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  1. #21
    +1 on the steering rack. The rack has the same ratio as non-ZHP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nk_zhp View Post
    +1 on the steering rack. The rack has the same ratio as non-ZHP.
    Read my above post. It has the same BMW part number but a different one from ZF. It is again up for debate.
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    I always thought/heard that the zhp and competition option M3's came with the CSL steering rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linh View Post
    I always thought/heard that the zhp and competition option M3's came with the CSL steering rack.
    If it is the same as it's specced it's tighter than the CSL

    14.5:1 Ratio (Standard M3 15.4:1)
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    The way the steering felt was the third thing that really impressed me about my ZHP. The first was the exhaust note as the PO pulled into the parking lot to meet me, the second was how the fuzzy seat hugged me when I sat in it. I still love all of those, but I am really glad the steering is the way it is cause that was a source of contention for me and my previous car.
    Lance
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhp43867 View Post
    Was this after the end of sedan production? I've never seen a zhp sedan with a perforated wheel.
    Correct. Last month of production for the sedans was 1/05 in the US and 2/05 in Europe.
    BP
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    ZHP Model Breakdown

    If this was already posted I apologize and it can be removed. I looked and didnt see it, but could just be lack of sleep.

    E46 ZHP (Performance Package) Breakdown

    ZHP Years

    330i Sedan 2003-2005
    330Ci Coupes and Convertibles 2004-2006

    Power Plant

    Engine: S54B30 I6, 24V
    Power: 235 bhp
    Torque: 222 ft-lbs
    0-60 mph 5.6s
    1/4 mile 14.3s

    Aesthetic Enhancements of the ZHP

    M Badges on the 18" Style 135 wheels
    M Badging on the multi-function steering wheel
    M Badging on top of the 6-speed short throw weighted shifter.
    M-Tech II bodykit was standard
    High gloss anthracite window trim
    Clear turn signals to include headlights, side-markers, and tail-lights instead of the standard amber markers.
    Available in all exterior standard color options and also in Imola Red
    Half cloth, half alcantara sports seats (optional upgrade to leather)
    Alcantara wrapped sports steering wheel (this was switched to perforated leather in mid-2005)
    Aluminum cubed faux-carbon fiber interior trim available in silver or black
    Instrument gauge cluster was modified with red needles and polished metal trim rings.

    Performance Enhancements

    Equipped with the more aggressive BMW Performance camshafts and DME tune increasing power from 225 hp to 235 hp
    Engine redline raised from 6500 rpm to 6800 rpm
    Shorter drive ratio, allowing faster acceleration
    - Automatic raised to 3.64 opposed to 3.38
    - Manual raised to 3.07 from 2.93
    Suspension
    - Firmer spring and dampers
    - larger anti-roll bars
    - stronger front control arm ball joints
    - lower ride height
    - slightly negative camber



    I am going to ad to this tomorrow, if anyone sees anything I missed or that is incorrect I will adjust it.

    Marcus if this is somewhere and I just missed it, delete

  8. #28
    It should be noted that the suspension in reality was no different from SP. Aside from bigger/stronger control arms.
    2004 ZHP * IMOLAROT II * OEM Clears * ///M Strut * CoolantSnitch

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    Just an anecdotal comment on the steering [rack]: My friend, to whom I sold my E36M3, when taking my ZHP for a spin, was surprised by the (as he put it) 'go-cart like' steering as compared to the E36. Irrespective, our cars, whether or not having the same steering rack as other performance E46 models, do exhibit really sharp steering response.

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    The clear lenses didn't come on sedans
    Lance
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    My car finds your lack of faith disturbing

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