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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Tue, May-07-2019, 08:59:56 PM   #161
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How much salt do they speed on the roads in Japan? Skiing in Japan is on my bucket list. Is it true the locals do not ski in the trees as they are considered sacred, so the tree skiing is heavenly?
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How much salt do they speed on the roads in Japan? Skiing in Japan is on my bucket list. Is it true the locals do not ski in the trees as they are considered sacred, so the tree skiing is heavenly?
Not much salt on the road in Japan, just a bit on the highway.

I drove a week in Michigan last year in winter (for work) and I would not want to drive the M3 on such amount of salt...

I have never heard of sacred trees sorry, skiing in the trees is quite the popular thing to do in Japan. In Appi, they even created tree courses between slopes because everybody was going there anyway so they made it official (but at your own risk).

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I drove a week in Michigan last year in winter (for work) and I would not want to drive the M3 on such amount of salt...
Tell me about it. Michigan roads destroy everything and I can't wait to get out of this state.

Great build so far and great info on Japan. I go to Nagoya regularly, but only for a short overnight before heading on to Hong Kong. I thoroughly enjoy the Japanese culture and people though.
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Tell me about it. Michigan roads destroy everything and I can't wait to get out of this state.

Great build so far and great info on Japan. I go to Nagoya regularly, but only for a short overnight before heading on to Hong Kong. I thoroughly enjoy the Japanese culture and people though.
Actually, Michigan might be my next work assignment lol, let's see


Japan is a nice place to live and still a paradise for car enthusiasts despite making the ownership of a car a real luxury, considering the cost it represents here between yearly taxes, parking, government inspection... My M3 costs me about 4000 USD a year just sitting in its parking, before any maintenance or driving...
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Tell me about it. Michigan roads destroy everything and I can't wait to get out of this state.
Fun fact, GM actually torture tests some of their suspension by simply driving along the road in front of their design center on 12 mile in Warren.
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Fun fact, GM actually torture tests some of their suspension by simply driving along the road in front of their design center on 12 mile in Warren.
i believe it. 10K on Michigan roads does the damage of 100K+ in comparison to other states. Wheels, shocks, ball joints, bushings, interior trims.. they all take an absolute beating. Then you add salt...
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