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Old 01-21-2016, 02:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by AudiOn19s View Post
1) Awesome, congrats - I think my E46 M3 was maybe the most fun track car I've ever owned. Mine was full interior and full weight to boot

2) Do Rod bearings? - you're saying this car never had the recall? Or are people running into issues after extended mileage on the updated spec bearings? I saw the bearings that came out of my car and they were really clean, but my car wasn't tracked prior to the recall either.

3) You don't have to go crazy on the setup. the one you propose plus ground control bars is the ticket. Mine was even more simple and the car was still plenty fast and wicked fun to drive.
Rod bearings were done by the dealer at 56k, however I've read they should be replaced every 100k miles, or every two seasons for track cars, or every season for race cars. I'll do some more research. I think a set is $300, add in $ for bolts and the time to replace them, it might just be cheap insurance so I don't have to worry about it.

Yeah, I was looking into either a front Hotchkis or Ground Control sway bar as the only other real "mod". All the other work is either maintenance, weight loss, or seat/harness/bar. I'm thinking of sticking with the stock brakes as well, and running my DTC-60's for now. Thankfully the suspension and brakes from the 330i are the same.

Originally Posted by fuztupnz View Post
downvote. Dis is a lie.
Clearly it's a photoshop
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