1000bhp M3

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  1. 7 Dec 2017 at 10:35 AM #1
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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 ;)
     
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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.
     
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    Can’t all be a racing drive like you mate mine feels plenty quick enough and have friends with very quick cars that it holds it’s own against. Having said that I don’t push it to any where near the limit it’s 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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    Agree with you there :thumbsup:
     
  9. 9 Dec 2017 at 2:53 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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    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!
     
  11. 9 Dec 2017 at 8:18 PM #11
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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 !!! )......:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    Sorry, what ???
     
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    I've read and re-read but cannot find where it says what coilovers they are?
     
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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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    Yeh there are S54's with big turbo's on pushing 1200bhp+
     
  16. 10 Dec 2017 at 11:01 AM #16
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    Wow...fair do's:eek:

    Say's a lot for the internals/design/strength.
     
  17. 10 Dec 2017 at 11:16 AM #17
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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 :)


    It doesn't say but I just recognise them from the pic
     
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    I'm not even going to answer this with anything constructive - its like a child just wrote that.
     
  19. 11 Dec 2017 at 11:33 AM #19
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    lol no way
     
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    If you see the original posted before it was edited (I quoted it with my reply) you will see it was even more amusing :muttley:
     

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