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      06-08-2011, 01:41 PM   #23
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All great choices Mark, but the BFG's and MT's were no better than the Nitto's in my experience with both the E46 SMG and E92 DCT, in fact the MT's I had more problems with getting traction and it was a wider tire, others may have a different experience though. If I were able to heat them up at the time they may have worked better. It's not always the tire, track prep is a big factor as well.
too wide/ too big of a tire was liekly the issue. most people assume that the widest possible DR will yield them the best launches. not the case at all, key with DRs is sidewall. The smaller the wheel and the more sidewall you have the more sidewall flex the combo will yield. Lots of sidewall not only helps traction but it also decreases hop and drivetrain stress/shock. If you research the compounds used the Nittos are not as soft as the Mickeys and Hoosiers. Nittos are great and were always my weapon of choice for the street and I did 1.76 60's on 305 18" 555Rs at the track. However when I wanted the best time my setup can squeeze out and that 1.60 sixty foot the 255/55/16 Mickeys is what got me there. not to mention Mickey makes a DR in stock rear E92 M3 fittment 265/40/18/
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too wide/ too big of a tire was liekly the issue. most people assume that the widest possible DR will yield them the best launches. not the case at all, key with DRs is sidewall. The smaller the wheel and the more sidewall you have the more sidewall flex the combo will yield. Lots of sidewall not only helps traction but it also decreases hop and drivetrain stress/shock. If you research the compounds used the Nittos are not as soft as the Mickeys and Hoosiers. Nittos are great and were always my weapon of choice for the street and I did 1.76 60's on 305 18" 555Rs at the track. However when I wanted the best time my setup can squeeze out and that 1.60 sixty foot the 255/55/16 Mickeys is what got me there. not to mention Mickey makes a DR in stock rear E92 M3 fittment 265/40/18/
Agreed Brotha, that makes sense, I just didn't find the the others to be superior to the Nitto's in my experience. I may try the Nitto 285/40 next time around. I'm not into going smaller than 18's, I'd like to keep the car close to how I would drive it on the street, and I think you can get decent 60's on that wheel/tire setup with these cars. Next Mexico runs I will probably run the 18's with the Nitto's.
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However when I wanted the best time my setup can squeeze out and that 1.60 sixty foot the 255/55/16 Mickeys is what got me there. not to mention Mickey makes a DR in stock rear E92 M3 fittment 265/40/18/
oh how i wish we could fit a 16" rim on there haha... but thanks for this post cause i'm in the market for good drag radials that can fit a good 18" lightweight wheel
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oh how i wish we could fit a 16" rim on there haha... but thanks for this post cause i'm in the market for good drag radials that can fit a good 18" lightweight wheel
you may be able to fit certain 17"s. look into CCW drag pack or just plain old BMW wheels. my E55 had huge AMG brakes and i figured out a way to fit 16s. right offset, width and wheel design can make it come together. clearance between wheel and caliper was literally 3mm lol.
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