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) > New and Preowned M3 Pricing, Ordering, Tracking / European Delivery / Dealer Reviews
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-29-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
kirotarev1990
New Member
 
Drives: bmw m3 e92 2009
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: bulgaria,plovdiv

Posts: 16
iTrader: (0)

Question BMW M3 question

hello everyone I have one question. I just bough my new bmw m3 e92 the car is amazing and I want to know for example if I go to the track for 1 or 2 hours per mount is it problem for the car I mean pads,engine,rotors ect. I know that everything depends on the driving but still I want to know
thank you in advance
kirotarev1990 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2010, 02:50 PM   #2
Dice13
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011.5 AW E93 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 550
iTrader: (0)

Some might say up grade you're brakes which you can do. The car is made to run but things can happen running the car hard. I am not sure how the warranty will work but i think it should not be a problem as long as you don't tell dealer. I don't think you're insurance will cover you but I believe some tracks have track insurance. I might want to go to track at least once but will not unless my $80k plus car is covered cause I will drive it hard. It also depends on how you are going to drive it,but no matter how you drive it I believe insurance is a must.
Dice13 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2010, 03:29 PM   #3
kscarrol
Colonel
 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

Posts: 2,067
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dice13 View Post
I am not sure how the warranty will work but i think it should not be a problem as long as you don't tell dealer.
Not sure I believe this! First trip to the dealer for regularly scheduled service and I'm sure the service guys would notice the after-market brakes. Generally with after-market mods there is no issue with the warranty though some dealers might make an issue of it. And they certainly won't repair/replace after-market mods like brakes. Others who have tracked their cars with after-market mods will have more insight...
__________________
Current: 2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg., Conv. Pkg., everything but Cold Weather Pkg!
Gone: 2008 550, Space Grey, Sports Package, Sport Auto Transmission.
Sold: 2004 545i (U.S.), Steptronic, Silver Gray.
kscarrol is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-29-2010, 04:48 PM   #4
Dice13
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011.5 AW E93 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 550
iTrader: (0)

True about the breaks dealer would see them.

What I meant about warranty if something breaks not about putting on aftermarket brakes. I am sure the guys that track would have better input.

BTW make sure you break you're new car in first: -).
Dice13 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 12:43 PM   #5
DadzM3
Lieutenant
 
DadzM3's Avatar
 
Drives: S65 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 443
iTrader: (2)

Depending on your insurance company you may be covered. If you are tracking the car BUT not racing then you could be, none will cover if you are racing. I just had this conversation with an agent the other day and he told me that they would cover as long as it was not a race, but a road course was fine. did not make much sense to me, but that is what he said. I believe he said he was an agent with State Farm. I would call and check first though. As far as your car being ok, it will be ok but you can expect premature wear on your tires, brake pads and rotors. If you come to the dealer at 10k miles because your brakes are spent I bet they would give you a huge hassle covering them under your maintenance plan since "normal" life is expected to be in the high 20k miles to low 30k miles.
__________________
S65 Space Gray E92|Nav|Black Novillo Extended Leather|6 MT|Sat/HD Radio|CF roof|19 inch HRE 560R|SRX Detector|"Edition" Grills|Gills|Akrapovic|Eibach Springs
DadzM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 02:43 PM   #6
Dice13
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011.5 AW E93 M3
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 550
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by DadzM3 View Post
Depending on your insurance company you may be covered. If you are tracking the car BUT not racing then you could be, none will cover if you are racing. I just had this conversation with an agent the other day and he told me that they would cover as long as it was not a race, but a road course was fine. did not make much sense to me, but that is what he said. I believe he said he was an agent with State Farm. I would call and check first though. As far as your car being ok, it will be ok but you can expect premature wear on your tires, brake pads and rotors. If you come to the dealer at 10k miles because your brakes are spent I bet they would give you a huge hassle covering them under your maintenance plan since "normal" life is expected to be in the high 20k miles to low 30k miles.
And what if I am a hard driver and wear my breaks fast no track?
Dice13 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #7
DadzM3
Lieutenant
 
DadzM3's Avatar
 
Drives: S65 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida

Posts: 443
iTrader: (2)

There is a big difference between being hard on your brakes and abusing them on the track. The massive heat generated during track use will be apparent compared to hard brake use during driving. BMW expects to pay for your brakes once during your warranty/maintenance period, maybe twice if you are in the area of 25k at each change, but if you are tearing them up you will have issues. They will replace "normal wear and tear items" they would consider this to not be normal. This is just my opinion and maybe someone with experience can speak up, but hearing and seeing how BMW operates they are not going to replace without a fight or it will come down to how good your relationship is with your dealer.
__________________
S65 Space Gray E92|Nav|Black Novillo Extended Leather|6 MT|Sat/HD Radio|CF roof|19 inch HRE 560R|SRX Detector|"Edition" Grills|Gills|Akrapovic|Eibach Springs
DadzM3 is offline  
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 11:10 AM.




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