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      06-24-2022, 07:04 PM   #45
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10 Msport wagons later ... *259 and 260 are the correct part numbers. Order away !
Haha, OK. Will do. 2 to 4 weeks later, my rear bumper will fit correctly. No eta update on my shocks yet. Maybe they'll show up the same time as the rear bumper guides?
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Did you ever figure out your spring situation? I have a set of stock springs from my M Sport E91 that I can grab the numbers off of.
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      06-25-2022, 02:17 PM   #47
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Did you ever figure out your spring situation? I have a set of stock springs from my M Sport E91 that I can grab the numbers off of.
I ended up getting the Bilstein B12 kit. That seemed like about the same solution as finding the stock sport springs and replacing the shocks.
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Front is assembled, but the rear bumper obviously not. Projected delivery for the bumper guides is 4 to 6 weeks. The alternative is to cut up the non-sport e91 and e90 guides and stich them together. It's not particularly time sensitive, so maybe I'll just put the non-sport bumper back on for a while.

No ETA on the B12 kit.
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      07-12-2022, 08:19 PM   #49
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Well, as a surprise, both the bumper guides and shocks showed up today.

There was no shipping update on the shocks and the projected delivery on the guides were much longer. Oh well, I'll take it. Now it'll be a question of when I have time to install.
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So, I've started to work on liquidating on the left over parts cars from this project and I have this steering wheel removed from an 2011 M Sport E90. This steering wheel looks very different from the other wheels in the other parts cars. Is this one I want to keep? I have a standing offer of $200 on it, but I'm finding inconclusive data as to what it is and what's different outside of cosmetics from the older style sport wheels with paddles.

Feedback appreciated.
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So, I've started to work on liquidating on the left over parts cars from this project and I have this steering wheel removed from an 2011 M Sport E90. This steering wheel looks very different from the other wheels in the other parts cars. Is this one I want to keep? I have a standing offer of $200 on it, but I'm finding inconclusive data as to what it is and what's different outside of cosmetics from the older style sport wheels with paddles.

Feedback appreciated.
That steering wheel is an LCI M-sport mode only, i believe 2009-2012 the leather is perforated and there is a matching E-brake handle and shift knob off the M-sport.
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That is the wheel you want.
Perforated leather and thicker wheel.
The lci paddles also look better than the pre lci.

It does look rough though.
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Yes, it looks rough. Every one of the sport wheels I've obtained are in shockingly poor condition. I was assuming whichever one I want to use will need refinishing.

What are the options for refinishing services?
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Iíve bought the wheel wraps from Amazon and have had success with them.
But this was only on the standard sport wheel which is thinner, and theyíre not the nice, smooth Nappa leather.

You would need to find a cover made for the M sport wheel, or wrap a plain sport wheel and swap over the trim/paddles, or send it out to get refinished, or buy the one I have.
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Iíve bought the wheel wraps from Amazon and have had success with them.
But this was only on the standard sport wheel which is thinner, and theyíre not the nice, smooth Nappa leather.

You would need to find a cover made for the M sport wheel, or wrap a plain sport wheel and swap over the trim/paddles, or send it out to get refinished, or buy the one I have.
I sent you a message about this.
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I've had good success with sourcing refinished steering wheels on ebay. It could be worth seeing what you find there too.
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Does an N51 have the same manifold as the N52 330? I was thinking it was, but is that true?
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Yes, it looks rough. Every one of the sport wheels I've obtained are in shockingly poor condition. I was assuming whichever one I want to use will need refinishing.

What are the options for refinishing services?
Sell it for $200 and put that towards a brand new OEM wheel or one thatís already redone like Tanik on eBay.

Steering wheel and shift knob are the most important bits on the interior since you touch them the most. Would skip those ill-fitting aftermarket covers.
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Sell it for $200 and put that towards a brand new OEM wheel or one thatís already redone like Tanik on eBay.

Steering wheel and shift knob are the most important bits on the interior since you touch them the most. Would skip those ill-fitting aftermarket covers.
That's what I did in the end. Not sure what the final choice will be, but I just let it go.
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So, I finally have the body kit all installed and things together. The bumper guides were right and that solved all those problems of fitment.

First real car in use today was to make a run and go collect some MB wheels for a different project. These are rather small wagons, but I made do.
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In my ever expanding exploration on the 00's vintage BMW lineup I picked up this Z4 for a "Copart Cabriolet" event that ended up being canceled. Which turned out OK because the car turned out to be to much trouble to be made road worthy.

I was surprised how much I enjoyed the SMG transmission though. I found it very entertaining and engaging as the first time I've spent time in one. I will stop ruling it out as an transmission choice for future cars. The M seats does make the Zed a significantly nicer car to spend time in.

I've been toying with the idea of getting an M Roadster as a companion to the clown shoe. If I did I would probably have to sell the SL550 though as I won't have enough garage space to store everything. I'm not really sure I'm ready to sell the SL. Driving the Z back to back with the R230 only accents how much better a car the MB is, but it had better be considering the huge price gap between the two where the original MSRP is concerned! The plan is to get some other cabrio for 2023 and the search is on.

Anyone want to trade a Z4 3 pedal or SMG for a e91 wagon? Roadsters only, we've already got one Zed coupe, we don't need two.
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