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    "Very interesting BMW show car recreated by...

    "Very interesting BMW show car recreated by custom coach builders in Milan..." Um... no, not exactly: it's a BMW show car originally created by custom coachbuilders in Milan and recently built by BMW...
  2. Andrew says, "The 20" rims should really be pared...

    Andrew says, "The 20" rims should really be pared with the Alpina suspension both for safety but also for a huge gain in overall handing and poise on the road." But do remember that there are two...
  3. I can't seem to find the price!

    I can't seem to find the price!
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    When we bought Nancy Drew at 98,000 miles, it was...

    When we bought Nancy Drew at 98,000 miles, it was to get a Z8 that could be driven. Fortunately, I had a friendly Z8 guru who prepared a spreadsheet of everything the car needed; he subsequently...
  5. Thread: New Post on Z8

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    Sigh. I'm going to have to assume that Standard...

    Sigh. I'm going to have to assume that Standard Written English is her second (or third) language.
  6. I have to repeat what Andrew says: "The Z8 is...

    I have to repeat what Andrew says: "The Z8 is such a stunning car that it can carry any wheels, just as a beautiful woman can wear any shoes." But some of the modern Transformer-style designs give me...
  7. Ride Height

    "Is the [Alpina suspension] ride height any different on the alpina suspension vs the regular suspension?" Yes, it is—or at least it looks like there's an abundance of space above stock 18" wheels...
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    Well, huh! I learn something new every time I...

    Well, huh! I learn something new every time I come on here! For what it's worth, I continue to use Optima battery maintainers on the Z8s because they provide information, not just a red/green LED...
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    Heh. You know, of course, that Party A has...

    Heh. You know, of course, that Party A has Michelin Pilot Sports on her Z8, don't you? :)
  10. Wow. "Beneath the spreading chestnut tree the...

    Wow. "Beneath the spreading chestnut tree the village smith stands; the smith, a mighty man is he, with bitchin' 3D printers and scanners...."
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    Heh. Officially, its top speed is a mere 198....

    Heh. Officially, its top speed is a mere 198. Just wait for the B8!
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    My aesthetics are suspect, but why would you want...

    My aesthetics are suspect, but why would you want a more modern look on a deliberately retro design? Echoing the '50s, I have a set of chromed Style 89s that I've been dying to put on the car.......
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    Oh, I agree that HRE makes great wheels. But...

    Oh, I agree that HRE makes great wheels. But style is subjective, nicht wahr? If I put Michelinos on my 19" Style 89s, will you forgive me?
  14. I was right: With its chrome elements, the Z8 CAN...

    I was right: With its chrome elements, the Z8 CAN stand a little chromie bling on the wheels!
  15. So, you think your Z8 is nice and shiny, do you?

    Okay, I admit it: I am not worthy. Yes, I have at least $2,000 worth of polishes and pastes, waxes and buffers, microfiber cloths and intricate brushes. Yes, I have occasionally spent hours in what I...
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    Sigh. I wonder if the people criticizing...

    Sigh. I wonder if the people criticizing run-flats have recent experience with them, as opposed to the first-gen tires available at the turn of the century. After three trips across the country—oh,...
  17. But will a 3D-printed wheel be as strong as...

    But will a 3D-printed wheel be as strong as forged aluminum? I keep thinking of the additive process as being somewhat akin to sandstone deposits, whereas forging seems more like seismic rock....
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    Eeew. Just—eew.

    Eeew. Just—eew.
  19. It apparently went for $203,500. Not sure if that...

    It apparently went for $203,500. Not sure if that included auction fee.
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    And you don't get to drive the damn thing! The...

    And you don't get to drive the damn thing! The ultimate example of people who don't get it.
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    Oh, I think your birthday wishes are pretty...

    Oh, I think your birthday wishes are pretty satisfactory. Let's see: J-O-A-N-N-A....
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    I always thought January birthdays were a cheat,...

    I always thought January birthdays were a cheat, because somehow gifts were expected to stretch from Christmas to my birthday. I hope that didn't happen to you, Andrew!
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    Heh. We could take a poll and see who has heard,...

    Heh. We could take a poll and see who has heard, "Hey, you have a back-up light out!" the most times.
  24. Thread: New Member

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    Eew—what is that horrible white substance all...

    Eew—what is that horrible white substance all around your car?! We do not have that in SoSo California....
  25. Thread: Sport button

    by Satch
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    Samo-samo with the Z4 M roadster—it merely...

    Samo-samo with the Z4 M roadster—it merely changes the curve of the accelerator input. I NEVER drive with the Sport button pushed because if I did I would have to drive that way every time, and I...
  26. Thread: Exhaust Options

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    As my Z4 M roadster is right at 60,000, I have...

    As my Z4 M roadster is right at 60,000, I have been spending the week preparing it for a friend who will be driving it in an autocross on Saturday. Spent most of Monday replacing rotors, pads, and...
  27. Thread: Just for Kicks

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    One thing I like about the Z8 is that quite a few...

    One thing I like about the Z8 is that quite a few people have no idea what the hell it is....
  28. Thread: Z8 for sale

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    Add mine to the list of names recommending...

    Add mine to the list of names recommending Blackstone Labs. I sent another oil sample to them at just under 130,000 miles, and they assure me that Nancy Drew should be good to go for the nonce. (And...
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    Sticky: Man, that is one sweet machine!

    Man, that is one sweet machine!
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    Do let us know the results of your experiments!

    Do let us know the results of your experiments!
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    An Alpine White Z8?!

    Mein Frau ran across this image on Houzz (don't ask): Individual? Vinyl wrap?
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    Mr Goodwrench: Chrome, you say?! Hmm. At this...

    Mr Goodwrench: Chrome, you say?! Hmm. At this point I have more wheels than any one person should be allowed (twenty wheels, not counting those on the cars), but... CHROME, you say?! I may indeed be...
  33. Thread: Seat back clips

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    Just my opinion, but I believe this is another...

    Just my opinion, but I believe this is another problem stemming from an attempt to make Pinocchio into a real boy—that is, to make a production car from the Z07 Concept. There are many, many hastily...
  34. Sticky: A bit flash, don't you think? : )

    A bit flash, don't you think? : )
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    What, you think we have something to be grateful...

    What, you think we have something to be grateful for?! Oh, wait....
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    I so enjoyed the Alpine tour of the mountains on...

    I so enjoyed the Alpine tour of the mountains on Dirk's florida tour!
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    Sticky: Hmm. I do have to be in Germany next September...

    Hmm. I do have to be in Germany next September for the Frankfurt show....
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    No photo? Then it didn't happen! : )

    No photo? Then it didn't happen! : )
  39. Depending on where you are in Florida, you may be...

    Depending on where you are in Florida, you may be close to Dirk de Groen, who heads up the BMW Classic Car Club of America. Fortunately, all Z cars are considered "classics," and Dirk is an excellent...
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    The Pacific Coast Highway is open again

    Speaking of Monterey, there were three Zed Achts at the BMW CCA Festorics corral (and I saw both of the others when I was heading west on 68 on Monday morning, too!).

    There was another Eight...
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