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Old 01-29-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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First time at track in my M3

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3rd, and 4th run on race fuel


First run started off too early got a 14.3
Second run ****ed up on start got a 14.1


Than came the race fuel

Third run 13.9
Fourth run 13.7


First time at track ever, so I guess my times could have been better, keep in mind I have 19inch Hamann PG2's which are not exactly the lightest rims.


Next time ill make sure my friend records my runs, and ill put the stock 18's on.

Ill post pics on time slips later
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:07 PM   #2
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Mods
Gruppe M Intake
Remus Exhaust
19inch hamann pg2's w/ Michelin Pilot XGT Z4 tires
3rd, and 4th run on race fuel


First run started off too early got a 14.3
Second run ****ed up on start got a 14.1


Than came the race fuel

Third run 13.9
Fourth run 13.7


First time at track ever, so I guess my times could have been better, keep in mind I have 19inch Hamann PG2's which are not exactly the lightest rims.


Next time ill make sure my friend records my runs, and ill put the stock 18's on.

Ill post pics on time slips later

Did i do anygood?
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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Did i do anygood?
what was the elevation at the track? Also are those times elevation corrected or?
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Old 01-29-2004, 11:22 PM   #4
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No i don't think the track was elevated.

Like i said, it was my first time, and ill find out weather its an elevated track or not.

The temperature was 43 when i did my runs so that coulda played a role in my time, cause i did feel my tires slipping alot on my second run. Ill post time slips when i get the chance
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:11 AM   #5
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he means what elevation, as in feet above (or below) sea level.
they sound like decent times to me, regardless.
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:24 AM   #6
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temp being 43 probably helped more than hurt from tire slippage. True you didnt get tire grip to the max but you did benefit from cold cold air into the engine which probably helped more than the tire slipping did damage
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Old 01-30-2004, 07:27 AM   #7
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Did i do anygood?
Man, I am taking mine to the track for the first time next week. I was thinking mid 13's should be piece of cake. Maybe I'm wrong. Ive had some drag strip experience, but mostly with V8 muscle.

Anyways, your times kept getting better! I will post my times next week!
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Old 01-30-2004, 07:27 AM   #8
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Old 01-30-2004, 08:26 AM   #9
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that was pretty good for first time

i ran my 03m3smg in the summer without launch and my times was in low 14's
had one of my friends try it in s mode that is stanard mode and he ran a 13.82
found out to help your times to this

run your car with 1/4 to 1/2 tank of gas for weight saving

take out in trunk the tire press. machine to save weight

put back tires at 26 to 28 lbs of air to grip better and front tires at 44lbs to roll better

shift at 5,600rpm for best shift point you get something like 85 % of torq. and
h/p you want to go threw most gears you can to get that extra boost in each gear.

you should only go one run at a time and let your engine kool down if you
run one after another you will get slower.better when engine is kool or cold
will get better times.

i think if you follow these tips you can shave a good 1/2 sec. on your times or
more. good racing in the future.
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:18 AM   #10
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Mods
Gruppe M Intake
Remus Exhaust
19inch hamann pg2's w/ Michelin Pilot XGT Z4 tires
3rd, and 4th run on race fuel


First run started off too early got a 14.3
Second run ****ed up on start got a 14.1


Than came the race fuel

Third run 13.9
Fourth run 13.7


First time at track ever, so I guess my times could have been better, keep in mind I have 19inch Hamann PG2's which are not exactly the lightest rims.


Next time ill make sure my friend records my runs, and ill put the stock 18's on.

Ill post pics on time slips later
I thought you meant TRACK, not strip. Enjoy the awesome handling of your Motorsport 3, by driving in a straight line!
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Old 01-30-2004, 09:41 AM   #11
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I thought you meant TRACK, not strip. Enjoy the awesome handling of your Motorsport 3, by driving in a straight line!
Totally!, sometimes I come on this board and feel that some of these guys need to get themselves neon SRT-4's or mustang GT's! If you own a BMW, and you care how it does in a straight line, then in my view you have too much money and chose the wrong car!

Just this am I realized that even on the highways, I like to take the curves at a faster clip than I do when the road straightens. As a matter of fact, if I lived in Kansas, I'd probably be okay with a giant American truck. But I live in CT - and CT is like bavaria - lots of hills and curves!
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Old 01-30-2004, 11:28 AM   #12
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i am thinking of track in the summer....much to very fun...and good information bob
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i believe m3s can run 13.2s on the 1/4 mile. i ran my 325ci and got a 15.3, with a system in my car.
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Totally!, sometimes I come on this board and feel that some of these guys need to get themselves neon SRT-4's or mustang GT's! If you own a BMW, and you care how it does in a straight line, then in my view you have too much money and chose the wrong car!

Just this am I realized that even on the highways, I like to take the curves at a faster clip than I do when the road straightens. As a matter of fact, if I lived in Kansas, I'd probably be okay with a giant American truck. But I live in CT - and CT is like bavaria - lots of hills and curves!

whoa...you don't care how your car does in a straight line? that's ABSOLUTELY ridiculous. i love my car on the twisties, but it's the combination of acceleration, handling, and luxury that makes people buy M3's, not just the handling.

what's the problem with taking your car to the dragstrip and see how it does. i see nothing wrong with that.

btw, bob, you say shift at 5,600 rpms? i'm confused....
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i believe m3s can run 13.2s on the 1/4 mile. i ran my 325ci and got a 15.3, with a system in my car in 70-80degree weather
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i believe m3s can run 13.2s on the 1/4 mile. i ran my 325ci and got a 15.3, with a system in my car in 70-80degree weather
they sure can...a great driver should get it to 13 flat with optimal conditions. even seen a video for 12.77
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:47 PM   #17
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what track did you run at. i might move over there because my mom lives in tempe.
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Old 03-04-2004, 08:37 PM   #18
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try this

Leave rear tires at reg psi where they have the largest contact patch. Shift at 7800 rpm with your right foot on the floor and you will go much faster. I have gone a 1.75 60' on stock tires and 12.63 in the 1/4.
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