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M3 Track: Racing and DE Best mod for speed is learning to get the most out of what you currently have. Tracks and DE's is the place to start!


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Old Wed, May-10-2017, 08:31:55 AM   #71
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Default If you could only give one piece of advice to a beginner on the track...

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Lots of good advice already here. I'll add one minor thing:

Do NOT set your e-brake when coming into the paddock after a track session, unless you feel like replacing your rear rotors. Just park the car in gear. I found this one out the hard way
I've never had a problem with these older BMWs that use a drum/shoe for the ebrake. Still, good point. If the whole disk assembly is super hot it may be wise to just not use it.

Everyone pretty much covered it. I would say, work on your overall driving technique first, when trying to learn the track and proper line. That means do all braking before the turn, heel toe smoothly (not necessarily as fast as you can), give some maintenance throttle after you turn in and roll on as you track out. This sort of needs to be second nature before you start trying to tweak your technique, do more advanced car control moves, trail brake a little more, etc
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Old Fri, May-12-2017, 03:28:11 PM   #72
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Default Re: If you could only give one piece of advice to a beginner on the track...

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This is awesome

Well - I think I have chosen wisely. Although, I do enjoy a cold beer at the end of the day

You have been giving me good advice and making me laugh for weeks now… You mentioned you are in Texas? Too bad you are not closer, I feel like I could never have too many car friends. If you are ever in the Greenville, SC area hit me up. I can show you some dope mountain roads in NC
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