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Old 07-26-11, 01:05 PM
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FD vs. M?

I was driving down I95 today after class minding my own business, I check my mirrors and I see an aggressive orange BMW making its way through traffic. It is pretty clear in front of me and this guy is coming quick, he is gonna try to blow by me at 100+. I am only at 60 mph so I drop it down into 3rd and when he reaches my rear I drop the gas and quickly stop his pull. This thing sounds loud, quad exhaust and looks like wide body, I had never seen one like it but it was brand new. After a couple pulls of us being side by side I slow because some traffic comes up and 95 ends.

We drive down a little ways and he is taking a right onto one of the streets, I decide to follow after he keeps throwing revs in front of me at the red light. Light turns green but there are a few cars in front of us so we take off slow and prepare for the right turn. He is revving and I am just going slow, I actually went into 2nd gear really early as I was just having fun. As we take the right turn the guy guns it, I follow suit. I started out at around 3k RPM and my primary spooled quick, as my secondary comes on I quickly come on his side but shut down at 60.

The driver was a 70 something year old guy, think I pissed him off a bit that my unpainted 20 year old car stayed right on his ***.

I am unsure if it was an M3 or 1 or what it only said M but I got a quick really crappy cell phone picture.

Given more room and less cars I would have reeled him in but I am very conservative of where and when I get up to high speeds.

looking at pictures it was an M1


I have intake, dp, mp, exhaust and Pettit ecu running stock sequential with some spikes up to 14psi.
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Old 07-26-11, 02:04 PM
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1M. M1 is a totally different car.

Some bolt-ons and a piggyback with meth and they can push some incredible power. Same motor as the 335is (and pre-2011 335i models though slightly more power).

Same drivetrain and suspension as the M3 as well. But, I can't stand the 1 series.
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Yeah I noticed they are a few hundred lbs heavier with ~330bhp twin turbo. My car is very lightly modified and pulled him in pretty quickly.
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Those cars can rattle off low 11 sec times for very little money.
They still look like a sneaker though and i imagine that guy is pissed as he prob spent $50 large and he cant keep up with a 20 year old car
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The 1M is no joke.

I dont think he's pissed you kept with him because he's stock. Wait til he JB's his car with bolt ons.

Sorry man he'll leave you way back lol
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I work doing valet parking, trust me those little cars are quick.
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Originally Posted by 1QWIK7 View Post
The 1M is no joke.

I dont think he's pissed you kept with him because he's stock. Wait til he JB's his car with bolt ons.

Sorry man he'll leave you way back lol
He may but the guy looked.to be in his 80s lol.
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Originally Posted by sebax1_R1 View Post
I work doing valet parking, trust me those little cars are quick.

...and that`s the reason I never valet.
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I saw the old guy in the M today on i95 on my way to work. Too bad I was in my DD civic, lol
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1M is a great car but looks like crap--as was already pointed out.

I have the same engine in my DD 335 and with Dinan S2 software in it and some other Dinan parts, I have 380 whp with globs of torque. Will it beat a well-tuned turbo rotary in a straight line? No, but they are quick and stab the throttle and you can fill up traffic openings very fast.
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I had a 335 as well with a Procede and some other basics...man I miss that car.
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I had a 335 as well with a Procede and some other basics...man I miss that car.
i used to have too with the procede 2
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Originally Posted by 1QWIK7 View Post
The 1M is no joke.

I dont think he's pissed you kept with him because he's stock. Wait til he JB's his car with bolt ons.

Sorry man he'll leave you way back lol
Agreed. 12 second cars with just a 400-500 dollar mod... Insane.
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Originally Posted by Railgun View Post
...and that`s the reason I never valet.
agree!
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Originally Posted by SayNoToPistons View Post
Agreed. 12 second cars with just a 400-500 dollar mod... Insane.
The FD is capable of that also with minimal mods, a guy got something like 90hp from a pettit ecu. Put the car on the dyno, installed ECU back on the dyno and got a huge increase. Of course he upped the boost, but that is what the ECU allows, that is around $200 used.
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I wasn't saying that an FD isn't capable of doing so. I am well aware of what an FD can do and for how much. In reality, is it as simple, cheap, and reliable as a BMW (1 or 3 series) with an N54/55 to get into the low 13s and high 12s? No. We are talking about a something that costs less than $500 dollars (less than $200 used), is a plug and play device, proven reliability and power, and it can be returned back to factory within minutes. All that plus one can keep his or her warranty.
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