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Old 01-07-2011, 05:53 AM
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I'm new to the forum. I have a low mile 2005 M3 coupe that I have really enjoyed for the past 2 years. Any thoughts on trading it in for a new one (E92)? I'm a bit afraid that I would be losing a good thing.
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:57 AM
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You would be losing a good thing. And getting an even better thing, if you go with the EDC. The car is slightly hefty, but the difference in drivability between a stock E46 M3 and E90/92 M3 is astounding.
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Old 01-07-2011, 06:21 AM
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At the risk of sounding stupid, what's EDC?
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:37 AM
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The same question here. I have a bmw car but I don't know if I have that "EDC"... tnx in advance!
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:16 PM
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EDC is electronic damper control, its the thing that tightens the front suspension to prevent nosedive when braking and the thing that allows your bmw to be a comfortable ride while still being tight suspension, aaaaaannnndddd the most fun part its the thing that tightens your suspension when you press that fun m button
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:17 PM
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and neymr, all post 2001 bmws have at least a basic form of edc
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:34 AM
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and neymr, all post 2001 bmws have at least a basic form of edc
Do you mean post 2010?
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I think we're getting a bit confused here.

Ffej is speaking of an electronically-adjustable suspension that is available on the E9X M3s, as well as other BMWs. The feature that is standard on all recent BMWs is dynamic stablity control.

Which brings me to another question, Ffej: What about somebody that plans to keep an M3 "forever"? Long term costs of owning an EDC car versus standard suspension? I would worry a bit that after 10 years or whatever, you would not be able to find replacement parts or they would be very pricey.
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I think we're getting a bit confused here.

Ffej is speaking of an electronically-adjustable suspension that is available on the E9X M3s, as well as other BMWs. The feature that is standard on all recent BMWs is dynamic stablity control.

Which brings me to another question, Ffej: What about somebody that plans to keep an M3 "forever"? Long term costs of owning an EDC car versus standard suspension? I would worry a bit that after 10 years or whatever, you would not be able to find replacement parts or they would be very pricey.
I've actually neither looked in to the lifespan of the EDC suspension parts, nor the cost of replacing them. It would be logical that EDC is the future of BMW sport suspension - whether an ///M car or not - so parts should not be terribly rare. I imagine they'll be nice and expensive, though

edit: So, yeah, I just looked up the cost of a replacement front/rear EDC strut - $875/$500 on pelican parts. The rest of the system seems to be priced accordingly
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