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Nick325xiT 5spd
11-04-2004, 06:13 AM
So, the more time I spend at the track, the faster I go, the harder I push and the harder OTHER drivers push, I'll confess that I'm starting to get kind of nervous about continuing to use the M3 too much longer on the track.

While I'd originally wanted to build up an E36 M3 as a track car, the more I think about it, the more an E46 325 seems to make sense. Relatively soon, they'll be legal for ITS. So I can build an ITS/KP car that I can beat the crap out of in the short term without so much worry, AND I can get myself accustomed to a car that I will (hopefully) end up racing.

Anyone have any other thoughts?

2002M3Drew
11-04-2004, 12:16 PM
I've thought many a time at the track about how cool it would be to have a car that I really feel comfortable driving close to the limit, both from a performance and economic standpoint. It's hard too learn with so much HP.

You could paint it up to match those H&R yellow and blue cars! They are 325s, too, right?<img src="http://members.roadfly.com/darkjay/drew_porsche_m3.jpg"height=250 width=333>

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11-04-2004, 12:55 PM
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kster
11-04-2004, 01:08 PM
For a track car, I want something that I could smack into the wall and walk away from. I don't know how much E46 325s are going for, but I'd guess $20K? Add $10K in prep, and you have $30K ready to smash up. Too much for me.


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1995 Miata
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singletrack1
11-04-2004, 01:22 PM
the 99 323i is already legal.

However, the 323i has only 170hp where the E36 325i had 189hp + you have to carry 150lbs. more than the E36.

I was going to build a E46 as well, but I've decided against it and am looking for a E36 as I told myself after the last race car that I would never try to build an unproven car again.

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DanLaw
11-04-2004, 02:08 PM


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