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Old 07-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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Starting off right

This maybe a newbie question, but I've always drove my bummers manually. I just put a stage 2 Bavarian clutch kit on my e46 and for some reason I'm having a lot of problems getting use to the take off. Sometimes I start off smooth, sometimes I jerk and other times I just straight kill it. Anyone have any pointers for the smoothest take off? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated. I've been driving manually for years now, but feel like a noob with this clutch.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:19 PM   #2
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*bimmers not bummers.....damn auto correct
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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Stage II clutches are like that. It will take you a while to get used to it. Why did you put one in your e46?
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i heard that this cars go like 300k miles
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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Stage II clutches are like that. It will take you a while to get used to it. Why did you put one in your e46?
Because my original clutch burnt out, so I upgraded so it would last longer. Plus im thinkin about adding a lot of performance upgrades to it. I know a lot of people think its a waste of money to dump into it when I could just spend the money on a better car, but I really love this car and to me it's worth the money.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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It's not worth the money. If you want a fast e46, get an m3. Otherwise, you're looking at tons of work, time, money, and depreciation.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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Honestly I'm not looking at selling this car, so depreciation value isn't really a factor for me. Plus an m3 is in the plan or the near future, so this is basically going to be a nice daily driver. I've been wanting this car for about 10 years now. I've owned 2 e30's and a sweet e90, but this is by far my favorite car. When I first saw this car 10 years ago I feel in love and finally found one exactly like it back in January. So basically this is kinda like my white elephant.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:43 PM   #7
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Daily driver does not = stage II clutch and tons of HP mods. Especially if you plan to buy an m3. Just my opinion tho.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #8
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No youre cool. I appreciate your opinion. I'm not doing a lot to it. The clutch was needed, so I just thought I'd invest a little more for the upgrade clutch. I'm not planning on going crazy with it. I have 19" rims with a 4" lip in the front and a 8" lip in the back. The car looks mean. Just want to add a few more things then I'll be happy
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #9
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Do you still have your Clutch Delay Valve? If not, removing it could help things out.
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Do you still have your Clutch Delay Valve? If not, removing it could help things out.
Not sure. Guess that's something I'm goin to have to ask my mechanic.
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Not sure. Guess that's something I'm goin to have to ask my mechanic.
If you can change your oil you can remove your CDV.

http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_cdv.shtml
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