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Labor Units: 11.0
Emission Status: 50 State Emission Legal
Required Products: Stage 2 Engine Software ($499.00; Part #D903-34M2)
Special Notes: See the "Technical/Documents" section for a detailed White Paper on the unique design of the M3 Exhaust.
Peak Horsepower Gain: 7 @ 8000 rpm
Peak Torque Gain: 5 lb/ft @ 5000 rpm
Point Value: 3
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The Dinan exhaust delivers exactly what the M3 owner demands in a performance muffler; increased power, reduced weight, a look that means business and the throaty exhaust note youíd expect from an M3. And to ensure that the power gains are optimized, fully matched Stage 2 Performance Engine Software brings the engine management system up to speed, making sure that the M3 is getting just the right amount of fuel and ignition timing right up to the revised 8150 rpm rev-limit.
| Originally posted by RedlinedRU@Oct 6 2004, 11:44 AM |
yeah, i dont' care how fast the smg shifts gears, if it ain't got a clutch, toss it.
| Originally posted by frw73@Oct 20 2004, 10:50 PM |
Geez, all the hate-on for SMG. Yes. SMG Shifts are rough and jerky.. the first week or two you drive it. Then you realize that if you just let off the gas for a millisecond after the shift, this is no longer the problem, even with sport mode turned on and S5/6 mode on the shifter. If you have it lower then 1->2 is a little rough, but beyond this, the lower shift modes are pretty timid.
But, as I said before, not a problem if you ease off the gas for a millisecond.
Don't get an SMG if you enjoy driving stick and could not give it up for anything. There have been many posts about the SMG versus manual. Best bet is to test drive both.
Note, that if you have to use a cellphone or are having your morning coffee while commuting, then SMG in the auto mode is pretty darn convenient. But, this does not detract from the fun factor in manual modes.
But, to each their own I guess.
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