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Old 04-04-2012, 09:07 PM
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Hey guys I am new to the BMW world, and am hovering right on the edge on getting an 06 M3 pretty soon. I have checked into the overall pros/cons of the car, also how it compares with the E92 335i or maybe even 135i. The 335i/135 are in close second as well. Now I know the ///M is def the performance car and eats the others alive in handling. I want a bit more info as far as straight line speed.

I have heard of so much of the all infamous jb chip which all of a sudden makes it a "M killer" which they sell for less than $600 from what I have seen. Which one becomes the best bang for your buck when it comes to the straight line. Main thoughts coming from Chip/piggyback for $600 + im assuming supporting mods for higher stages = $XXXX? versus E46 M3 and getting a 10k+ supercharger or HPF kit.

According to HPF stage 1 youre looking at around 424 rwhp and thats at least 10k
With the chip on a 335, how much will the supporting mods in addition add up to?

Thanks for all the help
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:11 AM
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If you want straight line speed, look at an American V8.

The BMW, especially the M, is about balance of handling, acceleration, braking.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:54 AM
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If you want straight line speed, look at an American V8.

The BMW, especially the M, is about balance of handling, acceleration, braking.
Ok thanks for the feedback.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:55 AM
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Anyone have anything on the cost effectiveness of power mods on the 335 with the chip vs forced induction on the M3?
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:33 PM
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Buy an M3. Call HPF. Go stage 5. Game over.
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Thats how much an HPF costs? Thats ridiculous man. a JB+, JB3,JB4 chip is soooo much cheaper and you get 80+ hp and torques. In a straight line a 335i with a JB chip would cream a stock E46 M3

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If you want straight line speed, look at an American V8.

The BMW, especially the M, is about balance of handling, acceleration, braking.

But honestly if all you want is straight line speed just get a Mustang 5.0 or Camaro SS or something along those lines.

I'd personally take a slower M3 over any of those any day.
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