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      06-15-2014, 12:27 PM   #1079
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I'm closing in on my straight speed of the e90 with my e46 now because I can get thru and out of corners carrying so much more speed.
Yeah I hear you. I do feel like I was entering some turns hotter and carrying more speed. But need to look over both vids side by side. Car feels great. It's also summer now and everyone is slower.
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      06-15-2014, 02:28 PM   #1080
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Yeah I hear you. I do feel like I was entering some turns hotter and carrying more speed. But need to look over both vids side by side. Car feels great. It's also summer now and everyone is slower.
Substantial weight differential helps also. My e90 was stock suspension and brakes so not really apples to apples.
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      06-16-2014, 10:03 AM   #1081
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Substantial weight differential helps also. My e90 was stock suspension and brakes so not really apples to apples.
My e92 and e46 only had a 150lb difference
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      06-16-2014, 10:56 AM   #1082
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My e92 and e46 only had a 150lb difference
Mine was close to 600 more. 3580 vs 3000.
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      06-16-2014, 01:01 PM   #1083
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Mine was close to 600 more. 3580 vs 3000.
I just posted corner balance thread

Was 3714 vs 3558

Obviously you stripped your car. So the comparison for us seems quite different.
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      06-16-2014, 01:10 PM   #1084
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I just posted corner balance thread

Was 3714 vs 3558

Obviously you stripped your car. So the comparison for us seems quite different.
Yep my e46 is stripped interior, carbon blank. Need to still pull excess wiring and hvac but that's about it. That weight makes huge difference.
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      06-29-2014, 06:59 PM   #1085
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Buttonwillow 2:04:9
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Extremely hot today...a bit disappointed compared to my E92 times but I think once winter arrives I should get closer.


**my buddy's friend took his 100% STOCK F80 M3 and ran 2:03:4 (never even adjusted tire pressure, went up to 46-48psi)

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      06-29-2014, 08:02 PM   #1086
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OEM tires on the F80? If so that's a great time.
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      06-29-2014, 08:08 PM   #1087
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Yes. 100% oem. Nothing touched
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Yes. 100% oem. Nothing touched
That's some impressive driving!!!
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Yes. 100% oem. Nothing touched
Did the car suffer any limp mode issues with the heat?
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      06-29-2014, 11:12 PM   #1090
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Did the car suffer any limp mode issues with the heat?
No limp mode. He did say he felt like the car wasn't pulling as hard after some laps
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No limp mode. He did say he felt like the car wasn't pulling as hard after some laps
Most likely from the turbo having heat soak.
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      07-12-2014, 08:19 AM   #1092
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And a nice big spin over Phil Hill!



So how long will it take for you to get all of the dirt out of your car? lol

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      07-14-2014, 01:58 AM   #1093
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So how long will it take for you to get all of the dirt out of your car? lol

Love the trackside cigar!
Used the air compressor then a detail next day. Came out ok!
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      07-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #1094
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      07-27-2014, 03:08 PM   #1095
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Hey guys, went on my first track day ever to WSIR! Had vbox sport timing it and everything. First lap was 1:57 but ended up with a fast lap of 1:39! Could have shaved off another second if I were in the proper gear exiting turn 9

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Car: e36m3 s54 engine 5mt
Track/Course: Buttonwillow CW#13 (repaved July 2014)
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Nice time....curious what you were running on the old surface.
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Nice time....curious what you were running on the old surface.
I think I left at least a second on the table.
Never ran the old surface in this car. Previous Buttonwillow lap times w e46m3 and e90m3 on 1st page of this thread.
I've heard ppl say new repave is worth 1-2 seconds ....but not confirmed.

Maybe someone else can chime in to confirm or dispell.
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I've heard ppl say new repave is worth 1-2 seconds ....but not confirmed.

Maybe someone else can chime in to confirm or dispell.
From what I've seen, when they repaved Cotton Corners a couple years ago-----immediately following that sectional repave, Cotton Corners was slower. Everyone was sliding around in Cotton Corners right after the repave. But a couple months later, the pavement fully "dried out" and people had laid some rubber down, and then it was great to run through there after that.

From that experience, I'd say that the repave of the whole track is going to be generally the same. And from what we're hearing from the Speed Ventures event, it seems to be the case. It sounds like people were sliding around quite a bit out there at the SV event.

My guess is by October, the track will be getting in good shape---the track will have cured, some rubber will be down on it and the weather will be more friendly so the track surface temp will be cooler for better grip, and the friendlier weather will be kinder to our engines which will keep our power levels up. At that point, people should start to improve on their previous Buttonwillow times.
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