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<I>no illigal activity here</I> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"><p>So I am runnig some errands in my R today. The temp in the R says 116 degrees (F) so heat soak blah blah blah. There is this (2005) M3 I see trying to catch up to me. We finally stop right next to each other at the light and it turns out to be a freind of mine. He just had an intake, headers, exhaust, pulley and ECU upgrade done last week to the M3. He rolls down the window and says, "I didn't know that uncle ben made volvo's nowadays, I figured ford would cut corners but damn!", and I respond with "do you know the difference between a Beemer and a porcupine?" (a: porcupine has the prick on the outside...fyi) and so he says "lets see what it'll do! loser has to post they got killed in their forum"(he frequents a beemer forum)<p>We get on the on-ramp, him first and we both go WOT.... I pass him EASILY as soon as I have room. Luckily there is NO traffic right now, and we never went more than 5 mph over the speed limit. We did a couple "go's" from 30-45mph range and... *drum role please* we both live off the same exit so we pull into a gas station and he could not believe how easily my R walked his M <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> The R didn't even struggle in the heat to put many car lengths between us. he had me to ~10mph but by the time we hit 20 I was ahead and the snail was spooled.<p>My mods = alot of money, lol<br>his mods = 11K just for the aforementioned<br>DESTROYING a modded M3 = PRICELESS<p>Next time anyone gets M3 envy read this, then:<br>think about the depreciation hit you would take on a trade, add that to the additional cost of the M and call Scott @ IPD. The Turbo upgrade will seem like a steel, lol. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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can we get a sticky. amen.
 

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Nice one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> R_Rated are you in SoCal? Cause I've seen a blacked out S60R driving around Irvine once or twice.
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (R_Rated)

Okay, so, if I spend "a lot of money" I can run faster than an M3 with "$11K worth of mods". That means nothing to me unless I know whether "a lot of money" means more or less than $11K. lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> And, if less, how much less?<p>Oh, and do you know the difference between a Beemer and a Bimmer, because the joke about the porcupine has little to do with a typical Beemer owner and everything to do with a stereotypical Bimmer owner. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>You know, if kicking ass is everyone's goal, screw the M3 as your target. We could all just buy an Evo or Sti and with about $5-7K, mod it to kick a Murcielago's ass around a track. M3-envy usually has little do with straight line performance and everything to do with the way the car feels around a corner. In my completely stock R, I've caused more than a few e36 and e46 M3 owners do double takes in their rearview mirrors. That doesn't mean we both had the same experience behind the wheel...especially as I white knuckled the R's 4C over bumps while the M3 driver most likely barely even noticed them.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (R_Rated)

Wow I can't wait to spend $20k worth of mods! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">In my completely stock R.............especially as I white knuckled the R's 4C over bumps while the M3 driver most likely barely even noticed them.<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You just explained your problem.
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (sniz)

I always compare stock vs. stock...otherwise the comparison is apples and oranges to me. Beside, as you might recall, I've got a set of TME springs and IPD rear sway bar on my car. And, while it does 100% transform the R's handling, it still doesn't feel match the feel of an M3. That's not BMW envy. I've owned BMWs and could have bought a BMW instead of the R. Its simply a matter of fact.<p>-Eric
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (Sue Esponte)

R Rated you must post vids of your car. I want to hear what it sounds like with that turbo.
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (PhilUp)

^^^^ What he said!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I checked out bimmerforums.com I don't see his post? But there is a funny post there of a guy saying his 330xi lost to a s60R.. LOL
 

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<A HREF="http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=574474" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.bimmerforums.com...74474</A>
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (R_Rated)

R_Rated, congrats on the kill. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>it's always sweet to hear that an arrogant bimmer gets his ass kicked by a fellow volvo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> btw, how much did you spend for your mods so far man?
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (Serdar-S60T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Serdar-S60T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">R_Rated, congrats on the kill. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>it's always sweet to hear that an arrogant bimmer gets his ass kicked by a fellow volvo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> btw, how much did you spend for your mods so far man? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>in my excel sheet [whcih tracks all the mods i want short of custom engine work], my total comes to about 11k for everything, not including labor.<p>since he's had custom work done, i'd probably estimate he's probably got about 16-20k in his car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">rool:
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (mgotts)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mgotts</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Bimmerforum post says it was a 330xi, not an M3...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And so did Zigger earlier in this thread.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zigger</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I checked out bimmerforums.com I don't see his post? But there is a funny post there of a guy saying his 330xi lost to a s60R.. LOL</TD></TR></TABLE> <p>Seriously....what did the guy expect? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>And so did Zigger earlier in this thread.<br>Seriously....what did the guy expect? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>exactly. i think they tend to overrate their ultimate driving machines and underestimate others. that attitude is starting to get on my nerves, man. i'll go out more these days and seek & destroy some 330s if i can. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (mgotts)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mgotts</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Bimmerforum post says it was a 330xi, not an M3...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>not the one I am referring too.... we are in NC
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (Cicada)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cicada</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>in my excel sheet [whcih tracks all the mods i want short of custom engine work], my total comes to about 11k for everything, not including labor.<p>since he's had custom work done, i'd probably estimate he's probably got about 16-20k in his car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">rool:</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol, don't forget HRE's and custom engine build <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> then add 6K for the stupid bodykit [installed] <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> then Focal Utopia 3 ways in the front doors....4,700.00 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> things really add up quick. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R vs. M3 with mods. (R_Rated)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>lol, don't forget HRE's and custom engine build <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> then add 6K for the stupid bodykit [installed] <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> then Focal Utopia 3 ways in the front doors....4,700.00 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> things really add up quick. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>well it seems you've practically spent like a total other car's worth on your R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>what's the difference in the price tags of these cars when brand new? i mean the M3 and th R? <br>
 
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