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    Sticky: Poll: Simply gorgeous, bravo!

    Simply gorgeous, bravo!
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    Amazing, awesome and thank you!

    Amazing, awesome and thank you!
  3. Thread: Cold air intake

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    Dinan used to, but not sure if they have any left...

    Dinan used to, but not sure if they have any left now.
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    No matter what the pictures appear to say (which...

    No matter what the pictures appear to say (which is that it doesn't look like the unit shown in post 138, no matter which way you flip and turn it) - if it won't fit, it won't fit, so they have...
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    If you're doing 20" rims the Alpina suspension is...

    If you're doing 20" rims the Alpina suspension is a real must have, it is a huge improvement in roadholding, ride and comfort, it's the best single upgrade to the car.
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    Yikes, that's crazy madness, make me happy to not...

    Yikes, that's crazy madness, make me happy to not have one anymore!:rotflmao:
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    That's super frustrating, so sorry to hear. By...

    That's super frustrating, so sorry to hear. By the way, I got you pm and changed your password, if you can't log in now email me at andrew-at-bmwz8.us

    It's completely clear to see they are the...
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    Thinking about the Southern part of SoCal you...

    Thinking about the Southern part of SoCal you should reach out to Big Gar here, he's the expert on that area.
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    The best detailer in LA is Randy Schultz at Elite...

    The best detailer in LA is Randy Schultz at Elite Polishing
    6924 Canby Ave,
    Suite 110
    Reseeda CA 91335
    (818) 881-8410‬

    Best upholstery guy is Thomas Tops
    1035 N Orange Dr
    Los Angeles CA...
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    I have great resources up in LA, but nothing down...

    I have great resources up in LA, but nothing down that way.
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    Stunning, they really are such photogenic cars!

    Stunning, they really are such photogenic cars!
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    There's a small white moulded plastic slider that...

    There's a small white moulded plastic slider that is notoriously bad, it wears quickly and easily and is the cause of the latch not working. It isn't really affected by the electric lock, however...
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    That's the first time I've heard of this, so it...

    That's the first time I've heard of this, so it could be a faulty master cylinder, but honestly I'm no mechanic, so just guessing.
  14. If you can get it for that price its an absolute...

    If you can get it for that price its an absolute bargain, they're usual in the 1500-2k range!
  15. Thread: MCS dampers

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    That does sound good, the Alpina set up is so far...

    That does sound good, the Alpina set up is so far superior to the stock Z8, it has far more compliance and suppleness, and you never that that harsh skip and judder on the back roads that are so fun...
  16. Sticky: Hey Karsten, if you choose the pictures you'd...

    Hey Karsten, if you choose the pictures you'd like in the gallery I can get you a higher rez set. Right below the word GALLERY are color icons so you can pull up cars by color....
  17. Sticky: You have an absolute super rare gem there, and...

    You have an absolute super rare gem there, and the only combo I have not seen or photographed, so please do post pics and take loads on each drive you do!
  18. Thread: iPhone mount

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    I used the cupholder with some foam, but that was...

    I used the cupholder with some foam, but that was back in the days of smaller iPhones, my new Max wouldn't fit in there.
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    Sticky: There's also a plastic rubbing compound that BMW...

    There's also a plastic rubbing compound that BMW used to sell that makes it as clean as glass, I remember being very surprised by how effective it was. It is no longer available through BMW's...
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    Congratulations and welcome! Please do post...

    Congratulations and welcome!

    Please do post pictures of your new car when you can.
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    Great to have you back - post loads of pix!!

    Great to have you back - post loads of pix!!
  22. Thread: Monterey 2022

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    My wonderful old aunt, who was such a big...

    My wonderful old aunt, who was such a big influence in my youth, always said never try and repeat your successes.

    That said, maybe one day I'll get another Z8, and maybe then I'll give it a go.
  23. Thread: Monterey 2022

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    It was 2008 when we had the really big gathering,...

    It was 2008 when we had the really big gathering, and this was the day from our perspective - http://www.bmwz8.us/forum/drives-trips-car-shows-events/monterey-08-part-2-thurs-fri-1445.html
  24. Thread: Monterey 2022

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    Wonderful pics and story, so great to see you...

    Wonderful pics and story, so great to see you guys briefly and remember the community we once were, and to reenter the world of automobilia after 3 years of lock down absentia!

    Here's a few pix I...
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    Sticky: Car's looking splendid, so happy you're still...

    Car's looking splendid, so happy you're still enjoying it to the fullest!
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    That's something we've all asked for years and...

    That's something we've all asked for years and never managed to change, you just have to live with it, look at it as part of the car's 'character'.:rotflmao:
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    Super fun, great choice!!

    Super fun, great choice!!
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    I know a few of us will be there, for sure I'll...

    I know a few of us will be there, for sure I'll at Laguna Seca on Saturday, but send me a pm with your cell number so we can be in touch re other things.
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    Yes, its just personal use and its all done at...

    Yes, its just personal use and its all done at cost, so no profit.
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    To make 24x36 art prints costs around $110 each,...

    To make 24x36 art prints costs around $110 each, and I'm happy to do the photography part for free so we have them recorded as high rez files.

    If we can get 10 folks interested it'll drop the...
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    They are super nice graphics, if anyone gets a...

    They are super nice graphics, if anyone gets a set I can photograph them here with my 100mp Fuji GFX which would allow us to make full sized prints.
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    Yes, quite a few of us are headed up, though I...

    Yes, quite a few of us are headed up, though I won't be in a Z8. I'll get there Friday evening at be at Laguna Seca on the Saturday, but I'm not a big Pebble Beach fan, so I think I'll most likely...
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    Yes, plus it looks great and it protects the...

    Yes, plus it looks great and it protects the metal.
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    That looks beautifully made, are you going to do...

    That looks beautifully made, are you going to do a marine ceramic coating before installing it?
  35. Great write up in Vintage Racecar magazine…

    https://vintageracecar.com/the-bmw-z8-retro-then-and-thankfully-retro-now/?utm_source=Sports+Car+Digest&utm_campaign=110b9e9fd9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_04_22_09_28_COPY_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d040...
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    Woooohoooo!! (PS: can I borrow your steel...

    Woooohoooo!!

    (PS: can I borrow your steel Daytona, I'll take very good care of it :-)
  37. Thread: Leather key fob

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    Only one as far as I am aware, not sure of parts...

    Only one as far as I am aware, not sure of parts availability, check your local BMW dealer.
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    BMW NA should be able to replace it.

    BMW NA should be able to replace it.
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    I've really come to love that combo over the...

    I've really come to love that combo over the years, it gets better with age.
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    No, I got a gas 6.2 as my dream drive is to take...

    No, I got a gas 6.2 as my dream drive is to take the Pan American highway to Patagonia, and the modern diesels can't run on the fuel they have down there.
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