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    I know the Z3 is never going to be a sports car but is there any way to improve the handling? Mine is a 1999 2.8. What are the recommendations for improvement?

    1). I am not looking to lower the car but would like to stop the wallowing feeling and generally slack feeling at the back.

    2). If the front could be made to turn in with any precision then that would be good too.

    3) moon on a stick?

    My car is probably suffering with tired parts so any replacement will be an improvement but I want to invest wisely.
     
     

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    These can handle very well in order to do that they need uprated shocks and springs new bushes where applicable, uprated arb's and front and rear strut braces. An alignment by someone who knows what they are doing which is a hard thing to find also helps. Top priority with these would be new bushes arb's and the strut braces this chassis is in big need of stiffening above all.It always amazes me how badly a lot of BMW's handle when a few tweeks can uttrely transform them.
     
     

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    New. Ushers make sense, as I said, I suspect what is there is well worn

    aRB front and back also seem sensible, the back especially feels loose.

    Specialist to align stuff - recommendations near Southampton please.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by wca View Post
    I know the Z3 is never going to be a sports car but is there any way to improve the handling? Mine is a 1999 2.8. What are the recommendations for improvement?

    1). I am not looking to lower the car but would like to stop the wallowing feeling and generally slack feeling at the back.

    2). If the front could be made to turn in with any precision then that would be good too.

    3) moon on a stick?

    My car is probably suffering with tired parts so any replacement will be an improvement but I want to invest wisely.



    Have you had any joy with this?. .. . .I've recently added to my stable of BMW a 2.8 Z3. . . .and the rear is horrid. . . .bordering on dangerous at speed.
    If I fire it down a bumpy country road. . .it's a right challenge to keep it in a straight line. . .. and god help you mid corner where it wallows like a bitch and understeers......
    I dont know where to start. . .. box of matches??

    Cheers

    Gaffer
     
     

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