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  1. Yeah - you should have too much to worry about with your Xn6 car. My car just has its original cat on it still (which is sorta surprising)... I'm sure that your car will pass, or if it doesn't, it'll be something simple like in the case of my original cat failing. Sina
  2. Merci Monsieur Thibodeaux. You pay the reg, then have to go to the smog shop with your DMV paperwork. If you pass, they'll put it in the system directly, and you'll receive your stickers in the post. If you do not pass, you have to go back to the DMV (*shivers*), show them that you failed, and you'll receive in most-cases a 1-month long temp tag that you have to stick onto your rear screen (like I have). If you are unable to get the car smogged in that time period (I was purely lazy/preoccupied), you have to go back to the DMV, explain why (I could have used the fact that my alternator died as
  3. Looks like a year just shy of a month has gone by since I last posted here. Sorry for the redundant post people on PNA ... (or maybe that's everyone here by now? ) Updates: Installed a working radio. It's a Blaupunkt Key West. Not too awesome, but not complete junk. Looks OEM..5 years old. Came off the BMW. It has an iPod/Aux cable that hides away nicely in the glove box. Decent bass/mid-range speakers too. I'm happy.Sealed up the windshields (I think). A small piece or two from the pieces of a '88 Turbo Sedan broke in the process of doing so. But it's MUCH better than before. The inlays that
  4. Well it sold before I had the chance to see it. I'm genuinely considering doing a S70 T5M + snow tires for winter, as well, since it seems more along the lines of my budget. Chances are though that I might trade my cousin for his '98 V70XC (Black on Taupe). Same color combo as my parents '02 V70XC but a hell of a lot less problems since its on the X70 platform. I am indeed selling out - but hope to make it back to California in the next 2-4 years. -S
  5. Cool looking car! I'm moving out east next year so I'm looking to get an AWD. My folks have had nothing but trouble with their '02 V70XC (notorious for its transmission). I'm looking for a nicely-sorted S60R with a 6-speed manual. Here's one that I found for a fantastic price, going to check it out this weekend. I really, really want to avoid selling my E30 so I'm looking into storing options for that. It's RWD, low, and I'd hate seeing it collect rust/damage when I move 2,000 miles east. http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4772370190.html Cheers, S.
  6. This car keep on getting better and better. Savo, have you ever considered some silver finish wheels? I saw a beautiful Mi-16 in downtown San Francisco the other day and it had the larger european spec mi-16 wheels, red, just like yours. Looked fantastic. Anyways, keep on truckin' and hit me up sometime if you want to grab lunch (I head up to the cabin in Tahoe every other weekend or so after work). Cheers, Sina
  7. Hey guys - been pretty inactive recently. I moved back home to the San Francisco Bay Area about 6 weeks ago. Was hoping to spend a lot of time wrenching this summer but it hasn't happened yet. My grandfather passed within 3 days of me being home. He was a big influence on my passion for cars, and used to sit back and watch me wrench on the car all throughout high school and up to the last summer before his passing. He knew cars inside and out and was the top colonel of ordinance in his native country of Iran. I know he owned several Peugeot automobiles back in the 50's and 60's. Besides his pa
  8. Also sad to see that baby blue 242 flathood in that field as well
  9. Whoa those are some old school OZ wheels on that black sedan. That steering wheel is money too. Wish I had money, space, and time.
  10. Congrats on the purchase Joe! However, I demand photos of your friend's Pug collection...I remember seeing the videos of Blackie when I was in jr. high. Would like to see what shape it's in these days... Sina
  11. Andre - I can wholeheartedly recommend the Toronto. It's in our Volvo 240. My dad and I installed it last year when he was daily driving the car. Superb - it completely blows away my Key West which is probably 5 years old now. The Toronto's got everything. We usually drive the 240 up to Tahoe every weekend during the summer/winter and it serves us really well. Wireless (bluetooth) audio, phone, as well as multiple USB connections. You can both directly and wirelessly control the iPhone and other devices. Really makes me wanna rip the Key West (which has gotten glitchy lately) out of the E30 an
  12. Landscaping & gardening ftw. Something I've always loved, how's that planting gonna be with this heat that we're in now? Andre, I'd love to grab coffee - how far are you from Pasadena? I'm gonna need lots of coffee this Saturday for sure haha. Rabin, they're Rota Slip Streams wrapped around Nittos. Muuuuch more rubber than the fitment with the slight stretch on BBS style 5's I had.
  13. Awesome story Ren! One of my bud's from high school is stationed for the Airforce in Japan. He's already owned a couple of JDM bests, and currently has RHD Hilux Surf (jdm 4runner) that's thinking of bringing back to the states under the 25 yo law. A quarter of my family (grandmother's side) lives in Germany. My relatives are from the Dusseldorf and Munchen areas... My E30 plates are reg. from my uncles town (Krefeld).. Country's close to my heart, hope to be visiting at least this winter - when I hope to bring some parts back with me for the E30 & Pug. Please bring a pug (or two) back wi
  14. Soooo down for a few t-shirts. Loving everything you've done with the site so far this year Rabin. Thanks for taking the time out of your life to do all this.
  15. Visited home last weekend to see my grandfather. While I was home, got to stretch the 505's legs a little bit...
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