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Old 1st July 2018, 01:11 PM   #1
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hi guys,

looking to buy a track car as my Porsche is taking a hammering!

I don't really have a budget as such but do I go for a e92 m3 dct or a e46 m3 smg.

it must be road legal and have paddle shift.

do I buy one already done or buy a clean example and change the suspension/brakes?

any info would be appreciated. thanks jc
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Old 1st July 2018, 02:19 PM   #2
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Hi, I would defo go 46 route (although I might be a bit biased!) 46 will be lighter, running costs lower, and I think more fun. 92 will be quicker, but fuel and brakes will take a pounding.
Whichever one you choose, it will be a blast
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I'd go E92, better gearbox and once you've stripped out all the unnecessary weight... its gonna go like a rocket.
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I'd go E92, better gearbox and once you've stripped out all the unnecessary weight... its gonna go like a rocket.
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If it has to be paddle shift thereís only one option really.
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Regarding the e92 DCT , are the engines and gearbox bulletproof if staying at stock bhp.

Would I need to change suspension and brakes?
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Simple - E92 DCT
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E92 DCT, upgrade pads, lines and fluid first of all, see how you get on, then start to dial in a suspension change and BBK if needed. It doesn't need anymore power and is fabulous to drive on track.
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E92 DCT, upgrade pads, lines and fluid first of all, see how you get on, then start to dial in a suspension change and BBK if needed. It doesn't need anymore power and is fabulous to drive on track.
Bare in mind Iv been driving a gt3 rs 2016 .....
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Bare in mind Iv been driving a gt3 rs 2016 .....
Does that make a difference?
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Does that make a difference?
Any issues with dct box or engines in the e92ís?
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Bare in mind Iv been driving a gt3 rs 2016 .....
Lets have some pictures then please...
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Any issues with dct box or engines in the e92ís?
Nothing major with dct box but make sure itís always got clean oil and fully warmed up before nailing it. Thatíll ensure your rod bearings last.
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Bare in mind Iv been driving a gt3 rs 2016 .....
I have just found that I prefer to understand the stock car before looking to upgrade anything and then just one thing at a time.
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Over 70K in my E92, good few track days and no issues. As said, just warm it up and have fresh fluids at regular intervals.
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Over 70K in my E92, good few track days and no issues. As said, just warm it up and have fresh fluids at regular intervals.


What about a new m2?

Or f80
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Oh now that’s tough, but I still think E92 DCT, the engine is just such a peach, however I am biased!
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Had this same dilemma recently, I went E46 simply because I didn't want to pay the amount of money it costs to run E92s on track. I'd rather be in an E92 but not at the extra expense.
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Both e92 and e46 make excellent track cars in their own right, most people will be biased to one or the other , but as you state budget isn't a codsideration, I'd drive one of each and see which one takes your fancy, both will need upgrades for track depending on how much you want to push on track, as for the bearing in mind youve been driving a 2016 gt3rs has no bearing on your decision as all different cars if that was meant to mean your used to newer cars I'd go e92 , if it's because gt3rs is quick either because I've seen many gt3rs passed by both e92 and e46
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Old 2nd July 2018, 06:09 AM   #20
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Ok thanks for all the feedback...

Thereís a lot of options. Someone has also told me to consider a f80 m3 with a tune , lowering springs .
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