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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:07 PM
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How often do you decide to "go nuclear" in the M?

You all know what I mean. We've all been there. Somebody in a Mustang/Camaro/Corvette/(insert other "rival" brand here) pulls up beside you at a light, and either a.) revs their engine or b.) begins to do the "inch forward" thing, as the other light is turning red.

Now do you a.) prepare to duke it out off the line, or b.) chalk them up to being an idiot, and refuse to be baited?

How often do you choose option a, vs. option b, and do you prefer to "cruise" often, or are you a "hair on fire" kinda guy (or gal )?

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Old 09-23-2012, 07:17 PM
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:20 PM
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:29 PM
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You all know what I mean. We've all been there. Somebody in a Mustang/Camaro/Corvette/(insert other "rival" brand here) pulls up beside you at a light, and either a.) revs their engine or b.) begins to do the "inch forward" thing, as the other light is turning red.

Now do you a.) prepare to duke it out off the line, or b.) chalk them up to being an idiot, and refuse to be baited?

How often do you choose option a, vs. option b, and do you prefer to "cruise" often, or are you a "hair on fire" kinda guy (or gal )?

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Old 09-28-2012, 03:56 PM
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Agree...why waste your time, energy, safety and gas on those idiots....
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:44 PM
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How do you exactly compute powerCarAdjacent? By just looking at the badge?
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:51 PM
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How do you exactly compute powerCarAdjacent? By just looking at the badge?
I've been a car guy long enough to know the numbers on almost any stock vehicle on the road today. If my revving neighbor seems modded, I might bite just to see how much has been done - I've met quite a few legitimately cool people who just enjoy a light to light run every now and then.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:51 PM
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:49 AM
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Ha ha...I like that, and definitely subscribe to this philosophy myself. Sometimes you just gotta...
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The other day a dude in a massive, hopped-up pickup was next to me at a light. He started revving his engine, making the hole thing jerk and bounce with great noise.

The light changed, and he went away backwards so fast (and I was so busy looking front), that I never figured out if he was a) actually racing me, or b) was just goading the jerk in the M3 to see if he could make him go nuclear...
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:29 AM
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The other day a dude in a massive, hopped-up pickup was next to me at a light. He started revving his engine, making the hole thing jerk and bounce with great noise.

The light changed, and he went away backwards so fast (and I was so busy looking front), that I never figured out if he was a) actually racing me, or b) was just goading the jerk in the M3 to see if he could make him go nuclear...
Nice! I never get to see anything that awesome happen! Congratulations! Ha ha...
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b.) chalk them up to being an idiot, and refuse to be baited.

I don't have a M3, but I have remind myself to hold off in my 997 turbo.
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b.) chalk them up to being an idiot, and refuse to be baited.

I don't have a M3, but I have remind myself to hold off in my 997 turbo.
That's no fun. When you get to 60 in 2.9, you gatta at least shut some people up.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:29 PM
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I used to get more people wanting to race when I had my 335i. With the M3, I haven't had anyone do that. I don't care as most folks indicated on here that it's not worth jeopardizing safety and tickets for.
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Common sense says option (b) but I usually dumbly opt for option (a).
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