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      08-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Midwest

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Looks to me that much of the difference can be attributed to the higher corner exit speeds with the cups. For example, you're 7 mph up with the cups coming onto the front straight (@ 1:39). At peak speed on the straight, you reach 115 with the cups, and 113 with the ss. So that gap was closed to 2 mph with the ESS kit.

All of that said, I think the best look at your straight line acceleration is on the front straight as you shift into fourth. I honestly was expecting more between 103-113 mph in fourth. Could very well be the hot weather.

Top speed for me on my home track is in the 120-130 range down the back straight. On a 50-60 degree day I can nearly clip 130 mph whereas on a 90 degree day I'm just over 120 mph. Same tires, identical final corner exit speed, same brake point.
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