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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 Wed, Nov-06-2019, 03:03:51 AM   #1
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Default Need Help: BBS tire setup

I recently bought BBS CH wheels for my e46 m3.

Rim specs: 19x8.5 ET35 Front 19x1010 ET20 Rear

I have Bilstein PSS10 suspension currently installed.

I'm looking to get the Continental Extreme Contact Sports, as I live in WA and want all seasons (unless there's a better tire out there for my setup), and would like to hear your opinion on tires.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIGINAL-BB...orig_cvip=true
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Old Wed, Nov-06-2019, 08:24:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need Help: BBS tire setup

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests...y.jsp?ttid=241

From the Tire Rack site...

Tires Tested
Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS (Ultra High Performance All-Season, 245/40R18 97W)
What We Liked: Sharp, responsive steering feels eager on the road and through the slalom.
What We'd Improve: The wet traction doesn't feel as strong as we remember; prone to understeer when pushed.
Conclusion: An all-around performer that should satisfy any driver, but this is a tough crowd.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06 (Ultra High Performance All-Season, 245/40R18 97Y)
What We Liked: It performs at a high level across the board.
What We'd Improve: The response to steering inputs is a little slow; doesn't feel as athletic on the track as the rest of the group.
Conclusion: Reliable, predictable, feels like an old friend.

Goodyear Eagle Exhilarate (Ultra High Performance All-Season, 245/40R18 97Y)
What We Liked: The wet traction is exceptional; feels right on the road, too.
What We'd Improve: Some undesirable non-linearity in steering response makes it capable, but not completely pleasing on the dry track.
Conclusion: Well done, Goodyear.

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated) (Ultra High Performance All-Season, 245/40R18 97Y)
What We Liked: Still the king of dry all-season performance; excellent in the wet, too.
What We'd Improve: Could use a dose of refinement on the road.
Conclusion: Hits the mark for an Ultra High Performance All-Season tire.

Tire Rack’s independent testing concluded with the Michelin tire garnering the highest rating. Hope this helps.
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Default Re: Need Help: BBS tire setup

I appreciate you showing me the reviews for tires, but I'm trying to find out what tire size I need for the BBs rims I just picked up.
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Default Re: Need Help: BBS tire setup

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I appreciate you showing me the reviews for tires, but I'm trying to find out what tire size I need for the BBs rims I just picked up.
You could have asked that in your original post lol.

Here's a good thread: http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showpost....15&postcount=2

I'll do some of the work for you:

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19":

225/40/19, circumference: 82.0"
and
255/35/19, circumference: 81.8"

235/35/19, circumference: 80.0"
and
265/30/19, circumference: 79.4"

245/35/19, circumference: 80.9"
and
275/30/19, circumference: 80.1"

245/35/19, circumference: 80.9"
and
285/30/19, circumference: 80.8"

255/35/19, circumference: 81.8"
and
285/30/19, circumference: 80.8"
Given your new wheels are 8.5" and 10" wide, these will probably work well, if those tires are offered in that those sizes:

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245/35/19, circumference: 80.9"
and
275/30/19, circumference: 80.1"

245/35/19, circumference: 80.9"
and
285/30/19, circumference: 80.8"
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Default Re: Need Help: BBS tire setup

Thanks man I appreciate the help!
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