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  • 10-12-2006, 03:07 PM
    Z8Eldred a.k.a. The Mudman

    My package is at my dealer in Bryan. Will be

    installed shortly.
  • 10-11-2006, 02:48 PM

    Done. Looks like original equipment.

    Makes things tight in there for air filters, hoses, etc. though.
  • 10-11-2006, 09:52 AM

    Mine will be installed 10/21/06

  • 10-09-2006, 10:20 AM
    Grease Monkey

    Re: Performance Package has arrived!

    I am convinced the Dinan caster plates provide the same amount of protection that the updated strut mounts do so I don't plan to install them at this time. For one thing thing, they are heavier and I don't want to add any more weight to the front end of the car. I would also like to determine whether BMW softened the damping material used in the strut mounts to reduce the forces transferred to the tower before putting them in my car. However, if I didn't have the Dinan plates, I wouldn't hesitate to install the new strut mounts. I do plan to install the cross brace since I believe the added weight will be more than offset by the increased structural rigidity of the car. I don't care what BMW says, that brace is going to add stiffness in a crirtical area and it will improve the car's handling. Plus, I think it looks great in the engine compartment!
  • 10-09-2006, 06:59 AM
    Z8 Dave

    Mine was installed Friday. It looks good!

  • 10-08-2006, 11:55 PM

    Re: Performance Package has arrived!

    Do you plan to use the new strut mounts with your caster plates?
  • 10-08-2006, 11:32 AM

    Package gets installed tomorrow by Irvine BMW

  • 10-06-2006, 04:10 PM

    It is installed!!

    There is no way to tell that it isn't original. Very impressive the way it gets lost in there. The car handles much better with the "Performance Package"(only kidding).
    My Dealer was outstanding to "comp" it!!!![IMG]
  • 10-04-2006, 06:00 PM

    Re: Z8 Dave, you live in NE FLA?

    I'm in Charlotte. We take the Z8 up to Blowing Rock on a regular basis. Have done Blue Ridge Pkwy too....simply beautiful. Blowing Rock is great....if you have not already, try Lake Lure / Chimney Rock area. Great driving and drop dead beautiful. EXTREMELY fun roads getting up there. Next time you're up in that area the is awesome. And an hour west of that area is Arguably the best sports car drive in North America....318 curves on an 11 mile stretch....pure Heaven.
  • 10-04-2006, 05:39 PM
    Z8 Dave

    Re: Z8 Dave, you live in NE FLA?

    Yes, I am in PV. I believe there are 2 or 3 here in the Jax area. I have only seen 2, both silver and black like mine. . Where in NC? We are looking for a second house in Blowing Rock, we love it up there! Next time you are in town, stop by and say hi!
  • 10-04-2006, 04:29 PM

    They are installing mine right now!

  • 10-04-2006, 01:37 PM

    I think someone should do step by step photos

    I nominate you, GreaseMonkey. How about taking some pix of your install process?
  • 10-04-2006, 11:51 AM

    I have install instructions

    I have the installation instructions and can email them to any of you that want to look at them. The installation time per the instructiuons is approx. 8.5 hours. I have not done one in house yet but I have a few scheduled this month so I'm not sure how accurate the time is.

    email me at [email protected] and I will send the instructions to you.

    Dana Caldwell
    Service & Parts Director
    Peter Pan BMW
    San Mateo, Ca
  • 10-03-2006, 09:23 PM

    WOW GM - another quality posting

    I did notice the bends in the brace from the pics- you have to look carefully. I wondered about why some would criticize before seeing it.
  • 10-03-2006, 05:39 PM

    Z8 Dave, you live in NE FLA?

    I'm in North Carolina, but I'm from Jax and drive there several times a year to visit my folks. How many Z8s are there in NE Fla? I'm guessing your the owner in Ponte Vedra.
  • 10-03-2006, 08:23 AM

    Thank you! My Dealer says they don't have them.

  • 10-03-2006, 06:13 AM
    Z8 Dave

    Re: THANKS EOM: Not in Sarasota!: Performance

    MIne arrives at Tom Bush BMW in Jacksonville on Wednesday for installation on Thursday.
  • 10-02-2006, 10:20 PM
    Grease Monkey

    Re: Performance Package has arrived!

    On the outside of the box there is a notice warning that no instructions are included and that the dealer needs to look them up on the Aftersales Assistance Portal and provide them to the customer. My dealer is checking on it.
  • 10-02-2006, 09:05 PM

    THANKS EOM: Not in Sarasota!: Performance

  • 10-02-2006, 07:50 PM

    Re: Performance Package has arrived!

    Are there instructions? That was one of the reasons for the Freeze.[IMG]
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