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Old 10-24-2012, 12:03 AM   #1201
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:35 AM   #1202
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Yeah. I'm fully aware of the diff options. Just curious what its like with a vert, extra noise, mileage if different from coupe, etc.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:50 AM   #1203
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The diff wine is definitely present. I'm having the diff flushed next week so I'll let you know if it goes away. This is my weekend car so I don't really pay attention to gas mileage but I assume it has decreased a little. I can tell you that I'm now prone to being a little more aggressive with my right foot
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:51 PM   #1204
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Yeah. This is my DD. so I'm super hesitant to mess with gearing. I'm already having trouble staying out of the throttle all day every day.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #1205
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Daily driven or not, I recommend this mod to everyone. That is unless you are super picky about gas mileage, in which case, the M is probably not the best car for you, period.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #1206
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Will .... thanks for the write up on the 4.10 .... agree with you on the M .... not much point in getting one if your interested in fuel economy! I had mine in Dubai where it cost me $25 to fill the tank! No problem there!

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:35 AM   #1207
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I dunno. I love the idea that this car moves and can still pull 28-30mpg.
It's one of the things that make the M3 bad ass
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:06 AM   #1208
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You must spend a lot of time on the highway cruising at 60mph in 6th gear...
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:01 PM   #1209
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #1210
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Nice shot! Is your front lip still exposed carbon or did you paint it body color?
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:18 PM   #1211
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:21 PM   #1212
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:22 AM   #1213
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On long trips, yea I do.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #1215
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In def hooked on verts now.
Did like 250 miles on I-10 last evening top down, windows and deflector up heat on my toes. Cruising at abou 80-85. Wonderful. Just frikin wonderful.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:59 PM   #1216
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Enjoy! I've been driving E46 verts for nearly 10yrs and the pleasure of topless driving never wears off!
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:44 PM   #1217
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Yes, asking.
Ohh its exposed carbon. I've never heard of anybody painting it.
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Gotcha. Most don't paint it. My lip is carbon and I had it painted body color because it goes better with my theme.
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Gotcha. Most don't paint it. My lip is carbon and I had it painted body color because it goes better with my theme.
Do you have any close up pics? I want to see
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