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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 05-01-2013, 06:29 AM   #1
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Best tyres for E46 M3.. Suggestions?

Hi guys,

So it's time for me to change my tyres (all round) I currently have Michelin Pilot Sport 2 and they have been great. But I've been told that they are soft compound and ware out quick and have been suggested to try out Pirelli's.

My fronts are: 225/40/19 & rears are 255/35/19.

I don't do any racing just normal driving, occasionally fang it here and there however nothing major.

Can anyone shed some light? Any suggestions guys?
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:32 AM   #2
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If you liked the Pilot Sport 2's and you don't mind spending the cash for another set of Michelin's but would like a little longer tread wear then I would suggest getting the Pilot Super Sports. I love these and have them on one of my cars. If you want about 90% of the performance and want to save about half the cost then I would suggest getting Hankook Ventus V12's. They are also awesome tires and you get a lot for your money
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:58 AM   #3
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PSS or Bridgestone Re11's.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:19 AM   #4
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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Check out the new Falken Azenis FK-453. Its a pretty sharp tire and our customers have been very happy with it.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:05 PM   #6
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Check out the new Falken Azenis FK-453. Its a pretty sharp tire and our customers have been very happy with it.

Nice tires but still not even in the ball park of the PSS.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:19 PM   #7
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I second Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 (if you can still find them). 12k miles of fairly aggressive street driving plus a dozen track days and the rears finally gave out, still have a season left on the fronts.

The PSS is also a stellar choice. If you want to save $400+ there's some decent budget treads like Nitto NT-05 or Dunlop DZ Star Specs.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:25 PM   #9
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To many good tires....

Michelin/Toyo/BF Goodrich

...the question should be which tires to STAY away from
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are great performance tires that can be used on the street. Hankook Ventus V12s are a good alternative for a more inexpensive option.
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I like Re11's, but if you aren't going to track the PSS are a better choice.
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^Agreed. The RE-11 is an amazing tire but for most people it's a bit overkill.
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PSS. better ride than most other tires and given the M3 suspension, it's a good thing.

i shop on ebay for a slightly used one to save money. PSS are all fairly new so age isn't an issue.
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Michelin Pilot Super Sports are great performance tires that can be used on the street. Hankook Ventus V12s are a good alternative for a more inexpensive option.

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for starters....stay away from Nankang tires....
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #17
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I am running Nitto NT05's. I will never buy Michelin PSS or PS2's again. I also have run Hankook V12's and the price of the Nittos has permanently sold me. I try very spirited and hit the "Green Hell" on a weekly basis but I still am in love with these tires. I paid 700 for 4.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #18
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I had Michelin PS2 on all round but to be honest I found that they wore out quite quickly. I got all 4 brand new just a little over a year ago and have done around 15,000kms.
So does the Michelin PSS last longer than the PS2?
Or are they just a better performing tyre ("tire" for those in the US lol) but wear out pretty much the same as the PSS?
I've spoken to a few people and they've recommended that I look into PIRELLI's.
I think I'm tossing up Michelin and Pirelli's. Thouhts anyone?
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I second Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 (if you can still find them). 12k miles of fairly aggressive street driving plus a dozen track days and the rears finally gave out, still have a season left on the fronts.

The PSS is also a stellar choice. If you want to save $400+ there's some decent budget treads like Nitto NT-05 or Dunlop DZ Star Specs.
RE-11s are readily available at numerous Firestone locations. I would wait a bit longer and get the RE-11a's though.
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Best tyres for E46 M3.. Suggestions?

I have Conti' Ext Contact DW on mine
exact same size, and its perfect for the street.

So quiet firstly, and loooots of grip on dry or wet!

Price is good too arround 1300$~



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