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djcontra
01-26-2002, 09:55 AM
I found a great place that sells body kits for all 3 series bmw's but the problem is that it's in south africa. The good thing is, an entire body kit only costs us $340 canadian because the african rand is worth so little compared to our might dollar (lol).

If anyone is interested, i'm going to be ordering from them, but i will be shipping them by freightliner (boat), and those crates are HUGE. I think we can get a better deal if we fill one of those suckers up.

Check out these links here:

http://www.autostyle.co.za/bmwgallery.htm

This is supposed to be the largest distributer for auto accessories in south africa, and there were a few people who bought from them off of the roadfly forum.
I want to get their m3 sideskirts, e46m3 bumper, LTW spoiler, and m3 rear bumper.

if you're unsure as to how much these items cost visit

Universal Currency Converter (http://www.xe.net)

I've already been in contact with the shop, and they're okay with sending overseas as long as we deal directly with the freight company.

tell me what you think

*uzi*

Gamite
01-26-2002, 12:02 PM
Someone correct me if I"m wrong, but arent those E34 Euro elipsoids in the E30 section?!?!?

I want!

Derek330xi
01-26-2002, 12:49 PM
I AM VERY VERY VERY INTERESTED!!!*th-up* :D *th-up* :D *th-up* :D

matt325is
01-26-2002, 07:47 PM
Do you have an idea how much it would cost to ship it from South Africa to North America? I might be interested.

thanks

matt

00soul
01-26-2002, 08:17 PM
im definatly interested, just as long as the shipping doesnt exceed the products. im definatly down for a e30 m-technic kit and possibly the US spec ellipsoids

djc0ntra
01-26-2002, 08:28 PM
I am honestly unsure of shipping charges as of now
but I promise I will try my best to find out on monday

matt325is
01-26-2002, 08:56 PM
I'm plannin the same as 00soul, if i could get that e30 mtech kit for that cheap, with reasonable shipping, i'd be down.

matt

00soul
01-26-2002, 08:57 PM
oh btw, if its not too much trouble can you find out if the e30 m-tech kit is ABS plastic. BTW freight is usually cheaper that air correct?

djcontra
01-26-2002, 10:01 PM
Yeah i'll find out if it's plastic
most of the stuff off of there is high quality fiberglass
the e46m3 bumper for an e36 is supposed to be made from the same material as stock bumpers are made from. So that could mean other items are like that too. I'll check for you.
They sent me pictures of the fiberglass kits up close, and they're petty heavy duty, they're not thin flimsy kits at all.

And yes freight i believe is cheaper than air, but it takes longer to arrive.

Kaisake
01-26-2002, 10:47 PM
Could you find out if there are anymore products for the E46 series? Thanks. :)

M52_Alpina
01-26-2002, 11:25 PM
i might be interested in the front lip spoiler for my E36... let me know how things goes..

rayz
01-27-2002, 01:12 AM
Im in. if I can get a full body kit for $160.00 totall, helz yeah, im in the same boat as the guy that doesnt want to pay more than the merch for shipping!
please dont forget me if this gets carried out!

SickFinga
01-27-2002, 04:38 AM
I want LTW spoiler for 4 door e36.

arnie
01-27-2002, 06:13 PM
I will be interested. Any idea on timing if this goes through?

AcidSnow
01-27-2002, 07:12 PM
interested, but do they come pre-painted? or do we have to get a shop to colour match paint for us?

mike125k
01-27-2002, 07:59 PM
i'm interested in getting one for mine. how soon is this group buy going to happen?

djcontra
01-27-2002, 08:48 PM
ok so it looks like a few people are interested
i'll call the place tomorrow and make sure they have everything everyone needs
then i'll try and find out how much shipping will be, and date they would arrive at.

acidsnow: usually aftermarket body kits are never pre-painted.
sorry

tryp2nite
01-27-2002, 10:03 PM
Hey dudes..

I'm from the dtmpower.net board..

I'm TOTALLY interested in getting a kit.. put me on the list.. i'm 100%

hopefully they fit OK...

Derek330xi
01-27-2002, 10:13 PM
do they have a m technik or m3 replica bumper for e46??? i didn't see one on the website.

Mr seville
01-27-2002, 11:03 PM
If it's to expensive I think there is a place that ships stuff from africa and only africa. one more thing do the rear spoilers from an e36 sedan or coupe fit on the hatch-back:confused:

Juve Deli
01-27-2002, 11:30 PM
hey guys im from dtm power board
tryp2nite told me about this thread....
im very interested as well.....

djcontra
01-28-2002, 01:37 AM
I dont think the spoilers will fit the 318 Ti =/
you should double check though, maybe certain ones do, but i'm sure alot dont without modification.

Also I would like to add, if we do go through with this, it will probably be shipped to a harbour in canada (and i hope toronto, or some place at least within driving range like along the st lawrence etc)

I think it might be too much trouble for our american friends to pitch in on this unless they want to arrange their own shipping method?
i'm not sure yet.

djcontra
01-28-2002, 01:53 AM
Just doing a quick browse online and through the yellow pages i contacted a couple freight companies and sent them a price quote request. They said i should have a response in a day or two.

How soon would everyone want these items? Are we looking to buy right away or closer to spring time?

Myself personally, i'm in no rush, but again we should decide as a group.

Juve Deli
01-28-2002, 01:54 AM
im from vancouver... how would it be possible for me to get them? drive over? ups? any suggestions?

tryp2nite
01-28-2002, 02:48 AM
Maybe we can split the group buy if we get enough people?

Split like this :
Canada and Near Canada groupbuy..

between

all-other-places-in-US groupbuy?

any other ideas?

mike125k
01-28-2002, 09:20 AM
i would have no problems driving up to toronto to pick it up if you have it shipped there, its only 1.5hr for me. yea i would be interested more towards spring time, my car is away now so a new body kit will just sit until the spring anyhow.

Phantom
01-28-2002, 02:03 PM
I'm in for a front spoiler for my E36. Hope it's pre-painted.

Phantom
01-28-2002, 02:10 PM
On second thoughts, after using the currency converter, I think I'll have a whole body kit.

m0s5h
01-28-2002, 06:53 PM
I'm from the DTM forum.
I'm interested for a full M-technic body for my E30 4 door. Let me know about all the costs. *th-up*

JJ.
01-28-2002, 07:26 PM
I can get you M3 kits installed and painted for around 900 CDN. If we get say 10 people.

djcontra
01-28-2002, 07:32 PM
JJ hey that sounds like a sound deal too
where is that at?

and how good are the body kits?

JJ.
01-28-2002, 08:10 PM
Thats in the missisaga area. You can check out the kit on my car. The quality is good except my side skirts are fallin off. But the guy should fix it for free. The paint match is perfect too. Check out my car in the rides section.

djcontra
01-28-2002, 08:15 PM
do they have any other styles of body kits?

JJ.
01-28-2002, 08:29 PM
Ill ask them when I get my skirts repaired. They have lots of other kits so im sure they do.

matt325is
01-28-2002, 08:32 PM
About when to buy them, I really dont care, except i'm going to be on vacation in hawaii from Feb. 14 - 23. So it would have to be before or after that, after would probably be better.

matt

rayz
01-28-2002, 10:55 PM
So, how are things going to be for us in USA? let us know whats up.
heres what i'll need (want) hehehe
for my E30 4 door (1990)
-KFD front bumper with spoiler(the pic of the red E30)
-flat type side skirts
-rear bumper with sport lower spoiler(diffuser) (pic of yellow E30)
-double boot spoiler without led light
-plastic corner splitters
if we have to order now, thats cool. since itll take a while to get here, (the weather sux) Ill have it installed in the spring
thanks

djcontra
01-28-2002, 11:00 PM
perhaps somebody else would like to volunteer and take charge of the USA orders?

it would be a great help.

Would everyone think that ordering the 1st week or march is too late? It would be convenient not only for myself, but for other people here as well. And spring time happens at just around that time.

Derek330xi
01-28-2002, 11:50 PM
can u please check for me if they have the m-technik bumper or m3 replica for e46 sedan? i couldn't find it on the website. thanks

djcontra
01-29-2002, 12:31 AM
ok i'll try and find out
i wanna buy a hamann kit from them if they have one as well
(yes yes i know hamann...overplayed...blah blah blah...i want =)

Dirtyman
01-29-2002, 12:47 AM
dtm corner spitters for my e30....$20. Holy shit!! I'm in!*th-up*

ronin
01-29-2002, 02:29 PM
Hey Guys,

I like what I see.
Count me in for a bunch of stuff:

For E30:
white indicator lenses
alpine front spoiler
rear under bumper spoiler
dragon tailpiece

For E36:
Sport Rear Bumper Diffuser

Of course, this all depends on final shipping price
:eek:

Thanks,

Ronin

djcontra
01-29-2002, 09:18 PM
Still no definate word on the shipping yet
i need to have an exact order list to send to the place in south africa so they can give me the dimensions of the packages they will be comming in. According to the shipping company, it doesn't look like it will cost alot, but they do need to know how much of one of their large metal containers we're going to take up.

Schnell
01-30-2002, 12:37 PM
That link isn't working for me, although if they have any e28 stuff I might be interested.

Lil'Smoothie
01-30-2002, 07:52 PM
im down for a couple of sets of clear turn signals

tryp2nite
01-31-2002, 05:35 AM
I e-mailed autostyle.. about 2-3 days ago..

but still no response..

anyone else try e-mailing them?

djcontra
01-31-2002, 10:50 AM
they take a long time to reply to emails
it's much easier just to call them direct

so far the shipping companies haven't contacted me back, i'm going to call again after work, i want to find out how much it costs and sign the deal if it's a good price.

opes
01-31-2002, 11:05 AM
Hey djcontra,

Is this group buy still going on? I'd like to jump on if I can.

I'm interested in the following for my 2DR:
-----------------------------------------------------
-Complete sport mesh front bumper
Including beading, mesh, lower lip & splitters- R950/set

-Double Fin Broad bootspoiler without light- R450 (Like the LTW spoiler)

-Original Refurbished M3 Front bumper - R850
----------------------------------------------------------

Of course, this would depend on shipping costs. :) So let me know if I can still get it on this man.

Later *th-up*

Lil'Smoothie
01-31-2002, 06:46 PM
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=4527

is this the autostyles e30 kit?

m0s5h
01-31-2002, 07:18 PM
Hey guys.
If the group buy goes, I want these things for my 4 door E30
************************************************
Complete Kit Suitable to fit 2dr/4dr Bmw's Chrome
or Plastic Bumpers, Fibreglass kit, non-original
Front Spoiler & Bumper, Sides Skirts & Panels, Rear Bumper & Spoiler, Bootspoiler- all for only - R1600/set

***********************************************

If I made the conversion right this should be around 140.00 :huh?:
In that case, I'm in *th-up* Ofcourse it all depends on the shipping costs.

Darius540i
01-31-2002, 10:37 PM
Can you get a real OR fake zeemax kit for an E34?!? I WANT I WANT!! haha, get me a price on it and we will talk! Or email me @ saschy_bwy@yahoo.com

Thanks!!! :cool:

djcontra
02-01-2002, 09:43 PM
Okay, i'm going to have to apologize again, the shipping company still hasn't called me back, and i'm starting to just give up on them.
I'm going to keep trying to contact a few other places I just found out about, but i have another thought as well. Does anyone know of an import shop who can perhaps help out and do the ordering for us?

SickFinga
02-02-2002, 03:06 AM
djcontra, I think Bsharked wanted to help
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=789 *th-up*

djcontra
02-02-2002, 09:45 AM
ok cool
i'm going to ask what deals he can cut for us
because it would be much easier to just get the parts locally even if it adds an extra bill or so to the cost i dont mind.
so far shipping companies seem like assholes unless you know what you're talking about =/

djcontra
02-03-2002, 04:05 PM
new update
Zainul from South Africa called me today and told me that he can take care of the freight arrangements. He was shocked at the ammount of items i want to order :rolleyes: but he's going to try and get everything prepared if we decide to go through with it. He says it will take 8 weeks to get here if we order from them.

tryp2nite
02-03-2002, 04:44 PM
Originally posted by djcontra
new update
Zainul from South Africa called me today and told me that he can take care of the freight arrangements. He was shocked at the ammount of items i want to order :rolleyes: but he's going to try and get everything prepared if we decide to go through with it. He says it will take 8 weeks to get here if we order from them.

Oh man.. I'm ready to pay.. and at full 100% for this..

Just tell me when you want our list of items.. and I will have the money sent...

Another thing.. what are we gonna do with all the seperate orders going to different places in the US?

djcontra
02-03-2002, 05:03 PM
well i will need somebody to arrange another shipment to the states because i believe shipping would be outrageous if it came toronto then had to ship from here by ground to the states

if somebody can deal with the place and assign another crate to arrive in the united states it will be much cheaper and less hassle

Bliss
02-03-2002, 08:56 PM
ok, is there any hamann splitters available for the E46??

djcontra
02-03-2002, 10:30 PM
it's the same ones as they have for the e36 i believe
cause i've seen places sell them as being the same part for both cars. You can even use them on other cars. My friend has a set he uses on his integra. I believe they're just a universal splitter, but i could be wrong.

enermod
02-09-2002, 12:16 AM
Tell the people at autosyle to contact UPS at:

JOHANNESBURG
18 Electron Avenue
Isando
Tel: + 27 11 961 4500/67
Fax: +27 11 961 4577/88/99

They can provide them with the information on pricing.
(i hope/think). It's one of their international locations..

Bsharked
02-09-2002, 12:44 AM
Hi guys yes i can help bring these things in just let me know what you guys want, and what kind of information you guys have on the company. I think you guys hjave been trying to get in touch with them but have been unssuccessful. Since i own an automotive company it may be easier for me to get a response (not to put anyone down). I maybe able to pull a few strings brake a few legs...hehe you just never know. So whom ever is involved in this let me know, and I'll see how i can help


xtremeautoworx@hotmail.com



SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT... DAMN IT!!!

djcontra
02-09-2002, 10:01 AM
dont worry guys
i'm still working things out with the auto shop
if i can't get a good deal on shipping, maybe besharked can
but the shop says they have everything listed that we want
they just want the final approval before they call ups