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      05-15-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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My Parts have arrived !

Man, after so many months of waiting they finally here. Tomorrow i will install the H&R springs and the Ikon exhaust. Wait the springs to settle abit then will slam in the wheels

Enjoy !
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      05-15-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
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what wheels are they? they look a bit like DPE's or iforged?

and tell us how the ride quality is on ur h&r's on aussie roads will ya....throwing up b/w springs and coilovers. cheers
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Nice, post some pics after.
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Looks good. Exhaust looks great. Would love to hear the sound it makes.
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oh I love those Agio wheels...they're my top 3 dream wheels together with CHs and MEs
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oh I love those Agio wheels...they're my top 3 dream wheels together with CHs and MEs
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what wheels are they? they look a bit like DPE's or iforged?

and tell us how the ride quality is on ur h&r's on aussie roads will ya....throwing up b/w springs and coilovers. cheers
Bro, they are AGIO wheels. Thier web-site: www.agiowheels.com

Yes, indeed they look similar to iforged & DPE.

If i got the cash i would definately go for the coilover. Sadly i have no $$.
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Man, after so many months of waiting they finally here. Tomorrow i will install the H&R springs and the Ikon exhaust. Wait the springs to settle abit then will slam in the wheels

Enjoy !
The wheels look amazing noidea. From the photos they look like 21".

I agree with the others, photos of the finished car would be great.

Well done.

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the wheels are huge, running 235/30/20 front and 285/25/20 is a pain.

dunno how i gonna get used to the ride quality of this low profile tyres. I hope no pole hole to be hit. Fark !
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care to share on price. did u get them locally, or overseas?
if overseas, how did u bypass customs. u can pm me if u like
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care to share on price. did u get them locally, or overseas?
if overseas, how did u bypass customs. u can pm me if u like
I imported them from USA. The total cost for the wheels, Ikon exhaust & H&R Springs is around $5000 include tyres, Freight, custom duty and custom agent charges.

The custom inspection is a funny story. My custom broker help me to by-pass the custom which there was no fumigation needed. Broker know thier way.

In the case of the duty, well, it is very easy. Me and the seller make up the commercial invoice and declare the value to only $1500 US. Not to forget my shipment also come with the H&R Springs and Ikon exhaust.

The only problem with this is that i have spend almost 4 months waiting, quoting around for best price, arrangement for pick-up & ...... First, you need to contact the agent in USA to pick-up the item from the seller. The the Agent will store the items in thier warehouse until there is an LCL (Loose Container) to come to Perth. The agent will prepare all the export docs and have your shipments on Board.

When the shipment arrived Australia. Another Agent take over and do the declaration and after okay from custom the item is ready for pick-up.

The step is very easy really. I do have the Contact of the agent in USA. They are call Logical Freigth Inc and they have thier agent in all over in Australia. Which means u only have to pay the frieght charges once the item arrived Australia and u pay the total shipping fees in AUD to the Agent in Australia.

Since i have done all the hard work for you guys if u guys need to import any stuff from USA please let me know and i will pass you the Agent contact detail to you.
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If you guys only import rims then i prefer you use Air frieght. Air Freight will cost only $400US from USA to Australia. Due to i imported a few item and my rims + Tyres are very heavy left me no choice to use Sea Freight. The sea Freight cost me total AUD$1100 from US-Perth inc. all Agent broker fees.
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wow nice, cant wait to see some pics!!!
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Since i have done all the hard work for you guys if u guys need to import any stuff from USA please let me know and i will pass you the Agent contact detail to you.

NOIDEA, you really does have plenty of ideas.
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Getting back to exhausts, I'd be real interested to hear that Ikon unit on the 320. I've just been out to get a quote on a custom exhaust with twin tips in stainless and was quoted $480. They said it may need the front muffler replaced as well as it was pretty small.
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why did u use a broker?

my brother bought a set of volk racing ce28 time attacks for his evo. it was us$2400 for the rims, and whatever shipping was. ups shipped it by air, but it got pinged by customs, so he had to pay $700 in duties.
all up the rims cost him $4050. which is expensive, but considering they r limited ed and no longer made, then its bearable.

my brother ordered them before i could tell him to ask the the seller in teh states to declare the rims at a cheaper amount, thus reducing the taxes.
alternatively, i have heard that if the items r less than $1000, then no taxes will be charged, so if u can send them to 4 different addresses, then u could lessen the chance of getting taxed

also, why did u get tyres? were they a lot cheaper in the end?
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why did u use a broker?

my brother bought a set of volk racing ce28 time attacks for his evo. it was us$2400 for the rims, and whatever shipping was. ups shipped it by air, but it got pinged by customs, so he had to pay $700 in duties.
all up the rims cost him $4050. which is expensive, but considering they r limited ed and no longer made, then its bearable.

my brother ordered them before i could tell him to ask the the seller in teh states to declare the rims at a cheaper amount, thus reducing the taxes.
alternatively, i have heard that if the items r less than $1000, then no taxes will be charged, so if u can send them to 4 different addresses, then u could lessen the chance of getting taxed

also, why did u get tyres? were they a lot cheaper in the end?
By Air and By Sea is totally different story. If i were used Air then no Agent is needed. But if by Sea then the process is far more complicated than what you amagine......seriously by sea is alot of trouble.

I dunno your brother Volks wheels is what size. But for me $5000 rims + Tryes + exhaust + H&R Springs for 20" is hell far too cheap if compare you bought them here. Not to said that there is no where in Australia anyone carry AGIO to start with.

Yes, by air ship to different address value under $1000 no tax. But in my case, tax only abt $500 with GST which abt $200. Remember that because i using my company so i can get the GST rebate. so what i really paying for the duty is $300. To send the items to 4 address is just tooo much trouble.

also why do i get the tyres. well, first when i ask the tyres 235/30/20 & 285/25/20. Almost all shop said non of these available. Finally found a shop that carry then only in Bridgestone. The price..... for 235/30/20 abt $400 each and for 285/25/20 is $650 each. And they have to order from Japan. Non available in Australia. As you can see the tyres alone would already save me heaps. so you might thinking what if my tyres worn out then how ? well, i already have a connection for brand new tyre from USA shipped to Australia 20" same size costing $1500 AUD for all four shipped.

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Re: Creative Autoworks FALKEN Tire Sale

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Dan,
Here is what I recommend for you for tires. For the front, I recommend 240/35/20 and for the back I recommend 275/30/20. The tires are $1200 shipped by USPS. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Guys, that is the message from Creative the sponsor supporting Vendor. I do all my reserched before i actually bought the things. Not only now, for the future as well. As you can see the quote by Creative for the tyres is far more cheaper than u buy here !
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Getting back to exhausts, I'd be real interested to hear that Ikon unit on the 320. I've just been out to get a quote on a custom exhaust with twin tips in stainless and was quoted $480. They said it may need the front muffler replaced as well as it was pretty small.
well, as that price why not get the Ikon. I got quote for the exhaust brand new US420 + US100 shipping. Not to forget that the Ikon exhaust is made especially for BMW E90 and tune for E90.

The Custom exhaust u having from the shop is not design for BMW. Why border to put it on ?
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This thread is full of good info. Thanks noidea.

Cheers.
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FFS... asif double posting wasn't bad enough... now tripple posting? F
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