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« Reply #150 on: July 08, 2011, 04:22:56 PM »

Yes, every request I get for a group buy is for a product that the customer is just about to buy. It's an odd coincidence  Smiley
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« Reply #151 on: July 08, 2011, 08:37:15 PM »

Yes, every request I get for a group buy is for a product that the customer is just about to buy. It's an odd coincidence  Smiley

Who doesn't like saving money?  Hell, he would probably pay full price if shipping (to Germany) was free!
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« Reply #152 on: July 08, 2011, 11:57:26 PM »

Shipping to Europe really is expensive, especially for big things. Maybe some groundshipping options could help rather than always using standard UPS. 

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« Reply #153 on: July 09, 2011, 12:53:52 AM »

Shipping to Europe really is expensive, especially for big things. Maybe some groundshipping options could help rather than always using standard UPS. 

Rolf

Too late to do it now, but it might have been easier if you had ordered the parts before you had it shipped, and just had the boxes put inside for the ride.  More complicated too, though.
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'04 TiG, BEGI Re-flash; 450 cc injectors; FM IC; FM turbo back exhaust; BEGI intake; FM Oil cooler, Walbro 255HP, FM cross flow and Spal fans; GFB-BOV; MBC; Moroso air/oil separator; Nickel 6UL 15x8 with 225/45/15 BFG Rival S; V-Maxx Xxtreme; SSK; Wilwood 6 piston front, 4 piston rear brakes;  HDHCDD; Sparco Sprint V seats; Simpson 6-pt harness system; A-pillar dual-pod with boost and oil temp gauges, #3838

2006 C230 Sport, 2.5L V6, 6spd MT.  My favorite daily driver ever (so far).

Used to own:  '04 TiG, Big Enchilada, FM brake upgrade, Autometer boost gauge, Motegi Traklites, #2082.

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« Reply #154 on: July 09, 2011, 04:46:42 PM »

With regards to overseas shipping - we do look at multiple options when giving quotes. We will not ship a product without a way to track it, though, and that's usually not possible with surface methods. Some of our overseas customers will use freight consolidators which will drop the cost considerably, but there have also been situations where all or part of a shipment has just vanished. It's a big world, that's a hard thing to get around.
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« Reply #155 on: July 09, 2011, 09:03:34 PM »

Scotty,

IF I would have bought directly from the USofA that would be more than true, but in my case the car had a salvage title and was shipped to europe, subsequently repaired and I bought it. The repair job was alright, but done w/ standard EU parts. Unfortunately this also means that there's no black headlights (easily to fix w/ an oven) and the front lip spoiler is missing (hint, hint, still need one in titanium !!!!  ;-)). Although I'm not complaining, I knew what I was doing.  After all its one of maybe five registered MSMs in Germany  ;-)

@ Keith:
I know you need int'l parcels to be trackable. Wasn't aware that that is not available w/ ground shipping.

Rolf


Too late to do it now, but it might have been easier if you had ordered the parts before you had it shipped, and just had the boxes put inside for the ride.  More complicated too, though.
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« Reply #156 on: July 29, 2011, 05:48:55 PM »

Set of frame rails will be headed my way soon.  Thanks!
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« Reply #157 on: July 29, 2011, 06:38:45 PM »

Set of frame rails will be headed my way soon.  Thanks!

Stupid question - is there much benefit on an MSM of the frame rails? I was under the impression that our cars were pretty stiff in that area as it is
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« Reply #158 on: August 01, 2011, 04:39:03 PM »

Not as much of an improvement as there is on the earlier cars, but the car does still benefit from it. We've done a few here.
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« Reply #159 on: August 01, 2011, 06:12:45 PM »

They made a huge difference on my car. Most noticeable when entering a driveway that transitions from flat to inclined. Instead of creaking and twisting, the car remains flat and will tripod instead of twisting. My car had kinked frame rails from improper jacking though, so that could have separated the differences more.
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« Reply #160 on: August 01, 2011, 07:09:47 PM »

^Did you do just the rails or the whole brace?  For some reason (even though i haven't been under my car yet) i remember reading that the MSM had a butterfly brace of sorts already.
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« Reply #161 on: August 01, 2011, 07:13:15 PM »

Just the rails. The roll bar installed on my car helps with transverse bracing. And yes, the MSM, and sport package NBs have more cross members to its bracing than earlier models.
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« Reply #162 on: August 02, 2011, 05:59:54 PM »

GB on fm clutches!!! Cool who is in???
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« Reply #163 on: August 02, 2011, 06:43:55 PM »

Just the rails. The roll bar installed on my car helps with transverse bracing. And yes, the MSM, and sport package NBs have more cross members to its bracing than earlier models.

The install looks scary to me... i'm not used to drilling holes in nice cars, just my other crappy ones.  Is it not that scary?  I've been eye-balling these, but unsure how much difference they'll make on the street.  But... i do always appreciate/want a more solid-feeling car.
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« Reply #164 on: August 02, 2011, 07:07:25 PM »

Just the rails. The roll bar installed on my car helps with transverse bracing. And yes, the MSM, and sport package NBs have more cross members to its bracing than earlier models.

The install looks scary to me... i'm not used to drilling holes in nice cars, just my other crappy ones.  Is it not that scary?  I've been eye-balling these, but unsure how much difference they'll make on the street.  But... i do always appreciate/want a more solid-feeling car.

I felt a difference in stiffness on my extremely low mileage car when I did the install.  But I installed a roll bar at the same time.  The drilling is only scary the first rear holes on each side, then its realy easy after that.  There's lots of info on the install in this thread...

http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24004.0.html
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