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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Sat, Apr-18-2015, 01:25:36 AM   #81
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Default Re: Going back to stock: OEM Style 67 18's

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Yes, but that's too much, to your earlier point. Swapped you're in the 2.3ish range which is counter productive in my opinion.

-1.5 is ideal for aggressive street use, I've found. You get stock like wear and drivability but really good grip.
Agreed. Was just clarifying because you said "Max out the front camber".
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Well, tire choice (not size) probably has, by far, the largest impact on anything else - well maybe tied with camber.



That is to say - if you were to run a PSS 225 front you'd shit your pants at the increase in front grip you'd realize relative to what you have now. I've run the DWS and they are vastly.... hugely.... less grippy than a PSS, for example. They're also very imprecise, but that's a different story for another day. But they also ride dramatically smoother, so.....



A happy medium is the DW, if you think that will work for you. These are comfy but have pretty kick ass grip. Also - max out your front camber. This with better tires will make the car a real joy when pushing hard with zero (literally) negative side effects.



Or, just leave it alone and enjoy it for what it is

I picked up the DWS because we were headed into winter but I don't need true snow tires here in TN. Also, it was still on its original PS2s...

I guess I should be looking at tires before I get carried away. I'm a mechanical engineer by trade so I can really appreciate a factory feel intended by the OE.




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Old Sun, Apr-19-2015, 04:21:25 PM   #83
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Agreed. Was just clarifying because you said "Max out the front camber".
Yes, thanks for the clarification as my post was vague.

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I picked up the DWS because we were headed into winter but I don't need true snow tires here in TN. Also, it was still on its original PS2s...

I guess I should be looking at tires before I get carried away. I'm a mechanical engineer by trade so I can really appreciate a factory feel intended by the OE.

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That's how we learn, through experimentation. Yes, better tires before a single other change would be my approach.

Besides, square looks really awkward at stock ride height.
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Besides, square looks terrible at stock ride height.
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I'm not even going to edit that... that's hilarious don't remember last night let alone what I was trying to post... sorry.


EDIT* I just remembered, so I've got coilovers and camber plates on the way, I've decided to stick with the OEM 18s for now until something comes along for sale.

I can't find any decent tyre in stock 255 40 18 currenty so wondering what's the best recommended staggered setup currenly? Also can't even get P4S in 18 inch here seems US only.
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I'm not even going to edit that... that's hilarious don't remember last night let alone what I was trying to post... sorry.


EDIT* I just remembered, so I've got coilovers and camber plates on the way, I've decided to stick with the OEM 18s for now until something comes along for sale.

I can't find any decent tyre in stock 255 40 18 currenty so wondering what's the best recommended staggered setup currenly? Also can't even get P4S in 18 inch here seems US only.
I run 235/40/18 and 265/35/18 for my street tires (Kumho Ecsta PS91) and 255/40/18 square (Bridgestone Potenza RE71-R) for autocross on the stock 67's 8"f 9"r. The only downside to the 235/265 is they're nearly an inch shorter than the stock size, which only matters if you're at stock ride height like I am. 235/265 18s seem to have a lot of options, at least in the US. Can't really go wrong with any of the top brands available.
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Wow ! This thread had come A long ways !

Well... I am not stock but I am squared !

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