Originally Posted by Bmw135er
Each person is different, and it really comes down to your skill level and how comfortable you feel in the car. If you are smooth and push the car hard, you'll want mods sooner than later. If you feel like you can do more, just not sure how to advance your skills without help, then you're not there yet. Bottom line is if you do track days more than 3 times a year and you are even moderately aggressive, you'll at least want extra tires and wheels. After you do 2 track days and your $350/ea PS2s are gone, you can easily justify the costs! Get a square setup from apex. You can't go wrong for the price and they can tell you exactly what size tires and wheels you can run with your suspension setup. Plus, they're very inexpensive for a pretty nice wheel. Then camber plates to preserve the precious tires, and the list goes on I'm afraid.
Glad to hear you're enjoying your M3 the way that it was intended, and not drag racing!
April will be my first track trip (3 days @ Summit) and then I have 2 more days booked in June (@ NJMP) and then planning on 2 more days (@ Summit) in August.
My street wheels are due for new rear tires (Super Sports) so I had planned on using those for this season and I am hoping they last the 7 days I was planning and then over next winter I'd get a square setup from Apex and a set of track tires (probably dry weather slicks and use my streets in the wet).
I will already be buying track pads and such, but had hoped my suspension as it stands would get me thru the first summer - it's Billstein HD's with Eibach Sport Springs. Basically the matched set Billstein is offering but pieced together before they started offering it.
And yeah, you don't have to worry about me drag racing. I got that out of my system in college with a Pontiac. I've seen the light