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      10-26-2012, 01:59 AM   #1
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Drives: 2011 E90 Lemans Blue
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

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RE-11 Impressions


I've really enjoyed running Bridgestone RE-11's on my E90 ZCP for the last
year. They have excellent grip (even with supercharger), good wet performance, and a much better
ride than the Pirelli P-Zeros that came with the car. When they do break loose it seems
very predictable. I run them year round since the winters here in AZ are really mild.
I got about 12k miles out of them with frisky street/canyon driving. When it was time to
replace tires I reviewed info here for optimal tire recommendations and found
most suggesting larger sizes so I decided to try RE-11's in 255/35/19 front and
285/35/19 rear (Unfortunately they do not come in GTS size 285/30/19).
The back tires were very close to the fender but did not rub.
(I didn't try with any passengers in the back).

The larger tires really changed the feeling of the car for the worse and
I was surprised since many forum members prefer running
larger tires. Perhaps it was the extra rear height diameter and added
stagger that exaggerated the loss of nimbleness and precision that I so
much love about the M3. The larger tires provided amazing grip but at
the expense of feeling. After a week on the larger tires I decided to change
back to stock sizing.

I'm mostly driving on the street and just starting getting into tracking.
My plan is to keep the stock 245/265 setup for now and get a
dedicated set of wheels/tires if I need more grip for the track.


2001 E46 Race Car - S54 Swap - Moton Suspension - CAE Shifter
2011 E90 M3 - ESS VT2-625 Supercharger - Stoptech Trophy BBK - Ohlins Road & Track - MP Exhaust

Last edited by AxisMagi; 10-26-2012 at 11:34 AM.