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  1. Michael.

    BMW M EV Plan

    If there is a market, make it! I just wonder what they have to do to make it exciting, an 8000rpm M engine 6, 8 or 10 cylinder is as good as it gets.. glorious analogue sounds that stir the soul. The sound a car makes is one of the most important aspects of loving or hating something, in my opinion. An electric powertrain is inherently boring, yes it can go fast but you need more than just whines and whirs to feel connected and something soulful out of it. So I'd be interested to see what they do to make it worthy of the M badge.
  2. Michael.

    why has this not sold? E46 M3 CS

    Its done 107,540 Miles which is nearly 173,000km as advertised :p
  3. Looking for a BBS type steel valve stem as pictured bellow, would anyone have a spare or know a store where I could find such locally? I believe the ID of the wheel the suit is around 11.2mm standard size. The top side washer / plate has an overall diameter of 16mm
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    Not my Supra

    Gazoo racing What happened to TRD?
  5. Michael.

    Not my Supra

    That looks awesome!! Such a wasted opportunity to make a good looking car better than the A80.. but no they came up with this:
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    Not my Supra

  7. Michael.

    Falken FK452 Opinions

    Hi guys, Has anyone used Falken FK452 tyres before? Curious to hear experiences if you have. Cheers in advance.
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    Falken FK452 Opinions

    Thanks for feedback. Yeah they are definitely older model tyres... just struggling to find new ones in the 235/45R17 and 265/40R17 sizes I require. But some suppliers have them in FK452 Shall keep investigating but a lot of other brands dont offer the sizes I need. Not confirmed if I can get them in the FK453 yet
  9. Yeah, since 1924 made me laugh. Desperate for marketing jargon
  10. You'd have to have actual brain damage to hand over your cash for such an abomination of a brand. Even before the Chinese investment these things were embarrassing. Sure the MGB GT from 50 years ago was kinda cool in relative terms but I think they have all rusted away anyhow!
  11. Michael.

    The end of entry level RWD BMW's?

    At least Grandma will love the 2020 Honda Jazz!
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    The end of entry level RWD BMW's?

    I don't really think it's an issue... most people that buy these wouldn't even know what rwd or fwd is. For the people that value rwd that is what the M cars or top non M cars are for (Eg M3) Makes perfect sense if BMW is to make a newer generation product cheaper to compete with the global market.
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    Quick rant thread.

    That Russian guy would sort that out no problem!
  14. Michael.

    It's very nice but is it $38k nice?..

    Hahaha the Q&As were fairly entertaining. I guess he should just make some canned responses, will need them for the months if no years of questions he will get :p
  15. Michael.

    E46 2002 330ci 6 Spd Manual >SOLD

    What a lovely example! Best of luck with the sale.
  16. Michael.

    E36 328i coupe 'track' project

    RTABs are so crucial for how an E36 rides. Night an day difference if they are in proper shape!
  17. Michael.

    Super tidy Audi S8

    Very cool cars. Those wheels are terrible though, would look the part back on the stock S8 rims.
  18. Michael.

    ghastly 650i

    Whatever floats ones boat I guess haha
  19. Michael.

    2012 C63 AMG

    Mmmmm very nice! Seems you're rather in love with it. With the facelift front and those wheels they really look superb, much nicer than the current C63.
  20. Car evolution has stopped and gone down the stupid path of pointless features, this is all they can do in some cases, just mess around with parts that never needed changing.
  21. Michael.

    Another newbie. 96 E36

    Can't say it does it for me, but as long as you enjoy it 👍
  22. Michael.

    NZ NEW E34 540iA $3900!

    I love these cars but they are a project cars more than anything now, need a lot of mechanical TLC and the cosmetics are another matter, the majority of 540i E34s are as rough as your average 90s Honda Accord, mostly unloved. It would be wonderful to restore one of these, but wouldn't be a good investment unless the long term plan is keeping it. Whether or not buying an E34 M5 is more viable and restoring one of those is probably more logical, but the initial cash outlay for one of those is much greater, and of course harder to find.
  23. Michael.

    Grey Thunder - 1990 e30 316i

    Few things as satisfying when you feel the improvement new suspension components make!
  24. Michael.

    The only upgrade that made sense

    I got the parents to buy an IS350, it's nice enough, good engine (can do a high 13s 1/4 mile!) but the suspension and handling is way softer than an IS-F Interior is fine, but the dash board lacks character. I think the ugliest part of them are the huuuggee wing mirrors and the stupid position they mount on the doors, don't know why they couldn't mount smaller ones on the corners where the glass ends, like all other cars, far better looking
  25. Michael.

    The only upgrade that made sense

    Terrific car, very firm suspension and ride but that is the appeal, I think they are really nice as an overall package, great 8 speed direct drive automatic / tiptronic gearbox, very quick shifts and that motor sounds super sweet, can sound better with the single middle section of the exhaust removed. Only thing I dont really like is the interior, it's fine, but just seems a bit generic, exterior nice enough, pleasant car but I don't think the design is as good as the E92 M3 etc.