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Old 09-22-2004, 03:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm starting to get a little antsy and am considering Dinan upgrades to my car. Has anyone here done them and have you had a postitive/negative experience, both performance-wise and financially? (i.e. was it worth it?)

The S-M3 upgrade seems a bit reasonable for my needs at the time:

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I had a few dinan upgrades on my last E36 M3. I had a CF Cold Air Intake and ECU.

I was pretty happy with them overall, although I didn't purchase them, they came on the car when I bought it.

These were matched with a couple other mods like SS exhaust and a few others and I could pull on my buddies M3 that had way more mods then me.
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I see. Too bad you weren't able to get a "before & after" experience. Looks like HP is upped to 355, but torque stays relatively the same...which leads me to think that it won't make that noticeable of a diff. except when you run the car really hard. At least it'll sound nicer... :P
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I sort of have a before and after, I've driven a stock M3 similar to mine. But I also had quite a few mods and this was for an E36 M3, not E46 like yours.

If you are willing to consider other tunning companies I've seen quite a few mods for the E46 M3 that could give you a 20-30 hp raise.
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diana is EXPENSIVE i rather just get a supercharger from AA
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Yeah, I know Dinan's expensive. The only reason why I'd consider it is because my car is only 4 months old, and I wanna at LEAST use a couple years of my factory warranty...
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