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Old 03-29-2014, 12:06 AM   #1
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What Tyres Are you Using Atm?

Hey guys,
What tyres have you got on your e46 atm? Good/bad? What do they feel like?
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:35 AM   #2
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Nitto NT05's, good, rubbery - sometimes sticky depending on what i've been doing.
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:09 AM   #3
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pzero runflat - exceptional grip hot or cold - very harsh ride - little to no noise - good wear but very xey
r888 - when hot grip is amazing - wears super fast, not bad value but on a DD wont last long
r1r - heard good things, havnt tried
conti sports contact - grip also amazing, quiet and soft - dont last and also very xey
pilot super sports (not pss3) - on a street car, one of the best tires ive seen. grips like a MOFO hot or cold, lasts more than 10k, pricey but who cares.

all above is my own personal opinion and experience on my own cars which could be subjective.

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Old 03-29-2014, 02:39 AM   #4
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:25 AM   #5
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Pilot Super Sports! I feel like the wheel will break before I lose traction in a turn.
Rain grip is real nice as well.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:50 AM   #6
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I'm using black rubbery ones. They feel nice, not as nice as my wife's breast, but pretty nice.

Actually I'm using cheap ($135 each) tyres and as I drive like a human being on the public roads they work just fine and have long wear. Even a supercar fitted with cheap tyres will run perfectly well on the road when driven at the speed limit, so why anyone who is not driving their car to the limit or tracking it, would waste good money on flash tyres, I cannot imagine.

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Old 03-29-2014, 04:58 AM   #7
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:16 AM   #8
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I'm using black rubbery ones. They feel nice, not as nice as my wife's breast, but pretty nice.

Actually I'm using cheap ($135 each) tyres and as I drive like a human being on the public roads they work just fine and have long wear. Even a supercar fitted with cheap tyres will run perfectly well on the road when driven at the speed limit, so why anyone who is not driving their car to the limit or tracking it, would waste good money on flash tyres, I cannot imagine.
if one through there own driving habits cannot tell the difference between good tyres and kmart specials, then indeed they would be a waste of money, particularly on a 320.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:50 AM   #9
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I'm using black rubbery ones. They feel nice, not as nice as my wife's breast, but pretty nice.

Actually I'm using cheap ($135 each) tyres and as I drive like a human being on the public roads they work just fine and have long wear. Even a supercar fitted with cheap tyres will run perfectly well on the road when driven at the speed limit, so why anyone who is not driving their car to the limit or tracking it, would waste good money on flash tyres, I cannot imagine.
You're that guy that rides in the left lane at 55mph, aren't you....

It's not like OP said, "Hey guys, what's the best tire to drift on the street with". He just wanted to know what everybody's running.

Get over yourself bro.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:54 AM   #10
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You're that guy that rides in the left lane at 55mph, aren't you....

It's not like OP said, "Hey guys, what's the best tire to drift on the street with". He just wanted to know what everybody's running.

Get over yourself bro.
nah bro, 55mph would be a stretch, it would be more like 55kph
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:04 AM   #11
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You're that guy that rides in the left lane at 55mph, aren't you....

It's not like OP said, "Hey guys, what's the best tire to drift on the street with". He just wanted to know what everybody's running.

Get over yourself bro.
Thanks for the advice.

What I said still goes. I am using cheap tyres and they work great for me. That was his question was it not?

Wait, I just noticed...the rude one is American. Of course, that makes sense.

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Old 03-29-2014, 06:59 AM   #12
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I'm using black rubbery ones. They feel nice, not as nice as my wife's breast, but pretty nice.

Actually I'm using cheap ($135 each) tyres and as I drive like a human being on the public roads they work just fine and have long wear. Even a supercar fitted with cheap tyres will run perfectly well on the road when driven at the speed limit, so why anyone who is not driving their car to the limit or tracking it, would waste good money on flash tyres, I cannot imagine.
All well and good until you need to swerve around some d**khead that pulls out in front of you or stomp on the brakes for the same reason.

I've had some close calls in both my BMW's where I've been cruising along at the speed limit or under and seriously doubt I would've avoided the accident had I been running Nankangs or some other POS.

Such a cliche saying but it's the only thing connecting your car to the road. Why the fk anyone would skimp on that is beyond me...

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Stopping 22m later than quality tyres can easily be the difference between life and death. As an ex cop I would've expected better from you mate.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:39 AM   #13
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Pilot Super Sports here too. Love them. Won't be putting anything else on the car in the future.
Even much better than the PS2's I had on it beforehand.
Just my opinion though...
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:53 AM   #14
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I'm using black rubbery ones. They feel nice, not as nice as my wife's breast, but pretty nice.

Actually I'm using cheap ($135 each) tyres and as I drive like a human being on the public roads they work just fine and have long wear. Even a supercar fitted with cheap tyres will run perfectly well on the road when driven at the speed limit, so why anyone who is not driving their car to the limit or tracking it, would waste good money on flash tyres, I cannot imagine.
Wow, that's one of the dumbest things I've ever heard. Why did you buy a bmw then? A great wall would of suited you perfectly.

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Old 03-29-2014, 10:19 AM   #15
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Lol **** the guy lets get back into the answer of the threads people ignore stupid people

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Old 03-30-2014, 02:23 AM   #16
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Declan well put!

Spend as much as you can afford on tyres because they affect everything! Ride comfort, handling and especially braking to avoid that truck. How much extra would you suddenly pay to gain just 5 metres stopping distance to stop your car getting written off, or worse your child / partner being injured?!
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:54 PM   #17
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I'm running Michelin Pilot Super Sports too. Without doubt the best tyre I have ever run on any car. Progressive breakaway on oversteer with no surprises. Great in the wet and just awesome in the dry. Not cheap but worth it imho. Mine are 25k old and have another 10k in them.

Decent tyres, PSS's or Conti's just transform this car. Rubbish tyres make it dangerous imho.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:44 PM   #18
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Michelin Pilot Sport 3, since PSS does not come in my size. Either way, great street tire for its price.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:22 PM   #19
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Achilles ATR Sport. All I could afford at the time. Saving up for Pilot Sports next time round though. Or Super Sports.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:39 PM   #20
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I too am running Achilles ATR sport for the time being ,was strapped for cash hard at the time
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