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Old 25th May 2008, 17:35   #211
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Congrats on the M3 accordmasters. We may have another M3 owner on the forum soon. The grey M3 has left the Juhu showroom
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he kbk.. any particular instructions for the running in period..
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Shift-up early, you know by now how quick the car revs. I read some reports of M3s drinking oil if they were badly run-in, so I was very careful with my run-in period and I have NEVER had to add any oil to my car. How's the ride on the 19s?

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Congrats on the M3 accordmasters. We may have another M3 owner on the forum soon. The grey M3 has left the Juhu showroom
Is that Navnit's showroom?
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Be careful with your 19s...I'm gonna use you as a guinea pig to see if I should get a set of 19s after 6-9 months or so!
Those 19s will look sweet on your car.... and the 18s would look sweet on mine

Let me know when you decide to make the switch... i'll happily accept your gift

But someone has beat me to it... i saw a white 5 series with Mtech body kit and new m3 alloys.

You think your wheels would fit without a problem on my car?
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well kbk i have been shifting up around 5000rpm...its very hard to keep the revs down if u find that empty stretch of road..as far the ride is concerned its acceptable but have to be very careful of the pits on the road...already done 800kms..other systems working fine..getting used to the voice input system though
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Congrats on the hot m/c ........Is your car came with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup or PS2????

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Those 19s will look sweet on your car.... and the 18s would look sweet on mine

Let me know when you decide to make the switch... i'll happily accept your gift

But someone has beat me to it... i saw a white 5 series with Mtech body kit and new m3 alloys.

You think your wheels would fit without a problem on my car?
Ha! That car belongs to a good friend of mine! Those rims are actually M5 style rims that were painted graphite. The body kit does make a BIG difference to the car's looks though. It is BLOODY expensive though!

As for M3 rims fitting on a 525d, I think the off-set would be the biggest issue. The width will not be a problem.

Edit: I could always ask my friend if you'd be interested in buying his OEM 18s that came on his 530i.

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Ha! That car belongs to a good friend of mine! Those rims are actually M5 style rims that were painted graphite. The body kit does make a BIG difference to the car's looks though. It is BLOODY expensive though!

As for M3 rims fitting on a 525d, I think the off-set would be the biggest issue. The width will not be a problem.

Edit: I could always ask my friend if you'd be interested in buying his OEM 18s that came on his 530i.
I was lookin at a similar kit earlier M5 Kit + 166m rims + CF Diffuser shipped and painted US$7450

Are you sure he has the 19inch 166m wheels?They didnt look as big for some reason....he has the Mtech kit right?

I already have someone trying to sell his 530i rims to me coz he is getting the same kit, but i'm not a big fan that design unless i get a good price after exchange of my current wheels....i'd rather put my money on something better once my tyres wear out as 18inchers on RFTs is a bad idea!

PM me his price tho.
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Hey kbk..Nice to run into you today. The car is simply amazing. As you said, the car revs like a bike!!
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Are you sure he has the 19inch 166m wheels?They didnt look as big for some reason....he has the Mtech kit right?

...PM me his price tho.
He has 18" rims. I told him not to get 19 inchers if he wanted to keep the ride bearable on our roads. I will ask him how much he wants and get back to you.

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Hey kbk..Nice to run into you today. The car is simply amazing. As you said, the car revs like a bike!!
Ya, too bad it was early and there was so much traffic. The power curve on this V8 is a dead-straight line. Totally linear, so it really does make ALL it's power through revs, all the way to the 8,400 rpm red-line, just like a bike!
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Ya, too bad it was early and there was so much traffic. The power curve on this V8 is a dead-straight line. Totally linear, so it really does make ALL it's power through revs, all the way to the 8,400 rpm red-line, just like a bike!
Dont worry yar next time nice long drive. IAnd without the AC. I want to hear those amazing revs.
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Here's a few pics I took of the M3 next to an E60 M5. The light was poor and they aren't the best pics, but for those who'd like to see...
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Beautiful siblings. Did you play with the M5?
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Can someone compare the tech specs of the M3 and the M5 please?
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Nicce pics ! The Infinity motors driveway adds a good background effect too.
You seem to love paying visits to those guys at Infinity it seems KBK?
Looks like the M5 might have been towed there as the cap on the front bumper is off.

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Oops ! Did i just read GTO call a Bangled design "beautiful" :

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Can someone compare the tech specs of the M3 and the M5 please?

E60 M5:


Engine
Configuration 90 V 10
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminum block and head
Displacement 4.999 liter / 305.1 cu in
Bore / Stroke 75.2 mm (3 in) / 92.0 mm (3.6 in)
Compression 12.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC, with Bi-Vanos
Fuel feed MS S65 Fuel injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated

Drivetrain
Chassis/body unitary steel
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes vented discs, all-round, ABS
Gearbox SMG 7 speed Automatic
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight : 1830 kilo / 4034.5 lbs

Length / Width / Height : 4855 mm (191.1 in) / 1846 mm (72.7 in) / 1469 mm (57.8 in)

Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) :2889 mm (113.7 in) / 1580 mm (62.2 in) / 1566 mm (61.7 in)

Performance figures
Power 507 bhp / 378 KW @ 7750 rpm
Torque 520 Nm / 384 ft lbs @ 6100 rpm
BHP/Liter 101 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.28 bhp / kg
Top Speed 250 km/h / 155 mph
0-60 mph 4.6 s


E92 M3:

Engine

Configuration 90 V 8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction aluminum block and head
Displacement 3.999 liter / 244 cu in
Bore / Stroke 92.0 mm (3.6 in) / 75.2 mm (3 in)
Compression 12.0:1
Valvetrain 4 valves / cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed Fuel injection
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated

Drivetrain
Chassis/body unitary steel
Front suspension two-joint spring strut axle
Rear suspension five link, anti-dive and anti-squad
Steering rack-and-pinion, power assisted
Brakes vented and cross drilled discs, all-round, ABS
Gearbox SG 6 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1655 kilo / 3648.7 lbs

Length / Width / Height 4615 mm (181.7 in) / 1817 mm (71.5 in) / 1418 mm (55.8 in)

Wheelbase / Track (fr/r)
2761 mm (108.7 in) / 1538 mm (60.6 in) / 1539 mm (60.6 in)

Performance figures
Power 420 bhp / 313 KW @ 8300 rpm
Torque 400 Nm / 295 ft lbs @ 3900 rpm
BHP/Liter 105 bhp / liter
Power to weight 0.25 bhp / kg
Top Speed 250 km/h / 155 mph
0-60 mph 4.7 s

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