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SickFinga
11-01-2007, 07:28 AM
Anyone noticed this? You can not import 95 into Canada anymore

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/importation/VAFUS/list/VAFUS.pdf

e30bim
11-01-2007, 08:35 AM
Wait till 2010 and get it in via the 15 yr rule.

Boots R
11-01-2007, 09:56 AM
Apparently as of Monday.

I checked last week, and it was still possible to import a 95.

ScotcH
11-01-2007, 10:24 AM
I guess they got tired of all the people who didn't bother changing their suspensions. What a bunch of horse shit.

Mystikal
11-01-2007, 05:26 PM
My resale just went up 0.01%. I'm honesty pretty damn happy I got mine before the rule change.

Jay

Jon@Bimmersport
11-01-2007, 05:55 PM
Weak lifters, .2 less displacement...all you guys have on us is the offset bushings (woopie!).

S52 POWER BABY! (dont even comment jay)


But seriously, thats a kick in the nuts.

Boots R
11-01-2007, 05:59 PM
Weak lifters, .2 less displacement...all you guys have on us is the offset bushings (woopie!).

S52 POWER BABY! (dont even comment jay)


But seriously, thats a kick in the nuts.

OBDI?

Axxe
11-01-2007, 06:15 PM
OBDI?

Faster ratio steering rack?


Does this only pertain to E36 M3's, or all 95 and previous cars?

Boots R
11-01-2007, 06:19 PM
Faster ratio steering rack?


Does this only pertain to E36 M3's, or all 95 and previous cars?

only 95 m3.

SickFinga
11-01-2007, 07:25 PM
Weak lifters, .2 less displacement...all you guys have on us is the offset bushings (woopie!).


On us?? Jon, your M3 badge doesn't make your e36 an M3 ;)

Mystikal
11-01-2007, 07:36 PM
On us?? Jon, your M3 badge doesn't make your e36 an M3 ;)

Buahahahahaahahaha

Jay

Axxe
11-01-2007, 07:41 PM
Sorry that I'm behind the times, but there is no way I'm reading that huge article. What's the exact reason for outlawing 95 m3's? Suspension?

Jon: Pwned.

SickFinga
11-01-2007, 07:46 PM
Sorry that I'm behind the times, but there is no way I'm reading that huge article. What's the exact reason for outlawing 95 m3's? Suspension?

Jon: Pwned.

It is not an article, it is just a list of cars that you can/can not import to Canada. 95 M3 was moved to inadmissible list. No explanation.

Jon@Bimmersport
11-01-2007, 07:59 PM
I know the badge doesnt make it an M3...but having all 6cyl fire the same makes it M3 powered..correcT?

and yes i forgot to mention the rack, obd1 isnt that big of a plus thanks to nickg and ICS..

SickFinga
11-01-2007, 08:03 PM
I know the badge doesnt make it an M3...but having all 6cyl fire the same makes it M3 powered..correcT?

and yes i forgot to mention the rack, obd1 isnt that big of a plus thanks to nickg and ICS..

Are you sure they are all firing? *wave*


I'm pretty sure 3.2l steering rack has a quicker ratio actually.

Shock(/\)ave
11-01-2007, 08:07 PM
What the hell did they do that for? :huh?:

propr'one
11-01-2007, 08:14 PM
Are you sure they are all firing? *wave*


I'm pretty sure 3.2l steering rack has a quicker ratio actually.

You're wrong, the 95 m3 has the Z3 rack. The obd2 m3 uses the 328 one.

SickFinga
11-01-2007, 10:27 PM
You're wrong, the 95 m3 has the Z3 rack. The obd2 m3 uses the 328 one.

Checked realoem.
Euro and US 3.0 m3 shared the same steering rack.
euro m3, us m3 and 328 also shared the same steering rack. (different from the 3,0l)

BMW M Registry is confusing as well.
For 3.0 it says
In addition, all 3.0-liter M3s have a special M-tuned steering rack with a variable ratio (from 15.4:1 to 19.8:1) and engine-speed-sensitive power steering.

for 3.2
-Quicker steering ratio (mean reduced from 17.6:1 to 15.6:1)

Ian Sheppard
11-01-2007, 10:40 PM
Weird...I imported mine in January without any real issues....

I like the lack of traction control in the 95s...Save the hassle of turning it of every time I get in the car...That and the simplicity of the manual heater contorls and OBD1 and no pwr seats on mine...95 stereo sucks, but then again so does the 96+...

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sctm/v124/173/4/609175309/n609175309_439208_1473.jpg

NickP
11-01-2007, 10:49 PM
You're wrong, the 95 m3 has the Z3 rack. The obd2 m3 uses the 328 one.

No, although the 96+ m3 is similar to the 328 which is similar to the 318 etc.

NickP
11-01-2007, 10:53 PM
Checked realoem.
Euro and US 3.0 m3 shared the same steering rack.
euro m3, us m3 and 328 also shared the same steering rack. (different from the 3,0l)

BMW M Registry is confusing as well.
For 3.0 it says
In addition, all 3.0-liter M3s have a special M-tuned steering rack with a variable ratio (from 15.4:1 to 19.8:1) and engine-speed-sensitive power steering.

for 3.2
-Quicker steering ratio (mean reduced from 17.6:1 to 15.6:1)

Not sure about the euros but for north american cars
95 m3: 3.25 turns lock to lock and linear
every other e36 3.5 turns lock to lock and vario ratio (not sure if the vario ratio is just 96+ or all models)

KIRASIR
11-01-2007, 11:04 PM
Except 318ti's :D

Not sure about the euros but for north american cars
95 m3: 3.25 turns lock to lock and linear
every other e36 3.5 turns lock to lock and vario ratio

NickP
11-01-2007, 11:07 PM
Except 318ti's :D

They're really not e36's *rockout*

SickFinga
11-01-2007, 11:27 PM
Weird...I imported mine in January without any real issues....

I like the lack of traction control in the 95s...Save the hassle of turning it of every time I get in the car...That and the simplicity of the manual heater contorls and OBD1 and no pwr seats on mine...95 stereo sucks, but then again so does the 96+...

what's the point of tuning ASC off all the time? If you know you just gonna drive to a store to pick up groceries, I don't see any reason to turn it off. (my acs is completely removed, if i could leave it, i prolly would've though)

electric heater controls > manual. I know electric one is less reliable, but it makes interior look much better.

OBDI being easier is the thing of the past, now any turner can do anything you want on OBDII, but if you are serious, you gonna go stand alone anyway.

power seats were optional on 3.2l as well.

stereo sucks, I agree.

Ian Sheppard
11-01-2007, 11:42 PM
what's the point of tuning ASC off all the time? If you know you just gonna drive to a store to pick up groceries, I don't see any reason to turn it off. (my acs is completely removed, if i could leave it, i prolly would've though)

electric heater controls > manual. I know electric one is less reliable, but it makes interior look much better.

OBDI being easier is the thing of the past, now any turner can do anything you want on OBDII, but if you are serious, you gonna go stand alone anyway.

power seats were optional on 3.2l as well.

stereo sucks, I agree.

Ya, the new heater controls do look more up to date...And the 3 spoke wheel is nice on the newer ones. Not a fan of the stagered wheels on the 96+, but who keeps stock wheels anyways? I believe the 95 M3 had a 3.0 lock to lock ratio on the rack, which is quicker than all the other E36s. i also get to do without remore entry, alarm, side airbags, updated kidneys, and the shorter 3.23 ratio vs the 3.15 in the 95. I drive like an ass...even to the grocery store, so ACS gets in the way...All said and done, I have no preference...I just bought the cleanest car available at the time I was looking...it just happened to be a 95...Besides, when I want to have real fun, I leave the E36 at home an pound on the E30 *wiggle*

Robb
11-01-2007, 11:48 PM
E30 M3 FTW. *uzi*

bbojangles
11-02-2007, 11:05 AM
what offset bushing do 95's have that 97's dont?

AMG_POWER
11-02-2007, 12:29 PM
you cannot bring 08 vettes either!!!

Quack
11-02-2007, 12:37 PM
you cannot bring 08 vettes either!!!


looks like there aren't many 08's you can bring in, guess they want you to buy it here so you can't save any money, I think that was the whole point of changing the RIV this week.

AMG_POWER
11-02-2007, 04:29 PM
looks like there aren't many 08's you can bring in, guess they want you to buy it here so you can't save any money, I think that was the whole point of changing the RIV this week.

yea i belive so too, well you can always go for 06 or 07 :)

STALKER
11-02-2007, 04:58 PM
No RS6s either, boooooo.

KIRASIR
11-02-2007, 11:33 PM
It all depends on which half of the car you are talking about. :D

They're really not e36's *rockout*

Lethal ///M3
11-08-2007, 04:28 PM
Weak lifters, .2 less displacement...all you guys have on us is the offset bushings (woopie!).

S52 POWER BABY! (dont even comment jay)


But seriously, thats a kick in the nuts.

Actually, it's the valve spring retainers, not the lifters, that are prone to failure. 200 fewer cc displacement is a disadvantage, but a minescule one at most. If the S52 had any real advantage over the S50 it's the fact the S52 has a forged crank where as the S50's crank is cast. Boast all you want, the S54 makes both S52/S50 look archaic. Anyone know why the 95 M3 is not available for import to Canada any longer? It's kind of neat actually, that kind of exclusivity, considering the only other BMW on the list is the M1 unless I am mistaken.

INFAMOU$
11-08-2007, 04:39 PM
Pretty stupid to make it inadmissible now considering they will be available to import in 2009 with NO modifications.. RIV is nothing but a money grab.. just like everything else in our country.

Boots R
11-08-2007, 04:43 PM
Pretty stupid to make it inadmissible now considering they will be available to import in 2009 with NO modifications.. RIV is nothing but a money grab.. just like everything else in our country.

You mean 2010.

INFAMOU$
11-08-2007, 05:08 PM
common boots.. you know it goes by the build date.. not the year of the car.. Build dates will be 15 years + starting in 09 :P

SickFinga
11-08-2007, 06:53 PM
common boots.. you know it goes by the build date.. not the year of the car.. Build dates will be 15 years + starting in 09 :P

It goes by a build month/year of the specific car you are importing, not by when the car's model was launched

bbojangles
11-09-2007, 11:09 AM
who is gonna tell me what the difference in offset bushings are?
do the 95's have different bushings than 97-99's? front ? rear?

Boots R
11-09-2007, 11:30 AM
who is gonna tell me what the difference in offset bushings are?
do the 95's have different bushings than 97-99's? front ? rear?

Different part numbers. Also, 96 - 99 are centered bushings, not offset bushings.

- 31 12 9 069 035 - E36 '96+ M3 Bushings (centered)
- 31 12 9 064 875 - E36 '95 M3 Bushings (offset)

bbojangles
11-09-2007, 12:53 PM
Front? Rear? what bushings.. man getting an answer to this is like pulling teeth lol.

Boots R
11-09-2007, 01:11 PM
Front Bushings.

Mystikal
11-09-2007, 02:50 PM
Control arm bushings, more specifically.

Jay

T.Dot_E30
11-09-2007, 02:55 PM
Front? Rear? what bushings.. man getting an answer to this is like pulling teeth lol.


Yea, its like explaining something to someone with a low IQ.

It takes them a while to understand.

:D jk

Souvrain
11-09-2007, 03:18 PM
And if they change the law form 15 to 25yr ..we are ****

http://www.ivoac.ca/pn/index.php