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Old 05-01-2013, 13:08   #51
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No pics, but mine is a 2002 M-B SLK 230.

Some say it's a girl's car...if it is then call me Doris.
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Old 05-01-2013, 13:11   #52
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It made sense.

I am still mudding with the decision to buy an used M3 either E36 or E46. Both cars have it own unquie characterisitcs that I like.

How is the maintenace on your E46? It seems that you like to work on your own car as I do. The maintenance thing is the factor with my decision to buy an E36 and E46. I know it will be expensive but I don't want to spend lots of my time to maintenance it.
I've had both, and neither have required more maintenance than any other I've had. E36's are very easy to work on.
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Old 05-01-2013, 13:27   #53
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I've had both, and neither have required more maintenance than any other I've had. E36's are very easy to work on.
What have made you to trade M3s for a MB SLK 230?
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Old 05-01-2013, 13:35   #54
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I'm a turbo 4-cylinder guy. This is my compound turbocharged 2.0L Eclipse. Runs on gasoline and makes 550 ft/lbs torque at the wheels. Hooks good too with AWD, so it's a riot on the street.

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Gotta love the 4g63! How much boost, where does it kick in, and what internals are you running?

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:25   #55
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NICE!!!!
Really do you have to replace the tire set for every 15k to 20k? Do you like to spin the tires?
Just replaced my factory Bridgestone Potenza RE50A tires at just over 26k miles.They were in bad shape! I like to do "quick starts" from a stop, but I don't do it often. I went with the Hankook v12's too. Staggered tires go quick. One reason is they can't be rotated. I will feel fortunate if the new tires last as long as the originals.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:18   #56
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That's great. I don't know if you all know that you could save lots of $ by ordering tires from www.tirerack.com and then have your local people install it for you.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:38   #57
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Gotta love the 4g63! How much boost, where does it kick in, and what internals are you running?

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Nothing impressive with the internals. Off the shelf Eagle rods, Wiseco pistons, and Kelford cams. Factory crank and valves. I'd like to eventually build an aluminum rod engine for it, but I have a hard time spending the money when this engine just keeps pushing strong. I build this engine in '07 and I've been kicking its ass ever since without a single problem.

It's running 47 PSI boost. Here's spool numbers measured on the street (with rolling resistance) not on the dyno:

10 psi @ 3264 RPM
20 psi @ 3720 RPM
30 psi @ 4058 RPM
40 psi @ 4418 RPM
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:18   #58
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That's great. I don't know if you all know that you could save lots of $ by ordering tires from www.tirerack.com and then have your local people install it for you.
Yep.... TR is a super place to deal with. CS is above and beyond spectacular ......

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Old 05-02-2013, 08:44   #59
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You're on 8th too?

I have a RR 2011 FA5. Love it. No mods yet though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:49   #60
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That is a beast of a car. Nice.

I'd wager it is one of the quickest posted in the thread so far.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:46   #61
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What have made you to trade M3s for a MB SLK 230?
I actually had stock e36 and e46. I know stock is alot different from an M3. I should've mentioned that.

Any, I just love the look of the slk series. Handling isn't as good as a bimmer, though.
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