Sounds good...enjoy! Remember...slow in, fast out.
CSBM5 / S62PWR,
I had the pleasure (or maybe I should say heart attack
) of autocrossing my beast this past weekend. I was at the Tire Rack facility at South Bend with the Windy City BMW CCA chapter.
What a hoot! I finally got an idea of what it means to have DSC off and Sport button on. ( Multiple emotions happening...
Since this was my first time doing this, I received a couple helpful hints from some of the other experienced people. I consider these "day of event" type preparations.
1.) Check your tire pressures once again just before heading out. Just good to double check. Don't want to scrape your wheels against the pavement in a corner.
2.) Check your lug nuts. Check your lug nuts. Check your lug nuts. Don't want to have any surprises whilst whipping the backend of the beast all over the place.
3.) "slow in
" Get used to and trust your brakes. The first few times, I coasted into the corners because I was thinking how is this car going to stop in time. My instructor told me that if I had activated ABS, I wasn't using the brakes enough and was wasting some time.
4.) "fast out
" Straighten the steering wheel before
. I found out the hard war (DSC off, Sport on), the beast will respond with such and attitude to devower all asphault in front of it with a quickness. The back end broke loose on me four times as I was trying to finish up before getting to a slolom. Needless to say, I beast ate (plowed) those cones up quickly. The people maintaining the cones weren't happy with me the first few times through.
Take care and have a good time. You would never think that something that weighs this heavy is so easy to spin around, but yet it still seems very controllable.
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