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      08-17-2011, 04:37 PM   #815
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hey Will, sorry about me being so dumb to ask a question, how do you launch? i never had a chance to do a good launch. my 60' time always around 2.4s.... i tried to use my AP and did some 0-60 testing... most of my 60', the best is still 2.3s..
i brake boost to 2500 rpm, DTC, and just smash it, right? you gotta show me how to launch this thing... i suck at it
It's all about grip (a 2.0 is good with street tires/no lsd). Take all traction control off, put it in DS, then 2nd gear. Brake boost at 2500 then launch without trying to smash the the gas more than 75%. If you feel some wheel spin, let off just a hair, then get back on it.
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      08-18-2011, 11:35 AM   #816
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For anyone interested, here are the photos from the Thunderhill HPDE on Saturday:

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Loving my new Pilot Super Sports!!! Thanks Eric for the advice. If you guys are in the market for new tires, these are highly recommended. It's like going from a payless shoe to some New Balances! These things ride amazingly, very quiet, and eventhough they are still new, I can feel how sticky they are! I just hope they last 20K + miles. Also, they are the same size as my old Falkens (266/30/19), but are much beefier! I had to remove my 10mm spacers to prevent rubbing. I may tryout 5mm spacers, does anyone have a set that they are not using?
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glad you like it Will... yea for my setup, i used to run 15mm spacer front, with 10mm less on the tire. now i dont even need to run spacer with just a little sunk in. yes the beefy setup is what PS2/PSS famous for.
try to do a few aggressive corners before pulling home into garage, you will hate how the smell off the tires =) hint, sticky sticky and soft compound.

i wont suggest to run 5mm since 5mm is literally non hub-centric. and you are running the risk of having a shallow hub lip surface between the hub and the wheel. i rather not running any in that case.

you feel more of the "road" in these PSS, and more confidence during corners.
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Yea I was surprised at the rubber smell when I got in the car this morning....those things are quite potent.

My steering wheel vibration and pull to the right is gone now...must have been those shitty tires.
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Yea I was surprised at the rubber smell when I got in the car this morning....those things are quite potent.

My steering wheel vibration and pull to the right is gone now...must have been those shitty tires.
yea for high performance street tires, i vote for PSS at the moment. haven't really try the bridgestone RE-11 but they don't have the size for our need, and also RE-11 is DAMN HEAVY too....
i rode in my friend's Porsche with RE-11 and i could feel they are very sticky too... he tracked his porsche at laguna seca in those re-11 and he was very happy with them.

um....... funny that i have a very slightly vibration that road force balance cannot fix. the road force machine showed "0" reading which means the balance is perfect, but on the road, i do feel a very slight vibration.... and the tech showed me how when the wheel/tire started spinning on the machine, he pointed out there's a slight wobble on the tire and blame on the tire was defect and maybe the wheel is defect. i was like "that's bullshit!" and he was like any aftermarket wheels on the bmw will get vibration just a matter of very minor or very noticeable because bmw is a very sensitive car.... oh well whtever....
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Might want to consider changing your bushings. I'm at 63K miles and not sure how much longer they will "last" (meaning worn out but still functional). I want to eventually put some M3 polyurethane bushings in. If we have enough interest, maybe we can split the bill for the rental tool from HP.
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Might want to consider changing your bushings. I'm at 63K miles and not sure how much longer they will "last" (meaning worn out but still functional). I want to eventually put some M3 polyurethane bushings in. If we have enough interest, maybe we can split the bill for the rental tool from HP.

i might wanna do it down the road... but my car only has 46k miles and its mainly a DD, never driven hard nor track....
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Figured I would post this but this is a buddy's of mines car. Some of you may have seen it around? In my eye's its the "perfect" e46 just saying

EuroSunday :: Palladio's June 26th 2011 by Trevor Thompson, on Flickr


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      08-20-2011, 03:12 AM   #824
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Figured I would post this but this is a buddy's of mines car. Some of you may have seen it around? In my eye's its the "perfect" e46 just saying
Adam's "dragon"???

oh wait, i can't tell if it is Adam's beast.... but by the BBK and the wheels, it looks like Adam's car to me
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wow i was looking at your Flickr, you have John's GT3RS too =)
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Yes that would be Adam's (car with many names car) and John's GT3 =)

Porsche GT3 by Trevor Thompson, on Flickr

On a side note I have been getting a few people saying the reds are not red in his shots, on my macbook pro they are vibrant red though?
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Yes that would be Adam's (car with many names car) and John's GT3 =)

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On a side note I have been getting a few people saying the reds are not red in his shots, on my macbook pro they are vibrant red though?
oh sometimes i don't trust computer's color... different setting will alter the shade of the primary color on the computer. i only trust what i see in real person, hahahahaa....

but yea, John's car red is very bright red in person....
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Yes yes it is, John's GT3 is perfect. I've been lucky enough to film/shoot with him on many occasions
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I'm going to try and make it out there if I can find time.
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I'm going to try to stop by but I still have drag radials on my car from grudge fest last night.
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I'm going to try to stop by but I still have drag radials on my car from grudge fest last night.
so was that you in the aw e90 today? i wasn't out there hanging with the guys cuz it was pretty busy and i need to help out in there.. but my buddy Ronn, i think you talked to him asking about the tiag e90 if that was his... rite?
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Yep that was me, I didn't have much time to stick around, I had to change my tires and be at dinner. Did any other 335's show up?
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Yep that was me, I didn't have much time to stick around, I had to change my tires and be at dinner. Did any other 335's show up?

nope, AFAIK after you left im the only N54 there..... it was a great turn out tho... surprised that all those M3/M5 showed up too =)
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Will, where did you say you got your windshield replaced? I'm getting quoted 400, and i think you said you got yours for less than that.
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Will, where did you say you got your windshield replaced? I'm getting quoted 400, and i think you said you got yours for less than that.
Safelite did mine for $260 installed for a rain sensor shield. Give them a call, I've always had good luck with them.
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