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    American B5s

    Hi,
    I was thinking of buying a carbonio air intake from the US because it works out cheaper basically. But my main concern is wheter the air intake on the US models are on the same side as UK models. I wouldnt want to buy one only to find out it is designed to be fitted on the right hand side instead of on the left like our UK models have (on the left as you are looking into the engine bay that is )
    Any American members who can clear this up?

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    Never herd anything like this. I would doubt they are on different sides, if there was somthing like this to have to deal with i am sure they would list it as right hand drive or left hand drive.

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    Well its quite an investment so I really want to be sure.

    FACELIFT 99.5

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    Baileys DV30 valve, Tinted windows, Xenon H.I.Ds, Bosch Aerotwins.


    Planned mods: Rieger Kit,Engine Tuning, Leather sports seats.
    Accomodation when the missus kicks me out for wasting money on a car.

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    Same side and they will fit ours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docurley
    Same side and they will fit ours.

    Watch out for hidden charges though, i just bought a vdo boostgauge and newsouth fitting kit from the states

    Gauge and fitting kit cost 17
    Postage was 18
    then customs stung me for 8 and UPS charge an 11 admin fee ! The extra 20 to pay on deliverey meant it was not that much of a bargain anymore, still i couldnt find one the same over here

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilR
    Watch out for hidden charges though, i just bought a vdo boostgauge and newsouth fitting kit from the states

    Gauge and fitting kit cost 17
    Postage was 18
    then customs stung me for 8 and UPS charge an 11 admin fee ! The extra 20 to pay on deliverey meant it was not that much of a bargain anymore, still i couldnt find one the same over here
    when buying anything from the states ask them to mark the package warranty return. then no duty to pay
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    Quote Originally Posted by whisky180
    when buying anything from the states ask them to mark the package warranty return. then no duty to pay

    Top tip Thanks!

 

 

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