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      04-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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** A track report of Mfest VI by The R's Tuning**

A track report of Mfest VI: The fastest M

The set up of our car:
Aero: Varis GT wing, GTS style front lip
Power: Akrapovic EVO full exhaust, K&N drop-in filter
Cooling: Rís Tuning extra engine oil cooler, Rís Tuning upgrade DCT cooler
Chassis: Brembo BBK, Endless N45S brake pads, Moton clubsport, Ground Control camber plates
Interior: Recaro SPG and SPG XL, 4 point roll bar, Schroth 6 point harness, luxury suede sleeping bed
Wheels and tires: (Front) TE37SL in gloss black with NT01 275/35/18, (Rear) CE28N time attack with AD08 275/35/19 *note: I damaged the front wheels so I had to use the spare TE37SLís, we didnít mean to do this weird set up, but thatís all we could do at that time. NT01ís were pretty wear to the lowest setting as well.

Fastest lap of the day: 1:59.xxx ( I forget the offical laptime so we have to wait until Speedventures posts up the result)
The fastest lap that was recored: 2:00.721
Here you go:



Track condition:
Pros:
- Dry
- Excellent track surface
- Well-organized track event

Cons:
- Super hot day. 107F. I melt the buttom of my shoes on the aluminum gas padel.



Cooling:
- M3 with upgrade DCT cooler, extra engine oil cooler, re-located P/S cooler
I have used 3 tank of gas for the entire day. I was doing Speedventure run group and Mfest advance run group, so I did all the sessions back to back which was 50 min straight without cool down lap during the day. The result was as good as we expected. No overheating on anything, drove to the track, drove back home. The only thing missed was the front lip.

- Vorsteiner GTRS3 M3, More detail of the car:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1892815&type=3
I test drove my customer's car for a session in the afternoon, I was only able to do 3 hot laps, then the car went to limp mode due to engine oil overheating.


Problems I had last year
Here were the problems I got last year at the same track and a bit cooler day. Thatís before I had any cooler to the car:
DCT oil overheating:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520899
Engine oil overheating:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520895

Quick-fix of the P/S steering cooler:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=642518


Conclusion:
Here's how I would rate the parts and the whole set up I ran that day.

Pros:
- All the coolers. Without them, I wouldn't have so much fun. I guess I would have been doing cool down lap in every 2-3 laps.
- Moton Clubsport. We could be able to dial the suspension for mixed R-compound and street tires. What a master piece.
- Varis GT Wing. We did 2 adjustment and I was able to do full throttle on all the high speed corner at the track.
- Towel. It prevented the P/S spill out. LOL
- Akrapovic. Noticeable exhaust tone when tracking so I didn't need to look for the rev, but also comfortable/ drone-free during the 12 hours drive to and from Las Vegas.
- Reliable. 3 and half of hours in a 107F track day, solid.
- Smooth power delivery.

Cons:
- The NA S65 engine wasn't rev-happy during hot days. I could use 5th gear on the front and back straight of LVMS in the first 2 sessions when the temp was 80F outside, however, the car couldn't even rev up to redline of 4th gear later on.
- Lack of straight straight line performance. A CTS-V saw me struggle behind trying to pass, so he gave me a point-by in the front straight-away, then I full throttled it but he got back on gas again right before I could pass. It was embarrassed. There's 2 car length by the end of the straight.


It was nice to meeting everyone at Mfest.
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      04-25-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Congrats! You guys were running solid out there!

The heat was brutal.
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Wow you should have signed up for the tuner shootout. Having a better time than a supercharged car is amazing.
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Thanks for the write up

Fast time! any pics of the wheel set up ? lol

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Wow you should have signed up for the tuner shootout. Having a better time than a supercharged car is amazing.
As we have learned, power isn't everything lol

Being past by a S2k or miata proved this point to me early on...

The best mod is seriously the driver.

Great driving and video Ricky
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Car looks great and awesome driving
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Thanks for the write up

Fast time! any pics of the wheel set up ? lol



As we have learned, power isn't everything lol

Being past by a S2k or miata proved this point to me early on...

The best mod is seriously the driver.

Great driving and video Ricky
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Nothing like the tuner being a test driver level.
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Nice!! Thanks for sharing!
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Really impressive car control. How did the car handle running r comps front and AD08 back? Obviously you ran a quick time, but how did it feel subjectively?
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Nice driving Ricky, you are doing great behind the wheel.

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Nice, thats a great time! I saw you cruising up and down the strip a couple times at night car looked really good. Good to see you repn out on the track.
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Thank you everyone!!

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Congrats! You guys were running solid out there!

The heat was brutal.
Thank you Tom. Your boost sounds awesome, I'm jelly

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Wow you should have signed up for the tuner shootout. Having a better time than a supercharged car is amazing.
Unfortunately we weren't plan to promote anything at the event. We all had fun, that's what matters.

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Thanks for the write up

Fast time! any pics of the wheel set up ? lol



As we have learned, power isn't everything lol

Being past by a S2k or miata proved this point to me early on...

The best mod is seriously the driver.

Great driving and video Ricky
Thank you Sean!! Actually running different wheels aren't really bad looking, just a bit rice. Haha


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Really impressive car control. How did the car handle running r comps front and AD08 back? Obviously you ran a quick time, but how did it feel subjectively?
If running r comps front and streets in the back, the car will become drift king... I dialed my suspensions for the tires set up during the day, so it drives OK. Very good turn-in with not so much grip corner exiting. It took me a couple of laps to get used to it.
I don't recommend running this kind of mix match tires. It's just emergency.


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Nice, thats a great time! I saw you cruising up and down the strip a couple times at night car looked really good. Good to see you repn out on the track.
Thank you for helping me out at Friday night!!
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i cant stop watching that vid ricky.....car control is great.

really miss going out to the track w ya'll...keep it up!!!!

WWC!
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i cant stop watching that vid ricky.....car control is great.

really miss going out to the track w ya'll...keep it up!!!!

WWC!
Now your car is pretty stock, so show us your driving at the track!!
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Good job Ricky and thanks for the write up. See you finally upgraded to suede!!
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Now your car is pretty stock, so show us your driving at the track!!
HAHHAHAHA i'm thinking about it!!!!!
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Nice job on the coolers OP.
Did your power steering boil over with the adjustment you made to the cooler?

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Thanks for sharing. Awesome time given the different type of F-R tires
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Saw that wheel off! Now I can see why your p/s pumps are failing!

Nice driving...just wish the video wasn't cock-eyed.
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Good job Ricky and thanks for the write up. See you finally upgraded to suede!!
Thank you!! Haha


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Nice job on the coolers OP.
Did your power steering boil over with the adjustment you made to the cooler?

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No never. It's the third track days after re-located the P/S cooler. Everything runs perfect.


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Thanks for sharing. Awesome time given the different type of F-R tires
Thank you sir!


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Saw that wheel off! Now I can see why your p/s pumps are failing!

Nice driving...just wish the video wasn't cock-eyed.
It's my first time to use camera. I will make it better next time
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