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Old 06-06-2013, 06:59 PM   #21
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Can AWD and M3 even be used together in the same sentence?

An AWD M3 defeats one of the main goals of an M3 in the first place... at least I think so.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #22
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is it even possible?

Real question is: why would you want an awd M3?

I could see maybe if you already have an M3, you're bored with it, have another car, and a ton of extra cash that you don't know how to invest so you wanna blow it on a project... But to talk about buying an M3 just to convert it to awd and add F/I bcuz you're getting spanked by Evos and STI's? I dunno man... Like I said, go buy a GT-R you'll be much happier!


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Old 06-06-2013, 08:11 PM   #23
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GTI was a Mk. VI. Mods included downpipes, intake, diverter valve and APR Stage 2 tune. Quick car but I walked it.

A couple of my friends have Evo VIII's with the usual intake, exhaust, tune, injectors, A/C delete. The STi seemed stock but I didn't know the kid.
Ran with a 12.3 second Evo X the other day too. He was quicker, but not by much surprisingly!

The trouble with turbocharged cars is that they've gotta wait to spool. It's nice having the power there all the time.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:23 PM   #24
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Those AWD boost buggies are fun and all. But it's a completely different type of driving experience. With turbo cars, you have no throttle response. When you want power, you have to dip into the boost and wait for it. A well tuned FI motor will minimize this, but it's always present to some degree.

As far as AWD goes, it's a matter of personal preference. Yeah, they're quicker off the line for a handful of clutch drops until you shred 1st gear or need a new clutch. But they don't handle better or corner harder as a hard and fast rule. I refuse to do clutch drops in my WRX, so it's a lot slower off the line than my BMW's. I have to bog the WRX down a bit and wait for the boost. Then it takes off like a rocket, but by that time, i'd already be looking at my M3's tail lights.

It's all personal preference. People that think AWD handles better don't know how to take advantage of RWD. And if you want an AWD M3, as EmDeeAr said above, you're probably missing the point of the M3. They each have their place. WRX's and EVO's are great performance machines and are loads of fun. But they're economy cars with some cool performance stuff thrown in. I'll take the refinement and design of a BMW if I have to choose between the 2.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:50 PM   #25
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^If you have to ask, you don't have the knowledge or funds to do it.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #26
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Those AWD boost buggies are fun and all. But it's a completely different type of driving experience. With turbo cars, you have no throttle response. When you want power, you have to dip into the boost and wait for it. A well tuned FI motor will minimize this, but it's always present to some degree.

As far as AWD goes, it's a matter of personal preference. Yeah, they're quicker off the line for a handful of clutch drops until you shred 1st gear or need a new clutch. But they don't handle better or corner harder as a hard and fast rule. I refuse to do clutch drops in my WRX, so it's a lot slower off the line than my BMW's. I have to bog the WRX down a bit and wait for the boost. Then it takes off like a rocket, but by that time, i'd already be looking at my M3's tail lights.

It's all personal preference. People that think AWD handles better don't know how to take advantage of RWD. And if you want an AWD M3, as EmDeeAr said above, you're probably missing the point of the M3. They each have their place. WRX's and EVO's are great performance machines and are loads of fun. But they're economy cars with some cool performance stuff thrown in. I'll take the refinement and design of a BMW if I have to choose between the 2.
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And I never said I was gana do it I just asked if it was even possible....as the title so clearly says
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