A lot of the rides here are way past stock in their engine bays, brakes, and suspensions. If we have put the right parts together, we should see increased acceleration, braking, and handling numbers! The question is how much better than stock performance is your ride?
Who has tested their modified BMW's 0 - 60 times, 1/4 Miles, Lateral Acceleration, Friction Circle, etc.?
Who enters their rides at SCCA Events, Drag Strips, etc.?
Who has performance testing equipment from GTech, Escort, Vericom, etc.?
ok... I drove my exact car stock about two months ago at an autox... this autox was pretty much made for a higher HP car.. due to the speed of the corse... so I gave the car all she was worth... (same 97 M3.. 2dr.. no mods)... and out of three runs.. my fastest time was 49.90... then I took my car.. which has had the entire suspension replaced... and modified a little... along with a few engine upgrades.. and brought my time down to 47.95... I noticed the biggest difference in handeling... some say the M3s handeling is by far the best... yes.. it is.. stock.. but once you improve upon this stock setup.. things only get amazing.
I have Gone to a couple of SCCA tracks, and been the pace car for them.
Its alot of fun, to go out and "warm up" before the cars get on the track.
I also get the opportunity to do some hot laps.....given my car is slow.....but it turns like its on rails.
I had decent times, I can "run" with some production limited prep cars.
Try it if you have a track by you, its REALLY fun
__________________ 318I convertible, Dinan Exhaust and performance chip
Roh BMW racing 17's, Dinan Stage 2 suspension system. Pinoeer CD player, pioneer speakers front and rear. Pioneer 400 watt 6 channel amp. and MTX 8" subwoofer.
I ran a 7.28 0-60 and 15.35 at 93.09 quarter mile on my g-tech, with a 60ft time of 2.4. (note this was the best of four runs at sea level and about 70 degrees, and 3rd day driving the car) all I have is a different air box and tires, I also stopped in the 120s from 60. On cool brakes though.
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