This forum is certainly an amazing resource! Thanks for the advice, I really wasn't sure how much duty was gonna bite me. I looked through autopartsway, but the prices were nearly double for the exact same parts, which to me negated the duty costs. I'll try to get in touch with Maranello BMW and see what he has to offer.
I downloaded the owners manual so I'm in no rush for a paper copy, tons of great resources out here to fuel my interest for now.
No need to apologize for getting me hooked, best feeling in the world to take pride in something this much, really want to do whatever I can to keep your old car in tip-top shape.
Looking forward to getting involved in this awesome community!