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      10-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #90
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Originally Posted by malter2.0 View Post
and missing all the structural rigidity supports of M3.
Quick question: Were you talking about the e9X M3 or the e3/46 M3?
Because the stock e9X chassis is like a piece of granite compared to the e3/46 chassis. Out on the track, you can see the flex on the e3/46 cars with their inside front wheel about 3 inches off the ground.

I help out on the Bimmerworks race team and we run an e92 335 in both sprint races and endurance races. The car has been dead reliable and only the most highly modified e46 M3s will run quicker than us. When I'm saying highly modified, I'm talking about World Challenge modified, which we are not even close to that. So, we have much less money invested and are still very close to them. Oh, we also have NO weight savings done on the car so it weighs 3,300lbs and we still wipe the track with e36 M3.

If the e9X is a turd, then what is an e36 M3 and most of the e46 m3s?
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