E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion > Just got back from a 1500 mile roadtrip to the Tail of the Dragon!



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-21-2013, 10:08 PM   #1
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

Just got back from a 1500 mile roadtrip to the Tail of the Dragon!

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Pretty damned exhausted right now but I figured I'd throw up a shot or two to make sure I stay focused on editing and keeping this thread updated.

My fiance and I just got back from an awesome trip down to Asheville, NC with the local BMW CCA chapter to visit the Tail of the Dragon, the Biltmore Estate (such an amazing place), etc.

Had an amazing time including a private party at BMW of Asheville. I have a ton of photos to edit as well as a few video's of runs on the dragon.

Since last fall the M3 really hasnt seen much use....its been in rebuild mode doing a full suspension and front/rear subframe tear down and upgrade. I put in front GC camber plates, turner rear spherical control arms, square 255 PSS setup, corner balance........basically its a new car at this point. Prior to leaving the car spent ~ a month at a local shop getting a much larger intercooler installed as well. The end result was a fantastic car to drive and it was dead reliable, not one mechanical issue in over 1500 miles and many many many hard corners and WOT runs around the NC and TN areas. Its time to rotate the tires lol.

Many thanks to a lot of local friends who helped me even during their busy schedules to get the car ironed out. Certainly a big thanks to the entire Bimmerforums FI crew as well....over the past 4 years you all have been an enormous help!

two shots for now......many more to come I promise.

At the Biltmore. We got there very early for a special group shot in the front of the estate......I will post that up once edited.


On the way down the Blue Ridge Parkway not far from the location of the Top Gear episode........i'll just say that we didnt go as slow as they did.....






================================================== ===========


Finally uploaded more. a good half of my photos are missing at this point, clock on the Nikon was off and now I cant find them in my 50,000 photos on Lightroom.

We all met up at IHOP just south of DC at 6am last Wednesday. the loan waitress was a weeeeeee bit overwhelmed.



















A few hours down the road







bombarding a NC Shell station










Rolling down 95










HillBilly Hideaways in NC for lunch, cool place and good BBQ! The country music fan in me was loving it.













After that we rolled south again and jumped on the Blue Ridge Parkway ~120 miles north of Asheville.....what a road!!! I wish I could have pulled over every 200 yds to take photos. Blasting WOT in 3rd gear through the tunnels woke my fiance up every single time lol......what a sound!



































so apparently my car is lower than I thought......




new intercooler setup showing itself.....worked amazingly well the whole trip, IAT's were lowwww







At the Hilton parking garage where we had all of our driver meetings before any event or drive




















Lined up ready to enter the Biltmore estate!!! I was very excited to be back here. My family brought me here when I was ~10 or so and the experience stuck with me. Veronica was amazed at this place too.









I will keep editing and get more up tomorrow hopefully

Snagged these photos today, pretty sure at least one of these will be framed in the garage. Pretty happy about having a few photos of the car in action!



Tucking the rear outside tire hard on the turns



and again



I like this shot too

__________________

Last edited by Sniz; 05-22-2013 at 06:19 PM.
Appreciate 0
      05-21-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
Ammonia
Captain
Ammonia's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
738
Posts

 
Drives: n54 135i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Fayetteville, NC

iTrader: (4)

Nice! I went to the Biltmore for my honeymoon. Money well spent. I loved it. Didn't have my BMW then though, I'll have to go back soon!
__________________

Mods: JB4 | Berk Race Axel-Back | VSRF DPs | BMS DCI | CM Meth + CMGS Controller | Stett CP | Tial BOV | RR Scoops | BMS LED AE | Matte Grills | 10% Tint | M Pedals | Blackline LCI | CSR Eyelids | Amber Overlays | Rear OEM Flaps | Seibon GTR Hood | Painted Spoiler | H-Style Front Lip | VMR V701s
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
lsmkr01
Lieutenant Colonel
lsmkr01's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
1,646
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SC

iTrader: (0)

Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing. You should have this moved to the photos/videos section so that it ca get a lot more views
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
RingMeister01
Croatian
RingMeister01's Avatar
United_States
52
Rep
2,588
Posts

 
Drives: The Ultimate Driving Machine
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Great pics. E36 looks hooooot. Love the BBS'.
__________________
F82 M4 Individual / F87 M2 (on the list) / E36 M3 (track) / E21 320i (S52 + Getrag 420G Swap) / Fiat 500 (daily)
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2013, 04:16 PM   #5
jpirelli
Power is nothing without control
jpirelli's Avatar
11
Rep
761
Posts

 
Drives: E90 + E92
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southeast/Southwest

iTrader: (3)

Sweet!
Appreciate 0
      05-22-2013, 06:18 PM   #6
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

Snagged these photos today, pretty sure at least one of these will be framed in the garage. Pretty happy about having a few photos of the car in action!



Tucking the rear outside tire hard on the turns



and again



I like this shot too

__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2013, 06:23 AM   #7
Lycan
Rollin MD roads in the 135 or the bikes.
Lycan's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
22
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 128i, 2012 135i M package
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Belair Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Well for some reason I can't see the pics but glad you enjoyed... I usually go down there twice a year to ride bikes in 2 rallies we do yearly. A few weeks ago I took the 135 down for the Spring rally this year and it was a blast to drive through..hope you enjoyed other roads down there like the Cherahola, fantastic place to ride and the scenery is incredible. Wish I had known maybe I wouldve gone and shown your group around, so much to see it's insane..
See you around the beltway!
Lycan

Glad you had fun!
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #8
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
Well for some reason I can't see the pics but glad you enjoyed... I usually go down there twice a year to ride bikes in 2 rallies we do yearly. A few weeks ago I took the 135 down for the Spring rally this year and it was a blast to drive through..hope you enjoyed other roads down there like the Cherahola, fantastic place to ride and the scenery is incredible. Wish I had known maybe I wouldve gone and shown your group around, so much to see it's insane..
See you around the beltway!
Lycan

Glad you had fun!
yup we hit a lot of other roads too. had a blast.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-23-2013, 10:15 PM   #9
Sniz
Lieutenant General
Sniz's Avatar
190
Rep
10,572
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335 - gone // e36 M3 turbo
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ellicott City, MD

iTrader: (1)

Here are 2 videos together from my first 2 runs on the dragon. wet roads....traffic....fun in real life not that awesome in the video i'm afraid. the next day was dry and no traffic....and much faster

__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2013, 07:50 AM   #10
comar1979
130i Treiber
comar1979's Avatar
Germany
32
Rep
1,395
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 130i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Munich,Germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Nice! Thanks for sharing
__________________
# BMW 130i /// + SPARCO Assetto Gara 8x18 bronze + KW + PP SteeringWheel II +PP Exhaust +PP Kidneys + PP AirFilter + PP Style Flaps + PP SS Kit + AC-Schnitzer Gear Knob + MorVision Diffusor + LCI Blacklines high + GroundZero-Audio #

Appreciate 0
      06-03-2013, 07:25 AM   #11
ualp333
New Member
0
Rep
6
Posts

 
Drives: good
Join Date: May 2013
Location: canada

iTrader: (0)

Wow that's all the BMW is looking very pretty specially exhaust of all the BMW is good and doing good work..I am the owner of the BMW I have really satisfied by the exhaust..
__________________

Last edited by ualp333; 11-18-2013 at 06:56 AM.
Appreciate 0
      06-04-2013, 12:16 PM   #12
lsmkr01
Lieutenant Colonel
lsmkr01's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
1,646
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SC

iTrader: (0)

I enjoyed looking at these just as much my second time around. Your E36 looks CLEAN.... love the discrete mods.
Appreciate 0
      06-04-2013, 12:55 PM   #13
KMEninety335
First Lieutenant
KMEninety335's Avatar
United_States
4
Rep
342
Posts

 
Drives: E90 Monaco Blue 335i xdrive
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Central NJ

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Your car looks great! I can't wait to go there. This must have been so much fun
__________________
2010 E90 335i xdrive | Monaco Blue with Black Interior | All Packages except Sport :/ | Apex EC-7 | Active Autowerke Strut Bar | Roc Euro DCI | Roc Euro Hyperboost DVs | aFe Scoops | BMW Performance Exhaust | BMWCCA member
Appreciate 0
      06-05-2013, 11:09 AM   #14
goblue30093
Private
United_States
0
Rep
87
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 BMW 335i - Silver
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Duluth, GA

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via Yahoo to goblue30093
Very very cool pictures!! Looks like you guys had a blast.
Appreciate 0
      06-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #15
kdbryce
I have to return some video tapes
kdbryce's Avatar
United_States
62
Rep
4,327
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i 6mt
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Albany, NY

iTrader: (0)

awesome photos

looks like it was a blast!

and that m3 is sooo sexy
__________________
13 Black Sapphire e92 335i - 10 Le Mans Blue e92 335i - 09 Monaco Blue e92 328i xdrive - 07 Sparkling Graphite e92 328xi
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2013, 12:45 PM   #16
Dackelone
Moderator
Dackelone's Avatar
Germany
700
Rep
16,699
Posts

 
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

iTrader: (1)

Very Nice photos of your BMW road trip! We are about to do the same next month on our Stelvio 2.0 tour.
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #17
x-ricer
Private
0
Rep
52
Posts

 
Drives: 335i
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

That's the car that made me fall in love with BMW back when I was younger. Awesome ride man, absolutely beautiful, and I'm sure even better to drive. Just out of curiosity what is one looking at cost wise to work something like that up?
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #18
1trip5
Captain
1trip5's Avatar
United_States
14
Rep
627
Posts

 
Drives: Emme Tres
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Dallas

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2002 BMW M3  [0.00]
classy group of cars. so nice to see this instead of the modded to hell look.
__________________
E46 M3
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #19
08BMWfanatic
Private
08BMWfanatic's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
85
Posts

 
Drives: 08 135i/90 325i
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: NM

iTrader: (0)

I love driving the dragon! Great experience. Went up there with my e30 and then again with my dads Jeep Wrangler. The wife didnt like it, said it was too scary, people were always crossing the center line.
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2013, 03:16 PM   #20
Zombie1
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
26
Rep
1,863
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 135i 2010
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Island long

iTrader: (4)

Your e36 is gorgeous man... I love to many BMWs lol I want them all!
__________________
Mods:-Berkexhaust -alpinaB3flash -CobbAP -Cobb FMIC -ER charge pipe tialQ bov -MichelinPSS -M3 front sway bar -M3 subframe bushings -M3 front upper and lower control arms -M3 guide rods -M3 rear upper control arms -Mfactory LSD -defiv lockdown kit -Koni yellows/Swift spec R springs
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2013, 03:21 PM   #21
Endless619
DHS
Endless619's Avatar
Spain
54
Rep
3,930
Posts

 
Drives: 2014 Range Rover Black Edition
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Disneyland

iTrader: (14)

Garage List
Looks like you guys had a blast. We did this in Hawaii on the backside of Oahu near Chinaman's Hat... Same thing, so much fun. I remember cruising through and was like that's where "Northshore" was filmed back in the 1980s.

E36 M3 looks amazing.
Appreciate 0
      06-16-2013, 05:18 PM   #22
jpan08
Second Lieutenant
jpan08's Avatar
2
Rep
209
Posts

 
Drives: e36 M3, e92 M3, Ninja 300
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Hartford, CT/ Boston, MA

iTrader: (0)

Awesome car! Do you have a thread for your build?
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST