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      07-26-2012, 07:08 PM   #23
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Congrats! I look forward to seeing the 1M on the streets here. Are there any other BSM 1Ms in the ACT?
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      07-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #24
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Thanks guys for the kind words, will be cool having the two cars in opposing colours. May be strange to some having the two but the AW is Mrs Alpine's car not mine and as such she is the driver, not me.


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Awesome John.. are you driving up or having it trucked..

We can have a mini meet and greet in NC..

Congrats mate.
Probably will drive Joe, would be pretty cool if a bunch of 1M's rocked up at the dealer, they wouldn't know what hit them hahahah

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Mr and Mrs 1Ms, I still think this is a first worldwide not just here.

Happy for you John!

Mini meet.
Maybe, not sure Jaffa, cheers mate.

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Phwar! Nice! 2 1Ms under the same roof? The only thing you gotta fight over now is who parks on the left or right of the garage!
Nup, no arguments there mate, black to the left and white to the right, all sorted

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Hey John, I'll volunteer to drive it to Canberra for you - save you a flight!!!
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C'mon Gerry you already have my beautiful M3 what more can you ask for hehehehe

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Huge Congrats, another BSM ftw!!! i really cannot believe you found one. if i ever want a rare car i will happily pay you to find it.

some of those mods i would also like to do. i just need to find some time. must be tempting to keep the akra and put it on the new one, unless you have sold it already.
Happy to help anyone chasing cars, that's half the fun for me.

I rang 20 odd dealers and ended up finding 6 NEW 1M's (1 AW/1 VO/4 BSM) in various configs and prices. The biggest wallys were at BMW Sydney who had a car exactly as I wanted it but in the end said it was not for sale they wanted to keep it for a static display (B.S).



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Congrats John. You forgetting one more. Black number plates
Yeh, forgot to mention that one, really want special ones but they are $2500 in Canberra, 1M or 1M COUPE or VADER. Anyway I will think of something.

So thanks again guys, I appreciate your interest and support. Will catch up soon for sure, Newcastle maybe?

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      07-27-2012, 02:49 AM   #27
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The biggest wallys were at BMW Sydney who had a car exactly d said it was not for sale they wanted to keep it for a static display (B.S).

Sydney BMW are the worst dealer I have ever dealt with. Bought 2 Cars from them and it was the worst experience ever. Both times they were the only dealer that had a car ready to go spec'd the way I wanted.

NEVER again....
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The biggest wallys were at BMW Sydney who had a car exactly d said it was not for sale they wanted to keep it for a static display (B.S).

Sydney BMW are the worst dealer I have ever dealt with. Bought 2 Cars from them and it was the worst experience ever. Both times they were the only dealer that had a car ready to go spec'd the way I wanted.

NEVER again....
Go to your dealer of choice and negotiate, and quietly let them know where they can find the car.
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      07-27-2012, 06:52 AM   #29
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Probably will drive Joe, would be pretty cool if a bunch of 1M's rocked up at the dealer, they wouldn't know what hit them hahahah]

Keep us informed mate.. Its only a short drive up to NC..
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      07-28-2012, 01:54 AM   #30
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The biggest wallys were at BMW Sydney who had a car exactly d said it was not for sale they wanted to keep it for a static display (B.S).

Sydney BMW are the worst dealer I have ever dealt with. Bought 2 Cars from them and it was the worst experience ever. Both times they were the only dealer that had a car ready to go spec'd the way I wanted.

NEVER again....
Hey Scoobs .... A bit off topic here but see that you have Morgage Choice as your pic. Im guessing your an agent? If so, do they allow you to service customers interstate? Special deals / rates for fellow 1Addicts?
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      07-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #31
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John, congrats on the new car. If you need a lift from the airport to the dealer let me know, I may be able to pick you up. I might be in Perth around this time but if I am in Newcastle I can definitely meet you and take you to the dealer.
By the way, are you keeping the Porsche?
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      07-28-2012, 07:37 AM   #32
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Well well two two 1Ms 1Ms. Guess you rate them then? In the end was the Cayman too impractical?

Re the springs - check out the Eibachs, I've just fitted them to mine and they're not bad.
Drops the rear 10 mm and the front 25mm. doesn't seem much but it has smartened up turn in, which I feel is a little sluggish as standard, and the ride, though firmer, is less harsh and skittish. Also, with the relatively moderate drop I'm not scraping too much. I did a little research before buying and the consensus was that the Eibachs have a ( slightly ) better ride than the K & Rs with an equivalent level of quality and performance

Just a thought.
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      07-29-2012, 05:57 AM   #33
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Probably will drive Joe, would be pretty cool if a bunch of 1M's rocked up at the dealer, they wouldn't know what hit them hahahah]

Keep us informed mate.. Its only a short drive up to NC..
Will do Joe, would be fun to meet in convoy to go up as well as the run back through Syd.

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John, congrats on the new car. If you need a lift from the airport to the dealer let me know, I may be able to pick you up. I might be in Perth around this time but if I am in Newcastle I can definitely meet you and take you to the dealer.
By the way, are you keeping the Porsche?
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Thanks for the offer Gerry, going by the interest in a MINI GTG in NC we may drive Mrs Alpine's car up to meet the new family member.

The Porsche is on the market mate, can't have everything I am afraid


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Well well two two 1Ms 1Ms. Guess you rate them then? In the end was the Cayman too impractical?

Re the springs - check out the Eibachs, I've just fitted them to mine and they're not bad.
Drops the rear 10 mm and the front 25mm. doesn't seem much but it has smartened up turn in, which I feel is a little sluggish as standard, and the ride, though firmer, is less harsh and skittish. Also, with the relatively moderate drop I'm not scraping too much. I did a little research before buying and the consensus was that the Eibachs have a ( slightly ) better ride than the K & Rs with an equivalent level of quality and performance

Just a thought.
Hi Gazz, yes and no, the CR is NOT the car to be a daily driver nor is it a car that you can visit clients in, as well if you drive it you want to do so for fun, not as a a DD.

Thanks re the springs, will investigate, think I just want that little drop that Joe has without much, if any, change in ride comfort.
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      07-29-2012, 06:02 AM   #34
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Thanks re the springs, will investigate, think I just want that little drop that Joe has without much, if any, change in ride comfort.
If we meet up at Newcastle, take mine for a spin and get a comparison..
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If we meet up at Newcastle, take mine for a spin and get a comparison..
Maybe swap for a drive of Mrs Alpine's car, hear the glorious akra noise and see if you can notice any performance increase with the um adjusted program file with the butt dyno.
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      07-29-2012, 06:13 AM   #36
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Maybe swap for a drive of Mrs Alpine's car, hear the glorious akra noise and see if you can notice any performance increase with the um adjusted program file with the butt dyno.
All good John... sounds like a plan..
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Cosmetic updates.

Ordered mats from Jezzer
Ordered from Rich at GTB:
Black side repeaters with dark tint
Black grills
Black ///M badge for bootlid
Black GTB pedals inc footrest with orange ///M logo engraved

To do, performance alc steering wheel and maybe dark tailights and paint wheels, then there is the exhaust system?,!,?,! And MAYBE window tint.
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      08-01-2012, 07:57 AM   #38
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When are you picking up the car John?
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Cosmetic updates.

Ordered mats from Jezzer
Ordered from Rich at GTB:
Black side repeaters with dark tint
Black grills
Black ///M badge for bootlid
Black GTB pedals inc footrest with orange ///M logo engraved

To do, performance alc steering wheel and maybe dark tailights and paint wheels, then there is the exhaust system?,!,?,! And MAYBE window tint.
Where did you order the black side repeaters from?

Not sure what gtb is >_<

Ed: nvm i found some pretty cheap off ebay, will see how they go haha
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GTB

http://www.gtbperformance.com/

they sell the IND products too, (repeaters/grills and black ///M badge) the main reason I went there was because I could get some of these too:


RHD with the dead pedal
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      08-01-2012, 10:23 PM   #41
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GTB

http://www.gtbperformance.com/

they sell the IND products too, (repeaters/grills and black ///M badge) the main reason I went there was because I could get some of these too:


RHD with the dead pedal
Ha.. I have the same pedal set arriving next week..lol

Ordered in Silver not Black thou..
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So do we have a date yet, John??
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Ha.. I have the same pedal set arriving next week..lol

Ordered in Silver not Black thou..
Don't think those will fit our small B&C pedals?? 1 screw at bottom, but will over lap the edges
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Don't think those will fit our small B&C pedals?? 1 screw at bottom, but will over lap the edges
They are not the actual RHD pedal set..

Thats what they sent me initially and I have sent them back for the correct set..
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