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      03-20-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Do you feel the e9x M3 undertired??

I have a combination of corners I love to take on my daily commute. I usually take it as fast as road conditions permit. I got the Audi in 4wheel slides numerous times.
The M3 however lose the rear end relatively soon, especially if I am not very careful with the throttle in mid corner. It is very controllable though and easy ti get it back in line but still the overall speed through the turn is not as high as I expected. I suspect the rear is under tired with the 265 thread width. Any though?
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      03-20-2009, 09:04 AM   #2
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When they're warmed up, the tires perform like a champ. When it's cold, though, they do slip fairly easily
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      03-20-2009, 09:07 AM   #3
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I have a combination of corners I love to take on my daily commute. I usually take it as fast as road conditions permit. I got the Audi in 4wheel slides numerous times.
The M3 however lose the rear end relatively soon, especially if I am not very careful with the throttle in mid corner. It is very controllable though and easy ti get it back in line but still the overall speed through the turn is not as high as I expected. I suspect the rear is under tired with the 265 thread width. Any though?
I assume you are in Nebraska as per your sig... Did your M3 come with the standard Pilot Sports? Are the temps still down in th 30's and is there still sand and anti snow stuff on the road?
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      03-20-2009, 09:11 AM   #4
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Well, Yes I guess, temperature is a very important factor, and road surface too. (I would prefer asphalt over the concrete we got here) Still with the current conditions I got here the advantage of AWD is undeniable.
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      03-20-2009, 09:15 AM   #5
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Hey,

Yes I have the standard PS2 tires, with the 18" rims. The temp in the morning as per the car terhmometer was 47F. Yes it is not warm but not supercold either. And the tires should have been relatively properly warmed after 12miles of driving. I cant wait to pass the 1200 miles and take it to the track. I plan to get new 18" rims likely Volk Racing TE37 with PSC rubber.
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      03-20-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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I had an 2007 M Coupe... I put Goodyear F1 all seasons on it... They were noisy and made for a much rougher ride, but for a winter tires they were nice... Granted I live in Maryland and we get snow on the roads about 3 days a year, but the temps are around hi 20's through the 30's most of the winter. In short I plan on mounting these tires when the Pilot Sports need replacing on my stock rims and getting something else for a summer setup.
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The PS2s need warmth. Period. Even if the tires are warm, cold surfaces negate the performance. I suggest a portable street warmer.
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      03-21-2009, 06:23 AM   #8
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The PS2 tires are made for performance during warm days when being pushed to the limit, whereupon they provide phenominal grip for a street tire. They don't even squeal like street tires, they just grip and then lose grip like most R-compound tires. Still, I have to add that, if you're going to torture your tires like that, then you might as well replsce them with a quality street-worthy R-compound tire the next tire around. Better perfromance at the cost of a little shorter life.
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