I have just replaced the rear tyres on my 325i SE (205 60 15). Due to the excessive cost of michelin tyres I have changed to Unioryal as I thought that they were a pretty good make at a reasonable price. However they have totally ruined the handling of the car. It feels like I am driving with 2 flat tyres - Every roundabout the car feels like it wants to go sideways and the steering requires constsnt adjustment. Has anybody else had this problem. I am beginning to think I should have stuck with Michelins! What are the preferred brands for an E36?
My Bridgestone Turanza LS-H's are awesome for stock spec. tires...word on the street is that Michelin's are super overpriced for what they are turning out these days. UniRoyal...yeah..I leave that box UNCHECKED on tirerack.com...
The only place I ever saw Uniroyal tires was on Ford Windstar Minivans...huge, heavy vans that aren't made for good handling...the tires are very soft and not necessarily made for performance.
I love my Bridgestone Potenzas and I loved my original stock Continentals before that...
__________________ 1996 318i
5 Speed Manual
Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
I just picked up a set of Bridgestone Potenza G009, they were 205/50-15. The tread pattern is vvery agressive and they are only 78 bucks a piece. They are also high performance all season so they will work well through out the country.
To do list:
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens
Originally posted by Deloriant@Jul 26 2004, 09:15 PM All I have to say is "FalkenZX-512's".
I have these on both my 1996 320i and my wife's 1995 318ti. Absolutely FANTASTIC tyres. The grip just blows my mind sometimes. Quiet. Comfortable. And very well priced! I bought them after reading all the excellent reviews out there.
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