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Old Mon, Dec-04-2017, 03:08:58 AM   #51
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Default Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

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Car: 2003 E46 M3
Track: NOLA
Best Lap Time: 1:48.545 (NASA transponder) - TT3 Track Record
Brakes: Brembo Fronts / OEM Rears / Pagid RS-29
Suspension: MCS 2-way NR
Tire: Hoosier A7's 245/40/18 square - Stickers
Other Mods: 3012 lbs with driver / EPIC Alpha N Tune / Full Aero
Event: NASA TT3 12/03/17

I had an interesting weekend at NOLA with NASA (NOLA Region). In October, the Texas and NOLA region co-sponsored an event but I was unable to attend. Fortunately, the NOLA region had another event on the calendar that I could make. Weather was perfect - sunny but cool.

The old TT3 record was 1:50.535 set in 2014 by Terry Fair (under the old TT3 rules). We don't run at NOLA very often but this record has been very hard to beat. Last year, I was only able to run Saturday in May and managed a 1:51.xx on some scrub A7's. I figured that with stickers and cooler conditions that something in the 1:49's was possible.

I signed up for an OTD on Friday and ran on some "new" Z214's but the best I could do was a 1:55. I kept wondering where am I going to find 5+ seconds. I didn't have any of my old data but I did look at some video from PoBoyR6 and he was hitting 137 on front straight to my 126 mph even though my car is lighter.

On Friday, I switched to some scrub A7's and took out a bit of wing. Best I managed was a 1:53.xx, which was good enough for first of 5 but was still well off of what I was hoping for. I looked at my trap speeds and I was still only at 126 on front straight.

I tried unplugging coil packs to see if anything changed. Nothing obvious though I didn't get any CEL. I replaced the coil pack on 1. I cleaned out my air filter. Drained my catch can. I decided to install some new plugs from O'Reillys. Immediately the engine sounded smoother.

On Sunday, I was really on the fence whether to put stickers on in the first session or wait until second to see how the car ran. The track was real damp when I had first got there and there was a heavy fog but by 8:20 the fog had lifted and the paddock area seemed pretty dry. I decided to put stickers to give myself two chances ( I wanted to leave after second session since I had a 6+ hour drive home).

I was gridded second, but the P1 guy showed up late so I was effectively first out. Car and tires felt great and I went for it! I got a real good launch on to front straight and managed to hit 137 by end of straight (my target speed and 10 mph better than anything I had done the previous two days). The stickers were magical everywhere and when I came back across start/finish my solo flashed a 1:48.545!

I looked at my AIM data and I was definitely down on power on Fri and and Sat compared to Sunday.

Video - hot lap starts at 2:30:

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dude you're such a beast.

congrats on another track record.
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what a beast. lol spark plugs. time to come back out to east and reset them records.
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Old Thu, Dec-21-2017, 04:17:30 AM   #53
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Default Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Car: E46 M3
Track: Buttonwillow 13CW
Best Lap Time: 1:57.11
Brakes: Stock W/G-Loc R12 pads F+R
Suspension: Moton Club Sport, 700/400 rear coilover, stock front sway bar no rear sway bar
Tire: 275/35/18 Nitto NT01, BW 18x10.5 +27 wheels
Weight with driver: 3100
Other Mods: Euro headers, BW exhaust, TTFS tune


I'll get the thread updated in the next day or two.
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Old Thu, Dec-21-2017, 05:42:52 AM   #54
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thanks for maintaining it Namniek. This thread should be stickied
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Default Re: M3Forum Road Course Lap times V.3

Ooo i have a submission:

Car: E36 M3, COMSCC T70
Track: Palmer Motorsport Park
Best Lap Time: 1:48.699
Brakes: Stock with DTC-60
Suspension: TCK DA, 500/600
Tire: BFG R1-S
Other Mods: 3.46 diff
Weight W/driver: 3340
Notes: stock engine, stock exhaust, stock swaybars. official COMSCC time/result
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Old Fri, Jan-12-2018, 08:50:33 AM   #56
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Car: 17' F87 M2
Track: Buttonwillow 13CW (1:54.18 w/ Pirelli Used Scrubs)
Track: Buttonwillow 13CW (1:57.46 w/ RE-71R)
Track: Buttonwillow 1CCW (2:03.00 w/ Pirelli Used Scrubs)
Track: Willow Springs "Big Willow" (1:30.33 w/ Advan A052)
Track: Chuckwalla CCW (1:59.76 w/ BFG R1S)

Brakes: Alcon 2-Piece Disc, PFC08 Front, RS29 Rear
Suspension: JRZ RS PRO
Aero: NO
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Car: 2003 M3
Track: Motorsports Ranch Houston CCW
Best Lap Time: 1:36.1
Brakes: Stoptech, GLoc
Suspension: JRZ
Tire: Hoosier 245/40/18 A7
Other Mods: Aero
NASA TT3 trim
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Car: 2003 M3
Track: Motorsports Ranch Cresson 1.7 CCW
Best Lap Time: 1:17.1
Brakes: Stoptech, GLoc
Suspension: JRZ
Tire: Hoosier 245/40/18 A7
Other Mods: Aero
NASA TT3 trim
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Car: 2003 M3
Track: Motorsports Ranch Cresson 1.3 CCW
Best Lap Time: 1:02.9
Brakes: Stoptech, GLoc
Suspension: JRZ
Tire: Hoosier 245/40/18 A7
Other Mods: Aero
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Old Sun, Feb-04-2018, 10:26:26 AM   #58
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Car: 1998 BMW M3 Sedan
Track: Buttonwillow #13CW
Best Lap Time: 1:59.2
Brakes: Winmax W6
Suspension: KW Clubsport
Tire: RE-71R
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Car: 2001 BMW M3
Track: COTA
Best Lap Time: 2:41.57
Brakes: Stock; PFC 08 F&R
Suspension: Bilstein PSS10 w/ 400/500 lb/in springs
Tire: 265/35/18 Federal FZ-201
Other Mods: Too much
Weight W/driver: ~3300
Notes: Still have brake issues, so I will try rebuilding the calipers. Theoretical best is 2:38, Iím sure the car is capable of 2:35-2:36 in its current form.

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Car: 2002 BMW M3
Track: Mosport (Canadian Tire Motorsports Park)
Best Lap Time: 1:29.27
Brakes: Stoptech ST60/ST40 Stoptech SR34 pads
Suspension: JRZ RS2 w/ 700/800 lb/in springs
Tire: 265/35/18 Pirelli Trofeo R
Other Mods: ESS Supercharged
Weight W/driver: ~3250
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