E89 E89 Z4 Atacama Yellow Build

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Alright ... I have not been posting on this thread much. That's going to be changing as a lot of work has been in progress. It has just not been far enough along that I felt I should start sharing - this is because a bunch of the work I'm doing now, along with @[email protected] , @Seb335i , @NoQuarter , @Lurcher and others has been along the lines of research, design, make, etc ... no point in posting complete BS.

A tremendous amount of this work has been in concert with Barry @ 3DM Motorsport. This includes new suspension (beyond the existing Öhlins R&T setup, which I really like), complete new brake setup (which I believe will be the first of its kind on the Z4 and natively retaining EMF rear with factory parts), and a few other things.

I am going to try a different route, and start separate threads on subjects, so they are not so buried in this build thread. Then I will just post a link here, for those major sub-threads. Hopefully this allows others to more easily find useful information.

Filippo
 
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It's really amazing how much iterative information is required to land at an optimal result and due to those options, all previous information and decisions are relevant. This contributes to a lengthy post and I suspect you'll have quite a bit of information here for people to chew on. Even more interesting because you're likely the only person in the world who will publish it in this detail.
 

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It's really amazing how much iterative information is required to land at an optimal result and due to those options, all previous information and decisions are relevant. This contributes to a lengthy post and I suspect you'll have quite a bit of information here for people to chew on. Even more interesting because you're likely the only person in the world who will publish it in this detail.
I took this car on as a learning project. Productivity is a by-product. I've shared what I see (and learn) - certainly some of it is sub-optimal to wrong! But the sharing is in the hopes of giving back a little to a community that has given me a lot.

I've been trying to figure out, lately, how to start threads as themes, then link them back into this "master thread", so it's more easy to get to vertical info that people may be more likely to leverage.

I have a lot apart right now ... hoping to get to "done" on a variety of things with others, so we can get the information up. It's hard to decide when to start posting. My rule to date has been, when we've gone far enough to think we may have a solution, and feedback into the process is possible.

Filippo
 

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As someone who is brand new to the E89 (just picked up my 2011 35i last week, coming from a 2009 stage 2 335i), this thread is incredible! Thanks for documenting everything for us, Filippo.. Hopefully I can pick your brain once I start moving things over to the Z.
 
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What sway bar end links do you use? Parts of Z4 or M3? 31356765933/31352283442?
As far as I know, in M3 the part is longer and does it fit in Z4? Does length matter? If women are asked then yes 😁 Does the part have any difference other than length? Stiffer maybe? Your Z4 looks really great 👍
 

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What sway bar end links do you use? Parts of Z4 or M3? 31356765933/31352283442?
As far as I know, in M3 the part is longer and does it fit in Z4? Does length matter? If women are asked then yes 😁 Does the part have any difference other than length? Stiffer maybe? Your Z4 looks really great 👍
With Öhlins R&T setup - stock front, custom rear (adjustability issue with the sway bar). With the Öhlins TTX setup, fronts are custom and the rears were improved from the first gen custom.