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Old 07-16-2002, 11:36 PM   #1
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Talking Beat the crap out of a brand new Corvette

I had just put a new diferential and short shifter in my car (thanx to bimmersport) when i saw this brand new Corvette pull right beside me. So I said: what the hell lets try the new shit out.

Light turns green and the guy in the corvette Who is alresdy pissed off because his G F was checking me out steps on it,
I stept on it too and MAN I could not belive itn the RPM jumped to 7500 in less than a second, I was about half a car ahead of the guy in first , Iput second and the tires screached, Iam already about a car ahead of the guy. 3rd and 4th and Iwas gone.
That was alot of fun. Thank God I put the Brembo cross drilled rotors and breakes becasue I'm going to need them from now on.
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Old 07-16-2002, 11:41 PM   #2
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what kind of corvette?
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Old 07-16-2002, 11:45 PM   #3
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Well I never saw its back he he he*devil*
All I now is that it was pretty new becase it looked good.
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Old 07-17-2002, 12:02 AM   #4
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Are you sure the guy was even racing you?

I think a vette, being almost any year vette would take a 95-99 M3.
Maybe not off the line, you say you got a diff so that would help on the get go, but 3rd and 4th I think he would have blowen by you.
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Old 07-17-2002, 12:09 AM   #5
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Hey bro I am telling you he was racing pretty serious.
May be he had an automatic, I know he was racing because he gave me the sickest look at the next light but we could'nt race on cuse of traffic.
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Old 07-17-2002, 01:44 AM   #6
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Dont you drive a 328?
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Old 07-17-2002, 08:20 AM   #7
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Well, the guy couldn't have been racing too seriously. Even the *stock* Vette has WAY more torque and HP than the E36 M3, and roughly the same weight (about 3200 lbs). It's easily a 100 HP+ and 100 lb-ft of torque disadvantage for the BMW.

Stock diff on that car is a 3.23, so you'd have to jump up to a 3.64 or 3.73 to have any significant effect, and while that WILL help your acceleration in general, you'd also end up shifting a lot more often. Advantage still goes to the Vette.

And outside of the Euro motor, I don't recall any M3's that revved easily to 7500 RPM, especially on a 33C day. Redline is 7,000 RPM... must be chipped as well.


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Old 07-17-2002, 09:07 AM   #8
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Gotta love these dumb-ass stories.

How the hell do you know how hard the guy was trying? Were you in his car? Give us a break.

Any C5 Corvette from the last few years would crush you, automatic or standard.

Threads like this make my head hurt.

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Old 07-17-2002, 10:39 AM   #9
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What i have now is a 3.91 and i'm telling you guys you can feel a significant amount of difference between what i had and this.
plus i never said the guy was a profecional driver, may be he didn't have a clue how to shift. all i'm saying is that he was pretty pissed off about it.
I totally agree with you about the power of those cars. and I also agree that I have to shift much more often. But I never could screach my tires in second gear and now I can.
And regarding the red line I don't lie I can take it up to 7500 now
I'm willing to show anyone. Hey I was more surprised than any of you.
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Old 07-17-2002, 12:35 PM   #10
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Yea, your old diff was 2.91 right? That musta made a HUGE difference!!
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Old 07-17-2002, 01:06 PM   #11
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im not sure if this is right but, if u get a differential to make ur acceleration a lot faster, in turn doesnt ur top speed also go down?
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Old 07-17-2002, 01:44 PM   #12
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So, which is it then? 1998 M3, or 1998 328is? Big difference, but one way or the other, unless the guy was coasting, no way your car would beat his over any reasonable distance.

The guy couldn't have been too pissed off, he obviously wasn't trying hard.

One thing to remember, it's pretty hard to BS your way into this crowd; many of us know a thing or two about how to drive a car fast (BMWs, Mustangs, Vette's, FF2000s etc), both in a straight line, and over a challenging road course.

I'm not saying you didn't win *the race* (though I'd hardly call it that....), I'm just saying SOMEBODY wasn't putting as much effort into it as you may have thought.


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Old 07-17-2002, 02:51 PM   #13
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But I never could screach my tires in second gear and now I can
why couldn't u before?
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Old 07-17-2002, 04:59 PM   #14
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. I never could screach my tires in second gear and now I can.
UH?????

My old 84 318 4 banger squacks in 2nd all the time!!!
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Old 07-17-2002, 11:38 PM   #15
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what the hell is going on guys. what are we here all vette Fans.
All I told you guys is what happened to me the other day.
the guy tried to race (His foot slipped, he was a bad driver , his engine was f#$%ed up he didn't know how to shift... Idon't know and i don't care) and he could'nt catch up.
If you were in my shoes and for the heck of it you raced a vette, Knoing that it's a much more powerfull car than yours and you end up ahead of the guy(for whatever reson), WOULD'T YOU BE HAPPY ABOUT IT?
And to answer your question Yes you do lose top speed with a 3.91 dif.
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