Dyno, drag, track - in search of my E39 Trifecta
In keeping with the philosophy "learn to crawl before try to walk", I have focused primarily on restoring stock performance and resisted jumping to go fast goodies. For the first time, I have quantitative data that confirms my Beast is putting down descent numbers (319lb/ft, 341whp).
The next step is to clock the almight ET. It will be the first time for both me and the Beast (PO was a doctor, doubt he ever dragged it). I plan to visit the Englishtown drag strip (only place within reasonable driving distance), and I'm hoping for a 13.5 around 105, leaving 0.1 sec slack for rookie driver
If all goes well, will then enroll in a couple of road course school days and let her loose on Limerock Park, and eventually Watkins Glen.
Here's the dyno adjusted to DJ. It was 85F, a bit humid, near sea level. Before hitting the track, I will have Dinan rear roll bar installed, running E60 SSK now. Slowly, but surely paving the way for what will eventually be a reliable, intercooled FI setup with performance headers, and a tune. Appreciate any comments and suggestions on the journey.
Liqui Moly 10W60 Race Tech GT1 Engine Oil, Pentosin MTF2, Mobil1 Full Synthetic ATF Steering Fluid, ATE Super Gold Brake Fluid
Style 65 18x9.5" Squared 275/35/18 Dunlop Direzza Z1 Sport Star Spec, 3mm Front Spacers, Turner Motorsports Extended Bolts
Genuine BMW Rotors, Pagid Yellow RS 19 Endurance Racing Compound, Titanium Backing Plates, Open Brake Ducts, FTE Lines
Intrax Racing Springs, Bilstein B8 Monotube Dampers, Ground Control Camber Plates, Dinan Strut Tower Brace, Dinan Rear Sway Bar, X5 Thrust Arm Bushing
Is Nothing Without Control, Stock Motor Dyno'd @ 341WHP, 319LB-FT Dynojet.
firstname.lastname@example.org Englishtown, Lime Rock Park 1'09.9", New Jersey Motorsport Park Lightning Circuit 1'23.420", Thunderbolt Circuit 1'44.2", Watkins Glen International *tbd, Monticello Motor Club *tbd.
Bell SA2010 Sport Helmet, Sparco Tornado Racing Gloves, Sparco Speed+ Racing Shoes, OMP Balaclava
Style 66 17x8, 17x9 Staggered 235/45/17-245/45/17 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Studless Snows
E60 SSK, ZHP Shift Knob, MK4 Navigation, Umnitza VXX Angle Eyes, Brushed Aluminum Trim Swap
Favorite Quote: "Understeer is when you hit the wall with your front end. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with your back end. Horsepower is how hard you hit the wall. Torque is how far you move the wall when you hit it. "