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Old 7th December 2017, 10:35 AM   #1
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All that work on an engine and he sticks it into a vert with 400 euro coilovers
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Old 7th December 2017, 01:09 PM   #2
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All that work on an engine and he sticks it into a vert with 400 euro coilovers
I thought that also lol
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Old 7th December 2017, 01:22 PM   #3
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Whatís the issue with it being a vert? Cheap coil overs I give you that if thatís what they are seems a silly thing to skimp on when trying to lay down big power!

Thank god it wasnít an smg as well eh lads we all know how rubbish they are

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Old 7th December 2017, 01:40 PM   #4
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I've got nothing against verts but surely you can see how the coupe is better for this application?

Drive through Italy - M3 vert
Drive on the ring with a 1000bhp M3 - Coupe (+Cage+Decent suspension++++++).

People get really defensive (not saying you are) when others suggest that the coupe might be the better performance car (which it is) and I don't get why. Thats not saying the vert isn't fantastic but for different reasons.
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Old 7th December 2017, 02:35 PM   #5
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Whatís the issue with it being a vert? Cheap coil overs I give you that if thatís what they are seems a silly thing to skimp on when trying to lay down big power!

Thank god it wasnít an smg as well eh lads we all know how rubbish they are
With the grey leather interior and no HK audio
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What’s the issue with it being a vert? Cheap coil overs I give you that if that’s what they are seems a silly thing to skimp on when trying to lay down big power!

Thank god it wasn’t an smg as well eh lads we all know how rubbish they are
cos we all know coupes are better...Verts are poops, depends what you want your car for, if you want to be a real driver get a coupe. Verts feel slow and handle poorly in my opinion, driven loads.

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cos we all know coupes are better...Verts are poops, depends what you want your car for, if you want to be a real driver get a coupe. Verts feel slow and handle poorly in my opinion, driven loads.
Canít all be a racing drive like you mate mine feels plenty quick enough and have friends with very quick cars that it holds itís own against. Having said that I donít push it to any where near the limit itís never tracked it abroad car so the benefits of a coupe would be lost on me tbh.

Fair play to the guy for building an absolute weapon is what I say and each their own !
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I've got nothing against verts but surely you can see how the coupe is better for this application?

Drive through Italy - M3 vert
Drive on the ring with a 1000bhp M3 - Coupe (+Cage+Decent suspension++++++).

People get really defensive (not saying you are) when others suggest that the coupe might be the better performance car (which it is) and I don't get why. Thats not saying the vert isn't fantastic but for different reasons.
Agree with you there
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Old 9th December 2017, 02:53 AM   #9
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I love the verts too but as mentioned, a car with this sort of power really should be track focused to get the most out of it.

With a 1000bhp, ideally you'll need a rollcage with subframe pickup points too to further reinforce the RACP which is very difficult in a vert


The coilovers are actually fine for the money and I've a set of them in my E36 M3 drift tramp and they're every bit as good as HSDs etc for what they're doing for me but for this kinda car, I'd want something more top end.

He may as well have saved himself some money on the engine too and just get ZRP internals rather than all CP stuff lol
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Old 9th December 2017, 08:12 PM   #10
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Yes verts are slightly slower as they weigh more, and suffer from scuttle shake so are never going to feel like a coupe. But hats off to the guy, he has made it his car his way and with 1000 hp it'll lay waste to most out there, body flex under power will be the biggest issue I guess.

We shouldn't mock!
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Old 9th December 2017, 08:18 PM   #11
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I've got nothing against verts but surely you can see how the coupe is better for this application?

Drive through Italy - M3 vert
Drive on the ring with a 1000bhp M3 - Coupe (+Cage+Decent suspension++++++).

People get really defensive (not saying you are) when others suggest that the coupe might be the better performance car (which it is) and I don't get why. Thats not saying the vert isn't fantastic but for different reasons.
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cos we all know coupes are better...Verts are poops, depends what you want your car for, if you want to be a real driver get a coupe. Verts feel slow and handle poorly in my opinion, driven loads.

Ok so why does the pinnacle of motorsport that is F1 use Verts then (and DCT but that's another debate !!! )......
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Old 9th December 2017, 08:19 PM   #12
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Ok so why does the pinnacle of motorsport that is F1 use Verts then (and SMG but that's another debate !!! )......
Sorry, what ???
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Old 10th December 2017, 08:50 AM   #13
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I've read and re-read but cannot find where it says what coilovers they are?
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Old 10th December 2017, 09:24 AM   #14
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Open question....can you REALLY get 1,000 bhp from a M3 engine, that was fairly well tuned and originally knocking out 340, in the first place?

Nigh on 3 times increase - is a lot?
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Open question....can you REALLY get 1,000 bhp from a M3 engine, that was fairly well tuned and originally knocking out 340, in the first place?

Nigh on 3 times increase - is a lot?
Yeh there are S54's with big turbo's on pushing 1200bhp+
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Yeh there are S54's with big turbo's on pushing 1200bhp+
Wow...fair do's

Say's a lot for the internals/design/strength.
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Even been a few that are apparently good for 1400!

The cranks are supposed to be good for 1500. I've seen one crack a block right across the top of the crankcase though in a drift car.

If built right, 100bhp us no problem though


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I've read and re-read but cannot find where it says what coilovers they are?
It doesn't say but I just recognise them from the pic

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Ok so why does the pinnacle of motorsport that is F1 use Verts then (and DCT but that's another debate !!! )......
I'm not even going to answer this with anything constructive - its like a child just wrote that.
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Old 11th December 2017, 11:33 AM   #19
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Ok so why does the pinnacle of motorsport that is F1 use Verts then (and DCT but that's another debate !!! )......
lol no way
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I'm not even going to answer this with anything constructive - its like a child just wrote that.
If you see the original posted before it was edited (I quoted it with my reply) you will see it was even more amusing
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