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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 Sun, Mar-19-2017, 08:02:36 PM   #31
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That looks like underinflation or perhaps there was a puncture that caused the tire to leak out. When sidewalls fail like that, it's usually due to excessive heat induced by underinflation.
Funny thing is I check tire pressure once a week. Georgia weather is bipolar so I keep an eye on tire pressure. The night before I checked it and it was good. The next morning going to work, cruising at 55mph my tire light popped on and a few seconds later I felt the tire.

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Big time. You simply cannot go WOT in first gear, warm and sunny and dry, with the V12s and expect it to hook. And forget about accelerating away from a turn, no chance.

With PSS, even in stock 255 size, WOT in first hooks easily. Honestly, without exaggerating, I'd say the PSS hooks in the wet nearly as well as the V12 in the dry.

PSS = super glue in all non-super-cold conditions. I run strictly OE sizes on my M3s and I can literally fling my car down a mountain road with reckless abandon and it just grips relentlessly with the PSS'. I've never once had the thought that I need a better, or wider, tire.

V12s are for people who mostly just cruise, and that's totally cool. But if you really like to push the car they simply won't cut it.
I tried a set of V12 on my previous car and would never put them on my current car. However, they aren't as bad as you describe (i.e., that the PSS is "nearly" as good in the wet as V12 in the dry).
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Old Mon, Mar-20-2017, 05:28:29 AM   #33
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Funny thing is I check tire pressure once a week. Georgia weather is bipolar so I keep an eye on tire pressure. The night before I checked it and it was good. The next morning going to work, cruising at 55mph my tire light popped on and a few seconds later I felt the tire.

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That's pretty scary. Was there any sign of a puncture? Not being sarcastic. I mean like a nail or something, but the tire is so destroyed it would be hard to tell.
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Default Re: Continental ExtremeContact Sport reviews

I find it funny how much hate the V12s get on this forum. I just ordered a second set of V12s for my VW that makes 300+ wtq. Those tires have enough grip where I can go WOT in first gear and feel good during some spirited driving. The V12s are a fine tire for daily duties.

I have the Conti DW on my M3 and M Roadster. No complaints for everyday driving. I use the DW on my M3 as my "wet tire" on the track. They work pretty well until it starts to get dry again. I would give the new Sport model a shot.
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Old Mon, Mar-20-2017, 05:35:49 PM   #35
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You have more traction with the engine being in the front

A square set of 275/40/17 for under $700 means this will probably be my next set of rain track tires.
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Well ordered mine from Tire Rack this morning and I'm picking them up tomorrow. There is a $70 mail in rebate so that is a plus. Can't wait to get them on my 260M wheels and tear down a couple of back roads!
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I am considering grabbing these for my new car, and doing a review by both me and my friend that races professionally, would you guys have interest in a thorough writeup on these?
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I am considering grabbing these for my new car, and doing a review by both me and my friend that races professionally, would you guys have interest in a thorough writeup on these?
For sure.
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I am considering grabbing these for my new car, and doing a review by both me and my friend that races professionally, would you guys have interest in a thorough writeup on these?
For sure. Really want a direct comparison between these and the Michelin PSS and PS4S so hopefully Tire Rack or Consumer Reports does one soon.
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I am considering grabbing these for my new car, and doing a review by both me and my friend that races professionally, would you guys have interest in a thorough writeup on these?
sure , would like to read an objective review
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