Thread: M3 or...?
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      01-10-2013, 10:53 AM   #8
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Drives: 2013 e92 M3
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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.
Daily: 2013 e92 M3 DCT / ESS VT2 650 S/C / Akrapovic Evolution / StopTech BBK
Track/Airstrip: 2011 997.2 Turbo S PDK / GIAC FBO @ 30psi / BBi suspension build
Beaterz: 2013 X5 3.5 Sport, 2015 Wrangler Unlimited
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