Thread: My 335I Rant
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      08-30-2012, 11:17 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by jtvr4 View Post
It's not 26k for a supercharger, brake kit and aftermarket coilovers. The wheels are forged... You don't have to replace them. You also do not need to replace the brakes. Pads, lines and fluid are more than enough for 99% of the people on this forum.

VF620 14k... installed

ST-40: 3,500... You don't need anything more than that. You don't race in Grand-am.

KW V3: 2,500

Total: $20,000

Where are you getting the extra $6,000 at? Driving lessons to use all the bullshit I listed to their maximum capability? Most of the people here can't even push their stock M3 to it's limit on the track.
I took average prices, which aren't out of this world:

Intercooled S/C $15k
Suspension $3k (KW V3 but you also need camber plates at the very least)
Track wheels+tires $2k
BBK F+R $6k

Stock M3 brakes with upgraded pads will be ok for mid-speed tracks, but not on tracks like Spa which are very heavy on the brakes!

But the sky's the limit, really. Just have a look at the track builds in the sponsor's showcase subforum. The amount of modding for a proper track build is not so different for the M3 vs 335i.

Although I agree that out of the box the M3 is better suited for the track. N54 needs a huge amount of cooling. Some prefer NA over FI on a track. Current tunes for the N54 allow for very linear throttle response though. But don't forget about the higher running costs for the M3. All replacement parts have the //M tax written all over them.

Hmm, what were we arguing about again?

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