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Old 01-25-2013, 09:21 AM   #91
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:02 PM   #92
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Nice car Ken! I considered that route, but never found one local to test drive and check out. There's a guy in my area with a white one that I see all the time. Fun rare sports car! The kind of cars BMW should produce more of.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:52 AM   #93
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thats a beautiful car but isn't there a problem with the rear axle?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:13 AM   #94
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:39 AM   #95
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When does the Toxic Z4 thread start
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #96
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:44 AM   #97
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I can't wait to see the track day pics, with him at full lock, sliding through the turns.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:45 PM   #98
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I can't wait to see the track day pics, with him at full lock, sliding through the turns.


Could someone photoshop my head onto a sliding Z4 Coupe photo please
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #99
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Disconnect the traction control and you can do full lock slides like a sprint car. Otherwise it is a no go.

http://www.google.com/search?q=z4+vs...&client=safari
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #100
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Disconnect the traction control and you can do full lock slides like a sprint car. Otherwise it is a no go.

http://www.google.com/search?q=z4+vs...&client=safari
That looks like fun

But first I think I have to get the suspension fixed. Some kind of knocking in the front right side
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #101
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The car is a blast to drive. It's a true sports car and just fun

It sounds really cool when you push it too
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #102
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The car is a blast to drive. It's a true sports car and just fun

It sounds really cool when you push it too
That's good, because BMW's often have to be pushed.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #103
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That's good, because BMW's often have to be pushed.
Only car I've ever had to be towed was a BMW I owned with the 3.0 engine. This reminds me that I better re-up my AAA membership
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #104
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Some of the best advice I've ever gotten was....Never own a BMW out of warranty.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:27 AM   #105
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But first I think I have to get the suspension fixed. Some kind of knocking in the front right side
Just get under there and start pushing/pulling on things (off a jack). I suspect it'll be swaybar end links. If it's not them, put a jack under one control arm and start pushing/pulling the wheel, looking for any loose joints. Then, switch sides. If you just jack up the car and leave the suspension drooped, many times, it'll put tension on the suspension, which can hide loose joints. No matter, it's simple to figure out what's making noise.

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Some of the best advice I've ever gotten was....Never own a BMW out of warranty.
Meh. There are enough enthusiasts forums around that pretty much everything common is well documented.

I look at car repairs, out of warranty, as an alternative to car payments. I'd much rather shell out for the odd part, here and there, versus making that payment every month. I think what happens, many times with BMWs, is that people who can't afford a new one buy a high-mileage used one. Then, they just want to drive it, without maintenance. Furthermore, they probably have it financed, so they have a car payment with the repairs.
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