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all i can say is:....

i know what i'm getting myself into.

i know a couple of things from intensive test drives and prolonged interviews with trackheds who own e46m3's:

(1) the engine is a jewel
(2) the steering is a tad light
(3) the brakes are okay, but prone to fade on the track with hard use (weight factors in here)
(4) could use a tad more body control as it tends to move a bit on its suspension, more so than one would like for the track.
(5) it's heavy.

that huge sucking sound in the background is me trying to rationalize why i need a practical car.

ha ha ha ha ha.
 

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blackdawg said:
i know what i'm getting myself into.

i know a couple of things from intensive test drives and prolonged interviews with trackheds who own e46m3's:

(1) the engine is a jewel
(2) the steering is a tad light
(3) the brakes are okay, but prone to fade on the track with hard use (weight factors in here)
(4) could use a tad more body control as it tends to move a bit on its suspension, more so than one would like for the track.
(5) it's heavy.

that huge sucking sound in the background is me trying to rationalize why i need a practical car.

ha ha ha ha ha.
Blackdawg,

In regards to 3, I could send you a CD containing Tiff Needle's evaluation of the E46 M3. You'll see what he does and has to say about the brakes. I know you don't need to be sold on the E46 M3 anymore, but I thought I'd share the video with you...

Feel free to PM me an address if you'd like to check it out :thumb:
 
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ALEX325i said:


Blackdawg,

In regards to 3, I could send you a CD containing Tiff Needle's evaluation of the E46 M3. You'll see what he does and has to say about the brakes. I know you don't need to be sold on the E46 M3 anymore, but I thought I'd share the video with you...

Feel free to PM me an address if you'd like to check it out :thumb:
Minor point-

Euro E46 M3 brakes are not the same as US E46 M3 brakes.

I think Tiff is not in the US.
 

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ALEX325i said:


Blackdawg,

In regards to 3, I could send you a CD containing Tiff Needle's evaluation of the E46 M3. You'll see what he does and has to say about the brakes. I know you don't need to be sold on the E46 M3 anymore, but I thought I'd share the video with you...

Feel free to PM me an address if you'd like to check it out :thumb:
To be fair, Alex, the car he was driving was had Euro-spec brakes. Those are drilled rotors and also have a few other differences. Some better brake fluid would likely alleviate the problem.

The car is still better on the track and the road than its predecessor. I just finished reading this article before I clicked this thread. It comments on weight. http://64.70.201.88/Roundel/2000/1100fea.htm

The new M Lock differential is a breakthough as well...
 

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TD said:


Minor point-

Euro E46 M3 brakes are not the same as US E46 M3 brakes.

I think Tiff is not in the US.
That's true. He evaluated an Euro-spec M3. I didn't think of that. However, go ahead. Tell us all how bad the US E46 M3 brakes suck, or how bad they suck compared to the Euro-spec E46 M3 brakes. I know you'll have lots of fun in the process.
 
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ALEX325i said:


That's true. He evaluated an Euro-spec M3. I didn't think of that. However, go ahead. Tell us all how bad the US E46 M3 brakes suck, or how bad they suck compared to the Euro-spec E46 M3 brakes. I know you'll have lots of fun in the process.
If you're talking to me, I was done. I just wanted to point that out. I'm sure the US-spec E46 M3 brakes ae more than adequate for 99.5% of buyers.
 

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TD said:


If you're talking to me, I was done. I just wanted to point that out. I'm sure the US-spec E46 M3 brakes ae more than adequate for 99.5% of buyers.
Well, I was talking to you. If I remember right, I clicked on quote... :rolleyes:

You're right though. I shouldn't be. After all, those 99.5% definitely don't mix with the other .5%... So, I think you'll be glad to learn that you just joined another "purist" on my Ignore list.
 
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ALEX325i said:


Well, I was talking to you. If I remember right, I clicked on quote... :rolleyes:

You're right though. I shouldn't be. After all, those 99.5% definitely don't mix with the other .5%... So, I think you'll be glad to learn that you just joined another "purist" on my Ignore list.
WOOHOO!!!! I'm on his ignore list. Now I can start talking shit about him along with the other guy on his ignore list.

For good measure, I'll add him to MY ignore list so I'm not tempted to type up some reply that he won't see because he's ignoring me. LOL!!
 
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nate328Ci said:


Your next post will be your 1000th :)
What a waste of a milestone post... Responding to Alex's announcement that he's now ignoring me.

I guess I'll have to delete some posts and try 1000 again.
 

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TD said:


WOOHOO!!!! I'm on his ignore list. Now I can start talking shit about him along with the other guy on his ignore list.

For good measure, I'll add him to MY ignore list so I'm not tempted to type up some reply that he won't see because he's ignoring me. LOL!!
This is funny stuff....:lmao: :lmao:
 

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ALEX325i said:


Well, I was talking to you. If I remember right, I clicked on quote... :rolleyes:

You're right though. I shouldn't be. After all, those 99.5% definitely don't mix with the other .5%... So, I think you'll be glad to learn that you just joined another "purist" on my Ignore list.
This all seems oddly familiar...

Homer: Marge? Since I'm not talking to Lisa, would you please ask her to pass me the syrup?

Marge: [Wearily] Dear, please pass your father the syrup, Lisa.

Lisa: Bart, tell Dad I will only pass the syrup if it won't be used on
any meat product.

Bart: [To Homer] You dunkin' your sausages in that syrup homeboy?

Homer: Marge, tell Bart I just want to drink a nice glass of syrup like I do every morning.

Marge: Tell him yourself, you're ignoring Lisa, not Bart.

Homer: Bart, thank your mother for pointing that out.

Marge: Homer, you're not, not talking to me, and secondly, I heard what you said.

Homer: Lisa, tell your mother to get off my case!

Bart: Uhhh, Dad. Lisa's the one you're not talking to.

Homer: Bart! Go to your room.
 
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