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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-08-2018, 09:02:28 PM   #21
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172 lolol.
Maybe heís Canadian?
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Stock - 137mph by ECU limit, 142 mph gear limited redline with ECU speed limit removed.

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Correction - Horsepower limited to ~142 mph with ECU speed limiter removed.

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Old Tue, May-08-2018, 10:05:36 PM   #23
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Correction - Horsepower limited to ~142 mph with ECU speed limiter removed.

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That is not correct either. 240hp is enough to take the car beyond 150mph.
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6 speed youíd probably get up to 155 range. Dropped to a 2.91 rear diff (or whatever the low verts had) and you could get higher. Then youíre battling drag because as speed increases, parasite drag increases threefold.
I would like to top see how much I can go with mine since mine redlines at 7,000 and then go with a 6spd and a stronger rear diff
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That is not correct either. 240hp is enough to take the car beyond 150mph.
I guess I'll have to do another run
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Maybe heís Canadian?
I'm canadian and I wish we didn't move to merica.
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You’re not going to go any faster with with a 6spd and I’m not sure where a stronger diff fits in all this. 6spd is heavier, and gears 1 through 5 are identical to 5spd. The 6th overdrive gear is too much for the motor to push at those speeds. Additionally a taller diff (2.9x) is going to be too parasitic for a ~stock powered motor.

These are not top speed cars. Stop doing runs and focus on modding it for handling.

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Youíre not going to go any faster with with a 6spd and Iím not sure where a stronger diff fits in all this. 6spd is heavier, and gears 1 through 5 are identical to 5spd. The 6th overdrive gear is too much for the motor to push at those speeds. Additionally a taller diff (2.9x) is going to be too parasitic for a ~stock powered motor.

These are not top speed cars. Stop doing runs and focus on modding it for handling.
As always Braymond speaks the truth.

These cars are meant to be abused in the twisties.
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Youíre not going to go any faster with with a 6spd and Iím not sure where a stronger diff fits in all this. 6spd is heavier, and gears 1 through 5 are identical to 5spd. The 6th overdrive gear is too much for the motor to push at those speeds. Additionally a taller diff (2.9x) is going to be too parasitic for a ~stock powered motor.

These are not top speed cars. Stop doing runs and focus on modding it for handling.
Thanks for putting more light into this. My car is on bilsteins and H&R springs what else can I do for better handling?
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I’d recommend a Nissan GTR

For handling, maybe Bilstein Clubsport or MCS coilovers?
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