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    Is the 335i the 2019 performance bargain?

    youve seen E30 prices ha. goes the opposite the other way around too. a 2016 Ford F150 is over 100k here, in north america specifically canada is where i have been looking, you can get one for less than half that.
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    put a manual in it
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    North Island East Coast Roadtrip

    Yes you could turn right there, youve done most of it by that point. As for left or straight ahead at Waiouru, thats up to you. SH1 is a town every 20km and very boring, and the constant left right every km or so of SH1B to avoid Hamilton is annoying, and is the slowest route, despite being SH1 the whole way. Some people go SH1, turn right at Tirau and take SH27 on to SH2 and come out at Bombays. Both of these are uneventful routes. As you know i do this run all the time, my preferred route is Ohakune/Taumaranui/Otorohanga/Pirongia/Ngaruawahia comes out at Taupiri. This is through the King Country area and very nice, you can stop at Raurimu Spiral not that you can see much but it is a good place to stop and let your dog have a peepoo and you can read a bit about it, and the Waitomo Caves if you like. there is also one of the highest rail bridges in NZ that the train goes over you about 12m or more above the road, which itself is more than 20m above the valley floor, there is a nice rest stop there and a nice spot for pictures etc . downside to this route is there is no cellphone or radio reception between Taumaranui and Te Kuiti so load up your spotify. hope this helps
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    North Island East Coast Roadtrip

    have done all of those roads. dont bother going around the point, its not worthwhile, just follow the river. if you are able to add another day, do the gentle annie road back to Taihape and go north from there, turn left at Waiouru, prehaps stay a night in Ohakune, and then go up thru Taumaranui, turn left again at Otorohanga and follow the road thru to Ngaruawahia and up to your home.
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    BBS RK 17x8

    hey have you spun them up to see if they are straight ? pretty easy to bend them, but interested if they are proven to run true. cheers.
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    2 x BMW Space Savers Wheels (as new)

    oh so thats where the one in the 330i went
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    FS: E36 328i Motorsport Front Suspension

    Complete Assembly, from top hat to top hat, includes steering rack and pump. Motorsport springs and sway bars etc. come from a Car that has done 120,000km when wrecked (transmission failure, not crashed) $200 Pickup Lower Hutt $250 Delievered Wellington Region If sold tonight or tomorrow can deliver to Palmerston North or on the way for same price. $300 Delivered Wairarapa photo.php-2.htmlphoto.php.html Best to contact me on my phone instead of here these days as i dont come on all that often, 02730793 double too
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    WTB: E30 Cabriolet Bits

    sorry for the slow reply, no i havent, but the guys are usually too busy commenting on it being the tidiest they have every seen etc etc to actually look at anything too closely.
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    328ti Rally

    Thanks for the name drop guys, i dont come on here all that much anymore! Yes can do if still needed tho i imagine freight to Invercargill would be somewhat prohibitive. its yours for $100 just let me know where i am dropping it, also have some M Twist side skirts as well if they are of interest, and a sedan/coupe rear etc.
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    2001-2004 X5 - opinions wanted

    Hutt Automatics did mine, same findings. Yeah wish I’d don’t that on mine too, but they were in too deep. If I had stopped and thought it would have been the better option.
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    PFL E30 Electric Windows

    Probably have just need a photo or part number, all yours to you as usual if I have it
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    PFL E30 Electric Windows

    any updates Brett ?
  13. power antenna are a hard find these days bud, just buy new OE ones from Pelican Parts or similar. Radios are pretty hard to come by too, most were ripped out and binned in the 2000s. Have a look at this one which looks good and has blue tooth etc model number Continental TR7412UB-OR https://www.continental-automotive.com/en-gl/Trucks-Buses/Interior-Cabin/Infotainment/Radios/FM-AM-Radio-with-USB-Bluetooth
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    E53d X5 pusher fan question

    take no notice of what it looks like on the diagram, just a image they use for everything. plug the part number into google image search for more accurate pics might just be the resistor pack if it has one. try bypassing it and turn the AC on.
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    1996 E36 - EWS II issue

    dont try cutting and jumping wires etc, youll just end up blowing up modules etc. all its needs is 10 minutes with a scanner assuming all the parts have not failed. bear in mind that the E36 is known for leaking around the windscreen if the plastic trim is damaged, it is not uncommon that water gets into the ECU/DME especially on manual cars that do not have a trans computer for the water to seep thru first!
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    Where do people buy their tyres? (Wellington)

    maybe on price, but thats because their service is sh*t so they can afford it. Bridgestone are more expencive sure. but unless you want to take your own torque wrench, you want to tell them where to jack the car up etc, then keep well clear of all the Tonys branches. litterally the bunnings of tyres. Citation: i used to be a regular there for the work fleet and my own stuff. I only ever use Bridgetone Wainui now, i appreciate that might be a bit far for you, but i like to take cars to actual enthusiests that treat the car the way you would. Sounds like Bridgestone in the city is the same experience based on what Richard says
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    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    good to catch up etc mate also, in regards to the people anti fenix above. interestingly one of them used to be an agent for them and at the time of selling it to me said there was nothing wrong with them. whats changed, a bad breakup with an employer perhaps ? anyways, the one in my coupe has seen heaps of abuse, 10 or 12 track days now, plus many drives locally to the pub or whatever, club days, hawkes bay and back taupo and back, every time at manfeild is driven up etc, and has never missed a beat, doesnt drop a single drop. so there you go.
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    BBS reps and E30 fitment query

    wont bother with specs in the front, if its rubbing then you have done something very wrong/silly the most important cosideration, even more than specs of the wheel itself, is what gaurds are on your car. rear is a bit trickier on a facelift car, and also the prefacelift cabby, as they have much lower rear arches. on the prefacelift non cabby there is plenty of room to do whatever you want. so what one prefacelift owner says fits sweet no rubbing at all will destroy gaurds if fitted to a facelift car. Both of my cars, and indeed all E30s that i have bothered playing around with wheels on have been facelift. now thats out the way.....: my cabby is 16x9et15 (borbet type A) with 215/45R16 tyres, and it rubs , my gaurds are not rolled at all, apart from some movement probably inevitable when it has touched now and again. a 205 might be better, but the 215 already has quite a bit of stretch on a 9 inch. my coupe is 17x8et20 (E39 Style 32s) with 215/45R17 (yes slightly bigger tyre than both OE and the cabby), and again rubs in the back, a bit less than the cabby. if i put the race wheels on which has the same specs but is et30 or so, there is plenty of room. enter this data into the calculator linked below, and scroll down and see the graphic. overlay your wheel, and play around with tyre sizes (the only variable). bear in mind, the calculator will allow you to do tyre sizes that dont exist, are cost prohibitive, or illegal eg you can fit a 145 tyre onto a 9 inch rim in that system ha. also you need to compare whatever you come up with to the OE tyres of 205 65 14, and check the circumfrence is within 5% of that, if possible, go slightly smaller, as your speedo is out from factory. https://www.willtheyfit.com/index.php?width=215&aspect=45&diameter=16&wheelwidth=9&offset=15&width2=215&aspect2=45&wheel_size=17&wheel_width=8&offset2=20
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    BBS reps and E30 fitment query

    225 should be fun in the back, pretty difficult to successfully pull off in the back.
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    WTB: E30 Cabriolet Bits

    i have Eibach coupe springs and Bilstein sport shocks in my cabby, gives a nice height. i am running a 9" wheel in the back with a 215 tyre. they just kiss the gaurds if i have the boot loaded up with stuff, a full tank of gas and i go over a bump otherwise its fine, the shocks could probably do with a refresh as they are pretty old, i would say it wouldnt do it if the shocks were new.
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    Import tax

    avoiding paying tax is illegal for everyone, including the wealthy. and bear in mind that over 40% of working kiwis recieve more from the state than they pay into it, whether it is working for families, accomodation suppliments, acc, a free education and health system and so forth. the number is far higher when you then look at people over thier life time from birth to death. Im not saying for one second that the poor have it good, but its the wealthy that are the only net taxpayers
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    Import tax

    getting off topic, but since it was brought up, I dont know why there is this continued delusion that services are underfunded in new zealand except for education, which genuinely is on the bones of its ass. Its a spending problem in Roading, there is no accountability between the contractors and the NZTA, thats why they are ripping up the Kapiti and Waikato Expressways to do it all again. Its a spending problem in Health, we do not need 22 DHBs for only 5 million people. consolodate procurement and management, and there would be all the money in the world to give the nurses thier fair share. the list goes on. technically. this is not a new tax, it has always been there. its just not viable to collect. nothing has changed, so now you are spending more money to collect than the revenue it generates.
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    Where do people buy their tires? (Auckland)

    lol whys that? i dont come on here much any more so sorry if i missed something.
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    8501 NZ New .. value ?

    didnt realise you still had that Jooles, thought it was long gone! OP, dont let fuel prices sway you. any buyer isnt going to be using it as a daily so not really relevant.
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    PFL E30 Electric Windows

    i call bullshit that old thing hasnt moved in years.