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Old 11th October 2005, 01:16   #21
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I would settle for a reputable tuning company like Hartge or Schnitzer to do that. But even BMW are not perfect. Many M3 engines broke down and as I said, I know of two M5's with standard engines that broke down. Would I personally tune this engine? No, because I believe it has enough power, I am just having the restrictor removed by BMW. But if you have the cash and want something even more extraodinary.... go for it. I am sure people will order it, so you just have to sit it out and see what happens

Just make sure you get warranty with the conversion and you normally would get that.

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Old 11th October 2005, 01:19   #22
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I would settle for a reputable tuning company like Hartge or Schnitzer to do that. But even BMW are not perfect. Many M3 engines broke down and as I said, I know of two M5's with standard engines that broke down. Would I personally tune this engine? No, because I believe it has enough power, I am just having the restrictor removed by BMW. But if you have the cash and want something even more extraodinary.... go for it. I am sure people will order it, so you just have to sit it out and see what happens

Just make sure you get warranty with the conversion and you normally would get that.

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I agree that people will order it, which will help those of us who are more cautious. In the US, Dinan has mostly an excellent reputation for quality performance upgrades that do not impair the tractability of the cars. If Dinan came up with an upgrade and it were well received with no significant durability issues, I would consider it. However, like you, I don't expect to feel the need to extract more than 500 hp from a road car.
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Old 11th October 2005, 01:53   #23
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I'd wait until the warranty is up, then do something with it like Dinan, etc. I would not want to run into a problem at the dealership during the warranty period. The thing is, I usually don't keep my cars that long.

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I agree that people will order it, which will help those of us who are more cautious. In the US, Dinan has mostly an excellent reputation for quality performance upgrades that do not impair the tractability of the cars. If Dinan came up with an upgrade and it were well received with no significant durability issues, I would consider it. However, like you, I don't expect to feel the need to extract more than 500 hp from a road car.
I have to agree. The only way I'd consider it is if it was dealer (Dinan) installed and covered under warranty.
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either that or all equal to the first turn and the GT3 would leave M5 behind.
GT3's were never meant to be drag racers.

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Since the question stemmed from a tuned e55 racing a stock m5 in a straight line, the answer is tailored to the question of how a gt3 would perform against the m5 in a straight line.
You are absolutely right that a gt3 was never meant to be a drag racer. But, in my opinion, a stripped out gt3 rs should have had a chance what with its power to weight ratio. But, it didn't.
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