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Old 06-01-2011, 09:44 PM
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Question run-in with a beamer

crusin down the freeway in my town the other day, and i spot a bmw 335i a few hundred feet in front of me with what looked like to be a couple shiny polished mufflers hangin out the back. so i catch up to him to get a closer look...sure enough this thing has a custom exhaust on it. didnt sound too bad either. late model, im guessing '08/'09.

anyway, he thought i wanted to play, so i decided to humor him. goin along about 50-55 mph with him a half a car in front of me, and he hit it. i did shortly thereafter and here's the kicker...i kept up with him . i never caught up, but never lost any ground either for a good 1000 feet or so. i had to slow down tho, because i was about to shift into 3rd which is around 80 mph in our montes and i was approaching a curve i knew i could never make at that speed with the crappy suspension our Monte's have, unfortunately. and worse than that, he made the turn purfectly fine under full throttle .

so i wanna know, how the hell did i keep up with him?!?! and i know he wasnt lifting or anything like that. that beamer was screaming. fun little run, nonetheless, but im baffled. ive blown off plenty of neons and integras etc. but a 335i?!?! somethings got to be off.
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:38 AM
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My Sis-in-law has a 06 330i 4 door and its putting out about 252 horses with a 6 speed and if i'm correct that 335i is putting out a little bit over 300 i'm thinking he was playing with you because if he put it to the floor he would of left you pretty bad ! While stationed in Germany my bro got his 04 M3 up to over 160 and the 330i up to about 155 on the Autobahn easy.
 

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:38 AM
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i matched up against a brand new 335i on the highway at like 3am. i beat him 2 out of the 3 times we went. we ran up to 137ish which is where i lost my nerve. i only got him by a door length or so. i think that the 335i is slightly quicker than the ls4 car both being bone stock with equal drivers. so i dont know about your car keeping up if he was really in it.
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:03 PM
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He was most likely playing with you.

Also I learned something today. :O
Originally Posted by 03SSChevyFun View Post
because i was about to shift into 3rd which is around 80 mph in our montes
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the crappy suspension our Monte's have
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:19 PM
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good run, i got stomped by a buick, later model then mine, i was pissed! lol
 
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by t.s.b View Post
good run, i got stomped by a buick, later model then mine, i was pissed! lol
lol some of those are 3800 supercharged and are pretty quick sleepers
 
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:46 PM
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did they upgrade the suspensions for the intimidator monte carlos because my suspension is pretty damn nice. i just try not to push it all the time but i can easily glide a nice curve going a steady 65. i wonder if i can do 75? hmmm....
 
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BigPana View Post
My Sis-in-law has a 06 330i 4 door and its putting out about 252 horses with a 6 speed and if i'm correct that 335i is putting out a little bit over 300 i'm thinking he was playing with you because if he put it to the floor he would of left you pretty bad ! While stationed in Germany my bro got his 04 M3 up to over 160 and the 330i up to about 155 on the Autobahn easy.
yeah, i think you're right. now that im looking back on it and you mentioning they are a 6 speed, he mashed it but was prolly in a higher gear. i bet if he dropped it down i woulda been killed lol
 
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:40 PM
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and to enzo354: yeah, its like 82, 83 mph that it shifts into third. im looking to get mine tuned soon and have the shift points changed for better acceleration. i dont care too much for top speed, especially around where i live :P haha

but i REALLY do wish i had the $$$ to properly upgrade the suspension. it prolly doesnt help much that i had a small accident back in feb. where the right rear wheel got wedged into the fender and i had to have a new wheel bearing and trailing arm replaced lol something still isnt right with it because when i run over a small manhole cover or other object on the road, the right rear gets a bit squirrelly and gives a little wiggle. it seems to still corner fine tho.
 
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:58 PM
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Those 335s are actually the first gasoline turbocharged engine that BMW has put out in something like 25 years. Also, yes, they put out a little over 300 hp and do 0-60 in a little under 5 sec.
 

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