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Old 11-09-2011, 07:33 PM   #16
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z4 are great cars. I doubt u will have much problems with it ,like the lighted windscreen
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:51 PM   #17
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Don't forget windscreen!! What do think if the one I posted? The light up one?

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Sorry mate, the light up stuff is horrible. But you should get a windscreen for sure. In my limited experience with droptop driving, it's a necessity at high speeds. Did you look into an OEM option?

And yeah I heard about that, hahaha. Such a small world!
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #18
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Oem is crazy expensive - I don't like the one that slips over the roll bars. And the other one is over $500 last I checked.
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:34 PM   #19
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Z4 projectors are the same, HID or not, so doing a full retro is ridiculous, unless auto-leveling is worth like 500$ to you.

You dont NEED a windscreen. I dont have one for my Z. Its windy at 200+, but i'm a pouf who likes wind blowing through his hair. YMMV, particularly if you plan on cruising around with your wife.

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Old 11-09-2011, 09:37 PM   #20
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I know I don't need it - but during the teen degree temp days, I've noticed that the backdraft would have been nice to avoid, felt even at 50 km/h

Ivan - PM me a quote for 4300 or 5000 head lamps and for 3000 fogs (separate). I don't know if I'll do both...
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:42 AM   #21
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Yea, I know - that's why I said CDV Delete ....
LOL..I realized this after I posted and fixed my post just as you were quoting me.

I have a windscreen for my 6er and it makes a huge difference when it gets cold. I like how it allows me to keep the top down comfortably to about 4C vs the non-windscreen limit of ~ 12C. Female passengers with long hair will also love the reduction in backdraft.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:45 AM   #22
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Yea, it's a must - trying to figure out which one now...
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:02 AM   #23
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halogen projectors are still not right for HID's. make sure you do your research and do it properly instead of glaring/blinding on coming motorists like a ricer.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:04 AM   #24
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Congrats and welcome back. HID's are a must.
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I realize you don't like the OEM pull-over screen, but you can get them new for as low as $240 on eBay. Here is an example. I saved some $ by having an OEM windscreen shipped to Niagara Falls for free, then drove down and installed it during a trip to the US.

My big issue with the plastic one in the first post is the fact that it's installed on the inside of the loops. I would be worried about the chance of your head hitting the plastic if you were rear ended and your head misses the headrest for whatever reason. If the screen was mounted on the back of the loops it would be better, just don't plug in the lights.
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?? The plastic is between the roll bars and the headrest, it's not between you and the headrest?
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?? The plastic is between the roll bars and the headrest, it's not between you and the headrest?
In the video the plastic looks like it's mounted to the inside of the roll hoops no?
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I've seen quite a few of those slow-mo government car crash test videos. Your head does not always hit the headrest as you tend to "flop around" in a big hit. I would be worried about missing the headrest and hitting the hard plastic.
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^ Wouldn't the alternative be extreme whiplash then? I'd rather smash into plastic than air, in that theoretical situation at least.
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^ Wouldn't the alternative be extreme whiplash then? I'd rather smash into plastic than air, in that theoretical situation at least.
Hard to say what is worse, whiplash or concussion. Here are a few examples where air is better than plastic. These are frontal hits but watch the head as it comes back after hitting the airbag:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_vTgioZLX4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmFXL...eature=related

Z4 seems to do great except for the side-impact where the airbag did not do its job:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47V20YKseFw
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