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      11-30-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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M3 at the autocross...plus a few friends

Went to my first autocross event in the m3 a few weekends ago. The weather was cold and rainy but eventually cleared up and the sun came out. I have tracked before but this was my first autocross and I must say it was a blast. Very technical running mostly in 2nd gear the whole way through.

The first half of the day was wet and slippery. That was fun because the car would slide around and it was like playing a video game. Once the track dried up people started to get more serious with clocking faster times.

My tires were definitely holding me back. I was running hankook v12s and they are good for street but are very insufficient for the hard braking and cornering.
Looking to upgrade to NT05's or AD08's along with some RD sway bars soon.

overall a great experience.
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the line up


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      11-30-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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looks like fun. you must of had lots of runs with just 6 cars.
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      11-30-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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lol...there ended up being around 30 cars total...but definitely got in a lot of runs.

the pics do look like only 6 cars are at the event
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your car looks sooo sick. Is that a luma lip?
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      11-30-2010, 11:40 PM   #5
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Looks like a lot of fun! Just to add, if your bmw in pic 1 had its angel eyes on, it would of been sooo perfect
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yup luma front lip with no vents

it was a blast...when you coming out to the track steve?
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Nice Car!! any plans to track it too? I tried autocross in my s2000 once and didn't like it much . hated not being able to go WOT.. I've tracked my motorcycles for the last few years and there's nothing like the feeling of taking turns at high speeds and going wide open on the straightaways..
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definitely plans on going tracking...i've tracked before the m3...but havent had a chance to do it much.

a friend told me about the auto x event and gave it a shot...it was fun

I plan on going to a local track sometime in december


anyone else interested?
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definitely plans on going tracking...i've tracked before the m3...but havent had a chance to do it much.

a friend told me about the auto x event and gave it a shot...it was fun

I plan on going to a local track sometime in december


anyone else interested?
Might be interested, give me a heads up
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Looks like fun! I think it's time to get better tires!!
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the 2nd shot is the best of the batch.
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lol...there ended up being around 30 cars total...but definitely got in a lot of runs.

the pics do look like only 6 cars are at the event
Are those GP thunder bulbs in your AE's?
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      12-17-2010, 06:20 PM   #16
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the SSRs look look sick on your car, I love the step lips
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running Lux H8 angel eyes
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