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      08-02-2012, 01:16 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by snowmants View Post
Ha yeah, I have thought about it, and it is much cheaper to do an ESS VT2-600 package than it is to upgrade to a GTR. My concern is the reliability. I am a little worried about increasing horsepower by 50% and what that will do to the longevity of the transmission and motor.... there is also something about the V8 sound and the fact that this is the last NA M3 (in all likelihood) that makes me not want to mess with that.
Just cross your fingers! I agree with Tech that the M3 feels WAY underpowered in stock form. I was looking into a GT3 or the GT-R but it's soooo much cheaper to do the M3 with the blower (insofar that the motor holds together). The all-in cost of ownership during a 3-year period with the GT-R or GT3 considering factory maintenance and the cost of track events and mods that I would end up doing to the GT3 or GT-R would be much more than an M3 + blower.
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