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      10-22-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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M3 GTS vs. Dinan S3-R M3

Since we won't get the M3 GTS in the USA... what about the Dinan S3-R M3?

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      10-24-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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Since we won't get the M3 GTS in the USA... what about the Dinan S3-R M3?

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360192
Dinan is overpriced and Steve is pretty arrogant. No thanks.
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could you add an aftermarket supercharger to that? Get the power really flowing
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The $100k M3? (Or is it more?)

Why not a GT3 at that price point?
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One of the rags tested it and it barely outperformed the stock car.
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the GTS is around 150k but like you said i would be looking at a GT3 or RS at that point. even if it was 100k


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The $100k M3? (Or is it more?)

Why not a GT3 at that price point?
In the absolute you are probably right, and this is probably the way I would go, but I still wanted to hear how people compare the M3 GTS to the Dinan one.
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In the absolute you are probably right, and this is probably the way I would go, but I still wanted to hear how people compare the M3 GTS to the Dinan one.
The GTS is all but guaranteed to keep its value well, due to the minuscule production numbers.

On the other hand, you can have the Dinan in all sorts of combinations - 4 doors, convertible, stick shift etc.


The Dinan should make an excellent buy second hand as it's very unlikely to retain its value as well as the GTS.
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Why not a GT3 at that price point?
because you want an m3 gts?
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If I had to choose between the two I'd go with the GTS
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because you want an m3 gts?
We're talking about the Dinan M3, not the GTS.

So with $100k burning a hole in your automotive pocket, would you call Dinan or the local Porsche dealer?
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We're talking about the Dinan M3, not the GTS.

So with $100k burning a hole in your automotive pocket, would you call Dinan or the local Porsche dealer?
Porsche no doubt.
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One of the rags tested it and it barely outperformed the stock car.
Read the article again. That was due to traction issues. Roll both on the freeway from 60 or 70, and you will see huge perf difference.
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Dinan is overpriced and Steve is pretty arrogant. No thanks.
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One of the rags tested it and it barely outperformed the stock car.
It was even slower from a dig

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Read the article again. That was due to traction issues. Roll both on the freeway from 60 or 70, and you will see huge perf difference.
If the car can't handle all that power, then what's the point? For half the price, any M3 with a basic supercharger set up will blow off the doors of the overpriced Dinan M3. And no, even though the Dinan M3 was faster from a roll (duh, stock is almost 100hp down) the difference was not huge.
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Don't forget though soon as you slap that SC on you lose all your warranty and just the motor alone is 30k to replace. at least with the Dinan setup you are still getting 4 year/50k mile warranty

i have yet to see any high miles put on a SC setup, there either sold within a year or garage queens. so it is hard to tell if there reliable like the Dinan setups

Dinan doesn't make the most power but they make a great reliable car. i have had 3 Dinan cars and put 65k on one, 80k on the other and now 20k so far on this one and never had any problems

no doubt though the SC is the best bang for the buck, but me personally wouldn't want to give up the NA engine. that was the whole reason i got the car. if i was to go SC route i would of just bought a different car

and for those that say Steve is arrogant i don't agree. any time i have talked with him he was as humble as can be and i met him once at the Dinan dealer i used and he took time to talk to everyone that was there and was a real nice guy. not sure what he did to those that say he is arrogant but if knowing your stuff about the cars is that then so be it

the Dinan cars are not for everyone but they are great for the niche market that they supply for. to each his own really

but i am with most that i wouldn't spend the 150k on the GTS at that point i would be in a GT3 or RS



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If the car can't handle all that power, then what's the point? For half the price, any M3 with a basic supercharger set up will blow off the doors of the overpriced Dinan M3. And no, even though the Dinan M3 was faster from a roll (duh, stock is almost 100hp down) the difference was not huge.
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Read the article again. That was due to traction issues. Roll both on the freeway from 60 or 70, and you will see huge perf difference.
Traction is one thing but the trap speed of 118 is not indicative of a 113hp increase and the lighter wheels/brakes. Not bashing the car simply pointing out the real world testing of this car barely outperfomed the stock car. If it's worth it to you so be it.
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I met Steve at a BMW meet and ditto, nice guy, knows his stuff.
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