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    Rohan
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  1. I have Bilstein sport on all fours in mine. Cost me $1200 including shipping and customs from Turnermotorsport. I think these are a must if you planning on using lowering springs.
  2. This. Or even an E46 M3 with stick.
  3. The white one sounds like the better one but if it was upto me, I would skip both. I would rather save up for a NZ new one with full service history. Best to get a PPI done from Botany Motor Worx or BM Workshop.
  4. The DC72 is the RHD non-cat manual version. http://www.m535i.org/e28info.html
  5. Hah, I should have done it that way in the first place. The VTNZ guy did the test in front of me with his Window tint meter. He was even kind even to say he would let the front pass because the meters are only accurate to within 3%. But the rear was too dark so I just had to replace the rear. Update: I wrote a glowing review on their Facebook page and their marketing manager messaged me within minutes wanting to rectify the situation. Gonna have a chat with them this arvo. Let's see what they say.
  6. Cheers for the reply. Gonna give Car Folie a call tomorrow. I have already called the dealership twice and been left hanging both times. This is supposed to be a premier dealership for BMW, not a Warehouse outlet. It's not the fact that I have to spend $500 on the car, it's the principles or lack of that annoys me. Anyway Rant over.
  7. Evening, Long story short. We bought a 2012 F30 328i from Auckland City BMW exactly a year ago. The car had tints installed which seemed legal at the time as the car came with a brand new WOF at the time (April 2016). The WOF was done at the Auckland City BMW workshop. A year went by and it was time to get a new WOF. Surprise surprise! the car failed the WOF at VTNZ because the tints were illegal (30% on the front and 20% on the rear). So, I thought I would give Auckland City BMW a call and discuss the matter. First time, I got told that they would get back to me on the matter. Never got a call back. Rang up the second time and got the same response. Now, I am not expecting Auckland City BMW to install new tints, but at least acknowledge that oops it was a genuine mistake! Nope. So, any recommendations as to where to go for new tints? And bearing in mind the old ones will need to be removed, what sort of costs am I looking at? Cheers.
  8. @eliongater Not just the Engine, but those E34 M5 brakes would be another good swap.
  9. I wonder what it will sell for, 15k maybe? It would have some rare parts that would be worth a bit.
  10. The 130i is a fantastic little car but might be a little small for you. CRV + Z4 would be a great option as said above.
  11. Barry, it was a pleasure to meet you and see your car in person!
  12. When you spot another E28 that's come up from Wellington!
  13. Elijah, I am in the same boat as you. I have an aftermarket Nakamichi CD player but I am planning to replace it with a tape player. A tape player just looks right in an E24/E28/E30. I am planning on ordering some tapes too - Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Metallica...
  14. pistonheads.com? I love that site. You see some interesting cars there.
  15. Welcome Ian. Looking forward to seeing the pics.