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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.


View Poll Results: What would you do if you had to make the same decision?
Part out 10 16.67%
Use parts for swap 29 48.33%
Fix the car 21 35.00%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 12:06:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: What would you do?

Buy a dirt cheap stripped out slicktop sedan with no fold down rear seats and do a sedan swap. Kaiv's expertise has made wagons passť already in SoCal and the sedan with that rigid C pillar area will handle really well.

Plus they're dirt cheap as donors.
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Default Re: What would you do?

Sedan swap m3 would be pretty sick but if my subframe ever became that bad. I'd probably crash the car and total it.
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 01:44:18 AM   #13
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Default Re: What would you do?

Do a wagon
If you don't do a wagon, do a sedan
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 01:55:55 AM   #14
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Default Re: What would you do?

e30 swap. I just do not understand this forums infatuation with wagons and sedans. What a horrible waste of money IMO.
or, 635csi swap. That would be cool.
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 02:48:08 AM   #15
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Default Re: What would you do?

I say fix the car. Why let a good M3 go to waste? I understand how it sucks financially though. Next best thing would be to use it as a parts car and make an insane swap (E30, or E36 m3)
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 02:48:09 AM   #16
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Yeah I'd like to see pics of said damage. Sounds like a pretty epic subframe failure.
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 03:19:32 AM   #17
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find a good shop and fix the car.. you'll be surprise there are a lot of people who can weld really good..
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 03:23:27 AM   #18
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insurance
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 04:46:47 AM   #19
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How many miles on the car? I wouldn't fix it if it's north of 120.
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 04:49:37 AM   #20
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Default Re: What would you do?

I'd do a sedan but obviously im biased . I'd fix ur m3
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