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328power
06-08-2002, 04:16 PM
RIght now i only have the cash for one

either i go with springs and shocks for about a 1000 or i can get a exhaust system for around the same

328power
06-08-2002, 04:19 PM
side

BMW BMXer
06-08-2002, 04:35 PM
drop it

DaveM3
06-08-2002, 05:08 PM
What that guy ^^ said :D

Drop that baby! :)

Gamite
06-09-2002, 02:29 AM
Lowering makes the biggest visual difference, plus your handling properties will improve greatly.

A muffler will not give you any performance enhancements, its just loud.

328power
06-09-2002, 02:50 AM
Anyone have a lowered car that they drive in toronto winters ?

I do have a set of snow tires

s.p

Gamite
06-09-2002, 03:21 AM
I drive my car in the winter.. my suspension is very hard. You can drift easily, but as long as your holding the speed limit, you hold your control pretty well.

DaveM3
06-09-2002, 04:48 AM
Originally posted by Gamite

A muffler will not give you any performance enhancements, its just loud.

Now, I have to disagree with you here. It depends on what kind of muffler you choose. See, I can feel a difference with mine (BB triflo, they even have those fancy schmancy bar chart where it shows the difference between stock n bb triflo muffler)

But, I agree if you choose let's say ractive (dont mean to bash ractive product here :) ) you wont see any performance gain.




*angel*

DaveM3
06-09-2002, 04:52 AM
Originally posted by 328power
Anyone have a lowered car that they drive in toronto winters ?

I do have a set of snow tires

s.p

I tried once driving mine in winter.. well needless to say I helped plow the street :D

SickFinga
06-09-2002, 05:23 AM
lower it.


there is NO WAY you gonna feel 4hp more, DaveM3 all that you feel is in your mind and in the sound that exhaust makes.

328power
06-09-2002, 01:22 PM
sickfinga,

is your m3 lowered ? and u drive it in the winter ?

I dont wanna be stuck all the time in the damn snow...


s.p

SickFinga
06-09-2002, 03:29 PM
no my car is not lowered and driving in winter is pointless in my car, I better crawl it will be faster. 245/40/17 ZR rated tires in winter is not a good idea

MP328
06-09-2002, 07:17 PM
Originally posted by SickFinga
245/40/17 ZR rated tires in winter is not a good idea

that's why there are winter tires that are on stock 15" wheels!!

and i also throw in two sand bags (60 kg) for some xtra weight on the rear axle. and plus traction control i got no problems at all. as long as you keep in mind that is winter and not summer. which means no speeding, quick take offs or burnouts.

SickFinga
06-10-2002, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by MP328


that's why there are winter tires that are on stock 15" wheels!!

and i also throw in two sand bags (60 kg) for some xtra weight on the rear axle. and plus traction control i got no problems at all. as long as you keep in mind that is winter and not summer. which means no speeding, quick take offs or burnouts.

I don't think 15" rims will fit my car

Razkal
06-10-2002, 01:30 AM
I have been driving my car in the winter for the last 3 years. I have Eibach Sportlines in the car. I have no problems at all. Just get a decent set of winter tires and you should be fine.

In your case, I say DROP IT! You can always do the exhaust later, its best to get it sitting non-4X4-like first.

Good luck with your choice!

e36_freak
06-10-2002, 03:40 AM
slam that sexy ass to the ground
*devil* *devil* *devil* *devil* *devil* *devil* *devil* *devil* *devil* *devil*

MP328
06-10-2002, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by SickFinga


I don't think 15" rims will fit my car


hmmm not sure if i've seen a m3 now with 15" but why shouldn't they fit. check the driver side door there is a chart there what size fit's on the car.

as i can put the sime size u have. i think it should go also the other way around.

SickFinga
06-10-2002, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by MP328



hmmm not sure if i've seen a m3 now with 15" but why shouldn't they fit. check the driver side door there is a chart there what size fit's on the car.

as i can put the sime size u have. i think it should go also the other way around.

M3 rotors are bigger, so smaller rims doesn;t fit

MP328
06-10-2002, 07:42 PM
ok that makes sense.

Jon@Bimmersport
06-12-2002, 07:50 PM
get coil overs or adjustable shocks so u can raise the car in the winter..

328power
06-13-2002, 12:28 AM
lend me $ 2500

:P