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      10-18-2011, 10:57 AM   #23
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Shipping is cheaper than local taxes
This is correct. Sales tax on a ~$5500 item is going to be in the neighborhood of $550 here in the people's soviet socialist republic of commieforniastan. It's a topic for another debate but unless the discount locally made up for the difference I will pay to have a system shipped in from out of state just because I hate the state government of CA not to mention not wanting to waste money.

I will probably have Dinan install it (lol) since they have my tune and as I understand it I will need to have the same sensor monitor removed that their x-pipe systems do because of the change in cats. I'm buying this instead of the x-pipe because this one is TUV and (barely) passes muster with UK MOT where the car is going in a few months for a lengthy stay. Thanks for the responses though, if that Alek guy is also a Dinan dealer I might hit him up for the flash change and installation.
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      10-18-2011, 11:29 AM   #24
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This thread is hilarious lol, you are in the US, the prime of aftermarket car parts!

Try living in the UK and wanting to chip,tune,upgrade your car, trust me you have to look a lot harder....

You guys have all the aftermarket SC guys and the best tuners in the world there (i know slightly off topic) but look around mate, you will find it.. easy.
It's ironic you mention that - I have Dinan stage 3 suspension with their tune intake & slip-on. I'm moving to England as mentioned and bringing the car with me, so I'm getting all the modifications I can get done while I can still game the sales tax system here.
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      10-18-2011, 10:37 PM   #25
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taxes? not sure who you are talking to or dealing with, but I paid cash, no tax, picked up local...done deal...
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      10-19-2011, 10:34 AM   #26
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It's ironic you mention that - I have Dinan stage 3 suspension with their tune intake & slip-on. I'm moving to England as mentioned and bringing the car with me, so I'm getting all the modifications I can get done while I can still game the sales tax system here.
Hahha good plan.

Your gonna have more of a job doing anything to your car here. And good luck you will be raped on prices....
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      10-19-2011, 01:08 PM   #27
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Hahha good plan.

Your gonna have more of a job doing anything to your car here. And good luck you will be raped on prices....
You forgot to mention the petrol prices lol
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      10-19-2011, 01:17 PM   #28
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You forgot to mention the petrol prices lol
Yup, you hit the nail on the head my friend.

Especially if you want to run a SC m3 lol....

Cant wait to get my ESS kit lol, just so I can throw money out of the window...
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      10-23-2011, 07:21 PM   #29
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I think I'm done with modifying the car until it goes to 100% track duty in a couple years. I'll either use zipcar or buy a 123d over there as a daily driver, depending on how much my job wants me to travel.

I got an Akra Evo system installed and while the sound is different the power's definitely there. The car's already a little scary with how fast it is and with the Evolve tune and the Dinan stage 3 suspension I'm pretty sure it's going to be ahead of my personal limits for some time.

Now if I can just find someone who can enable MDM on the traction control, the car will be perfect.
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      10-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #30
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taxes? not sure who you are talking to or dealing with, but I paid cash, no tax, picked up local...done deal...
If you're going to make such a statement, then you should share where and how much.
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