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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 06-10-2017, 06:20 PM   #21
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If your eating up tears you have a problem, unless your drifting! Check your RTAB's


Good call, but not necessarily. UHP tires like PSSs just wear horribly without rotation, even if everything else is in order.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:03 AM   #22
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What about the rod bearings? I plan to get a z4m unless the bearings have still not been sorted out.
Rod bearing wear rate wears out by time spent at 8000rpm. If you set the limiter to 7500rpm, you'd never need to replace them. In a track car living at the limiter, they will probably need replacement at 50,000 mile intervals.

Do them as oil analysis dictates they need to be done. Not buying a car because it hasn't had a service done that it may not need at all seems silly to me.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:07 AM   #23
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I bought my 2006 M3 coupe 6MT with 122,000 miles. I drive around 40 miles a day for my commute mostly highway here in socal. Right when i got the car i had the valve cover gasket replaced and the vanos checked. Did a coolant flush and replaced the thermostat myself. replacing the fan clutch tomorrow. other than that the car is incredibly reliable. going to check out the subframe when i put my new KW coilovers on this weekend. ive owned the car for a little under a year and it has about 132,000 miles on it now.
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