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    A bit about my Z3. Purchased 3 years ago in Parbold near Wigan. She's a September 97 build and registered in Jan 98. Cosmos Black with a full red leather interior.
    Stuff done to date:
    Full respray with 3 panels replaced
    New sill covers
    New rear window
    Supersprint Cat-back stainless steel exhaust
    K&N57i Induction Unit
    2 x sets of Staggered MV3's, both refurbished. Summer and winter set
    New second hand full refurbished sports seats
    Disc, pads, calipers, steel braided hoses, rear shoes
    Handbrake cables, throttle cable and bonnet cables
    Water pump, thermostat, belts and radiator
    Lowered 30mm on Eibach springs and Bilstein B12 pro Shocks (top mounts replaced)
    New space saver
    VANOS overhaul
    Odds and sods
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    And going by appearances , all worth it I m sure (y)
     
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    Looks like a great example.

    Good on you for spending money on it and keeping it in top order.

    I love my 2.8i convertible too - great sound esp after 3500rpm
     
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    Yup. She purrs like a cat
     
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    Enclosed B roads are great fun, sounds great :whistle:
     
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    It's one of those things that's on the list, just seems to bypass me o_O
     
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    A few more bits done to cater for 22 years on the road.

    A major underneath refurb including both sills treated for corrosion and new steel welded in where needed. New bushes all round inc Diff bush. Rear beam, trailing arms, space saver carrier and front suspension dropped, treated for corrosion and powder coated for longevity and a few other odds and sods.
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    And a bit of polishing of the door bottoms :rolleyes:
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    Just showing my son your rear suspension. We did a similar thing on his Audi A2, Bilstein dampers, KYB springs, new wishbones, hammerited the hubs etc. Not to the same level as yours, but a very good start for a 17 year old who is interested in cars.
    The car looks fab, can’t be many around looking that good.
     
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    Many thanks for your kind words, should call her L'Oreal as she's worth it :D There's a lad on another channel that is a body teck, his is just sublime.
     

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