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      05-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #202

Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Calgary

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Originally Posted by Brianrg View Post
Twice I tried 5th but I felt I lost something with the shift so I just stayed in fourth and really rode the redline. I glanced down a couple of times and the digital speedo read 215.

I felt like I wasn't carrying enough speed out of the carousel. I think a few more times around I could exit that last corner cleaner and I will be switching into fifth and hitting higher speeds on the front straight.
I did a quick calculation and at redline with the 4.10 you should be doing in the 207-210 range at redline in 4th.

Carrying speed out of the carousel is so important. I give up a lot going into the carousel to make sure I get the exit right. that last right hander along the wall is the most important turn on the track to get right, in slow out fast!!! Give it time and practice and you will definately need 5th!!!!