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  1. Because british electrics were known for their reliability. I wonder if Lucas is in the mix somewhere....
  2. This, ive had 4 euros with 80-100kmh steering wheel shake and its been thrust bushes / lower control arm every time usually around 100-120,000km on the bushes. Alot of force transfers through them, you wont feel it by hand, I didnt notice using a mid size pry bar but changed them anyway.
  3. But did they say 'cash' or even more valuable - 'cash today.' As If everyone one else was trading in potatoes
  4. FYI report any fraudulent sales you see with proof attached to MBIE Ive found them super responsive when reporting fraudulent sale practices if you send them the proof although they dont give you any updates you can usually see the output of your work. Business near me had a permanent sign installed saying discount 'today only' after about 2 months i took some photos over a week then I reported them and the next day they were taking it down. Also a major NZ hot water cylinder company that sells online sold me a 'no hidden fees' cylinder replacement online - i read all the fine print and bought on visa just incase, sure enough when they came around they quoted and additional $750 ($500 for electrician to switch the wiring over and 250 because needed to drill two holes in hollow cinderblock wall.) I told them to piss off, 'I bought a no hidden fees replacement' and they refused to refund my money, i told them this was an illegal bait and switch and reported them to MBIE and 3 days later I had an apology from the director and a refund.
  5. Bought the 2.5 a while back for the wife, has been a stellar car, we have put 150,000km on it and only failure was the front control arm bushes and a plastic gear in the transfer case actuator. Buy the whole new actuator as a bosch or land rover item to save a fortune or just replace the gear. Reason we bought it vs a wagon was ground clearance and price for a 4wd version. Petrol consumption is sitting at 10.2L/100km
  6. Ive done it to various cars with different brands (KW, fortune auto, bilstein) and usually regretted it, never used the super cheap junk especially after seeing some shock dynos. If you go for camber plates then you need bearings or it will bind and your car with groan and clunk all over the place. If you go bearings and camber plates then you wont have a rubber strut mount and you will feel tiny imperfections all day long. Then the cert is a pain +$4-500 and then you are fixed to a width and size of wheel permanently, you cant even return to OEM without re certifying for another $4-500. If you have $4k+ spare and are fitting kw v3 or anything better(ohlins) then go for it, if you are wanting anything less then dont bother.
  7. andrewm

    Quick rant thread.

    I feel for you seeing this, the person will almost certainly say 'but you can still get out' and if you cant get a parking warden theres bugger all you can do. Our solution below. I remember our student flat in wellington used to have this issue at both sides of the driveway. Rather than causing any damage to the cars we got two guys on each arch and just dragged the offending end out into the middle of the road. Only had to do it a few times at the start of each year. No idea what happened to the cars but they were never there when we got back from uni or ever again.
  8. Id be interested to see crash data with tire info - some of my mates freak when they are passengers with me not because I speed but because I take a 65 corner at 90 or 100 if I know it. I didnt really understand the issue for years as I had always bought pilot sport or similar max performance tires (PS4S in the c63 now), then I drove a mates shitter 1996 civic to diagnose a noise and got loose on the first roundabout I came across, land sail or some such hilarious brand tires. 14x165 and $60 bucks each apparently.They weren't tires those were ice skates and apparently they sell in droves. The stopping distance from premium and even mid range tires to ultra budget are huge, one comparison I saw was 62m for PS4S , 70-80 for mid range tires and 103m for some popular cheapshit tire. Two things I never skimp on - tires and toilet paper, im sure theres a skid joke in there somewhere.
  9. Having worked on scenario modelling using software and databases that cost ~>100 million to setup and rent supercomputer time to process, I just cringe whenever I read things like the police media release ' going 10km/h slower in a crash reduces risk of fatality by x %' so we are just going to cut the 10km/h tolerance. Nothing works like that in the real world and often you get the opposite effect. Some things I would expect to see if this was properly considered, each may have only a fractional input but together could have the opposite effect. - physical factors including complacency effect or drowsiness -Increased risk taking to overtake - Increased road rage - increased speed differential between hoons and general population - increased time spent looking at speedo and not the road -worsening skills of drivers as speed limits reduce -cheaper tires bought as people no longer see less value in high performance tires - older drivers continuing to drive longer (feeling less pressure to keep up speed)
  10. Man I wish I was worried about 96 in a 100 which utopia do you live in lol. I wish people would manage more than 80-85 in a 100.
  11. andrewm

    Octane boosters

    I find in my area BP is a rip off for premium but mobil is very reasonable, last fill up was 2.08 for 98 and 186 i think for 91 and the local BP is usually 35c between 91 and 98
  12. Both my m62 cars had broken ones they were $1.0USD each from US suppliers at the time, 10 seconds on ecstuning gave me this, $1.17 each you may need different ones for m60? Ask someone placing an order to chuck 2 of these in. https://www.ecstuning.com/b-uro-parts/oil-filter-housing-rubber-mount/11421436982~uro/
  13. the formatting on chrome shows the $50 hidden halfway down the picture on the side, not where it is on mobile
  14. This somehow looks worse than when we bolted marley guttering under the sills of a mates shitter subaru and made giant wheel arches out of thin bending ply as a joke. The batman logo front bolt on monstrosity looks like something a 12 year old would draw, not to mention all the bits look super wavy and bumpy. I would hazard a guess it was very rough fibreglass totally coated in bog and poorly hand sanded to make it look like that.
  15. andrewm

    Bought an M4

    = 20k in mods minimum It ranks alongside Ill never sell this car = ill sell it the second something interesting appears just going to have a couple of quiets = probably the biggest night of my life Im not going to do anything silly = i may die
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