BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Track / Autocross / Dragstrip / Driving Techniques
 
Evolve Automotive
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-30-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
paradocs98
Major
 
paradocs98's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 Carrera S
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,342
iTrader: (0)

You know you've been to the track when...

You wind up with hot-rubber skidmarks on your front fascia, hood and roof from flying rubber chunks thrown by cars ahead. Time to find a full-body track condom for the M3...
paradocs98 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2011, 08:44 PM   #2
Martin_D
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Martin_D's Avatar
 
Drives: Ford Super Duty
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC

Posts: 1,792
iTrader: (34)

You need to go faster....Just screwing with you! I just cleaned a days worth of ZR1 rubber off my car
Martin_D is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
 
AMPowerJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Blythewood, SC

Posts: 2,465
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
.... when your brake rotors are blue, your tires are bald, and you are proud of it.
__________________

Current: 2015 F80 M3 (SS, Full Black Interior, 6MT, LED, Adaptive, 19's) - On Order - 10/28 PCD
Previous: 2013 E92 M3, 2013 F10 M5, 2009 E90 M3, 1998 E36 M3
AMPowerJ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
Martin_D
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Martin_D's Avatar
 
Drives: Ford Super Duty
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC

Posts: 1,792
iTrader: (34)

ooops i failed
Martin_D is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2011, 09:21 PM   #5
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
 
AMPowerJ's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Blythewood, SC

Posts: 2,465
iTrader: (9)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin_D View Post
ooops i failed
__________________

Current: 2015 F80 M3 (SS, Full Black Interior, 6MT, LED, Adaptive, 19's) - On Order - 10/28 PCD
Previous: 2013 E92 M3, 2013 F10 M5, 2009 E90 M3, 1998 E36 M3
AMPowerJ is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2011, 10:51 PM   #6
LiM3y
Major
 
LiM3y's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT

Posts: 1,226
iTrader: (3)

Somebody's bitching because you haven't posted vids yet...
__________________
LiM3y is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2011, 11:45 PM   #7
klammer
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 11 spc gry m3 e90, 07 X5
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: chicago

Posts: 3,232
iTrader: (0)

and this ain't mud
Attached Images
 
__________________
mods: akra evo, dinan 3.45 diff, ess akra tune, dinan stg.3, Alcon bbk, HRE P40
klammer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2011, 11:48 PM   #8
w00tw00t
Lieutenant Colonel
 
w00tw00t's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 Z06
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Seattle

Posts: 1,623
iTrader: (11)

thats why I bought a black car
w00tw00t is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 12:08 AM   #9
chili cheese
Captain
 
chili cheese's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 E92 M3, Santorini Blue
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern CA

Posts: 958
iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by w00tw00t View Post
thats why I bought a black car
Ha ha, seriously. I thought there wasn't that much debris or many markings with my black BMW, but with the white one....well it's bad. I pretty much have to do a full detail after a track event.
chili cheese is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 12:22 AM   #10
aus
Major General
 
Drives: Odysse
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seal Beach, CA

Posts: 7,302
iTrader: (5)

chillicheese, post the pic of your tires here.
Total track effect..
__________________
Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
aus is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 12:59 AM   #11
LateBraking
Brigadier General
 
LateBraking's Avatar
 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

Posts: 3,878
iTrader: (27)

....you no longer care about small nicks and scrapes on your paint?

....when something breaks and you think "oh that's f*cking great, just another day at the track"? (Me currently, whoo....)

....when you're thinking about your next tires two track days after you bought your current set?

....your wife complains about the ride but you think it's not stiff enough, and that compromising for her sucks?

....when you're no longer on asphalt and go "gee, what line should I try the next time" as opposed to "gee, I wonder how much my insurance premiums are going to go up as a result of this"?
LateBraking is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 01:19 AM   #12
paradocs98
Major
 
paradocs98's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 Carrera S
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,342
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Martin_D View Post
You need to go faster....Just screwing with you! I just cleaned a days worth of ZR1 rubber off my car
I knew this was coming!
paradocs98 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 01:21 AM   #13
paradocs98
Major
 
paradocs98's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 Carrera S
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,342
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by klammer View Post
and this ain't mud
I saw those tell-tale marks on your car in another thread and knew exactly what they were...

Last edited by paradocs98; 05-31-2011 at 01:23 AM. Reason: sp.
paradocs98 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 03:37 AM   #14
R A W L S
R A W L S
 
R A W L S's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 BMW M3
Join Date: May 2010
Location: _____________________

Posts: 163
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
You know you\'ve been to the track when...

... all you're thinking about is how you could squeeze another tenth or two off your lap time.

...all you're thinking about is the next time you'll be on the track and how long and painful of a wait it will be till then.
R A W L S is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 05:35 AM   #15
LiM3y
Major
 
LiM3y's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT

Posts: 1,226
iTrader: (3)

...you have a light grey cone scuff mark on the the front wheel well lip, and it is still there 2 years later. You know you can wet sand and and polish it out, but it makes you smile every time you look at it on the way into the office.
__________________
LiM3y is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 05:46 AM   #16
paradocs98
Major
 
paradocs98's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 Carrera S
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,342
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LiM3y View Post
Somebody's bitching because you haven't posted vids yet...
Good one! Guilty as charged...
paradocs98 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 05:48 AM   #17
paradocs98
Major
 
paradocs98's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 991 Carrera S
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY

Posts: 1,342
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by LiM3y View Post
...you have a light grey cone scuff mark on the the front wheel well lip, and it is still there 2 years later. You know you can wet sand and and polish it out, but it makes you smile every time you look at it on the way into the office.
Indeed, it's a badge of honor.
paradocs98 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 08:30 AM   #18
LiM3y
Major
 
LiM3y's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT

Posts: 1,226
iTrader: (3)

...you watch someone's line through an on/off ramp and think "that's an awful line"

...you start trail braking off ramps

...you late apex off ramps to get a faster track out
__________________
LiM3y is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 09:03 AM   #19
MaxL
Captain
 
Drives: E90 M3, Cayenne T, 991 GT3
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 939
iTrader: (0)

... you need to re-balance wheels because tires rotated on rims
... your detailer asks why there are voids in the dirt shaped like numbers
... you need to clean up the engine bay from the boiling power steering fluid puked all over it
MaxL is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 09:40 AM   #20
Radiation Joe
Veni Vidi Vici
 
Radiation Joe's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 JB/BBe-6sp-e90
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Macungie PA

Posts: 2,749
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 e90 M3-Sold  [4.25]
2003 RS6 - Sold  [0.00]
2009 e90 M3 - Gone  [0.00]
2003 M3 SOLD  [0.00]
old 2002  [5.00]
... you leave the Watkins Glen stickers on your windshield for a year.
... people at stoplights stare at you when your brakes make sounds like metal on metal truck brakes.
... your suspension sounds like nickels being bounced in a pie tin due to all the spherical bearings that you put in over a year ago and haven't replaced, yet.
__________________

Dinan compliment of stuff plus PF rotors and RG63s. Enough for now.
Why, yes. I am an abrasive bastard.
Radiation Joe is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 01:35 PM   #21
Merked M3
First Lieutenant
 
Merked M3's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Posts: 356
iTrader: (0)

... 8 miles/gallon makes you smile.

... on the highway you wait for the guy in the Mustang to point you by before you pass him.
__________________
2008 E90 M3 6-MT - Sold but not forgotten - amazing car

The next car, my Porsche Cayman S
Merked M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2011, 02:02 PM   #22
klammer
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 11 spc gry m3 e90, 07 X5
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: chicago

Posts: 3,232
iTrader: (0)

these are hilarious, I do all of these now. Plus i get annoyed when people early apex left turns and almost hit me in the left turn lane.
__________________
mods: akra evo, dinan 3.45 diff, ess akra tune, dinan stg.3, Alcon bbk, HRE P40
klammer 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 02:17 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