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Old 05-18-2004, 04:06 AM   #16
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Re: Re: My car is capable of 14 sec 1/4 mile

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Reaction time does not change your 1/4 mile time....

And there is no way you can do high or mid 14's with the same setup you got...

Something has got to change cause ...15.7...is the stock 1/4 mile time on a E30

And i think Bob Loblaw would give you your money's worth at the track...

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But still I could improve on this time with better driving and if I lose some wait from the car correct??
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Old 05-18-2004, 04:09 AM   #17
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deffinetly..and the bite you can get at the track given the right launch is where it counts...you cant make huge differences just pulling stuff outta the car..it takes a bit more than that..from 14-15 secs the standard is 0.1 seconds for every 100 pounds
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Old 05-19-2004, 12:28 AM   #18
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Re: Re: Re: My car is capable of 14 sec 1/4 mile

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But still I could improve on this time with better driving and if I lose some wait from the car correct??
With the setup you have now, you should do better for sure...

It could all be some minor tuning issues up to the driver...

I remember at one time i started at 15 secondes....
dropped to 14.8 then 14.3 and then the one time i went and did 13.85....

That was with cooler air, better traction, and more experience driver i guess.....

Once you go more often and get to know your car better at the track...You will be doing good consistent times ...

I know my heartbeat goes nuts once on the starting line ....

My buddy did a run against me and he was so nervous at the line that he got the rear wheels at the light instead of the front wheels...So i guess he had one car lenght ahead of me ..But I Won anyway....

So keep it up bmdoubleya
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Old 05-19-2004, 02:30 AM   #19
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Thanks for the invitation for this Wednesday. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it. These are monthly meetings, right? I may be able to go to the next one. What's the date?
Meeting are every 3rd wednesday of the month. We have a Sunday Drive on the 30th of May, a nice tour along some very twisty roads and then a BBQ at Sharbot Lake.

Sorry to hitch-hike this thread, but I have a question on the G-Tech Pro, how acurate is this to measure 0-60 or the 1/4 mile.

I borrowed one but I have not had time to play with it. Acording to the instructions, I have to dial in the weight of the car (E30 fully loaded) with driver only, (GVWR on Drivers door says 3,680lb, minus 4 Passengers) = about 3,000lb??

I will take a few runs up and down the road and see what numbers come up.

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Old 05-19-2004, 06:17 AM   #20
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Meeting are every 3rd wednesday of the month. We have a Sunday Drive on the 30th of May, a nice tour along some very twisty roads and then a BBQ at Sharbot Lake.

Thanks for the info. I'll probably be able to join you guys for the July and/or August ones. Every Wednesday night until the end of June aren't possible for me. My wife works on Wednesday nights so I'm home with the kids. Come July and August, though, I'm sure I can make it.

I don't know if the G-Tech Pro questions were directed to me but I'm sorry to say I know nothing about it.

P.S. Is the M6 out? If so, you have to post pics! It's the law!!
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Old 05-19-2004, 09:05 PM   #21
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Count me in on the tour to luskville, I went a few times last year...but hardly any bimmers....well actually just tony and I. Lets get this hooked up!

Klaus...I think the gtech only needs the weight for measuring horsepower...for 0-60 and 1/4 mile its just goes on accel g's however I havn't used mine in a while so I could be wrong....as for acuraccy I find its consistent...so in other words its good for measuring one gtech to another, or checking different mods...but its not really a good comparo to actual track times. IMO.....and BTW do you drive a black m6 by anychance?
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:12 PM   #22
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mine is red, I don't know if the picture is going to work but I will try to attach one.

The way I understand the instructions on the G-Tech is you take the GVWR on the door of your car. This number includes the full passenger capacity. If you deduct the a weight (180lb) for each missing passenger you should have it right.

So I guess 2,900 to 3,000 lb's should be close.
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:24 PM   #23
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try another one
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:33 PM   #24
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It's in pretty good shape for a 16 year old car
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Beautiful car! And cool license plate!
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:39 PM   #26
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and one from the backside
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Old 05-19-2004, 10:47 PM   #27
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Your 325 looks just like the little twinn to the sixer. Your wheels look like Racing Dynamics too.

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Old 05-19-2004, 10:56 PM   #28
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Yeah, they do look alike in many ways. My interior is in very good shape but yours is just amazing.

Oh, and there's that whole M engine difference also.
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Old 05-20-2004, 03:32 AM   #29
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45,000KM on your car klaus?????? It's like it just rolled of the lot

Hey can I tag along for the may 30th drive??
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Old 05-20-2004, 05:03 AM   #30
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Did I say 45k km somewhere, sorry, that was a couple of years ago. Now it's actually 55,200km to be exact.

The number one secret to keep your car in showroom condition is NOT to drive it in the winter.
Even my 85 325 is absolutely rust free and looks almost as nice. It does get a lot more use during the year and a lot of track time, but if the car does not see any snow and salt, it will stay clean for a long time.

You are welcome to join us on our Sunday Spring Drive. It does not cost anything, a BBQ at the end of the tour is free and it is mostly for the Club members, but also potential new members are welcome. No pressure to join the Club, just check out the scene and if you are at all interested in Track days, we do a lot of these.

Go to our website to for more information.
http://bmwccottawa.org/

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