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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #21
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I'm sure if you get an e46 M that it won't need any maintenance. The guys seem to be liking the 'painting tires body color' mod, so make sure you don't get black, otherwise that mod is sort of useless.

The non-Ms need a lot of maintenance, but the M, being the pinnacle of the e46 fleet, really can go for tens of thousands of miles without doing anything. Also, the oil is so thick, that you hardly need to change it as the car can't tell the difference between it and sludge.

Drop, stagger, hellaflush, lose sap, lose ccv, chip, exhaust, headers, argon in the tires and you should be all good.
You really should upgrade to a M3 if you want to play in the douche sandbox with us.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #22
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Yea? Really? Ya think so? Show me a dyno run to prove that number. You will NOT get 50Hp from those 3 simple mods.
If you do a search, you will find something like an Agency Power header, high flow cats, muffler and tune is indeed giving quite a few guys 50RWHP.

The Euro header gives closer to 35-40RWHP in the same mix above.

I can find links with dynos later.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #23
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You really should upgrade to a M3 if you want to play in the douche sandbox with us.
I prefer playing in my all inclusive sandbox, where douches of all types are welcome! You really shouldn't think that because you have extra HPs that you're extra special, you know! We've all got four wheels...although some of us, like me, actually have five also!
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:49 AM   #24
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I prefer playing in my all inclusive sandbox, where douches of all types are welcome! You really shouldn't think that because you have extra HPs that you're extra special, you know! We've all got four wheels...although some of us, like me, actually have five also!
silly, it's not the extra HP, it's that M badge.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:03 AM   #25
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Ha! I'll run out and get one today...I'll be driving by my dealer anyway...and I'm debadged right now, so it'll be easy!
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You really should upgrade to a M3 if you want to play in the douche sandbox with us.
My bad. Haha I kinda invited him. He can be funny sometimes.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #27
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As for buying an m3 for 14.5k, if I were in the market today I wouldn't pay anything less than 20k for a well maintained and documented car. You get what you pay for and the maintenence on these cars isn't cheap especailly if you have a vanos or smg failure.
Yup, shopping for an el cheapo M3 and asking about mods before you've even bought said el cheapo M3 is a recipe for disaster.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #28
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It's hard to find a good one, after looking at 5 **** ones, I found a gem that had been looked after, changed all lights to depo smoke, now ready for performance mods, you all have came up with some good ones, I made a mistake with the k&n intake, wish I looked on here first seems a good panel filter is best way to go.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:57 AM   #29
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And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how a well-maintained M3 becomes an el cheapo M3.
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I see alot of ppl talking out of their ass with WHP... Just read this [ http://m3.madrussian.net/modnotmod.shtml ]and you'll know what mods to do and what kind of gains to expect out of it.
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My bad. Haha I kinda invited him. He can be funny sometimes.
Yes you kinda did...and I kinda can be funny sometimes...but only if I don't work at it!

Man, you guys are really exclusive, aren't you?

Is there an application form I need to fill out, or as long as I have any M, no matter the condition,I'm in? Since I think it is the latter, I really think you should be a little more modest about your Mness...just saying!

Anyway, I sharpie modded my steering wheel roundel to say "M"...so I've got an M now...no one has to apologize!

As you were...going back to where I belong!
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I see alot of ppl talking out of their ass with WHP... Just read this [ http://m3.madrussian.net/modnotmod.shtml ]and you'll know what mods to do and what kind of gains to expect out of it.
There are dynos out now that prove that information there while not wrong at the time, is no longer true.

There are webpages out there that swear desktop CPU's will never break the 2GHz mark.
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Yes you kinda did...and I kinda can be funny sometimes...but only if I don't work at it!

Man, you guys are really exclusive, aren't you?

Is there an application form I need to fill out, or as long as I have any M, no matter the condition,I'm in? Since I think it is the latter, I really think you should be a little more modest about your Mness...just saying!

Anyway, I sharpie modded my steering wheel roundel to say "M"...so I've got an M now...no one has to apologize!

As you were...going back to where I belong!
naw man, he is right...the kids that eat crayons and paste are always fun to have around.
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There are dynos out now that prove that information there while not wrong at the time, is no longer true.

There are webpages out there that swear desktop CPU's will never break the 2GHz mark.
Agreed, there are better tuning solutions out today that weren't around when the M3 first became available. The power numbers in my sig were done from bolt ons and proper tuning. Dyno graphs can be found on M3forum. There are a number of guys racing in the NASA GTS series that consistently see more than 340 whp and 260 ft-lbs of torque.
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Bollocks to the performance mods, just gona keep mine maintained and looking good!
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I prefer playing in my all inclusive sandbox, where douches of all types are welcome! You really shouldn't think that because you have extra HPs that you're extra special, you know! We've all got four wheels...although some of us, like me, actually have five also!
Hey! I have 5 wheels too...
They're just not on/in the car at the same time
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Yup, shopping for an el cheapo M3 and asking about mods before you've even bought said el cheapo M3 is a recipe for disaster.
I agree. Start with a solid foundation first. And that means making sure you get a solidly maintained and well-running M3 before considering any mods.
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Agreed, there are better tuning solutions out today that weren't around when the M3 first became available. The power numbers in my sig were done from bolt ons and proper tuning. Dyno graphs can be found on M3forum. There are a number of guys racing in the NASA GTS series that consistently see more than 340 whp and 260 ft-lbs of torque.
I love that thread. Owners putting down some good numbers for a NA 3.2 liter inline six.
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I love that thread. Owners putting down some good numbers for a NA 3.2 liter inline six.
Agreed, although it is kinda off topic, but w/e
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