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      04-22-2018, 07:33 PM   #1
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Tracked my 435ix with Bootmod3!

Track: Waterford Hills, Michigan
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza Pole Positions S-04
KW V1 suspension, FBO's, Bm3 stg 2.

Finally got my 435ix with Bootmod3 and FBO's on a track. The track was in Waterford Hills in Michigan. It is a very technical track with tight turns, and short straights. I managed to hit 105 on the back straight which hung with the best of the cars there.

After tracking this car, I am hooked! I feel like ordering track brake pads and tires. The car did very well. The one mistake i made was not lowering my tire pressures. By the beginning of the 3rd run, the car felt like it was skipping on every turn. After i dropped the PSI by 7 on each corner, it felt like a new car. I had so much power on tap, it was too much (this is a good thing). I feel like I could get better tires and brake pads though.

Who else on here tracks their 35i? What types of pads and tires have you ran that perform well?
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Track: Waterford Hills, Michigan
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza Pole Positions S-04
KW V1 suspension, FBO's, Bm3 stg 2.

Finally got my 435ix with Bootmod3 and FBO's on a track. The track was in Waterford Hills in Michigan. It is a very technical track with tight turns, and short straights. I managed to hit 105 on the back straight which hung with the best of the cars there.

After tracking this car, I am hooked! I feel like ordering track brake pads and tires. The car did very well. The one mistake i made was not lowering my tire pressures. By the beginning of the 3rd run, the car felt like it was skipping on every turn. After i dropped the PSI by 7 on each corner, it felt like a new car. I had so much power on tap, it was too much (this is a good thing). I feel like I could get better tires and brake pads though.

Who else on here tracks their 35i? What types of pads and tires have you ran that perform well?
Right on! I'm hoping to do my first track session this summer. We have similar mods only problem is my tires are holding me back. As soon as I upgrade those I'm looking forward to seeing what this thing can do.

Glad you had fun and good to hear the car held up well with the bm3
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      05-08-2018, 10:06 PM   #3
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If you plan on tracking your 435 frequently, don't forget to swap out your stock brake fluid for some high temp stuff if you haven't already. I've been using Motul RBF600 with awesome results in my last few BMWs.
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      05-14-2018, 09:06 AM   #4
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Went out for another event this past weekend:

Track: M1 Concourse, Michigan
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza Pole Positions S-04,
Mods: KW V1 suspension, FBO's, Bm3 stg 2,
Improvements: Added Motul 600 fluid & Powerstop Track Day pads

It rained 75% of the day. The conditions were extremely difficult but since I have AWD and tires that aren't super aggressive, I was an all star for alot of my runs. I was passing cars that I normally wouldn't have a chance against. I did go off track once, which was not fun. The car was covered in mud for the rest of the day.

The brakes feel extremely strong. I have alot of confidence stopping now, however, the dust is pretty bad. I am still not sure I am keeping them for daily driving because of how loud the squealing can be.
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How did the V1s hope up with all the extra gforce? Scrape or bottom out at all?
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How did the V1s hope up with all the extra gforce? Scrape or bottom out at all?
They did fine. No scrapping or bottoming out. I feel like I could add the front lip and still be ok. Maybe I am not realizing just how far down that would be. It think the front lip would look killer on my setup.
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How did the V1s hope up with all the extra gforce? Scrape or bottom out at all?
They did fine. No scrapping or bottoming out. I feel like I could add the front lip and still be ok. Maybe I am not realizing just how far down that would be. It think the front lip would look killer on my setup.
Cool stuff. Stiff enough for the track and street. I've only heard that they are on the softer side.

Do you happen to know how much you dropped over stock height? Noticed you are xdrive as well.
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Cool stuff. Stiff enough for the track and street. I've only heard that they are on the softer side.

Do you happen to know how much you dropped over stock height? Noticed you are xdrive as well.
Alot lol. Not sure on the exact amount but you can easily make the car flush on all corners. If you wanted to be conservative you can be as well, although the rear will be 2 fingers MAX at the highest setting.
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Cool stuff. Stiff enough for the track and street. I've only heard that they are on the softer side.

Do you happen to know how much you dropped over stock height? Noticed you are xdrive as well.
Alot lol. Not sure on the exact amount but you can easily make the car flush on all corners. If you wanted to be conservative you can be as well, although the rear will be 2 fingers MAX at the highest setting.
2 finger gap might be on the high side for me. I dont like tucking the tires at all tough, and I live in New England so peace of mind is much more important. My last lowered car (03 Audi A4) was 25" from the center of the wheel arch to the ground after dropping,and that's as low as I would go in this car as well. I'd say it was about a one finger gap with some extra in the front, because I valued my oil pan lol
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Im between no finger to 1 all around without any tire tuck.
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Looks like you already did the brake fluid and pads. Since you're new I would just keep it like that until it's time to replace tires. Then that will be your next upgrade.

RBF600 is an excellent choice.
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This is good to know! I've got a track day coming up but will probably run the Stg 1 bm3 map to keep it slightly conservative. I'm sure it will be plenty of power even at stg 1.
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I ran stock turbo on 93 ots with both AS3+ and Indy 500s with powerstop evo pads.

AS3+ gripped great but after 3 laps it started losing a bit of grip, Indy 500s great grip but after the 5th lap it was wearing fairly quickly.

I upgraded to stoptech sport pads/rotors/lines and bought the PS4S. Also got rid of my staggered 19s setup (235/35/19, 275/30/19) for 245/40/18 square. Way less understeer.

Will report back in 2 weeks after I hit the track.

Should be fun with a brand new setup with PS2
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Track: Waterford Hills, Michigan
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza Pole Positions S-04
KW V1 suspension, FBO's, Bm3 stg 2.
How were your IAT's on the track?
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