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    Elijah
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    Porirua
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    06 335i touring
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    6 Speed manual
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    00 330Ci Cabby
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    85 525e
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    66 LR Series 2a

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  1. @Matth5 ah ok, I think I did see that somewhere. Was it quite bad? I.E. bad enough to look elsewhere? Another option I was looking at was Zimmerman from FCP for approximately $650NZD
  2. I'd imagine it's about $5-10k over priced, though it's more a case of you can't find them for sale, so the dealer can charge whatever. Values have steadily been increasing and being leather and manual is a good start. In hindsight @Contrails car for $16k was potentially cheap at the time and is most certainly worth a lot more now. I almost feel like (puts on flame suit) e28s are underappreciated and provide a lot more value than a lot of e30s.
  3. Hey team, my rotors need replacing on my 2006 E91 335i (manual). Is the current suggestion as per the below thread still the way to go? Which I think was these RDA rotors and some stoptech (Sport Brake?) pads? A pair of front rotors is $461.13NZD which is cheaper than FCP Euro and demon tweeks. Micks garage was cheaper again but just bog standard uncoated rotors.
  4. What did you have to do to make the e36 seats fit again? I still have your original e28 seats if you get stuck. Obviously any other e28 seat will work, but sports seats are very hard to find and liable to be expensive and need work. Otherwise e24 seats I think fit, e34 can be modded to fit and I’m unsure about e30 seats.
  5. Bought another one, updated my signature, realised I have problem 😅
  6. Currently rocking a GTX 1070 and I7 4770, will definitely be looking at an AMD Zen3 CPU for my next build and probably Big Navi. @Olaf I’ve dealt with enough Macs in my time to know that’s not the case, unless of course, you apply more money to the affected area... which fixes any and all issues
  7. @Autoglym @Aaron Muir and Ronnie (forgot your username sorry). As well as me, but my M30 isn’t in the car yet hah
  8. Interesting how an R32 is now more expensive than a 130i, though on par with a 135i
  9. Any idea if this is going to be the standard price going forward or an introductory special?
  10. I fail to see how this is worth more than the sum of its parts? A handful of alpina bolt ons, custom exhaust and an engine rebuild...? Where’s the alpina steering wheel and interior, body kit, other fruit and of course one of their signature colours and pin striping?
  11. Have shipped plenty of things Personally depot to depot with mainfreight, normally quite straightforward. Have also had lots of pallets delivered around Wellington by them for work. If you can get it onto a pallet, mainfreight should have no issues delivering it to your mechanic.
  12. It should be, though I’ll wait for smarter people than me to comment, I’ve not looked at this swap in a long time so am little rusty. Have a read of this, should help you with 99% of what you need to know: https://www.e30zone.net/e30wiki/index.php/Engine_Swap_-_M5x
  13. Any particular reason you’re after a 260? The bellhousing on the M20 is different to an M50 and will be rotated by about 10 degrees, meaning your shifter and crossmember will need modification to work. Plus e30 tax applies to a 260 whereas an e36/46 gearbox should in theory be easier and cheaper to find. (E.g. a 220, 250, various ZF gearboxes and a 240 from an e30 with M40)
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