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      06-15-2009, 04:29 AM   #1
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Just switched from RS4

Hi all,

I just made the switch from an RS4 and LOVE the car despite the DCT issues. Anyway, I am about to pick up my car after doing progman 31.1. Hopefully all is well.

Cheers!!!
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      06-15-2009, 04:31 AM   #2
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congratulations! RS4 is a very nice car also! Hopefully you'll enjoy your new ride.
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      06-15-2009, 04:44 AM   #3
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      06-15-2009, 06:00 AM   #5
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Thanks guys. I love this car. Fast, practical and a looker. Now I don't miss my 7GT3! Yehey!

I just uploaded progman 31.1 and my DCT is great. Before it didn't shift down to 3rd under heavy braking.

Next is a intake mod, chip tune & exhaust. Dunno if Dinan's intake mod is worth $900?
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      06-15-2009, 06:33 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. I love this car. Fast, practical and a looker. Now I don't miss my 7GT3! Yehey!

I just uploaded progman 31.1 and my DCT is great. Before it didn't shift down to 3rd under heavy braking.

Next is a intake mod, chip tune & exhaust. Dunno if Dinan's intake mod is worth $900?
I'd just get filter and RPi scoops.
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      06-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #7
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I'd just get filter and RPi scoops.
Thank you Mr. Harris. I've read about the RPI's before but completely forgot about it!
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      06-15-2009, 09:18 AM   #9
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Wow, kind of a lateral move IMO but the M3 has a far superior chasis and is overall a better balanced car. Don't you miss that exhaust note in sport mode from the RS4 though?


congrats
You're spot on - I had a GMG exhaust & Gruppe M intake w/c made music. But like you said the M3 is more involving/fun to drive in the 'dry'!
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congrats on the new M. You def will not look back! enjoy.
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      06-15-2009, 01:09 PM   #11
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welcome to the club!
some impressive list of cars you've had..
isn't anything pretty "boring" after 997 GT3 tho?
GT3 makes my heart melt =)
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I'd just get filter and RPi scoops.
F scoops. I didn't feel any difference. Save your money. The Air filter on the
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Thanks guys. I love this car. Fast, practical and a looker. Now I don't miss my 7GT3! Yehey!

I just uploaded progman 31.1 and my DCT is great. Before it didn't shift down to 3rd under heavy braking.

Next is a intake mod, chip tune & exhaust. Dunno if Dinan's intake mod is worth $900?
Get the Dinan intake People like to talk shit about Dinan because their stuff is expensive, but Dinan stuff is always high quality imo.
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      06-15-2009, 02:34 PM   #13
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Hi all,

I just made the switch from an RS4 and LOVE the car despite the DCT issues. Anyway, I am about to pick up my car after doing progman 31.1. Hopefully all is well.

Cheers!!!
Congrats. Both your previous RS4 and your current M3 are great. Just drive the car in MT and don't let the system downshift for you so there will be no lag/hesitation issue.
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      06-15-2009, 03:22 PM   #14
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The Air filter on the
other hand



Get the Dinan intake People like to talk shit about Dinan because their stuff is expensive, but Dinan stuff is always high quality imo.
I've got the Macht Schnel filter on my coupe and it was good for 6 hp, per the dyno.

OTOH, my Dinan throttle bodies were good for only 4 hp and their chip lost me a little hp. Their spring set is super good and I love it, but all their engine parts have been a bust for me, and not cheap either. The only good thing about the chip is that it added 200 rpm to the redline and deleted the speed governor.

What Dinan intake are you guys talking about?


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Oh, I see that they added an intake in the last week or two. See: http://www.dinancars.com/store/produ...cat=818&page=1

I blown enough bucks on Dinan. Will someone else buy and give us before and after dyno runs so that I just whether it's worth the bucks?

Given that I already got 6 hp going to an oiled filter, I doubt that I'll spend the $800+ for a potential incremental 2 hp. Realize that all it's doing is dropping in a filter and replacing the short plastic connector with a short carbon fiber connector with slightly different capacity.

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      06-15-2009, 03:31 PM   #16
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F scoops. I didn't feel any difference. Save your money. The Air filter on the
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Get the Dinan intake People like to talk shit about Dinan because their stuff is expensive, but Dinan stuff is always high quality imo.
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