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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Jul-29-2014, 05:49:50 PM   #221
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Default Re: Can a N/A E46 M3 be as fast as a Stock E9x M3, with the usual N/A mods?

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They also say the PSC's last longer than the ps2's-- which grips better?

Tire technology marches on. PSC's came out almost 15 years ago!
Indeed, they're quite old, but as a near R-comp type tire I figured once up to temp they would trounce a tire like the PSS that have such large gaps in tread, etc. I suppose the compound itself could be somewhere near on par, but the the tread surface area and sidewall stiffness would add up to a lot. At least, in my mind.
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Indeed, they're quite old, but as a near R-comp type tire I figured once up to temp they would trounce a tire like the PSS that have such large gaps in tread, etc. I suppose the compound itself could be somewhere near on par, but the the tread surface area and sidewall stiffness would add up to a lot. At least, in my mind.
The corvette guys who track seem to think the same.

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I tried both at the track. I ran PSS tires on both EvoX and C6 Grand Sport. The traction was not extraordinary, but it was not bad either. It felt similar to EvoX's OEM tires (Yokohama AD013), but did not overheat or chunk as Yokohamas did. Actually, it looked like PSS tires would last a very long life at the track, which is a big cost saving in the long run. PSC had similar traction to PSS at the track in the first few laps, but then I had more traction become available as the tire got warmer. As I went through heat cycles, PSC tires started to warm up a bit slower, but when they did, they either provided the very same traction they did in day 1, or it was close enough that I could not notice.
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Default Re: Can a N/A E46 M3 be as fast as a Stock E9x M3, with the usual N/A mods?

If you want the fastest in a straight line buy a turbo hayabusa

If you bought an e46 to out roll someone else, you bought the wrong car.. Plain and simple.
I didn't go for an e9x for e reasons. It's too freaking heavy, I like the older style more and I couldn't afford it, but but if I could I would do a max. P. S. I kit and it would be class dismissed

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