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    M3 on the Scales / corner balance / percentages

    Had the car corner balanced at west end the other day (AMAZING work btw). Was suprised the car (13 e92 m3 dct) weighed in at 3714 lbs w/ me in it.
    I weighed about 176-178. Car had a half tank of gas and all fluids

    So car w/ no driver = 3538 (not bad for a fully loaded DCT)

    percentages w/ driver are:
    front 52.3%
    rear 47.7%
    left 50.2%
    right 49.8%
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    Waohhh, that's super sick. I'd love to go and see my cars weight. How much was it to weigh?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    Waohhh, that's super sick. I'd love to go and see my cars weight. How much was it to weigh?
    I don't know. I did a full corner balance/alignment. I'm sure a shop would do it for 20. It's easy
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    I don't know. I did a full corner balance/alignment. I'm sure a shop would do it for 20. It's easy
    That corner balance and alignment is something I'd look into as well. How much was that package?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    That corner balance and alignment is something I'd look into as well. How much was that package?
    Go to west end it's the best around
    280 well worth it. More than actually.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    Go to west end it's the best around
    280 well worth it. More than actually.
    Hell yea, I will brotha. Im gonna get the ST coils in soon so that's gonna happen.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
    Hell yea, I will brotha. Im gonna get the ST coils in soon so that's gonna happen.
    Nice. Congrats!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    Had the car corner balanced at west end the other day (AMAZING work btw). Was suprised the car (13 e92 m3 dct) weighed in at 3714 lbs w/ me in it.
    I weighed about 176-178. Car had a half tank of gas and all fluids

    So car w/ no driver = 3538 (not bad for a fully loaded DCT)

    percentages w/ driver are:
    front 52.3%
    rear 47.7%
    left 50.2%
    right 49.8%
    This is right around what mine weighs - e90 M3, but I measured mine at a truck stop, so I am sure your reading is much more accurate. Point is, I don't know where magazines get their nonsense data - many of the claim this car weighs what you quoted with you in it... Not sure why that is.

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    My E46 M3 at a cat scale last week weighed in at 3400 exactly. Seems like it was a +/- 20 scale so actual numbers were not to be had but it's a fairly accurate guess because I weighed it last year at another CAT scale and it was 3420. However, though your numbers are incredible. Mine is a fully optioned with NAV Competition package so very very close to yours in variation. Very awesome.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
    So car w/ no driver = 3538 (not bad for a fully loaded DCT)
    That's exactly right on. So sick of hearing people say the M3 weighs 37XX. It's not that heavy.

    Who did the corner balancing? Do you have a shot of the weight readout without you?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by inlineS54B32 Click here to enlarge
    This is right around what mine weighs - e90 M3, but I measured mine at a truck stop, so I am sure your reading is much more accurate. Point is, I don't know where magazines get their nonsense data - many of the claim this car weighs what you quoted with you in it... Not sure why that is.
    It's because of the BMW quoted weight with luggage and driver. Many magazines don't take the time to actually weigh the cars themselves. Lazy asses...

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    We corner balance as well, but its not worth it or needed on the street. only hard core track cars need it done.

    my E21 is fixin to get even lighter, btw lol Click here to enlarge
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    We corner balance as well, but its not worth it or needed on the street. only hard core track cars need it done.

    my E21 is fixin to get even lighter, btw lol Click here to enlarge
    I agree. I track fairly often.
    I dropped 2.5 seconds with corner balance, fresh alignment, more aggressive brake pads
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    yes, but corner balance does not make a street car look correctly sometimes!


    corner balance = performance
    street "stance" = aesthetics.
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