I have a 1996 318/M3 conversion w/Konis, lowered, all stock 1997 M3 parts (drivetrain, brakes, suspension).w/235x17street tires. Just did my second track day with the car. It runs good, keeps up with older M3s, but gets waxed by new M3s. Got a few questions. 1. At the track yesterday (Boo Bash in Council Bluffs, Iowa), an M3 driver asked me what it's like driving on three wheels. Say what? He says I'm lifting the inside front wheels on turns. I've seen pix of the car, and know it has body lean, but I didn't know I was lifting the wheels. What's the fix? 2. I get fuel starvation on long rights. I understand there's a dual-pump fix for M3s, but not for a 318 because of the different gas tank. Any solution other than running with a full tank? 3. I'd like to bring the engine up to Yurpean specs. What's involved? Intake, exhaust, chip? Essentially, I'd like another 40-50 hp, but I don't want to "mod" the car to the point where it becomes unreliable or troublesome (I've run highly modified cars before, and I never want to go through that ordeal again). 4. I hear that the Dinan chip eliminates ABS and traction control. I don't have traction control, but I like my ABS. How can I keep the ABS? (yes, I know, the really good drivers turn it off, but I hate flatspotted tires). 5. I've been keeping the revs down to 6500 whilist I learn the car. Am I giving up too much by not going the extra 500 rpm? What is the ideal shift point for an M3 motor (the reason I ask is because we dynoed my previous car, discovered that hp and torque fell off at high rpm, so I always shifted where the dyno said max hp). 6. I'm not sure what it has for brake pads (I bought the car already converted). What's a good street/track pad? I am partial to Carbotechs, but open to suggestions. This is not a daily driver, just my toy/track car. 7. The 17x235 tires just barely fit in the rear. I saw another 318 with 17x255 tires, but it sat higher in the back and the owner had rolled the inside fender. Is there much advantage to the wider tire? I recall a Tire Rack test, where they showed wider tires are not always best. What's the ideal size for a 3 Series? 8. What's the best street/track tire? I'd like something like the old Toyo Proxes, which you could drive to the track. Anything like that available? I hate changing tires at the track. When you offer advice, note that I don't plan to run anything more serious than some NASA TT events, so it will never be a "race car." I drive to the track, run laps, and drive home. I just want to have fun again. It's been a long time since I had fun at a track, and this little M3 clone is making it happen. .