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  1. i_love_cars

    Does anybody like going for drives?

    The only thing under construction that's intrusive to my normal route is that Hwy 164 is closed. All you need to do is take Hubertus east to Hillside Dr. and then north to 167 west back over to 164 north. It's a short detour. That said, good news is there is active construction around Hubertus West / Monches / St. Augustine as they are finally acknowledging those roads are.........literally impossible to drive on for anything short of a military grade humvee, and even then I don't think it could exceed 5 mph without blowing tires on potholes and causing herniated discs in the backs of anyone unfortunate enough to be along for the ride.
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    Does anybody like going for drives?

    So this topic died which is unfortunate. It needs to be revived. I have been on hiatus from pretty much everything since I bought a 2019 Civic type R and have been neglecting the M3 since the type R is about 10x better to drive than an E92 m3. I'd like to get a couple of cruises going this summer and stretch the V8 legs of the M3. I think at minimum we should do something local again since that is going to be easier for most people. As much as I liked the route we did last year and I still drive it all the time, I'd like to do something a bit longer - there are some roads that I can tie in to that route so that we end up at Road America - it's a solid amount of driving about 3 hours to get there from start in Delafield. It would involve most of the roads from the cruise last Fall, with some additional northwest of Dousman and then heading east towards West Bend and up towards RA on the more standard Kettle Moraine route roads. I would like to do this on August 3rd or 4th because that is the weekend of IMSA races at Road America and we could do a long morning cruise, then get lunch at RA and watch racing in the afternoon or people can fuck off then if they want. Extra credit is for people who want to do an additional cruise that would be more like a full day and possibly stay at a hotel - speaking more towards the comments above about heading west of Madison. I haven't been out that way very much other than Mt. Horeb / Dodgeville / Platteville area, and I would enjoy heading to some roads untraveled that are new to me / most of the group. I know this would be a smaller subset of people but it is something I've wanted to do for a long time. It would be especially nice to find some cool nature backdrops further west or near some body of water for group car photos.
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    Newbie to bimmers

    I talked to her for a bit on the book of many faces - sounds like the car has had like 15k miles put on it since I sold it, and it's still running like a top. I was glad to see it is getting use
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    E46 Things

    Yeah, just drive the car. Not that I'm biased or anything but I sunk literally more than you paid for the car into just mods and maintenance alone. It's good.
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    Newbie to bimmers

    hi
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    E46 Things

    I have time to kill today when I take my daughter to soccer practice in Brookfield and I need to put miles on the E92 so I may have to stop by your house to check this out
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    E46 Things

    I love knowing the car is being driven EDIT: i think I have the tow hook for you still it's in my garage I'm pretty sure
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    E46 Things

    I lost 8k on this car after all the mods. Worth it to see a friend back in a BMW where he belongs. Me putting 500 miles a year on the car wasn't going to do it justice. That infotainment screen is indeed the worst travesty I have seen I think as far as that sort of thing is concerned. I'd rather have a non-nav unit in the car but at this point just get a modern double din for it and call it a day.
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    WCEC Season Opener - West bend

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
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    WCEC Season Opener - West bend

    Saw the thread title and came in here just to say literally exactly this. But you already said it. +1
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    Jake's Epic BMW 135i Build Thread! (5+ Years of Ownership)

    That's $200 too much. You asked explicitly what we think about the wheel. So here we are. If you'd get off your lazy ass and make some decent M3 designs, you wouldn't have had to barter for a shitty steering wheel because I'd have paid you cash for multiples of good shirts and then you'd have money to pay a vendor for real performance parts. You basically just said that your car is fine as it is, yet have things like an LSD, stronger axles, and suspension on a "want" list. Why would stronger axles even be on the list if your car is just fine? I stand by my statement that your car is not complete, and if all you needed was a set of MT slicks and a shitty factory E-diff to have perfect traction, the entire drag car aftermarket community would be rendered obsolete, yet for some reason it's been around for 50 years and still going strong. Because you actually do need to put some real money into your car beyond just tires to make it maximize the power delivery. You could have one of the most mechanically well-sorted and high performing N54s in Wisconsin (and the world), but instead you relegate yourself to tacky CF steering wheels.
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    Jake's Epic BMW 135i Build Thread! (5+ Years of Ownership)

    I think you should've put the money towards something useful like a limited slip diff. I haven't seen a video on it yet so I'm assuming that's still outstanding, as are some other suspension upgrades. Your 1er is rough around the edges and isn't a show car. This would be like if I added a CF wheel to my E46 M3. Having an alcantara shift boot with factory aluminum interior trim doesn't look that great with a steering wheel that is predominately CF. The steering wheel you have there looks like an afterthought. It's your money of course but the direction you have taken this car is largely about going fast. You have gobs of power now, so why aren't you spending more money to help the car put it down as best as possible?
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    E46 M3 S85 swap thread

    The dream is still alive. I have decided that (at least for now) I am keeping the engine and all swap-related parts at Efab Motorsports. Eric will store them for me indefinitely. So I'm going to part out everything else like I planned on in order to break even on the purchase of the car, but at that point as long as I've recouped my 7k, then I don't see any harm in hanging on to a 33k mile S85 that works, assuming I will one day swap it. I don't see myself being able to replicate this kind of a deal for such a low mileage , functional example so it's hard to sell the engine.
  14. emotion is a pretty key concept here. At the end of the day, the people who love something are always going to care more and be opinionated about it. So those of us who truly love cars are attached to the concept of what we love. I enjoy driving my E46 more than my E92, but I daily something from 2018. Pretty much in line with what you're saying. We all want to drive the older stuff but many people aren't dailying those things. I also think not having something like an older M3 as a daily, and instead as a weekend car, makes it more special. Same way that bringing a car out of storage feels in spring time. People can say whatever they want - the fact is everyone becomes numb to a certain degree to their routine. Cars are no different - if you drive a classic BMW every day, it doesn't feel as special. Intellectually you know what you're driving all the time, and as an enthusiast you are like "cool" and have some level of appreciation but it's not quite the same as leaving your modern daily for something special to you at the end of the week, or whatever.
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    E46 M3 S85 swap thread

    No, no it's definitely a big disappointment to quite a few people lol. You can say what we're all thinking - it's ok 😂 I think it was the right decision. 40k for this build is a lot indeed
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