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Wink My first Race in 08 535i vs tuned lexus 350 - 05-06-2017, 02:52 PM

What's up guys. This is the first actual race where I put my car to the test.

My specs are: 08 535i / Jb4- Map 5/ DCI

I was on Shoup Blvd in Woodland hills driving regular listening to some old school tunes on the way home with my cousin. We just came back for some really good BBQ so it probably added some weight lol. Anyhow I'm a big guy, 6'4 260lbs and my cousin is probably around 200lbs solid. No, I'm not fat ;0). Just a big guy. I played college ball as a defensive end - yeah I can probably lose a little but I'm fairly solid.

Anyhow back to the story, so we were just driving and I notice this nice sounding car probably going 80+ as he passed us to the left. My cousin said "hey man that car looks fast, you should race him. I was kinda thinking about it at the light but wasn't really going to until this guy rips up the light. I was like **** it, slammed the pedal and off we went. By this point this guy had easily two cars before I bothered to play. We raced at least up to 120mph and that's when I left off. I was creeping up to him slowly. I really started to hack him at 90mph but I figured I would slow down a bit. Hey man I didn't even think that I would drive so fast but it was fun.

I pulled up to his side and nodded my head. He.gave me a smile and a thumbs up. This guy was at max 150lbs, looked like skeletor. His car sounded really nice and asked him what he had. He said his ride was fully tuned.

Does this sound about right? I probably had easily 300lbs of extra weight between me and my cousin.

My car was in normal mode, probably should have a least put it in DS. Would manual shift up and down make a difference?

Anyhow it was fun. I plan to get some down pipes / tune with some e35 later down the line.

Talk to u guys soon.

-Melo

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Default 05-09-2017, 02:52 PM

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What's up guys. This is the first actual race where I put my car to the test.

My specs are: 08 535i / Jb4- Map 5/ DCI

I was on Shoup Blvd in Woodland hills driving regular listening to some old school tunes on the way home with my cousin. We just came back for some really good BBQ so it probably added some weight lol. Anyhow I'm a big guy, 6'4 260lbs and my cousin is probably around 200lbs solid. No, I'm not fat ;0). Just a big guy. I played college ball as a defensive end - yeah I can probably lose a little but I'm fairly solid.

Anyhow back to the story, so we were just driving and I notice this nice sounding car probably going 80+ as he passed us to the left. My cousin said "hey man that car looks fast, you should race him. I was kinda thinking about it at the light but wasn't really going to until this guy rips up the light. I was like **** it, slammed the pedal and off we went. By this point this guy had easily two cars before I bothered to play. We raced at least up to 120mph and that's when I left off. I was creeping up to him slowly. I really started to hack him at 90mph but I figured I would slow down a bit. Hey man I didn't even think that I would drive so fast but it was fun.

I pulled up to his side and nodded my head. He.gave me a smile and a thumbs up. This guy was at max 150lbs, looked like skeletor. His car sounded really nice and asked him what he had. He said his ride was fully tuned.

Does this sound about right? I probably had easily 300lbs of extra weight between me and my cousin.

My car was in normal mode, probably should have a least put it in DS. Would manual shift up and down make a difference?

Anyhow it was fun. I plan to get some down pipes / tune with some e35 later down the line.

Talk to u guys soon.

-Melo

ayeee u were running on shoup? thats like right by me lmao have you ever seen a red M235 with YALLA written on the license plate?
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Default 05-09-2017, 08:29 PM

From a roll, go in manual mode and drop gears, you want your rpm to be around the 3500-4000 range. regardless of being in D or DS, when you floor it, the car will drop down the best gear.
If you do a lot of racing, get the JB4 anti-lag.


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Default 05-09-2017, 08:40 PM

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ayeee u were running on shoup? thats like right by me lmao have you ever seen a red M235 with YALLA written on the license plate?

I live off Valley Circle and Kittridge

Haven't seen your ride but would like to.

What kind of mods you got?

I found out the next day that my car wasn't running at full strength

Error code P0303 came up on my dash. My buddy checked out the car, took off the valve cover etc - he was like yep - this needs to be changed. He's a master mechanic and knows his ****.

This probably didn't help as well, my car wasn't running at full potential.

Gonna swap them all out - just for maintenance. This should help right?
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Default 05-09-2017, 08:42 PM

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From a roll, go in manual mode and drop gears, you want your rpm to be around the 3500-4000 range. regardless of being in D or DS, when you floor it, the car will drop down the best gear.
If you do a lot of racing, get the JB4 anti-lag.
awesome thanks for the feedback brother
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Default 05-09-2017, 10:44 PM

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I live off Valley Circle and Kittridge

Haven't seen your ride but would like to.

What kind of mods you got?

I found out the next day that my car wasn't running at full strength

Error code P0303 came up on my dash. My buddy checked out the car, took off the valve cover etc - he was like yep - this needs to be changed. He's a master mechanic and knows his ****.

This probably didn't help as well, my car wasn't running at full potential.

Gonna swap them all out - just for maintenance. This should help right?

lmao no way! im right off valley circle and victory lmao and as far as my car, i have the BMS intake, BMS stage 1 tune, Active autowerke FMIC, Dinan springs and thats about it for now
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Default 05-09-2017, 10:50 PM

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lmao no way! im right off valley circle and victory lmao and as far as my car, i have the BMS intake, BMS stage 1 tune, Active autowerke FMIC, Dinan springs and thats about it for now
awesome man, come by one day and well have a beer bro

Nice mods

I have some BMS DCI's / BMS Jb4 /

planning on getting down pipes by end of month. For my birthday - asking my wife to get my intercooler (june 23rd)

Right now im excited to swap out those spark plugs since im running on 5 right now. Gonna get a nice power feedback.
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Default 05-10-2017, 05:31 PM

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awesome man, come by one day and well have a beer bro

Nice mods

I have some BMS DCI's / BMS Jb4 /

planning on getting down pipes by end of month. For my birthday - asking my wife to get my intercooler (june 23rd)

Right now im excited to swap out those spark plugs since im running on 5 right now. Gonna get a nice power feedback.
hahah will do bro! we should get a run in too!
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