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      09-12-2012, 11:46 AM   #1
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Best tire?

I know the answers I get will be subjective, but I need new tires on my 12 135i.

I really wanted nitto invos all around but for the rear I currently have 245/35/18s

Question is, the only invo available for the rear is a 245/45/18

How much of a difference will this be? Will it fit, will it work?

I'm a huge fan of nittos and would love this tire. If that will not fit what's a good tire I can go to, NON runflat, that is a great performer in all conditions, preferably dry.
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      09-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #2
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That size will not work in the rear. It will be too high and scrape the top of your wheelwell liner.

You don't want to go screwing around with aspect ratios too much.

This question will get you infinite different answers.

I can recommend looking at the Michelin PSS if you're DDing it in wet conditions. Yoko AD08's if you're predominantly in Dry or racing it. Tristan also just won SCCA national's on Dunlop Direzza's giving them the let up this year in our class (STU).
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      09-12-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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It's my wife's car so it has to be safe in all conditions but the run flats suck all together. When I drive it I feel like in driving with super hard rubber. Rear tires spin at will with traction off. It even couldn't pull a better then 2.3 60 ft. That's embarrassing.

I just need a great tire that will HOOK!! Hell I'd put a drag radial on it Cept that's super unsafe in the rain.

I did see the pss and ps3 as potential tires. Also thinking about putting 235 in the front and 265 in the rear. Also trying not to break the bank lol
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      09-12-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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So you want the best tire but you dont want to spend best-tire-money? :huh: the MPSS were great on my STI, but comparable cost wise to the OEM RFTs. I plan on getting them with my summer setup next spring, while burning through the RFTs this fall. The Z1 StarSpecs are real good too but didn't rate as well in wet traction to the PSS, not to mention they are like 2lbs per tire heavier in similar sizes.
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What's better. PSS or PS2?
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      09-12-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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From my research, the best all around summer DD tire that can be brought to the track for a weekend warrior is the MPSS assuming you require semi-frequent wet performance. The AD08 and StarSpecs are a close second if you don't need frequent wet performance.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=148&affiliate=TX3&bPostID=pos t-id-d27b1f80-eee2-4a90-9df9-c0b9a1b8bbc9

That was some good scientific information also.
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      09-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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Looks like I'll
Be putting on 235/40s in the from and 265/35s MPSSs here in the future. Thanks all
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Looks like I'll
Be putting on 235/40s in the from and 265/35s MPSSs here in the future. Thanks all
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      09-12-2012, 02:36 PM   #9
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What's better. PSS or PS2?
PSS!!


Clearly IF you want the best tires out there.... Michelin PSS are them!
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      09-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #10
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I just got my PSSs yesterday.
They definitely make the car feel different. Less jittery.

Where I was driving yesterday gave me no opportunity to push them and they need a hundred miles or two to wear-in I think.

They were definitely pricey. I could have just put new rear RFTs on and since the front's were fine (backs were close to smooth at 9300 mi) and saved quite a bit but those RFTs were bricks. Made the car sound like it was banging around.
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      09-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #11
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If you want to buy big brand: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

If you want a great tire and dont mind trying a new name:
Achilles ATR Sport

The Achilles is great in the wet and in the dry, and some folks report it holds up great on the track, but all in all I would get track tires for the track. This is a fantastic DD tire and the price is phenomenal since you're not paying for the "name."
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      09-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #12
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I can't speak to the Achilles (new to me), but please...you're buying a
helluva lot more than a "name" when you invest in a set of Michelins.
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I'm pretty happy with my Eagle F1 Assymetric 2's in wet and dry conditions.
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I can't speak to the Achilles (new to me), but please...you're buying a
helluva lot more than a "name" when you invest in a set of Michelins.
For $1000-1300 you better be. Note that I never knocked Michelin, after all I recommended them as the best "big name" tire. Get me?
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...after all I recommended them as the best "big name" tire. Get me?
But you implied that the extra dough for the Michelins was all about paying
for "the name." It's not.

Get me?.....Bub?
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If you buy a big name you are paying more for it. Prove me wrong. Now eat your troll kibble.
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If you buy a big name you are paying more for it. Prove me wrong.
Of course you're paying more. The point is you're paying more for the quality...not the "name". Did you pay more for your BMW
than you would have for a Suzuki? There's a reason successful companies develop a "name". They're better. And folks pay more
for better. Can I make this any clearer for you?

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Now eat your troll kibble.
Yeah...I'M the troll.
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That doesn't mean the Suzuki is inferior in functional quality. I'm not going to argue with a tire snob. Hopefully the OP got what he needed.
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