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Old 02-26-2004, 04:38 PM   #31
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how do you guys figure this is a win for the BMW...

I obviously know a thing or two about the maxima/I30 platform.

His car is good for a mid 15 second run, maybe closer to a 15 flat with an intake.

Just like any other race, the car which is lighter and puts more HP to the ground should win, and it's not the BMW here.

As for you guys, it's anybody's race because I doubt either of you can drive.
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:20 PM   #32
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How can u doubt I drive well??
You haven't even seen me...
I've raced several times and have won all of them (i.e. like 15 times) and they're not shit boxes either
this includes mustangs, bmw's, audi's etc...
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:26 PM   #33
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Old 02-26-2004, 11:48 PM   #34
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how do you guys figure this is a win for the BMW...

I obviously know a thing or two about the maxima/I30 platform.

His car is good for a mid 15 second run, maybe closer to a 15 flat with an intake.

Just like any other race, the car which is lighter and puts more HP to the ground should win, and it's not the BMW here.

As for you guys, it's anybody's race because I doubt either of you can drive.
Off topic but what have you done to your Maxima??
I think i seen your car before,you ever around Brooklyn??
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Old 02-27-2004, 02:41 AM   #35
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Just like any other race, the car which is lighter and puts more HP to the ground should win, and it's not the BMW here...
It's not that simple, and you know it. Let's look at some numbers:

2001 Infiniti I30:
3342lbs / ~237hp = 14.101

2003 BMW 325Ci
3197lbs / ~200hp = 15.985

Fair enough, the I30 looks like a sure winner. Now, let's sprinkle in a few IMPORTANT factors.

1. The 325Ci is RWD, much better off the line traction
2. The I30 is auto, which naturally is a huge handicap.
3. The 325Ci has 5 gears to spread it's torque over, the I30 just 4.
4. With 18" tires, I'm sure he has a much wider footprint to get the power down.

Once you add those to the mix, I'd confidently put my money on the Bimmer. I love Nissans just as much as you, but an auto I30 just isn't going to keep up. If it were a stick Max SE, well then we have a different story altogether.
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Old 02-27-2004, 03:09 AM   #37
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this will be close. if he can get a good launch then its over.
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film it please.

what time will you race him?
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Old 02-27-2004, 03:47 AM   #39
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we're gonna try to film it

I'm also getting a high flow throttle body put on tomorrow with the stage 3 software upgrade. Do you think this will help?
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Old 02-27-2004, 05:59 AM   #40
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pm me with the place name, i might come see it
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Old 02-27-2004, 06:09 AM   #41
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It's not that simple, and you know it. Let's look at some numbers:

2001 Infiniti I30:
3342lbs / ~237hp = 14.101

2003 BMW 325Ci
3197lbs / ~200hp = 15.985

Fair enough, the I30 looks like a sure winner. Now, let's sprinkle in a few IMPORTANT factors.

1. The 325Ci is RWD, much better off the line traction
2. The I30 is auto, which naturally is a huge handicap.
3. The 325Ci has 5 gears to spread it's torque over, the I30 just 4.
4. With 18" tires, I'm sure he has a much wider footprint to get the power down.

Once you add those to the mix, I'd confidently put my money on the Bimmer. I love Nissans just as much as you, but an auto I30 just isn't going to keep up. If it were a stick Max SE, well then we have a different story altogether.

you kinda touched on this, but one KEY thing to remember is that hp ratings for cars are given at the engine... when it comes to actual performance, its the hp that gets to the wheels that counts.. which depends a lot on the build quality of the transmition / differential, etc
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RWD cars have more driveline loss than FWD... its usually only about 3-5% more tho.
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