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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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need help tire question

I'm planning on getting new tire for my 04 e46 m3 and just want to changing my rear tire but my question is that right now I'm driving on summer tires and want to change my rear only to all season and keep my front tire summer tire. Can it mess my car if leave my front tire summer tire and my rear all season??
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:43 AM   #2
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on an M I would not risk it you should have matching set of tires ,that is all you have between you and the road ,especially if if you are a aggressive driver
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Old 03-15-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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I recommend NOT getting all-season. I had Michelin Pilot All-Season Sport Plus (245/35/r19 & 275/30/r19) on my M and they shredded. About two inches of the inside and outside edge tread chunked and tore away. First the rears were wasted, then the fronts.

I had A/S in front and Pilot Super Sports (SS) on the rear for this winter: no problems. Then changed the fronts when I found they were failing. I find the SS's to work well; certainly better than my A/S's that had bad edge tread. They would probably suck in snow, but they work pretty well in Seattle rain. Seattle rain is light, but often. The Super Sports are surely less capable of handling deep water than the A/S, but the SS works well on damp pavement (don't know about standing water).

I cannot see how it would be a problem aside from minor traction differences. The tires are staggered, so there is traction difference inherent in the setup. Tire pressures will affect this as well.

My point is: All-Seasons are not durable enough to handle M3 limit driving.
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