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Sat, Nov-07-2009, 04:31:47 PM
I need to replace my tyres on my E36 M3 EVO, I would like anybodies views on which tyres they think are best. My last set where pirelli P zero Rosso, they where o.k but i just fancied a change. cheers andy

Sat, Nov-07-2009, 08:28:45 PM
i would say go with either Hankook Evos

or Fuzion ZRIs

Thu, Feb-24-2011, 03:20:11 PM
potenza re-11's. even though everyone says they are too expensive its worth it. my m3 will barely even spin them once they have warmed up

Thu, Feb-24-2011, 04:07:12 PM
Star specs are pretty much the best. If you're looking to go cheaper go hankook v12. I've had both and the hankooks are decent and last longer.

Wed, Mar-02-2011, 12:05:19 AM
I like my Continental ExtremeContact DW. The Hankook V12 is a great option and the Kumho Ecsta SPT is a good cheaper option too.

Wed, Mar-02-2011, 09:05:45 AM
get nitto invo's
they cost a little more than v12's and are comparable to ps2's
best tire for the money

Wed, Mar-02-2011, 09:06:29 AM

Thu, Mar-03-2011, 06:43:42 PM
The best tyre will be what fits your driving needs, weather/road conditions, and your wallet.

here's my current tire choice

Sun, Oct-23-2011, 02:57:31 PM
get nitto invo's
they cost a little more than v12's and are comparable to ps2's
best tire for the money

Interesting you recommend Invo's for an M3. I have them on my E90 330i and the wife's SLK350. They are ultra quiet and super comfy, but just a little squishy in the turns.

That said, I'll probably put them on the E36 M3 (when I get it - I'm still shopping). I've been delighted with them vs. any other tire I've bought in the past. They are pretty too!

Sun, Sep-23-2012, 04:19:50 PM
Best tyre on a E36 are slicks:lolhit:

Sun, Sep-23-2012, 06:00:19 PM
Dunlop Star Spec
Toyo R888
Hankook RS3
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Yokohama AD08

....any of those.

Mon, Sep-24-2012, 12:00:06 PM
They're not the best but I really like my BFG comp 2's for the price.


Speed Addict
Wed, Dec-12-2012, 01:17:24 PM
Sorry for bringing back an old post but I am surprised nobody mentioned Kumho as I ADORE their tires along with Continental. *Kumho Ecsta

Fri, Dec-14-2012, 03:26:58 PM
Good information here so I'll add even though its old:

I don't like my current set of Hankook Ventus* (245s on 18in wheels). They're super loud at any speed and the grip is good when they're really warmed up but a very unpredictable at anything less than 60*F. The noise is the most annoying part. I had the car fairly gutted and wound up putting the rear seats back in because the noise from the tires made it unbearable to take on a highway.

*Edit! Doh! The noisy set is my KUMHOs... which have been pretty abused already, hence the noise. Apologies! Too many sets to keep track of sometimes.

Sun, Dec-16-2012, 03:38:47 PM
I have Hankook V12 Evos on the E36 and E46. No complaints here.

Mon, Feb-25-2013, 06:53:42 PM
Run the hankook on both my e36/and Carrera 2. I run both on the track, but if I didn't I would probably get the PS2's. Hankooks are loud, but grip well on the track. Plus if you are going through tires like I do, you don't want to pay the money for the ps2's. Call me old school, but PS2's are my favorite tire.

Mon, Feb-25-2013, 07:46:05 PM
My current summer wheels are running star specs, they've been great to me in the past.

Yokohama AD08

....any of those.

I thought you said A048 at first... which is an awesome tire but I wouldn't daily drive on them!

Thu, Mar-21-2013, 11:15:18 AM
For me it has to be the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (http://www.best4tyres.com/tyre-brands/michelin-tyres/michelin-pilot-sport-3-tyres/) tyres. I got them on my M3 and the grip is brilliant. They are not the cheapest but wouldn't try anything else now!

Thu, Mar-21-2013, 12:08:11 PM
I retract my recommendation on the hankooks. They are way too floaty. Had them for 2 sets. I'm loving my bfg comp2s now. Really great tires for the price!


blue flame
Sun, Jun-30-2013, 05:54:50 PM
I'm very happy with my Yokohama S-Drives. Have them on my 8.5" square setup in 235/40/17

Wed, Jul-03-2013, 01:31:55 AM
Yokohamas for the track.. and this is for the E46 M3, E92 M3, E90 M3, and E36 M3.. :)

For the street, which includes daily driving/commuting I would go with Hankook V12s or PSS's.


Mon, Aug-12-2013, 06:36:08 AM
I run Hankook Evo V12s on my wide body MR2 and Falken Azenis RT 615 on my E36. Can't go wrong with either. V12s cheaper and will last longer though.

Wed, Sep-04-2013, 07:07:50 AM
In Europe Federal 595 RSR are quite popular for trackdays. They're cheap, maybe not as fast as Toyo 888 but still very close in performance and they last way longer if you run them on low pressure to avoid the rubber to overheat

Thu, Sep-05-2013, 07:23:04 AM
I think you should go for Kumho. This is one of the best tires I have come across. Their R compound makes them durable and efficient work. I also like Yoko AVS ES100. Their performance wise, they break away too easily. Go to a nice repair center for this so that you can get those replaced nicely.

Tue, Mar-15-2016, 06:18:21 PM
I just recently bought e36 for racing weekends and I'm driving it there. Right now I have Michelin Pilot Sport which are almost gone. Which tires would be best for my needs? Also, I'm just an intermediate with racing...

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Sat, Apr-23-2016, 02:18:09 PM
Best tyre on a E36 are slicks:lolhit:

Damn right. Hoosier R7's because race car! :thumbsup2: