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      12-16-2008, 04:46 AM   #1
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135i vert Lap on Nordschleife (Nürburgring)

This was my last trip to the ring before I left Germany.
NOTE: This was on WINTER tires....by the end of the lap, they are so hot and slick that just accelerating in a straight line causes traction control to intervene.

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      12-16-2008, 06:27 AM   #2
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Really sweet man! Shame bout the soundtrack though
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      12-16-2008, 08:01 AM   #3
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Great video! I plan on visiting when I do ED. Any pointers or tips?
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      12-16-2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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"Holy Shit" @ 2:24 is damn straight, that looked scary. Good run btw
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      12-16-2008, 09:35 AM   #5
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"Holy Shit" @ 2:24 is damn straight, that looked scary. Good run btw
You can't tell that well in the video just how out of shape it felt like I was when the car landed after that little jump. The danced a bit when I landed AND at the same time I had to slow for that corner.
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      12-16-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing, that was great fun to watch!
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      12-16-2008, 09:43 AM   #7
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Great video! I plan on visiting when I do ED. Any pointers or tips?
-1) Forgot this one....go out and get Forza Motorsport 2 for the X-Box 360 (or GT4 for PS2) and drive the hell out of the ring to learn the track as much as you can. There are blind corners, and very little runoff to the sides of the track in most spots. You don't want to end up like the 911 GT3, E46 M3, or many of the other cars I have seen totaled on the track.
1) Go on a weekday evening...less busy usually..just make sure they are open that day
2) Unless you KNOW you will enjoy it buy a 1-lap pass to start. (some people are all hyped and get scared shitless after their first lap and never want to go on it again)
3) Pull off, let the lap sink in. If you enjoyed it, by a 4-lap pass.
4) Stay within your comfort level. Before I did the video posted above, I had probably done 25-30 laps on the Nordschleife, plus another 7 or so sessions on the Hockenheimring. That lap above was actually the scariest I had ever done as I was pushing my limits, and as a result, I almost bought the farm at one point. (With summer tires, I would have been a bit quicker though)
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      12-16-2008, 09:46 AM   #8
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BTW - This is the lap when this photo was taken: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeccr...ld/3050351862/
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      12-16-2008, 11:13 AM   #9
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That does look quite fun! I cant wait to get my 135i!!!! Hey jw in your pics ^ why does the car look lifted?
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      12-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #10
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That does look quite fun! I cant wait to get my 135i!!!! Hey jw in your pics ^ why does the car look lifted?
The suspension is at full extension at that point b/c of a dip. One of the other photos I have at that spot shows 2 of the wheels off the ground.
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      12-16-2008, 11:18 AM   #11
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Yea thats what I thought but wasnt sure so thought id ask!:w00t:
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      12-16-2008, 11:22 AM   #12
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LOL that's an awesome picture, it looks like a lifted 135!

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That does look quite fun! I cant wait to get my 135i!!!! Hey jw in your pics ^ why does the car look lifted?
He was coming over a hill and his forward momentum turned in to upward momentum at the crest of the hill. At least that's what it looks like to me.
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      12-16-2008, 12:24 PM   #13
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Now that the Nurburgring has been brought up was there ever an "official" Nurburgring time for the 135i? I mean they have one for the M3, 335i and even a CHEVY COBALT SS...but not for a 135i? Oh for shame.....
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      12-16-2008, 12:37 PM   #14
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LOL that's an awesome picture, it looks like a lifted 135!



He was coming over a hill and his forward momentum turned in to upward momentum at the crest of the hill. At least that's what it looks like to me.
It didn't turn into "Upward" momentum, the correct physics explanation is that my momentum created a trajectory that created a parabolic path that was exceeded by the downward slope of the road surface causing the vehicle to appear to fly off the road when it was in fact the road that left my vehicle....or something like that (In the full size version of the below picture, if you look REALLY close, you can see that the left rear is also off the ground at this point.)
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      12-16-2008, 03:45 PM   #15
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It didn't turn into "Upward" momentum, the correct physics explanation is that my momentum created a trajectory that created a parabolic path that was exceeded by the downward slope of the road surface causing the vehicle to appear to fly off the road when it was in fact the road that left my vehicle....or something like that (In the full size version of the below picture, if you look REALLY close, you can see that the left rear is also off the ground at this point.)
You must be looking a lot closer than I am
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      12-16-2008, 04:09 PM   #16
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You must be looking a lot closer than I am
That's because I didn't put the FULL size version in this thread....look here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeccr...51680/sizes/o/
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I see it lol
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      12-16-2008, 08:41 PM   #18
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Great pics and vid, thanks for sharing!
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      12-16-2008, 09:11 PM   #19
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Judging by the tings in the video...I would say you drank a few beers before starting that run :biggrin:
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      12-16-2008, 09:26 PM   #20
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Judging by the tings in the video...I would say you drank a few beers before starting that run :biggrin:
Actually a Sprite can that had hidden under the passenger seat before the run...lol
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      12-16-2008, 09:28 PM   #21
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Great video! I plan on visiting when I do ED. Any pointers or tips?
BTW - forgot to ask...are you a University of Maryland alumni?
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      12-16-2008, 11:56 PM   #22
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It didn't turn into "Upward" momentum, the correct physics explanation is that my momentum created a trajectory that created a parabolic path that was exceeded by the downward slope of the road surface causing the vehicle to appear to fly off the road when it was in fact the road that left my vehicle....or something like that (In the full size version of the below picture, if you look REALLY close, you can see that the left rear is also off the ground at this point.)
Hairy. Proof positive that the stock suspension needs to be tossed. Great video too.
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