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
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-31-2011, 06:56 PM   #23
rzm3
Moderator
rzm3's Avatar
224
Rep
4,603
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA

iTrader: (14)

When your Akrapovic tips turn blue/purple

__________________
E92 M3 DCT - AiM EVO4 Data Logger / AiM SmartyCam HD / KW Competition 2-Way / OMP ARS Racing Seats / Brembo GT 365 / Pagid Yellow RS-29 / Rear Seats Delete
Appreciate 0
      05-31-2011, 07:15 PM   #24
LateBraking
Brigadier General
LateBraking's Avatar
United_States
64
Rep
3,878
Posts

 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

iTrader: (27)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rldzhao View Post
When your Akrapovic tips turn blue/purple

Wow, mine aren't quite there yet, just a little blurple.



Another one: ....when you're doing laps in your dreams, then go to the track the next day with a solid image of the line in your head.
Appreciate 0
      05-31-2011, 08:37 PM   #25
Richbot
Colonel
30
Rep
2,127
Posts

 
Drives: Jerez Black E90
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: STL

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by klammer View Post
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.
Seriously, wtf is wrong with people. I was almost in need of a drive through penalty the other day when somebody in the outside lane in a double-left turn intersection (I was in inside lane) decided that they HAD to be in my lane to make the turn.

He turned in on me, officer! *blank stare*
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-31-2011, 09:54 PM   #26
bogdan
First Lieutenant
bogdan's Avatar
6
Rep
371
Posts

 
Drives: Z06
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Rockville, MD

iTrader: (0)

...you stop taping your front bumper because it looks like tan lines when you take it off.
...people look at you funny when you tell them you're happy the last set of tires lasted 8k.
...you paint your calipers for temp indication.
...you wonder why this pig didn't come with brake ducts
...there is more brake pad material left on the car/wheels than the pads
...3/32nds of tread on a tire is not dangerous, it's the sweet spot
...you go around the roundabout that extra time, just because nobody is around
...you start giving driving tips to your s/o (never a good idea)
...the collection of tires have to sit in climate control so they don't harden
__________________
E90 M3-gone|E92 335i-gone
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mjolnir View Post
My dog swallowed my FOB. Luckily it was Comfort Access so I could still drive the car. Of course I had to take him with me everywhere and every time he rolled over the windows went down.
Appreciate 0
      05-31-2011, 09:59 PM   #27
Cptn Mo 703
Lieutenant Colonel
Cptn Mo 703's Avatar
United_States
31
Rep
1,605
Posts

 
Drives: my feet
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NoVa

iTrader: (15)

Garage List
lol tan lines
__________________
2008 Alpine White e93 335i- Sold
2009 Black Sap. Met. e93 335i- Sold
2010 Melbourne Red e92 M3- Sold
Appreciate 0
      05-31-2011, 10:48 PM   #28
FrenchBoy
Major
FrenchBoy's Avatar
France
42
Rep
1,376
Posts

 
Drives: '09 E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rldzhao View Post
When your Akrapovic tips turn blue/purple
Hell yeah!

__________________

2009 E90 M3 | SG | FR | 6Speed | Akrapovic Evo | JRZ RS1 | StopTech Trophy | Cantrell Brake Ducts
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 10:56 AM   #29
Drifting Tree
Drifting Tree
United_States
4
Rep
104
Posts

 
Drives: I'm only 15
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merked M3 View Post
... 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.


Waiting for the point by.... That was comedy, thanks pal.......
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 12:58 PM   #30
LateBraking
Brigadier General
LateBraking's Avatar
United_States
64
Rep
3,878
Posts

 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

iTrader: (27)

Ahahaha, I love these, keep 'em coming fellas!
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 01:10 PM   #31
Gearhead999s
Major General
Gearhead999s's Avatar
93
Rep
6,814
Posts

 
Drives: F25 2.8d(wifes)F82 M4
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

My dog gets excited when he hears my brakes 3 blocks away from home
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 01:13 PM   #32
LiM3y
Major
LiM3y's Avatar
United Kingdom
18
Rep
1,254
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: CT

iTrader: (3)

...you fill up at an off-track gas station on the way home, see $4.35 and think "cheap gas"!

[93 gas is actually cheaper at VIR than in CT!]
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 02:15 PM   #33
Gearhead999s
Major General
Gearhead999s's Avatar
93
Rep
6,814
Posts

 
Drives: F25 2.8d(wifes)F82 M4
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

The runoff from cleaning your wheels stains the driveway & road black with brake dust!
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 03:16 PM   #34
chili cheese
Captain
chili cheese's Avatar
17
Rep
960
Posts

 
Drives: '13 E92 M3, Santorini Blue
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southern CA

iTrader: (6)

When your front tires look like this:
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 03:25 PM   #35
Gearhead999s
Major General
Gearhead999s's Avatar
93
Rep
6,814
Posts

 
Drives: F25 2.8d(wifes)F82 M4
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 03:29 PM   #36
Gearhead999s
Major General
Gearhead999s's Avatar
93
Rep
6,814
Posts

 
Drives: F25 2.8d(wifes)F82 M4
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)



But then you get some help

Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 04:59 PM   #37
ShadeD1
First Lieutenant
United_States
11
Rep
330
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 X5 xDrive 35i
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (0)

LOL! You read my mind

Quote:
Originally Posted by LateBraking View Post
....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"?
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #38
ShadeD1
First Lieutenant
United_States
11
Rep
330
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 X5 xDrive 35i
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (0)

your rotors look like this
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #39
OC3
Havin' a blast!
OC3's Avatar
United_States
53
Rep
4,819
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merked M3 View Post
... on the highway you wait for the guy in the Mustang to point you by before you pass him.
Quote:
Originally Posted by bogdan View Post
...you stop taping your front bumper because it looks like tan lines when you take it off.
__________________

BRP CW13 1:56 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo | Endless | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD/ContiGrandAm | no other mods, nor weight shavings
Appreciate 0
      06-01-2011, 07:38 PM   #40
AMPowerJ
One mod leads to another ...
AMPowerJ's Avatar
United_States
64
Rep
2,621
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 F80 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Blythewood, SC

iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead999s View Post
The runoff from cleaning your wheels stains the driveway & road black with brake dust!
+1

When you change your tires it looks like a NASCAR pit stop because of all the brake dust that pours out.
__________________

Current: 2015 F80 M3 (SS, Full Black Interior, 6MT, LED Lights, Adaptive Suspension, 19's)
Previous: 2013 E92 M3, 2013 F10 M5, 2009 E90 M3, 1998 E36 M3
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 11:50 AM   #41
dnvrdrvr
Captain Obvious
dnvrdrvr's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
799
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 Carbon X5M
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Denver, CO

iTrader: (4)

Seriously my favorite thread in a long time.

...you've got a summer/track bumper (Ericsson) and a winter bumper (OEM), knowing full well each takes a different type of abuse. They even get repainted during their 'off-season'.

...you scrape your studs out of the rotor hats and peel off the track graphic stickers before taking the car in for service so as not to have to answer any unnecessary questions.

...you forget to peel the tape off your rear license plate and take off the number plates before heading off-site to re-fuel... and a cop pulls a U-turn to follow you there... at least until Starbucks appeared before the gas station.
__________________
Just a girl and her 550 ponies...
www.mw3motorsports.com
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 02:56 PM   #42
signes
Brigadier General
signes's Avatar
United_States
63
Rep
4,214
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Spinnin at 8k

iTrader: (3)

Summer bumper and winter, that is an awesome idea...

Great thread.
__________________
08 E90 | Jet Black / Black | 6MT
Mods: RAC RG63 w/ Pirelli Corsa 255F/285R | Akrapovic Evo Exhaust | OEM Blacklines
Winter Setup: OEM 18s w/ Nokian Hakkapeliita R 245/40-18
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #43
LateBraking
Brigadier General
LateBraking's Avatar
United_States
64
Rep
3,878
Posts

 
Drives: Reliable Cars
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pacific Standard Time

iTrader: (27)

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrenchBoy View Post
Hell yeah!
MOAR BLAU!


I'd love to see RLDZHAO's undercarriage....



"....your tires peel apart like Fruit-by-the-Foot."
Appreciate 0
      06-02-2011, 06:50 PM   #44
aus
Major General
118
Rep
7,416
Posts

 
Drives: Odysse
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Seal Beach, CA

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead999s View Post


But then you get some help

Lucky man to have a pit crew like that!!
__________________
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."
Appreciate 0
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 12:16 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