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  1. Jacko

    Quick rant thread.

    Yeah in auto mode it can be a lil weird, the "real" first gear/clutch kinda bogs the engine when your creeping in traffic, still WAY better than any other CVT Ive driven.
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    Quick rant thread.

    Thrashed a rental 2019 corolla over the crown ranges today. Stuck it in sport mode, slapped the transmission into manual and was prepared to be thoroughly underwhelmed. Smashed the go pedal and started tapping through the gears, and it was wickedly responsive, nearly like a DCT! bang bang bang.. and there were 9 of em! Only a little bit of slip, and it changed cogs in milliseconds. Very impressed by what I thought would be a horrid slushbox. Got home and googled what kind of insane box this was and how they fitted so many cogs in it ... Its a friggin CVT! My world has been shattered.
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    E46 Manline

    Just stumbled on this, pretty epic car control.
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    Grand Tour Season 2

    Sounds like the Topgear/Grand Tour format is ending and it might be odd specials now?
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    Grand Tour Season 2

    Judging by the last episode of the Grand Tour, thats it for the 3 of em... No more (maybe).
  6. https://www.facebook.com/events/1225318630969884/
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    BMW Parts Liquidation - Ladies Mile

    Chinese window regulators and spiders, bulk lots.
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    BMW Parts Liquidation - Ladies Mile

    Think I spotted a diff labelled E70 4.4
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    BMW Parts Liquidation - Ladies Mile

    Some interesting bits there, lots of panels and lights for E30-E90ish gens. craploads of chinese E39/90 window regulators. Odd wheels, couple of M5x engines in various states, and random junk in piles. What looked like an entire new E87 118i rear subframe with diff and shocks etc, all new, but very corroded outside.
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    What'd you do to your BMW today?

    Made the 130i shine again, while testing out the mancave carpet (Its LEGIT!)
  11. Jacko

    Life is choice bro thread.

    Walls to be lined, benches and shelves to be installed... but SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!
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    E91 Pre LCI Towbar wiring harness

    Will see how go, the list of things to fix on the house is long, and growing
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    E91 Pre LCI Towbar wiring harness

    I have your towbar but apparently there was no wiring with it ? 😕 Im trying to avoid the dash popping up with canbus errors...
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    E91 Pre LCI Towbar wiring harness

    Bump, anyone? Or can any recommend an aftermarket kit thats as plug and play as possible
  15. Jacko

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    E34 "M5" with 540iA rego, on throwing stars with half red leather interior outside Takanini Mitre 10 today, had a few ACS goodies on it too. Members?
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    E30 engine swap options, M20, M30, M50

    Go M52, purely as M50s are long in the tooth now, and I doubt there are that many nice ones lying around wreckers yards. In regards to wiring, there is a UK guy who made me a table of wiring to go between my old oddball E30 323 sport to an M50 for a paypal'd box of beers. Hit me up if you want his email addy, was very helpful with wiring Car X to engine Y.
  17. https://mgmotor.co.nz/ What happened?! Went from making cool little sports car to being a chinese badge cranking out more shitty compact soft offroaders...
  18. Before they went broke the Xpower stuff was pretty out there. Factory option for nitrous and 1000bhp
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    E87/E90? Dark "Carbon Fibre" Grills pair

    Might be pre LCI but that top edge looks way thicker than the stock kidneys
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    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    As long as they are the right rims, it looks good. I guess its something to do with big gaurds and skinny tyres of the era that makes it look +10 with wheels that fill the gaurds better? I keep looking at E24s at the moment....
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    WTB: 135i 6MT

    Hyundai drivers... 🙄
  22. My old 944 tach was backwards too, had something to do with putting the redline point in an easily viewable spot between the steering wheel spokes and close to the speedo.
  23. Jacko

    Quick rant thread.

    Drove a new Holden Spark as a rental. Worst car Ive ever driven. Driving it is like sitting in a plastic lunchbox, not a good one, but one of those disposable ones that come in packs of 20 from paknsave. The CVT acts like there is a 50 foot rubber band between the engine and wheels. Its so, so bad. I was trying to pull out in traffic by jamming brake and accelerator to try take up some slack in the rubber band, but it still takes 3 seconds to wind up after planting the go pedal. Its so over sprung small bumps feel like they are going to throw you off the road, and there is so much castor in the steering that it tries to rip your hands off the wheel when straightening out. I cant believe someone signed off on this thing, and said "Yup, thats ready for sale". Who buys them? What is wrong with them to pay money for this? Holden would have been better off slapping their badge on a 1990 toyota starlet and selling it in 2019.