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Old 10-14-2010, 01:32 PM   #31
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If it did not come with the badge from the factory, then it's frowned on.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:28 PM   #32
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so what then is an "M" package, other than the body mods? What mods have been done to the motor to make it "M" class? -- or is this a whole other thread?
you can google this info.

and it depends on the generation...but there are plenty of modifications to the car that make it an "M", even for an e36 with its ("NON true M motor" compared to the rest of the world..llulz its still a decent motor)

there is a good number of things the M has over your 328i no matter how much some would like to down play them.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:36 PM   #33
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so what then is an "M" package, other than the body mods? What mods have been done to the motor to make it "M" class? -- or is this a whole other thread?
M package is mostly appearance and in some cases suspension.
M motors - S code - are based (to a limited degree) on stock M code engines.
It is a possible to convert non M to M but the vin will never be M car vin.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:11 PM   #34
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I have done searches for this, but mostly just find the displacement and HP/Torque specs without any real comparison information. Is the cam running higher lobes? Cold air induction? larger pistons? etc.

Other than swapped injectors and the cold air intake, I am pretty sure there are no other changes to mine - come spring time, I would like to make a few 'tweaks' to add more power and am looking for some ideas that will be cost-effective and won't grenade my engine on its first outing.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:48 PM   #35
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http://www.bmwmregistry.com/

That is a good site to do some reading on.
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:08 AM   #36
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To me putting a fake M badge on your car doesn't make sense. The only people who are impressed by an "M" badge are usually the same people who know enough about cars to know your car is not really an M (the same people who will laugh at you for putting it on a non-M car). Doesn't make sense... IMO ruins a perfectly fine car and makes the driver look like a dick.
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:13 PM   #37
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Damn! I forgot to mention it was a 318! LOOOOLOLOLOLLL. I only noticed it the other day because I heard it start... That noisey ol' M42
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Hey now! I find every thread where M42 bashing occurs, you know that right?
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #38
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i am in Oshawa 2-3 times a week managing the building expansion for UOIT... crazy!
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