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      07-24-2021, 02:01 PM   #1
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My 335ix survived the track

I instructed my 1st driving school this year with my '13 335ix. And I have mixed feelings about it.
I am used to track a '635csi turbocharged with slicks and race suspension + full roll cage and 6 point harnesses.

The Good:
- The car is fast, I didn't even put stage 1 yet and it was fast.
- The car handling wasn't bad
- Akebono brake pads handled the sessions very well
- The ZF8HP is pure poetry. This transmission is incredible and the shifts were perfect.
- The AWD wasn't an issue at all.

The Bad:
- Pirelli Cinturato P7 are pure junk, time to get some stickier tires soon.
- The car is too quiet... at least on the track. I need more engine/exhaust noise.
- The car could use a bit less body roll. Don't want to sacrifice handling for everyday driving so I might consider sway bars instead of lowering.
- Sport + vs DTC/DSC off... I like the car in Sport +, but I hate the e-differential smoking my rear pads. with DTC/DSC completely off, the car feels a bit sluggish.

Bottom line: time to look for another track at some point, something I can still drive the track without a trailer. Maybe an E92 M3 with 1/2 cage and harness.
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where was your track day?
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where was your track day?
This was the Peter Hanson driving school at Mosport DDT.
Lead and follow format.
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Had the same impressions and reaction after my first track day in the 340. Need four doors but have been contemplating whether to go another route or jump head first down the modding black hole…
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Had the same impressions and reaction after my first track day in the 340. Need four doors but have been contemplating whether to go another route or jump head first down the modding black hole…
I know that the Xdrive is never going to be a good track car. I will mod it because it is what I like to do but I will look for another car with a 1/2 cage, bucket seats and harness as a track car. A car where I don't need to have a trailer and a tow vehicle.
I sold my race car yesterday and my trailer will be sold next. Don't have the time and energy to do the dedicated race car anymore. But there isn't a better weapon on the track than a dedicated machine.
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