught in a crosswind. Worse in the rain or certain highways that have channeling or grooving in the pavement. It'll also cup and chew up your rear tires from dynamic tow changes under load.

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  2. #23742
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Nah man you don't need to change the boots. I made a rule with my car: if it touches skin, then it should be leather (steering wheel, shift knob, ebrake handle, armrests), and if it touches clothing, it should be Alcantara (seats), and if it touches nothing, then who gives a shit what material it is. Alcantara boots stay!
    Lol, I went back and forth on this myself. My car came equipped with black leather. But I did the armrest, boots, headliner and pillars all in black suede/Alcantara. I finally got my new steering wheel from Coby and settled on Alcantara. I'm hoping I don't regret it after a few years.



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  3. #23743
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Cupping ? My money is on bad struts and shocks. Have they been replaced before ?
    That's actually a good shout, don't have a clue how old my current ones are, would have to dig through some paperwork but definitely a good idea to be replacing soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thatguy_JZ View Post
    Have you done Rear Trailing Arm bushings? If original they need done. It'll make the ass of your car feel like it's caught in a crosswind. Worse in the rain or certain highways that have channeling or grooving in the pavement. It'll also cup and chew up your rear tires from dynamic tow changes under load.

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    That sounds like a pretty spot on diagnosis! Definitely going to get those replaced ASAP(or as soon as I can leave the state and still have permission to re-enter). Most likely still the originals on there

    2004 BMW 330i TiAg ZHP/// 6MT(purchased from forum 6/06/16);
    KONI Yellows | Akebono Brake Pads | ECIS cold air intake system;
    Hotchkis Sport sway bar | ECS Tuning Carbon Fiber front strut brace
    Vibrant Performance Muffler | Coby Wheel Tri-Stitch steering wheel & shift boot
    Michelin PSS | Blizzak WS-80

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    Since I wanted some outdoor sun time and there’s lots of time...might as well!

    --Trevor--
    Vancouver, BC

  5. #23745
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    I can't read vertically, is that tire shine?
    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
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    What did you do for your ZHP/ BMW / MINI today? #2

    Quote Originally Posted by Oli77 View Post
    I can't read vertically, is that tire shine?
    Hahahahaha. You’re funny. Just sealant for the car!! Keeping it slippery!! #CovidArmor
    --Trevor--
    Vancouver, BC

  7. #23747
    The %&#$ kids had done a job on the zhp recently and put a bunch of scratches on it so had it detailed by a local guy (not a pro, but an enthusiast) and gave it a good buffing and was able to remove a bunch of the scratches. The paint was in dire condition and now looks a heck of a lot better.

    Left his house straight to autozone and got a heavy duty car cover.

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  8. #23748
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    Congrats. Car looks very sharp. I see a bumper grill (P/N 51117893331) on your future.
    2005 IR / black / 6MT
    150,000 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Congrats. Car looks very sharp. I see a bumper grill (P/N 51117893331) on your future.
    It does look good.

    Also add the 2 fog light surrounds.

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

  10. #23750
    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    Congrats. Car looks very sharp. I see a bumper grill (P/N 51117893331) on your future.

    Thanks. I am happy with the job he did. He probably worked on it a good 5+ hrs for $150. As BP can attest, it had so many swirl marks and water spots it was awful and now it looks so much better. He lost his job so he advertised on my town's fb page that he was hoping to make some side money by detailing so it was a good way to help a local and get the car some much needed attention.

    And do tell, what's wrong with the bumper grill? Had no idea i need a new one

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