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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%
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 08:04:25 AM   #21
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Default Re: What would you do?

What is the condition of the rest of the car ? How many miles ? How healthy is the engine ? How beat is the interior ?
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 01:48:26 PM   #22
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Default Re: What would you do?

Hopefully some people take this as a warning to address their subframes before it becomes and issue!

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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 passé already in SoCal and the sedan with that rigid C pillar area will handle really well.

Plus they're dirt cheap as donors.
Wagon (with fold through) is stiffer than the sedan (with fold through).

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insurance
Will not cover it.
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 03:23:16 PM   #23
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Default Re: What would you do?

Definitely would not fix it since it's pretty much toast.

I would keep the motor for a swap into an E30 chassis and part out the rest. Sell the remaining pieces to a junkyard.
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 04:25:47 PM   #24
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Default Re: What would you do?

I know this isn't helpful, but I like all three options.
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Will not cover it.
Maybe, not sure that can be made as a definitive statement though.
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Maybe, not sure that can be made as a definitive statement though.
How's this as a rewording:

I've never seen an example of an insurance company covering subframe mount point damage on the e46.
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Old Fri, Jan-13-2017, 06:28:57 PM   #27
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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.
Agreed, so much love towards wagons and sedans. Whatever floats your boat I guess but sports car wise I feels like it's moving in the wrong direction.

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Some of us have kids and can use the extra 2 doors and bigger trunk space.

Plus wagons are so rare that it makes it almost hipster to own one.
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How does the subframe get to that point? Were there no warning signs?
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Agreed, so much love towards wagons and sedans. Whatever floats your boat I guess but sports car wise I feels like it's moving in the wrong direction.

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There's nothing less sporty about the wagon than the coupe. In fact, comparing non M to non M, the wagon chassis is actually stiffer than the coupe chassis (making it more sporty).

If you enjoy the M3 for the driving experience, rather than the image of being in the M3, the and M3 converted wagon lets you experience it more frequently--more back seat space, more back seat accessibility, more trunk space, more trunk space accessibility. And, the an M3 converted wagon weights the same as the stock M3 coupe, with the cargo net and spare tire (a huge benefit on its own) installed. It's a more functionally versatile body style with the same driving experience.

I'd be interested to hear why you think it's moving in the wrong direction.
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