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Old 10-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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Old 10-15-2011, 07:59 PM   #2
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So what exactly do you swap, and how much would a guy be looking at for it??
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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Needs quad!

Amazing project i did not know this could be done
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:24 PM   #4
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:24 PM   #5
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wow! that's impressive.
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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nice project

but what's M3 about it other than the S54? did you swap the 3.62 LS diff and what diff/diff ratio you use for the front?
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Old 10-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #7
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:12 PM   #8
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:55 PM   #9
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
probably grip?
its very hard to get AWD to lose grip.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:16 PM   #10
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
Doug I hear what you're saying, in some sense I agree. If BMW were to have made this car in AWD I probably wouldn't like it, because ///m's are supposed to be rwd sports cars, not awd rally cars.

BUT, I have to say since this is a completely custom job, it's completely original and I LOVE IT. And I would TOTALY take this out in a little bit of snow!
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:22 PM   #11
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
What the hell is wrong with you man

If BMW ever made an AWD wagon M E46 I would buy it in a heart beat.

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Old 10-15-2011, 10:25 PM   #12
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I'm sorry, but an AWD M? I'm not seeing it. I'm impressed you could do it, but sort of disappointed that someone would want to. For what it cost, he could have bought an F150 for driving in the snow...and he probably won't take the M out in the snow anyway.

Why would you want to lose an M by adding AWD to it? Is it just me thinking, 'what was owner thinking'?
can you say Audi Quattro
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:28 PM   #13
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that's Nasty, would love to see some FI on it.

good job guys!
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:37 PM   #14
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Idk about this, Stock m3 with awd is pointless - Add some HPF turbo sauce and I can see the benefit cause it would not loose traction as easy.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:01 PM   #15
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+1 on FI.. Freak someone out, Burn off all four tires!!!
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:08 PM   #16
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:11 PM   #17
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That's one sick car, Great job. is a N54 engine doable in our cars?
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:27 PM   #18
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Im impressed, hopefully that engine is coupled to a manual transmission.
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:56 PM   #19
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:51 AM   #20
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Can you tell us what exactly was done to this car? What transmission was used? Were the diffs changed? Estimated cost and major components needed?
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