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      02-08-2017, 12:10 AM   #1
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Greetings, all. After 6 years with an e36M and 10 years with an e46M, I recently purchased a JB 2011 6-speed e92M. It took awhile to find one this basic: no iDrive, no M Drive, no EDC, no dash hump, 27K miles, and a couple of luxury options. With a few minor issues behind me, I'm now very happy.

The car came with Apex EC-7's, otherwise stock. Plan A is to leave it more or less alone (I spent a small fortune modding the two previous M's). So far I've added a clutch stop and ZHP shift knob. If the sickness truly returns, Plan B may involve springs, test pipes, and a tune.

This forum looks like THE place for this incredible vehicle. Looking forward to learning more and contributing every so often.
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      02-08-2017, 12:27 AM   #2
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Congrats and welcome.

Do something about the exhaust, trust us all; it's the quintessential mod for this glorious motor.
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      02-08-2017, 01:01 AM   #3
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Smokin! Congrats and enjoy. My vote is for plan A, especially with such a low mileage example. Just add MPE and call it perfect.
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      02-08-2017, 01:32 AM   #4
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Your car looks fantastic, it really does.

Would enjoy hearing your comparison to your prior Ms.
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I had an e46, like you. If you're like me, you'll find lots to love about the e9x. It's much easier to live with, much more reliable (window regulators, interior trim , etc.) and overall a better car IMO. With my new one, I don't miss my e46 at all. Enjoy!! Sick ride.
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      02-08-2017, 02:20 AM   #6
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Maybe MPE, the OEM exhaust mod, or other typical mods are in my future. I want to get to know the stock version first, which could take awhile.

I loved both the e36M (the lightest and most agile) and the incredibly well-balanced e46M. For me, the e36 was quicker in autocross, the e46 the better all-around vehicle. The e92M is more refined and comfortable than either, and the V8 is by far the best engine. It's also better looking and better on long hauls. The minimal electronic aids on my example are comparable to those of the e46, which I prefer. I miss the earlier M's, for sure, but in each case it was time to move on. I doubt I'll ever purchase the current M4.
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I had an e46, like you. If you're like me, you'll find lots to love about the e9x. It's much easier to live with, much more reliable (window regulators, interior trim , etc.) and overall a better car IMO. With my new one, I don't miss my e46 at all. Enjoy!! Sick ride.
Thank you, sir! I believe you're right.
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Congratz on the ride man! If anything, you will want at least a catback exhaust. Maybe the OEM mod.
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good looking car man!
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      02-09-2017, 12:48 AM   #10
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Thanks very much for the positive comments. By every measure except gas mileage I now rank the e92 M3 as the best car I've ever owned -- and I've owned at least 30. Maybe it's the best I've ever driven. It's one of those rare vehicles that make you look for excuses to go somewhere, anywhere. Hence in four weeks I've clocked 3,000 miles. Eight cylinders at 8300 rpm is a serious drug.
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      02-09-2017, 01:32 AM   #11
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Welcome Megabrode and congrats to The Car!
3k miles in a month indicates we're not talking garage queen here - Enjoy!
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Welcome to the club. Car looks great. You're going to love it.
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Do something about the exhaust, trust us all; it's the quintessential mod for this glorious motor.
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      02-09-2017, 10:49 PM   #14
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paint on that car looks outstanding! congrats!
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I say drop every penny you have on suspension, brake kit, exhaust and M performance parts.
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congrats, in this situation, plan B sounds like a go.
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      02-10-2017, 09:32 AM   #17
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Buy the Dinan tune while it's on sale for $270. Then drive it for a year while you decide if you want more. I think these cars are great with a few handling and power mods; stock got dull.
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Thanks, all.

This is a VERY interesting suggestion:

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Buy the Dinan tune while it's on sale for $270. Then drive it for a year while you decide if you want more.
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pbonsalb, thanks for the tip: half-price Dinan engine software this month.

I talked with Dinan in CA and then scheduled a tune with Reeves BMW in Tampa. Dinan's hp and torque claims are modest (or maybe just honest compared to the claims of other vendors). I mainly want improved clutch and throttle modulation with more mid-range punch, all of which Dinan also claims. We'll see.

Dinan's credentials are pretty much unimpeachable. Loved their Stage 1 suspension on my e46M. The biggest knock on Dinan is price. That's not an issue in this case.
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pbonsalb, thanks for the tip: half-price Dinan engine software this month.

I talked with Dinan in CA and then scheduled a tune with Reeves BMW in Tampa. Dinan's hp and torque claims are modest (or maybe just honest compared to the claims of other vendors). I mainly want improved clutch and throttle modulation with more mid-range punch, all of which Dinan also claims. We'll see.

Dinan's credentials are pretty much unimpeachable. Loved their Stage 1 suspension on my e46M. The biggest knock on Dinan is price. That's not an issue in this case.
Car looks really good , and of course you are welcome !
For a couple hundred you can do the Oem. exhaust mod. ,the mod. sounds like dope for our cars => http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733817
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Hey OP just saw your other thread about driving 9,000 miles since December. I didn't want to comment there as that post is like a work of art, it should sit there untouched forever and 100 years from now when we are long gone from here someone should "appreciate" it, and respond to it.
With that being said, have you had your OEM modded exhaust done yet? I have someone in St Pete who did mine if you need someone.
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Hey OP just saw your other thread about driving 9,000 miles since December. I didn't want to comment there as that post is like a work of art, it should sit there untouched forever and 100 years from now when we are long gone from here someone should "appreciate" it, and respond to it.
With that being said, have you had your OEM modded exhaust done yet? I have someone in St Pete who did mine if you need someone.
You could make a rap song out of that other thread.
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