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    • New quickest and fastest BMW F-Series, F80 M3, and S55 - Maximum PSI F80 M3 runs 9.35@151 1/4 mile

      Well, Maximum PSI broke their own S55 platform record and congratulations are due. Dare we even say the platform is getting close to the 8's? Remember that in October of last year Maximum PSI set the bar with a 9.47 @ 149.22 1/4 mile pass.


      They raised that bar. This is the first recorded 150+ trap on the platform:


      A 9.349 @ 151.83 makes for the quickest and fastest BMW F-Series, BMW F80 M3, and overall S55 powered BMW.

      This is done on Pure Turbos hardware but Maximum PSI is going to a Doc Race GTX 3076 twin turbo setup next.

      As for what they changed from their previous mod list, you would have to ask @maximumpsi.

      - Tune by RK Tunes
      - Pure Stage 2+
      - Built motor
      - Maximum PSI keyed crank hub
      - EOS intake
      - EOS intercooler
      - Maximum PSI exhaust
      - Fuel-It! port injection
      - E70 fuel
      - Upgraded DCT

      This article was originally published in forum thread: New quickest and fastest BMW F-Series, F80 M3, and S55 - Maximum PSI F80 M3 runs 9.35@151 1/4 mile started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 28 Comments
      1. crapinternet's Avatar
        crapinternet -
        Didn't Kratos do a 149.54mph on R888's without trying? I bet they'll easily pick up 2mph on proper rubber.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by crapinternet Click here to enlarge
        Didn't Kratos do a 149.54mph on R888's without trying? I bet they'll easily pick up 2mph on proper rubber.
        You're referring to this and yes I would expect the same if not more. Plus they can turn it wayyy up: https://www.bimmerboost.com/content....00-kph-in-3-94
      1. maximumpsi's Avatar
        maximumpsi -
        Your list is correct, but we ran c85 fuel, and Dodson Sportsmans Plus clutches. Thanks, Mike
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maximumpsi Click here to enlarge
        Your list is correct, but we ran c85 fuel, and Dodson Sportsmans Plus clutches. Thanks, Mike
        Thanks and congrats.
      1. Eleventeen's Avatar
        Eleventeen -
        Damn, this is a well sorted car! It takes a lot more than just HP to run times like this in a IRS car built for handling.
      1. s13viper's Avatar
        s13viper -
        Didn't a RS3 run 9.30@153 with a hybrid on stock motor/gearbox. Still pretty nutty what is possible with modern german street cars. Surely the next generation can't be another leap ahead!
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Very impressive congrats! Unless you guys put NOS on the car you will run slower out of the box with the GTX3076R's. You will most likely pick up trap as you will be making a lot more power, but no chance to get those big turbos spooled at the line without proper launch control, so your ET will suffer... Still curious to see how it does...
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Sad and way less relevant if a car cannot be driven to the strip. Now it is just a mile at a time car which is virtually real world useless. No pleasure here unless you like mainlining drugs.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Sad and way less relevant if a car cannot be driven to the strip. Now it is just a mile at a time car which is virtually real world useless. No pleasure here unless you like mainlining drugs.
        Not following here. I believe this car can still be driven to the strip. When I take a car to the strip I ALWAYS tow it. I have a trailer, I have a truck. I got to the strip to go as fast as I can, that means putting as much strain on parts as possible. Drag racing is VERY hard on parts. If, and when the car breaks, I want to be able to load it on the trailer and bring it home. NOT call a tow truck. Shoot I usually trailer the GTI to the strip, its a daily driver parts car, that goes on 15-hour road trips. Seeing a car on a trailer headed to the strip does not mean it cannot be driven there. It means the person racing it understands it may break, and wants a way to get it home easily if that happens... Common sense for people that do a lot of racing
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s13viper Click here to enlarge
        Didn't a RS3 run 9.30@153 with a hybrid on stock motor/gearbox.
        Indeed it did: https://www.audiboost.com/content.ph...i-RS3-2-5-TFSI
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Sad and way less relevant if a car cannot be driven to the strip. Now it is just a mile at a time car which is virtually real world useless. No pleasure here unless you like mainlining drugs.
        Explain this to the kids who strip out their 335's to live their life a 1/4 mile at a time.

        I suppose nothing much of value is lost though in some old used BMW. It isn't an F80.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Not following here. I believe this car can still be driven to the strip. When I take a car to the strip I ALWAYS tow it. I have a trailer, I have a truck. I got to the strip to go as fast as I can, that means putting as much strain on parts as possible. Drag racing is VERY hard on parts. If, and when the car breaks, I want to be able to load it on the trailer and bring it home. NOT call a tow truck. Shoot I usually trailer the GTI to the strip, its a daily driver parts car, that goes on 15-hour road trips. Seeing a car on a trailer headed to the strip does not mean it cannot be driven there. It means the person racing it understands it may break, and wants a way to get it home easily if that happens... Common sense for people that do a lot of racing
        Some confusion here as to which cars have to be towed and which cars people choose to tow.

        I'd rather tow the M3 than drive it so I don't have to swap tires there or refuel.

        Some people have to tow the car in as it is no longer streetable.
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I suppose nothing much of value is lost though in some old used BMW. It isn't an F80.
        Which is slated to soon be the next "old used BMW."
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Some confusion here as to which cars have to be towed and which cars people choose to tow.

        I'd rather tow the M3 than drive it so I don't have to swap tires there or refuel.
        True, but still sad there is no Freude am Fahren involved. I mean, that is why you didn't drop the monster V8 in an old Chevelle for the strip, right?
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Not following here. .... Common sense for people that do a lot of racing
        Yeah, not like the old days when you drove to the track, did your laps, then drove home. Everything is specialized and optimized now. But once again, what joy is there is towing for perhaps hours, especially if you are only running the car 10 seconds at a time? Different strokes, I guess.

        It is like all those people that but exotic cars than park them in the garage and do not drive them. I guess if you can afford 50 of them or more like Leno, it is OK if you can afford the overhead, you can get your kicks driving one every other month or so.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Which is slated to soon be the next "old used BMW."
        The price would have to fall by $30k+ for it to approach 335 levels. I doubt it ever well being an M3.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        True, but still sad there is no Freude am Fahren involved. I mean, that is why you didn't drop the monster V8 in an old Chevelle for the strip, right?
        Not sure what you mean here?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        Yeah, not like the old days when you drove to the track, did your laps, then drove home. Everything is specialized and optimized now. But once again, what joy is there is towing for perhaps hours, especially if you are only running the car 10 seconds at a time? Different strokes, I guess.
        For some of us it's literally a whole day to get to the strip. Just pointless miles on the car and wear on the drivetrain.
      1. Sales@KRATOS's Avatar
        Sales@KRATOS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s13viper Click here to enlarge
        Didn't a RS3 run 9.30@153 with a hybrid on stock motor/gearbox. Still pretty nutty what is possible with modern german street cars. Surely the next generation can't be another leap ahead!
        Just to clarify, the IROZ IMS780H kit is not a hybrid turbo system. This is in no way knocking their results, as that's a tremendous ET and MPH for a bolt on turbo kit on a stock motor with stock clutches. However, this kit utilizes a complete Xona Rotor 7864 Turbo with different Xona Rotor turbine housing options and requires modified coolant and oil lines. Hybrid turbo systems uses stock turbine housings with stock A/R ratios which make a huge difference in regards to back pressure and choke point as well as utilizing stock coolant and oil lines. Still great results nonetheless.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sales@KRATOS Click here to enlarge
        Just to clarify, the IROZ IMS780H kit is not a hybrid turbo system. This is in no way knocking their results, as that's a tremendous ET and MPH for a bolt on turbo kit on a stock motor with stock clutches. However, this kit utilizes a complete Xona Rotor 7864 Turbo with different Xona Rotor turbine housing options and requires modified coolant and oil lines. Hybrid turbo systems uses stock turbine housings with stock A/R ratios which make a huge difference in regards to back pressure and choke point as well as utilizing stock coolant and oil lines. Still great results nonetheless.
        This is a good point, it's not a hybrid.

        Almost hard to believe the trans and motor are stock. The car is pretty stripped out from what I understand.