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Old 01-09-2005, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I went to the track yesterday and had a blast, it was my frist time on the 1/4! Anyways I was a little disappointed with my times and my clutch was slipping pretty bad. I had to launch at much lower RPM than I wanted resulting in............ a slow launch

Here is a video of one of my best runs: HERE

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.389 R/T
2.324 60'
6.454 330
9.785 1/8 @ 73.81 mph
12.667 1000
15.064 1/4 @ 92.63 mph
Should I switch to 4th gear or leave it in 3rd? Any other tips to do?

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Old 01-09-2005, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats a desent 60 foot time... that sounds about right with the car and mods... more mods.. less time of course...

I think you did good for what you were working with...

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i didn't buy a bmw to go fast!! i bought it because i love the car.. nice vid though!! u want to go fast.. and have a bmw.. then get a m3.. other then that, don't be dissapointed with your time..
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i didn't buy a bmw to go fast!! i bought it because i love the car.. nice vid though!! u want to go fast.. and have a bmw.. then get a m3.. other then that, don't be dissapointed with your time..
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I know guys you are right, it's fun to do it though! My friend with a E36 M3 ran a 13.8 which is pretty good, he only has intake and sux at the twistys lol.
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niec times dude havent got mine to the strip.. dont know if i ever really will. but hey its fun all the less

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I agree, 3ers aren't drag cars, but the idea is fun nonethelss. I'm curious as to your shift intervals (revs), and what do you drive, or did I miss that somewhere.
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with his time sim guessing a 328 specially with the manifold...

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I agree, 3ers aren't drag cars, but the idea is fun nonethelss. I'm curious as to your shift intervals (revs), and what do you drive, or did I miss that somewhere.
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Sorry I thought it said next to my name 328is but that's a different forum.

I drive a 1996 BMW 328is 5 speed. I went to 6400 RPM in each gear.
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Ohhhhh yeah :P

I'll play around with my new christmas toy tomorrow, and see what it says. I'd be curious to see what it says compared to the data above. My accelerometer is terribley accurate, as it's within 1hp of my dyno sheets. I've been needing to make some runs as I'm currently running the stock chip and fuel pressure regulator while Active builds me more chips.
wow, my exhaust sounds a lot different. I need to do some video.
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Ohhhhh yeah :P

I'll play around with my new christmas toy tomorrow, and see what it says. I'd be curious to see what it says compared to the data above. My accelerometer is terribley accurate, as it's within 1hp of my dyno sheets. I've been needing to make some runs as I'm currently running the stock chip and fuel pressure regulator while Active builds me more chips.
wow, my exhaust sounds a lot different. I need to do some video.
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That's not my exhaust, all intake! I'm sure you'll kill my times since Icouldnt launch any higher
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My bestfriend has a 323is and he ran a 15.0 completely stock. I thought 328's were suppost to be faster?
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thats pretty good times for the 2.5...

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Hi, maybe you didn't read my post or have reading troubles but I clearly stated my clutch was slipping pretty bad. With a new clutch I can launch at the appropraite RPM's and the holeshot would be MUCH faster.
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Leave her in 3rd. Well with a 6500 redline you'll probably need 4th if you can get a better launch.
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