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      07-11-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question When are you going to PCD Spartanburg?

Hi All,

Just wondering when you guys going to Spartanburg.

I ordered my M3/E90 in May, was on the Don Juan, arrived July 4.
The PCD will not be until August 7 in my case. That's 5 weeks!!

I hope PCD will be worth the wait.

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      07-12-2008, 07:54 AM   #2
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i am on the 7th also. check the june build someone else has that date too...
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      07-13-2008, 04:09 AM   #3
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definitely....Just came back from PCD Yesterday, Waited 4 months for it...from the hotel, food, driving experinece, and even the 800 mls drive back home....Only advice I have, don't fotget a camera....and if you're driving the car back....painters tape or some type of paint protection..
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Im actually here now at Marriot waiting for my shuttle to PC for a one-day CAr Control Class and tomorrows Delivery... its getting ridiculously painfully as it draws nearer.

like last night .... I could not sleep well.
or was it becoz of something else
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definitely....Just came back from PCD Yesterday, Waited 4 months for it...from the hotel, food, driving experinece, and even the 800 mls drive back home....Only advice I have, don't fotget a camera....and if you're driving the car back....painters tape or some type of paint protection..
Im drving 700-800mi back to NYC. What do you mean by the 'painters tape' ?
How long are we going to be on the track? What speeds did you get?

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you use their m3 not yours anyways. i think he was referring to the drive home.
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painter's tape (blue tape)for your car on your drive back home ( i use a clear wood flr tape).... honestly I lost track of the time...but my guess is about two hrs in the track or should i say mini track, you'll do some slalom, braking and sliding in a wet..1 hr for the delivery of your car, 30 min x5 driving experience, 1 1/2 hr plant tour and 10 min in an M5 with a pro.. 1 more, thing, make sure your CA request the mat few weeks before delivery, mine didn't, he said i will get a universal one and will have the M3 mat waiting here in NY...pick up one at a local target....
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painter's tape (blue tape)for your car on your drive back home ( i use a clear wood flr tape).... honestly I lost track of the time...but my guess is about two hrs in the track or should i say mini track, you'll do some slalom, braking and sliding in a wet..1 hr for the delivery of your car, 30 min x5 driving experience, 1 1/2 hr plant tour and 10 min in an M5 with a pro.. 1 more, thing, make sure your CA request the mat few weeks before delivery, mine didn't, he said i will get a universal one and will have the M3 mat waiting here in NY...pick up one at a local target....

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4 Aug 2008 at PCD

Mine is scheduled for 4 Aug 2008. Goto the Security desk or Receptionist and ask to sign the Bimmerfest Sign-in Book.

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Hey Thefly,

R U ready for next week? Any last minute tips?

I called my CA to check whether I got the floormats. He would take care of it...

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none that i can think of. just is it aug 7 yet!!! bring a sleeping pill for wednesday i know i won't be able to sleep, i am getting anxious.

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none that i can think of. just is it aug 7 yet!!! bring a sleeping pill for wednesday i know i won't be able to sleep, i am getting anxious.

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I'd better take them already... 6 nights!!
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Im drving 700-800mi back to NYC. What do you mean by the 'painters tape' ?
How long are we going to be on the track? What speeds did you get?

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I didn't watch the speedometer, but guess you get up to 80 or so on the the track. You use a small section of they track that's setup like an autocross. M-dynamic mode is enabled, so you can get the tail to drift out when you're exiting the turns.

You're on the track for about 2+ hours. Braking, Auto cross, Skid pad

There are a number of writeup over here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=136

mine's here (towards the bottom):
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=298968

I brought point&shoot camera for in-car photos, and dslr for delivery photos
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I'd better take them already... 6 nights!!
Hey guys, I just saw your thread (I had just started one last night): I will be doing my PCD on the 7th too!!!
I will also be driving back to NJ...but the long way. I figured I would use this opportunity to visit SC, NC, VA, MD, DC, PA and home.

By the way, where from are you in Europe?? Not too many Peugeot 206 around here...
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By the way, where from are you in Europe?? Not too many Peugeot 206 around here...
And what about the BMW 120d (diesel...)
I think diesels are awesome, got a 25mpg while drive 140mph on the Autobahn... I'm originally from Holland (Amsterdam) and mostly found on the German Autobahn...

Live in NYC now. I think I will try the Skyline Drive in Virginia on the way home...

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i am headed the opposite direction, back towards texas...
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And what about the BMW 120d (diesel...)
I think diesels are awesome, got a 25mpg while drive 140mph on the Autobahn... I'm originally from Holland (Amsterdam) and mostly found on the German Autobahn...

Live in NYC now. I think I will try the Skyline Drive in Virginia on the way home...

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Yeah, I had seen the 120d, but thought that the Peugeot was even more special around here. Anyhow, I agree with you, the diesel engines are really fuel efficient, but IMO they lack extended RPM range for fun driving.
Hope you will be able to sleep (a little bit at least) the days before Thursdays, otherwise you might end up in the gravel at the end of the first straight line on the course!!
Have all a great week and trip down to SC and see you on the 7th in the morning!
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Yeah, I had seen the 120d, but thought that the Peugeot was even more special around here. Anyhow, I agree with you, the diesel engines are really fuel efficient, but IMO they lack extended RPM range for fun driving.
That's why I drove a Porsche next to it...

But I must say that the M3 has only 10% more torque than the 120d and expect the 335d to have 50%more torque, you can smoke regular gas cars with a 40-60mph acceleration easily!! The down side is that you lose a lot of hp on swifting to a higher gear...

But still loved the car doing an average of 50mpg highway.

See you the 7th!

PS: hope not to end up in the sand...
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4Aug2008 @ PCD

I'm at the Marriot right now. Where is everyone at who's gonna pick up their Bimmer? I'll post pix later... Stay tuned.

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the 3 of us this week, are picking up on thursday
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It's getting real close now, leaving tomorrow for PCD... Can't wait!!

Hey Gadgetman,
Please give us the details about your experience!

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It's getting real close now, leaving tomorrow for PCD... Can't wait!!

Hey Gadgetman,
Please give us the details about your experience!

Thanks!!

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...I think Gadgetman is having too much fun to have time to post pics right now!!
Counting the minutes now!!!
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