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  1. qube

    set of wheels $800 ?

    what a shame.. looks like it was once a very nice car
  2. I am really excited about the new Hyundai "N" stuff!!
  3. Hi Jon, look at my trademe listing ive just put it up now I only have like.. 3 or 4 sets at the moment..
  4. BMW Style 436M Ferric Grey 18" 18x7.5 ET45 - Nexen SU1 225 40 18 4mm 18x8 ET52 - Falken ZE912 235 40 18 7mm left side kerb rash front and rear and some remains of black plastidip.. right side decent condition Photo below is just to show the style, will upload actual pics over the weekend They would fit well on E87 and F20 not too sure what else it can fit. Rear tyres alone cost me $500 few months ago hardly used.. Will sell for $600 BBS RX502 18" 18x8.5 ET22 Excellent condition as per photos no kerbing at all as they were recently refurbished - centers painted and all kerbing removed and polished fits amazing on the E46 even though it is supposed to be for E39 fitment will also go well on E34, E36, E38, E60, E90, E92 but not good on 1 series unfortunately $1500 ono
  5. qube

    The only upgrade that made sense

    Another update. What was supposed to be a small upgrade in the looks department - removal of kerbed wheels and putting on some better fitting wheels off a F32 4 series - turned out to make a huge improvement. The reason for that is because of new, wider tyres for the rear and more importantly a much needed wheel alignment (haha) After this was done went for a day trip to Rotorua and it was great. Perfect on the open road. Fuel consumption slightly better reading 10.1km/L instead of 9.8 after the trip. One thing I miss is the sound of the straight six engine.. I really enjoyed the sound of my previous E46 330ci, E39 530i and the E87 130i which was a blast to drive, very similar to this. This is of course much more powerful, way quicker and actually makes great exhaust sounds thanks to the MP exhaust but it doesnt have the engine sound. does make the turbo whistle though which is cool Specs now: 18x8 ET34 - 225 40 18 18x8.5 ET47 - 255 35 18 Previously: 18x7.5 ET45 - 225 40 18 18x8 ET52 - 245 35 18 then 235 40 18 the slightly lower offset fills the guards much better than before but still tucked inside, no stance here sorry. Also, the tyres I decided to go for are "Laufenn LK01". Performed really well wet and dry. I didnt want to spend big dollars on Michelin PS4 yet because I wasnt sure about the wheel fitment and if I would be keeping these wheels so went for something cheaper. But these are actually very impressive in my opinion for now anyway.
  6. I have finally found the last car that I will have for a while. I have been searching all kinds of models to decide what to go for from E92 335i , E82 135i, E46 M3, E92 M3, M235i and also a renault megane RS265 but I have finally settled on what I think is the best car for me at this point which is the F20 M135i with N55 and 8 Speed ZF auto. Coming from a long list of previous BMW's as most of you know, it had to be a substantially newish car for it to be worth while upgrading. When I saw this come up for sale I jumped on it instantly, test drove and paid and collected within an hour of listing. Anyway, it ticks every single box on my requirements list - newness, powerful, practical, mod-able, and of course still BMW. (I still have my E46 which I absolutely love and would love to keep but I just dont see myself driving it as much now I have this thing which works great as a daily and a weekend car) I was lucky to find one with a sunroof which was my biggest requirement and this also came with a M performance exhaust already fitted which makes a great sound. Anyway, if you come long to the coffee meet no doubt you will see it but here are a couple of quick photos!
  7. qube

    Another e36 - My 328 Beater

    What the hell
  8. qube

    CSL time again

  9. qube

    E87 M Sport with DCT/S65 Hellbm Project

  10. qube

    05 E46 330i in AKL

    Dont know anything about it, but genuinely curious as to why you are interested? Super poverty spec E46 sedan with almost no options other than that it is 2005 and nz new with decent kms, not super low not super high. It has a BM workshop license plate surround and sticker under bonnet so maybe give them a ring see if they can tell you anything (usually they dont discuss due to privacy but worth a try if you want)
  11. qube

    bmw E92 335i msport parts car

    it says frontal damage so my guess is bumper is no good!
  12. BMW E46 325Ci Clubsport Coupe 2006 Registered in NZ - 05/2005 build 142,000kms NZ New (only 1 lady owner before me) Carbon Black (E46 M3 Colour - blue/black not the dark black) Fully optioned with leather interior sports seats, anthracite headlining, glass moonroof/sunroof, black carbon cube trim, multifuction steering wheel, tyre pressure sensor, automatic on/off Xenon headlights, DSC (traction control), PDC (parking sensor), automatic rain sensors and much more. AUX line installed to factory stereo for stealth look but has the stock NZ New CD player and all radio stations working It has been tinted all round 35% sides and rear and 20% on the glass moonroof and top of the front windscreen for added glare protection It has had a fresh oil and filter service (Castrol Edge 5w-30 and genuine filter), thermostat, waterpump, cabin filter replaced Genuine BMW Staggered Style 194's with Falken 225 45 17 front and 255 40 17 rear tyres in excellent condition (7mm tread left) Recent wheel alignment has been done The car is in excellent condition inside and out mechanically and cosmetically Also being a facelift model it has the LED taillights which look heaps nicer and the slightly longer boot trim above the rear number plate (subtle improvement) No doubt it is one of the best examples of E46 available for sale for a reasonable price! For those who are wondering how this compares to the more common 330ci msport/clubsport, I can honestly say, there is very very little noticeable difference I have owned a few 328ci, 330ci, 330i, 325i BMW's before and this is not lacking at all compared to the 3L engine In fact, the M54b25 engine that this car has is just absolutely wonderful in terms of power delivery and also economy. It is slightly less thirsty than the 3L version. It goes just as quick and rides/handles just as well Given the condition and rarity of NZ New Clubsport E46 coupes in this condition I am asking for $8000 but will consider serious offers.
  13. S768A Individual series "Clubsport" - clearly mentioned in VIN build sheet The rear wing not being the standard clubsport model is also correct as per VIN: http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E46-Coupe/Europe/325Ci-M54/R-N/may2005/browse/vehicle_trim/rear_spoiler/ If it had the clubsport rear wing then it would have this in the build sheet: "S754A M Rear spoiler" (like it had on my old velvet blue clubsport 330ci)
  14. qube

    Wheel Alignment Query

    Usually when I get an alignment done, I can see a min and max spec for my vehicle and the before and after figures usually end up starting from outside the spec and is fixed so it is within the specs. Looking at your sheet, there are no min/max specs, and there is very little change in before and after so what have they actually done? and it is off center?? lol, that is the bare minimum..
  15. qube

    How to remove strut nut without an impact

    Really proud of our forum seeing this thread. We have a new member here, very little posts, but already made a nice little contribution post to the other newbie asking about first car in the other thread and also managed to get offers for help from complete strangers on this forum with lending tools and advise. What a stark contrast to..
  16. qube

    Are these a good choice?

    Rx502 it’s in the sale section maybe few pages back
  17. Had two parties view both wanted to buy it but one couldn’t get enough finance and other waiting on insurance payout. Worth the asking price for sure so no thanks to your 5k offer
  18. qube

    Old 3 series BMW's as a first car

    It’s a M54b25 2.5L 6 cylinder. Better mileage than 328 or 330 but as good imo. Does 10L/100km for city driving. Better on open road for sure. doesnt need any work it’s all sorted and easy enough to maintain. Look on the for sale thread for details
  19. qube

    CSL time again

    The carbon splitters should be genuine and looks in-line with the CSL model afaik. Also not a fan of the black grills but definitely easily changed. I believe the "whinger" is the same person who was on here recently asking about the E39 M5 and having a go at some of us for not being polite or something. Looks like they have copped a red face feedback as first trade. A+ top class act.
  20. qube

    Old 3 series BMW's as a first car

    is there anything wrong with say like a 318i M43 1.9L with manual box? I believe these are known to be fairly bulletproof even after 200 odd kms no?