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      02-01-2011, 02:08 AM   #84
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Drives: 07 335i, 06 M3
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Originally Posted by themyst View Post
The stock RFTs have absolute shit treadwear, stiff ass sidewalls which are bone-jarring on bad pavement and as you said, are heavy and expensive.

In regards to road noise, they aren't that bad compared to my previous set of extreme performance summers (Dunlop Direzza Z1) and aren't the absolute worst in terms of dry traction. But, there are FAR better tires out there. Heck, I think my all-season Continental DWS rival the stock RFTs for dry traction and have better treadlife to boot.
I am running General Exclaims in the front. Nice and light, but much louder than the RFTs.

I have been driving for a few days with my NT05Rs on the rear. Nice launches at the intersection. But I'm afraid to look at how fast they are wearing. I don't even know if they have a treadwear rating. They are supposed to be way below 100 !
2011 Alpine 335d M-Sport 12.34 @ 110.48mph
2017 i3 Terra
2008 Black 335i Sedan. 11.11@ 129.47 mph
2008 Monaco Blue JB3 2.0 335i Coupe. 11.33 @ 132.77 mph (N54 stock turbo trap speed WR)
60-130mph: 6.95 seconds stock turbo WR (.16% slope)