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post #5896 of 14201

Excuse my memory isn't as good as it used to be.  Was the E46 M3 the one they did the lightweight version?  I saw one, very fast.

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Originally Posted by Edgein View Post

Excuse my memory isn't as good as it used to be.  Was the E46 M3 the one they did the lightweight version?  I saw one, very fast.

The CSL version? Yes.
post #5898 of 14201
this is how my wheels look right now. 20x9 +15 front and 20x10 +20 rear

now that i look at it again, i might just leave it the way it is...it could be a bit better, but i'm not sure if i want to mess with spacers. plus i'd have to raise the rear a bit because the tire will start rubbing on the inside edge of the fender under compression

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post #5899 of 14201
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perfect drop. looks awesome!
post #5900 of 14201
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whoa, that looks excellent B

+1, the nicest I've seen.
post #5901 of 14201
I saw a 1m last night in a parking garage, it really did look mean. Did they really only make 800 for the united states?
post #5902 of 14201
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cool story bro -
was sitting at a red light on A1A in Boca late last night, pulled up opposite a white car with a huge wing but not really paying attention. my wife said from the passenger seat, hey what car is that, I've never seen it before. light turns green and the car with the ricey wing takes off with a sound that makes my teeth hurt
it was an LF-A. first time I've seen it on the road.

I was in Boca 2 days ago and I swear I passed by this fucking thing. Where cross street were you on?
post #5903 of 14201
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The CSL version? Yes.

I am seriously pretty meh on M3's, but a real deal CSL? yes please. Also happens to be one of those classics we talked about earlier, holding good value. I've had the CSL on my little list but I don't know if I have the sac to try driving one more regularly than it should be driven. Also, do those front buckets actually slide forward to give access to the rear seat? The seats have sliders on seatbacks but they're one-piece buckets, do they hinge forward? Always a few used ones for sale here, except when they exported to Japan they didn't give them the special CSL rims, they just got the regular 19's, I guess the CSL wheels might've had a certification problem here. If it were me I'd have to lay out another few thousand on getting the proper rims on it.

http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/model/bmw/m3/CU1121688388/
post #5904 of 14201
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I was in Boca 2 days ago and I swear I passed by this fucking thing. Where cross street were you on?
don't remember exactly but it was north of Hillsboro Mile (figures that someone from there would own a car like this)...It was on Ocean
post #5905 of 14201
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Originally Posted by BrianVarick View Post

I saw a 1m last night in a parking garage, it really did look mean. Did they really only make 800 for the united states?

I only saw one in person ever and the front bumper is just so aggressive. Looks good.

Dat wheel arch..mmm

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An acquaintance from college leased/financed one and he's an engineer, so he probably makes decent money.. but he also lives in LA.. The payments on that thing must be a bitch. cry.gif
post #5906 of 14201
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I am seriously pretty meh on M3's, but a real deal CSL? yes please. Also happens to be one of those classics we talked about earlier, holding good value. I've had the CSL on my little list but I don't know if I have the sac to try driving one more regularly than it should be driven. Also, do those front buckets actually slide forward to give access to the rear seat? The seats have sliders on seatbacks but they're one-piece buckets, do they hinge forward? Always a few used ones for sale here, except when they exported to Japan they didn't give them the special CSL rims, they just got the regular 19's, I guess the CSL wheels might've had a certification problem here. If it were me I'd have to lay out another few thousand on getting the proper rims on it.
http://ucar.autos.yahoo.co.jp/model/bmw/m3/CU1121688388/

Very Nice! nod[1].gif
post #5907 of 14201
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Didn't those come with semi slicks and a cardboard trunk?

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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

The worst part about that thread is that those guys are all suggesting these horrible cars (Crown Vic wagon?) while in reality, a ton of great wagons are just a parts bin away for the manufacturers, and still they don't make them... (yes, E9x M3 very much included) Audi seems get it, they maximize their parts bin really well, MB/AMG does too - they basically make two or three form factors for each segment and then make as many permutations as they can with their salad bar of parts. BMW does not, really - and the old 'not everything should be an M' mantra no longer has any weight, considering what they've made recently. I say they get with the times and just make an 'M' version of all of the obvious ones now - they aren't making an MZ4 when they could, an M7, an M3 and M5 touring...
6 series Gran Coupe Touring (Gran Touring? .... GT? 6 series GT?) - pretty easily done, would probably look pretty awesome since BMW wagon rear ends look pretty good with an aggressive Hofmeister kink and the 2-tier back end, would sell enough units to make it worth it, even if they just made it in a diesel for Europe plus a 650i version. It'd look better than that CLS wagon for sure.
There's a market in some places for ultra-wagons, Japan and Europe for sure. Sometimes I see wagon versions that I didn't even know existed - seen a few Evo 9 MR wagons and they surprise me each time, and the C63 wagon is a little rare too.


They have just shown a prototype M8, so the "M7" could be on it's way.

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I think the GT badge is saved for those ugly ass lift back things, the current 5 touring is build on the F01 platform, so doing a 6 "touring" would just be design as they can't make it bigger.

M3 touring that would be amazing and there would be a market for it as the C63 and S/RS 3/4 are doing well and have been for years.
post #5908 of 14201
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

this is how my wheels look right now. 20x9 +15 front and 20x10 +20 rear
now that i look at it again, i might just leave it the way it is...it could be a bit better, but i'm not sure if i want to mess with spacers. plus i'd have to raise the rear a bit because the tire will start rubbing on the inside edge of the fender under compression
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They look flush to me, so unless you want them to poke, I wouldn't change them.

How about doing a light stretch on the rears, so they don't rub, instead of raising it.
post #5909 of 14201
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

Didn't those come with semi slicks and a cardboard trunk?

yeah, that's why it's not on the top of my list as either a daily driver type car, which it would obviously have a hard time doing (rains a lot here), and it's not really a sports car I'd want before a Porsche or something even nicer. Kinda hard to fit into a 2-car setup. The price is right though, I'd just feel bad about trying to run it on normal street tires, and kinda worried that I might have kids sooner or later and not be able to do anything with it (like I said, the seats dont look like the provide access to the backseat) I would enjoy it a lot if it were a second car, but 993TT's are the same price, and I know which one is a better resale value and more desirable, even if they're both really good cars. Still want a wagon and a Porsche I think, both preferably the kinds of cars that will float in value indefinitely, or at least in the wagon's case, not depreciate too hard for 2 years.
post #5910 of 14201
Porsche no question.

How about a BMW E9, where does Nissan C10's come in price wise.
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