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      06-22-2011, 03:14 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
Don't be a drama queen man.
Originally Posted by elp_jc View Post
That's why owners of expensive cars NEVER do launches; wheel hop can cause serious damage. Not to mention the abuse the drivetrain (especially clutch, transmission, differential) and suspension take. Somebody found a post from the OP complaining of wheel hop, but most of us didn't need that 'proof' to know abuse was involved. The M3 is a good circuit car, but not a drag racer.
Well don't be an absolutist either. There is plenty of daily "abuse" and launching done of M3s, street and strip. Saying otherwise along with the "NEVER" qualifier is patently false. Although such types of "driving" will certainly cause accelerated wear it should not cause catastrophic failure in a nearly new car. Probably the first thing to go under such agressive driving would be a normal wear item - the clutch...

Now these corrections being stated, I too am still highly suspicious of the owners claimed driving style.
E92 M3 | Space Gray on Fox Red | M-DCT | CF Roof | RAC RG63 Wheels | Brembo 380mm BBK |
| Vorsteiner Ti Exhaust | Matte Black Grilles/Side Gills/Rear Emblem/Mirrors |
| Alekshop Back up Camera | GP Thunders | BMW Aluminum Pedals | Elite Angels |
| XPEL Full Front Wrap | Hardwired V1 | Interior Xenon Light Kit |