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 02-27-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Chicago North Shore
Posts: 232
My Ride: 330i and 325CiC
Auto-X on Michelin Pilot A/S

I'm a novice Auto-Xer and I was wondering, does anyone Auto-X on Michelin Pilot A/S tires?

I'd be running 205/50-17 on my 330i.

Will these be decent tires? I'm not out to win, just have a good time.
Machan is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 03-03-2004, 10:34 AM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Posts: 152
My Ride: 2001 330i Sport
I have done several events on these tires.

I did not win any of them

I did have fun but the shoulders of the Pilot Sport A/Ss seem to be very very soft and loose chunks of rubber especially on a crappy surface. My advice is do one event on the Michelins and if you like autoX then get some Falken Azenis Sports. You should be able to get all four installed for ~650. You can drive on these daily (even in serious rain with standing water), put your Michelins in the garage for later use, and have a lot more fun.

I have run a lot of different tires in a short period of time. I think that if you are going to do 5-10 autoXs a year you should consider getting a cheap (perhaps curbed) set of wheels and running seperate autoX wheels. If you get to this point I think Kumho Victoracers are a very good bang for the buck.

Take care,

Originally Posted by 330i and 325CiC
I'm a novice Auto-Xer and I was wondering, does anyone Auto-X on Michelin Pilot A/S tires?

I'd be running 205/50-17 on my 330i.

Will these be decent tires? I'm not out to win, just have a good time.
BahnBorn330i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2004, 12:44 AM   #3
Spiral Prophet
Spiral  Prophet's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 913
My Ride: '01 Topaz Blue 330ci
Send a message via AIM to Spiral  Prophet
i ran all of last season on s03's .. you'll be fine.. no reason to spend the money on R compounds when your just starting out.. you'll have plenty of fun on the street tires.. but sooner or later after your hooked you'll end up with R compounds.. I did.. hehe.. i can't wait for this season.. i was winning on street tires.. i should do very well this year on R compounds

Spiral  Prophet is online now   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 10:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use