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On 07/01/2018 at 11:03 AM, gjm said:

I got a rad from Silverdale Radiators. Fast delivery - looks to be a quality product.

Check the cost of shipping one from the US.

+1 for Silverdale Radiators. Good price and of OEM quality. Ran for about a year so far with no worries at all. as said, sourcing one from the states might be a pain due to shipping/warranty/duty.

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I called BMW about the radiator - NZ$1000 + GST.

Same unit from FCP Euro - NZ$346 landed.

smh

 

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4 hours ago, M3AN said:

I called BMW about the radiator - NZ$1000 + GST.

Same unit from FCP Euro - NZ$346 landed.

smh

 

Ordered + shroud and fan  🤗 $525 nz,  tax still to add

When do you think NZ companies will wake up 

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21 minutes ago, sweetm3 said:

When do you think NZ companies will wake up 

Well, they can't do anything about the GST but BMW's margins are a joke, only for the gullible or naive.

The problem is a rising tide lifts all boats. A "specialist" wanted NZ$200 for a used one with over 140k kms on it. How about $50 (or a 100k warranty)?

 

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12 hours ago, sweetm3 said:

When do you think NZ companies will wake up 

This won’t happen until someone becomes a FCP affiliate here. In saying that, I don’t know how well the notion of lifetime replacements will work here from an economic perspective. Maybe ECS Tuning affiliate would be the ticket. 

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Cant compete with NZs small market, shipping costs, and the tax/duty smashed onto everything, its going to get worse for the consumer when sub $400 start getting duty stuck one em as well (which will be good for the local distributors...)

 

Question - Anyone running a Valeo SMF conversion kit? Thoughts?

 

 

 

 

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