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Old 14-06-2020, 05:01 PM
odwyerracing odwyerracing is offline
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Default 2002 S54 BMW Z3 M Coupe


I just got this Z3 M Coupe last week. It has 95k miles. The previous owner spent 15k on it last year, doing a full respray, replaced all the glass and seals etc.

Today I dropped it off at https://www.instagram.com/reflections_automotive/

  • Respray front bumper (has a few stone chips)
  • Respray the little rear wing (it's the wrong colour slightly)
  • Paint the brake callipers black (they're a wonderful rust colour at the moment)
  • Complete PPF wrap
  • Ceramic coating
  • Paint correction

Current todo list I have:
  • Fix cigarette power port ✓
  • Replace headlight bulb ✓
  • Fit Fire extinguisher.✓
  • PPF wrap (in progress)
  • New steering wheel (I'm tall and legs touch the stock one).
  • KW V2 coil overs.
  • Dyno run and general health check.
  • Powerflex bushes everywhere

Since I'm very tall and my knees touch the bottom of the steering wheel I'm hoping a new one will resolve that. Are there any other tall people on here that have made some adjustments?

I was also thinking of changing the pedals to help.
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Old 14-06-2020, 07:13 PM
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Welcome to the forum
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Old 14-06-2020, 09:17 PM
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Welcome Looking forward to seeing your progress pics
1998 ///M Coupe

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Old 14-06-2020, 10:06 PM
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My steering wheel was retrimmed by Royal Steering Wheels in Aylesbury and I have a flat bottom now. Means at least the wheel doesn’t touch my legs when I’m cruising.

1999 M Coupe (S50)
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Old 15-06-2020, 08:13 AM
Fat Tony Fat Tony is offline
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I can thoroughly recommend the Raid wheel and it's slightly smaller diameter. Helps with clearance in any direction, not just when going straight ahead ;)

I believe a few have modified the base of the seats as well to try to help with that issue
Not actually in the least bit fat

2000 S50 Titanium Silver / Black
ACS Suspension, Exhaust & Type III Wheels
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Old 15-06-2020, 01:51 PM
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Steering wheel looks nice! I sometimes think an intermediate wheel size and thickness would be nice. I have the Raid (330mm?) which can feel really small after driving other cars.
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Old 13-07-2020, 10:08 AM
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Welcome to the forum, 15K in a year then sold, who that must have hurt.

The steering wheels on the E36 we're always a bit boatish, but they sorted them out with the E46 lol.
2001 E46 M3 Coupe
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