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      12-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #143
HeelToe
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2014 X1 2.8i xDrive  [0.00]
2000 323Ci  [3.00]
2006 330i  [4.50]
2013 BMW 135is  [4.50]
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At work I park my car in the basement parking lot. Large, all concrete, no openings...cold start is unx$#ing believable. Throaty, burbling, echoing, sputtering. Nothing but goodness in large doses. I ALWAYS start the car with the door open so I can hear it at full volume. Puts a on my face no matter how the day went. You'd think you were in the paddock at a race track.
How is the 1 comparing to your E46?
Hard to compare because they are different animals. Plus I've adjusted suspension on both.

E46 with hr sways and springs with Bilsteins sports. Square tire set up.
Handles awesome. Minimal understeer. Firm with no roll. Smooth, quiet.

E82 with eibach and bmwp springs, 235/245 tires setup, Dinan camber plates.
Very fast turn in with no under steer and of course power oversteer that the e46 can't deliver. Seems to roll a bit more than the hr sways. Also softer than the Bilsteins. Seriously considering putting them on. I had them on order but they went on back order and I decided to install the other suspension parts without them. Kind of regretting it now.
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