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  1. Welcome, very nice looking E46
  2. Exactly, life seems to be about timing doesn’t it. All my research told me these tyres would be fine but they sit fairly square on the wheels to maximise grip. C’est la vie.
  3. I was in a similar situation to Moupe on my E85. Bought new PS4’s 2 weeks ago for my new Apex wheels but rubbed ever so slightly under compression. Intended lowering the car so the problem would have been exasperated. Did about 30 K’s on them so as new. Fitted 225 x 40 x 18 and fit perfectly. If 235 x 40 x 18 worked for you can do a decent discount on new, getting them to you is the only issue as I am in Wellington though could drop them at Mainfreight depot if you arranged freight. Just deliberating if the new 255 x 35 x 18 rears are going to be replaced as well as they will be close to the arches when lowered. Will advertise the tyres shortly to the market. Cheers
  4. Hi J, shame you’ve just bought the 235’s . Similar situation to yourself, bought the 235 x40 x 18 ps4 Michelin for my new apex wheels on my E85 but they rubbed ever so slightly on the inner liner under compression due to the wheel offset. Done about 30 k’s so as new. Just fitted 225’s and perfect and will allow me to lower the car as planned.
  5. I bought a kit from German Auto Solutions in the states (google them) for a kit but another one from memory is x8r.Both tried and tested kits. Then either do it yourself or someone to do it.Hope this helps.
  6. Regret missing out on zo6935. Great picture
  7. As Bandit said, thanks for posting this, great to see.
  8. You might be surprised how well they drive. Good luck
  9. Just looked at the address on Driven. Car looks good , personally, I would follow this one up. These cars are so rare.Snooze you lose
  10. My view is that there is more chance of a service history if NZ new and you know the climate that the car has lived in. Also spec can vary between country to country. Uk cars are often better spec’d. My car is a UK import brought in by the original owner, seldom used in wet and always garaged. I have the original purchase docs and service book/ information / wof sheets that gives a good history of the car. At the end of the day buy on condition, if no service history then prepare to spend some money for peace of mind.
  11. Hi, feel your painful search. I looked for one for a long time. Bought a low mileage M54 2 owner manual a couple of years ago. The N52 engine is lighter and a bit more powerful but on the road (IMO) not worth waiting for in the hope one turns up. The M54 engine is fairly bulletproof.The n52 does have certain issues such as water pump, oil leaks for example. The M54 also has things to watch out for such as the disa valve and both can have vamps issues. My car is on around 80,000 k’s and (touch wood) going great. I did give it a fairly good service when I bought it. Havn’t come across the one you have found but subject to history, nz new and overal condition then that is a good price imo. Oh, need to make sure the electric hood works, there are drain plugs that need to be kept clear in front of the rear wheels otherwise the hood motor gets waterlogged. Z4-forum.com is a good site and happy to share my experience of the car. Cheers, Peter
  12. Interested to learn your opinion on the tyres, leaning to the Bridgestone’s as they seem to be good price/performance/ value proposition. Just awaiting my wheels from Apex to fit on my Z4
  13. How much and what. Are the details of the tyres? Tried to pm you but said you can’t receive messages. Cheers.
  14. I could be interested in straight purchase of the 18”s ? cheers
  15. Welcome from a Z4 owner in Wellington. I have a 2003 3.0 manual E85, under rated car IMO. Ditching the run flats make a big difference, I guess you mean Bilstein shocks and standard springs? I have Motorsport suspension but was considering the H & R’s with koni or Bilstein shocks so interested to hear your comments. Nice looking car in white.www.z4-forum.com is a good UK site for Z4 enthusiasts.
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