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      12-20-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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E92 M3 vs. Me in N55 DCT 135i

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Hey guys,
One of my good buddies has a stock E92 M3 Manual. He just texted me asking if I wanted to do a couple pulls against him after work today just to see how my car stacks up to his. Does anyone have an opinion on what I could do to keep up with him. Maybe suggest a certain MPH to go from or something? I'm assuming I will get my ass handed to me, but I would like to have a good showing at least.
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Do a 30-100mph pull. Don't race him above 100.
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      12-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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Do a 30-100mph pull. Don't race him above 100.
Awesome! Thanks. How bad should I be getting beat by him? Should I let DCT shift for me or use the paddles? I will be sure to put sport mode on.
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Nothing good will happen for you at higher speeds. With the lack of an LSD, launches won't help your case either. Your best bet would be to try a 5-80 run or similar. Where should I tell my DPD friend to look for you guys?
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I don't know the power range on the n55. But on my 6mt n54 I shift at 6200-6300 rpm to keep it in the power range.

Back when my car was stock I was able to pull 0.5-1 car length on a stock e92 m3 that a friend owned. Above 100 he started to pull away steadily.

So in that range I would think it would be a close race.
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      12-20-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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Nothing good will happen for you at higher speeds. With the lack of an LSD, launches won't help your case either. Your best bet would be to try a 5-80 run or similar. Where should I tell my DPD friend to look for you guys?
Commerce TX, HWY 11 East.
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I don't know the power range on the n55. But on my 6mt n54 I shift at 6200-6300 rpm to keep it in the power range.

Back when my car was stock I was able to pull 0.5-1 car length on a stock e92 m3 that a friend owned. Above 100 he started to pull away steadily.

So in that range I would think it would be a close race.
Are you manual? I have DCT...I don't know if it makes any difference.
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Good thread, I always like them.

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Good thread, I always like them.

Thanks man. Ended up not running them yesterday. It got dark to quick and neither one of us wanted to run at night...to much of a risk. We plan on running this weekend, if traffic is good. We are planning on using a go pro too.
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Xmas weekend, why would traffic be heavy?
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