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      09-22-2019, 11:30 PM   #1
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Just took my 335i to my first track day. Changed brake fluid to RBF600 and ended up doing stop tech sports pads. They had the tiniest bit of fade in later laps. My first 3 sessions were in the rain. Little scary. Feels so good when you have a good line and makes me cringe when I missed it. Can't wait to go back! sorry for the bad pics. No photographer on my day. Hallet Oklahoma track. [track day pics](
https://imgur.com/a/TVJViHI)[IMG]Just took my 335i to my first track day. Changed brake fluid to RBF600 and ended up doing stop tech sports pads. They had the tiniest bit of fade in later laps. My first 3 sessions were in the rain. Little scary. Feels so good when you have a good line and makes me cringe when I missed it. Can't wait to go back! sorry for the bad pic">https://imgur.com/a/TVJViHI)[IMG]Just took my 335i to my first track day. Changed brake fluid to RBF600 and ended up doing stop tech sports pads. They had the tiniest bit of fade in later laps. My first 3 sessions were in the rain. Little scary. Feels so good when you have a good line and makes me cringe when I missed it. Can't wait to go back! sorry for the bad pic">View post on imgur.com
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Edit. Extra question. My first time out I upgraded tires, fluids, and pads for safety. What steps do you make to make the n55 more reliable to track? My biggest worry is blowing the motor over time.
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There is really nothing to do, I have experienced a *bit* of fuel starvation at high G's with less than 1/4 tank. There are some really fast people in the F30/32 platform from my track experience. LSD and suspension mods are a great addition and I have been running a PS2 for a few years now with no issues. The car has been solid and wonderful, I have been using Motul 600 and stop tech sport pads the past few weekend and they haven't let me down.
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Just took my 335i to my first track day. Changed brake fluid to RBF600 and ended up doing stop tech sports pads. They had the tiniest bit of fade in later laps. My first 3 sessions were in the rain. Little scary. Feels so good when you have a good line and makes me cringe when I missed it. Can't wait to go back! sorry for the bad pics. No photographer on my day. Hallet Oklahoma track. [track day pics](
https://imgur.com/a/TVJViHI)[IMG]Just took my 335i to my first track day. Changed brake fluid to RBF600 and ended up doing stop tech sports pads. They had the tiniest bit of fade in later laps. My first 3 sessions were in the rain. Little scary. Feels so good when you have a good line and makes me cringe when I missed it. Can't wait to go back! sorry for the bad pic">https://imgur.com/a/TVJViHI)[IMG]Just took my 335i to my first track day. Changed brake fluid to RBF600 and ended up doing stop tech sports pads. They had the tiniest bit of fade in later laps. My first 3 sessions were in the rain. Little scary. Feels so good when you have a good line and makes me cringe when I missed it. Can't wait to go back! sorry for the bad pic">View post on imgur.com
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Edit. Extra question. My first time out I upgraded tires, fluids, and pads for safety. What steps do you make to make the n55 more reliable to track? My biggest worry is blowing the motor over time.
I would say upgrade your brake fluid to RBF660, RBF600 overheat very quickly.

The N55 loves to rev high, I track mine and my buddy does competitive time attack with his and we both sent in our oil to blackstone and they were surprised that the oil was clean and had no traces of us beating on it.

No need to worry about the motor, just make sure you change your oil every 3.5k miles if you do a lot of tracking, and change your gaskets right away if they leak. Also check your oil after every session to make sure it's at the maximum line. I normally keep a 5L bottle of oil with me at all times.




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There is really nothing to do, I have experienced a *bit* of fuel starvation at high G's with less than 1/4 tank. There are some really fast people in the F30/32 platform from my track experience. LSD and suspension mods are a great addition and I have been running a PS2 for a few years now with no issues. The car has been solid and wonderful, I have been using Motul 600 and stop tech sport pads the past few weekend and they haven't let me down.

I was told to always keep your fuel tank above half at all times as if your track has high G corners, you will starve your fuel pump and RIP motor. I normally go to the track with a full tank and fill up if I go below half.
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That's awesome. Looks like Hallett. That is a fun track on the motorcycle, but I haven't had my car on it yet. I've modded my car pretty heavily so far, and I'd say the biggest track improvement came when I put the Ohlins Road and Track suspension on.
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That's awesome. Looks like Hallett. That is a fun track on the motorcycle, but I haven't had my car on it yet. I've modded my car pretty heavily so far, and I'd say the biggest track improvement came when I put the Ohlins Road and Track suspension on.
Good eye! It was hallet! I don't have anything to compare with, but I had a blast and hope to make it back soon. Ive heard the suspension changes would do wonders.
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