I didnt run the Volvo at the Auto X as I have a smoked Dela link - bad tie rod - and my HG was off by 2hg?. Anyways, we had some fun in my friends wifes tuned 335i(that she raced also ) His car is a heavily modded SMG E46 M3 but that had rubbing issues and also didnt run.
On the way home I said to him lets do a few pulls as I want to see where my car is being its only at 13-14psi at the moment as Im still using a stock PCV - plus although the tune is safe, its not that aggressive. Sort of a baseline pull test? The M has big cams- headers - no cats -intake- exhaust- "4.10" diff (makes a huge difference I might add) - BBK- Rims - Coilovers ect ect. Its got around 380hp.
So we went for it a few times. The first time I was behind him and basically stayed with him from 60 -130mph. Second he got the jump and pulled a me a lenght. 3rd time I got the jump by a half a lenght and held 2 lenghts till 130mph. So, really it was about even. Oh, and my turbo hose blew right off at 130mph at the last run. That was the reason why my HG was off and felt as if the car was slower than usual on the way up. So I fixed that, and an on the way home she felt strong again plus my HG was back to 21.
Anyways, Im pretty happy that my car at only 13-14psi with a bad seal on the turbo to intercooler hose, and not really dialed in at all, was pretty even with an SMG M3 modded to the breast.
20psi+ - WMI - and tuned - should really make all the difference over the next while as I would say I have another 80HP in the car at least!. Heres a pic of the M3 last year before the BBK at Mosport DDT track (Rain did stop) Amazing car!
Edit.. Another friend of ours has an HPF 600+whp M3 on a stock motor although he wasnt there today. I have to say that seems the E46 M3s are now getting down around 16K-18K give or take -with a Turbo kit or SC kit these cars tick all the boxes for me and they have rear seats for the kids with a big trunk. hmm? lol
Edited by dublin14, 07 May 2012 - 09:05 PM.