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      10-23-2020, 07:07 PM   #111
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Hmm... That Sunday was rented out to Drive Florida. And I remember eyeing a SG E92 at the Aloft Hotel the night before. I am going to guess that's you! Just came across this thread and enjoying it.
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Hmm... That Sunday was rented out to Drive Florida. And I remember eyeing a SG E92 at the Aloft Hotel the night before. I am going to guess that's you! Just came across this thread and enjoying it.
Haha you would be correct! Were you driving the white e92?
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      10-26-2020, 04:54 PM   #113
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Haha you would be correct! Were you driving the white e92?
I was not but got to talk to him. He was a cool guy. I was rocking the yellow M4. It was a rental from Turo while I search for the right car. Following a few E9X and E46 M3s and trying to pick what's right. Hopefully by the C2C rally in December or the Orlando one early next year.

I was eyeing both of yall's though. I got to spend a good amount of time behind the white one... Windows down, music off, and just listening to that exhaust was amazing. Definitely gets me leaning towards that chassis.
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I was not but got to talk to him. He was a cool guy. I was rocking the yellow M4. It was a rental from Turo while I search for the right car. Following a few E9X and E46 M3s and trying to pick what's right. Hopefully by the C2C rally in December or the Orlando one early next year.

I was eyeing both of yall's though. I got to spend a good amount of time behind the white one... Windows down, music off, and just listening to that exhaust was amazing. Definitely gets me leaning towards that chassis.
I'm sure you've done your homework but its a pretty special platform. Tough to beat the engine/exhaust note. What'd you think of the M4?
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      10-27-2020, 10:27 AM   #116
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I'm sure you've done your homework but its a pretty special platform. Tough to beat the engine/exhaust note. What'd you think of the M4?
It was.. interesting. It told me I'm not personally a fan of that chassis or turbos. It was a quick, no doubt. Fastest car I've actually had a chance to drive. But there wasn't much enjoyment using the power. It didn't feel special. And through turns, even in MDM mode, the traction control wouldn't let me push it at all. I am not sure if its just that intrusive or if the back end likes to get that loose. Tires were pilot sports with decent tread so I don't want to believe it was that but always possible. And it was a DCT and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to properly put it in park. Haha.

It just didn't give me the enthusiast feel that older BMWs have always given me. All personal preference and I respect it but personally wasn't my cup of tea. Excited to see what the E9X has to offer!
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It was.. interesting. It told me I'm not personally a fan of that chassis or turbos. It was a quick, no doubt. Fastest car I've actually had a chance to drive. But there wasn't much enjoyment using the power. It didn't feel special. And through turns, even in MDM mode, the traction control wouldn't let me push it at all. I am not sure if its just that intrusive or if the back end likes to get that loose. Tires were pilot sports with decent tread so I don't want to believe it was that but always possible. And it was a DCT and for the life of me, I couldn't figure out how to properly put it in park. Haha.

It just didn't give me the enthusiast feel that older BMWs have always given me. All personal preference and I respect it but personally wasn't my cup of tea. Excited to see what the E9X has to offer!
Would agree with you on all points. My buddy has an M4 and I've spent a good amount of time driving it. Generally numb feel to the entire experience. The MDM IS that intrusive and it does like to lose traction. The torque is really the big bonus to that platform but its usability is lacking. I could go on for quite a while and actually did in this thread - https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1707352 but I think you're heading in the right direction where really the feel to this car is what wins most people over - throttle response, steering feel (still hydraulic), chassis feedback & balance, the high revving v8 and all of the wonderful noises it makes (induction and exhaust).
Lol but the DCT issue is the same with e9x platform - there isn't really a 'Park' you just slap it in to neutral and turn the car off and it electronically puts the car in park once shut off. Good luck on your search. Obviously I'm biased but the car and experience you get for the price with an e9x is really tough to beat.
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Would agree with you on all points. My buddy has an M4 and I've spent a good amount of time driving it. Generally numb feel to the entire experience. The MDM IS that intrusive and it does like to lose traction. The torque is really the big bonus to that platform but its usability is lacking. I could go on for quite a while and actually did in this thread - https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1707352 but I think you're heading in the right direction where really the feel to this car is what wins most people over - throttle response, steering feel (still hydraulic), chassis feedback & balance, the high revving v8 and all of the wonderful noises it makes (induction and exhaust).
Lol but the DCT issue is the same with e9x platform - there isn't really a 'Park' you just slap it in to neutral and turn the car off and it electronically puts the car in park once shut off. Good luck on your search. Obviously I'm biased but the car and experience you get for the price with an e9x is really tough to beat.
I am excited. Tomorrow, I am actually going to look at that the black manual E90 posted in the classifieds. It seems like a good deal. Isn't the ideal spec but definitely seems like a good place to start and I won't feel bad loading up on hard miles. And I love the idea of a V8 sedan.
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I am excited. Tomorrow, I am actually going to look at that the black manual E90 posted in the classifieds. It seems like a good deal. Isn't the ideal spec but definitely seems like a good place to start and I won't feel bad loading up on hard miles. And I love the idea of a V8 sedan.
Ya man e90s are bad ass. Sometimes I think I'd prefer one. That particular one looks like it's showing its mileage but definitely a hell of a deal. Good luck. If you're in the Tampa area we can get out and drive once you find your car!
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Finally finished the install of the plenum and took it for a spin. The induction noise is phenomenal and it just looks gorgeous. Might already be one of my favorite mods to date. It's an entirely different driving experience. Pretty happy with the match between the aFe intake and plenum they seem to pair nicely and fits the OEM+ theme of the car.






Wondering what kind of real impacts leaving the airbox lid off will have. Currently liking the exposed look and additional noise! I will try and get a decent sound clip but have noticed it's difficult to capture.
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Some pictures from last weekend's cars and coffee. The plenum is a hit.

Also got re-posted on BMWM's official Instagram page so that was pretty cool. @spacefox_m3 if you care to follow.






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