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      04-05-2017, 05:34 PM   #67
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Hey a little late but oddly enough I'm stock height. I wish I could lower the car but due to the carbon lips I run ... I don't want to keep killing more then needed (on 4th lip @400 a piece).
As far as the 35 series.. It just slightly to tall. I've run 35 series on other brands just fine but these rub the liner when turning. I'm oddly enough switching to the 30 series right now. I don't know if you'll be ok with 265s but the 275s width is at 10.9 and 26.6 tall... The 265s in the 35 series is 10.5 width and 26.3 tall... Stock height I would think you'd bearly clear lowered would be a gamble I wouldn't take.

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@M3SWEETNESS is it cause youre lowered that the 35 in the front rub ? im planning to go 265/35/19 in the front and wanna make sure i wont rub with this tires and the 295 in the back its ok?

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      04-14-2017, 11:54 AM   #68
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Going to buy these soon as my MPSS will need to be changed.

As of today (4/14/17) they are $604.62 after the mail in rebate from TireRack.

Screaming deal IMO.
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      04-16-2017, 03:46 AM   #69
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Man I'm barely 5k miles in my new pss but at $605 for a complete set I might cave in and store them until my pss reach 20-25k miles
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      06-06-2018, 03:08 AM   #70
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Followed the recommendations here in this thread [THX] as well as those over at and went with the PS91 for my E92 M3 (front axle for now - 245/35/19). No regrets - full recommendation!

My E92 came with a set of Dunlop Sport Maxx Race in 245 + 265/35/19 on M359s when I bought it - and these obviously come in Mercedes Compound only. The tires had some life left in them, but the front ones were pretty shot from track use by the previous owner. I couldn't get the pressure right for the tire to work with the car and despite holding up quite okay on my first track day, I was not able to gain any confidence in the front tires.

As I was planning to embark on a 1500 mile trip to Austria to catch up with my friends at VW Woerthersee meet, I decided to give the Kumho a try - mostly in order to avoid running into any issues with the particular Police mentality, that one can encounter only at WSee or H2Oi, and my tire condition...

After an easy sprint over German and Austrian Autobahn and some cruising at WSee, the tire had already left a good first impression. After I began to push the car more and more, the tires started to perform really well, even at higher temperatures.
The Dunlop used to follow grooves quite massively (especially when cold), but the Kumho hardly does so. The Dunlop nearly being a Semi might have had some more potential - but I've been pushing the Kumho extensively now, and couldn't come close to see any limit.
I like how I can position the car same - if not better - with the Kumho's now. Corner speed is really good, and that's where the run down Dunlops were lacking that last bit confidence. The Kumho is less sensitive to the tire pressure used, I had to run the Dunlops with less pressure to get them to work decently - but this logically added the issue of the car being "spongy" at the beginning of every stint/drive. The Kumho is way better in the wet and to my ears, a little bit quieter.

For the price I paid, the performance of the Kumho is outstanding in my humble opinion. Once the rear Dunlops are gone (will be soon ), I will try the Kumho on that axle as well.

P.S.: running KU39s in 19" on my E39 - and they are a very good budget alternative there as well! I used to run a lot of Hankook's on my earlier cars, but also used to drive recent Bridgestones, cheap rubber-band like Nankangs, high-price Michelin, and Dunlop on E46 and Toyota Auris etc. Both sets of Kumhos have made me consider their tires more and more often.
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