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Old 04-10-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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E46 M3 Enabling M-Track Mode Retrofit Service

If anyone wants to enable the M-Track Mode on their regular M3 I can offer this service for a reasonable fee.

This feature was standard on the ZCP & CSL E46 M3.
Unlike a real ZCP equipped with a M button on the steering wheel to enable the M-Track Mode.
The M-track mode is controlled entirely through the DSC button. Single press = M-track. Press + hold = DSC off.

M track mode (requires the MK60 module, which is limited to M3s 2003 (09/2002) and newer.)

Simply put M-Track Mode makes driving around with the traction control on more slip/fun while still retaining that safety net to catch you when you run out of talent.

The M track mode isn't as intrusive as the regular M3s dsc traction control. When partial throttle and turning out of a driveway, with the normal dsc on, the traction control would cut off the throttle for a good couple seconds it felt like, it was horrible. With the M track mode, it only cuts off the throttle for what feels like 1/2 a second lurch. I would rate M track mode as a halfway medium between the standard DSC and the DSC completely off, it gives the security of some traction control and less severe when it intervenes, and doesn't kick in as soon as the standard dsc.

Key Points

-You get the 3/4 circle arrow like the one that shows when you turn the standard dsc off, it's the same icon used when you use M Track Mode in the competition cars, it illuminates orange.
-DSC doesn't interfere as early
-When cutting the throttle, only cuts it for like 1/2 second (a 1/2 second lurch) whereas standard M3 cuts throttle like 1-2 seconds, very noticeable
-When M Track Mode is on, you cannot activate manual shift mode 6 - SMG M3
-To turn DSC completely off and to initiate launch control, hold DSC button down for 3 seconds (not 5 seconds like other sources have estimated) until the traction control triangle illuminates.

Here a youtube video that shows the M-Track Mode in action.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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I think my production dates is 07/2002. How would I get that module or can I get it flashed?
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I think my production dates is 07/2002. How would I get that module or can I get it flashed?
It's a flash and I am about to do this pretty soon.
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Just got the m mode on my car and I could not be more happy. Recommend this for any e46 m3 owner. Very fun mod
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I have an 12/04 M3.. so I just push the DSC button once and it allows more power to the tires? Less strict DSC? I am confused..
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Anyone that wants M-Track Mode, Hit me up, Best Price Around!
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