Originally Posted by iverson03tj
General maintainence.. my dads m3 cost alot more in parts... for example... oil change in mine is about 65 bucks using mobil 1 5w-30, he uses european syn oil.. n pays 120 bucks for the oil change...
Also there are many 328's that have close to the m3 hp. Check on bimmer forums..
And also i think the i seen on that thread is like 227 rwhp... roughly..
that all depends on what oil you use.
he doesnt need to spend $120 on oil. lol.(unless you are refrencing an e46 m3 which is a completely different beast than the e36 m3. the e46 certainly costs more)
I spent $50 for the oil on my last change, and its great oil to.
Im not saying mods dont add anything to a 328. dont mis interpret what I am saying. fact is you cant turn your 328 into an M even if you think the US spec is not a "True m".This argument is not just bmw specific either...
doogee(Sp) turned out some great numbers for his mods but the same mods to an M would make more power + the other things to the m(like subframe reinforcements which come stock ,lsd etc etc). There is a lot of things to buy afterwards to change out or add that you couldve just had from the start.
That doesnt mean a 328 is no good(and I am not saying that at all). I test drove both(Even one with similar mods to doogee) and preferred the M by quite a bit. It was a no brainer for me.Both cars have similar issues to watch out for.
part prices are the same too. just check online.
and theres not much(if anything) you can do to overcome driveline loss. As I said I think the 328 is a great choice for the op.
at the end of the day both motors are a bit silly to try and make big n/a power on.
Have you run down the 1/4 with those mods doogee?