Thread: M3 vs 335d
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      09-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by FormerRotor
To those of the M3 side...It would not be that challenging to replace all of our bushings & suspension/bracing bits with those of an M3 (or more track-type components). Add an LSD and tune, and can we agree that the two-at that point-would be quite comparable? It seems odd to me that some folks seem to be under the impression that the stock m3s prowess simply can not be met by a 335. We're really just talking about extremely well-engineered chunks of metal, rubber, synthetics, and springy bits here.

Also (to all), something I've always wondered...Is it fair to say that every BMW enthusiast is also an M enthusiast? I would think so, but some may disagree.

Personally, if given the option of choosing between the E or F M3, I would probably take the E and supercharge it with the cost savings. It's the same reason I want to get my hands on one of the V10 m6s. What says unique like a "sleeper" m6 with a twin-supercharged stroker v10?
I'm in the process of doing a full M3 suspension change with Megan toe arms, VAC adjustable sway end links, Quaife LSD and tune by next spring. I'm doing this not because I want it to be an M3 but because I am out of control at this time with mods.