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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 Fri, May-02-2014, 08:20:53 AM   #21
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Default Re: Meaty tire setup for ZCP wheels

My preferred setup is 235/35 - 275/30. In the front, turn in is a little slower than the 225, yet the understeer is tolerable and predictable. The rear feels more planted and tracks better with the 275s. The 265s trammed too much for me and weren't as predictaable as either the 255 or 275. That was with the following Conti DW, DWS, SC3, SC2, and PS.
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Default Re: Meaty tire setup for ZCP wheels

Thank you everyone for your advice and input! I just wanted to come back and let you all know what i decided to go with.


For the front tires

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - 225/40zr/19xl
18mm spacers


rear tires

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - 255/35zr/19xl
12mm spacers


Heres a little teaser shot...




So in the end, not a super meaty tire. Considering ride height and spacers, I didn't want to have the issues of rubbing and with this setup, there is no rubbing. Im happy with the overall look/stance, but more importantly, about the "performance" of the tires.

If anyone wants other pictures of the setup just let me know.


Thanks everyone!

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Old Sun, Jun-22-2014, 12:52:05 PM   #23
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Default Re: Meaty tire setup for ZCP wheels

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Just curious as to why you went with all season tires if you're in SoCal. Thanks!
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Old Sun, Jun-22-2014, 02:09:48 PM   #24
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Default Re: Meaty tire setup for ZCP wheels

micheline a/s is not much cheaper than PSS

oh well, you already bought it
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Thank you everyone for your advice and input! I just wanted to come back and let you all know what i decided to go with.


For the front tires

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - 225/40zr/19xl
18mm spacers


rear tires

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - 255/35zr/19xl
12mm spacers


Heres a little teaser shot...




So in the end, not a super meaty tire. Considering ride height and spacers, I didn't want to have the issues of rubbing and with this setup, there is no rubbing. Im happy with the overall look/stance, but more importantly, about the "performance" of the tires.

If anyone wants other pictures of the setup just let me know.


Thanks everyone!

Performance? You put an all season tire on, there is nothing about performance with that setup.
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Old Sun, Jun-22-2014, 04:21:04 PM   #26
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I run the the stock size Mich pilot A/S on the street cause thats what it came with when i bought it used. I then had another set of 245/275's for the track and loved it after driving it. As soon as the A/S wear out i am going back to the 245/275 daily.

I will run A/S tires in Memphis as we get TONS of rain and occasional sleet and snow in the winter months.

The stock sizes do not provide enough rim protection. I bought the car and all the wheels had curb rash. I had it and just touched a curb ( and couldn't believe it touched the rim. My mistake but i got zero rim protection from the 255 in the rear. Just laying the rims down in the garage you could see and hear the difference in rim protection.

I do agree that the stock sizes tramline less, less noise and less feel. So if you want more feel and performance and protection go wider. If you don't any more feel, NVH, and steering feedback, stay stock.
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Just curious as to why you went with all season tires if you're in SoCal. Thanks!

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micheline a/s is not much cheaper than PSS

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Performance? You put an all season tire on, there is nothing about performance with that setup.

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I run the the stock size Mich pilot A/S on the street cause thats what it came with when i bought it used. I then had another set of 245/275's for the track and loved it after driving it. As soon as the A/S wear out i am going back to the 245/275 daily.

I will run A/S tires in Memphis as we get TONS of rain and occasional sleet and snow in the winter months.

The stock sizes do not provide enough rim protection. I bought the car and all the wheels had curb rash. I had it and just touched a curb ( and couldn't believe it touched the rim. My mistake but i got zero rim protection from the 255 in the rear. Just laying the rims down in the garage you could see and hear the difference in rim protection.

I do agree that the stock sizes tramline less, less noise and less feel. So if you want more feel and performance and protection go wider. If you don't any more feel, NVH, and steering feedback, stay stock.

Thanks for your feedback. The reason for going with the all season tires was based off three things. First: wear life (15,000 pss vs 22,500 a/s), second: price (got a better deal on the a/s), and third, class: what tire best suits my driving. This is my daily, so I wanted them to last longer, and I wanted a more comfortable ride with this setup. The previous tires that came on the car were a set of Khumo Ecsta’s so there is a performance difference. Car feels great, and performs great. When their life is done we’ll see whats next.. Thanks.

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Sigh. So many opinions.

The Pilot AS.3 kicks ass as a performance tire. Far better than a cheap summer tire. I know because I ran them back to back with PSS. Very small treadeoff for pure street use but a smoother ride.

Don't believe me? Read the TR tests.

OP, you did great. Sizes are perfect, too.
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Sigh. So many opinions.

The Pilot AS.3 kicks ass as a performance tire. Far better than a cheap summer tire. I know because I ran them back to back with PSS. Very small treadeoff for pure street use but a smoother ride.

Don't believe me? Read the TR tests.

OP, you did great. Sizes are perfect, too.
this. i have the as3 and they are on par with super sports on hauling ass street driving. not sure about track events.
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