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Old 11-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by HPF Chris View Post
With OVER 100 HPF turbo M3s on the road (many of which are tracked and drag raced) we've had "very few" failures in the last several years. In fact, the car that's been tracked the most and ran the hardest is an HPF Stage 1 widebody M3 (owned by Oscar/Ivo). This car has the HPF Stage 1 turbo kit installed on 11/14/2008 and is still kicking butt year after year, session after session with the same engine that it begin with. Below is one of his first track sessions at MFest in April 2009. Many of the current HPF M3 turbo owners track their car, drag race their car and street race their cars. These cars are run extremely hard. In comparison, if we take a look at the average motor lifespan of a "bone stock" E46 m3 motor that's been run at the track, drag raced and street raced and compare the failure rates, they may be quite comparable.


I believe Oscar sold his car to another shop, and that shop used the car to win some tuner challenge a few weeks ago. Wish I could locate the video..

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