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This is a discussion on Owned a E46 M3 within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Yesterday I had my dyno tune at TurboXS in Maryland. I laid down a little over 350whp with 112 octane. ...

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    Owned a E46 M3

    Yesterday I had my dyno tune at TurboXS in Maryland. I laid down a little over 350whp with 112 octane. After the tuning I left to head back home with a little less than a quarter tank of the 112 left in the car.

    The car feels like it's on crack, seriously. It's rediculous, tire spinning in second, chirping in third.

    Anyways, to the story.... Leaving the industrial park I noticed a new graphite M3 convertible lingering behind me. It was two younger guys so I was hoping they'd be game for some fun. I roll up to a stop light, the M3 is stuck behind me. I figure now would be a good time to see if my launch control is working, maybe it will get his attention.

    I press in the clutch and press all the way down on the gas and hold. The car sounds mean as hell, revs hold at about 5,000-5,200. When the light turns I let off the clutch and all four light up immediately, I catch second and lunge foward putting a considerable gap between me and the other cars. This gave the M3 a chance to come up to my left. I slow down and we exchange the usual "nice car...blah blah" I then ask him to roll onto the highway with me and he obliges.

    We lined them up at about 65 in 5th and he did the three honks. On the third honk he got a tiny jump on me until I downshifted to third. After that it was all over. By the end of third I had slingshot past him and by the middle of fourth I had a good 4 car lead. I let out at about 120 because traffic was coming up.

    The look on the guy's face was priceless. Almost as if I had run over his dog. I gave him a thumbs up and a little honk as he exited.
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    Great, how bad is that launch control for your clutch and such! Amazing kill.

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    It's definately not good on the clutch and could possibly kill the tranny if you're not careful. The key is to get the tires spinning, thus reducing the load on the tranny. I have an ACT street disc clutch and it was slipping just a little bit on the launch.
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    Nice...what all you done to the car? I may not be modifying any of mine for the time being, but I like to hear about it...

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    2.2 18g etc :-P

    What did you dyno on pump gas? Are you going to be hard on this tranny too?

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    Yeah, what BamBooI said!

    Of course I'm going to be hard on it!
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    Originally posted by silverscooby
    Yeah, what BamBooI said!

    Of course I'm going to be hard on it!
    You are not scared of breaking it again?

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    Oh, Mama! 350WHP on TXS' dyno? That's an accomplishment!!! Wow...
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    I'm not sure where their dyno reads compared to others (vishnu,godspeed,etc) but a stock WRX put down 168whp on it.

    Thanks for the compliments.

    As for the tranny, I'm not worried about it. With that being said, I'm not planning on going to the track for awhile. Keep in mind also when I broke the last tranny it was my fault. I now have launch control via the UTEC and it gives me consistent safe launches. Just the right amount of wheel spin!
    2002 WRX 352whp & 341ft-lbs *SOLD*
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    My bestfriend's cousin has an M3 and wants to race me. I have a stage II minus the UTEC. I can't wait to see how I fare against him. Nice kill silverscooby
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    Thanks man. It will be a good race from a stop if you get a decent launch, but don't expect to stay ahead for long.
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    WOW! Good kill.


    Thats some power! Mods?

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    Originally posted by silverscooby
    Thanks man. It will be a good race from a stop if you get a decent launch, but don't expect to stay ahead for long.
    I can't wait BTW do you have your mods listed somewhere...a web site perhaps?
    Fahd

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    I put my power mods in my signature.
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    2004 SRT4 449whp & 457ft-lbs
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    Those damn E46 M3s haul friggin ass... I ran into one on the freeway last week... 85-140 and he just kept running away... I was hella impressed. NICE KILL!!
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