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Re: UK M3 Drivers (archive)

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Posted by Roops on April 25, 2001 at 09:33:58:

In Reply to: Re: UK M3 Drivers posted by SWOLL on April 25, 2001 at 08:37:01:

Tyre wear is obviously greater if you do track days. It's normally the outer shoulders that get hammered, so being able to rotate your tyres is handy. Also upping tyre pressures will also preserve the tyres.

Your brakes will be the first thing to go, these cars just love to warp those disks. Fit good track pads, I would suggest a proper semi-race pad not a fast road pad, these will be toast in no time. My front disks last about 2-3 track days, for this reason I am going to remove my fog lights and fit ducting and backing plates.

Engine wise, make sure your timing chain is in good nick, fit a sump baffle and over fill the oil.

The plan for the purchase is definately to do track days also. Just wondering how you guys get on with tyre and brake wear on track. Also are there any mods that you would suggest I need before I used the car on track days.

1) It is no problem driving a left hooker in the UK. People always say it's difficult to overtake, utter crap. The same technique applies left or right hand drive, choose the right place, hang back, then squirt past.

2) Can't help in that area.
3) Anywhere from 22 to 35, according to the computer. Driven sanely they are really very fuel efficient.

Get one, forget trying to drive fast on the roads, that's for clowns, book up some track days and ENJOYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.


Just a couple of questions from a prospective owner

1) How do you get on driving a left hooker on UK roads. 2) Does anyone know of a decent specialist in the Midlands area for servicing etc.
3) What sort of MPG do you get

Thanks in advance

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