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Old 07-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #81
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:44 PM   #82
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Hmm, bad news. What we thought was going to be $US300-400 shipping, the seller now thinks FedEx and UPS quotes are close to $1k. Not keen on paying that much for an exhaust! Surely other places can ship it cheaper? $1k is what you pay to ship a set of wheels!? The exhaust is big I assume, but it's also light (like 5-6kgs). Anyone had any dealings with international shipping from the US? I've only dealt with FedEx and UPS and their quotes have been reasonable...but if it's $1k? Errr...
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:53 PM   #83
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Is it just a muffler ? or full exhaust ? Sounds right fr full exhaust, way over for muffler section. See if you can get USPS ?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:01 PM   #84
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$1k definitely sound like too much imo!

I bought a bunch of parts for my car which arrived in an almost 1 meter squared box.
It was light since there were mainly big plastic parts in there (probs around 3-4kg).
Anyway, they charged me $85 for shipping from the US, through USPS.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:05 PM   #85
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It's just the muffler. Thanks guys, I'll ask him to try USPS.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:08 PM   #86
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hey man, i know a guy in Perth has been using a forwarding freight company who are in USA. maybe get in touch with him through PM on M3forum.net.

his username is kook. his name is Mal.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #87
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hey man, i know a guy in Perth has been using a forwarding freight company who are in USA. maybe get in touch with him through PM on M3forum.net.

his username is kook. his name is Mal.
Thanks Adin, I'll look him up.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #88
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I've only dealt with FedEx and UPS and their quotes have been reasonable...but if it's $1k? Errr...
When I bought my SS race, it was $500 shipped from California via UPS
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:03 AM   #89
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That exhaust must sound as tough as it looks. Hopefully all goes well with the shipping costs!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:53 AM   #90
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:42 AM   #91
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Dixis zorst - unreal. Hope you solve your shipping woes.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:05 AM   #92
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Congrats, I'm sure it won't disappoint! From memory I paid around $180 to ship mine from LA to SYD with Schenker. Beware of quarantine inspection fees if it is declared as used.
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Old 07-11-2012, 05:37 PM   #93
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Thanks for all the comments and help guys! Appreciate it. Finally sorted out the shipping and it's on its way now, should be here ~1 week.

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Old 07-25-2012, 02:03 AM   #94
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Today I got the dixis installed as well as new front rotors and took the opportunity to install akebono ceramic pads. Wanted to try ceramic pads as the oem pads produce so much brake dust! I haven't had a good chance to drive the car, but driving around town here are my first impressions:

Akebono pads - Feels like oem. Brake bite is good and stopping feels just like my previous oem pads. No squeaks, nothing.

Dixis exhaust - On idle sounds like oem. Was very surprised how quiet it is on idle. I remember my custom exhaust on my EVO was much louder on idle. As the revs go up, it does get quite loud, but still tolerable Cruising at 60km/hr is fine, no drone. Will have to see tomorrow when I take her to work when I drive on the highway.

My mechanic couldn't get the dixis to sit perfectly. The right side sits a bit lower but he got it as best he can. It's not too bad.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:14 AM   #95
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:59 AM   #96
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Amazing!!! Grats man

Maybe the exhaust hangers are worn or broken or put on the wrong way around?

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:23 AM   #97
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Thanks! Yeah well the original hangers broke, so the previous owner put custom hangers on. My mechanic said my existing exhaust mounts are okay. It's not bad anyway, can't really notice the fitment issue unless you really look.

I'll try get some clips of the sound. It's definitely different to other exhausts.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:03 AM   #98
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Once more loving this car... if I could buy an M3 and mod it, I would take virtually the same path, very impressed! We want exhaust vid now!
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:04 AM   #99
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Is there any rasp or does it eliminate it? so keen to see a vid of it!!
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:57 AM   #100
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Quick video. Ignore the watermark (lol) and sorry for the bad quality. Need to take a higher quality video sometime.

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