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"DPErt-ASchnizA-*****"
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KW V2s
 

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coilover
 

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M3 chassis is already great. btu the KW V2 will make the most difference here. In fact, i dont even knowwho makes sways for the M3s.
 

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SGSMGM3 said:
What can I do and around how much will it be?
Modify the DRIVER! Attend driving schools at the track or local autox. In the hands of the right driver, any car can be fast. Ha, I've seen Ford Escorts and Acura Integras beat e46 ///M3s. I beat every e46 ///M3 at the San Diego BMW event last week. Anybody can drive in a straight line. To make it really handle, that's another thing. After you learn how to really drive your car, then yea...get some coilovers, thicker sways, lightweight wheels, etc. to make yourself even faster.
 

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great point shinobi. however, drivnig schools aint exactly an affordable mod.
 

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Yea, BMW Driving schools are pricey, but plenty of other groups like Speed Ventures put out events that are much more affordable. My friends go to Porsche Club events. Run completely stock, for $120-$150. I'm not saying become a racer or anything. One, maybe two events and you'll learn plenty. Oh, and autocrosses are even cheaper at $40 for a practice with 12-15 runs.
 

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I believe the events held at "willow"tracks areabout 150 for the entire day. but dont know about instructor lead sessions..
 

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try this

i put in my trunk a cross brace like the one in my engine bay.
will make the car stiffer in the turns. my car sticks like glue. with
the acs rear strut bar. that comes out very easy and you can
get up to 6 different companyies that sells them in different styles

bobm3 :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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Driving school is going to be more than putting a suspension package on your car. Unless you drive your car really spirited, I would NOT reccomend making any suspension mods until you have tracked the car at least once. Having tracked my car, I am planning on the KW V2s, GC F&R Sways, GC Adj caster / camber plates.

AdamR
 

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Driving school! You can put all the mods in the world on your car and someone with a stock or less HP car can still kill you.

I remember at an autoX I went to there was a guy in a stock or very lightly modded E30 325is that was beating E36 M3s, and all the E46's there.

Tim
 

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Re: try this

bobm3 said:
i put in my trunk a cross brace like the one in my engine bay.
will make the car stiffer in the turns. my car sticks like glue. with
the acs rear strut bar. that comes out very easy and you can
get up to 6 different companyies that sells them in different styles

bobm3 :thumbup: :thumbup:
i forgot to say the price mine was 450 and 50 to install
but the range for the cross brace is like 350.00 to 500.00
from all of the co'ies
bobm3 :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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I agree with the driver training. Does the world of good in my opinion. Certainly helped me. And I wouldn't necessarly go with the cheapest just to get track time. Pay for a good course, whose teaching, experience, etc. Even if it is a good couple hundred its worth it. There is a reason sometime for high prices and thats it cost money to get good teachers.

I garuntee you will be surprised by what your car can do, garuntee.
 

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Those who suggested driver training is exactly right. You better believe that a driving instructor can lap your M3 on the track driving a 325/330. After polishing your skills on the track you'll notice that the M3 needs quite a bit more negative camber up front. This is confirmed by R&T's track test reporting how the M3 chewed up the outside shoulders of the front tires. A camber kit is a good investment.
 

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One of the best ways to make your car handle better is weight reduction. However, you must try to maintain the 50/50 balance, so don't remove all the weight from just the rear or just the front.
 
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