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      10-31-2012, 05:19 PM   #58
E46 + E90

Drives: E46 M3 + E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Illinois

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2002 BMW M3  [0.00]
Originally Posted by DLSJ5 View Post
I think 750+Crank Horsepower with this type of build, blower, keeping the DCT OEM components, is more than enough, for a few reasons.

1. Keep drivability
2. Can run on 91 pump fuel
3. DCT is holding the power and torque
4. With good tires you can get traction from a 2nd gear roll
5. You will still take most of the cars out there

When you start adding more, points 1-4 will suffer, and I'm not interested in this being a garage queen that I mostly talk about in hypotheticals, I want to drive it as much as possible, turn the key and not worry about anything. You can't make this much power on the stock motor reliably, you just can't, this is the only option and currently the power #'s are actually better than I expected and have seen from any other setup, utilizing these components. I have NO plans to add more and am very happy with the car as is.
This is the exact reason why I respect this build so much. There is no hinderance of realistic drivability and performance. The builds I enjoy following the most are the ones that you can enjoy in pretty much any reasonable situation....not only with crazy drag slicks, not only at the drag strip, not only at track, etc.

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