Close

    • New overall 60-130 record achieved by Mikewads for the E92/E9X M3 - 6.23

      This M3 of mine continues to impress me. The S65 engine and DCT are just amazing! I think the DCT impresses me the most since it's been able to handle every bit of power that I throw at it without slipping.

      The cold weather in the Southeast has enabled me to achieve some great 60-130 mph times this week. I'll start with the results of the ESS VT2-600 supercharger only run (no nitrous). 27F / full weight / 93 octane.

      6.87 secs in 1011 ft




      After that run I just had to try it with nitrous. So... I went back to the shop, warmed the nitrous bottle to 900psi, and installed the 100 shot nitrous/fuel jets. I was unable to engage the nitrous in 2nd gear because it would just blow the tires, so I waited until I shifted into 3rd gear (you can actually hear the switch in the below video). 33F / full weight / 93 octane.

      6.23 secs in 904 ft




      This article was originally published in forum thread: New 60-130 mph record breaking runs!!! started by Mikewads View original post
      Comments 163 Comments
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        insane acceleration.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Gotta love the dct trans, and a nice sc setup. Instant rape.
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        What rear tires are you running?
      1. DLSJ5's Avatar
        DLSJ5 -
        Awesome work Mike that is moving! Going form 7.3 to 6.8 on just boost is insane! Click here to enlarge
      1. Mikewads's Avatar
        Mikewads -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Gotta love the dct trans, and a nice sc setup. Instant rape.
        I know when I first got the M3 there was a lot of DCT hate'n going on, but I believe most people have now seen the light when it comes to all out performance

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mazdaspeed6 Click here to enlarge
        What rear tires are you running?
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DLSJ5 Click here to enlarge
        Awesome work Mike that is moving! Going form 7.3 to 6.8 on just boost is insane! Click here to enlarge
        When I ran the 7.3 it was 40F and I was running the RE-11s (spinning at the top of 2nd gear), so for these runs I had the DOT drag radials on the back which took care of the spinning at the top of second. So... with the cooler air and traction I was able to go much faster. What's funny is that I thought the DR would hold the nitrous hit in second gear around 45-50 mph, but it instantly blew the DRs which put a big smile on my face! That's when I decided to use the juice in 3rd gear which the DRs were able to hold.
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        Congrats!!!! Insanely fast
      1. ERM324's Avatar
        ERM324 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mikewads Click here to enlarge
        I know when I first got the M3 there was a lot of DCT hate'n going on, but I believe most people have now seen the light when it comes to all out performance





        When I ran the 7.3 it was 40F and I was running the RE-11s (spinning at the top of 2nd gear), so for these runs I had the DOT drag radials on the back which took care of the spinning at the top of second. So... with the cooler air and traction I was able to go much faster. What's funny is that I thought the DR would hold the nitrous hit in second gear around 45-50 mph, but it instantly blew the DRs which put a big smile on my face! That's when I decided to use the juice in 3rd gear which the DRs were able to hold.

        holy $#@! CONGRATS!!!!!

        Question (not trying to stir $#@! up, this is just for my personal decision between the two kits), but what does the Gintani 2+ run 60-130 in? I know weather is a big factor, but is the ESS running a faster time?

        Goddamn congrats again man thats insane!
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
        holy $#@! CONGRATS!!!!!

        Question (not trying to stir $#@! up, this is just for my personal decision between the two kits), but what does the Gintani 2+ run 60-130 in? I know weather is a big factor, but is the ESS running a faster time?

        Goddamn congrats again man thats insane!
        your refering to off juice right?
      1. ERM324's Avatar
        ERM324 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        your refering to off juice right?
        yeah off the bottle obv lol
      1. DLSJ5's Avatar
        DLSJ5 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ERM324 Click here to enlarge
        holy $#@! CONGRATS!!!!!

        Question (not trying to stir $#@! up, this is just for my personal decision between the two kits), but what does the Gintani 2+ run 60-130 in? I know weather is a big factor, but is the ESS running a faster time?

        Goddamn congrats again man thats insane!
        7.06s
      1. BASELINE's Avatar
        BASELINE -
        I know the weather has been cold and that does make a difference, but these runs kind of throw the "ESS is the weaker kit argument" into the wind. A 6.87 sec verified run is pretty sick on a 600 kit... I'm impressed. IMG's car ran a 7.5 with a 6sp too... I would say you can't go wrong with either kit, the numbers say both are putting out respectable power.
      1. MSIZZLE's Avatar
        MSIZZLE -
        it does seem like a wash to me as well
      1. 654's Avatar
        654 -
        How "slow" we need to run not to spin ordinary street tires? 9 sec?
      1. 930chas's Avatar
        930chas -
        Congratulations! Car sounds amazing and hauls some azz!!
      1. Mikewads's Avatar
        Mikewads -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DD GT3 RD Click here to enlarge
        Congrats!!!! Insanely fast
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        Congratulations! Car sounds amazing and hauls some azz!!
        Thanks! Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 654 Click here to enlarge
        How "slow" we need to run not to spin ordinary street tires? 9 sec?
        With a DCT and going to WOT in 2nd gear at around 45-50 mph I think most high performance street tires will hold on in the 8s. The 285/35R19 Bridgestone RE-11s that I use have servered me well until I get into the mid to low 7s.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Wow!

        That's flying.

        Nitrous comes in smoothly too...
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Mikewads Click here to enlarge
        Thanks! Click here to enlarge



        With a DCT and going to WOT in 2nd gear at around 45-50 mph I think most high performance street tires will hold on in the 8s. The 285/35R19 Bridgestone RE-11s that I use have servered me well until I get into the mid to low 7s.

        im not so sure about that, i mean, its probably about rright htough, i ""believe"
        im in the lower 8's ( just got vbox) and i have no traction @40-45 mph in 2nd-3rd. so I think its about the upper sec range
      1. Mikewads's Avatar
        Mikewads -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        im not so sure about that, i mean, its probably about rright htough, i ""believe"
        im in the lower 8's ( just got vbox) and i have no traction @40-45 mph in 2nd-3rd. so I think its about the upper sec range
        Remember your in the S65 engine forum not the N54/55. You make more TQ and do so at a very low RPM. I also doubt you can fit 285, 295, 305 series tire on a normal 3 series without modifying the fenders.
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        im in the lower 8's ( just got vbox) and i have no traction @40-45 mph in 2nd-3rd.
        gratz on the vbox, i should pick one of those up these days, seems like a good benchmark that you can use anywhere instead of having to go to a track. i would be hard pressed to believe you have no traction at 40. do you have an lsd? i can feel the car torque steer slightly, left and right, if i just punch it in 2nd at 40 with my quaife but in 3rd it has traction fine. then again, with an open diff, even a car with stock turbos loses it in 2nd.
      1. ERM324's Avatar
        ERM324 -
        this sure as hell throws the notion that ESS is slower out the window....
        ...and Im amazed bc this is without meth or race gas...WOW