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      07-16-2010, 11:45 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by M3 09 AND135I 11 View Post
I would not recommend ps2 tires for lapping. They are good street tires but they are not track tires. I almost destroyed my brand new ps2 tires after 1 track event at thunderbolt NJ. And i was in 135i wich is lighter tham e9x m3. My front tires were rolling over and riding on the sidewalls when got overheated. That is dangerous and could lead to tire failure. Sidewalls of this tires are not reinforced as much as other high performance street tires. Thats the reason they are a lot lighter than dunlop star specs for example. Iam not trying to scare you. Just my 2 cents
I can't disagree more. I have 4 track days on my PS2s and I have nearly 25,000 miles on them (the track days were at about 5k miles) on an E92 M3. As long as you don't over drive the car (unlikely as a beginner) or over drive the tires you will be fine. My 4 days include 3 days at Thunderbolt where I was one of the fastest cars in the advanced run group so I wasn't going slow. .

Keep an eye on your sidewalls and increase the pressures a few pounds if you are getting wear past the triangles on the sidewall. You'll be fine on the PS2s.
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