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It does not have a de-tuned chassis... (m) (archive)

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Posted by jedinite on November 17, 2000 at 18:07:12:

In Reply to: Re: Nuerburgring results E46 M3 v. 996 posted by Paul on November 17, 2000 at 15:58:59:

The only differences between the e46 M3 US-spec and the Euro Spec are 5hp due to placement of the cats, and the non-slotted rotors. The floating rotors may or may not be an issue.

Regardless, I wouldn't constute brake and engine differences as a "detuned chassis compared to euro spec" as you said. Brakes and engine != chassis, in my book.

I don't know how much of an effect the brakes and engine will have on 'ring lap times, but since I'm planning on doing UUC's big brake conversion (or some other manufacturer such as Racing Dynamics) I'll have superior braking to the Euro-spec anyways. And I'm hoping that K&N filter might make up some of the 5hp difference.

In other words, I'm pretty positive that my US-spec will compete with the Euro spec :)

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