I went staggard after much discussion here.
This car doensn't understeer like the E46 do and puts down a lot of power, so it's more prone to oversteer, as I found out last time out.
I've got the APEX 9.5/10.5 and couldn't be happier. The NT05's stick great for a street tire and don't make anymore noise than my Vreds, though they're 18's vs the Vred's 19".
Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."