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Old 05-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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E46 Roadracers and Auto-Xers chime in!

Looking to see how popular the E46 chassis has gotten in the road racing/Auto-X community.

Chime in please. List your vehicle if it's not in your sig and you don't mind.

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:00 AM   #4
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Sounds like that would be a fun project!
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:07 PM   #5
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #6
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e46 is getting pretty popular. It's because the cars are getting cheaper and parts are readily available. e36's are really popular but some of those cars are getting old and finding a non rusty used one is getting a bit more difficult. As for an e46, mine spent 10 years in Grand-Am and logged about 35,000 miles on the track.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #7
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That was my thinking exactly. The more they drop in price the more they will become the more dominant platform on track!
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:55 AM   #8
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I autox and DE my 2004 e46m3. It has 53k on it.

I also have an e36m3 for autox/DE. It takes some getting used to the weight and width of the e46m3.
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:19 PM   #9
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #10
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I've been running my '04 ZHP sedan in auto-x SM in the WDCR, and done a few trackdays at VIR and Summit Point. I haven't seen many e46 yet, mostly e36. There were four 135s at the last two days I did at Summit Point Main.
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:05 AM   #11
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Ya, 135s are definitely becoming popular. E36s still seem to be ruling the track.
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Old 06-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #12
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They seem to be every bit as maneuverable as an e46, and are quick as **** down the straights.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #13
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Oh ya, especially with a tune! Been considering it, but it just seems so small lol.
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Ya, 135s are definitely becoming popular. E36s still seem to be ruling the track.
Where I'm from, I rarely see E36s anymore. Its all E92 M3s, E46 M3s, and a few 1 series.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #15
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That makes sense for where you're located, though.

I made a logging application for my own vehicle and I posted a thread about it here http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=925533 and I'm looking for feedback on whether it would be useful for other track goers... whether I should try to make it publicly available.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:17 AM   #16
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The E46's seem to be too big and heavy for the really hardcore guys out here in the midwest. Alot of the more seriously modified BMW's at DE's seem to be E36's. There's a fair share of E30's still around too.
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Old 06-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #17
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Ya, mostly E36 in my area. There's a few e46s (330, M3) and they are certainly getting some on track! I have the sport suspension so I prefer my e46 over the e36 I had a few years ago.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #20
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Very cool. Keep it coming!
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