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      09-22-2014, 07:51 PM   #67
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      09-22-2014, 08:01 PM   #68
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      09-22-2014, 09:12 PM   #69
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      09-22-2014, 09:17 PM   #70
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Z8 struts tower brace

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Just the bogo standard one. Went for that for two reasons, 1) it costs far less 2) the manual transmission.

So we had major concerns about the struts cracking and the chassis bending too, but the BMW Z8 owners club do a great job of solving stuff like that - there's now something, been around for quite a while, from BMW called the "Performance Package". It is a strut brace bar across the engine bay and also has really strong new heads for the strut towers. In the community no one has seen their Z8 have the problem with the struts after they fit it! To my knowledge, at least.
Quite right. I put the Perf Pkg (brace system) on my Z8s' well before the towers had an opportunity to deform or crack. BMW still sells the tower parts, but now, individually, as opposed to a full pkg. Not an absolute preventative cure, but darn near it. If anyone ever looks to buy a Z8, that's the first of several issues to look for. If the towers are deformed already, it's near impossible to fix and the brace won't fit. Have a professional PPI performed before purchase.
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      09-22-2014, 10:39 PM   #71
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Quite right. I put the Perf Pkg (brace system) on my Z8s' well before the towers had an opportunity to deform or crack. BMW still sells the tower parts, but now, individually, as opposed to a full pkg. Not an absolute preventative cure, but darn near it. If anyone ever looks to buy a Z8, that's the first of several issues to look for. If the towers are deformed already, it's near impossible to fix and the brace won't fit. Have a professional PPI performed before purchase.
You are right. It's such a shame that so many cars had the problem before they realised really. Still, it's such a fun thing to drive.
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      09-22-2014, 10:45 PM   #72
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I'm way late to this party, but I'll say what has already been said many times.... Z8 AND an i8????

Dream garage!
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      09-22-2014, 11:01 PM   #73
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I wish I were in Houston.. I would love to shoot this thing to glorify it even more. Congrats on your new toy!
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      09-23-2014, 02:31 AM   #74
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you need to do a photoshoot of both you i8 and z8!!! congrats!
This!!!

The perfect colour combination- she's a beauty! Big congrats!
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      09-23-2014, 02:34 AM   #75
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Congrats on taking delivery of this amazing car! I had a chance to drive it recently and words can't describe of what BMW has put together for this project. There were so many doubters over the past few years, whether the "i" cars would take off and its nice to see it all come alive.

Enjoy and drive safe!
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      09-23-2014, 12:13 PM   #76
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Congrats, that is amazing!
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      09-23-2014, 02:56 PM   #78
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Congrats! Just sold my #2 spot for the i8 in Houston, 2nd one will be coming sometime this month or next in Houston
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      10-17-2014, 04:23 PM   #81
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small world, my uncle has been in houston for the past few months getting some treatments at MD anderson.

He sent me some pics a few weeks ago and it must be your car! He said it was beautiful!
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