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Re: E36 M3 vs 968 6-sp (archive)

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Posted by SS on May 21, 2001 at 23:18:06:

In Reply to: Re: E36 M3 vs 968 6-sp posted by Harvey on May 21, 2001 at 01:45:24:


In 95 I had 968 w/ M030 ( Koni's , turbo brakes) & got my 95 M3. Both cars were chipped but otherwise stock. Two friends & I ( all experienced track drivers ) took the cars to 2nd Creek Raceway near Denver. We expected the cars to be pretty even but w/ all 3 drivers the M3 just blew the 968 away by over 2 sec/lap on 1.7 mile road course.The M3 just carried more speed thru turns & accelerated harder. 968 really not competitive w/ M3.

Harvey,

I'm curious about this because I've had a 944, and
always found it to be (in stock form, except for
brake pads, brake fluid, and a little extra neg. camber) a pretty balanced, fun track car. Never really timed my laps, but I pretty much kept up with many guys in 911s, so I was probably going well.

However, with the M3, I find that either I'm overheating the brakes (euro rotors, super blue and PFC pads), or grinding the front tires into oblivion (mucho understeer). No doubt the M3 has more power - I can hold third in some turns where I needed to top out 2nd in the P-car to get good exit speed. But, I can't seem to find a good balance between entry speed/turn-in/cornering to
avoid the above problems. If I slow enough to avoid them, I lose pace with the rest of the pack.

What suggestions do you experienced M3 drivers have to offer an M3 newbie?

- Sanjeev



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