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      08-10-2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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New PS4S 305/35r20, M Performance Diffuser and Number plates

In NZ the standard plates are in the format aaa111 and when these were launched in about 2001 to replace the aa1111 format that we had used for 40 years a bunch of manufacturers went and bought all of the number plates for their car. Even Peugeot did it with PUG111 series plates and of course BMW did it registering every plate from BMW111 to BMW999 that hadn't already been registered - most traditional model numbers such as BMW328 and BMW850 had been bought as personalised plates a long time ago of course, I think my new plate will stand out quite a bit
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Looks great , same as mine ❤
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How much does a house like that cost out in New Zealand?

Talk about pseudo mansions!
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Not sure I like how much your front wheels stick out
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How much does a house like that cost out in New Zealand?

Talk about pseudo mansions!
The light yellow one is probably about NZ$3m which is about US$2m
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Not sure I like how much your front wheels stick out
You mean the new 295's I've got on it in the other thread? The top of the tyre is pretty much inline with the top of the guard. But the 295 PZero sidewall very slightly curves back in so the top of the tyre doesn't come past the top of the guard.
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The light yellow one is probably about NZ$3m which is about US$2m
so is that a lot of money or something?
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so is that a lot of money or something?
yes?
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yes?
what if average New Zelanders make like $100k or something?
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Do you need to adjust the speedo as you increase the circumstances by 5,3%
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While there are many cool and cheaper solutions out there I simply love the ORIGINAL M Performance Diffusor setup especially if paired with the original carbon spoiler.
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      10-30-2018, 04:14 PM   #14
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what if average New Zelanders make like $100k or something?
FYI, average household income (two adult earners) in NZ is 100k in NZD. Average house price in NZ is under 700k and Auckland's average is 1m

3m home in NZ is at the high end of the market
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I wonder if F13 has camber pin that can be removed like the older ones which allows slight adjustment to the front camber, maybe make it like 0.5 deg more negative or something?
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FYI, average household income (two adult earners) in NZ is 100k in NZD. Average house price in NZ is under 700k and Auckland's average is 1m

3m home in NZ is at the high end of the market
how do service laborers make? Just seems like it's an unsustainable situation based on those numbers and a low population.
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      10-31-2018, 12:26 PM   #17
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how do service laborers make? Just seems like it's an unsustainable situation based on those numbers and a low population.
Back in 2012 a normal first house at the affordable end of the spectrum would be $300-350k, like this one:

https://www.trademe.co.nz/property/r...e75cfd00c6ed7a
That carpet!! wow.

These were probably under valued as you could rent them out with a 100% mortgage and pay for the mortgage, council rates and insurance without paying for anything out of your pocket at all. I know - I did this 5 times

Since then houses like that have ~doubled in price as you can see from that link while rents have gone up 15-20%, which now means as a landlord you've got to hope for further capital gains if you're buying now. Of course all of my mortgages on my rentals are pretty small now so I'm well sorted.

Confession - I didn't actually take the pictures on my street, my house is about 1km away and is relatively modest. I bought it in 2008 when I was 24. I made the decision in 2012 to buy some rental properties instead of moving into a nicer place for myself and it paid off fairly well for me. I bought the M6 with a car subsidy my company gave me and as celebration for paying off the mortgage on the house I live in. I'll do it up in a year or two and look to spend $1.5-2m on a house with a few acres of land (if you can be bothered looking it up, I am looking at Drury/Ramarama/Bombay area) I work in IT sales and combined I make about $300k a year with my girlfriend who works in IT distribution. I don't have any qualifications other than a drivers license and high school

Minimum wage here is $16.50 and you get plenty of subsidies from the government if you have kids from outright cash per kid to housing subsidies and a bunch of other stuff. I just spent a week in Fiji and trust me, people aren't poor here by comparison! I'm sure there are parallels in the US where people don't have much money but still have iPhones, satellite/cable TV, 5 year old cars on big wheels etc etc.

The issue with housing currently is that people can be employed as a teacher, policeman, fireman etc and can't afford to buy a house in Auckland, but they can in the regions. So there is plenty of noise in the media about that. We don't have different pay grades for the area you live in and there are stories about people driving 100km or more per day to work in Auckland and live somewhere further out. I suspect however that worldwide the same issue exists in most big cities and that people have been used to not owning their own house for generations, this is especially the case in Europe. In NZ however the majority of people expect to own their house almost as a right at the moment. Perhaps that perception will change over the next 30 years.


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Do you need to adjust the speedo as you increase the circumstances by 5,3%
I actually just realised I made a typo in the title, it is 305/30r20. So only a very small amount. I'll edit the first post.
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While there are many cool and cheaper solutions out there I simply love the ORIGINAL M Performance Diffusor setup especially if paired with the original carbon spoiler.
I convinced the dealer to give me the M pedals, Carbon shifter and the diffuser all as part of the arrangement. The diffuser took a few weeks to arrive but the rest was in stock.

I'm thinking about the Hamann rear spoiler actually:

http://www.jmtech.fi/kauppa/index.ph...mage&pID=20161
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I wonder if F13 has camber pin that can be removed like the older ones which allows slight adjustment to the front camber, maybe make it like 0.5 deg more negative or something?
I know camber can be adjusted slightly but I'm not sure what the limits are. Dinan also make these

https://www.dinancars.com/product/d1...ms-for-bmw-m5/

If I order those I'll get the sway bars too - you were keen for my stock Comp Pack ones weren't you?
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I convinced the dealer to give me the M pedals, Carbon shifter and the diffuser all as part of the arrangement. The diffuser took a few weeks to arrive but the rest was in stock.

I'm thinking about the Hamann rear spoiler actually:

http://www.jmtech.fi/kauppa/index.ph...mage&pID=20161
I personally prefer the original carbon spoiler because I prefer a more discrete appearance. I guess the Hamann one emphasizes the whole thing a tad too much for me. You got a good deal out of it if you consider the M Pedals alone are well over 100 Euro at least here let alone if you also add the carbon shifter to it.
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I know camber can be adjusted slightly but I'm not sure what the limits are. Dinan also make these

https://www.dinancars.com/product/d1...ms-for-bmw-m5/

If I order those I'll get the sway bars too - you were keen for my stock Comp Pack ones weren't you?
Interesting product that one - fixed arm that is slightly shorter than stock? Or is it stock arm with offset joint?

The installation manual says it will give -0.3deg for M5 and -0.6deg for M6, which probably means you will put M5's upper arm into M6.

And yep I am keen for your sway bars - I wonder how much stiffer it is compared to non CP bars!
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