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