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      09-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Best tires for 07 335i sport package

Hey guys,

The search didn't seem to work well, so I am going to start this topic in search for a good answer.

What tires do you guys recommend with more power? Summer tire would probably be best or is there a good all season also? I have the 07 335i sport package with the stock 18" rims and will be going with the Cobb tuner soon on the stock platform and hoping for around 400 whp with my tuner going through the map to get the most out of it safely. Is it possible to squeeze a little wider rear on, like a 265 or 275? What size tires and brands are recommended? I'd rather stay away from RFT's also since they seem very noisy and not too good on preventing wheel spin.

I also put a topic in wheels and tires, but figured I may get the best answer from the guys that know here in FI because of the added power.
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Hey guys,

The search didn't seem to work well, so I am going to start this topic in search for a good answer.

What tires do you guys recommend with more power? Summer tire would probably be best or is there a good all season also? I have the 07 335i sport package with the stock 18" rims and will be going with the Cobb tuner soon on the stock platform and hoping for around 400 whp with my tuner going through the map to get the most out of it safely. Is it possible to squeeze a little wider rear on, like a 265 or 275? What size tires and brands are recommended? I'd rather stay away from RFT's also since they seem very noisy and not too good on preventing wheel spin.

I also put a topic in wheels and tires, but figured I may get the best answer from the guys that know here in FI because of the added power.
lose the rfts. i found this car and driver article pretty helpful when i searched for my summer tires. i personally went with the hankook v12 after some research and did not regret it; good grip on wet and dry tarmac and priced lower than all the other high end sports tires.

while wider tires is not be a bad idea with more added horse power but i would recommend wider rims as i believe wider tires for you stocks would be kind of pointless. someone correct me if i'm wrong.

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I have the hankook v12's and dont like them. They are ok for the money, but still not very sticky imo. Would not buy again.
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Michelin Pilot Super Sport.

+1 Love these tires
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there is a dedicated tyre-Wheel section....
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Michelin Pilot Super Sport.
I have Michelin PSS for daily driving and LOVE them. I have Bridgestone Potenza RE11 for the track and LOVE those too (actually slightly better than PSS in my opinion). Both of these are head and shoulders above any other tire out there in terms of performance in my opinion. They are more expensive too so "bang for the buck" is probably still Hankook's selling point...so get Hankooks if you want performance on a relatively reasonable budget. But if you got the cash go with one of the ones I mention above.
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there is a dedicated tyre-Wheel section....
The OP stated that he posted there also but wanted to get this section's opinion as well because of the added power component to the question.
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Thanks a lot for the replys guys.

I'll look into the Michelin and Bridgestones. Is it possible to go with a 265 or 275 on the back on the stock 07 18" rims? I'd like to go a little wider than 255 if at all possible. Maybe go with a 265 or 275/35 or 40/18 on the rear? If not, maybe go with a 255/40/18? I know the speedo is fast by about 3 mph, so maybe going with the 40 series over the 35 on the rear will help a bit. I believe the speed sensor is on the trans, but could be wrong. The stock size I'll keep on the front; 225/40/18.
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Michelin PSS's. I just put them on my 135i and took it for a 3000 mile vacation trip and am amazed and how well it does everything. Went from TX to MD through TN and drove in every summer condition with wet and dry on smooth, bumpy, gravel, asphault, concrete straights and twisties in the mountains. The cost is fairly high but still cheaper than what they wanted to replaced my RFT's. Even in the rain with Cobb Stage 2+ it grips most of the time in 2nd where the RFT's were occasionally losing grip in the dry. Slightly quieter than the stocks but a slightly softer ride on certain bumps. But in reality from what I hear any non RFT is a major upgrade and some brands you can buy 2 tires for the price of 1 run flat.
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+ 1,000,000,000,000 on the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Not only do they perform phenomially at the track, I can cut mid-3 second 0-60 times with LSD, tune and meth on a 6AT, AND these tires are quiet and great in the rain. Best of all worlds and no compromises, especially since they are priced right. You will love them on your 335, particularly with an e85 tune as you will be making as much peak torque as your S2000.
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Wider than a 255 on the stock wheels is worthless. Stick with the Michelins as a top tier performance tire. Many others can fight for the second best tire, but they fall short to the Michelins in comfort, dry or wet grip, road noise, or some other aspect.
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Michelin PSS it is then; thanks. The price for a set seems pretty fair at $868 after rebate through TireRack also. I'll also probably go with the 255/40's on the rear instead of the 35's to help fix the speedo and get a little more sidewall for flex in dig races. What do you guys think?

I know this topic was more geared towards the wheel and tire area, but wanted the upped horsepower crowds input on what to get and I appreciate all the help.
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Michelin PSS it is then; thanks. The price for a set seems pretty fair at $868 after rebate through TireRack also. I'll also probably go with the 255/40's on the rear instead of the 35's to help fix the speedo and get a little more sidewall for flex in dig races. What do you guys think?

I know this topic was more geared towards the wheel and tire area, but wanted the upped horsepower crowds input on what to get and I appreciate all the help.
Check out the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2's They are similar in design to the Conti Extreme Contact DW and have been great tires so far
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Re-11 and PSS are both very good choices. I would take the Re-11 over the PSS though.
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These work well for me.
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If I didn't daily drive on Nitto NT555R drag radials (285/35), I would go with Michelin Pilot Super Sports. They are probably as close to a drag radial/R-compound that you can get in a regular summer tire.

I used to have Dunlop Direzzas. Good bang for the buck, but left a lot on the table. I currently have NT05s on the front paired with the DRs on the back.
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I just got the Michelin PSS installed on my e60 and I love them! I have had the V12 on other cars and they performed very well, but I had to treat the 5 with the PSS. They are softer and significantly more quiet/comfortable than the old run flats. Wet or dry traction has not been an issue and hydro planing resistance has been amazing! The PSS will not disappoint.
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Thanks again for all the help guys. You've definitely helped me figure out which tire to go with. I'll probably start with the PSS to see how I like them.
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I went 235 front, 265 rear on pss, car feels planted to the road, im pushng 400 hp ,drives much better than stock size

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Nitto NT-05 - Best tire I have had on the car.

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