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      02-28-2011, 03:24 PM   #397
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My experience has been just the opposite. Less hydroplaning and better performance in the wet.
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      02-28-2011, 03:50 PM   #398
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My experience has been just the opposite. Less hydroplaning and better performance in the wet.
+1, that's my seat-of-the-pants feel as well. Of course, typically when you change tires you are going from worn out ones to full tread depth, and it can be hard to remember exactly how your old tires were new. I do agree with the increased ride harshness compared to PS2s.
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      02-28-2011, 05:30 PM   #399
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I went 255 fronts, 275 rears. Have run about 400 miles on them to break them in. I've noticed a tad bit harsher ride, and definitely a touch more road noise. No big deal in my book and worth the $$$ saved. But when a moderate rain started a few days ago .... wow, much more hydroplaning than I was getting with the PS2's. Are people out there really getting better wet performance from these tires? Or is this hydroplaning all just due to going wider than the stock PS2's?
It's possible there are other factors. It seems like it takes several hundred miles for the Vred's to achieve full grip (you are still inside that window at 400 miles). Also, didn't Northern California have unusually cold weather with the most recent storms? If so, you could also be noticing the fall off in cold weather performance of your summer tires.
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      03-01-2011, 01:28 PM   #400
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It's possible there are other factors. It seems like it takes several hundred miles for the Vred's to achieve full grip (you are still inside that window at 400 miles). Also, didn't Northern California have unusually cold weather with the most recent storms? If so, you could also be noticing the fall off in cold weather performance of your summer tires.
yeah, i took those factors into account (temp around 40 degrees, first big rain in a while, etc.). we'll see.
the guy who installed the vredesteins was a big michelin honk and could not stop going off on what a disservice i was doing to a great car by installing these tires. asshole was just shaking his head the whole time he was working on the tires.

that left a nagging feeling (particularly why he had to really place the balancing weights so conspicuously on the wheel?), but for now i'll be patient and trust the guys on this forum. thanks for the feedback.
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      03-01-2011, 05:20 PM   #401
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yeah, i took those factors into account (temp around 40 degrees, first big rain in a while, etc.). we'll see.
the guy who installed the vredesteins was a big michelin honk and could not stop going off on what a disservice i was doing to a great car by installing these tires. asshole was just shaking his head the whole time he was working on the tires.

that left a nagging feeling (particularly why he had to really place the balancing weights so conspicuously on the wheel?), but for now i'll be patient and trust the guys on this forum. thanks for the feedback.
Ok, you'll know more after about 800 miles. Yeap, there are A,holes everywhere (he was probably just missing his profit on the Michelin's). The TPMS sensors pretty much guarantee that there will be some weight added almost every time. This a big thread. I don't recall anyone having balance issues with the Vred's. I spend quite a bit of time on DFW Auto Club. Several people there have Vred's too (on a variety of cars). Everybody is happy with them that I've come across. Let us know how it goes for you.
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My brother in-law runs 15mm front and 12mm rear spacers with 255/275 Vreds on stock 19's and has no issues.
Cool. I'm gonna run the same setup and I was worried about rubbing.
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What size should I order?

I'm convinced...I want a set of Vreds today. But what size should I order? I have the stock 19" wheels on my 2009 M3 sedan. The stock wheels are 245/35-19 and 265/35-19. However, the Vreds don't come in 265/35-19.

Any recommendations on alternative tire sizes for the 19" M3 wheels?

Also, I want to add spacers. I have been told to get 18mm up front and 15mm in the back with PS2's. Not sure if the Vreds will make any difference.
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      10-03-2011, 09:55 AM   #404
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I'm convinced...I want a set of Vreds today. But what size should I order? I have the stock 19" wheels on my 2009 M3 sedan. The stock wheels are 245/35-19 and 265/35-19. However, the Vreds don't come in 265/35-19.

Any recommendations on alternative tire sizes for the 19" M3 wheels?

Also, I want to add spacers. I have been told to get 18mm up front and 15mm in the back with PS2's. Not sure if the Vreds will make any difference.
255/35 & 275/35-19.
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      10-10-2011, 04:35 AM   #405
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What psi/bar front and back are people running. I have 245/35/19 on the front and 275/30/19 on the back. No rubbing.....

The vredestein.co.uk website recommends 2.9 bar on the front tyres but no mention of the rears, anyone????
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      10-10-2011, 10:09 AM   #406
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What psi/bar front and back are people running. I have 245/35/19 on the front and 275/30/19 on the back. No rubbing.....

The vredestein.co.uk website recommends 2.9 bar on the front tyres but no mention of the rears, anyone????
I run stock recommended pressures for street use and it seems to work well.
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Can you let me know what bar pressure front and back your running. Thanks.
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      10-12-2011, 02:21 PM   #408
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They recommend 2.9 front and 3.0 rear which seems high to me.
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      11-06-2011, 09:56 PM   #409
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I've had my 255/35 & 275/35-19s on just under 2 years and about 18k miles (no track). Fronts are at 7/32" and rears at 1/32". Wear is perfectly even side to side on 9" F & 10" R wheels at stock pressures. I was thinking of going to PSSs, but I decided to put on a new set of rears since the fronts are pretty good ($500 vs. $1,400).

My initial impressions are borne out - these are great tires, wet or dry, especially great given the price.
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      11-06-2011, 11:02 PM   #410
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I've had my 255/35 & 275/35-19s on just under 2 years and about 18k miles (no track). Fronts are at 7/32" and rears at 1/32". Wear is perfectly even side to side on 9" F & 10" R wheels at stock pressures. I was thinking of going to PSSs, but I decided to put on a new set of rears since the fronts are pretty good ($500 vs. $1,400).

My initial impressions are borne out - these are great tires, wet or dry, especially great given the price.
Just wanted to make sure people saw the bold part from what Greg has said!!
They're great tires regardless of price, but when you factor in price, it's a stupid good tire.

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      11-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #411
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Where can I get these in Toronto, Canada? Anyone know?

Are there any US based sites that will ship?

Sorat wheels and tires sells them from Vancouver with free shipping
they have a website and are also on ebay....

http://www.soratwheels.ca/
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Does anyone have any more feedback on how the Sessanta's perform on the track, particularly compared to the stock Michelin's?
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      11-08-2011, 07:38 PM   #414
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They stick similar to the PS2's but they last WAY longer than PS2's.

They don't stick as well as NTO5's, but my NTO5's are a little wider and won't last nearly as long. I tracked them
In some serious heat and never felt they got greasy like the PS2's.

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      12-16-2011, 03:35 AM   #415
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Can anyone tell me if the Vreds run narrower, equal to, or wider than say PS2s (for the same of a well-known reference)? Essentially, is the shoulder more on the rounder side or more square?

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      12-16-2011, 05:46 AM   #416
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can anyone compare the Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta with the Hankook S1 Evo?
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Does anyone have any more feedback on how the Sessanta's perform on the track, particularly compared to the stock Michelin's?
I have tracked both, and in my case the Vred's performed as well and do not degrade as fast. I think they are great tires.
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      01-27-2012, 05:26 AM   #418
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is anyone using stock OEM 19" alloys, with eibach pro kit and spacers front and rear? after reading this thread, i'm probably going down the route of 245/35/19 fronts and 275/35/19 rear as i want to avoid any rubbing issues!

is anyone using this set up with spacers? and if so what size spacers are being used?

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