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Old 06-27-2006, 10:42 AM   #1
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Saw an E92 M3 this morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

well I was running the dog this morning, and as usual at about the same time as they do everyday the three new bimmers out for test drives go by. I didn't notice at first but when they pulled up to the stop sign next to me I heard the rasp and knew before I looked up that it was an ///M, to my great surprise and pleasure it was a Black E92 M3!!!! Had the hood bulge, the four tail pipes and a rasp like no other, way louder than the E46 M3s rasp. it was sooo sweet and was hardly covered up at all!! the most interesting thing to me was the blonde woman driving it, as it was a stick, (smg or manual, likely the latter, but it def was not an auto- can tell by the way she drove off)

btw- if anyone's interested the rims that were on it were some kind of multi-web spoke composite rims, like the OEM style 5 BBS rims!!
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Dude, no pics?! I wish I could have seen it!
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:04 AM   #5
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will do tomorrow morning, hope it's got enough battery- my bro took it to europe and lost the damn charger so hopefully it's got enough charge for a couple pics before the new charger arrives, but I'll def try to get some pics
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man so many people hate rasp. if it is louder i think people are going to be really upset. rasp doesnt bother me though
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i love the rasp it makes the cars presence be known and we all know the tone
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i love the rasp it makes the cars presence be known and we all know the tone

I do too, that's how I knew it was an ///M and for those that question the V8 with rasp, the M5 and M6 both have rasp too, the thing is the rasp comes after the low rpm rumble, because the M5 we sat in sounded like our corsa through hull exhaust chris-craft, but when you rev it it sounds more like an M3, the one today, prob had the rumble too, but since the revs were climing as she downshifted and as she went off the line, the rumble was not noticeable, at least that's what I figured, but man I'm sorry I don't have pics, I myself couldn't believe my eyes, but luckily they are up here all the time since Palos Verdes has lot's of great roads and is oof the beaten tracks of the LA area, so they aren't bothered, except by me, lol. I talked to them at starbucks a while back about the new M6, sweet stuff.
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The M5's V10 has a slight rasp as well. When I first saw pre-production M5's in Los Angeles, I would have sworn that it was an M3 if I hadn't been looking at the car.

Anyways, I love the rasp!
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of course V8's have rasp..

You guys never had v8's before have you?

I LOVE the sound of a nicely tuned 8
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I had an 02 Mustang GT, and yes had some nice rasp after the ford racing exhaust and shorty headers, sounded sooo sweet, and was very very loud!!
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I had an 02 Mustang GT, and yes had some nice rasp after the ford racing exhaust and shorty headers, sounded sooo sweet, and was very very loud!!
I miss that sound so very much. I'd buy another if the handling, braking, and interior characteristics of those cars werent so god aweful. Sure went fast in a straight line and had a bad tone though. Anyways, I'm excited for the V8 in the M3 It's about time.
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yea, mine handled pretty well b/c it had full suspension system, but definitely very unrefined with a god awful interior!
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I had an 02 Mustang GT, and yes had some nice rasp after the ford racing exhaust and shorty headers, sounded sooo sweet, and was very very loud!!
I've had a couple Mustangs myself (92 and 99 GTs) and I loved their sound. I wouldn't even call it a rasp though. It's more of a deep throaty burbling sound to me. Much nicer sound than the raspy M3. It's meaner and more intimidating in my opinion. Maybe I'm just old skool, but to me if it ain't deep it better not be loud. That's just irritating...and quasi-ricey.
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yea it was definitely a burbling sound but up high it did scream, I like both sounds but the low rumble is irreplaceable!!
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sorry I haven't seen the M3 E92 since that day, though I have seen the E92 hard top convertible thing- kinda weird looking at first and I saw the new mini too, unfortunately my brother brought the digital camera back from europe with no charge and managed to lose the charger in Caen, France
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