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      03-17-2015, 10:51 PM   #1
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Hey guys pretty soon I am gonna be in my dream car, an E92 M3, and I was wondering what you guys would suggest are the best first mods. I will not be tracking the car it will be a DD and I will do a fair amount of canyon driving on GMR (love that road). I would assume the mods would be intake, exhaust, and maybe a tune? You guys will know best. Also, I am a sucker for a loud car so what would you guys suggest is the best way to attain a great sound that won't break the bank? Thanks for any feedback! I look forward to officially moving over to M3Post soon!
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If you want loud, go with iPE or something similar however if you want something that won't break the bank, maybe ACM mod with mid pipes and a tune from Mike Benvo.

You can get a Macht Schnell intake or just get a drop in filter.
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      03-17-2015, 11:20 PM   #3
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Exhaust is first mod for sure!!



The stock exhaust sounds WEAK!!!

After than...sky is the limit...

What's break the bank mean to you? Then go from there and find an exahust!
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Dropping in filter
Exhaust of your choice
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Maybe after a few months pulleys?? Reinforce subframes
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Alright will do. Breaking the bank for me would be over 2 grand.
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Dropping in filter
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Maybe after a few months pulleys?? Reinforce subframes
What's wrong with the subframe? Don't tell me I have to worry about THIS subframe like I did my E46 M3's!
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Oh nothing is wrong with it. Just tightening up the subframe makes you put down the power that it's making even better.
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Oh nothing is wrong with it. Just tightening up the subframe makes you put down the power that it's making even better.
You should be banned for scaring the sh!t out of me!
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Oh nothing is wrong with it. Just tightening up the subframe makes you put down the power that it's making even better.
You should be banned for scaring the sh!t out of me!
Haha sorry?
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You guys scared me too for a sec! Once again though thanks for the advice guys!
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Instead of exhaust, do coilovers. Power gains aren't going to be noticeable with an exhaust. You'll just make more noise. A good set of coilovers + a good alignment will result in actual, measurable performance gains.
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Instead of exhaust, do coilovers. Power gains aren't going to be noticeable with an exhaust. You'll just make more noise. A good set of coilovers + a good alignment will result in actual, measurable performance gains.
I'd agree as well however the OP stated he (assuming a he) wanted sound and will not track the car. Coil overs can be a waste of money if just canyon carving as the stock suspension is up to the task for the most part.

If you find yourself getting towards the limit of stock suspension performance, then I'd adjust my plan and go for an aggressive street or mild track performance suspension system. After that, I'd replace the brakes as these two are the E9X main weak points IMHO
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You should put down the keyboard and never come back unless you want to spend more on car parts than your house payment.
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Get a tune and a rear exhaust....

Then get better tires when you wear out the one's your using now.
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Cat less + tune .
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ACM mod is worthless cause you still have an ugly, heavy muffler hanging from the back of the car.

Just do muffler delete pipes. Sounds very, very good. Many companies including Turner, and Schneidmann make these for the M5 now. Cheap, sounds excellent w/ little drone, and removes a lot of weight.
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ACM mod is worthless cause you still have an ugly, heavy muffler hanging from the back of the car.

Just do muffler delete pipes. Sounds very, very good. Many companies including Turner, and Schneidmann make these for the M5 now. Cheap, sounds excellent w/ little drone, and removes a lot of weight.
I was thinking about it. Is the drone bad if I leave the resonators and secondary cats in place?
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I was thinking about it. Is the drone bad if I leave the resonators and secondary cats in place?
If you don't like drone, just do the Oem. exhaust mod. for a couple of bucks !
It's one of the best sounds for our cars =>http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733817
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I was thinking about it. Is the drone bad if I leave the resonators and secondary cats in place?
+1 ..any videos on this setup?
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acm mod is awesome imo. yes the canisters are still there but i got them painted black and will keep the resale value if you go to sell it and the sound is amazing! also NO drone at all! NONE drone drives me nuts thats why i didnt go with an expensive exhaust 500 for an exhaust mod?! cant beat that with a bat!
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