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    Andrew is right, not going to get better. Itís...

    Andrew is right, not going to get better. Itís the bespoke parts like the aluminum shift knob (nla) that are more concerning. I wasnít able to get the ballast for the right front turn signal but...
  2. Thread: MCS dampers

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    The cost of the dampers not including install was...

    The cost of the dampers not including install was close to the prices quoted on the Motion Control Systems website. I got the 1 way non remote adjustable. There was an added cost for the Eibach...
  3. Thread: MCS dampers

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    Agreed, that will be on my list too.

    Agreed, that will be on my list too.
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    Great info, thanks. Definitely not interested in...

    Great info, thanks. Definitely not interested in a full blown race engine, my car will never see a racetrack. I will probably go the route of using Peterís proprietary JE pistons, port and polish...
  5. Thread: MCS dampers

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    Thanks Andrew. Over time I would like to build...

    Thanks Andrew. Over time I would like to build my own version of GMís famous Odinís warhorse 😊. Dinan doesnít support the Z8 anymore so I have to get a little more creative. At some point I would...
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    My Supersprint headers and catback exhaust are...

    My Supersprint headers and catback exhaust are supposed to arrive in January. Four month lead time, canít wait. Looking forward to the Eventuri intake development by Imran too.
  7. Thread: MCS dampers

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    Custom fabricated MCS dampers have arrived! Now...

    Custom fabricated MCS dampers have arrived! Now I need to get on the calendar of my shop to get them installed. I have a number of things to get done in addition to that - serpentine belt, pulley...
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    You need to go to 19Ē or greater wheels to get...

    You need to go to 19Ē or greater wheels to get the 4S. It is a great tire. For our OEM wheels the Michelin is the best all season tire and the Continental Extreme Contact is the best summer high...
  9. I guess you could have a friend or acquaintance...

    I guess you could have a friend or acquaintance who lives in Europe buy them and then ship them to you in the US.
  10. Lol, they quoted me a higher price initially too...

    Lol, they quoted me a higher price initially too but luckily I have a good relationship with their parts guys. Regardless, we are splitting hairs and can all agree that the price is ridiculous. If...
  11. I posted in your other thread but you can get...

    I posted in your other thread but you can get taillights significantly cheaper, I just bought one a month ago from the Atlanta BMW dealer for $2736. Still ridiculous though. The good thing is that...
  12. I just bought a left rear taillight about a month...

    I just bought a left rear taillight about a month ago. Checked the invoice, it was actually $2736. Bought it from Global Imports in Atlanta. Sounds like Santa Monica BMW is trying to rip off...
  13. Not sure about your expense analysis - the...

    Not sure about your expense analysis - the Cadillac taillights are $6100 and Z8 taillights are $2500. Less than half the price.
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    Outing to Road Atlanta

    Drove up to Road Atlanta this morning for the Fall Historic Races. Always a good time!
  15. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Great result. Out of curiosity I calculated the...

    Great result. Out of curiosity I calculated the annual rate of return assuming the owner bought it new 20 yrs ago. Surprisingly it was only 6.2%. Of course it would be much lower when you factor...
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    I just had to replace my driver side taillight,...

    I just had to replace my driver side taillight, there is no way of repairing that I am aware of. There is an outfit that will replace the neon with led lights but it looks like crap imo.
  17. Thread: MCS dampers

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    Update 2 - Everything finalized with MCS, work...

    Update 2 - Everything finalized with MCS, work has begun. MCS will use E39 dampers as the base and make some minor changes. They will be fabricating new rear shock mounts since we need to invert...
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    Imran at Evolve Automotive in the UK is working...

    Imran at Evolve Automotive in the UK is working with Eventuri to develop a carbon fiber cold air intake for our cars. Might be ready by end of year.
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    Gents, I talked to Tyler at Euro Speedwagon about...

    Gents, I talked to Tyler at Euro Speedwagon about the latch mechanism. He subsequently talked to a guy he has worked with in the past who has a doctorate in automotive mechanical engineering. They...
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    The Alpina set up is certainly an improvement...

    The Alpina set up is certainly an improvement over stock but itís still 20 yr old technology hence my decision to go the MCS route. Of course if you rarely plan to drive your car like many Z8 owners...
  21. Thread: MCS dampers

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    Update - last week Tyler at Euro Speedwagon took...

    Update - last week Tyler at Euro Speedwagon took the front and rear suspension assemblies from one side over to MCS so that they could take detailed measurements. Turns out that there will be some...
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    I would check your master cylinder then. The...

    I would check your master cylinder then. The rubber seals in the master cylinder can break down and contaminate the brake fluid. A failing master cylinder will also give you inconsistent pedal feel.
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    Did you drive the car at all between the time you...

    Did you drive the car at all between the time you had the brake fluid flushed two years ago and this latest episode? If not it doesnít surprise me that the calipers are getting gummed up.
  24. Thread: Seat heaters

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    Will do, thanks Skip!

    Will do, thanks Skip!
  25. Thread: Seat heaters

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    Seat heaters

    As I work to get my new to me Z8 sorted one of my punch list items is the seat heater. Neither the driver side nor passenger side work, switch does not light up when pressed. Has anyone here...
  26. I think both of you guys are right. Caster is...

    I think both of you guys are right. Caster is the angle between the strut angle and a vertical line going through the center of the wheel. Caster also impacts steering feel - more positive caster...
  27. Thread: MCS dampers

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    Imran, email sent.

    Imran, email sent.
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    Ok I took it to Euro Speedwagon (you gotta love...

    Ok I took it to Euro Speedwagon (you gotta love that name), a highly respected BMW shop north of Atlanta. Tyler put it on a lift and confirmed what Iíve been told by others. It should work with...
  29. Thread: MCS dampers

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    After talking to people much smarter than me I am...

    After talking to people much smarter than me I am optimistic that it can be done. The mounting points of the e39 and e52 (front strut top, front spindle clamp, rear strut top and rear spindle bolt)...
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    The Alpina set up sounds like a great option but...

    The Alpina set up sounds like a great option but the parts are no longer available as best as I can tell. I have to eventually replace my right front strut, it is beginning to leak, which is why I...
  31. Thread: MCS dampers

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    MCS dampers

    For those of you interested in suspension options besides OEM, Alpina (very hard to find) and KW coilovers I am looking into whether Motion Control Suspensionís e39 M5 kit can be fitted to the Z8. ...
  32. Thread: iPhone mount

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    Thanks Mike I will check it out.

    Thanks Mike I will check it out.
  33. Thread: iPhone mount

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    That might be the best route. I have an existing...

    That might be the best route. I have an existing cup holder mount that I used in my 12C spider that fits. Prefer not to have anything stuck to my dash. Also will probably only use it on longer...
  34. Thread: iPhone mount

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    iPhone mount

    What are you guys using to mount your phone on the dash? Iím not too excited about marring the beautiful lines of the dash with a vent mount or suction cup. Cup holder mount is an idea but then of...
  35. Sticky: Poll: Resurrecting an old thread - just purchased a 95k...

    Resurrecting an old thread - just purchased a 95k one owner car, it spent its life in Colorado. Weather in Atlanta allows me to drive it year around so I expect to put 3-4k / yr on it.
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    You are my hero! Z8ís need to be driven!

    You are my hero! Z8ís need to be driven!
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    Didnít come with one.

    Didnít come with one.
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    Back in the saddle again

    After selling my 2001 silver / black in 2006 (and regretting it) I am finally back in another silver / black. I have been looking for a high mileage driver quality since I plan to drive it and make...
  39. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Regardless, the high bid was lower than what it...

    Regardless, the high bid was lower than what it sold for last year. Only one data point but a data point nonetheless. If it was silver I would have been all over it.
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