Close

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 41
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6


    Reputation: Yes | No

    High Powered car owners post what tires use and the specs.

    This can be what you use on the streets, and track. Give your impressions on grip at different speeds, and in different temps as well. Specs on size's should be included as well. I'm running 245/45/17's falken azenis(old compound) on stock ds2's. They are awesome in temps 55 and above. I have not done any track time with them yet, but I do look foward to some auto-xing in the next coming months. Temps below the mentioned temp traction sucks. Punch it at 65mph in 3rd gear, and I get abit of tire spin. 1/2nd gears are useless.
    Last edited by GG///M3; 06-09-2010 at 10:56 AM.
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ellicott City, MD
    Posts
    305
    Rep Points
    106.6
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    Reputation: Yes | No
    I'm running Vrederstein Sessanta's.....265 out back and 235 up front.

    They have been great in 55 plus weather, not so great under that. They are good in the rain for sure. Felt very good at highway speeds during a few huge downpours these past few weeks.

    1st gear is useless.....2nd gear is questionable, 3rd gear has grip 80% of the time.

    I think I'll need something stickier soon though.
    Click here to enlarge

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sniz Click here to enlarge
    I'm running Vrederstein Sessanta's.....265 out back and 235 up front.

    They have been great in 55 plus weather, not so great under that. They are good in the rain for sure. Felt very good at highway speeds during a few huge downpours these past few weeks.

    1st gear is useless.....2nd gear is questionable, 3rd gear has grip 80% of the time.

    I think I'll need something stickier soon though.
    Having 265's on rear must be nice. What are the spec's on the side wall 265/4018's?
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,681
    Rep Points
    31,507.9
    Mentioned
    2062 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    You are probably just asking the E36 guys but I found drag radials to work well to put the power down on the street. Not any fun in the rain and they suck in turns but the power was quite usable. A lot of guys like the Nitto's on the on the street as well.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    You are probably just asking the E36 guys but I found drag radials to work well to put the power down on the street. Not any fun in the rain and they suck in turns but the power was quite usable. A lot of guys like the Nitto's on the on the street as well.
    Anyone can post who hangs out here as far as I'm concerned. What were the sizes you ran? Running those on streets can be annoying when it rains. I was once with a friend who had them on a bolt-on Mach 1, and it started to rain 15mph on the highway people were pissed behind us. lol
    Last edited by GG///M3; 06-09-2010 at 05:52 PM.
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,681
    Rep Points
    31,507.9
    Mentioned
    2062 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
    Anyone can post who hangs out here as far as I'm concerned. What were the sizes you ran? Running those on streets can be annoying when it rains. I was once with a friend who had them on a bolt-on Mach 1, and it started to rain 15mph on the highway people were pissed behind us. lol
    305/35/18 I believe.

    In California rain isn't really a problem. I once ran into some on the way to the track and made it without a problem.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    305/35/18 I believe.

    In California rain isn't really a problem. I once ran into some on the way to the track and made it without a problem.
    Nice.
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ellicott City, MD
    Posts
    305
    Rep Points
    106.6
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
    Having 265's on rear must be nice. What are the spec's on the side wall 265/4018's?
    I want to say 30 or 35.....here is a pic

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge
    Click here to enlarge

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    HELL
    Posts
    2,342
    Rep Points
    768.0
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    8


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Need to widebody those e36s.. I seen a badass one on my way to Vac one time

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Encino, CA
    Posts
    1,161
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    I am running 275/40/17 Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials. So far they aren't bad, they hook well when PSI is lowered and they are heated up, but I think I was lowering the PSI too much (20psi) and the car was getting very wobbly. Last night I rose them from 23psi to 26.5psi, and they actually seemed to hook better and WAY less wobble; it felt better. Hitting the strip this Friday and will get back to you about how they do from a dig.

    BTW, BBS RC's are my ALL time favorite rim, I had them on my silver e36 back in the day and they looked amazing! Wish they made them in better sizes for my e46 Click here to enlarge

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSpiredM3 Click here to enlarge
    I am running 275/40/17 Mickey Thompson ET Street Radials. So far they aren't bad, they hook well when PSI is lowered and they are heated up, but I think I was lowering the PSI too much (20psi) and the car was getting very wobbly. Last night I rose them from 23psi to 26.5psi, and they actually seemed to hook better and WAY less wobble; it felt better. Hitting the strip this Friday and will get back to you about how they do from a dig.

    BTW, BBS RC's are my ALL time favorite rim, I had them on my silver e36 back in the day and they looked amazing! Wish they made them in better sizes for my e46 Click here to enlarge
    When you say wobbly you mean just driving down the road, or when you get on it? Good info about the psi settings for the tires. What are you running up front?
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ellicott City, MD
    Posts
    305
    Rep Points
    106.6
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    1 out of 1 members liked this post. Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MSpiredM3 Click here to enlarge

    BTW, BBS RC's are my ALL time favorite rim, I had them on my silver e36 back in the day and they looked amazing! Wish they made them in better sizes for my e46 Click here to enlarge

    then you'll love these even more Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    BBS RC-J - rare forged RC's that were mainly horded up by Porsche club racers for track duty.

    18x9" - 18.7 lbs per corner. Love em.
    Click here to enlarge

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sniz Click here to enlarge
    then you'll love these even more Click here to enlarge

    Click here to enlarge

    BBS RC-J - rare forged RC's that were mainly horded up by Porsche club racers for track duty.

    18x9" - 18.7 lbs per corner. Love em.
    that is some awesome info. If I were able to rep that post I would.
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  14. #14
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    203
    Rep Points
    115.3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    Reputation: Yes | No
    I will be running Dunlop Star specs. 245/40-17 rear and 225/45-17 front. They are supposed to be one of the best all around performance tires. Good in the wet as well. We shall see, soon enough.
    Click here to enlarge

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by switlikbob Click here to enlarge
    I will be running Dunlop Star specs. 245/40-17 rear and 225/45-17 front. They are supposed to be one of the best all around performance tires. Good in the wet as well. We shall see, soon enough.
    Yea i have heard many good things about them. I wonder how good the new compound falken azenis's 615k's are. I have the old compound 615's on my car. The rears are pretty much worn out. Today I turned up the boost to 16psi went for a pull in 5th gear zero traction issues, and tryed the same in 4th traction issue. Good thing I have a fresh set waiting to be installed maybe next week.
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,608
    Rep Points
    3,236.6
    Mentioned
    24 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    33


    Reputation: Yes | No
    This won't pertain to autocross or road race but.

    For off the line traction nothing can touch some 275/60/15 Mickey Thompson ET Streets Click here to enlarge
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


    Click here to enlarge

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    103
    Rep Points
    0.9
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    0


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Toyo R888 semi slick 245/40/18 for now,after this the Toyo R888 265 or 275/35/18

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by daytonaM3 Click here to enlarge
    Toyo R888 semi slick 245/40/18 for now,after this the Toyo R888 265 or 275/35/18
    Would you mind posting some pics? I wonder how much wider those 245/40 are compared to a normal sport tire.
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
    Posts
    3,053
    Rep Points
    1,236.6
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    13


    Reputation: Yes | No
    I'm testing out some Yokohama Advan Neova AD08s soon, 225/40R18 F 255/35R18 R. They are supposed to be a damn good summer performance tire.

    I'm going to be using them at autocross and to DD. I'm also going to do the "alignment pin removal camber trick" for the front to see if it helps the front keep a better contact patch during cornering.

    The stock the car likes to understeer and scrubs way too much speed off when you try and dial in a little extra steering angle.

  20. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,681
    Rep Points
    31,507.9
    Mentioned
    2062 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Moved to our beautiful new section that should put a smile on the OP's face.

  21. #21
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    5,159
    Rep Points
    526.1
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    6



    Reputation: Yes | No
    It sure has. Click here to enlarge
    Click here to enlargeClick here to enlarge

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    117,681
    Rep Points
    31,507.9
    Mentioned
    2062 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    316


    Reputation: Yes | No
    this is a fantastic thread to grace our new wheel/tire section Click here to enlarge

  23. #23
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    528
    Rep Points
    423.6
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    5


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by sniz Click here to enlarge
    I'm running Vrederstein Sessanta's.....265 out back and 235 up front.

    They have been great in 55 plus weather, not so great under that. They are good in the rain for sure. Felt very good at highway speeds during a few huge downpours these past few weeks.

    1st gear is useless.....2nd gear is questionable, 3rd gear has grip 80% of the time.

    I think I'll need something stickier soon though.
    I run the same tires, but I don't necessarily agree with the sticky points (then again, not running the same car, and mine aren't broken in yet, either).
    Click here to enlarge

  24. #24
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    847
    Rep Points
    176.3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    Reputation: Yes | No
    I run a 295/45/17 MT ET Street radial now, hardest gripping tire ive used by far. They do feel a bit wobbly on the highway sometimes but they are not bad. Drive-able for the street for sure.

  25. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    847
    Rep Points
    176.3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Rep Power
    2


    Reputation: Yes | No
    Can you E36 guys run this size 265/40/18? MT makes a nice tire in that size that will grip for you guys. They also have a 245/40/18. But as far as 17's they don't have anything that will fit from what I can see.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •