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      03-19-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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My Evo Transformed Into An M3?

Hello everyone. Been on the forums for about a month already. Figured i would make a little thread introducing myself and such. Some of you may remember i was selling my Evo. Well it finally sold last week, and this morning the M3 arrived!

Been driving it all day. Its an amazing feeling. Coming from the Evo its sooo smooth and just a great overall experience. My Evo had 473whp and 411wtq. So i knew coming into the M3 that its a pretty decent downgrade in power. But for an almost basically stock M3, it feels great! And the overall feel of the car makes up for the power.

Here is some info on the M3 and its upgrades:

2008 E92 6MT Alpine White, Carbon Roof, Fox Red Interior
36k miles (has extended warranty)

Stock Exhaust with QTP Cut-Outs (before mufflers)
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The cut-outs sound great. Considering its only cutting off the mufflers and still has the factory cats/resonators, its not obnoxiously loud. I basically drive with them open all the time. Low RPM's are pretty "bassy" sounding with some drone. But then again im used to the Evo which was super loud and droned, so this is no problem.

Here is a quick iphone pic i snapped this afternoon.




EDIT (3/19/11) Some new pics i took this afternoon...nothing too crazy:
























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      03-19-2011, 02:13 AM   #2
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Welcome fellow Ex-EVO driver. I just traded in my '10 EVO MR last week for a '11.5 E92 AW/Carbon/M-DCT and I'm loving it too. My EVO was stock so for me it was a power upgrade also, but that said there is a touch more lag when the trans engages 1st from a dead stop than my old SST. I'm sure once I'm through the break-in period I can enjoy the power these cars really have. I can already tell why these cars have been a performance benchmark for so long.

Enjoy your new M3 and drive safe.
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      03-19-2011, 05:21 AM   #3
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Nice car, congrats! Lets see more pics! I'm actually wanting to buy an EVO X right now... really like it.
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      03-19-2011, 05:41 AM   #4
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welcome and congrats
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      03-19-2011, 08:11 AM   #5
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welcome!
I used to have an 2003 Evo 8. I didn't have much power mods, but I did significant suspension work.

I agree, the M3 just feels and sounds very fast, better in all aspects the the Evo. The V8 scream is a lot sexier than the booming sounds from the Evo.

All the little "extras" from the M3 just makes the car that much more sweeter...like Navi, leather, performance steering wheel.
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      03-19-2011, 08:14 AM   #6
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Nice bro...where did you find the M?
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      03-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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      03-19-2011, 10:13 AM   #8
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congrats - nice upgrade
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      03-19-2011, 12:06 PM   #9
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Sweet car man, bring it by the shop today, we'd love to see it!
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      03-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #10
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Congrats. Once you've got a few weeks worth of driving in, let's us know how it compares against your Evo.

Also, check out the new M exhaust (Bimmerpost front page); sounds like something you might be interested in.
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Congrats! Jealous of the fox red!
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Nice car , congratsz and welcome!!
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Thanks everyone!

Here are some more pictures i took today...nothing too crazy. Enjoy!























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      03-19-2011, 09:03 PM   #16
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Welcome to the family! I had an Evo VIII and IX before I came to the dark side (or is it the other way around? lol).

You're going to the love the handling and the European affection it gives you. I saw that you were hanging around the the ESS SC threads on the forum. Are you going to head that route as well?
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Welcome to the family! I had an Evo VIII and IX before I came to the dark side (or is it the other way around? lol).

You're going to the love the handling and the European affection it gives you. I saw that you were hanging around the the ESS SC threads on the forum. Are you going to head that route as well?
haha yea i know im gonna miss some of the power from the Evo. I would love to supercharge it, i have my eye on the VT1-535 kit. But probably not anytime too soon. I have a bad habit of modding cars very quickly. With this, im gonna try and at least take advantage of the full warranty. I know soon enough i'll give in and find myself going over to AutoCouture for a SC install.
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Congrats on the"upgrade". What part of Jersey? That almost looks like one of the parks in the town I grew up in.
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wow congrats. Car looks beautiful. except your front plate is crooked
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