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      10-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Wave if you see my car!

Well, I couldn't decide what regional section to put this in...

My car was picked up by Montway Auto Transport (using the carrier Ambela Transport Inc.) yesterday. It was picked up in Central NJ, and it's now headed over to sunny California!

Here's my thread on why I'm moving: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=595312

So wave to the M3 if you happen to see it on the road....or if you see the truck flipped over on the side of the highway!

I have used Montway in the past with my other 325ci from NJ to Chicago. They were very careful with my M3, but I was a little worried about the motorcycle transport. Even though the person said they've done many bikes before, they did not have the proper straps/equipment, and did not know the proper tie down points. The guy kept ratcheting down the straps tighter and tighter even though I said it wasn't necessary. Sure, compressing the suspension for a couple of hours might be good, but for a ~5 day trip across the country, I'm not too sure. I'm insured, and so are they, but I'm worried issues will arise after I pick it up.

Oh yeah, this flatbed and trailer is temporary. It's going to their main office in Philly, and then onto an 18 wheeler car hauler.

Anyway, here are some pics! (Taken with iPhone)











And a video! Standing outside, that cold start sequence is pretty loud.

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      10-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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Hope your toys have a safe trip across the states and make sure to visit us once you're here!
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Is that Bart@ACM's old coupe?
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sweet, congrats on ur new job, wish u all the best!
n i kno ur gon enjoy urself over @ bimmer modd'n heaven aka cali
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      10-21-2011, 05:46 PM   #5
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Is that Bart@ACM's old coupe?
Nope, I know he was selling it. I do have his old RDSport springs though!
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      10-21-2011, 06:08 PM   #6
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Have a safe trip (including your toys) and all the best on the west coast with your new job / projects

Bet the cost is about $1200- for the transport?

for a moment there I was holding my breath (transfer from trailer to the truck). I think the front under lip made slight contact
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      10-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #7
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i'mma gonna use this:



and do this and take it foo!

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Is that dude horking up a storm at 1:15 of the video?? Nasty!
And at 4:30 sounds like a little bit of bumper crunching! lol sorry just being over observant. Happy journeys to your M!
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sweet another forum member in CA. hope everything goes smoothly
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sweet another forum member in CA. hope everything goes smoothly
shit seems like half the forum is in CA. Why don't some of you guys come to Michigan instead. Have some awesome cider this time of year lol.
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shit seems like half the forum is in CA. Why don't some of you guys come to Michigan instead. Have some awesome cider this time of year lol.
got jobs?
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^lol no. Wait actually that's not funny. It's pretty sad really.
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Good luck with your move man. I'm actually jealous that you're moving to Cali. I lived in Oceanside for 4 years when I was younger and I've always wanted to go back now that I have a damn job.


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Is that Bart@ACM's old coupe?
Mine lives in Virginia now.

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Nope, I know he was selling it. I do have his old RDSport springs though!
Good luck with the move bro

RD springs.. at least a part of me will be living in Cali!
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Congrats on the Move


This will be the longest wait ever, I wouldn't be able to sleep while the cars on the truck
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yeah I would have redone the bike. you don't want it compressed that much for that long. also, the ring on the strap looks like its touching the swing arm, your gonna have scratches there.
and the front strap is rubbing the fairing, your gonna have problems there too.
Why did they strap the front like that anyway? you should have told them to go get a proper straps.
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