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Old 05-07-2011, 09:40 AM   #51
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If I remember correctly the 90s M3 were pretty light.

I am actually looking for a 1989 M3 E30 ... I think those look freaking sweet and are light as well.

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Old 05-07-2011, 01:09 PM   #52
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^^Look quickly, the E30 M3's are starting to appreciate in value.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #53
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If I remember correctly the 90s M3 were pretty light.

I am actually looking for a 1989 M3 E30 ... I think those look freaking sweet and are light as well.

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Yea the E30 M3's weigh around 2,865lbs whereas the E36 M3 weighs around 3,175lbs so the E30 enjoys a nice 300lb weight advantage. That's what my MR2 Turbo is for though since it weighs around 2,800lbs and probably makes more power than my M3 now...



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^^Look quickly, the E30 M3's are starting to appreciate in value.
I'm not sure how the market is in your area, but around Cincinnati most clean examples fetch 12K all the way up to 30K. I would love to have one but they are so darn expensive.

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ohh i get it now. that's pretty cool.

speaking of BMW's...
the car is a 318is he swapped in an M3 motor, this car is unbelievably well set up, not to mention super light!

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Which M3 motor did he swap in the car, S50/S52 that came out of the E36 or the S54 from the E46? I would guess S52 as that seems to be a cheaper/more common swap.
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:29 PM   #54
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i believe 318is were lighter than the M3s, so this one has an advantage there.

i'm not sure which m3 motor he swapped in there, he's a high roller so i wouldn't discount the e46.
yeah the e30 M3s around here are super super expensive. i'd be just fine with a 328is and run it in DSP.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:49 PM   #55
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i believe 318is were lighter than the M3s, so this one has an advantage there.

i'm not sure which m3 motor he swapped in there, he's a high roller so i wouldn't discount the e46.
yeah the e30 M3s around here are super super expensive. i'd be just fine with a 328is and run it in DSP.
That's correct, the 318is will enjoy a noticeable weight advantage over an E36 M3. Typically it's in the realm of 150-200lbs lighter, but depends on factory options. If the car has an S54 out of an E46 it will have individual throttle bodies, otherwise it's an S50/S52.
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Chicago region event 2. A very fast course. I know I left a good bit of time out there, but I feel it was a good learning experience.

http://youtu.be/hOVnT_qh5ws
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nice!!
those kind of courses are awesome. i'm pretty sure even more w/boost haha.
and that finish, those are the best. you have to give it just the right wiggle to make it clean and fast. nice driving
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Chicago region event 2. A very fast course. I know I left a good bit of time out there, but I feel it was a good learning experience.

http://youtu.be/hOVnT_qh5ws
Heh, wipers. I hate that! Seems like I set them off at about half of the events I run
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It was just one of those events, that even though it wasn't cold in the morning, I couldn't get myself to trust the grip. I got about 75% there in the afternoon but I still lifted in some spots for no reason. Had I not lifted, 54.xxx would have easily been attainable.

Whenever the wipers go on it usually scares me a split second and I think, "What the hell is wrong with the car now?". Then I just keep driving.
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last season i went for the trifecta, wipers, signal.. once i saw them both i HAD to turn on the radio. my co-driver had a laugh.
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