In Reply to: Mega M3 or TampaTurbo question on racing at Desoto posted by carlos //M3 on February 07, 2000 at 06:30:22:
I have a silver 97 m3 lux coupe, with the Dinan Stage IV chip, Dinan HFM, Dinan TB, Dinan Cold air, triflo exhaust and stage II suspension and dont think i can hit the low 13s in the 1/4..although I havent tried.
The dinan SC with over a hundred extra horses and about 90+ lb/ft of torque is around 13.2/13.3 in the 1/4. I seriously doubt a NA car with only those mods could come even close??? Let me know how you do? Im very curious.
Im getting the SC installed next week...but if the performance times are even close, then there's no point! ;)
: I also go run at DeSoto, I go on Tuesday though. I don't go on Fridays because I usually go out that day. I have met you Tommy and was impressed with your car. I have a '99 silver M3 with A Dinan Stage II chip, Dinan cold air intake, and a Remus exhaust. I don't know if I can get a 13.4, but I'm sure Im in the 13's. One of my best friends has a bone-stock (except for Intrax springs)'88 Mustang 5.0 coupe, and he runs 14.2 every single time he races down at Desoto, my car is much faster than his, we have raced over 1000 times on the street. I also raced my buddy at work in his '2000 Z28 and beat him fairly bad. I keep hearing the newer M3's are not as fast but I don't think that is true. I think the newer M3's require a different kind of tuning, that does not make them slower. The older M3's benefit from turbocharging, whereas the newer ones benefit from supercharging (OBD restrictions), so on and so forth. Bottom line, I have not been racing at Desoto, I mainly watch because I feel I would miss all the action if I raced, I love watching the show. I do want to race Mega M3, not this Friday but next Friday at Desoto. Then we will really see if the older M3's are faster or not (with similar tuning), I would like to really find out and have the facts. Does Mega M3 have 18's in his car? I have 18's so it would be more on par if we both did, but it doesn't matter to me.
: So, Desoto on the 18th at 7pm? Let me know, I'll be ready.