BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 Photos/Video/Media Gallery
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-28-2011, 03:29 AM   #23
OC3
Havin' a blast!
 
OC3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 4,739
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by karussell View Post
Its hard to learn after years of driving in traffic looking at the back of other cars. This is what i do, maybe it will help you as well.

when you begin braking for a turn, look to the apex. don't turn-in early though.
when you begin turning in, look to the exit. don't track-out early though.
when you apex, look for the next turn-in point.

even when there are obstacles in your line of sight, still make a habit of looking through them and visualizing the apex.

specifics on buttonwillow.

lost hill - you MUST nail apex. the car's right tires will go right into a little dip at the crest just next to the berm. most importantly, do not lift the throttle mid-corner. the crest of the hill makes the rear of the car light since you are also turning and its off-camber.

off-ramp - the line you use is tighter and generally used for low hp cars like miatas or when guarding the corner exit in a race. with the power an M3 makes, its generally better to take a later turn-in, late apex and get on throttle much earlier. you will catch many cars this way, trust me. ;-)
Thanks again.

Re: later turn-in and late apex, that's something that's been on my mind for a while now & is on a to-do list on future track days.
__________________

BRP CW13 1:58 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo BBK | Endless ME20 | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD
OC3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2011, 06:21 PM   #24
xchosun1x
FNG
 
xchosun1x's Avatar
 
Drives: JZB 2008 E92 M3 DCT
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 2,144
iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by karussell View Post
Its hard to learn after years of driving in traffic looking at the back of other cars. This is what i do, maybe it will help you as well.

when you begin braking for a turn, look to the apex. don't turn-in early though.
when you begin turning in, look to the exit. don't track-out early though.
when you apex, look for the next turn-in point.

even when there are obstacles in your line of sight, still make a habit of looking through them and visualizing the apex.

specifics on buttonwillow.

lost hill - you MUST nail apex. the car's right tires will go right into a little dip at the crest just next to the berm. most importantly, do not lift the throttle mid-corner. the crest of the hill makes the rear of the car light since you are also turning and its off-camber.

off-ramp - the line you use is tighter and generally used for low hp cars like miatas or when guarding the corner exit in a race. with the power an M3 makes, its generally better to take a later turn-in, late apex and get on throttle much earlier. you will catch many cars this way, trust me. ;-)
great advice!
xchosun1x is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2011, 11:03 AM   #25
persian54
Lieutenant General
 
persian54's Avatar
 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

Posts: 15,769
iTrader: (291)

Quote:
Originally Posted by OC3 View Post
Thanks again.

Re: later turn-in and late apex, that's something that's been on my mind for a while now & is on a to-do list on future track days.
yeah I started doing that a little yesterday

I rather late than early
persian54 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:52 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST