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Old 06-17-2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default So I finally bought a real convertible

Bought her last week, 2003 M3, 33,000 miles fully loaded, 6 spd.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:02 AM   #2
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Nice. Details like year, engine, trans? Buy it privately?
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Nice car. it only came with one engine 3.2L straight 6 333hp. It's a six speed which is better than the horrible SMG. The 19 inch wheels look good but they made the ride harder. The engine makes some great sounds, but the clutch was pretty heavy and the shifter had a long throw and didnt like to be rushed, not a great car for stop and go traffic. The clutch and shifter in my 135i were much better. That engine does like to scream though. I still miss mine sometimes.
Any mods?
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I'll be in Portland in August. I do plan on meeting up with some of the local Miatae folk again. You better come. You best bring that MSM.
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Nice car. it only came with one engine 3.2L straight 6 333hp. It's a six speed which is better than the horrible SMG. The 19 inch wheels look good but they made the ride harder. The engine makes some great sounds, but the clutch was pretty heavy and the shifter had a long throw and didnt like to be rushed, not a great car for stop and go traffic. The clutch and shifter in my 135i were much better. That engine does like to scream though. I still miss mine sometimes.
Any mods?
Everything you said was on point, not the most comfortable DD but I love it. Clutch is as heavy as my stage 2 act on my miata witch kinda sucks, the throw is long but I will be changing it with a SS. Ride is on the harsh side but not as bad as the miata. Engine loves to be rev and screams like a virgin, I get compliments every day. Everything is stock for now except for the iPod dock.
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I hope you're either rolling in money or don't plan to mod that car (for power) much.

Otherwise, those things are GORGEOUS and such well rounded cars. Congrats.
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My dad wants me to buy his 330i ZHP so he can buy this: http://www.advantagecertified.com/in...&direction=ASC

I think I'd rather just go ahead and buy that.
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My dad wants me to buy his 330i ZHP so he can buy this: http://www.advantagecertified.com/in...&direction=ASC

I think I'd rather just go ahead and buy that.
that's a pretty car
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at least the miata looks good with the top down
i mean, congrats
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at least the miata looks good with the top down
i mean, congrats
+1.

Those don't look good in vert, IMO.
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Never been a big fan of the vert BMW's, but it's still a nice looking car.
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looks good
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I hope you're either rolling in money or don't plan to mod that car (for power) much.

Otherwise, those things are GORGEOUS and such well rounded cars. Congrats.
I'm just doing a few bolt on like intake, header and exhaust. Maybe a few exterior parts like a lip an angel eyes.
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Epic race tune needed, no really thats what its called 350whp tune
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I'll be in Portland in August. I do plan on meeting up with some of the local Miatae folk again. You better come. You best bring that MSM.
Sure, I'll be around. The miata should be running by then(crosses fingers). Engine has been reassembled and makes 80 psi at start up, so it seems it was the bearings. Tune is still pretty rough but should have that sorted soon.
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Don't forget to look out for nasty S4s that'll work you:

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330 ZHP shifter, UUC "DSSR", and ZHP **** work wonders on the shifter in my E36 M3.
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Looks good...

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