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    Bigpoppapump, I just responded to your pm with a...

    Bigpoppapump, I just responded to your pm with a reccommendation for PP installation in Dallas. Not sure if there are any Ft. Worth or Austin owners who post, but they may have others. Manuel in...
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    Sticky: I bought my car in 2011, and the window was a...

    I bought my car in 2011, and the window was a little yellowed. I assumed it was from the sun. I used a polish on it that was listed on another window thread. I still have it if you need the name. It...
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    Sticky: Sorry, did not see this before. The replacement...

    Sorry, did not see this before. The replacement window is plastic, as it has to fold in half when you lower it. The piping is the same on the BMW window replacement as the original. From the...
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    I have always had to twist the knob and hit...

    I have always had to twist the knob and hit "accept" or it does not go away.
  5. Thread: BAT Thread

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    Sticky: Did not look at the details, but at first blush,...

    Did not look at the details, but at first blush, does this indicate the market is softening from 2021 in the BaT world?
  6. Thanks, those results are encouraging.

    Thanks, those results are encouraging.
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    Sticky: Yes, the piping is part of the zipper window.

    Yes, the piping is part of the zipper window.
  8. From my last look at the market softening, the...

    From my last look at the market softening, the lower end of those estimates for the Silver/Black and Topaz/Crema may be right, although the rarity of the Topaz/Crema may cause it to get bid up. Hard...
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    If this is the stock leather one that came with...

    If this is the stock leather one that came with the car and goes over the seat hoops, yes. I recommend unzipping the middle part on each side of the deflector first, though, for visibility. You do...
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    Sticky: Finally got my new Zipper Window in (see thread...

    Finally got my new Zipper Window in (see thread above for purchase info from BMW vendor), and was amazed at how much a new, clear window made the car look so brand new. The BMW stamp is also much...
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    Sticky: Seat Back Clip for the Truly Insane

    Posting in this thread too. So, for the truly insane, I asked Jason at Motor Cars Made Mint (in Dallas, TX - 214-575-7102) if he could come up with a replacement for the failing top seat back...
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    Seat Back Clip for the Truly Insane

    So, for the truly insane, I asked Jason at Motor Cars Made Mint (in Dallas, TX - 214-575-7102) if he could come up with a replacement for the failing top seat back clips, while he was installing my...
  13. Enjoyed it, but don't quite agree with their...

    Enjoyed it, but don't quite agree with their trash of the dash. To me it is unique among so many dashes that look ripped from a production car and wrapped in leather and/or wood.
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    Sticky: Shout out to GetBMWParts. Best Price and are...

    Shout out to GetBMWParts. Best Price and are ordering one of two BMW branded Z8 soft top windows available for me, which are in Germany. Had option to expedite shipping, but can be patient. BMW of...
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    Sticky: I searched Realoem.com, which is the go to place...

    I searched Realoem.com, which is the go to place for locating parts and part numbers, but could not see them. There was one part that looked like it, but it came in different colors, and I thought...
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    Welcome Clint! This looks like it was a Dallas...

    Welcome Clint! This looks like it was a Dallas Car. Are you in Dallas?

    Agree with Lanny, but maybe an annual fee is not the best way to encourage new members. I have #1 of 15 of one the Glicee...
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    Sticky: Soft Top Window

    Cabriowebshop confirmed that their separate zippered window did not have the logo, but they could supply a soft top with a logo window. They have been very helpful and responsive in communications. ...
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    Sticky: I was also advised by my soft top upholsterer...

    I was also advised by my soft top upholsterer that a glue will not hold as the piping is "J" shaped and is under the fabric, so the piping not only tore at the ends, but also ripped along its...
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    Sticky: Boomster replied, and I got an email, but do not...

    Boomster replied, and I got an email, but do not see the post. Anyway, THANKS, BOOMSTER! I have sent an email to the Cabriowebshop to see if their separate zipper window has the BMW logo and will fit...
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    Sticky: Replacement Softtop Window - Glass

    I am having some trouble wth the exterior soft top piping becoming separated. If you search the window replacement number (54347004457) now it appears it is glass.There is also a seal and molding...
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    Does anybody know if this dealer is still selling...

    Does anybody know if this dealer is still selling the top seat back clips? I went to the website and it is only German and like a standard dealer website. I can do the 3D print, but need a file. Is...
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    Sticky: It is both BMW and Z8 on the front of the cover...

    It is both BMW and Z8 on the front of the cover and the attached pouch at the rear, on my cover, which I am pretty sure is stock. It is a thin cover, not one of those padded ones, and works well...
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    Victory! Got the Bumper from the local Z8...

    Victory! Got the Bumper from the local Z8 Warehouse that is part of the Dealer Parts Department. $1826 before tax. No shipping.
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    It is all one part No. 51118242268 (realoem.com...

    It is all one part No. 51118242268 (realoem.com is a good free source for part numbers). Repair and repaint depends on the shop and the bumper condition. Some will only repaint the whole bumper;...
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    I agree, and asked if they had another shipping...

    I agree, and asked if they had another shipping option, and if not, to please take the US Shipping option off their website. I doubt I will hear back. Schade, they would have been a good source.I...
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    Looks like my plan has crashed. Company said they...

    Looks like my plan has crashed. Company said they cancelled my order as they could no longer find a shipper for the part to the US.
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    Front Bumper Cover

    For those of you with an unrepairable bumper cover, I was able to purchase a new, primed cover (BMW 51118242268) from original-autoparts.com for $1670.55, all-in with shipping to Texas. Place looks...
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    I could not find it on realoem, just the whole...

    I could not find it on realoem, just the whole switch. This was one of those special milled parts, so before you buy the switch, conform that it comes with the milled part and not just the rubber...
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    Sticky: That's what she said to the guy driving a...

    That's what she said to the guy driving a Porsche!

    Still wondering if anyone has done it, maybe experienced wheel rubbing or bottoming on the fenders, or incorrect speedo. I ran wider tires with...
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    Sticky: Tire Upgrade Question

    Andrew I noticed in this string you used to use the upgrade of 255/40 front, and 285/40 in back on stock 18" wheels. There is availability for front and back in Michelin 4S.

    Did it affect your...
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    After being with Grundy and then Hagerty, when...

    After being with Grundy and then Hagerty, when Hagerty went up a lot a couple of years back, I went with Safeco (aka Liberty Mutual) for all my insurance and got agreed value at about half what I was...
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    Great to hear Mr. Z8 has returned to the fold....

    Great to hear Mr. Z8 has returned to the fold. Many fond memories of you helping me with my purchase in 2011.
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    Sticky: Tire Upgrade for 18's

    So having to finally get new tires (currently Michelin SS, that are great), but want to keep my stock 18's. No Michelin's SS or 4S in Stock Size (245/45 front and 275/40 rear), but thinking...
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    If you read the early threads on shock towers,...

    If you read the early threads on shock towers, you'd park the car until it was installed. We'd here storys about deformation even driving the car normally and hitting a small bump at slowish speeds....
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    Sticky: It came with the car. The lore on the knob with...

    It came with the car. The lore on the knob with the "Z8" in the middle was that BMW had made a set as part of normal production, and then decided against a reorder. So when you ordered a replacement...
  36. Thread: Tires

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    Thanks, Andrew! I think I read a Satch post where...

    Thanks, Andrew! I think I read a Satch post where he might not prefer runflats, but thought the new ones were much better, and because he drives his car cross-country, thought them much less risk...
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    I bought at 20k and am up to 29k. Anecdotally I...

    I bought at 20k and am up to 29k. Anecdotally I considered it a driver as I wanted to drive it, and considered it to retain driver value up to 50k or so miles, with value breaks about every 10k...
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    by Charles
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    Thanks! There may be a number of us with stock...

    Thanks! There may be a number of us with stock wheels who need alternatives to Michelin unless they start making some version of the Pilot Sports in the future.
  39. Thread: Power steering

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    Power Steering hoses and filter replacement

    Power Steering Hoses and Filter: $1531

    Done at Autoscope Plano (Dallas Area)
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    Sticky: Wheel Alignment and Front Lower Control Arm Replacement Cost

    Front lower control arms:$1168. They wanted to do just the bushings, but I went through that with my E21, and labor is cheaper to replace the whole control arm. Add an alignment for $243.
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