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Old 06-14-2002, 02:02 PM   #1
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Will Dinan produce a SC or turbo for E46's?

Don't recall if this has been discussed this before but has anyone ever asked if Dinan is in the planning stages for producing their own SC for the E46? Or are they just pretty much giving up on major engine mods for the new gen cars and getting by with CAI's, chips, etc... ?
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:17 PM   #2
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All I know is Dinan will never produce a SC for the 325. They said it would be a waste of their time because people woulnt buy it. BASTAGES!!!!
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:19 PM   #3
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All I know is Dinan will never produce a SC for the 325. They said it would be a waste of their time because people woulnt buy it. BASTAGES!!!!
At least they're still developing stuff for your car :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
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Old 06-14-2002, 02:27 PM   #4
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At least they're still developing stuff for your car :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:

soooooo true! :sad:
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i hear rumor of a new SC but I dont know for what..
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Old 06-14-2002, 04:06 PM   #6
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who cares, it would be overpriced anyways, theres many companys this year coming out with new SC models.
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Old 06-14-2002, 04:11 PM   #7
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who cares, it would be overpriced anyways, theres many companys this year coming out with new SC models.
For example???
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I was as much curious in that w/o having a differencial product advantage, they must be a pretty small time operation, or maybe getting phased out by BMW.

It's too bad that there isn't anyone with the kind of relationship with BMW similar to the AMG tuning of Mercs. It's almost like Dinan gets somewhat of a free ride being a apart of BMW's network without really offering anything that other firms don't already offer.

I think I might have said this before, but it seems to me if an aggressive company like UUC had the same advantages that Dinan has and the same access to dealer's customers, we would be seeing some pretty awesome choices in tuning parts! I'm not knocking Dinan's products in any way, I just think that if anyone has an advantage in a competitive market, it them. They could pimp their products at every dealer to a captive audience of new buyers and they don't seem to be developing anything new or exciting.
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Old 06-14-2002, 06:13 PM   #9
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I'm glad there's no AMG for BMW

Because the only merc's worth owning are AMG or other tuned (brabus,etc.), and who wants to spend the $$$ on a merc that HAS to be modded to look great. BMW's look sweet out the door, and only get better with mods.
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Old 06-14-2002, 07:04 PM   #10
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Because the only merc's worth owning are AMG or other tuned (brabus,etc.), and who wants to spend the $$$ on a merc that HAS to be modded to look great. BMW's look sweet out the door, and only get better with mods.
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Old 06-14-2002, 08:05 PM   #11
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who wants to spend the $$$ on a merc that HAS to be modded to look great. BMW's look sweet out the door, and only get better with mods.
This may be true for the E46 and X5, but I'd take a stock E500 over the new 5 series and the S-class over the 745 anyday.
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same here!
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Old 06-14-2002, 11:42 PM   #13
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When I asked a rep at Dinan several months ago about an SC kit and/or more engine mods for the E46 cars he told me that they had no plans to do anything else.

When asked why, he said about 3/4ths of all 3ers are leased, not purchased, and therefore not enough market to justify the development expense for anything other than the easy on/easy off bits.

Not like the M cars or 5 series ya know, or perhaps the 330's. Made this statement with a fair amount of disdain in his tone of voice as well. Really pissed me off to their stuff as a result. And I have a fair amount of it on my car!!! Dinan
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same here!
once you drive a 745 you will never want a s500. They feel completly different. The 745 actually feels sport and nimble rather than being the big boat the s500 is.
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