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      01-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #8
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I completely agree with your assessment about the lack of torque...but don't worry it's fixable!

I absolutely loved the precision of the M3's handling and the DCT was phenomenal but the lack of torque coming from a 19psi/meth 335 was a problem for me.

I did get a chance to drive in a 400 RWHP 6MT M3 with only a catless mid-pipe and tune, and OMG it made a HUGE difference. The mid-pipe gives the M3 a good 20-25 lb ft of torque throughout the entire RPM which is particularly needed in the mid-range.

You may not have this opportunity to try one first that's modded...but ask around in your Regional Forum if there's someone who's modded who could take you out for a spin.
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