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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Danny wood, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. Danny wood

    Danny wood Regular Member
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    Hi All

    This is a late introduction as a I have already been helped out a couple of times already Thank you. This is my first time owning a car I intend to work on myself. I used to be a maintenance engineer in London for ten years where I fixed everything and anything that needed fixing well tried to or declared it unfixable after I had broke it some more ;). I have always wanted to build an AC Cobra Kit But recognise I will never have enough time to complete one (I have a wife 2 kids plenty of pets and Love my fishing). So like many I have had my head turned by the z3 Kobra kit now I have an attainable dream. So I have Just purchased a 49K miles oct 2000 3.0 Z3 engine and Interior and body work in Great nick (I think) Suspension Steering not so good I have already replaced all the front bushings control arms etc and plan to do some more in the coming months I have a couple of questions I will post in the Relevant sections. I intend to own the car for a long time and will not be doing the conversion any time soon if at all as the standard Z3 Is growing on me. I will Just be Getting her in the best Nick she can be. I have fishing/drinking Buddys . Cars not so much and I want to try and do some track days In the new year something I have never done before so if anyone is close (I reside in Essex) and wants to show me the ropes then Get in touch

    Cheers

    Dan
     
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    Hi and welcome from me in Scotland :welcome:
     
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    Hi Danny welcome to the forum
     
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    :welcome: to the forum from West Cumbria.
     
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    Hi @Danny wood, :welcome: to the forum from me too in Staffordshire, another 3.0 owner. Good luck with whatever you decide to do. I took my 2.2 onto Cadwell Park track and had a great day. Go for it:thumbsup:
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi from East Sussex
     
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    I've done Silverstone and Lydden Hill in my Z3, also did Brands Hatch in my old clio 172.

    In my opinion, all about tyres and brakes, the rest is all good to go, a 3.0 would be great fun. If you're replacing the suspension anyway this website is good to give you an idea, I added a 2001 3.0 Z3 and 3 options for suspension kits came up

    https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/per...its/shop-by/vaa__vehicles_code/59171be20ac15/

    ST - I've used these on a 1.9 track Z3 and they were excellent £450
    Koni - respected brand but I've no experience of them £650
    Bilstein B12 - I have on my current 2.8 z3, great, but I'm tempted by coil-overs £730
     
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    Hi Dan welcome to the fold. There's quite a few of us that play on track. I've built my from the ground up for track. They make great handling cars. Look forward to hearing where you start.

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    For my twopenneth, my 2000 Z3 2.0 had K&W suspension (coil overs) fitted by its previous owner and it drove like it was on rails.

    Tony.
     
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    :welcome: Do a track day with @Lee .......... it will be interesting .........a little scary ........ but interesting ......and you will need a new set of front pads the following day :whistle::whistle::D:D:D
     
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    :welcome:Hi and welcome to ZroadSter :coolsteer)
     
  17. Danny wood

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    I would personally go for the Kw kit. The Ap will only last a few years before falling apart on our roads. I ripped a set out of @Dino D 's car a few years ago.
     
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    Hi Lee Went with the KW Kit :thumbsup:
     
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