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      11-13-2011, 09:18 AM   #23
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...yeah, the back feels already quite light around 150 mph (on Monticello track) so for higher speeds I would definitely install a wing.
Agreed. I can't get to those speeds on my local track but have done several speed limited V-max's and unless I were on an A-bahn w/ some more aero I would be disinclined to push much over 160.
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      11-14-2011, 05:52 AM   #24
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yes, you all are correct, at those speeds the aero really come into play. The front doesn't feel as planted. I'm not so worried about the back. That is one of the reasons that i didn't get a chance to do a vid, it gets kind of windy here in the fall, and with wind, i hesitate to go over 180mph.

What are the gears on the M3?

I have stock 18's, and it's a 6 speed manual.

While yes i agree speedo is not an accurate measurement, it's still nice to say i hit 200mph... I'm most certain that i am officially in 300kph club (GPS), which is already cool!
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      11-14-2011, 10:21 AM   #25
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Factory ratios look like this:


Final Drive
3.846

1st
4.055

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2.369

3rd
1.582

4th
1.192

5th
1.000

6th
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      11-14-2011, 05:36 PM   #26
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I think I got to 166mph according to my GPS during euro delivery. It was right near Darscheid close to the ring. I'll see if I still have info. My gps stores the max speed.
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      11-14-2011, 06:36 PM   #27
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In a dream...my M3 hit 186mph speedo speed. No GPS or Vbox to confirm exact speed

This was a one time thing. Should never happen again.

Mods were OE tune with limiter removed (obvious), AA HFC Xpipe, MS Filter, MS Pulley

Never done 200+...and don't plan on it
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      11-14-2011, 06:58 PM   #28
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The funny thing is this car handles speed so well it's almost disorientating. In a good way. Like I no I'm going fast but between listening to the engine, watching out for others and genuinely marvelling at the car I forget to look at the speedo and/or the readout.
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      11-14-2011, 07:29 PM   #29
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162 Mph here with a cts-v in rear view mirror ;D
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      11-20-2011, 01:09 PM   #30
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I hit 192 mph (speedo reading) about a year back. I would not recommend this for anyone as the car veers form side to side even when you hold the wheel as firm as you can.
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      11-20-2011, 09:41 PM   #31
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Tweaked 150 at TWS going CW.
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      11-20-2011, 11:21 PM   #32
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Thats really crazy and dangerous. Even if your doing 190mph ... between your street tires + the aero generated under the car is asking for some serious mangled death.
For the sake of others and yourself, please stop attempting these 200mph runs on public roads. You have no idea about the forces of physics your messing with.
+1, the car feels very floaty at high speeds. A small bump on the road and you're dead.
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      11-21-2011, 10:33 AM   #33
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That is some serious speed!

165mph indicated is my max.
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      11-22-2011, 08:38 AM   #34
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      11-22-2011, 09:42 AM   #35
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150 thus far...didn't get to the limiter kick back yet...I know (I was already there haha...
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      11-22-2011, 03:39 PM   #36
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170 here.
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      11-22-2011, 04:29 PM   #37
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I seriously doubt that.
Quite possible actually, speedometer indicated, of course. Considering the discrepancy.
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      11-22-2011, 04:40 PM   #38
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Quite possible actually, speedometer indicated, of course. Considering the discrepancy.
Yup. 320kph is about 198mph which is about what the speedo reads at 180actual mph. The M driver's package has a 178mph limiter. Makes sense to me
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      11-22-2011, 05:32 PM   #39
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Wish we had that in the US. Only way for us to raise or eliminate it is with a $1,000 tune.
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      11-23-2011, 12:53 AM   #40
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another shitty vid, at the recorded attempt of 200mph... failed, but you can clearly see the speedo above 190mph, after 6th minute..
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