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      06-16-2010, 09:53 PM   #23
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Well I finally drove itThe wife insisted on going with me to make sure I did not beat on her new car.Overall I am very impressed with the changes from the 07.The DCT trans is very smooth and almost imperceptable on shifts up or down and you can only hear the shifts due the sport exhaust that the IS comes with.I notice some more turbo lag than the earlier car had but that could due to not having a torque converter like the auto had.It does feel like it has more mid range but as my ears would boxed if I really got on it,no full throttle yetI think this will be a very enjoyable ride for the future
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      06-22-2010, 07:38 AM   #24
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Just noticed one thing last night that does not impress me at all with this car.It has the same Bridgestone Re050a runflats with a 140 wear rating just like the 07 car had.We only got 11000 kms out of them on 2 sets before changing to non run flats.BMW really needs to do something about that!
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LOVE the is, HATE the stock wheels....although that is a simple fix
I love the stock wheels. I was able to see them in person at BMW NA HQ last Friday. I would consider putting them on my M3 if they fit (I haven't looked into that).
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I love the stock wheels. I was able to see them in person at BMW NA HQ last Friday. I would consider putting them on my M3 if they fit (I haven't looked into that).
Yep I liked the standard 18's much better than the 19's which was great as there was no way we were having 19" runflats again.

Mike.You doing Calabogie this year?it looks like July 11th is the date that a bunch of us are looking at.
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Yep I liked the standard 18's much better than the 19's which was great as there was no way we were having 19" runflats again.

Mike.You doing Calabogie this year?it looks like July 11th is the date that a bunch of us are looking at.
Gearhead999,

Are you doing Calabogie on July 11?
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Yep I liked the standard 18's much better than the 19's which was great as there was no way we were having 19" runflats again.

Mike.You doing Calabogie this year?it looks like July 11th is the date that a bunch of us are looking at.
Yes, I'll be instructing there. I've already been accepted and I will be there all 3 days. However I won't be driving the E92 instead I'll have my E36M3 track car.

I can't wait, it's a great track and always a good time.

EDIT: Oh wait, I'm going to be there July 16-18 with the US Patroon Chapter and the Canadian Ottawa chapter in a 3 day combined event. I beleive there are still openings.
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Are you doing Calabogie on July 11?
I am going to try to confirm that today.
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Are any of you going 16-18 July?
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Are any of you going 16-18 July?
Might take a look at that.The Club Calabogie days are probally much better for "experianced lappers" though.
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Just noticed one thing last night that does not impress me at all with this car.It has the same Bridgestone Re050a runflats with a 140 wear rating just like the 07 car had.We only got 11000 kms out of them on 2 sets before changing to non run flats.BMW really needs to do something about that!
Are you drifting your wifes car or what? That's insane, I had the RE50as on my E90 330i and put 35-40K on them before returning it on lease...
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Are you drifting your wifes car or what? That's insane, I had the RE50as on my E90 330i and put 35-40K on them before returning it on lease...
Nope.That car is not driven hard.Both F&R wore on the inside to the cord twice.Bitched at BMW,car was aligned on their dime.2nd set also did the same in 11000 kms.I put the Continental Contact 3's on it and about 20000 kms with no funny wear patterns and the car rode way better than the stupid run flats and had lots of life still left on them.
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Might take a look at that.The Club Calabogie days are probally much better for "experianced lappers" though.
I know that the Friday will be more of an open lapping format. Saturday and Sunday will be more of a school format.
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I know that the Friday will be more of an open lapping format. Saturday and Sunday will be more of a school format.
Yeah the Friday might work.How long are the sessions and how many cars per group?
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I thought we had a track day at Mosport on July 9?
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What Al. No business trip July 09.

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What Al. No business trip July 09.
I am instructing here on the Sunday.The July 9th date is still a go.

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I am booked for the 11th of July!! YAY!!
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I am booked for the 11th of July!! YAY!!
Done!Love Calabogie
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Done!Love Calabogie
I assume this will be the full track? Are they providing lunch? Didn't find any details of the event? Time? Requirements? Extra.

Just hope I can pass the sound check!

Been there on a bike, first time in a car.
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Are any of you going 16-18 July?
Doing the 11th for sure with Club Calabogie.There are a few of us going now.
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I assume this will be the full track? Are they providing lunch? Didn't find any details of the event? Time? Requirements? Extra.

Just hope I can pass the sound check!

Been there on a bike, first time in a car.
http://www.calabogiemotorsports.com/...d=2&Itemid=150

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http://www.calabogiemotorsports.com/...=81&Itemid=134

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