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Old 12-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #94351
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Yea the Z4 would be fun in any trim, the Z4m is just an extra shot of fun.

also bigger brakes, better seats, hydro steering vs active steering on the base z4, LSD (not an option on the z4m) and better stock suspension.

not sure if its worth the extra $10k to you or not but you'd need at least 10k to get another 100hp out of the base z4 motor.
What kind of money would it cost to make decent hp with the base Z4? Probably have to buy used, it looked like a header for the base 3.0 is $2,400 new?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #94352
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sneeze you coming to GR this weekend to play with the twins?

Jordan you're invited. as is anybody else who may want to attend, sunday is go offroading with the MIVE guys and try to get the subaru stuck.
Is current plan. Although if we could either leave Courtney with the twins for an hour sat or as talked about about go sunday afternoon before I leave, i want to check out that tattoo place and possible set up an appointment for wh when I'm back the next weekend for the first part of my break.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:59 AM   #94353
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Klod I'm planning on new years for GR.

Got plans Saturday with a chick, woot
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #94354
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Morning cuties. Ya sport lines are crazy soft at the top of travel.

3l z4 is still PLENTY of fun.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #94355
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What kind of money would it cost to make decent hp with the base Z4? Probably have to buy used, it looked like a header for the base 3.0 is $2,400 new?
the base Z4 is the same motor I have. Most guys recommend doing eBay headers since the performance difference between the big money one's isnt worth it.

the MB54B30 motor just doesn't respond well to whats available and unlike the e36 where M3 motor parts work on non M motors you're stuck with z4/330ci specific parts which have a very small aftermarket because most performance people go with the M right off the bat.

the Z4 3.0si would be a little extra power from a more efficient manifold and IIRC hotter cams but at best your going to add 10-15hp with NA mods like tuning/headers/exhaust/intake to the non M

cams will add another 15-20 if you're willing to take that step. but by then you'd have I'd guess at least $4500 into the engine and still be far behind a z4m.........although you could supercharger it with the leftover $550...
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #94356
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Hmmm, sounds like just get a Z4M is what you are saying, lol.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:14 AM   #94357
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Z4 Base

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:18 AM   #94358
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it'd be worth it if you have the money up front.

the z4 3.0si would still be a bundle of fun. One of my buddies has a Z4M and thats an entirely different beast all together.

my 330ci is fast enough that I didn't feel the need to modify the motor at all for a year.......the first car that's ever happened to me yet. put that same motor in a car, whack off 110lbs and make it more tail happy and it'd still be lots of fun.

that said if I had the capital this year I would've purchased an M3 instead.

and then on the other foot is the part where Timmy's car is one of the most fun auto-x cars I've ever driven and possibly the 2nd lowest HP car I've ever driven on the track so theres always that argument when it comes to if the base z4 is sufficient.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:59 AM   #94359
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The base z4 drives like a big miata. Not as precise but just about as nimble. The 6 speed is excellent as well of course.

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