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      08-01-2014, 02:18 AM   #1607
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Hey guys, odd question here but I've been eyeing the e90 m3 for a while, I opted for an s2000 and DD for a while but as much as I loved the S, I ended up driving a c5 z06 and been on a v8 fix since.

I just sold my s2000 and thought about trading in crv to get an e90 m3 since that's the only v8 vehicle with a back seat that I'd entertain, although the gas mileage and things like that don't make it the most practical. However if it's amazing enough I'd be willing to take the hit. Problem is, I've never actually driven or took a ride in an m3. A e90 335 is close as I've got.

Most of the m3s that I find in my budget and not coupes tend to be out of town so I haven't had a chance to catch one at a dealer to test drive. That being said, is there anyone here that would entertain just taking me out for a quick ride? Sounds kind of odd I know, but I'm not willing to drive to cali to pick one up not even knowing if its the right car for me all together...I'd be more than glad to buy lunch or something? I'm located in North LV btw
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      08-01-2014, 03:02 AM   #1608
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there have been a few at the bmw dealers in town a few people have just bought one recently, go look im sure you can find one to test drive yourself because driving one and riding in one are 2 different things, you want to drive it and see how it feels
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      08-01-2014, 02:24 PM   #1609
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HProblem is, I've never actually driven or took a ride in an m3. A e90 335 is close as I've got.
To each his/her own. But, that's all it took for me to NOT get an M3. I opted for the 335is instead.
More torque, better gas mileage, no GG tax and a special tuned N54TT.

I could not see an M3 at 7K RPM being a practical DD.

There is a 2012 in Cyber Grey at BMW on West Sahara. Go take it for a spin. It's heavy and feels slow till you open it up - then, it's very impressive.
So, it depends on what you are looking for. Slap an SC on that V8 and you'll definitely fix the TQ problem. Or, just get a 3 series and mod it.

You'll easily get M3 performance numbers for half the price.


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      08-02-2014, 11:25 PM   #1610
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there have been a few at the bmw dealers in town a few people have just bought one recently, go look im sure you can find one to test drive yourself because driving one and riding in one are 2 different things, you want to drive it and see how it feels
I'll have to keep a better eye out then..I know I've seen a couple of coupes but they were like high 40s range and I felt bad to go test drive those cause I know I won't be spending that My budget for one would be <35 range

Btw, your 135 in your sig is absolutely sick, usually iffy about them but that is raw



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To each his/her own. But, that's all it took for me to NOT get an M3. I opted for the 335is instead.
More torque, better gas mileage, no GG tax and a special tuned N54TT.

I could not see an M3 at 7K RPM being a practical DD.

There is a 2012 in Cyber Grey at BMW on West Sahara. Go take it for a spin. It's heavy and feels slow till you open it up - then, it's very impressive.
So, it depends on what you are looking for. Slap an SC on that V8 and you'll definitely fix the TQ problem. Or, just get a 3 series and mod it.

You'll easily get M3 performance numbers for half the price.


I can't argue with the 335 being a better bang for the buck, I'm just a sucker for the m3 aesthetically too and the sound of the v8, even though it's not quite like an american v8
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      08-04-2014, 01:35 AM   #1611
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Hey, Bud. Just go rent one:

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      08-19-2014, 05:10 PM   #1612
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Hey guys, I'm moving to Henderson this weekend and wanted to see what the locals here do for fun. I'm not interested in any touristy stuff since I'll have plenty of time for that while I'm here
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      09-02-2014, 04:42 PM   #1613
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Cant find my old thread, I need an alignment for a super low M3, in Vegas, where could i go?
I went to Hi star auto last time, but they charged me $160. and scratched the hell out of my brand new camber arms..
... no bueno.. I know some places only charge $60.

keep in mind need to be a super low friendly rack..
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      09-02-2014, 04:44 PM   #1614
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saw a terrible e46 with m3 fender grills and a fake schnitzer kit in the Westgate parking lot, along with a nice e92 on staggered aftermarket rims. didn't have my phone on me so I couldn't take pics, but fitment looked great if the owner's on here!
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      09-02-2014, 06:09 PM   #1615
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I need an alignment for a super low M3, in Vegas, where could i go?
I would NOT recommend Skips Spring Shop or George's Alignment.
Back in the day, George's was the place to go for lowered vehicles.
But, I heard Skips bought Georges. So, buyer beware.
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      09-02-2014, 07:32 PM   #1616
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Cant find my old thread, I need an alignment for a super low M3, in Vegas, where could i go?
I went to Hi star auto last time, but they charged me $160. and scratched the hell out of my brand new camber arms..
... no bueno.. I know some places only charge $60.

keep in mind need to be a super low friendly rack..
H1 Performance.
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      09-02-2014, 07:56 PM   #1617
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I'm lowered on coils and went to CARS. Good people there and they dialed it in just as I asked them too. It was less than $100. Guess it just depends what part of town you are close to bc I've also heard good things about H1.
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      09-04-2014, 02:29 PM   #1618
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Who drives a SGM pre Lci E90??? Saw you over by Mccarren Tuesday night.
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H1 Performance.
Thanks for the referal, I called them and they even do 4 corner balancing and coilover adjustments! might just go there.
they quoted $120 but when they are that knowlegeable about aftermarket suspension setup's it's totally worth it.
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Thanks for the referal, I called them and they even do 4 corner balancing and coilover adjustments! might just go there.
they quoted $120 but when they are that knowlegeable about aftermarket suspension setup's it's totally worth it.
Edit:
I was surfing the supra forums, and found out about this place, only $79 to do full race alignment regardless of what suspension mods you have...:
Really good reviews from the supra forums and the price is really good.
tired of alignment shops telling me that its more expensive to do my car because i have camber arms and camber plates..
It's 10 times easier by having aftermarket suspension.


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      09-05-2014, 11:03 PM   #1621
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Thanks for the referal, I called them and they even do 4 corner balancing and coilover adjustments! might just go there.
they quoted $120 but when they are that knowlegeable about aftermarket suspension setup's it's totally worth it.
They are suspension experts. They dial in suspension for majority of the competitive racers and race teams in Nevada. Cool guys also. Specialty shops will always have a higher price than some of their competitors, but you're paying for quality (i.e. LTMW compared to other body shops, OSS compared to whomever so on and so forth).
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