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      01-31-2012, 04:59 PM   #20

Drives: e36 & BRZ
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Colorado

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Garage List
1994 BMW 325is  [0.00]
2009 BMW 335xi  [5.00]
2005 BMW 330i ZHP  [0.00]
Originally Posted by acj75 View Post
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
Thanks for the input.

I agree, there is no need for more power for autox events. I just said I wanted to keep it simple/reliable for autox. I would like the added power just in general

If I do anything specifically for autox, it will be rims and tires. My plan is to run this summer season as the car sits, and on street tires, then see how much I like it and go from there. I realize the car is much faster then my driver skill level and will probably be like that for a while still.

1994 BMW 325is - Project 325 HPDE/TT | 2013 Scion FRS - Project FRS STX | 2017 Subaru BRZ - Project BRZ STX