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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 02-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #41
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Awesome posts on brakes Thanks for the valuable info

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Old 02-12-2011, 12:23 PM   #42
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Good information on breaks.....

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Awesome posts on brakes Thanks for the valuable info

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sorry for the late reply, y'all. i somehow missed the email notification. i don't frequent this forum.

i am glad that my reply posts are somewhat helpful. i did some research on them combing what i found with what i already know.

i think most folks will agree that bbk has the "pop" or bling factor. whether or not they are worth it depends greatly on what you are looking for (i.e. your priorities in considering them) as well as budget considerations, etc.

if it is given that one wants better overall braking performance, then it is arguably worth it. even if one were to track regularly, many experienced folks would say that a good set of tires, good set of pads, stainless steel lines, and better-than-oem brake fluid are more than adequate especially if one were to brake correctly. but if one were to track heavily and do long heats/sessions, then it warrants serious consideration for a bbk. depending on what bbk one considers, pad choice will change. in some cases, it opens up the opportunity to run far better race/track application pads. in other cases, one will "lose" the option of other pads including street application options. some bbk designs allow changing pads without removing the caliper while others do not.

there are many other things to consider including the cost of maintenance and replacement parts (rotors especially). another is whether or not the bbk has dust boots. this is a near non-factor for a heavily tracked car but something to think about when driving a lot on the street. in addition, depending on what bbk design and brand one gets as well as what wheels one has or is considering, proper wheel clearance can be an issue.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:56 PM   #43
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Vanos, bearings, valve adjustment, subframe, coils to start with mine.... Got her used and feel like she could be spruced up a bit. Then it's pulleys, electric fan, radiator, rear and alpha.n.tune. I don't talk about my power goals cause I'm going for NA for now.... Already have cat less SS headers, acs exhaust and shark. Lots of bracing and coil overs and 2800 pounds makes the S54 faster than an M3.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:59 PM   #44
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A BBK would net extremely low performance gains if any over good pads, fluid and SS lines. They are more aesthetic than anything. That being said... I'll have one once my car is sorted to 110% with standard up keep and such. The PO did not keep her to my liking but the price was right.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:35 AM   #45
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With your current setup what was the hp gain???
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Vanos, bearings, valve adjustment, subframe, coils to start with mine.... Got her used and feel like she could be spruced up a bit. Then it's pulleys, electric fan, radiator, rear and alpha.n.tune. I don't talk about my power goals cause I'm going for NA for now.... Already have cat less SS headers, acs exhaust and shark. Lots of bracing and coil overs and 2800 pounds makes the S54 faster than an M3.


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Old 06-07-2017, 02:00 AM   #46
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I just got mine! New wheels, Change Spark Plugs, Get the Air bag recall done, paint the calipers to match and change the brake pads and new rotors cross drilled and slotted. It looks like its also could use new belts. I'm also going to change the suspension to the Billstein pss10's that I have in my 325I and putting some cheap raceland coilovers in the 325I my son uses it now.

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Old 06-07-2017, 01:10 PM   #47
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:47 PM   #48
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Paying a professional for an opti coat treatment for your car and wheels won't be such a bad idea.


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