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Old 03-01-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce my self and ask few questions.

My name is Mo. I live near the intersection of Merivale and Baseline. I recently bought a 540i M-Package and I LOVE it. Carbon Black on Black leather. It is currently in storage as I have two cars that are going back to the dealer this April. I can't wait to take it out and meet you all on a Friday.

Everlast, I think we are in the same neighborhood, nice car! You might have seen me around with a white SC MR2.

I have two questions:

1) What is the best BMW performance shop in Ottawa?
2) I'm trying to get a set of BBS LM reps. It seems like Miro 279 and Linea Corse Lemans are the best choice. However, most retailers are in the US, which means customs and brokerage fees. Any one know if a retailer in Canada?

Thank you and I look forward to contributing to this forum.

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Old 03-01-2010, 01:12 PM   #2
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What do you mean performance shops? As in to do the work? For parts, I can help you out ... I deal with BimmerWorld and can get you good prices on their entire catalogue. For work, I usually recommed Ian at Metric auto. Ian is a racer, and he builds race cars. He's a VW/Audi specialist, but does many BMWs as well (including mine).
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:32 PM   #3
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Autovation (Kanata)
Turboready (East end)
8Legs (west end)

These are all great places to get your BMW worked on

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Old 03-01-2010, 01:48 PM   #4
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Hi Mo! Yep, I'm in the neighbourhood and I've seen a white MR2. It's not one of the ones getting returned to a dealer I would hope!

I can't wait for the first Friday meet with the summer cars out. A friend of mine already had her motorbike out this weekend. Unless we get a huge dump of snow (what are the chances lol) I think spring is arriving!!

edit: I've had good personal experience with Autovation for the one time my E30 was in the shop. I used to have an E39 which I took to Import Car Centre's shop on Campbell.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:22 PM   #5
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:17 PM   #6
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Welcome Mo! Looking forward to seeing your car at one of the meets.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:34 PM   #7
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Oh, and post pics!!
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:43 PM   #8
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[quote=everlast;1395083]Hi Mo! Yep, I'm in the neighbourhood and I've seen a white MR2. It's not one of the ones getting returned to a dealer I would hope! QUOTE]

No the MR2 was sold to a guy in the Netherlands back in November of last year. I do miss it - the wife won that battle

Thanks to all for the list of shops.

I'll post some pics of the car once I take it out for a wash and finally buy the LMs...

Cheers!

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Old 03-01-2010, 11:44 PM   #9
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Welcome!
Let's see the pics.
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Old 03-02-2010, 01:32 PM   #10
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What rims do you have on the 540 now? M-Pars?
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:11 PM   #11
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What rims do you have on the 540 now? M-Pars?
I have style 66 on the car.
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