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      09-06-2011, 08:51 PM   #23
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If I had extra $20k for car I wouldn't be driving a M3
yes and no

the thing is, some want comfortable 4 seats

a porsche cannot provide this

Also, if he gets a Porsche...he will (like most of us) want to start modding it too...
Next, one can always resell mods (although at a loss) in the future, so it's not 20k cost as much as say 10k cost

just saying :P
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      09-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #24
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Driving lessons.
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Best bang for the buck, performance wise, is a day at an HPDE with an instructor sitting next to you. If you've never done it before, there's nothing else you can do for a few hundred dollars that will take as many seconds off a lap time.
If you're looking to push your car (and yourself) to the max, DO THIS! If you're asking what mods you should be getting, then I assume you're not already doin it.

If you're more interested in driving in the streets, then my vote is on the supercharger, exhaust system, and wider wheels and tires. Although... all that stuff is nice to have on the track as well.
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      09-07-2011, 12:12 AM   #25
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Rear seat delete and roll cage for $1.5K? Never gonna happen.
and the 'largest possible bbk" for 5k?

a StopTech kit will run you around 5k, but if you want AP racing or Brembo 380MM you're looking at WAY more than 5k

and a good race wing for 2k?
possibly...

and a light catless exhaust would be an akra, which is 5600

you can do catless for about 4k or so elsewhere (Gintani?), but it's not light like the akra

Sorry Merked M3 but your pricing is off

But...I do agree with you

i would rather spend $ on those mods than 20k on a s/c.
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      09-07-2011, 05:54 AM   #26
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very simple:

- brakes
- camber
- tires

then spend the other 10-12000 on track days

and be faster than SC M3s...
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      09-07-2011, 05:55 AM   #27
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and the 'largest possible bbk" for 5k?

a StopTech kit will run you around 5k, but if you want AP racing or Brembo 380MM you're looking at WAY more than 5k

and a good race wing for 2k?
possibly...

and a light catless exhaust would be an akra, which is 5600

you can do catless for about 4k or so elsewhere (Gintani?), but it's not light like the akra

Sorry Merked M3 but your pricing is off

But...I do agree with you

i would rather spend $ on those mods than 20k on a s/c.
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      09-07-2011, 06:18 AM   #28
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yes and no

the thing is, some want comfortable 4 seats

a porsche cannot provide this

Also, if he gets a Porsche...he will (like most of us) want to start modding it too...
Next, one can always resell mods (although at a loss) in the future, so it's not 20k cost as much as say 10k cost

just saying :P
I dont want a Porsche.
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      09-07-2011, 10:19 AM   #29
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$1000 is 5% of his entire budget

Guess saying "way" was exaggerating

what mm is your kit?


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I dont want a Porsche.
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very simple:

- brakes
- camber
- tires

then spend the other 10-12000 on track days

and be faster than SC M3s...
except in a straight line
lol
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      09-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #30
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      09-07-2011, 02:14 PM   #31
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how much does the 380mm kit cost?
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      09-07-2011, 04:42 PM   #32
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how much does the 380mm kit cost?
few hundred more because i had asked the question years ago. problem is that there is a month(S) wait time and basically no difference in cooling/stopping.

if this is for track, don't even think about it. if it's for looks...well...this is a pretty useless mod
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      09-07-2011, 06:42 PM   #33
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If you have 20k for ONLY performance mods(i.e. no carbon fiber cosmetic parts), I would do the following
In this order:
1. KWV3
2. AA x-pipe and exhaust
3. AA tune
4. Gruppe M carbon intake
5. BMW performance race seats
6. Stoptech BBK

then put the bmw performance gills, grills, carbon decklid and CALL IT A DAY
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      09-07-2011, 06:45 PM   #34
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      09-07-2011, 06:47 PM   #35
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lolz 20k
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      09-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #36
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With G-Power? I don't think so...
Well shucks thanks for ruining my dream mod list.
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      09-08-2011, 02:53 AM   #37
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I wouldn't even SC this car, you'd mess it up IMHO. I'd keep it the way it was made, but make it better & lighter.

Not sure how far $20k goes with a M3...
1) intake (1k?)
2) full exhaust (5k)
3) Li ion battery (1k)
4) light 18" wheels w/tires (5k?)
5) carbon hood, trunk, roof (sedan) (5k?)
6) recaro front seats (3k?)
7) suspension (3k?)

IIRC you gain like 40whp and drop about 250lbs.

I just looked up the weight of the E90...3700lbs!! WTF is in the car! Thought it was 3500. How you going to get to 3200-3300lbs?!

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      09-08-2011, 02:58 AM   #38
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Supercharger, hands down.
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1st 2 mods are 20k haha
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Driving lessons.
Really.
Best bang for the buck, performance wise, is a day at an HPDE with an instructor sitting next to you. If you've never done it before, there's nothing else you can do for a few hundred dollars that will take as many seconds off a lap time.
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Best mod would be sell the M3 and add the $20k, then buy a different car.
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      09-15-2011, 05:34 PM   #44
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Go read your own post again... we suggested a SC, and that would obviously include a Stg 1 kit.

So yeah, you can get that done with $20K.
Read my post again I know what you said. I also said it is doable if Stg. I. Getting all the stuff you listed will be tight, unless of course you go middle ground with your mods. Since he asked what "we" would spend the $20k on, I was thinking more on the extreme end of what I would do with $20k.

Stg I for me...ehhhh
BBK..sure, but not if I've only got $20k and know I want a Stg II from AA, and a nice set of Brembo's or AP. Not gonna happen. Throw in the Akropovic Titanium, and you're done. You find all that for under $20k and we'll chat again.

Here is what I'm looking for:

AA StgII = Approx $14k-15k
Akrapovic Titanium Exhaust = $5795
Brembo/AP Racing = $6-$7k+
Decent set of ADV1s = $4k-5k+
Installation = an arm and a leg

Total = Too much for just $20k
$20k can go fast if you buy quality stuff. Depends on your tastes. Mine just so happen to be expensive.

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