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Old 07-15-2006, 12:49 AM   #1
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Cool Drove a moded E46 M yesterday

Can we say PIMP!!!!

Test drove a silver 2002 M3 coupe yesterday. Gooooooooooooood it was sweet... Took me a while to get used to the all manual version of the SMG tranny... But damn though I really enjoyed it once I got it.

The car was lowered, had bremdo's all around, rims, chip, and exhaust.

First run I did in auto at a quarter mile I was like... ok, pretty sweet....

Then did the same thing in the manual version that's when it got fun, I have to say I was really impressed this time around. Last M3 I was in, I guess was with a bad driver, but I was really not impressed at all, but damn this one really made me think twice though...

Just wanted to share my experience with you guys

The cool thing is on the second run, my dad was with me and he really enjoyed it too
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:53 AM   #2
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did you try launch mode since it was a smg? If you get it just right its crazy how good that car hooks up.
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:16 AM   #4
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^^^ cant that only be done like 5 times then it voids your warrenty? i thought i heard something about that, coz they dont want you doing that all the time.

can you imagine. at every red light, all M3 SMG's launching and leaving rubber. . . that would be a sight.
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sounds like fun rooz, leaning towards an M3 now instead of a 330 possibly? A 6 speed manual would be even more fun.
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sounds like fun rooz, leaning towards an M3 now instead of a 330 possibly? A 6 speed manual would be even more fun.
thats not an issue, he promised
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:44 PM   #7
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did you try launch mode since it was a smg? If you get it just right its crazy how good that car hooks up.
how do you do it in launch mode, i forget.

dont you have to hold the SMG shifter knob up, press the gas, then when you release the knob or something it takes off? Does someone know for sure?
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Switch off the stability system and select shift program six. Switch the engine to sport mode. With the hand shifter in drive, hold it in the downshift position and press the gas pedal. The engine will rev to the preprogrammed rpm and hold. Now release the shifter. The car will launch forward violently and the engine's revs will climb quickly, so be prepared to upshift.
from: http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/...p/t-63543.html

edit: this is apparently supposed to be a video of the launch:

http://videos.streetfire.net/search/...DE58479E6B.htm

haha, found a video tutorial from BMW:

BMW M3 Launch Control Tutorial - http://youtube.com/watch?v=boVK0O3zq...h=smg%20launch
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that BMW video is sweet

launch control FTW
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sounds like fun rooz, leaning towards an M3 now instead of a 330 possibly? A 6 speed manual would be even more fun.
Well, if I had the money, maybe, but I wouldn't be getting an SMG though. I mainly drove that car just for the hell of it
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Apparently, everybody agrees that e30 M3s are the bomb.

You should get an e30 M3 instead of an e46 M3.
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Thats from another thread. I'd take an E30 M3 for its collectors value. I'd also only drive it once or twice a month. Go with the E46 if you plan on actually driving it.
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Thats from another thread. I'd take an E30 M3 for its collectors value. I'd also only drive it once or twice a month. Go with the E46 if you plan on actually driving it.
yeah I'm looking for a daily driver. But keep in mind, I can't afford an E46 M3 (yet ), I just drove that one because I could
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Sweet, thanks for hte videos on the SMG launch control.

You have to really love the power of an e46 M3, but also respect it, that car can easily get away from you.
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