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      10-23-2006, 09:01 AM   #23
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Beauforty: Hey... I'm not going for sports suspension, and I've decided not to because of my current car (03 330ci Sport). It is great for the 10% of the time when you are hammering up the A5, or down some back road at night, but during the other 90% I just found the ride to stiff. I have also scraped it a few times badly going over speed bumps, and I'd just rather not have that worry!
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      10-23-2006, 10:02 AM   #24
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That's a fair comment Spacer and your decision is based on experience! I agree the sports suspension is not for everyone. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your car in December - did you order Crimson Red because of Christmas??!!!
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      10-23-2006, 10:34 AM   #25
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Lol.... I just fancied something a bit different with the Red, but it was a hard choice between Montego Blue and the Ref. And don't get me wrong, the sports suspension is awesome, but sadly my driving has changed alot since I got my current car and the suspension has now become more of a hinderance than a help. I just can't wait for the new car!
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      10-23-2006, 02:10 PM   #26
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Hi Andy - Welcome to the board. You'll enjoy the car. You can always get it chipped!!
Where can I get my 320i chipped and will it affect my warrenty?
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      10-23-2006, 04:37 PM   #27
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Lol.... I just fancied something a bit different with the Red, but it was a hard choice between Montego Blue and the Ref. And don't get me wrong, the sports suspension is awesome, but sadly my driving has changed alot since I got my current car and the suspension has now become more of a hinderance than a help. I just can't wait for the new car!
The sports suspension on the E90 M Sport is harsh!

Mine gives me back ache after a while. Saying that though, I'm not as young as I used to be so that might play a part in it.
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      10-23-2006, 04:39 PM   #28
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Where can I get my 320i chipped and will it affect my warrenty?
Have a look in this section of the forum. You will find threads with loads of information regards remaps (chipping).
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      10-23-2006, 04:47 PM   #29
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Chris... me too! My job helps me get a bad back, and in my E46 I can't drive for more than 2 or 3 hours without getting a sore back.
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      10-23-2006, 05:05 PM   #30
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The sports suspension on the E90 M Sport is harsh!

Mine gives me back ache after a while. Saying that though, I'm not as young as I used to be so that might play a part in it.
Chris, if you think the M Sport is harsh don't even go near the E92 on 19's!! And, while I'm at it, stop thinking about new cars!! You've got a beautiful E90 and an M6 back home in the garage There's just no pleasing some people!
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      10-24-2006, 02:40 AM   #31
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My E46 was a 320d ES with sports suspension and 16" wheels - a great combination.

I now have an E90 320dES with standard suspension set up, and apart from a little extra roll, the car still feels as planted on bends and when changing direction quickly.
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      10-24-2006, 08:11 AM   #32
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ES-Jet: I reckoned it wouldn't make too much difference on road holding, just on looks. And thankfully, it sounds like I may be right!
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A bit of good news: I've just spoken to the dealer, and the car should be in at the end of Nov, maybe even the week beginning 20th Nov!
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      10-25-2006, 12:32 PM   #34
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A bit of good news: I've just spoken to the dealer, and the car should be in at the end of Nov, maybe even the week beginning 20th Nov!
Spacer, tell him to delay it. Crimson Red cars should only be delivered in December. Where's your dealer's Christmas spirit, eh?
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lol.... my car tax is up at the end of Nov on the E46... so Nov is good for me!
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      10-29-2006, 08:47 AM   #36
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And for anyone that's interested, I've put a few pics up in my garage of my current car (E46 330). I thought I'd best take them before I change cars!
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      12-03-2006, 07:02 AM   #37
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I've finally got my car! But, although I have photos of it, I can't get on my broadband (I've just moved), so hopefully I will get photos up in the next few days. I'm pleased to say the CA works really well, and I can just about eek out a range of 650 miles from the tank! Not bad, considering I was getting 330 out of my 330! Hope all's well with everyone.
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Congtrats! I saw on your previous post you took pics of your old car before the new one arrived - I actually have just done the same with the Z4 before the new coupe arrives... two weeks tomorrow I collect her (18th Dec).

Interesting what you say about going from petrol to diesel... hope you enjoy it.



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I've finally got my car! But, although I have photos of it, I can't get on my broadband (I've just moved), so hopefully I will get photos up in the next few days. I'm pleased to say the CA works really well, and I can just about eek out a range of 650 miles from the tank! Not bad, considering I was getting 330 out of my 330! Hope all's well with everyone.
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650 miles out of a tank! I need to remove that lead from my shoes.

I get around 580-600 out of mine

Looking forward to the pictures.
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      12-06-2006, 03:09 AM   #40
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Cheers guys! I should get some photos up in the next week or two (come on Orange Broadband!). The car is awesome, but Chris, the good mileage was just about a whole tank just on the motorway. Since then, its been showing ~ 600 miles to the tank!
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Congrats on your new car.. enjoy.
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      12-06-2006, 11:22 AM   #42
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Congrats on the new "3" - mine defo won't be here now until the new year (dealer said a hold up on 335's?)

My current e46 330 ci sport susp is quite hard but I felt the E90 sport I test drove wasn't as bad? - oh well too late now - just have to go aftermarket coilovers if its unbearable!!

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