Originally Posted by robertm
Awesome job! Sounds like you guys are going to kick some serious butt there pretty soon
It's really impressive that you've been able to build a car that competitive right away. Any issues with the brakes acting up while braking in a turn?
We were surprised that the car was so competitive straight away. But I think we've used so many components that are well tested on road/track cars by owners and tuners. It also helps that some components on the 1M are from other BMW models that suppliers have been tuning for a while.
No brake issue, just having to get use to them. The system is different from my old E46 M3. The pedal goes really hard on ABS and then can be a little long on the next application but comes back.
I do find the car very tail happy if you try to trail brake to far into a faster corner. The rear end wants to overtake the front a lot more than the M3.
All part of learning the car. For the last 3 years I've been driving a front wheel drive MINI Challenge car, that was a learning curve in itself and now to go back to a powerful rear wheel drive is an enjoyable challenge.