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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 04-11-2012, 10:21 AM
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ZHP with 3.46 gears 40-70mph run (video)

Having some fun. I swear, this new pump made a large difference in the high end. I was leaning out badly before. Its about 3.5 seconds from 40-60 and about 5-6 seconds to hit 70mph. Not too shabby.



Here was the previous pull from 3rd gear I mention in the beginning of vid 1

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:18 PM
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Great vid! Those taller gears really make a difference.
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To me. It is very risky changing gears at rpm's higher that 4000.
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To me. It is very risky changing gears at rpm's higher that 4000.
LOL why do you say that?. I change gears at 6k RPM with a supercharger.
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to me. The sound on higher rpms just sound sketchy. And when changing gears at higher rpms, the shift is not smooth enough, it kind of feels rough.
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to me. The sound on higher rpms just sound sketchy. And when changing gears at higher rpms, the shift is not smooth enough, it kind of feels rough.
You must be joking, please, tell me you are joking?
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to me. The sound on higher rpms just sound sketchy. And when changing gears at higher rpms, the shift is not smooth enough, it kind of feels rough.
Lissen, Zippy....these cars have a 6800 RPM redline for a damn good reason....it`s purpose *is to USE IT*....now, go burn your Man Card, and buy yourself a Camry....
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Lissen, Zippy....these cars have a 6800 RPM redline for a damn good reason....it`s purpose *is to USE IT*....now, go burn your Man Card, and buy yourself a Camry....


Bob, you took the words from my mouth!
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Yup. The 3.46 swap is fun. The first mod I made to my 330. However, I find that first gear is way, way too short. I also just moved and have double the commute... a nice 25 mile freeway jaunt. Contemplating going back to the stock 3.07 or even taller in search of higher fuel economy. Buzzing at over 3000R when doing 80mph...

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Yup. The 3.46 swap is fun. The first mod I made to my 330. However, I find that first gear is way, way too short. I also just moved and have double the commute... a nice 25 mile freeway jaunt. Contemplating going back to the stock 3.07 or even taller in search of higher fuel economy. Buzzing at over 3000R when doing 80mph...

The roads need to dry out so I can blast some twisties and forget this nonsense...
I drive a LOT of interstates and as long as I keep the cruise on 80mph, I pull down 26mpg's.

The fun factor outweighs my fuel mileage. Don't go back, you'll regret it. OR just drive slower.
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Yup. The 3.46 swap is fun. The first mod I made to my 330. However, I find that first gear is way, way too short. I also just moved and have double the commute... a nice 25 mile freeway jaunt. Contemplating going back to the stock 3.07 or even taller in search of higher fuel economy. Buzzing at over 3000R when doing 80mph...

The roads need to dry out so I can blast some twisties and forget this nonsense...
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I wonder if Tech Savvy is coming from the old school V8s that don't like to rev past 4k much.
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I wonder if Tech Savvy is coming from the old school V8s that don't like to rev past 4k much.
I used to rev the piss out my mustangs too. And on those I did TRUE powershifting, meaning, you never lift off the gas. If you miss a gear doing that, it is BAD.
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I used to rev the piss out my mustangs too. And on those I did TRUE powershifting, meaning, you never lift off the gas. If you miss a gear doing that, it is BAD.
I see a new mustang in your future again one day. You talk abou them a lot lol. And they are really stepping there game up these days.
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I used to rev the piss out my mustangs too. And on those I did TRUE powershifting, meaning, you never lift off the gas. If you miss a gear doing that, it is BAD.
Way older than the 80 and 90s Mustangs. More like the large block 60s & 70s Big 3 V8s. Most of those had such large blocks that revving the pistons past 4K was a rattling adventure.
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I see a new mustang in your future again one day. You talk abou them a lot lol. And they are really stepping there game up these days.
Nah, just fond memories from my youth. How do you think I learned to work on cars? I BROKE mine a LOT and didn't have money to pay people to fix them.

I can't see spending $30k on a new mustang over an E46 M3. But maybe, who knows.
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