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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 Tue, May-31-2011, 06:53:15 PM   #11
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Default Re: Choosing tires; go with bridgestone re-11 or michelin super sports

Hah i've gotten good at dodging them. Im originally from NC so wasnt used to dodging them every 5 seconds.
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Old Tue, May-31-2011, 06:56:58 PM   #12
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Default Re: Choosing tires; go with bridgestone re-11 or michelin super sports

OP - if your car is street-driven, the PSS will be the "better tire". The advantage of "extreme performance summer" tires like the RE-11 (and Star Spec, XS, AD08, NT05, etc) is that they are supposed to grip a little better in the dry for a little longer under hard, high-heat usage. This is "in general", because I've never driven the PSS but have driven a few extreme tires and a number of good "max performance" tires (which is the same class as the PSS).

PSS will probably last longer, have a softer, quieter ride, and still provide MORE than enough grip on the street. Not sure on the $$$ comparison at those outlandish () sizes...
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Old Wed, Jun-01-2011, 01:12:25 AM   #13
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Default Re: Choosing tires; go with bridgestone re-11 or michelin super sports

I have the RE-11 drove on them all through out the winter season, about 10k miles on them, they still have alot of tread on them. I love them they stick like super glue between 2 fingers. I dont get anything else but bridgestones for cars and bikes.
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Old Wed, Jun-01-2011, 02:09:20 AM   #14
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Default Re: Choosing tires; go with bridgestone re-11 or michelin super sports

I would go for the newest model ie Super Sports and I also have PS3 which new model also and it's great, but tire shop told me not much difference between them.
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Old Wed, Jun-01-2011, 03:43:56 AM   #15
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Why those sizes?
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Old Wed, Jun-01-2011, 11:47:54 AM   #16
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Default Re: Choosing tires; go with bridgestone re-11 or michelin super sports

I can put my two cents in for what its worth...
My e36 M3 has the PSS on them (stock 17" setup) and they are amazing! Hardly any flat spotting from sitting, quite and have amazing grip.
My e46 M3 has the RE-11's on it (245/35 19 and 275/30 19) and like them equally as much overall. They will flat spot when sitting for a while but round up quickly. Don't notice any noise difference but again, two completely different M's.
My cars do not see rain or track so I cannot compare all conditions. OP sounds like his car is treated the same so that's why I posted.
Would I put another set of Bridgestones on the car? certainly yes.
Why would I choose them over the Michelin? $$$$$$$$$$$ A lot of scratch is saved!
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Old Wed, Jun-01-2011, 12:22:15 PM   #17
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Default Re: Choosing tires; go with bridgestone re-11 or michelin super sports

The supersports are clownshoes compared to RE-11's


and yes I have had multiple sets of each.
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No experience with the PSS but I have been using RE11s and PS2s on 18" square setup for track in my E46 ZCP. Advantage goes to the RE11 in terms of grip and overall performance. Don't know about tread wear yet as the RE11s have only seen 4 days of HPDE thus far, while the PS2s saw about 6 days and held up well. I also use PS2s for street use and are more than adequate. I did have a tire blowout on Toyo Proxes and will likely not use those again.

Plus I won the RE11s in a Bridgestone raffle so they were free . Hope this helps.
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The supersports are clownshoes compared to RE-11's

and yes I have had multiple sets of each.
care to explain?
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The supersports are clownshoes compared to RE-11's


and yes I have had multiple sets of each.
You must go through tires quickly!! and if so, you must be tracking the tires. Not sure if the OPs goal is for a better 'track' tire.
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