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    WRX vs Dinan 540i

    I was cruising on I-40 yesterday on my way to the barber shop when I notice a nice looking 5 series in my rearview coming up on my left in the passing lane.

    I originaly thought it was an M5 from the look of the front and the nice 18" wheels. As he passed me I noticed that it was a 540i with exhaust and a nice "DINAN" badge.

    We cruised for a little bit with me a half car behind him on his right until I merged in behind him (there was a delivery truck coming in my lane.) For some reason he thought I wanted to race him so he hit it (evident by the brief puff of exhaust.) Me being the guy I am, was not about to let him get away. We soon passed the truck in the right so I got over. I gave him a little wave as I passed him and I could see him smiling.

    I didnt take it too fast, maybe 100 or so because it was evident of the outcome. He came up on the left and gave me a thumbs up, which I returned.

    The most basic Dinan package for the 540i rates it at 305hp and 348lb/ft. I know it was a manual ( I am assuming it was a 6speed because it was a sport) because I see it as I went by. I'd pimp it!
    Last edited by silverscooby; 08-29-2003 at 12:29 PM.
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    in the................................


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    LOL, sorry about that. I had to give up my computer real fast and finish the story on a new one.
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    To earn the DINAN badge (honestly) is a prestegious thing indeed, it envolves a certain amount of points per upgrade, (read: $$$$$$$) once you hit ten points total for the car you get the badge.


    Otherwise, you can get a fart can and a e-bay one from a wigga punk that just "liberated" a badge for the sake of free enterprise.

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    From the looks of the car and the guy I doubt he bought it off ebay. I am kinda dissapointed by the Dinan packages though. A stock 540i makes 295hp and 325lb/ft or thereabouts. The Dinan Stage 2 only makes 321hp and 350lb/ft. I doubt this guy had a stage 3, seeing how it is supercharged and makes 412hp and 397lb/ft.

    I've seen some turbo-charged 540's and those are the heat.
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    good kill
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    Originally posted by silverscooby
    From the looks of the car and the guy I doubt he bought it off ebay. I am kinda dissapointed by the Dinan packages though. A stock 540i makes 295hp and 325lb/ft or thereabouts. The Dinan Stage 2 only makes 321hp and 350lb/ft. I doubt this guy had a stage 3, seeing how it is supercharged and makes 412hp and 397lb/ft.

    I've seen some turbo-charged 540's and those are the heat.
    it's not that bad. I'd take the 540i over any WRX include the STi anyday.

    not likely, but it still could be an auto. I went to couple BMW dealership last month when my bro's friend's getting the 530i. On each of the dealer's lot, there are couple 540i auto with M sport pkg.
    Last edited by FrankW; 08-30-2003 at 02:14 AM.
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    with your car, you should pick on an m5 rather than a 540. A highway roll to about 150 should be a good challenge.

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    I've said once and I'll say it again: Silverscooby post = kill (at least 97% of the time )
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