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psybj
02-25-2003, 10:45 AM
Had Contis on my \'01, 18k mi. Have Mich on my \'02, 19k mi. No comparison IMO, the Mich are MUCH better.

Now I must replace the Mich.

GOODYEAR DOESN\'T MAKE TIRES FOR THE 18\" FRONT! Despite their ads, the F1 tires are made for front with 19\", not 18\".

Since most of my driving is high-speed interstate (what a magnificent car this is for such driving), with 19k my rear tires should be replaced soon, my fronts are good.

Has anyone replaced just the rears with tires from another manuf?

My bro knows tires but sez that no theory covers when that works and when it doesn\'t, thus I should ask if anyone has tried it on the ///M3.

At this time I\'m considering getting 03s for the rear, then getting them for the front if I don\'t like the setup, unless someone can give me a good reason/excuse to replace all four.

Thanx in advance.
<br>psybj

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metalman
02-25-2003, 11:13 AM
The S-03's are cheap & by far the best tires on the market!

Just ask shep, lincoln, steve or me!


PS My avg time at the track with r compound tires is 1:25's & with S-03's one day I was consistently doing 1:27's & I hit a high 1:26!

PSS get the lowest profile front & back for even better handling even if the ratios don't perfectly match ie 245/35 & 275/35

cbailey781
02-25-2003, 01:08 PM
Different tires in front versus rear can affect handling. Brake away angles could be different, etc...I don't think it would be a problem with the same type tire...max performance...<br>


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cbailey781
02-25-2003, 01:26 PM
Tirerack doesn't recommend because the M3 handling is sensitive to a mix of compounds.<br>


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psybj
02-26-2003, 01:40 AM
<br>psybj

'02 ///M3 TiS/grey SMG Cpe
'02 Acura TL-S

NEXT(?):
BMW M6 (Deposit placed 1/02)
Jag XKR Cpe
Audi cpe (A8 based, 500hp hopefully)
Infinity cpe/Zcar supercar

PREVIOUS:
'01 ///M3 AW/grey 6sp Cpe
Acura 3.0CL
Dodge Stealth TT AWD
VW Thing
Acura Legend Cpe.
Honda Interceptor
Honda Prelude
M-B 450SL
Piper Cherokee 180
Rx 7
280Z
deTomaso Pantera
260Z
Datsun 510 2dr
Harley-Davidson
VW bugs
MGA Mk.II
Triumph TR-3A
James
Chrysler HEMI
+ Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Chev, Buick, Caddy, Plym, Dodge, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Acura, Mazda and other boring stuff for wife and family.


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