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  1. have u experienced tyre/suspension change effects? 
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    Finding it hard to think of a title that explains exactly what i mean, but hopefully u get what i'm trying to say, so here goes.
    I have had my car at bmw because the steering feels vague, they told me the rear bushes were naff, the front track rod had play in it, and the tyres are crap, (front scudo stunners.) so i replaced the rear bushes with powerflex, put on a new track rod(bilstein) and did the front bushes to powerflex as well. i had an alignment check just before i put the rear bushes on and the front was out, so i adjusted it to how many turns i thought the graph showed! Any way i took it today to get tracked up and the rears were toeing in, but the front was spot on, so they charged me £35 all in. now i explained to the guy that it ain't very sharp, and he said the tyres were crap also.
    So has any 1 had rubbish tyres with rubbish handleing, has changing the tyres made the car feel tighter? i struggle with that concept, or should i get the eibach springs? what will tighten the car up?
    Has any 1 experianced either change with an opinion.
     
     

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    I would go with better tyres first I had nightmare tyres on before and the car was all over the place-Put michellins on and immediately made a huge difference-Much better grip which in turn improved handling.Also miaking sure you have the correct pressure for your car will help too
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    I would go with better tyres first I had nightmare tyres on before and the car was all over the place-Put michellins on and immediately made a huge difference-Much better grip which in turn improved handling.Also miaking sure you have the correct pressure for your car will help too
    thats the sort of response i am after! did it make the cruiseing and slow speed driving more tight though, can tyres really make that much of a difference? especially with striaght line driving.
     
     

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    experiencing exactly the same problem! Am looking for recommended tyre type for 18" M3 alloys on an E46. Guys at BMtec in manchester reckon the tyre choice can make a huge difference to the handling on many BMs.
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    Yep going round corners much better-cruising on the highway much better no drifting better at accelerating without spinning the wheels.Just all round better and you don't have to declare them as modifications to your insurance company too
     
     

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    Brought mine with Pilots on the back that only had 1.6mm left (I knew before buying so haggled). Car was awful when try to slow round bends so had new, middle band Falcons put on that suit my driving style and what a difference they've made. I don't think anyone could really get across in words how important it is to have decent tyres in all 4 corners and how it effects to whole ride, handling, accelleration, stopping etc.

    Just like StK said - try tyres before anything else.
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    backs are a decent tyre, its just the fronts. Will keep an eye out for some. really wanted the eibach though
     
     

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    Well nothing stopping you putting the eibach's on too but makes no sense having decent suspension if you going to ruin it by having low grade tyres
     
     

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    i had camacs on the rear (good fun in the wet) and non matching cheapies on the front but then fitted alloys with a matching set of Kenda Kaiser KR20 tyres which are budget tyres but they have been great. they seem very grippy and they stick to the road, i gave them some real stick in the corners last weekend and didnt slip n slide and turned in great and steering felt positive.
     
     

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    I've had a good experience with Kenda's too.. Swapped my F1's off the old 328 for them - It was literally like driving on ice in the wet with those things on! I'm liking kuhmo's at the moment..
     
     

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