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      10-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by dxb335d View Post

The M3 is not that slow.. There are mods that can be done which can give the massive performance like a remap does to a 335 etc..
Massive gains, which mods are these then?? The only way you will get massive performance is by supercharging which will cost you easy 5k+.


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Originally Posted by Edi1011 View Post
No offence, but when you had the 335d EVERY post you made was how much better the 335d was compared to the E46 M3 - think you actually said that you had never lost at the Pod to any E46 M3.

Now you have changed to the M3 you are now trying to say that the E46 is soo much better car than the e9x 335i/d ?

If you want to talk about reliability issues between the E46 M3 and 335i why not list them ?

E46 M3
Cons
VANOS problems
REAR SUB FLOOR !!!! - Your car only has 1 more year before it goes out the 10 year guaranteed period
Poor Brakes for a high performance car !!!
Very High Service + Parts costs
the S50 engine is piss poor for actually being able to tune - MAPS will only get you extra 10-15 bhp

335i[/u]
Cons
Fuel Injectors / HPFP - Most cars were covered under the QEP that applied
Wastegate Rattle
Turbos - not many seem to fail unless cars have been heavily modified AFAIK
Pros
Tuneability - take your pick between a remap/JB4/Cobb/Vishnu + all the other goodies such as DP/FMIC/LSD

As said ^^^ not want to cause offence - but your post seems a tad hypocritical to the views you had previously given prior to changing from a 335d to the E46 M3

[ yes I am also on M3Cutters so know what the problems they say apply to their cars ]
Completely agree with every point you made there.

Looks like the tables have now turned in terms of the M3 being better than the 335d.