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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    Just an update guys,

    Installed OEM match lights in my trunk for my amp. I overexposed the camera so that the light looks brighter than it really is LOL....I think I may add another light.




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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    looks sharp



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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    Quote Originally Posted by M3@Apex View Post
    Well, it's not really accurate to call myself an SQ lover, since I really don't have much setup in my car. My base is a 98 M3 4 door with the stock Harmon Kardon sound system.

    I blew one of the kick panel 5.25" speakers, and this spawned a whole phase.....car audio.

    I started with a set of Focal Polyglass components up front and disconnected the mid speaker in the door. All this ran on the stock AMP, This soon proved to be harsh and it all seem underpowered.

    I recently added an MB Quart RAA2400 amp to power my front components.

    Very simple start, but I'm getting somewhere!! As for the front setup, since I like to retain the stock look with the stock HU, I will change my line output converter to an EQL, and then perhaps moving to some tang band 6x9's in the rear deck powered by a mono amp.

    Glad to be here!
    Brings back memories...my 98' M3 has been sitting in my garage for the past year...I should really put it up for sale...

    98 M3 2dr coupe
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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    Why's it just sitting in your garage?! Noice choice of mods there.

    Oh, and a buddy of mine is looking for RC's so if you want to sell them, definitely let me know.




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    Quote Originally Posted by M3@Apex View Post
    Why's it just sitting in your garage?! Noice choice of mods there.

    Oh, and a buddy of mine is looking for RC's so if you want to sell them, definitely let me know.

    Long story

    I can't sell the RCs I already sold my stock rims to my buddy...

    I can't bear to sell it but I got this other car payment I'm stuck with

    Your ride is hella sweet man...any good twisties in your area?

    We use to have a great local Bimma club in the Seattle area...DTM Power....




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    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Long story

    I can't sell the RCs I already sold my stock rims to my buddy...

    I can't bear to sell it but I got this other car payment I'm stuck with

    Your ride is hella sweet man...any good twisties in your area?

    We use to have a great local Bimma club in the Seattle area...DTM Power....
    I used to be all over DTM........it was a great community with Dado. Then he started charging for membership, and I didn't have a problem with it, I paid anyways, but after this, it all died. I loved that place to be quite honest.

    Lots of great twisties!! but they're snow/ice covered right now so my car would be totalled!!!

    CaliforniaBoy, thanks for the welcome man........I really don't get why people do SPL....but that's jsut my opinion. Nice natural sound over huge bass and vibrations any day.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliforniabOY5 View Post
    We need more SQ lovers like you here . . too many SPL heads on this forum.
    amen brother...

    sq ftmfw.

    oh and op: welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    you have an e36 m3 and thats all that matters.... i want an 87 so ba.



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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    you want an e30 then eh?

    my first car was e30 3 series

    fun, but i'm going with "overrated" on all 3 series'



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    Quote Originally Posted by expo5.0 View Post
    you want an e30 then eh?

    my first car was e30 3 series

    fun, but i'm going with "overrated" on all 3 series'
    i do, and while i would never buy a normal 3. i think the M series cares are great, they were built with the driver in mind and actually have character.



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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    m coupe... sick

    e36 m3- not as fun as people remember in the context of what's out there for new cars. needs major mods just to keep up. I love the fact that it is more of a driver's car, and i hate how the newer cars keep getting larger and heavier etc. though. It's too bad bmw has slowly crept into mercedes territory (big, heavy, higher hp because it's needed cars etc.) while at the same time my friend's at AMG have completely re-written the rule book about what that type of car can and should be (see any new AMG vs. BMW competitor if there is one) and thusly embarassed the company i had always held closest to my heart (bmw). Says a lot about the direction they've gone in that i'm driving a mercedes and an audi these days...

    none of this takes away from the fact that this guy has a really cool car btw etc, and i hope it isn't taken that way. It is very likely that for the $ he spent the E36 m3 was probably what i would have purchased too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expo5.0 View Post
    m coupe... sick

    e36 m3- not as fun as people remember in the context of what's out there for new cars. needs major mods just to keep up. I love the fact that it is more of a driver's car, and i hate how the newer cars keep getting larger and heavier etc. though. It's too bad bmw has slowly crept into mercedes territory (big, heavy, higher hp because it's needed cars etc.) while at the same time my friend's at AMG have completely re-written the rule book about what that type of car can and should be (see any new AMG vs. BMW competitor if there is one) and thusly embarassed the company i had always held closest to my heart (bmw). Says a lot about the direction they've gone in that i'm driving a mercedes and an audi these days...

    none of this takes away from the fact that this guy has a really cool car btw etc, and i hope it isn't taken that way. It is very likely that for the $ he spent the E36 m3 was probably what i would have purchased too.

    -drew
    I would actually have to agree with this guy. The thing I don't like about new BMW's is their lack of road feel. I feel every bump in the road, and my steering is tight and the steering wheel you need some muscle to turn it. I don't like the detached road feel of many of the new cars out there.

    I love my car because it's unlike anything I've ever driven. For its time in 97, it as the best handling car in any price range (according to Road and Track beating the NSX, F355, etc), but the car IS quite old now. Definitely in a straight line I have no chance against many many cars out there. I do think BMW is still more performance oriented than AMG is though, just for the simple fact that I don't think many AMG cars come with a true manual gear box. The same can be said for BMW in their M5 and M6, but I believe they're releasing normal manuals soon for those cars (at least for the M5 anyways).



    Of course all our reasoning is biased :P




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    Re: Hey guys.....new here! SQ lover here...

    Welcome. You do indeed have a ****** car. I love the blacked out look.





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