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      10-01-2013, 01:23 AM   #707
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Drives: 11 E90 M3 Individual
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wichita, KS

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2004 BMW M3  [4.50]
2011 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
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Originally Posted by Killerfish2012 View Post
That's absolutely impossible. I've seen modded GTRs in the advanced group struggle to put that time down. Just check youtube. Tons of stock M3 DTCs running high 2:40s, same as stock C5 Z06's. The exit speeds at the straights are all right around high 130's-140mph, which translates to those times. You were pulling high 130's. The scrubs helped you or else you'd be in the mid-high 2:40s which is nothing to be ashamed of.
Honestly, I have no idea of what's a good time at Road America...first time there. I think the conditions play a huge factor. Morning times will almost never be good this time of year. It takes a full day for the track to get rubbered up and really grippy.

But here's the lap. Its a 2:39...I even watched it in slow motion. Its the 20th lap of the weekend. 4th session of the instructor group, 3 laps from the end. Harry's had a video malfunction on this session for some reason.

Specs on the car:
2011 E90 with 3 options - individual color, DCT, ipod.
Square OEM 18x9.5s
275 conti scrubs square (fronts were falling off at this point)
75mm stud conversion
Stoptech BBK 6pot front/4pot rear with SR34 pads front and rear
GC camber plates (-2.5 camber)
Dinan springs
Dinan front sway bar
Non-EDC shocks
Dinan Pulley
BMW Performance steering wheel, grills and side markers
IND painted reflectors
1/2 tank of gas
I weigh 175lbs
Rear seat and air compressor was taken out
Schroth mini quick fit harness

I was in M Mode, DSC Off, Power off, S4 shift mode.

IMO, most make the mistake of going Power, EDC sport, and S5. It just makes the car ride harder and twitchier.
2015 F34 328iX GT Glacier Silver
2011 E90 M3 Monte Carlo Blue
2004 E46 M3 Imola Red