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Old 02-16-2009, 07:34 PM   #1
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Question on ZHP package

Hey, Im wondering how you tell if you have the ZHP package in your car. I called the dealer and gave them my vin# they said it never came with it. But Im thinking someone put this in before I purchased it.

Is there #'s on the springs and struts somewhere or a color code?!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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exhaust doesn't have a baffle.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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Most Canadian dealers will not know what ZHP package is. It was called M Performance package and I think it was sold from 2004 to 2006 here in Canada.

It should have amber needles, redline starting at 6800 rpm, M3 steering wheel, short shift knob, glossy black window trim,Ö
Note that we also had M Sport package which looked pretty much like M Performance, but didnít have the engine parts, shorter rear end and quicker steering rack.

Anyway, I can tell you if you have M Performance when you arrange with me to come down and look at those seats!
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
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Hey yea I was going to call you but it was family day.

Ill call you tomorrow.

Back to the question at hand.. I think my car has the m package or zhp package. I needed to replace the shock in the front and cant seem to track one down and all the aftermarket places seem to only sell the strut for the e46 bmws with no m package or zhp.. So what I did was buy a set of lowering springs made by b&g and I was going to purchase some aftermarket struts.

Does anyone know how much the zhp package or M package lower your car?!
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:19 PM   #5
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All you need to know is here.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index...rmance_Package
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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man I hate reading.. lol
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #7
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m-package suspension is not any lower than the regular sport package. just stiffer, and better parts.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:20 PM   #8
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Black headliner is usually a quick sign, correct?
But, yes, that link above says it all.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:37 PM   #9
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Black headliner is usually a quick sign, correct?
But, yes, that link above says it all.
It can still be M sport.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:51 PM   #10
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No black headliner.. Its gray. sport steering wheel. Audio controls on it. Sport leather seats (power heated) Ummm Crome rings around the cluster business cd player.. does this help
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Too much hype for nothing I think. It is like tracking down if it is the real M3....
At the end of the day, it is still the 330ci.
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No black headliner.. Its gray. sport steering wheel. Audio controls on it. Sport leather seats (power heated) Ummm Crome rings around the cluster business cd player.. does this help
you don't have it. needs to have a black headliner, and an "M" steering wheel (alcantara or preforated leather)
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No black headliner.. Its gray. sport steering wheel. Audio controls on it. Sport leather seats (power heated) Ummm Crome rings around the cluster business cd player.. does this help
The sport steering wheel, seats are sports package options.

But anyway the link is what you need to read as this topic gets beaten to death every 3 months.
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maybe someone can make a full checklist so I can sticky it.
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Here you go Gamite. I took this from the e46 wiki, and made some changes.


M-Performance Package - ZHP (US Models)

The performance package was available on 2003-2005 330 sedans (330i) and 2004-2006 330 coupes and convertibles (330Ci/330Cic). In 2003, it was only available with the 6-speed manual transmission and WITHOUT the premium package. In 2004, all performance package cars were also available with the automatic (steptronic) transmission as well as the premium package.

Obviously, the Performance Package is a level above the Sport Package, so they're not available together.

Changes Include:

-Engine mods (new camshafts, electronics, & lighter flywheel) for 10HP & 8 ft/lb of torque increase & 6800 max RPM (from 6500).
-6 speed short throw shifter (for manual transmission equipped cars)
-3.07:1 Final drive ratio w/ manual trans instead of the standard 2.91:1. Convertibles retained the already installed 3.07 ratio.
-Max Speed Limiter set to 155 mph/248km/h (instead of 128mph/205km/h)
-New M suspension, more "sporty" than standard sport package:
-There are no "ZHP" specific springs. The same springs are used for comparably equipped 330's for both the ZSP and the ZHP. In both cases, the spring rate for the post 4/01 build ZSP and ZHP is believed to be slightly less than that of the pre-4/01 ZSP
-Firmer shocks (Jounce: front +50%, rear +20%), (Rebound: front +35%, rear -8%)
-ZHP does use different dampers than the ZSP. There is a shortage of shock dyno data, but based on the SACHS damping parameter values it is believe the jounce damping is the same but rebound damping is stiffer on the ZHP. Pre-4/01 sport package cars had similar damping values to the ZHP but used the higher grade SACHS "Advantage" dampers rather than the "Super Touring" model
-ZHP control arms are different and use a stiffer ball joint
-BMW M exterior trim elements (front & rear fascia, side sills, & trunk lid spoiler)
-Special exterior trim: Anthracite (charcoal) headlight & foglight surrounds, High-Gloss Shadowline (black gloss) trim
-Large diameter stainless steel dual exhaust outlets (no exhaust flap in right tip)
-Extra thick Alcantra steering wheel (later switched to perforated leather)
-ZSP Sport Seats
-Alcantra & cloth upholstry to replace leatherette and standard trim (leather still optional)
-Choice of "Black Cube" or "Silver Cube" aluminum interior trim
-Anthracite headliner
-Red Needles (**ONLY US models)
-Unique 18" Wheels (style 135M), 18x8.0" front, 18x8.5" rear
-Wider Tires: 225/40ZR-18 in front and 255/35ZR-18 in the rear.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?title=BMW_E46

Quick Checklist to determine if you have the M-Performance/ZHP package:

- Alcantara or Perforated Leather "M" steering wheel
- Alcantara shift and handbrake boots
- 6800rpm redline
- No flap in right exhaust tip
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