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    • 10 second E46 M3 coming soon? HPF allegedly sets new E46 60 foot record at 1.55

      HPF has been marketing their new setups aimed at getting better launches at the strip pretty heavily as of late. Chris, the owner, took the HPF M3 to the drag strip to test out the "anti-lag" setup which allows boost to be built at the line. The car allegedly hit 1.55 and we use that term because no slips were posted. We are not doubting it, but HPF (and others) need to get in the habit of posting timeslips when making such claims. Check out the video below and if the car did not have issues shifting it likely would have been a 10 second pass.




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      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        I'm glad to see this happening; it only took nearly 2 years for someone to beat the benchmark 60ft time (1.61) I set with my E46 in 2009.

        The driver is showing some inexperience at the line. I wouldn't be posting time slips either if I redlit with a 200 or 300 light on a "record" pass. That first launch where the car starts moving through the staging beams before the start also was a bit of a rookie mistake as well. That said, most people have no idea how intense rolling to the line can be... it prompts all kinds of mistakes because of "nerves".
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        I'm glad to see this happening; it only took nearly 2 years for someone to beat the benchmark 60ft time (1.61) I set with my E46 in 2009.
        Fantastic 60 foot btw. What was the setup?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        The driver is showing some inexperience at the line. I wouldn't be posting time slips either if I redlit with a 200 or 300 light on a "record" pass. That first launch where the car starts moving through the staging beams before the start also was a bit of a rookie mistake as well. That said, most people have no idea how intense rolling to the line can be... it prompts all kinds of mistakes because of "nerves".
        Yes, exactly correct it isn't easy especially with spectators.

        Even though he redlit it still is a record 60 foot. It isn't sanctioned racing or competition, he is competing with himself.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Yes no time slips = lame. That doesn't mean the 60 foot sucked.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        For the record, I've got all kinds of "cherries" bracket racing. Anyone can do it....but I just found that to be a HUGE jump.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Fantastic 60 foot btw. What was the setup?
        100 shot of nitrous on a 245rwhp N/A engine, 4.10 rear end and MT ET Street slicks. Car weighed around 3100 Lbs with driver.



        After repeatedly damaging drivetrain components, I intensionally started launching softly. For example, the quickest/fastest run I made with the car had a 1.72 60 ft, 11.50 ET and 118MPH

        The next pass I tried to launch harder and this happened:

      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        For the record, I've got all kinds of "cherries" bracket racing. Anyone can do it....but I just found that to be a HUGE jump.
        What do you mean?
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        What do you mean?
        A "cherry" is a red light...from jumping the start.

        On a "500" tree, there is 0.5 seconds between each bulb coming on. A perfect light would be a 0.500 reaction time, anything less than that would light up the red light signifying a jumped start. Lots of people jump a little from time to time....running a 4XX light...but a 200 or 300 is just a huge jump.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Ahh ok kool. I'm a newb only been to the track twice.
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        I'm glad to see this happening; it only took nearly 2 years for someone to beat the benchmark 60ft time (1.61) I set with my E46 in 2009.

        The driver is showing some inexperience at the line. I wouldn't be posting time slips either if I redlit with a 200 or 300 light on a "record" pass. That first launch where the car starts moving through the staging beams before the start also was a bit of a rookie mistake as well. That said, most people have no idea how intense rolling to the line can be... it prompts all kinds of mistakes because of "nerves".
        its odd you say that, he claims to have been drag racing straight since he was 16 y.o. Click here to enlarge
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        claims are just that claims. it is what it is
      1. spdu4ea's Avatar
        spdu4ea -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        its odd you say that, he claims to have been drag racing straight since he was 16 y.o. Click here to enlarge
        I know he made 100s of passes with his Supra so he's no rookie. It probably was just shaking the bugs out of an entirely new setup combined with minor jitters (the last time he took that car to the strip it was a stage 1 -- 4 years ago).
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spdu4ea Click here to enlarge
        I know he made 100s of passes with his Supra so he's no rookie. It probably was just shaking the bugs out of an entirely new setup combined with minor jitters (the last time he took that car to the strip it was a stage 1 -- 4 years ago).
        Any vids of the past supra run's from Chris?
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spdu4ea Click here to enlarge
        I know he made 100s of passes with his Supra so he's no rookie. It probably was just shaking the bugs out of an entirely new setup combined with minor jitters (the last time he took that car to the strip it was a stage 1 -- 4 years ago).
        makes sense, had no idea it had been that long! That is quite a bit of a difference
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Any vids of the past supra run's from Chris?
        tons
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        makes sense, had no idea it had been that long! That is quite a bit of a difference

        tons
        What about with ur car?
      1. 5soko's Avatar
        5soko -
        Interesting info in this thread...
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        I have a feeling HPF will get into the low 10's maybe even 9's next week.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by spdu4ea Click here to enlarge
        I know he made 100s of passes with his Supra so he's no rookie. It probably was just shaking the bugs out of an entirely new setup combined with minor jitters (the last time he took that car to the strip it was a stage 1 -- 4 years ago).
        I agree with this, jitters and bugs.

        However, it has also been a while since the supra days. E46 is a different ball game.
      1. nickr519's Avatar
        nickr519 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        What about with ur car?
        ? not sure if serious
        I drive a riced tt 300zx, doubt my driver skills could break mid 12's on race gas (465whp@18psi), no money for slicks, also don't want to threadjack
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nickr519 Click here to enlarge
        ? not sure if serious
        I drive a riced tt 300zx, doubt my driver skills could break mid 12's on race gas (465whp@18psi), no money for slicks, also don't want to threadjack
        Refreshing honesty.