Hi all -
A little background:
This weekend, I got a chance to get out on an awesome twisty road for the first time since having my suspension upgraded to Dinan stage III, which has camber plates, thicker swaybars, koni adjustables and stiff springs. All in all it's supposed to be a kick-ass system, and not cheap (what do you expect from Dinan?). I've got the '96 M3 17" multispokes with BRAND NEW pilot sports 245/40 rear and 225/45 front, which is the stock size for the '96 M3 wheels. I just bought the car, and the tires were brand new when I picked it up.
a friend of mine showed me the road. he's a great driver with a '92 325is w/ a full M3 suspension, x-brace and 17" wheels with P7000 tires.
My problem is this: we were both terrified by how my back end slips out. His car feels like it's on rails, and my car should feel far better. My body roll is certainly less, but the pilot sports don't even make a sound before slipping right out. We had to back way off on our driving for fear of spinning. not good.
I had a Kawasaki ZX6R; when I bought a new tire for the rear they told me to take it really easy for the first 200 miles or so until I'd worn down some of the rubber. They said it would be really slippery. Is this possibly the case with my new pilot sports?
I'm going to go back to the guys who installed the suspension and ask their advice, but I don't feel the back end should just slip out without warning and WAY too early. I've also thought it could be the tire pressure (I need to check it, but I assumed they would have done it with the 4-wheel alignment and suspension testing...). I just hope it's not something serious. There aren't any noises or anything, and it feels great up until it slips out, which is at about 30% of when you'd expect it to. Yeah, about 70% early, if that makes sense. I haven't tried to get on the throttle to correct, but it feels like they would just keep spinning out even further.
any advice is appreciated.
Now: '95 ///M3 JC chip & CAI, JTD under
'95 325is sport highly modified R.I.P.