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      07-24-2014, 10:29 AM   #23
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Kind of off-topic, but I may cave & get a track-only setup, instead of a set of streeties.

How are you guys transporting to the track. I have an E90 w/ the folding seats & tire totes. Good to go between trunk & back seat?

I *refuse* to break out my trailer... Lol

TIA & great review, OP.
Definitely the way to go. I have folding seats too, but the best way I have found to pack 4 tires in the rear is to stack 2 side by side. They will also fit 4 in a row standing up, but I find it easier both in and out to stack them.
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      07-24-2014, 01:22 PM   #24
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I'm sure my wife's gonna love this, as I told her I'm keeping the car stock & no R-comps lol
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Bumping an old thread. I had my first day on NT01 at Lime Rock on Tuesday. I was previously running BFG Rivals. I had the NT01s heat cycled and did not scrub them in on the street. In the very first session, they were very wobbly and not confidence inspiring at all (as noted above), but to my dismay, I ran my fastest lap ever at LRP in my first session on the NT01s!

They got better as the day went on. In my second session I beat my first session time and put down even faster laps than the first session. It was very hot (low 90s) and very humid so I struggled with pressures most of the day, but they were great. I was aiming for 38 psi hot and that seemed to work ok, but after reading through some of these old threads maybe I should aim for 34-36 psi hot?

I did notice the cool sound they make, almost like an airplane is flying overhead. It was a little distracting at first and took some getting used to but overall I thought they were great. They also make a very low pitched howling sound under hard cornering (for example, I heard it most going from the left hander into the right hander, which is a quick left to right transition). Is the howling normal? I did find that if I waited a second and turned in later in minimized the sound a bit, but that seemed slower. I realize I need to learn to drive on these coming from street tires but any advice is much appreciated!
Yep, I've landed at about 35-36 psi hot with the NT01s. They seem to feel better as they age. I'm not sure if they're faster now, but they feel a bit better. Less wobbly. Then again, maybe I'm just forgetting how sharp and communicative the RS3s felt.

I do like their howl/coo/woo sound, just not on drives to the track. Made that mistake only once.

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Kind of off-topic, but I may cave & get a track-only setup, instead of a set of streeties.

How are you guys transporting to the track. I have an E90 w/ the folding seats & tire totes. Good to go between trunk & back seat?

I *refuse* to break out my trailer... Lol

TIA & great review, OP.
Thanks man.

Think I've posted this pic 100x, but here's my preferred setup.



This assumes no one in the front passenger, or they're really small. On the driver's side, I've got the one wheel in front with the open barrel facing forward. Allows for the back of the seat to reach into the barrel a bit (if necessary). I'm 6'2" and don't have to adjust my regular driving position at all.
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Kind of off-topic, but I may cave & get a track-only setup, instead of a set of streeties.

How are you guys transporting to the track. I have an E90 w/ the folding seats & tire totes. Good to go between trunk & back seat?

I *refuse* to break out my trailer... Lol

TIA & great review, OP.
I get all 4 Arc-8s/NT-01s in the back of my e90. The trunk is full of everything else including the Bosch impact wrench and floor jack.
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Think I've posted this pic 100x, but here's my preferred setup.

This assumes no one in the front passenger, or they're really small. On the driver's side, I've got the one wheel in front with the open barrel facing forward. Allows for the back of the seat to reach into the barrel a bit (if necessary). I'm 6'2" and don't have to adjust my regular driving position at all.
This layout works great unless you want to carry a tent too

To do that, I stack them flat, 2 on each side, tent on top. 1 x 5-gallon jug behind the passenger seat. 2 x large plastic bins, jack, jack stands, chair, 1 x 5-gallon in the trunk. cooler & personal stuff on front pass. seat with seatbelt on (to avoid constant chime). voila
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This layout works great unless you want to carry a tent too

To do that, I stack them flat, 2 on each side, tent on top. 1 x 5-gallon jug behind the passenger seat. 2 x large plastic bins, jack, jack stands, chair, 1 x 5-gallon in the trunk. cooler & personal stuff on front pass. seat with seatbelt on (to avoid constant chime). voila
Hahaha... That's true, my setup assumes the basics fit in the trunk, and you're not camping, bringing your portable grill, and bicycle for transport around the paddock
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They also make a very low pitched howling sound under hard cornering (for example, I heard it most going from the left hander into the right hander, which is a quick left to right transition). Is the howling normal? I did find that if I waited a second and turned in later in minimized the sound a bit, but that seemed slower. I realize I need to learn to drive on these coming from street tires but any advice is much appreciated!
Yes, that is normal especially if you are running higher pressures. This will give you a better idea of the noise they make. But its not loud and the tire is already sliding by the time you can hear anything. Still can't rely on the audible clues that you're getting over the limit of grip.



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How are you guys transporting to the track. I have an E90 w/ the folding seats & tire totes. Good to go between trunk & back seat?

I *refuse* to break out my trailer... Lol

TIA & great review, OP.
4 tires is easy without messing your car interior. I've fit as many as 9 in my E90 although 4 were 255s but the other 5 were 275s.
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Gingerman is a fun track although it's short! Definitely hit me up next time you do a private track sessio I got a few guys that would love to join!

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Gingerman is a fun track although it's short! Definitely hit me up next time you do a private track sessio I got a few guys that would love to join!

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In the works here http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1019296
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