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  • 08-22-2005, 01:43 PM

    RA 1's...they wear well, good price too.

  • 07-21-2005, 08:57 AM

    in this case, fitment is more important

    I don't think you could go seriously wrong with RA-1s, SSRs or Michelin PSCs, for that matter. But I think you'll want more tire for your 540 than a 235 or 245, and a lower profile would also help. Do you already have wheels, or are you putting these on your Style 32s? '01 M5
  • 07-19-2005, 03:34 PM

    Toyo RA-1

    Great tire for a beginner as it drives like a stickier street tire and very easy to drive at the limit.<div style="font-family:verdana;">
    Bill Kim
    SoulSpeed Performance
    [email protected]
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  • 07-19-2005, 09:19 AM

    14 ton eh? .... as in ~14,000 kilos = ~30,000 lbs

    Toyo RA-1 or Dunlop SSR if you can find those in your size. <img src="">
  • 07-19-2005, 12:51 AM


    Alright. I finally received the green light to purchace some R compounds for my 1999 540i / 6 for the remainder of this year's driving schools / events. The main one being Road America again in September.

    Not much suspension work on the car. It has upgraded sway bars front and back, along with poly bushings. Will probably have new Koni Sports on before this event, as well. I think an "R" with a stiff sidewall would help immensely, wouldn't it?!? I'm also running the Hawk race pads to help slow the 14 ton monster down.

    Can anyone recommend a good "first" R compound tire or two?!? I'll be running 235 or 245 17 inch. Haven't decided on which width yet. I also will be doing away with the staggered set-up the car has in it's current street form.

    Thanks for any help you can give....


    1999 540i / 6-Speed
    Briarritz Blue / Grey

    Where Does It End?!? Where Did It Begin?!?

    Full Hamann Body Kit
    Xenon Euro-Style Angel Eye Headlights
    Celis Taillights
    Clear Side Markers
    43,908 Coates Of Zaino
    M5 Grill Inserts
    M5 Trunk Spoiler
    Eissenmann "Race" Exhaust
    Resonator Delete
    Benfer Intake
    Energy Systems Polyurethane Sway Bar Bushings
    Dinan Rear Sway
    M5 Front Sway
    Victor Steering Wheel
    Custom-Bolstered Front Seats
    M5 Lighted Shifter
    Blue LED Interior Lighting
    Ultimate Cupholders
    Hardwired Valentine 1
    Racing Dynamics Pedal Set
    Axxis Brake Pads
    Brembo Cross-Drilled & Slotted Rotors
    Stoptech Braided Brake Lines
    CDV Delete
    Rogue Engineering Short Shift Kit
    Rogue Engineereing Tranny Mounts
    M5 3.15 LSD Differential
    M5 Wheel Well Liners
    Bridgestone SO3's On Custom Powdercoated Style 32's

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