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      07-15-2017, 01:33 PM   #23
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We weren't trying to roast you, just had no idea what you were asking.

A bone stock 135i will hit 120mph in a straight line in no time, look up local road courses/tracks, drag strips and auto cross events. Facebook is a great place to start.

You might want to invest in a Snell rated helmet, a lot of these events (at least around me) require them.

You don't need any modifications to enjoy going fast, but if you're going to be hitting a fast road course, then you're gonna want to make sure you have high quality brake pads and fluid. Brake fade is spooky. Like stoptech or EBC pads, with Motul 600RBF fluid. And make sure your tires are fresh and grippy.
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      07-15-2017, 02:17 PM   #24
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I got ya! Thanks! all the info you can give helps!
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      07-20-2017, 12:08 PM   #25
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It seems like 30% of the guys I work with have hit a deer! Crazy I say...
So its much safer to go to a track...and legal!
That brings to mind a couple videos:

Nurburgring...


Summit Point, WVA...
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      07-24-2017, 11:43 AM   #26
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This is the exact reason why I will always keep my 1er! Every day I drive it and it's like getting into a new car all over again! I never get tired of it! Hope you get back into one!
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      08-23-2017, 06:35 PM   #27
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I LOVED my 135i!

Presently I drive a 335is, basically the same feeling, just a little bigger.

I stopped driving fast on the street after my first time on track. I realized how stupid it was to go fast on the street. To many variables.

The track is the place to go really fast if that's what you want.

Minimally, you'll need a few things to accomplish this. A helmet for sure first off.

Then, since your car was built for street use, you'll need to make a few changes. As suggested, a good set of race or race/street (more aggressive) brake pads and good, new, brake fluid will give you all the braking you'll probably need (until you REALLY start pushing things). Big Brake kits aren't all that necessary for track use.

Good, or new, sticky tires will help tremendously. They wear faster, but we're having fun here, right?

Further changes could include a different, more track-related alignment. More camber will help with handling a lot but it will also wear the insides of your tires faster on the street.

The 1 series and 3 series are both improved by changing the rear subframe bushings, they really help tame the back end.

Next level stuff includes coilovers, stiffer swaybars, and this is just the start.

An aftermarket oil cooler will REALLY help on track too! Our cars already run hot, and on track, your oil temps will see temps they'll never see on the street. One option is to run the track, run the oil hot, and change soon after, OR, add the oil cooler and it'll help keep your oil temps in check even on track for relatively little money (as far as mods go).
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      09-08-2017, 10:26 AM   #28
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how about you do some research onyour own using that new fangled invention calledGoogle, rather than asking to be spoon fed.
You could have typed an actual answer in the time it took you to write that, yet you posted 3 different responses with the most helpful one being "yes.". Overall you have contributed next to nothing in this thread and have only wasted your own and everybody else's time by posting (and now mine). Stop contributing to the demise of the bimmerpost forums and post something useful.

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Well its nice to know that you assumed you know what I did or did not do lol.
I am always amazed there are people on a forum who say those things. I on the other hand like to help people and would freely give my .02 without saying what you said. If you dont want to help please dont answer!
Yes, you can easily take a stock 1 series to the track and have fun and hit 120 mph. Just need to get the basics done like oil change, high temp break fluid, track inspection from a shop, certified helmet (probably a few other minor details I left out) and you're good to go (it's nice to have good summer tires too). I use motorsportreg to find events. On your first event you'll probably want to do a BMW CCA event because they give you a lot of instruction. However, I think PCA gives more track time but does not cater to beginners as much.
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      09-08-2017, 10:35 AM   #29
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lol...Well I am 52...a former cop...and now a firefighter...it would make the headlines here in Tennessee! lol..I am from California and the one thing I never had to worry about was deer when I would fly around the Bay Area as a kid.
It seems like 30% of the guys I work with have hit a deer! Crazy I say...
So its much safer to go to a track...and legal!
Garth
You can just as easily hit a deer on track.
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You can just as easily hit a deer on track.
only in Canada!
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      09-08-2017, 01:56 PM   #31
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only in Canada!
I guess eh?

Has actually happened a couple times at our local track Calabogie.
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lol...Well I am 52...a former cop...and now a firefighter...it would make the headlines here in Tennessee! lol..I am from California and the one thing I never had to worry about was deer when I would fly around the Bay Area as a kid.
It seems like 30% of the guys I work with have hit a deer! Crazy I say...
So its much safer to go to a track...and legal!
Garth
Striking a deer or other animals at the track DOES happen. Although not that often.


Tenn HPDE's...
http://forum.etrscca.org/viewtopic.php?t=76

HPDE's in Atlanta...
https://atlantamotorsportspark.com/corporate/mediatv-2/
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      01-21-2018, 12:52 AM   #34
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      01-21-2018, 01:08 AM   #35
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Ok...Can I take a stock 135i to a track and drive it at say 120 MPH? If not what do I need to do to be able to do that?
120Mph in a 135i is very composed, I would say buy a very cheap E46 320i and turn it into a track day car.

That way if you crash it or if someone else crashes into you you will not be as upset at wrecking a 135i
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      01-21-2018, 01:12 AM   #36
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You can drive a yugo to the track not switch tires and race it
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