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jspit540i
12-13-2005, 09:22 AM
my friend has a 95 m3, I was wondering how to tell the difference between a normal and i lightweight m3

thilton59
12-13-2005, 09:32 AM
The lightweight will be white with the motorsports decals, it will probably have a wing (it was included from the factory, but came in the trunk), it will have the front adjustable splitter, an X brace, cloth seats, Al doors, a different diff, and no AC. Also, so sound dampening under the hood.

SoloII///M
12-13-2005, 10:32 AM
The lightweight will be white with the motorsports decals, it will probably have a wing (it was included from the factory, but came in the trunk), it will have the front adjustable splitter, an X brace, cloth seats, Al doors, a different diff, and no AC. Also, so sound dampening under the hood.

In addition the cloth seats will be manual "luxury" also known as "sport" seats. If the car has vaders, even if they're cloth, they're not lightweight seats.
The climate control is different from standard M3s as well. It has one big adjustment for temperature and not the two small zoned climate control knobs a regular '95 M3 has.

Pinecone
12-13-2005, 11:10 AM
Also NO SUNROOF. Carbon fiber panels around the shifter and on the dash (over the glove box). M Cloth (black with red bits in it).

No under hood insulation, no side panels in the trunk, no tool kit.

The splitter, x brace, wing, special oil pan, strut brace, all came inthe trunk in boxes and may or may not be installed.

Also you can Google and find a list of all LTW serial numbers

jspit540i
12-13-2005, 01:17 PM
thanks, yeah his is not a light weight then, off the topic the reason i was wondering how my 98 540i auto would match up to my friends 95 m3 manual on a straight?

SoloII///M
12-14-2005, 04:27 AM
thanks, yeah his is not a light weight then, off the topic the reason i was wondering how my 98 540i auto would match up to my friends 95 m3 manual on a straight?

If his car is running even remotely close to well, his car will be faster.

jspit540i
12-14-2005, 09:10 AM
thanks, i thought so but wasn't sure.

jrp
12-14-2005, 10:29 AM
If his car is running even remotely close to well, his car will be faster.
It'll be a good race on a straightaway...the M3 won't have much room for error.

SoloII///M
12-14-2005, 12:33 PM
It'll be a good race on a straightaway...the M3 won't have much room for error.

About a second zero to 60. I think that's a decent amount of margin.

jspit540i
12-14-2005, 02:22 PM
in all honesty i thought a 95 m3 had a 0-60 of 5.5-6.0sec and the lightweight did a 0-60 in 5 flat? correct me if i'm wrong

jrp
12-15-2005, 12:29 PM
About a second zero to 60. I think that's a decent amount of margin.
On paper, agreed. :thumbup:

Pinecone
12-22-2005, 05:28 AM
in all honesty i thought a 95 m3 had a 0-60 of 5.5-6.0sec and the lightweight did a 0-60 in 5 flat? correct me if i'm wrong

He was comparing a 540i auto with the E36 M3.