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Old 07-14-2004, 07:45 PM   #3
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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Keller, TX
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My Ride: '00 323iT & '03 325i
The auto-X where I run is really harsh on tires and chunks narrow block tires really bad. Keep in mind that my car weighs 3400 lbs (E46 wagon). I've actually tried both tires before and the Azenis Sports are really a notch above the ES100. I will mount these tires on rims dedicated solely for the track, so quiet and wet performance are not an issue. Great suggestion for a road/track tire though. I don't want to move to R compound tires as it will move me up a class.

Originally Posted by teamdfl
You will hate the 4% gearing loss. How about a 235/40/17 Yokohama ES100? They aren't know for their long term road manners but they are quieter and better in the rain than the Falkens. I'm currently running the ES100s on my E30 for track and autocross use.

2000 323iT / 2003 325i

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