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Matth5 last won the day on February 16 2017

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    335i E92 MSport DCT
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    M Performance Power Kit, KW V2 coilovers, Performance Exhaust mod, BMS/CPE charge pipe

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  1. Matth5

    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    This is why I wish engine running hours were logged right next to mileage. Seeing both figures would give you a much better idea of the car's life.
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    Heaps of E46 M3's on TM

    Damn, I still kinda want one as a weekend toy, but I'm too deep into the 335i to switch now. M3 for the weekend and a cheap commuter car for the week would be nice.
  3. Mine was at Pukekohe, they had a Grabone special for a single 20 min session last year.
  4. Nice. Still only been to one track session myself and badly want to do it again. It was sooooo fun. Hope I can film my next time like that too.
  5. Matth5

    MHD flash app. Anyone tried this yet?

    No need to pull the fuel pump fuse, MHD was updated so it doesn't spin up the fuel pump. But that shouldn't be the problem (Edit: N55 version, not 100% sure this applies to N54) Make sure when the flash starts, the cables are in firm and you DO NOT move them, the cheapo Ebay cables are finicky. And do not open/close doors, make sure fans are off and headlights are off to minimise power use. I notice closing/opening doors can interrupt the flash. If that fails, maybe its your cable or adapter, try another if you can. If your battery isn't in the best shape than can be the issue. You'll need to have it connected to a charger... or hooked up to another car with jumper cables. I've been lucky, done numerous full 20 min flashes with no external power!
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    One girl, one Braverian

    I had an E46 328i before so an E9x would be more of a change. It would be my daily so the extra comfort made sense too. If it was going to be a second/weekend car or I didn't drive to work, then I would have picked the m3. 335i has a decent list of modifications though, with the intention of being a track toy too
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    First-Time Euro Owner (text heavy)

    I'd suggest asking the well known workshops for recommendations. BM Workshop, Bellars, maybe the dealers. I know HellBM does reinforcements. Welded or epoxied reinforcement should be fine, even if not perfect they still massively extend the time before cracks occur. Everything breaks eventually...
  8. Matth5

    One girl, one Braverian

    Must have been a very enjoyable 8 hour drive in that M3. E46 M3 or E92 335i was the decision I had to make when car shopping. I have my reasons for choosing the 335i... but it wasn't an easy choice. Any mod plans?
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    First-Time Euro Owner (text heavy)

    Nice. I'd suggest getting the subframe re-enforced if it hasn't been. Much cheaper to do it before it cracks! And that'll give you some good peace-of-mind.
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    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    Ah so that's yours. I work nearby and drive past occasionally, I've noticed it Edit: Misread, thought the 850i was yours. Wonder if the owner comes on here?
  11. Matth5

    Maintenance costs of a S54??

    This one? https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1688348155.htm?rsqid=a657ad04bdf248f9b51a9b1bfa9a227e Only one on Trademe I can find right now. At that mileage I'd say it'll be a while before you have any engine issues to worry about. They're quite rare and I think they're a bit more special than an M3 because of this. M3 engine and drivetrain in a smaller, lighter body to make it even more of a sports car... it's kinda like a Toyota GT 86 but with a proper engine fit for a sports car Damn this makes me wish I could buy it.
  12. Matth5

    Importing a TV to NZ experiences

    You got me there... there's also Youtube and Google Play for movies, which doesn't require me to buy special hardware. So yeah movies are mostly covered and I can't really whine about that. I did end up pirating Wonder Woman when I couldn't find a legal online option for 4k at the time, only 1080p... But you still can't get most TV shows without signing up for monthly subscriptions from Amazon ect? I watch so few TV shows it's hard to justify a subscription. I'd much rather buy them by the season... I do subscribe to Google Play Music. I use it to stream music in my car so that's worthwhile.
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    Importing a TV to NZ experiences

    And that is why it's easier to just pirate everything. You get the best quality with no BS or ads... All I want is a service where I can buy movies and TV shows online with no subscription, and get the best quality. But right now the easiest and best option is the free and illegal one
  14. That's awesome. Just remember you risk getting hit with import duties past $400. Still probably worth it though. But if enough people see this and take advantage of it, customs won't have time to check them all haha. I wish this happened two weeks ago when I ordered suspension parts (M3 control arms and some other bits),
  15. Matth5

    255/40/17 Tyres

    The PS4 are a perfect match for a 335i especially if it's tuned. Eagle F1 Assymetrics are great too, in my experience they're less grippy than a PS4 in the dry but grippier in the wet. Not by a huge margin though. So in NZ either of them are a good option... Seeing as I have a set of wheels with each, maybe I should swap back to the Goodyears for whats left of winter