Originally Posted by justinco
Been pondering an upgrade to stg3 someday for a little more power and to keep it simple/reliable for autox and PDX/TT.
My '07 didn't come with a factory oil cooler, so I got the Dinan Stage 1. I've been to the drag strip 4 or 5 times, and the best I've run is a 12.8 @ 105 with a 1.8 60'. Click my signature for the slip. That same day, I ran 3 consecutive 13.0s, and my usual times are in the 13.0 - 13.2 range with the stage 1.
Personally, I believe there is no need to "upgrade to stage 3 for a little more power" for autox events, etc. I have run faster times than other e9x cars, including M3s and 335s with more aggressive tuning at AutoX events.
After my first season of AutoX and a couple track days, I know that this car with just my mild tune is much more capable than my skill level as a driver. If and when I reach a point that the car is holding me back, I'll upgrade accordingly. Just my opinion. Either way, it's all about having fun. enjoy