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    I did it again!!

    So once more I'm a 2 Z8 family! The frustration of having a car that I don't want to put miles on just got to be too much, so I bought a beater. It's a well used 50,000 mile 01 in Silver/Black, just like my other one.
    Now I'll be out Z8'ing everyday!!
    More pix, more product reviews, more fun!!!
    Yippie!!! :-)

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    Congrats-- you lucky dog!! Glad you joined the

    daily driver club!! Oh my my, what a dilema.... to have to decide "Hmmm, which one do I drive, the Silver / Black Z8 or the Silver / Black Z8?"
    :-))))

    Now you just have to decide which one to bring to the Meet in the Middle next summer AND which one you are going to put all those extra Modification parts on???


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    i guess that most running stuff will go on the

    'beater' to try it out, and if it is really good then maybe a second set will go on the 'keeper'.

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    Congratulations! Double the enjoyment, double the

    fun!
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    Maybe you could do a photo shoot ad for Wrigley's

    Gum .... you know, with the Double Mint Twins, each in their own Z8!! Sounds like double the fun to me! ;-D

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    Cool, I love Deja vu. Drive man, Drive!!


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    Congrats Andrew! Twice the fun. Enjoy.

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    Congrats. They are so much fun to drive.

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    Re: I did it again!!

    This is awsome. Congratulations. Can't wait to see some pics.



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    here in Turkey. Enjoy!

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    Congrats, Andrew, and lots of fun!


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    Where did you

    Find it? was it a local car or did you know the previous owner?


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    saw it on EBay, and by chance

    the dealer is about a mile from my home, so I went down, had a look, and made a deal with him. I also had a pal at a BMW dealership run the history, 3 owners, IL, FL & Northern CA. Seems to have been regularly servced by BMW, and although it is a little tatty round the edges it is sound overall, and will make for a perfect car to play with, use as a daily driver, and even take back to the track. One of the silly things I really liked was the car's number too, 60789
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    thanx, maybe I'll try your suspension on it.....

    are you happy with your set up now you've had some time to live with it?

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    Re: thanx, maybe I'll try your suspension on it.....

    Which suspension is this one? I am still debating going to a coilover.

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    Re: thanx, maybe I'll try your suspension on it.....

    I am using a KW coilover suspension now. So far, I have been playing with height and rebound adjustment, feels better than the ACS setup, especially on smooth tracks (like most of them are). For the Nurburgring, stronger springs may be necessary because of the frequent ups and downs.

    Link to KW

    At this point, I clearly prefer the KW over the ACS kit if you drive in a "spirited" way.

    I will see the guys from KW in a couple of weeks to make final adjustments, then I can report about my personal settings.

    Cheers,
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    cool news, I've already ordered it, and will await

    your recommended settings before fitting it on the car.

    Incase anyone else is interested in these coilovers here is the link to the US Importer's info page. I will be taking them to the track at Button Willow on Dec 22nd (if they are here by then) so will have some thoughts on how they perform then.


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    Educate me...

    What's the advantage of these?

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    Dieter lives by the 'ring, and has been searching

    for the best suspension set up for the car based on his addiction to hustling round the 'ring in his now 500+ HP monster Z8 as fast as he can.

    He has thoroughly tested the AC Schnitzer set up, which many of us early moders had, but he said they weren't surefooted enough, making the car bounce and skip around too much on the very uneven and rough surface there, if I remember correctly.

    This new set up sounds like a really good way to go, but I guess all will become clear when we get the settings and feedback from him in two weeks or so.

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    bouncing and hopping

    Are what I wish to eliminate. Adjusting ride height another plus.

    I clicked on the link, Andrew are you going up to Fresno to have it installed? Is the system 2995 Euros?

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