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Old 02-21-2008, 01:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone imported any 96+ M3s from the states?

Well my 318 is pissing me off and I am planning to buy a 98ish m3 cab from the states, the prices are incredible! As well it is really hard to find a 5spd one here for some reason..

I'm just wondering if anyone has imported an M3 and what mods need to be done..I understand you need a letter from BMW that the nessessary mods have been done, but do you need to do that before you hit the border? I only want to make one trip down there.

Any help?

ps. If anyone knows any good auto-trading sites for us cars hook me up! besides.. autotrader.com of course
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Old 02-21-2008, 02:17 AM   #2
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http://www.riv.ca/english/html/how_to_import.html

you'll need to make sure you have DRLs installed, which is just a relay swap.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:33 AM   #3
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do a search ... there are a bunch of threads on this. I imported a 96 M3 a couple of years ago. No issues, but things have changed (the letters).
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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try www.cars.com
check the following link it is long but once you are done reading it you will be an expert on cars from US http://www.redflagdeals.com/forums/s...d.php?t=307601
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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how come people are not allowed to import 95 M3's anymore? is there a problem with them?
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:49 AM   #6
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Apparently, the bumper is not up to CDN specs
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:14 AM   #7
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Apparently, the bumper is not up to CDN specs
No, it's just BMW bullshit. The bumper is identical. It's the suspension that is lower by 1/2". The Canadian government takes their admission lists from the manufacturers ... BMW says it not admissible anymore, so the gov adds it to the list.
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:52 AM   #8
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So that implies that any US car that is suspension modded cannot really be imported for this reason
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Old 02-23-2008, 10:52 AM   #9
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So that implies that any US car that is suspension modded cannot really be imported for this reason
If the suspension is adjustable I can't see you having a problem.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:51 AM   #10
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well i have a 95 m3, and the structure and driving seems fine, ive drivin OBD1 ans OBDII and they feel the same, actually OBD1 seems stronger and more powerful.

thants just my 2 cents
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