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      07-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #23
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I see your point in the lip design of the standard bumper, but the M is so much nicer with the curvy lines
Since the car is black and its harder to see the intakes, I wanted the 35is inserts. Personally I think that was a good decision

Have some bad quality phone pics of the car for now, more will come. The Z is also lowered on H&R springs at the last two pics

Before and after pictures of the bumpers:
Thanks alot for the pictures. I agree, it is less boring and loosk more wide, open and curvy. I still think "boring" is sometimes better, but in your case it is an excellent upgrade! Dare I say the complete package is now more attractive than the Italian? Nah no, I will just keep that to myself...
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Little known facts about BMW: 1) The N54 is still in production and used in the current Z4 35i and 35is. 2) In a Z4 you can get sport+ steering combined with normal suspension etc by selecting DSC=off. (Update: DSC=off also offers sports steering in the M135i) 3) All Z4s with 19" wheels are still only offered with the worst performing OEM tires ever sold with a DCT equipped BMW (Potenza RE 050 RFT).
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      09-10-2012, 04:40 PM   #24
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wow

love the body kit and the wheels
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      09-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #25
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Very nice cars. The E89 looks sick with those wheels and body kit. I don't really like the E85 but your second one was awesome. Performance seats look so much better than the stock ones. What kind of steering wheel did you put into the second Z4? Custom made Alcantara?
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      09-16-2012, 08:44 AM   #26
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The Breyton LS Rims seem familiar to me But my Z is more like a evil twin.


Breyton Headquarters in Germany (about 5 miles away from my home)
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      09-18-2012, 12:37 AM   #27
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That should be Batman's next car. It looks like a bat mobile. Looks fierce!
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      09-18-2012, 01:07 AM   #28
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the truth is that the Z4 black fits very well


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      09-18-2012, 09:43 AM   #29
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      10-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #30
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Very nice cars. The E89 looks sick with those wheels and body kit. I don't really like the E85 but your second one was awesome. Performance seats look so much better than the stock ones. What kind of steering wheel did you put into the second Z4? Custom made Alcantara?
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The steering wheel was an custom made from a original M steering wheel.
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      10-07-2012, 03:03 PM   #31
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The Breyton LS Rims seem familiar to me But my Z is more like a evil twin.


Breyton Headquarters in Germany (about 5 miles away from my home)
Wow, those look really good in black as well...
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      10-07-2012, 03:22 PM   #32
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It has been a long time since I last visiting the forum

Have done some upgrades since last, but not really big ones.

A stubby antenna, K&N intake filter, M shortshift gearknob and rear decat with straight pipes from Milltek.

After mounting the Milltek I could not only hear but also feel the difference. Using ESS flash and with the exhaust upgrade I felt more power on the top revs.
The sound is awesome also, with popping sound all the time, especially when I shift gears . I think the sound got around 20% louder as well. There is also a 35is exhaust system mounted on my Z
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      11-03-2012, 04:56 AM   #34
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      11-06-2012, 04:01 PM   #35
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Any chance of a exhaust clip ?
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      11-23-2012, 04:56 AM   #36
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Haha, I've had the same lovely rims in my garage for exactly 1 year now (bought them 11/23/2011) but never came around to mounting them on my Z.

Here a pic of my Z in wintersetup (17inch+wintertyres) with one LS on... the difference is hugh!!!


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      12-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #37
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Any chance of a exhaust clip ?
Possibly I can do it, but it`s winter in Norway now, so a little bad conditions for good accelerations
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      12-02-2012, 02:10 PM   #38
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Haha, I've had the same lovely rims in my garage for exactly 1 year now (bought them 11/23/2011) but never came around to mounting them on my Z.

Here a pic of my Z in wintersetup (17inch+wintertyres) with one LS on... the difference is hugh!!!

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      12-02-2012, 02:15 PM   #39
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I will do a brake caliper mod as a Christmas gift to my Z very soon. My plan is to paint the calipers Lamborghini Reventon grey with Ferrari 430 Scuderia gold details
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      12-13-2012, 07:38 PM   #40
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Congrats. Car looks spectacular
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      01-03-2013, 03:56 PM   #41
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      01-03-2013, 04:53 PM   #42
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So I done the caliper mod as an Christmas gift to my Z. The colors picked where, Ferrari Scuderia gold wheelcolor (named "Oro") and Maserati grey wheelcolor (named "Grigio Mercury").

As much as possible was taken apart for paint without taking the brake lines off.

To make the gold details also be a part of the rear caliper, I modified the spring of an Z4 23i front caliper and mounted it to my rear caliper

So this was the process:

Before front:

Before rear:

Cleaning with acid:

Primer:

Painted Maserati grey with matte clear coat:

Parts taken off:

Center of brake disc before cleaning:

Center of brake disc after cleaning with a brush and drill:

Before painting brake disc center rear:

Ferrari gold painted in a professional paint shop:

Front Finished:



Rear Finished:

With winter wheel on:


I have ordered a M badge to fit over the front gold plate. But haven`t decided to mount it yet! What is other Z owners opinions on that one?

One last before and after peek:
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      01-08-2013, 02:11 AM   #43
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Great 35i! I'd love to see a vid on your exhaust with second cats removed!
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      01-10-2013, 02:40 PM   #44
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Great 35i! I'd love to see a vid on your exhaust with second cats removed!
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I love to make you a video. But driving conditions here in Norway is really bad, roads with loads of snow and ice I will do a video in the spring.
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