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BMW Z3 item created by Brian H, Aug 23, 2013
Correct Gary, it is one of the little mods that make so much difference.
Update 9a - Raid Steering Wheel Refurb
A Small update to the steering wheel, I have had it recovered by www.royalsteeringwheels.com
Looks alot better now
That should be worth at least 1 second per lap at your next track day
Love the matching stitching :thumb
With the go faster yellow stitching I would certainly hope so Terry
Looks great Brian ! Bet it feels nice too
Thanks Liam, it does feel great and Jack @ royal steering wheels did a great job.
Had a cracking track day at Snetterton, bl**dy long drive to and from the track but really enjoyed myself. A few pics of the day can be found here. Photo Album
Lovely pictures Brian. Love the way your Zed leans going round some of those bends, reminds me of Jim Clark in his Lotus Cortina at Brands Hatch, he managed to lift the front wheel off the ground going round South Bank.
Excellent pics looks like you had good fun
Great pics Brian, looks like you had a good day. Very envious…
Thanks Ron, need to get rid of some lean, there is a picture of the car going round a right hand corner, I have the instructor on board, the rear wheel looks to be disappearing .
Update 10 - H&R Anti Roll Bars
I recently upgraded the front and rear Anti Roll Bars to H&R Anti Roll Bars, fitting was really easy for the front bar but needed a little reassurance when fitting the rear as it is a slightly different shape to the OEM anti roll bar. I took the opportunity to replace the rear drop links and drop link brackets whilst changing over the anti roll bars.
Not a particularly cheap modification to carry out but well worth it, the car does feel really planted through the corners now and I am sure I have reduced some of the body roll I have.
Update 11 - Croft Circuit 2014
Not had an update in a while, attended the BMWCCGB track day at Croft on Monday and had a great day out, Tim Harvey was at the track all day to help out with instruction (as long as you got your name down quick enough on the instructor list), he seemed like a real genuine down to earth guy.
This was my second visit to Croft so had an idea of the track layout and where I should be on the track, this did not always quite work out though.
I booked an instructor (supplied FOC) for 30 mins at 12:00, Gregory jumped in the car and proceeded to try and get me round the circuit in some sort of respectable fashion, after a lap on my own he began his instruction and things seemed to click in to place. It always surprises me how calm the instructors are, they are jumping into a car with a complete stranger and getting driven round a track by people that they have no previous knowledge of. At the end of my tuition Gregory commented how I had managed to tidy up my lap
We had a few spots of rain just about lunch time but that cleared up before the track opened up for the afternoon.
I stop blethering now, here are a few laps after lunch, the day at this point was overcast so apologies for the dark video at the start of the clip.
P.S. I also managed to pick up the DOTD award as voted for by the track marshals
brilliant that looks like a ton of fun man
like the stitching on the wheel, looks like quality work
when you uprated the arb you mentioned you changed the drop link brackets, did you strengthen them at all? I was looking at mine today and they look flimsy to say the least.... might be worth making a bracket out of something a bit stronger.... just a thought
It's great fun David, our cars are so underrated. Regarding the drop link brackets I left them as standard although I did replace the bracket with new ones.
The picture in picture on the video is a great idea Brian. Was expecting to see a bit more opposite lock though
That gives me the kick up the jacksie I need to get my dash cam fitted as I've got the memory card now. This is the better use for them I think. I did wish I'd had it fitted on Friday coming home from work though.
Try not to do opposite lock I had one moment coming out of the hairpin but managed to catch it in time. I like the pic in pic video too, I think next time I will to and mount the camera inside a little higher.
Terry aka Titan also popped down for a chat, good to see you Terry , I'll post some pics of the day when they are published on the BMWCC website.
I bet it felt better with the H&R on, helps you to push it that bit further doesn't it?