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      09-27-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
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someone tell me how to shift plz

i have an 2011 e92 m3 with DCT, i always wanna have some fun with my friend's c63 and bentley continental GT, i often lose in a drag race, most reason is the start off lag from m3, and im not sure if i shift correctly, i use mdm, and setup everything to sport and sport plus, and always shift at about 8400 rpm, is that correct? or i need to change something?
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Start in 2nd gear, believe me it'll get you going much faster.. Who needs 1st!
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cant use launch in a short time, that kills me, i would like to use launch, but we did several runs, i only beat the Bentley once, and he said he wasnt very seriously then i won, i feel like shit, i think m3 can beat the Bentley continental GT at start off, and i think the problem is i dont know how to drive, im wasting this car
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Start in 2nd gear, believe me it'll get you going much faster.. Who needs 1st!
how about the edc setup? or it doesnt matter?
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cant use launch in a short time, that kills me, i would like to use launch, but we did several runs, i only beat the Bentley once, and he said he wasnt very seriously then i won, i feel like shit, i think m3 can beat the Bentley continental GT at start off, and i think the problem is i dont know how to drive, im wasting this car
Practice, practice and practice.

Here are the part# for the half shafts, you'll need these eventually!
R: 33212283457
L: 33212283458


And yes, you are wasting this car drag racing it. Although drag racing requires skill, it is not "driving"! Go to a track with your buddies, go around a few corners, and you will see the light...

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take it to the twisties, that proves it . but be safe.
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My experience with dual clutch transmissions is limited to the M3, so Iím no authority. IMO, the clutch programming in this transmission is simply not compatible with the type of standing start acceleration required in drag racing. I suppose with practice, and assuming you had the Christmas tree start at a legal drag strip, you could get the launch program timing down so it works well. But as others have said, as good as DCT is in many respects, you have found one of its weaknesses. But itís great on a road course, since the shifts are perfect and it frees your left foot for braking in all turns, regardless of shifting requirements.
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i have an 2011 e92 m3 with DCT, i always wanna have some fun with my friend's c63 and bentley continental GT, i often lose in a drag race, most reason is the start off lag from m3, and im not sure if i shift correctly, i use mdm, and setup everything to sport and sport plus, and always shift at about 8400 rpm, is that correct? or i need to change something?
Drag race and M3... yeah.

Looks like you need to learn how to drive. Get some driver skills and hpde classes.

Hint: you need as much weight as possible at the driving wheels, and you have EDC.
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You have ballz coming on here and posting that you don't know how to drive a car with DCT.
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You have ballz coming on here and posting that you don't know how to drive a car with DCT.
Hopefully, the new M3 will have the option of CVT for folks who can't use paddle shifters? They shouldn't be discriminated against!
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you still cant beat them no matter what... do the launch mode... might get you closer...
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Really?!! You bought a M3 to drag race!!?
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i have an 2011 e92 m3 with DCT, i always wanna have some fun with my friend's c63 and bentley continental GT, i often lose in a drag race, most reason is the start off lag from m3, and im not sure if i shift correctly, i use mdm, and setup everything to sport and sport plus, and always shift at about 8400 rpm, is that correct? or i need to change something?
Turn off DSC. Turn off Power Button (power button makes it difficult to modulate the throttle). Increase manual shifts to S6. Power brake to 3K. Accelerate linearly to maintain traction. Shift at 8,200. Don't die.
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