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Posted by Skid on November 02, 2000 at 12:38:25:

In Reply to: I know you've heard it a million times... posted by MPWR on November 02, 2000 at 11:52:19:

I agree!! There is this peculiar desire to drag race that is most prevalent amongst an unaccountably large number of E30 M3 as well as Type R owners. I don't get it... there are so many cheaper but faster Qmi cars out there, why kill your wallet trying to make something out of these cars that they weren't really intended for while at the same time possibly ruining their great balance and handling?? E.g. E36 M3 engine transplants etc. Even worse are the ITR clan - look at the Type R discussion boards and you'll see drag times and related mods occupy the bulk of the discussion. Why spend thousands on NOX, cams etc. when when you will always be so unalterably handicapped by FWD?! Why so completely ignore what a great track car you have?!

Now, if any drag strip disposed M3 owner out there suddenly sees the light (no pun) and wants to dump their car quick... I'm waiting, cheque in hand, willing to help undo the error of your ways. I'll give your E30 the home it deserves, in Solo I and maybe, someday, in JP racing.

Rantin' in the Rockies

...our cars are not built for drag racing, they're built for handling - and they do it better than almost any car in the world. Find some corners and have fun!

Hey all, I just go back from the drag strip at Englishtown. Not much of a drag racer, but i wanted to set some base times for the car as i have it now. The car has a borla exhaust, nology wires, and JC chip. Best 60 foot on street tires i got was 2.2XX and passed the traps in 15.12 @ 92 mph. Next, i dropped the tire pressure to about 28psi in the rear, and took out my spare tire. Wheel hopped too much, got a 2.3XX 60', and passed at 15.049 at 97.22mph. Talked to some drag racers there, and listening to them, i put my tires at 33psi rear, and spun a little on the launch, 2.3xx passing at 15.043 @92.xx mph. Ok so heres the deal, i launched between 2600 rpm and 2800 rpm, and shifted at redline, keeping in third all the way through the traps. I only spun a little once, otherwise, i got some bad wheel hop. I was expecting 14s, as someone once noted they did a 14.46 at 95 with a chip and intake. Not only that, but it seems my mph was too low for the mods i have. Does anyone have any ideas?
Thanks in advance

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