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Old 02-24-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Going to Europe! What parts should I bring back!!!

The wife is going to visit family in Italy for March break (I can't go because of work ) so that got me thinking. Are there any parts that are cheaper or more available in Europe then in North America? I thought it could be a good opportunity to get something rare or not available over here.

I have been searching eBay.de and eBay.it to see if anything comes up, but all I found so far was an M Tech II steering wheel for a good price. Does anyone know if anything good for sale? New or used is fine.

Only condition is that it has to fit in a luggage (unfortunately no sets of rims or euro bumpers ) but let me know what you think.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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euro smileys and euro grilles
e30 m3 suede steering wheel
headlight wipers

for e36:

euro headlights bosch or ZKW (you can make a profit sellling them here)
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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The wife is going to visit family in Italy for March break (I can't go because of work ) so that got me thinking. Are there any parts that are cheaper or more available in Europe then in North America? I thought it could be a good opportunity to get something rare or not available over here.

I have been searching eBay.de and eBay.it to see if anything comes up, but all I found so far was an M Tech II steering wheel for a good price. Does anyone know if anything good for sale? New or used is fine.

Only condition is that it has to fit in a luggage (unfortunately no sets of rims or euro bumpers ) but let me know what you think.
I was going to say bring back a piece of ass but I see you have a wife.
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Old 02-24-2011, 12:59 PM   #4
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Anyway, as above, but for easiest profit an afternoon (or less, really) at a junkyard should yield a suitcase full of eurogrilles which everybody wants over here... wouldn't be too heavy or particularly fragile and wouldn't, er, set off metal detectors... heh.

Not sure if your lady is the sort to be up for that mission but maybe a cousin could hook her up or something.
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:54 PM   #5
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for easiest profit an afternoon (or less, really) at a junkyard should yield a suitcase full of eurogrilles which everybody wants over here...
Ha! That's a good one! There is no way in hell I could convince her to go to a junkyard! She barely goes in the garage because of all the junk in there!

I'm really not looking to profit so much as to get parts for my own car.

Maybe something brand new so I can just have it shipped to her Grandmothers house?
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #6
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I was going to say bring back a piece of ass but I see you have a wife.
Doesn't fit in his luggage and it's way more expensive than his car
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:47 PM   #7
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I'm replacing the windshield on my car soon and I want to replace the one on it now
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If you can find me a set of these caps, I would be in debt to you:


Otherwise... German 13button OBC, German Check Panel, Analog Clock, plate fillers, hell, bring back some liscence plates too.
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I thought you already had a 13 button OBC Scott?
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If you can find me a set of these caps, I would be in debt to you

Otherwise... German 13button OBC, German Check Panel, Analog Clock, plate fillers, hell, bring back some liscence plates too.
If you can find them for sale I can give you an address in Europe to ship them to and then I'll bring them back for you.
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i think you need to bring back hatches for tourings. that would be nice
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i think you need to bring back hatches for tourings. that would be nice
lol I would LOVE one too!!!!!!!!!!!

sooo, charter your own plane please so you can fit all these parts
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If you can find them for sale I can give you an address in Europe to ship them to and then I'll bring them back for you.
Very rarely do I find them (the caps).
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No, I've got a few 13 button in english... I've got a german 6 button:
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:33 AM   #15
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If you can find me a set of these caps, I would be in debt to you:


Otherwise... German 13button OBC, German Check Panel, Analog Clock, plate fillers, hell, bring back some liscence plates too.
....such an item can be locally produced.....it will not be authentic "oem"
....it should however turn out close to perfect
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