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About JohnM575

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  • Birthday 07/19/1990

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    Silver Grey E46 M3
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    Estoril Blue E46 MSport
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    CMC Falcon XE

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  1. Thought that was the case. Got my hopes up for a second!
  2. @qube are you saying there's another way around paying the $369 to 'redesign' your government issue plate as set out on their website?
  3. 3...Sport . Picked this up on Trademe a couple of weeks back sight unseen, and flew down to Tauranga on the weekend to pick it up. 2003 E46 325i MSport Individual - NZ New, 161km, auto, facelift, leather. Has a near full Coombes Johnston BMW service history from new. Ticked the boxes for what I was after for a daily driver. Given the overall condition of the car there are no plans other than replacing a few little cosmetic items (faded emblems, wiper blades etc), and a paint correction/protection in due course. Got stuck in yesterday tidying it up inside and out and she came up okay!
  4. As per title, I am after a E46 325i/330i sedan or wagon. Basic requirements: NZ New with comprehensive or full service history. Full MSport kit. Auto. Stock (or close to it). Ideally <160,000km, but would budge for the right example. Unfortunately I missed out on one last week that ticked all the boxes, hence I am still on the look. Cheers.
  5. This example has sat on Trademe for what seems like the past 18-24 months without selling. No VIN or plate on auction...K's seem suspicious as personally I don't think the photos reflect a 45,000km car (or at least someone who has properly cared for it over the claimed '45,000km'). My 2c? Tasteless mods, import, lack of service history, potentially troublesome SMG = overpriced. There are plenty of other M3's that will come up for sale at or around $27,000 that will be far better value for money.
  6. Congrats, I was following this car also. What areas require TLC just out of interest?
  7. Yikes, what happened to the shifter @sweetm3?
  8. I can't find a definitive answer, but BMW Ferric Grey looks close. How bad are the chips? I recently had my Style 67's refurbished by Wheelfixit. They diamond cut the face, and re-cleared the inserts. I thought the inserts needed repainting, however once stripped back and re-cleared they look like new.
  9. Hi John I'll take the RTD


    Cheers Mark

    1. sweetm3


      Hi John I've made a couple of attempts to contact RTD about their DSSR.

      With no luck ūü§ź any suggestions....

      If you don't mind me asking what did it cost you for your DSSR 

      Should I just go for the UUC DSSR 

      Cheers Mark 


    2. JohnM575


      Hi Mark

      I know Maher hasn't publicly released a DSSR yet. I was sent a prototype DSSR which was factored into the pricing of my original shifter, hence I don't know the specific amount I was charged. As it turned out, Auckland City BMW had to get the pins he supplied me with re-machined to use the existing clips (at an extortionate rate) and I had to wear that cost myself.

      I had a rather lengthy wait from payment through to delivery so I'm not surprised that he hasn't got back to you. While the RTD shifters are good, I feel he is rather under-resourced (both from a manufacturing and human resource standpoint).

      So yes, as an alternative I would recommend you got with the UUC DSSR. Widely used and well regarded, and you should have it in your hand 1-2 weeks from ordering I would imagine.



    3. sweetm3


      Cheers mate

      made the decision easy, UUC  it is

  10. Selling my RTD Short Shifter (non-locking 'mini' lever version). Anodized black. Essentially in brand new condition, but was installed for a handful of drives. Fits E30/E36/E46/E82 BMW's. Mounts to the OEM tunnel's holes (No need for drilling). Shift knob can be unscrewed and standard 'press fit' OEM BMW knobs can be installed to the lever without modification. Pickup Central Auckland, or happy to ship at buyers expense. Video of RTD Shifter in an E46 M3 SOLD.
  11. For an M3? Or Non-M? I have one available in Silver Grey.
  12. Was just having a laugh given the paddles are still there. Good luck with the sale!
  13. Very rare SMG with stick shift option
  14. Awesome to see you add to the fleet Tom! Looking forward to see where this is heading.