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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Jun-18-2010, 06:06:24 PM   #1
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Default Anyone put on hancook v12's

Just put on hancooks on my 19's about 250 miles ago and noticing on agressive turns the front of the car gets light on the initial turn in? It does seem to hold the turn however creates what seems to be a bit more body roll. I was running the oem conti's and am a little disappointed (and now getting itchy to replace ca's, fcab's, shocks and springs)

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Hit the 500 mile marker and the Hany V12's are performing MUCH better. You dont have the sense that the car has zero control on initial turn in however you still have still have a bit off soggy feeling of body roll on initial turn in. Once the car does settle into the body roll the tires do grip like crazy and you feel solid -after about 10-20% of the turn.

-still prefer the connected feeling of less body roll that the conti's provided on initial turn in

I will say that the noise level is way down and the ride in a straight line and soft turns is better than the conti's.

I'll come back after the next 500 miles and update

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That's what I am running now and I like them!
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i am running the v12's and like them
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Old Sat, Jun-19-2010, 04:16:05 AM   #4
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I don't have them but plan on getting them as my next tires. I think that you need to let the tires break in longer and then they will handle better.
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Old Sat, Jun-19-2010, 05:07:30 AM   #5
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I got my set 235/255 back in March. They are ok but i believe the stock Conti Sports are much better tires in general. Like you said the initial turn feels kinda lose and I agree with you. The Conti's are much stickier but as street tires the V12's will do and plus they are affordable.
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Old Sat, Jun-19-2010, 09:33:59 AM   #6
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Serious? I've heard great things about the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's and was going to get them as my next set of tires but I absolutely HATED my Continental ContiSports.... if you guys are saying the Continentals were better then the hankooks must be absolute garbage... Most of the reviews I've seen on the Hankooks were positive though..
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the conti's are crap... they have stiff sidewalls which helps initial turn in but their overall grip is garbage. I have them on my M coupe right now (came on the car when I bought it) and they feel good up to about 7/10's then they just go to crap.

They are actually a fun tire because they have such little grip compared to the ps2's, hankooks, or dunlops that they slide around a bit more.

The hankooks are a great tire, it's true they do have softer sidewalls which hurts initial turn in, but really IMO that is a small sacrafice to make considering their price and the fact that in many categories they meet and even exceed the ps2's.

If you want the best all around street tire, hands down the ps2 cannot be beat... but you're going to pay double the price for what IMO isn't that great of a difference.
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I have the v12's on my car right now and I have no complaints
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my brother has v12's and I like them.
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After I put on the Hankooks, I also noticed some weirdness at initial turn in. Finally, this week, after ~1000 miles with the tires on, it feels normal again. I can once again attack curves/corners with zest. But that first 1000 miles of break-in were scary. The DSC was kicking in a lot at turn in. Longest break-in of any tire I've ever used, but they do feel awesome now.
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