11-13-2012, 12:00 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
My Ride: BMW M3
Love your car Marcus one of my all time favorite M3's ever. When you finally got it down, you were flying, excellent work Broski.
Originally Posted by MarcusLSB
Kenton's car was absolutely dialed in..
Not to mention Kenton may have more seat time in his car than any of us, he puts miles on that car, he tracks it fairly frequently and he knows how to drive it. Very impressive car, and driver.
Regarding my traction control not performing miracles.. its a little more complicated than that. Traction control works best when the car is dialed in properly based on its setup. My car had 3 iBoost settings, 15lbs, 25lbs and 32lbs.. it was not dialed in by speed. Ian and I made 4 passes or so pulling out boost with each pass and went from consistent 7.5+ 60-130's to consistent 5.7 60-130's.. we pulled boost by speed (not gear) until the rate at which I lost traction was roughly 5-8mph difference between the front and rear tires. I could go out and floor it and the car was straight as an arrow, still loosing traction, but only slightly.. before it was like putting a bandaid on a gun shot wound.
My rear end was also going out and with major gear lash.. between shifts the power would hit violently due to the huge backlash and clunky rearend. I'm going to address that this weekend. Also, all day saturday my car was running in low octane map.. for some reason flex fuel was not turned on in my car.. so even with pure e85.. I was still running on a low octane map.
Pulling what I got off my go pros now.
2008 E92 M3 DCT
Bolt Ons 60-130 MPH 10.71s
11.88 @ 118MPH
ESS VT625+ SC 60-130 MPH 6.8s
11.30 @ 129.3 MPH
ESS VT725 SC 60-130 MPH 6.4s
10.81 @ 135.12 MPH
SS3 1/2 Mile Trap 174.12 MPH
VFE Stage 2 E46 M3 Best ET 11.51 @ 122MPH