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Old 01-17-2020, 12:43 PM   #81
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For sure awd or vert is WAAAAAAY more of a dynamics downgrade than the chassis stiffness between e30 and f80, much less e46 vs e90.
Glad you said it

I agree between several E46 and E90 models, but wanted to play devil's advocate a little.

F30 / F80 is very rigid and with the right spec, can have a very good suspension, but steering is so isolated and they are all turbos, so not a recommendation for dmax. Even though I love mine (turbo 4 cyl) except for the almost complete lack of steering feedback. There are some great deals out there for low mileage 320 and 328/330 F30s. I might even buy another in a few years.

Main point is that if he is digging into stiffness of different bodies he really shouldn't even let the idea of vert or Xi creep in at all. He won't like it. I wouldn't.

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Old 01-18-2020, 06:39 PM   #82
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see from 6:21, the e46 sedan handling looks great.. i've seen the fuel door problem, requiring a magnet to keep it closed. but the rear door?
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:03 PM   #83
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see from 6:21, the e46 sedan handling looks great.. i've seen the fuel door problem, requiring a magnet to keep it closed. but the rear door?
who knows what that guy did, door panel hanging off too.
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:50 AM   #84
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see from 6:21, the e46 sedan handling looks great.. i've seen the fuel door problem, requiring a magnet to keep it closed. but the rear door?
Some strong speaker wires!
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:57 AM   #85
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who knows what that guy did, door panel hanging off too.
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Some strong speaker wires!
yeah that looks like a diy gone wrong and/or he left the door open. it's amusing but i do like that video because it shows how the e46 is very planted .. you can compare how some of the other cars are better and worse. it could be down to the drivers of course.
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