10-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oshkosh Wisconsin
Join Date: Sep 2008
Mein Auto: 2010 M3
With your car reduce weight everywhere possible including fuel.
Originally Posted by Fast Bob
Here`s the deal:
Your car is probably putting down right around 150 HP *to the wheels*....not bad, but not earth-shattering, either. You would probably need another 25 or so RWHP to consistently run mid-to-high 6s in the zero-to-sixty sprint, and as previously mentioned by the astute veteran `festers, the most effective solutions would be the combination of a 3.46 rear gear, eBay headers, and a free-flow exhaust system. Since excess weight is MUCH more detrimental to a low-horsepower car, it would behoove you to remove your jack, spare tire, tools, floor mats, CDs, spare change, etc..
All of the above would enhance your quest for a low E.T.
Which brings us to the issue of Driver Input:
Since a *lot* depends on this, you`ll need to play with tire pressures, launch techniques, shift points, etc.
Ultimately, you can *probably* achieve your goal.....
(or you can buy a 330i
Optimize shift points
there are other options to get the job done .....
94 530i sold (That was difficult for me)
01 530i >144,500+ miles SOLD
06 330XI winter's especially fun drive (SOLD)
10 M3 Sedan (sweet)
13 Nissan GT-R Black Edition
14 Porsche Cayenne Platinum Diesel