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    • HPF Stage 2 turbo E46 M3 at the drag strip - 11.7@130 - Similar to Gintani Stage 2+ SC E92 M3's

      Yellowssm took his HPF Stage 2 M3 to the strip and put up some respectable numbers. It is good to see more Stage 2's getting out there especially to confirm our earlier reports regarding inflated Stage 2 HPF trap speeds. The car is a 6 speed manual and ran leaded race fuel on Mickey Thompson 265/40/18 drag radials. What is interesting is on stock internals the E46 M3 and E92 M3 are very comparable. This car obviously is 10 second capable, just take a look at the 60 foots and the room for improvement. Congrats to yellowssm for getting out there and putting up some nice data!









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      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        Sweet
      1. 5mall5nail5's Avatar
        5mall5nail5 -
        Sweet but it's just so disappointing that race gas and 100% methanol is required for that. I don't really think it is, personally, especially with a very intelligent stock computer. I think HPF require racegas and 100% methanol because they need to build in a safety buffer (not just your ordinary safety buffer, but a very forgiving one because the AEM is not as consistent nor intelligent). There's absolutely no reason why leaded race gas and 100% methanol is necessary to run those times or those power figures. 2 cents.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 5mall5nail5 Click here to enlarge
        Sweet but it's just so disappointing that race gas and 100% methanol is required for that. I don't really think it is, personally, especially with a very intelligent stock computer. I think HPF require racegas and 100% methanol because they need to build in a safety buffer (not just your ordinary safety buffer, but a very forgiving one because the AEM is not as consistent nor intelligent). There's absolutely no reason why leaded race gas and 100% methanol is necessary to run those times or those power figures. 2 cents.
        It's 11.5:1 compression, you aren't getting those kind of results on stock internals and that compression ratio without meth and race gas with a turbo.

        If he is upping the boost I think meth and race gas certainly are necessary. If it was a low compression built motor I would agree with you.
      1. spdu4ea's Avatar
        spdu4ea -
        Before the poo-flinging gets too far, it is worth noting that the car ran without meth (essentially stage 1) and that the track is a couple thousand feet above sea level.
      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        With no meth I can understand him running race gas for safety and higher boost pressures/timing advance.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spdu4ea Click here to enlarge
        Before the poo-flinging gets too far, it is worth noting that the car ran without meth (essentially stage 1) and that the track is a couple thousand feet above sea level.
        There we go! So no surprise on the leaded race fuel here, smart move.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        sexy car. just needs smaller rims like 16" and get fatter tires Click here to enlarge for the 60'.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        sexy car. just needs smaller rims like 16" and get fatter tires Click here to enlarge for the 60'.
        We need more E46's and E92's trying bias-ply tires... don't think anyone has thus far.