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      10-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #1
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Now that the M3 is gone... what will I track? :D

This for the time being

http://www.europeanautosource.com/co...-wheels-e89-z4

















BIG Thank you to the guys at EAS for helping me out. I told them my track day was this saturday, and they got me ready to go ASAP. They ordered my wheels and had them ready to go for me

Also need to thank David for getting the wheels sent down quickly.

I'll miss the M, but I'm really curious to see how the Z4 does at Big Willow tomorrow


There are a good amount of m3post guys coming as well

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http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=742071
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      10-12-2012, 01:06 PM   #2
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I thought you got rid of this.
Instead of this, how about an E30 with a S52 or S54 transplant, mated to a 6 speed should kick some butts.
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      10-12-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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congrats on the new car and love the apex wheels
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      10-12-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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I thought you got rid of this.
Instead of this, how about an E30 with a S52 or S54 transplant, mated to a 6 speed should kick some butts.
I've had this Z4 for a little over a year. I had a 2009 before this one that I got rid of when the time came.

A build is too much work lol. I'd love to, but the time/effort/money isn't justifiable for me.
I'm thinking of maybe doing an E46 though. Not sure. or S2k.

The Z4 is only a temp; I would go crazy if I didn't have something to track here and there


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congrats on the new car and love the apex wheels
Love the APEX wheels too

They're super light

Not as light as my TEs that I had on the M3 (or maybe they are and I'm just stronger now? ), but still much lighter than the OEMs w/runflats
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I've had this Z4 for a little over a year. I had a 2009 before this one that I got rid of when the time came.

A build is too much work lol. I'd love to, but the time/effort/money isn't justifiable for me.
I'm thinking of maybe doing an E46 though. Not sure. or S2k.

The Z4 is only a temp; I would go crazy if I didn't have something to track here and there




Love the APEX wheels too

They're super light

Not as light as my TEs that I had on the M3 (or maybe they are and I'm just stronger now? ), but still much lighter than the OEMs w/runflats
and cheaper than the volks were if you mess one up it wont cost an arm and a leg to get it and 8 weeks ha
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and cheaper than the volks were if you mess one up it wont cost an arm and a leg to get it and 8 weeks ha
True that

The price for all 4 of these at retail is about the cost of 1 freaking volk, and you can't really find "1" volk

I'm happy with my choice

I do have red RAYs valve stem caps though lol. Courtesy of EAS that fortunately had an extra set that I could purchase. I'm not a fan of rubber stem caps at all
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      10-12-2012, 01:36 PM   #7
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I wish BMW had made an "M" version of this Z4 with the S65 motor and carbon fiber fixed roof. What a car that would have been!

Good looking car!
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      10-12-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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      10-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #9
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I wish BMW had made an "M" version of this Z4 with the S65 motor and carbon fiber fixed roof. What a car that would have been!

Good looking car!
that would be sick!!

except make it a CF convertible roof
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      10-12-2012, 02:11 PM   #10
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I've had this Z4 for a little over a year. I had a 2009 before this one that I got rid of when the time came.

A build is too much work lol. I'd love to, but the time/effort/money isn't justifiable for me.
I'm thinking of maybe doing an E46 though. Not sure. or S2k.

The Z4 is only a temp; I would go crazy if I didn't have something to track here and there




Love the APEX wheels too

They're super light

Not as light as my TEs that I had on the M3 (or maybe they are and I'm just stronger now? ), but still much lighter than the OEMs w/runflats
An E30 with an S50/2 engine can be had for low under 10k probably. They really aren't that hard to find.

Nice looking Z4 either way.
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      10-12-2012, 02:14 PM   #11
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An E30 with an S50/2 engine can be had for low under 10k probably. They really aren't that hard to find.

Nice looking Z4 either way.
Really? I haven't see them around here that much (e30s generally aren't in good conditions, unless they're showroom kept M3s, which then go for like 20k)

if anyone local knows of any, let me know
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      10-12-2012, 02:19 PM   #13
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I wish BMW had made an "M" version of this Z4 with the S65 motor and carbon fiber fixed roof. What a car that would have been!

Good looking car!
I would probably get that car rather than my current M3. Too bad the only way to get that is to buy a Z4 GT3.

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that would be sick!!

except make it a CF convertible roof
That would pose a problem with track days. I'd split the difference with a fixed moonroof though, assuming it could be made to work on a roof that small.
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I never liked the Z3's ...ever. The Z4's on the other hand, are truly wonderful to look at. Congrats OP!
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Congrats. Not a bad car. Though not my cup of tea. Not really a sports car. More of a GT car. I'd prefer a 370z or boxster/cayman myself. Or maybe the older Z4 M coupe. Never quite understood the reason behind a 2 seater GT car.
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      10-12-2012, 06:59 PM   #18
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So the M is finally gone?

Enjoy the Z4! Build an e36 or e46 M3 track car. S2k isn't a bad choice either but parts are not much cheaper than e36/46 parts...
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New shoes look very aggressive! Good to be of service.
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      10-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #20
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That would pose a problem with track days.
How come?


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Congrats. Not a bad car. Though not my cup of tea. Not really a sports car. More of a GT car. I'd prefer a 370z or boxster/cayman myself. Or maybe the older Z4 M coupe. Never quite understood the reason behind a 2 seater GT car.
The Z4 is actually a much much much better DD imho over the M3.

N54 is better than the S65 around town. The car is smaller: easier to park, fit in small places in LA, maneuver around etc. Less attention from cops too

Overall, I would prefer the M3, but as a DD, the Z4 is better than the E93. I've had 2 Z4s in the course of 2 years, and 2 e93s (335 and M3) in the past 3 years, so I am pretty familiar with the two bodies and both engines (n54, s65).

Especially a tuned N54.

370Z is a great car, i would take one if the dealer wasn't asking $600/month on it for a lease.

Love the Boxster, I used to have a 986, but I really cannot stand softtops after having hardtops over the past few years. Cayman is great, but it's not a vert. I need a vert in Cali lol
Maybe if I lived somewhere cold... but I can't imagine not being able to take the canyons to PCH and getting dinner in Malibu in anything but a drop top.



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So the M is finally gone?

Enjoy the Z4! Build an e36 or e46 M3 track car. S2k isn't a bad choice either but parts are not much cheaper than e36/46 parts...
Yup gone gone :/
It's okay, it is what it is.

Looking into a variety of track car options



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Thank you as always

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