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    welcoem to the forum m8, 3.2 evo would be my choice ,but then i do alot of motor way miles
     
     

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    Heya Jerry, and Welcome to BFUK ,

    I'm sure you will find the forum very helpful and friendly, so see you in the forums and have fun!


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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys- I was expecting to get "told off" for currently owning a Volvo. They do have a reputation for being used by caravan towing people and National Trust visitors (no offence intended to anyone who has a caravan btw)
    Somewhat of a rarity en France, think I have the only one in our department certainly the only modified one!
    I've only spotted one M3 in Lorraine, where I live, so yet another rarity.

    Most people here have diesels, as the fuel is alot cheaper; thankfully, I live quite close to Luxembourg where 98 Ron is just over one euro per litre. Happy days for performance car ownership! Also the autobahn is a mere 50km drive so that's pretty cool too.
    Just a word of warning to anyone driving (fast) in France- there are loads of speed cameras the police and gendarmerie are very hot on speeding, I got a fine for being 1km/h over the limit earlier this year. Ouch!

    I do a bit of bracket racing (Bitburg, Germany) in the T5, so looking forward to having an M3 for next season. Only managed a 14.6@95mph 1/4 mile in the T5, but its fwd, auto, fully loaded and got 153K miles on the clock, so I guess it's not too bad?!
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    I assume I'll see mid/low 13s in a rwd M3
    Probably take a trip to the ring as well :biggrin

    Once again, thanks for the warm welcome fellas

    PS very nice car you have there DragonLogicX
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to the forum

    I love t5s, such a great sleeper!

    Yes, and m3 should be mid 13s or better if driven well
     
     

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    Hi and welcome.

    I would go for 3.0 then 3.2

    The 3.0 is less stressful proposition,no vanos problem and is not easy to find 3.2 which keeps 321hp they usually show ~300-310
    Go for blue one mate.
     
     

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    There is nothing wrong with a T5. I had an 850 T5 manual before i got my BMW...
    One of the best cars I have owned...
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostist View Post
    Hi and welcome to the forum

    I love t5s, such a great sleeper!

    Yes, and m3 should be mid 13s or better if driven well
    Yep, the ovlov is a great sleeper- surprises alot of people here!

    Mid 13s for the 3.0l and the 3.2l? Or similar for both?
     
     

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    Another question guys
    I've seen this turbo kit for M3/ E36 series cars, does anyone know much about this company and their products? Would it be a worthwhile addition to an M3 when I finally get one or would anything be likely to go bang (T5s have chocolate con rods that bend with high boost).
    How do the E36 M3 engines respond to turbo charging? Obviously a supercharger would be great,but at over 5K it's not an option for me!

    Linky
     
     

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    That kit looks a bit cheap to me. Also an intercooler and pipework would be needed as well...

    The Evo is slightly quicker than the 3.0, but personally I would choose the 3.0 as the parts are a bit cheaper...
     
     

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    That's what I thought Steve- a bit too cheap! I'll keep looking!

    BTW totally agree re your comments on T5s
     
     

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