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Old 25th July 2019, 20:16
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Are they adjustable, look as if you could drop another inch or maybe 2.

just noticed the side windows are wind up, look much better.
What has been done to them?
New aide windows along with the rear window made a great visual improvement.
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Old 26th July 2019, 08:21
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Good evening there have been some changes ,
if you start with this ,



then add this ,



you get this , Geoff .

Nice drop with quality kit. The guys and gals on the Z3 forum love that combo.

I bet it drives better too ?

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Old 26th July 2019, 08:28
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Are they adjustable, look as if you could drop another inch or maybe 2.

just noticed the side windows are wind up, look much better.
What has been done to them?
New aide windows along with the rear window made a great visual improvement.
Morning i decided for various reasons to get non-adjustable but with 30m shorter springs , funny thing is comparing the photos it does not seem to different but does look better standing next to it . The side windows are a combination of the standard Z3 electric mechanism but with side windows and window frames cut to shape , this was all done by Chris at Tribute .
Molleur the tyres are 205/65/15 , thanks Geoff .
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Old 26th July 2019, 10:25
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Eibachs give it a perfect stance, had them on mine. They do settle a bit so it will end up ever so slightly lower.

The dishing and offset on the wheels makes huge difference - looks spot on.

Have you done anything to the track on the front, I can't imagine those wheels would've gone under the arches on my Kalifirnia. Wish Grassbank had been around!

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Old 26th July 2019, 11:31
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Eibachs give it a perfect stance, had them on mine. They do settle a bit so it will end up ever so slightly lower.

The dishing and offset on the wheels makes huge difference - looks spot on.

Have you done anything to the track on the front, I can't imagine those wheels would've gone under the arches on my Kalifirnia. Wish Grassbank had been around!
No mod on the front , speaking to Justin at Grassbank it is a fair old job , obviously the car would look better with it but i does work without , i have used wire wheels supplied by Grassbank and the dish on those wheels is spot on , the narrow track mod has been carried out on the back , thanks Geoff . PS were the springs you used -30m?
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Old 26th July 2019, 13:43
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Well it doesn't need the front mod, it looks spot on to me.

Yes 30mm drop. My rears were slightly catching arch under hard acceleration but I was on 16" 215/60s (I think! Feels like a lifetime ago!!)

Are you going to add chrome around screen and chrome the side frames? - that really would the cherry on top
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Old 26th July 2019, 18:57
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Thanks for that i have added to the list , Geoff .
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Old 19th August 2019, 23:00
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Tribute in F font pic 6.jpg


Owners Meeting

Saturday September 7th

Lunch at The Pelican Inn

Froxfield, on the A4 between Hungerford & Marlborough

www.pelicaninn.co.uk

We are welcome and booked from 11am with lunch at around 12.30pm

There are two spacious car parks, where we can have a drink and talk Tribute Cars.

Afterwards you / we can drive round a bit of Hampshire to the


Silk Mill at Whitchurch

for tea, overlooking the river Test, last orders 3.30pm.

www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

If you are interested the Pelican Inn also has a room or two overnight on the Friday and or Saturday. We are staying there Friday night.

Please let me know if you will attend or at least think about it.


Please excuse us putting this notice on people's threads, but it is worth trying to have a social event.
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Old 9th November 2019, 08:25
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Good morning the weather here was unfashionably good yesterday , blue sky sunny and no rain , i went out for a drive in the SWB , the suspension has probably settled slightly since replacing the springs and shockers , Geoff .

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Looking good !

That drop is just right.

Love that colour too. A blooming classy car indeed.

My compliments

Dave
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Old 9th November 2019, 13:27
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Delicious.
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Old 9th November 2019, 15:39
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It's all down to the colour!!!!


Looking very nice. Could do with more info on the door windows, looks so much better than the land rover style windows.
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Old 9th November 2019, 23:24
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Looks great and the dish on the wheels really makes axdifference. K

Keep your eyes on rear tyres - I found after my Eibachs settled the tyres caught the arches under hard acceleration. Tell tale wear on the outer shoulder of the tyres. Spring savers are an easy fix and square the car up as the front never seems to drop as much.
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Old 10th November 2019, 09:07
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Many thanks for the comments , ref the side windows , these were sorted out by Chris at Tribute using the standard Z3 drive mech with the glass replaced by a (scratch resistant acrylic sheet) , Geoff .
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Old 10th November 2019, 10:20
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Thanks Geoff. I did wonder if the glass from a Z3 coupe would work as it has a full window instead of the cutaway window of the convertible.
Trouble is that there are not many about.
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Look like they have the same window setup


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Old 17th November 2019, 07:57
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Geoff - Your car looks great.
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Old 17th November 2019, 10:37
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Love it looks stunning.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 07:09
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Geoff can you PM me who did the dash conversion please or did you do it yourself? Many thanks
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Old 22nd November 2019, 13:43
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PM sent , Geoff .
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