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Old 2nd May 2019, 13:11
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Wow, you don't waste any time, looks great!
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Old 2nd May 2019, 13:33
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Oh, you utter, utter b**tard, I am green with envy (California Sage Green probably). What a spanking job you have made of that. I'll be on the phone to Chris to hurry along with mine (well, I'm going down next week to review progress anyway).

Damn, damn, p*ss, sh*t and b*ggery b*llocks, you might have ruined my summer. Are you going to Stoneleigh on Sunday? Please say yes. - Just seen your previous post. Ah well.

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Old 2nd May 2019, 20:07
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Love it but lower the suspension and fit wire wheels
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Old 2nd May 2019, 20:10
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And some people want to paint them yellow
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Old 2nd May 2019, 20:12
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Which coilovers will give sufficient drop for the Z3 I was looking at Godspeed coilovers, but it lowers only 1.25 inches front and rear.
Any recommendations?

Thanks
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Old 2nd May 2019, 21:55
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Looks the part ! The detailing of the rear window with chrome trim surround works really well, was that custom made ?
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Old 2nd May 2019, 22:56
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Looks bloody nice car Geoff. My compliments. I like the wheels too although would improved if dropped a bit IMHO.

Safe trip to Italy and back

Dave
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Old 2nd May 2019, 22:57
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Which coilovers will give sufficient drop for the Z3 I was looking at Godspeed coilovers, but it lowers only 1.25 inches front and rear.
Any recommendations?

Thanks
I went BC Racing for my Kobra. Not cheap but do drop and have adjustable dampers as well as height of springs.

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Old 2nd May 2019, 22:58
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thanks Dave, I'll have a look.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 07:39
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Looks the part ! The detailing of the rear window with chrome trim surround works really well, was that custom made ?
Thanks for all the comments guys , the rear window and surround were supplies by Justin at Grassbank , Geoff .
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Old 3rd May 2019, 08:23
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And some people want to paint them yellow
I plead guilty, M'Lord!
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Old 3rd May 2019, 09:59
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I plead guilty, M'Lord!
Iím going yellow too😜
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Old 3rd May 2019, 12:25
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Very, very nice. I like the curved rear screen too.

Not wanting to nit-pick... but I'm going to anyway... isn't that GB sticker on the wrong side of the car? I thought the idea was that it should be on the near-side (when in the UK), so when you are being over-taken in a country which drives on the right, it's more easily visible, as it's then on the off-side. That way the person over-taking can more easily see it, so they know they are in your blind-spot?
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Old 3rd May 2019, 13:06
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Love it but lower the suspension and fit wire wheels
Jag i am sure people would find it helpful if you could put some photos up of your SWB before and after you installed aftermarket suspension so the difference can be seen , also when you fitted wire wheels did you carry out the mod to narrow the rear track? thanks Geoff .
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Old 3rd May 2019, 17:15
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I fitted MWS bolt on wheels and no adjustment was needed, they were from an XJS.
I then bought a brand new second hand set of MWS bolt ons that were for a 90's BMW 5 series, result I thought but they stuck out about an inch too far. Shame as they had a bit more of the outer rim showing making them look a little like Borranis.
I then bought a set of Dayton bolt ons that were again fitted to an XJS.
These look much nicer than the MWS as the centres are smaller and have the bonus of weighing a lot less.

Will post some before and after pictures when I fit the lowering springs. They are 35mm lower than standard.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 17:26
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Cheers Jag , Geoff .
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Old 3rd May 2019, 20:23
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Super job and quick too.

I like the seats- low back with detachable headrests. How are the seat-belts mounted? Did you keep the Z3 sub-frames?
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Old 4th May 2019, 13:42
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Super job and quick too.

I like the seats- low back with detachable headrests. How are the seat-belts mounted? Did you keep the Z3 sub-frames?
Good afternoon Ian , i did not use the Z3 sub-frames , i bought the seats with a set of runners for each and then used a piece of 2"square hollow steel to run from side to side of the runners , this steel was then bolted into the standard Z3 floor mounting points , the seat belt on the right hand side of the drivers seat was bolted down to the floor , the seat-belt stalk on the left hand side of the drivers seat was bolted to the steel that runs from side to side , hope this helps Geoff .
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Old 4th May 2019, 18:53
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Thanks for that, Geoff.
I guess all will become clear when I get round to removing a seat. Did you have to bridge the seat circuit with a resistor?
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Old 5th May 2019, 02:28
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Thanks for that, Geoff.
I guess all will become clear when I get round to removing a seat. Did you have to bridge the seat circuit with a resistor?
Hope the below helps Ian, copied from my build thread when I bypassed my SRS.

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Hi guys,

The following is the normal safety caveat - I am only disabling my SRS system as I am allowed to by LVV and the fact that new seatbelts are being fitted. I am not condoning tampering or working on the SRS system for any purposes other than documenting what has been done on my car so my memory can be accessed down the track.

Made up the passenger occupancy bypass sensor to allow the SRS system to believe that someone is sat in the seat - This then stops the sensor sending a fault message for being unplugged. So I have successfully bypassed:

Drivers side seat belt loom - 100 Ohm resistor which simulates seatbelt buckled. (across outside pins)

Drivers side pretensioner squib - 3.3 Ohm resistor which simulates the squib. (Across two pins)

Passenger side pretensioner squib - Again 3.3 Ohm resistor (Across two pins)

Passenger side occupancy sensor - 2x100 Ohm resistors and 1x 1N4004 diode in series (Silver diode band to blue seat control box unit lead) - Simulates someone sat in the seat which activates the Passenger airbag and stops a fault code for SBE01.

Just for your info your passenger side buckled sensor is not plugged in. I imagine that this is a throw back from L/H drive or R/H drive cars and the loom is swapped sides in the car depending on country of required usage. (Drivers seat active from buckled sensor, passenger side from occupancy sensor)

This above info can help if you have a fault message and you are trying to identify if it is the loom or a component faulty. You will need a fault reset tool though as they stay "latched/hard locked in"
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