KaleidoLINKS BMW 135i @ Roebling Road Raceway-Dinan Stage 2
The first test/track date in the KaleidoLINKS BMW 135i at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, GA at a Seat Time Performance Driving Days event. The car is completely stock except for Dinan Stage 2 Software and a Dinan high capacity oil cooler. It did shocking well considering how horrible the stock run-flat tires are.
KL Racing's Cheif Programmer, Andy Stallworth, takes the car out for a few laps to see how it performs.
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BMW 1M Coupe vs BMW M3 CSL at Nurburgring (HD)
http://ubermpower.co.uk - ///M Division Forum - Read on......
"A lap with a BMW 1M Coupe on the Nurburgring. The car was awesome and no
problems whatsoever. BTG lap time was 8.15 with traffic and i also needed
to back off throttle for an accident in the last part. Without traffic and
the accident under 8 min BTG is possible. I am following a CSL. Which is a
nurburgring track day car. CSL has a cage, big brakes, lightweight Exhaust and race seats en runs on pilotsport
cup tires. The 1M coupe was completely off factory. I was amazed how well
this 1M coupe runs on the Nurburgring.
Driver: Andre de Vries."
[Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/advevo ]
Portland International Raceway in a BMW 135i
Video of a few laps around PIR. This is a really nice track, my 135i with
Dinan Stage II and Riss Exhaust could
hit 130 to 140 MPH on the two straights here. Track is really hard on
brakes though, I turned my white caliper letters yellow here when brakes
hit about 900 degrees.
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BMW M3 at Roebling Road Raceway May 2010
Scott is riding along with me during this session at Roebling Road Raceway.
This was an interesting session near the end as it was black flagged due
to Harold's M3 blowing coolant onto the track from a failed radiator hose.
Ross' 911 was off track in turn nine so I backed off as I approached (even
those there were no flags from the corner worker) and several other cars
went off into the grass after I went by.
This was also the first weekend I ran my new TraqMate system in my BMW M3
2011 BMW 135i on Dynojet after Dinan Stage 2 Software Update
As the title says this is my 2011 BMW 135i on Dynojet after Dinan Stage 2
Software Update was installed. The software is said to give 55hp and 101tq
to the crank over a stock car. My car has Agency Power Midpipes and
Axelback Exhaust with an aFe Drop-In
The car makes 300 SAE HP to the wheels, and 330 SAE TQ to the wheels, which
is a big gain over the 280/274 numbers I got before the tune (with Exhaust and filter).
Bad day in my BMW M3 at Roebling Road
It was the last session of the day and it ended badly. I've run MANY track
events at Roebling Road Raceway over 10+ years and never had the experience
I had this day.
On the second hot lap I was entering turn 3 no differently than any other
time and prior to the apex the back end stepped out. There was no warning
at all, the car just snapped to the left and before I knew it the front of
the car was off the track and I was flying over the grass toward the berm
on the outside of the track. Looking at the telemetry from my TraqMate
system I was going about 100 MPH when I lost control; I scrubbed off some
speed before hitting the berm at 60 MPH and experienced 4 Gs coming to a
I heard later than another car had gone off track at the entrance to turn 3
and the belief is that they brought dirt or debris onto the track which I
went through later. If you listen closing you'll hear the engine rev right
at the point where the back end steps out, indicating the immediate loss of
grip. I don't believe I could have avoided the off track excursion as I
got no warning at all that the back end was going to break lose, and I was
literally "going for a ride" once I was off into the grass.
Now I just hope Buddy can repair the damage...