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    • New E92 M3 and overall E92 1/4 mile record - Autocouture Motoring installed ESS VT2-625 runs 10.6@131

      Congratulations to Scott Thies owner of the E92 M3 which recently set the overall E9X record surpassing the 10.69@129.38 set by VAC Motorsports in a VF-Engineering supercharged DCT M3. Scott's car just nudged past with a 10.65@131.79. Density altitude at the time of that run by VAC was about ~-1320 and density altitude at the time of this run could have been from anywhere from -2500 to -1559 depending on what time of day the car ran.


      It's fair to say conditions were slightly more favorable and both records were set (no surprise) at ATCO in New Jersey. As is the norm, cold dense air and a well prepped strip on the East Coast makes for some record breaking runs. In addition to the favorable conditions, Scott's car had a line lock, drag radials, and 120 pounds removed from the car good for about a 1/10 or a MPH using the old drag racing rule of thumb concerning weight loss.

      We are now going to see people all hit around the same max times on the stock internals. Similar to what we saw here, a 1 mph or a tenth will be the difference so the stock internal battles come down to whomever has the best launch and best weather to work with. All the various kits are all capable of hitting similar performance numbers with the main limitation being the stock internal motor makeup.

      The next step for the S65 which has already demonstrated mid 10 second capability with a blower is the built motor supercharger setups. Congratulations to Scott, well done.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: New E92 M3 and overall E92 1/4 mile record - Autocouture Motoring installed ESS VT2-625 runs 10.6@131 started by Sticky View original post
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      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        These darn cars are so impressive
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        If I had an extra $20,000 2 1/2 years ago, I would have bought an E92 M3.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        @1SICKM

        What changes were made from the day we were all there, and this day?

        IIRC, m33s best was 11.0@126( full weight), Sals best was, 11.x@127 (full weight), your best, was 11.0@126 (seats out), and mine was 11.3@123 (full weight)

        a spread of 3 mph from mine to yours, 4 mph to 650 kits.

        just curious how you guys both gained 5 mph, and still within 1 mph of eachother. I know the air was good. I went into work that day knowing you guys had 10's in the bag.

        Just curious wondering if I could have added 5 MPH to my best as well (from 123-128), closing that gap again, to a 3-4 mph advantage, (oddly the same difference in PSI between kits) maybe less since intercooler not needed in sub freezing temps..



        BTW, i see the arguments going on over there ERM, you know you count on me to track everything I can and post it Click here to enlarge

        i have the UK 535 pulley. how do i know this? Aj told me.. actual measurements: US 535/103mm, UK 535/102mm (currently on car), US 575 pulley/99mm, US 600pulley/97mm.. I DO have in my POSSESSION a 97mm pulley, but it has not been on my car yet. 1sickm can confirm
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        @1SICKM

        What changes were made from the day we were all there, and this day?

        IIRC, m33s best was 11.0@126( full weight), Sals best was, 11.x@127 (full weight), your best, was 11.0@126 (seats out), and mine was [email]11.3@123 (full weight)

        a spread of 3 mph from mine to yours, 4 mph to 650 kits.

        just curious how you guys both gained 5 mph, and still within 1 mph of eachother. I know the air was good. I went into work that day knowing you guys had 10's in the bag.

        Just curious wondering if I could have added 5 MPH to my best as well (from 123-128), closing that gap again, to a 3-4 mph advantage, (oddly the same difference in PSI between kits) maybe less since intercooler not needed in sub freezing temps..



        BTW, i see the arguments going on over there ERM, you know you count on me to track everything I can and post it Click here to enlarge

        i have the UK 535 pulley. how do i know this? Aj told me.. actual measurements: US 535/103mm, UK 535/102mm (currently on car), US 575 pulley/99mm, US 600pulley/97mm.. I DO have in my POSSESSION a 97mm pulley, but it has not been on my car yet. 1sickm can confirm
        I heard this car was not full weight.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I heard this car was not full weight.
        no, it had the seats out.

        i think this actually clearly JUSTIFIES my comments about ERMs car not being a legit mph if the fact that another 625 kit had to do major changes to get even close to ERMs trap speed, and still slower
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        no, it had the seats out.

        i think this actually clearly JUSTIFIES my comments about ERMs car not being a legit mph if the fact that another 625 kit had to do major changes to get even close to ERMs trap speed, and still slower
        ERM probably had more going on as well. Just assume weight is removed, race gas, drag tires, etc.

        If you look at all the traps, they are right inline with each other so a MPH or two here or there is usually thanks to weight reduction.

        I did 130 full weight 7.5 psi on the West Coast so decide for yourself.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        ERM probably had more going on as well. Just assume weight is removed, race gas, drag tires, etc.

        If you look at all the traps, they are right inline with each other so a MPH or two here or there is usually thanks to weight reduction.

        I did 130 full weight 7.5 psi on the West Coast so decide for yourself.
        I was there, he was on street tires and full weight, racefuel.
        I do recall however he had said something about flashing the car the night before a few times, IAT error codes or something

        hence my point about him spinning created the inflated traps
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
        I was there, he was on street tires and full weight, racefuel.
        I do recall however he had said something about flashing the car the night before a few times, IAT error codes or something

        hence my point about him spinning created the inflated traps
        You can inflate traps. If you hit high traps with a nice ET it's harder to argue at that point as the power really is being put down.