Track Tire Question??? - E46Fanatics E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Motorsports & Track Forum

Motorsports & Track Forum
From Auto-X to Trackday to Racing and Professional Motorsports this is the place to discuss making BMWs fast

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-17-2005, 11:02 AM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: May 2002
Location: KC
Posts: 33
My Ride: 2004 m3
Track Tire Question???

I have a quick tire question. I'm looking at doing a BMWCCA DE in mid November but I currently have Pirelli P-Zero Nero M&S on front and S-03's on the back of my car (2002 330i). I have only done one DE so by no means am I tearing it up out there but I was thinking that the different tire situation might be a problem. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated...
zkc is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE membership to remove this ad.
Old 10-17-2005, 11:56 AM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,131
My Ride: Dinan 330ci & 325it
The Atlanta BMW CCA won't let you on the track with mixed tire types. I won't drive my car on the street with mixed tires period, as you'll note in another thread over the last few days on the tire forum.

And belive me, PZero Nero M&Ss dont' like the track if you push it - given this is only your 2nd DE, that may not be too big of an issue......... They'll be cupped and may chunk before you know it if you lean on them - I went through a set last year in 6500 miles with 6 days on track. Wrong tire for me...............not a bad tire.

Get some SO3s for the front.................but get at least 500 miles on them before you get to the track (the more the better), or you'll be fighting greasy tires, as well as the shimmy you get out of a full tread to start with. But again, if your new to track time, and don't push it a lot, the shimmy shouldn't be much if any of an issue.
01-Dinan3/330ci (sold); 03-325it; 07-E92/328; 06-Cayman S
17X8 BBS RXs & 225/45 Toyo Proxes 4s
Dinan "S" plus Throttle Body & Stg 3 Software
Dinan Stage 2 Suspension
UUC Shifter
UUC Underdrive Pulleys
Goodridge Braided Brake Lines
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s on factory M Double Spoke 68s
Track Stuff - 17X8 OZ SuperLeggeras & 235/40 Toyo RA1s; Shroth Harnesses

Last edited by TwoE46s; 10-17-2005 at 11:58 AM.
TwoE46s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 05:45 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Philly
Posts: 281
My Ride: 328i, Z4
I think the groups I run with also require the four tires to be the same (confirmed at the time of inspection). No comment about the Pirellis, SO3s are great.
jmsanders78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 09:43 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 8,837
My Ride: Race Cars
Hows the wear on the rear S03's? If there good get new front S03's. Or just get an entire new set of tires.
vaio76109 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 08:39 AM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: May 2002
Location: KC
Posts: 33
My Ride: 2004 m3
That's what I was thinking. Thanks for the responses...
zkc is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.