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Posted by PeterE on April 24, 2000 at 14:38:25:

In Reply to: What kind of blower do you have which posted by Paul E on April 24, 2000 at 12:59:18:

No, my ass isn't numb, but I don't really notice the "pull" until 5k w/ the blower. The car is really a blast to drive with the 3:46, especially in town. < i>: : Man, after spending way too damn much money on my car, putting everything from bigger wheels to a blower on it, I finally found what I think is the best bang for the buck. I put in a 3:46 rearend and took out the stock 3:23 on my '97 ///M3-4 this past weekend. What a difference in off-the-line and mid-range performance this made. It's like a completely different car. Unlike my blower, which doesn't noticeably kick in until 5K rpm, the low-end pull from the ratio change is immediate, and cost me about 1/4 the cost of my blower.
: : The other modification that I just did and highly recommend, (but probably will get me flamed or this thread pulled) is a short shift conversion, using the factory shifter from a ///M roadster. The shifts are much shorter now and the side-to-side slop has also been reduced, and all for the price of only $50.00 in parts!!!! You can't beat that, and it only took about 45' to install.

: forces you to wait til 5K before you feel a difference? On all the dyno sheets I've seen for M3 blowers, peak torque is reached, like with stock, around 4K rpms. In my case, that's 320 ft lbs at 4000K. If you cant feel that, ie an 85 ft lb increase over stock, than your ass is numb! Moreover, one of the biggest complaints with the M3 is that because of the short stock gearing, youre almost at 3K at 60 mph. I can only imagine what cruising must be like with your new rear, but if your not pulling stumps, I dont think its that driveable.




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