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      03-14-2011, 02:54 AM   #1
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how often you guys floor it to red?

my m3 e92 is 3 month with 3500 miles now, I believe I floor it to red limit or yellow area 200 times already ,feels like every day I will floor it twice to red limit when I drive into freeway from street. is that very bad on engine? how about you guys?
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      03-14-2011, 03:06 AM   #2
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You're cars gonna blow up.

Seriously though. These cars are designed to be driven hard. You'll be fine.
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      03-14-2011, 05:12 AM   #3
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Same here. Had same concern on my mind too. I guess that's how I'll drive my M and just deal with the consequences.
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You're cars gonna blow up.

Seriously though. These cars are designed to be driven hard. You'll be fine.




I always take 1st and 2nd to red line getting on the highway and anytime I'm hitting the back roads. Joy is 8400 pulse pounding beats per minuets
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      03-14-2011, 07:25 AM   #5
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Almost daily here, it's pretty much routine by now
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      03-14-2011, 07:29 AM   #6
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      03-14-2011, 07:30 AM   #7
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      03-14-2011, 07:33 AM   #8
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Whenever the oppertunity presents itself lol....not ALL that often. In normal driving I will usually shift before 6...mostly before 5. When I step on it a little I usually short shift 1-2 (7500) and take 2-3 to 8300. When I really go I'll shift 1-2 at 8200-8300. It's very easy to hit the limiter in 1st.
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      03-14-2011, 09:22 AM   #10
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Everyday. BUT only after it is warmed up fully.
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The problem with this car is, if you redline (at WOT) you're going >60mph in ~5 seconds. That is freeway speed already.
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      03-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #12
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The problem with this car is, if you redline (at WOT) you're going >60mph in ~5 seconds. That is freeway speed already.
Where's the problem...?
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      03-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #13
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i had the car for 1 year 1/2 with 36k miles on the odo. and i think i only floored to yellow not even red maybe 3 times... ok ok maybe 5x
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The problem with this car is, if you redline (at WOT) you're going >60mph in ~5 seconds. That is freeway speed already.
^ This...

If you are in Virginia like me and cops hate you, pick the spots where you redline wisely because chances are you are already speeding (and accelerating fast) and you're going to get pulled over.
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      03-14-2011, 10:13 AM   #15
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all day, every day. Love it. Sometimes I forget to let her warm up, but the DCT doesnt allow you to redline untill the engine is hot enough...thanks bmw.
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^ This...

If you are in Virginia like me and cops hate you, pick the spots where you redline wisely because chances are you are already speeding (and accelerating fast) and you're going to get pulled over.
if you are in virginia, you're screwed either way
never seen a place where car owners are bent over so often
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      03-14-2011, 10:18 AM   #17
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I do it all the time as well, in the highway and when I am the first car waiting for green light :d
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      03-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #18
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if you are in virginia, you're screwed either way
never seen a place where car owners are bent over so often
Maryland.
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      03-14-2011, 10:27 AM   #19
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I go to redline every time I want to use all 414hp that I paid for.
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The problem with this car is, if you redline (at WOT) you're going >60mph in ~5 seconds. That is freeway speed already.
+1, so do it on Freeway onramps...those i consider "Freebies" because Cali speed limit is 65mph...BUT, they never set a time limit on how fast u can get there. so i take it WOT everytime im getting on the freeway with a longer merging lane...
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      03-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #21
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      03-14-2011, 12:04 PM   #22
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The problem with this car is, if you redline (at WOT) you're going >60mph in ~5 seconds. That is freeway speed already.
1, so do it on Freeway onramps...those i consider "Freebies" because Cali speed limit is 65mph...BUT, they never set a time limit on how fast u can get there. so i take it WOT everytime im getting on the freeway with a longer merging lane...
Same thing here. Onramps to a highway where everybody drives 75 are the treats in my daily commute. I slow down if I have a car in front of me till it reaches the end of the ramp then I floor it and merge in third gear at 85MPH. Slowing down from 85 to 75 on third gear happens almost instantaneously if you take your foot of the gas. Sometimes people behind me onramp are aware of what I'm doing and preparing themselves to watch something exciting and sometimes they are clueless but in both cases they understand and enjoy what they see once it's done judging by their thumbs up once they catch up with me later on the hwy (I don't speed up on the hwy itself, no point).
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