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      11-26-2009, 04:23 PM   #67
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A lot of folks I track with at TWS snickered at me for taking the E90 to the track. "It's a pig"...."get a real track car....". One particular GT3 owner (instructor/racer) changed his tune after being passed and then seeing the britax baby seat bolted down in the rear seat once back at the paddock.

I agree, it's a pig, and no doubt the E93 is even more of a handfull. But it's pretty well behaved and a good dual use car.

BTW - have you had any overheating issues in the Texas summer? On a couple of occasions last summer in 100+ heat it went into limp mode. PS pump issues? Mine is now making a noise that is most certainly a PS pump ready to give up the ghost.
Why are there so many haters at the track? My friend experienced the same thing when he took his e92 to the track. They were given him attitude about his 19's.
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      11-26-2009, 05:06 PM   #68
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Why are there so many haters at the track? My friend experienced the same thing when he took his e92 to the track. They were given him attitude about his 19's.
People can be so critical. Everyone at the track is better than the other person, you know? In reality, sure 18s are more appropriate for the track than 19s but in the end everyone is meeting to share a common interest with one another. I do not understand the "haters" either. I say, if you're there, you already have something in common so rather than being critical, look at the fact you have similar interests, offer suggestions and make friends.
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      11-26-2009, 09:10 PM   #69
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Why are there so many haters at the track? My friend experienced the same thing when he took his e92 to the track. They were given him attitude about his 19's.
It's not haters...just friendly folk who like to poke fun.
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      11-26-2009, 09:58 PM   #70
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So where do you run? Ive tried to get in on weekend track days with my 135i vert. Nobody allows me to run just because of the fact that the car is a drop top.
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      11-28-2009, 10:26 AM   #71
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just going fast on a track is awesome, doesn t really matter of the car if u have fun!
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      11-28-2009, 04:41 PM   #72
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Hi,

Brake fade always. Even if you are having fun and not concerned about lap times I would suggest flushing the system with Motul 600 or 660. It's cheap, quick and will help your brake system to resist fade. You can also use it for daily driving without a problem.

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Hope to track my E90 next year.
I'm curious though. What kind of problems are you referring to (first post)?
Brake fatigue only?

I'm using a different approach. I've bought a second set of OEM wheels (19") and will track the car without any mods. Brakes should be a problem, but I'm aiming at having fun and not lap times. Hence the OEM tires. Slicks are faster but less fun!
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      11-28-2009, 04:44 PM   #73
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Hi,

Yes exactly. They recommended those and Autoscope in Dallas installed them and did all the testing for tire clearance and I only use the spacers when I have the track wheels on. Probably going with StopTech early Spring when the season fires up again, only on the front though.

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Question, did Turner recommend the spacers front and rear because of the rims you ordered? Seem a lot, but I don't know.

Unless I missed it, what brake package did you decide to go with?

Lastly, don't let any flack here defer you from posting opinions. A lot of us are interested in whats happening with this car on the track. Continue to sing out.
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      11-28-2009, 04:49 PM   #74
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This is really odd becuase all the people I have met at the track (and I mean everyone) is very nice and even though it's very competitive, people share info, share tools and are very helpful and friendly regardless of what you drive. People might talk smack with their friends but the events I go to are very well managed and aholes are smacked down quick. This group of guys seems to have a very low tolerance for trouble makers and people are just nice to one another, regardless of what you're driving.



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People can be so critical. Everyone at the track is better than the other person, you know? In reality, sure 18s are more appropriate for the track than 19s but in the end everyone is meeting to share a common interest with one another. I do not understand the "haters" either. I say, if you're there, you already have something in common so rather than being critical, look at the fact you have similar interests, offer suggestions and make friends.
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      12-10-2009, 12:49 AM   #75
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Welcome John, I'm glade you joined the forum .

keep the good driving and don't let these guys get to you.

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      12-23-2009, 11:27 PM   #76
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Wow.. For a 1st time poster who was willing to share lots of hard earned data, I'm not feeling the love here at all. If this forum is stacked with haters who prefer to be judgemental and don't even bother to read the entire post and especially the "this car was not bought for the track" part, I'm pretty underwhelmed with m3post.com so far. I'm sure there are lots of good people here but the haters are on the prowl.

I repeat...

THIS IS NOT A DEDICATED TRACK CAR !

I drive it to work everyday, my wife, dog and I go cruising with the top down when the weather is nice. I track it because aside from a few hundred extra pounds, it kicks ass as a track car, top up or down. Which part of that doesn't make sense?

I'm running close to 2min laps at TWS which is VERY respectable so how about cuttimg me some slack?
+1000...hence the word WEEKEND in your title!

Nice write-up, thanks for the information sharing. Let us know when you figure out a good and resonable caliper to put up front...
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      12-24-2009, 01:22 AM   #77
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forget the "vert isnt a track car" comments...99% of the people on here dont even track their cars so who are they to tell you it isnt suitable for the track!

enjoy the car on the street, track, snow, w/e you want...its YOUR car
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Except for the safety comprimises of being a retractable hardtop,how is this any different than using an 4200 lb E60 M5 as a track car?
M5 unladen = 4012

M3 Coupe = 3700

M3 vert= 4145

M3 Sedan = 3726

OP....thank you for posting this...you really seem to be enjoying your car
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No sunroof, EDC, 6 Speed MT, iDrive... Cloth seats.

3,611 with 3/4 Tank of fuel and no driver.

The car kicks ass on track on square setup Rear Wheel/Tire PS2s, 10 mm spacers out back and a set of brake pads, with no other tweaks.
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