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    Trailing a E39 M5...

    Every once in a while I see this guy with a cool silver M5 driving/speeding on my local 267 and 495. I'm sure the only mod he's got is the exhaust, which does the V8 justice. Anyway, back when I had my '04 WRX (HKS Carbon Ti), I knew I had zippy chance, but now that I have an STi, I noticed I was as fast, if not slightly faster than his car (35-80 mph).

    Could someone confirm if this is true? I'm pretty sure had the road been stretched a bit more, he could have done some damage - who knows - I don't really 'race' much, but I'm pretty sure these M5s trapped at around 105-107, which isn't that much more than the STi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onoitsaWRX View Post
    Every once in a while I see this guy with a cool silver M5 driving/speeding on my local 267 and 495. I'm sure the only mod he's got is the exhaust, which does the V8 justice. Anyway, back when I had my '04 WRX (HKS Carbon Ti), I knew I had zippy chance, but now that I have an STi, I noticed I was as fast, if not slightly faster than his car (35-80 mph).

    Could someone confirm if this is true? I'm pretty sure had the road been stretched a bit more, he could have done some damage - who knows - I don't really 'race' much, but I'm pretty sure these M5s trapped at around 105-107, which isn't that much more than the STi.
    Yep very true, with my current mod list, i can pull on our E39 modded M5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enash99 View Post
    Yep very true, with my current mod list, i can pull on our E39 modded M5.

    Groupp-m intakes, Supersprint exhaust with x pipe stage 2 reflash. But now that has been de-moded and being traded in to make room for the new 06 M5. I cant wait.. !!!!
    Damn dude, what to do you for a living?? Those things are like $80,000!!!

    If you have some spare change I can send you my paypal account info and give you an opportunity to feel good about helping the poor...after all, giving is better than recieving...right??
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    It really all depends. In a race from 30-80 I would give it to an M5 seeing as it will be able to run through much of 3rd gear and 3rd in that car is pretty nuts. Plus, when driven properly they trap 107/108mph compared to an STi's 104/105. Again though, there is still a decent possiblity to could run with him or edge him out if he does not drive it very well. Anything faster will just get worse for you though. If you catch him at a light though, your chances of taking him are much better.
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    Thanks for the explanation. It's pretty nice to know my car's able to keep up with car that costed over $80K and earned the title of fastest sedan in the world at one point.
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    An M5 at a dyno day last year put down 320 whp with a chip, intake, and exhaust. Stock STi's run about 220 whp, but they're ~800 lbs lighter than the M5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onoitsaWRX View Post
    Thanks for the explanation. It's pretty nice to know my car's able to keep up with car that costed over $80K and earned the title of fastest sedan in the world at one point.
    Well... it's all speculations and stuff as of now, but you know the drill. Do it find out for sure.

    Although, it is pretty convincing that the STI may keep up.
    I might be back in the market for the new STI sedan!

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    the m5 can run stock around a 13.0 @ anywhere from 106-110mph. Its 400hp, from a stop its not as crazy as it is from the roll, especially over 60mph. It seriously starts to move. The STI can probably hit same quarter mile times but traps will be slower, but regardless, even with mods, i think the biggest difference between the STI and the M5 is the wicked top end in the M5. Though, the STI can be made faster a lot easier.
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    Some chump in an E39 M5 revved his engine at me at a stoplight some months back when i was stage 1. I launched on him and put about 3 cars on him, let off at like 70mph and got the flyby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkers View Post
    Some chump in an E39 M5 revved his engine at me at a stoplight some months back when i was stage 1. I launched on him and put about 3 cars on him, let off at like 70mph and got the flyby.
    So in other words, you launched on him and he didn't launch and he was playing catch-up from 4+ car behind and it really wasn't a race at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex View Post
    So in other words, you launched on him and he didn't launch and he was playing catch-up from 4+ car behind and it really wasn't a race at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex View Post
    So in other words, you launched on him and he didn't launch and he was playing catch-up from 4+ car behind and it really wasn't a race at all
    i was thinking the same thing, but didnt wanna start anything by posting criticism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkers View Post
    Some chump in an E39 M5 revved his engine at me at a stoplight some months back when i was stage 1. I launched on him and put about 3 cars on him, let off at like 70mph and got the flyby.
    Who is the chump? You challenged him and then quit before he could challenge you back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTR rex View Post
    So in other words, you launched on him and he didn't launch and he was playing catch-up from 4+ car behind and it really wasn't a race at all
    Maybe since we have one i can put this into a "real" perspective.

    6 races ran

    race 1: From a 30 mph roll, I had lenghts on him by 120

    race 2: same

    race 3: Around 50 - 60 mph (dont remember excatly) to 120 = wrx by a couple of lenghts

    race 4 and race 5: from a dig = M5 still looking for traction while i was hitting 2nd. I shut it down at 3rd with 2 bus lenghts between us.

    Race 6: another one from 2nd gear roll, I again pulled him.

    If you care at all about the clutch in the M5 it is difficult to launch well and still be gental as to not to wear it out to quickly. The clutch doesnt last at all in that car. We have gone through quite a few. BMW has responeded to our inquiry about the weak stock clutch with "this is a natural failure point" this has been built into the drive line for one reason or another.

    I actually had the clutch plate come off on me during a run down the 1/8 mile track. We had just had BMW service the car and install a new clutch. Had maybe only 1200 miles on it and i was on my 3rd pass i went to shift out of third and when i pushed in the clutch i heard and felt a loud slam. towed it to BMW and they said their tech didnt correctly install it. So we got another one and this time a flywheel too!

    Now if you dont care to much and can replace the clutch when ever you want. Then obviously you will get better times.. We just didnt want to drive ours this hard.
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